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73 triple black is now available (again) $$$$$

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Wow, that is crazy money!  I thought $46k was a lot for it.  I guess black sells, wonder what it would have brought if it was still factory white????

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Many dealers ask double a car's value,

and often double what they just paid.

I've seen MORE than double being asked.

Asking prices are sometimes so high

that they are really irrelevant, so don't assume

they will get even close to that price.

 

Black may be seen today as a sporty color--

there are an awful lot of blacks, whites, and grays

filling today's somber parking lots--

but in 1973 black was seen as more of a formal

color, or even one reserved for funerals.  In the

late 1970's, a friend of my parents' bought a new

1977 Lincoln Town Car.  He wanted black, but the

dealer told him it would be hard to resell to anything

but a funeral home, so he got a beautiful maroon.

 

I think a good, fair mark-up between friends or

fellow Buick hobbyists is a much better path to take.

 

 

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9 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Many dealers ask double a car's value,

and often double what they just paid.

I've seen MORE than double being asked.

Asking prices are sometimes so high

that they are really irrelevant, so don't assume

they will get even close to that price.

 

Black may be seen today as a sporty color--

there are an awful lot of blacks, whites, and grays

filling today's somber parking lots--

but in 1973 black was seen as more of a formal

color, or even one reserved for funerals.  In the

late 1970's, a friend of my parents' bought a new

1977 Lincoln Town Car.  He wanted black, but the

dealer told him it would be hard to resell to anything

but a funeral home, so he got a beautiful maroon.

 

I think a good, fair mark-up between friends or

fellow Buick hobbyists is a much better path to take.

 

 

Thank you for your remarks. I just never understood how manufacturers determined color schemes for automobiles. Your explanation regarding the color black on cars made me more aware. Also, purchasing a vintage car at a fair markup from another club member is an outstanding way to acquire a vintage automobile. One purchase of a vintage car from a dealer was a lesson I dearly paid.

RRB

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