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stupid money

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:44 pm

I know the prices of baywindows have gone up...but wow. Granted, asking price is not transactional price, but looking at the Samba recently :cyclopsani: To put this into perspective, I bought a rust free, driving Westfalia in St, Paul, MN about 15 years ago for $3k. OG paint, all of the little accessories (cot, table, curtains,stool, unmolested interior, etc) and drove it back to Detroit, MI. After I get the rebuilt engine installed (see my boring engine thread), and do some minor cosmetics, a realistic asking price would be $20k-$25k. Not that I've got any immediate plans to sell it...but wow.

I had a bus in college about 30 years ago, and the fond memories is why I bought this one 15 years ago. 15 years ago the splitties were expensive, but the Bays (obviously) were still affordable. I feel fortunate that I was able to buy one back then...if they were anywhere near the prices they are today back then, it would have been a pipe dream.
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Re: stupid money

Post by JLT » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:00 pm

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:44 pm
15 years ago the splitties were expensive, but the Bays (obviously) were still affordable.
Whereas in the 1970s, it was the bays that were expensive and the splitties that were dirt cheap. Such are the vagaries of economics.
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(sometimes towing a '65 Allstate single-wheel trailer)
Former buses: '61 17-window Deluxe "Pink Bus"
'70 Frankenwestie "Blunder Bus"
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