I would just like to comment on this bidding war going on for the Daytona. I assume both hi-bid guys have contacted the selling party in Japan, had someone trustworthy verify the ownership, authenticity and condition of the car and so on. if not, the whole auction (and this long thread) could just be an exercise in futility. If I were interested in buying the car, I would get my Japan based agent on the phone and have him show up in front of the seller, well before the auction ends, with a certified check drawn on a Japanese bank for the full amount of my comfortable purchase price. Offer the seller a take-it-now-or-leave-it decision on the spot. The seller, having no major investment in his eBay history to protect, and being in Japan, reasonably far enough away from the American bidders to be immune from any legal repercussions, would then have to decide to cancel the auction and take the bird in the hand - the check - or let the auction run it's course and risk a fake bidding war by a couple of teenagers at the 11th hour, or whatever else might happen in the unregulated, unvetted universe of eBay. But then this is all in my mind, and I haven't had lunch yet.