QOTD: What Would You Overpay For?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
qotd what would you overpay for

We just ran a Used Car of the Day post -- and there's a decent chance that the featured car could fetch more than it's objectively worth, since auctions like Bring a Trailer tend to have crazy results.


So I have to ask -- what make/model/body type would you OVERPAY for? To be clear, I am NOT asking which car you'd want to buy at auction. I am asking which car, if any, would you spend more for than it's worth? What car would get you to say "well it's worth $15,000 but if the auction goes nuts I'll pay $20K for it"?

I'd probably overspend on a great Fox body or a mid-90s Impala SS or a 1964 Impala SS. Or maybe a Viper GTS. I have reasons for each, ranging from "Always wanted another one" to "always wanted one" to sentimental reasons.

What say you?

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  • Damage Damage on Dec 20, 2022

    In 2005 I bought a Porsche 914 that I still have. It's now worth a lot more than I "overpaid" for it. As Keith Martin says, you can never pay too much, you can only buy too soon.

  • El scotto El scotto on Dec 20, 2022

    Sadly, there are too many what we may call unscrupulous people in the vintage car market. Shoot a new coat of paint on it, detail the interior shine the chrome and talk about the one they saw just like it on Barret-Jackson.


    Except the one on Barret-Jackson had a frame up restoration. The one these grifters are selling has been made all shiny and pretty and little else. I feel bad for the person who overpays for such a car.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Dec 21, 2022

    I drove 500 miles with a buddy to look at a car. This was pre-internet. I crawled underneath and found that the frame was shot. I was p!ssed since I had told him up front that any frame rot would kill the sale.


  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Dec 22, 2022

    I am physically unable to overpay for an automobile, I think my brain would melt down.

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