So, my Camaro Club gets hired by Mecum to drive all of the cars when they do their auctions in Chicago. After dropping off a '51 Chevy pickup in the sold lot, next in line for me was a '78 Trans Am. I didn't really get a good look at it, I just hopped in, but it looked like a really nice 2nd gen T/A with nice paint. Anyway, there was some goof up, (my fault ) in the order of the cars, so I ended up driving it back and forth for about an hour. The owner joked that I had driven his car more than he had. It gave me a chance to really appreciate what a nice car it was. It was a Y82, T/A 6.6 4 speed. It had 150,000 miles on it but was restored to an extremely high level. The owner, BTW, is a car restorer. I asked him how much he wanted to get out of it. He said that the reserve was $60K but he wouldn't take a penny under $54K. I thought to myself....umm, good luck with that, bro.
Anyhoozit, people were all over this car as I was driving up. It went up to $35K in a second. Several seconds later $45K, then $55K. It finally sold for $68,000. Incredible!
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