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Classic Gary
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« on: June 01, 2014, 11:10:54 PM »

going up for auction next year in scottsdale, wonder if the green 69 z28 will be there?
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 10:23:05 AM »

Is that the one with the 'RS' on the grille, the questionable history, the previous owner who surfaced and then disappeared amidst threats against him after commenting that the VIN attached to it came from a car he scrapped years prior, and that went for something like $129,000 a few years back?
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 10:23:47 AM »

The whole inventory has not been posted yet.  Hope he is okay!
BJ's announcement, so far.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 01:17:41 PM »

Here is another article with some pictures of his collection. I do not see the Green Z in any of the pictures (including backgrounds).

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ron-prattes-entire-car-collection-will-be-auctioned-in-2015-photo-gallery-81949.html

Is his collection open to public viewing?

Interesting how the article comments on how he cashed out of the home building market at just the right time. I hope his timing of cashing out of the car market doesn't follow the same course!

It will be interesting to see the net profit (or loss) of his collection over the years.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 01:29:44 PM »

He paid way too much for some of those vehicles to make any money....  but I'm sure that was not his goal..  seems he was looking for means to give back to charity...  some deserving.. (and maybe some not so deserving ...)

Didn't he pay over 20M for that ugly dang GM bus/van/whatever it was?
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 01:49:13 PM »

going up for auction next year in scottsdale, wonder if the green 69 z28 will be there?
Is that the one with the 'RS' on the grille, the questionable history, the previous owner who surfaced and then disappeared amidst threats against him after commenting that the VIN attached to it came from a car he scrapped years prior, and that went for something like $129,000 a few years back


Classic Gary aren't you the previous owner?
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 02:51:05 PM »

I thought the attorneys got involved with the Rally Green Z. Maybe he got his money back? Never really heard the out come of all that.

There was a guy in my area who did a lot of Corvette resto's as well as other muscle cars. The place is gone now. Rumor I heard was that he's in jail now for misrepresenting some Corvette that he sold several years ago.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 07:18:40 PM »

He paid way too much for some of those vehicles to make any money....  but I'm sure that was not his goal..  seems he was looking for means to give back to charity...  some deserving.. (and maybe some not so deserving ...)

Didn't he pay over 20M for that ugly dang GM bus/van/whatever it was?
I believe he paid a little over 4 million for the futureliner.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 11:50:56 AM »

I thought the attorneys got involved with the Rally Green Z. Maybe he got his money back? Never really heard the out come of all that.

There was a guy in my area who did a lot of Corvette resto's as well as other muscle cars. The place is gone now. Rumor I heard was that he's in jail now for misrepresenting some Corvette that he sold several years ago.

well i dont know what happened, nobody ever came knocking on my door, and Waters is racing at bonneville. so who knows?
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