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Title: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 17, 2019, 12:14:42 AM
There is an auction Saturday in West Palm to sell the a bunch of cars some guy's collection.  Looks to be about 170 lots but way too many look to just be parts/scrap.  I want to go since he is the guy I sold my Checker taxi to probably 6+ years ago and it is one of the lots.  When I sold it I was hoping it would go to someone with the deep pockets needed to give it a good restoration but it appears to have sat outside since he got it and appears much worse for wear.  He looks to maybe be a bit of hoarder as most of those cars seem to have sat neglected outside for a long time. 

Anyways, there isn't enough there for me to justify a 4 hour drive down, but if anyone is going I would really appreciate some pictures of the car.  I'm really curious about it and there are just a few pictures in the auction listing. 

http://www.neverettauctions.com/2019/05/18/dave-rupps-private-rat-collection-auction/
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 17, 2019, 07:12:53 AM
the bulk of those cars have been outside since the 2005 hurricanes, untouched. the only building on the property had the roof blow off, and the walls fell down a couple years later.

there are also cars that are being added. not really trusting of that. i'll probably go, but it's all trash if it was on that property. the dave rupp name has been used in other car auctions this year.

i took a ton of pictures of this place and the cars 5 years ago, because of all the rare stuff just sitting there. movie cars, munsters vehicle, betty boop wind up car, a split window 60s bug, etc...

:)
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: HFK on May 17, 2019, 07:41:41 AM
What a mess. So many nice cars that are basically scrap now. Some could be parts vehicles and maybe a dozen could be restored and that is being generous.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: Sid on May 17, 2019, 08:32:17 AM
Wow... That's really sad but I would love to see some pictures.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: stf on May 17, 2019, 10:28:41 AM
Wow... That's really sad but I would love to see some pictures.
click the link, there are dozens of pics
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 17, 2019, 04:21:42 PM
click the link, there are dozens of pics

ya, but some pictures are cars being bought in. i can tell you, by the link's pictures, of what has been sitting there physically since 2005.

where's the split window vw? that was the nicest car left out there back in 2014.

doug's checker never hit this location. this location has been untouched since 2005 (except some security), with lawsuits going on with multiple insurance companies over damage/hurricane coverage.

as they sat, they got much worse.

the triumph bikes were in the garage, as well as the coke paraphernalia...
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: Sid on May 17, 2019, 05:28:52 PM
k7.  If you do end up going take lots of pics.  I'd love to see them.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 17, 2019, 09:21:32 PM
Mine was the yellow taxi with the ""NC Taxi" on the quarter panels.  If anyone is interested in it I posted on the village with details of condition when I listed it on ebay http://villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?topic=17206.msg151583#msg151583  I have no idea if anything else was done to it since then and from what I can see there is a bit more rust, paint fade, and the taxi light on the roof is missing - I hope someone patched the hole when it was removed since the interior was in pretty good condition when I sold it. 

Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 17, 2019, 09:30:25 PM
ah, most of those cars were actually buried in tree overgrowth. there's more cars than i thought were even tucked under all that foilage.

in 2014, this car was in near perfect shape (i think this one had been there for only a couple of months...). so there you go...it's all trash now:

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/auctionmobility-wordpress-node-4/wp-content/uploads/neverettauctions/2019/05/27161656/98_1.jpg)

i remember dug's checker cab. it's in much worst shape, but it wasn't out there (in plain site) when i last was, roughly 2016...

i can tell some of the stuff they've added. both buses, for example. there were zero buses out there.

all the coke stuff was also inside, with the triumph bikes.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 17, 2019, 10:14:29 PM
After looking at the auction pictures I think that bug would be the only thing I would bid on. 
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 17, 2019, 10:25:33 PM
if i didn't have to drop 100 bucks to prebid and then wait all damm day, i would own that bug. ;D

but as it is, i will probably run, snap some pics and get a bunch of dug's ride, hopefully. trying to get mojo116 to run out there with me. :)

and i powered up my old PC (2 upgrades since), and found some of the pics i took in 2015...you can recognize some of the cars in the auction from my snaps.

and that garage i was in? it completely fell apart in 2016ish...probably explains why some auction cars are squished...

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Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 17, 2019, 10:37:52 PM
this is the thread that made me jump the fence back in '15 to get a lot of pictures. :) i'll have to dig up another old PC to see if they're on another HDD.

hurricane matthew leveled most of the remaining 2 buildings...

https://barnfinds.com/mystery-palm-beach-collection/

they are ALL parts cars, per Rupp a few years ago...not including cars/buses being shipped in for auction. this was basically a graveyard after multiple hurricanes, insurance issues.

oh, and it has been cherry picked already, from the barnfinds thread and my pics vs what's up for auction. :P
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 17, 2019, 10:42:43 PM
Since most everything else there is trashed it wouldn't be surprising if the beetle goes for a decent price. 

Thanks in advance for any pictures!
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 17, 2019, 10:46:56 PM
Since most everything else there is trashed it wouldn't be surprising if the beetle goes for a decent price. 

Thanks in advance for any pictures!

hey dug? did you sell that checker to rupp? it's his collection...the dunn name was also thrown around, but it sounds like it's rupps collection. rupp owned moroso raceway at some point.

i can tell you at least in late 2015, your checker was not on this property. that's promising, it probably still runs. :)
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 17, 2019, 10:55:03 PM
Yes, it was Dave Rupp who bought it.  I have a some emails from him when we were making arrangements for shipping from Jacksonville.  I think I talked to him a couple times to figure out payment and logistics.  The transaction went great and he seemed like a good guy from the limited times I dealt with him.  I wonder if he is still around or maybe passed on and the family is clearing up the estate?

Also, from the email I sent him it was picked up from my place on 5/26/13.  I can't remember anything about where it was actually shipped though.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 17, 2019, 11:01:47 PM
rumors are that he passed away. other folks have stated for decades that he would not sell anything.  :)  he loved cars, but this location was just weird...to see these all sit outside and rot. it was easy to spot from drive bys.

he owned moroso raceway prior to 1981, and ran a fort lauderdale auction house in the last 10 years. i'll find out more tomorrow, being nosey. :P

this is the second car auction with his name attached to it...the other one was late 2018.

the building housed waste management in 2003. i wanted a mr. peanut that i saw inside:

(https://i.ibb.co/jMTTtLG/IMG-2750-Large.jpg) (https://ibb.co/sw227FQ)
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: Turboderf on May 18, 2019, 12:32:42 PM
I went by this morning that stuff is in very rough shape if you needed part for a project and it was really HOT out there
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 18, 2019, 01:21:39 PM
My checked sold for $1500 - I can't really see the condition but that might a good deal for someone.  If I remember correctly I sold it to this guy for around $4,600 and he also paid to get it shipped to south Florida. 
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 18, 2019, 03:57:58 PM
My checked sold for $1500 - I can't really see the condition but that might a good deal for someone.  If I remember correctly I sold it to this guy for around $4,600 and he also paid to get it shipped to south Florida.

he had a $15,000 price tag on it. :P i have a video of your checker as it was auctioned off, below.

it's rusted out...everywhere. the hood was flexing, and it wasnt' popped...this is dug's car...i'll be posting more of the horror stories in follow up posts below.



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Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 18, 2019, 04:12:17 PM
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Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 18, 2019, 04:18:54 PM
this 944 turbo porsche sold for $4950., plus 20% buyers premium and 7% sales tax. no title, no key, parts if you're lucky. it showed 125xxx miles on the clock. dilapidated. i have a running 944 for $3000 currently for sale. 101,000 miles. :P

Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 18, 2019, 04:20:08 PM
this ranchero was announced as 14,000 original miles...superauctions is back, folks!





how i felt about the event:

Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: 0geist0 on May 18, 2019, 05:01:40 PM
Those clock face gas pumps are cool.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 18, 2019, 05:55:22 PM
The pictures of the checker are depressing and sad.  There was just a little bit of rust when I sold it and now the rocker panels are just about gone.  There was a window gasket that was bad on the back window and I see it was never replaced as it looks like there is a ton of rust just below the window.  The interior looks like it was getting a lot of water/moisture with all of the rust on & corrosion on interior pieces. 

Big thanks for the pictures K7 - I don't feel as bad passing on it now and think $1500, with buyers premium, shipping, etc. is probably not a bad price for whoever got it.   

Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 18, 2019, 05:56:50 PM
results: https://www.proxibid.com/Toby-Neverett-Auctioneers-Inc/Dave-Rupp-s-Private-Rat-Collection/event-catalog/161979?srch=&srchloc=true

dug's car sold on the internet. at 18% internet premium, 20% buyer's premium, 7% tax. :)


the winner? $54,000 for this renault:

(https://images.proxibid.com/AuctionImages/3489/161979/FullSize/76b.jpg)

(https://images.proxibid.com/AuctionImages/3489/161979/FullSize/76b-3.jpg)

Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 18, 2019, 06:00:27 PM
The pictures of the checker are depressing and sad.  There was just a little bit of rust when I sold it and now the rocker panels are just about gone.  There was a window gasket that was bad on the back window and I see it was never replaced as it looks like there is a ton of rust just below the window.  The interior looks like it was getting a lot of water/moisture with all of the rust on & corrosion on interior pieces. 

Big thanks for the pictures K7 - I don't feel as bad passing on it now and think $1500, with buyers premium, shipping, etc. is probably not a bad price for whoever got it.   

i don't know where your car sat since you moved it on, but it's rusted out worst than pictures...you can see how much rust dropped just from them moving it to the sale location.

i remember when you put it on the village. it was not this car, condition wise...

it's rusted thru underneath as well...no maintenance. the auctioneer said it run, but they "lost" the keys...

the 1957 chevy was worst. that car had a near mint redone interior...i think the outside was restored, and now look at it:

(https://i.ibb.co/Zh4667n/IMG-1915-Large.jpg)

Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: dug on May 18, 2019, 10:03:07 PM
i don't know where your car sat since you moved it on, but it's rusted out worst than pictures...you can see how much rust dropped just from them moving it to the sale location.

i remember when you put it on the village. it was not this car, condition wise...

it's rusted thru underneath as well...no maintenance. the auctioneer said it run, but they "lost" the keys...


I actually had an extra set of keys around here for the longest time and always meant to send them down but never did.  I think I finally threw them out a little while ago.

How did the beetle look?
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 19, 2019, 09:40:13 AM
How did the beetle look?

a lot worse than 4 years ago. :)

the driver's door doesn't close, the hinges points have rusted out. the interior is still useable, but a lot of exposure to weather.

the engine was still there.

a lot more rust than when i first saw it. but they wiped it down, clearly. didn't clean it, just ...windex? lol. don't know why




I actually had an extra set of keys around here for the longest time and always meant to send them down but never did.  I think I finally threw them out a little while ago.

the keys are in the ignition in my pic...they're in that car somewhere.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: Sid on May 19, 2019, 11:22:18 AM
Wow.  Thanks k7.  There are a few cars there that need to be saved but most look like junk or parts.  What a sad demise for some truly awesome cars.  :(
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: k7 on May 19, 2019, 11:34:23 AM
even the ones in the pics that look saveable. well, my opinion...they were not saveable. :) i think it was a $54,000 title and vin number for that renault. then build 1 from the ground up.

the bmw, the corvette...good deals.  the rest? the actual rust is rusting out.

remember, all those cars in the original lineup have been buried in the woods/overgrown brush since 2004ish. when i was out there in 2015, i saw a bumper gleam or 2. had no ideas what
was sitting under all the foilage.

dug's poor checker was pooping rust. i could flex the front of the hood an inch, and it was still locked.

i closed the engine lid a bit too quickly on the vw. parts fell out of it.

i'm sure some are going to get towed and put right on eBay. whoever tackles any project, wow.
Title: Re: Car auction Saturday in West Palm
Post by: John F on May 31, 2019, 09:11:28 PM
It baffles me that people think these things are worth buying. I gave away a 68 Mustang and a 74 Lincoln about 20 years ago to a guy who thought he was going to restore them. They were my mother in laws and they had been sitting in the yard in Jacksonville for about 20 years. They weren’t right when they were dumped and time had taken it’s toll. They had sunk so far into the sand you couldn’t see under the car. The rust had rust. The interiors were soaked and I’m sure the engines would never turn. I just wanted them gone and was going to pay to have them removed. I had a tree taken out and one of the guys asked me about the cars. I told him he could have them if he could get them out of there and he said he had access to a tow vehicle. I can only imagine what his wife said when he got home.