Here Bob and Matt visit Russo & Steele in Scottsdale, AZ. We saw many fine cars - many, many fine cars. This is just a nice custom hot rod that we saw at the show, no commentary from Bob, he was off picking his nose or something.
I highly recommend these auctions if you are looking for a 30's rod like this one, they are bargains. I think that it is just up to coincidence that the bidders are going to like the particular customizations on a hot rod, or that or they know that these aren't authentic Ford and GM cars since they are almost greenfield constructions.
Whatever the reason is for the low prices they garner on the auction block, you are sure to pay less than the price of a new Camry for, and there is no way that you would ever be able to build a car like this new for less than $100,000. They are also ripe with technology, killer engines, and very advanced suspension.
Visit Russo and Steele at http://www.russoandsteele.com, they will be in downtown Monterey during Race Week.
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