Post by Steam McQueen on Jun 28, 2012 12:04:43 GMT -5
This one is in Laguna Niguel.
A number of Bluesmobile replicas have been created, but rarely are they as screen authentic as this one. A very rare piece of Bluesmobile memorabilia is also part of this build-the Craig model S601-the exact 8 track player used in the movie hero shots. It is mounted just like the one in Jake and Ellwood's car-hacked right into the dash vent area! As part of the transformation, a very rare Mopar Police, dual snorkel, big block air cleaner assembly was fitted and detailed with Hemi orange paint and a 440 4bbl call out. Even though this car remains a 360 4bbl(Thermoquad),
Yup, nice stencils indeed! Nice pic of the speedo is now in the listing, as is a fully tan steering wheel. Updated pics with removed turn sig lense and bumperettes tomorrow. Also, C-pillar lines, line up. Thanks!
I can't believe the bumperettes were left on and the turn sig lenses-that's whats so great about this site! Those flaws have been fixed and updated pics will be posted later today. Surprised there weren't any comments about the changing primer patch as that was also "fixed"
Post by Steam McQueen on Jul 2, 2012 10:33:43 GMT -5
On Jun-30-12 at 21:47:10 PDT, seller added the following information:
A couple alterations to the appearance of this Bluesmobile have been made. Thanks to a few Bluesmobile experts we were informed that the original Bluesmobile would not have had bumperettes, a left turn signal lens and that the steering wheel would not have been the CHP spec black and tan unit, but, instead, all tan. These corrections have been made and this Bluesmobile's appearance is now even more accurate.
Wow, SOLD! $10K! That's great, I hope it goes to a fellow blues bro.
That's a lot of money, but it proves once again the collectibility of these cars when done right.
Even though I do not intend to sell my car it is nice to know I am spending the money on something that is worth it. I will have well over this much into my car when done, heck probably already do! But I will have a complete frame off restored, fairly screen accurate car when finished.
Yes, these cars have value-especially the ones that are the correct year, model. etc. I won't reveal the buyer, but will say that he is a Blues Brothers/Blumo enthusiast and that the car is going to a location that may not currently have a Blumo. Wouldn't have sold this one, but something else Blumo related is in the works.
Post by Steam McQueen on Jul 5, 2012 22:32:56 GMT -5
Wow indeed. I remember one of Huey's Blumo's getting near $11,000 but that was a K-code cop car. Pricewise this might be a record for a civilian Blumo. Overseas? Lol, doesn't matter. Another Blumo in the world is a good thing.