Some facts about the winning bidder.
- He's bid on four other VM's (and lost) since February, which sold for between $55K and $80K.
- On the first, he placed eight bids, but the car sold to someone else for $80K.
- On the other auctions, he placed only one or two bids, but dropped out.
- On this one, there was no last minute frenzy. The next to last bid came the night before, and the winning bid the following morning topped that by only $500.
So, our man seems to know what he wanted, came to know the market for the car that he was after, may have been reluctant to pay that much at first, but in the end realized that's what the number is today.
Maybe he didn't like the color of Troy's car, but I think he felt that Roy's 'standing' among sellers on Bat, for want of a better term and whether justified or not, may be tied to the cars' marketability in his mind.
He bids pretty frequently on BaT, on cars as varied as a Fiat Abarth, a Factory Five Cobra, a hot-rodded '62 Dodge Dart, a 66 'Vette, and a '64 Impala lowrider, although he only hung on to win one other of those, the Cobra (which he bought just last month for $65K).
So, does he collect randomly, buy and sell often for short-term profit, or have just enough spare change to go after the oddball offering that grabs him?
Dunno, but the only thing he seems to have consistently and methodically pursued over the past year has been a VM from a seller he knows.
And oh, one other thing. He has consistently asked sellers for driving videos, sometimes 'aggressive' driving videos, when they weren't originally offered.
Is this the most interesting man on BaT?