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ET206

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WoF: Buying a car
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:19:53 PM »
During the shopping era, did a contestant ever win enough in round one to buy a car?  I seem to recall seeing someone buy a car in round two once.  Thanks!

Fedya

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 08:59:44 PM »
I'd barter vowels for the car.  At $250 a pop, it wouldn't take too many U's.
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BrandonFG

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 12:17:02 AM »
I can't find it, but there's an episode from Christmas 1979, where a female contestant buys a car by solving SLEIGH BELLS RING ARE YOU LISTENIN'. For some reason, I wanna say that was a round one puzzle, but I could be wrong.
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Kevin Prather

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 12:18:33 AM »
I can't find it, but there's an episode from Christmas 1979, where a female contestant buys a car by solving SLEIGH BELLS RING ARE YOU LISTENIN'. For some reason, I wanna say that was a round one puzzle, but I could be wrong.

I'm gonna say round two for that. I think I remember the $1000 space coming in to play on that one.

vtown7

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 06:43:49 AM »
Here ya go! Love the reaction of the player.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wddtx

aaron sica

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 07:34:16 AM »
I can't find it, but there's an episode from Christmas 1979, where a female contestant buys a car by solving SLEIGH BELLS RING ARE YOU LISTENIN'. For some reason, I wanna say that was a round one puzzle, but I could be wrong.

One of my favorite WoF moments of the Woolery era! That came to mind too, but I think I remember Chuck stating about the $1,000 space on the wheel and she happened to hit upon it for multiple letters.


BrandonFG

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 03:34:09 PM »
So it was second round. Thanks, everyone. :)
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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 03:51:41 PM »
I recall a couple of clips that were posted here when that was just a thread and not a section where contestants on the nighttime version piled up a huge bankroll and bought two cars each.
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alexb1186

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2020, 12:33:26 AM »
Courtenay O'Connell was on in September 1979 and bought a $6,160 Subaru Brat in round 2 on her first show.  Had a large puzzle and hit multiple $650s and a few $850s.  If there is something I'm missing to post a PNG screenshot I'd share it.

« Last Edit: January 25, 2020, 12:48:24 AM by alexb1186 »

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2020, 12:40:17 AM »
If there is something I'm missing to post a PNG screenshot I'd share it.

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 12:48:57 AM »


« Last Edit: January 25, 2020, 03:12:02 AM by knagl »

TLEberle

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2020, 03:57:18 PM »
I was this many years old when I learned that there was a car named the BRAT, and that it was in production until 1994. Also $6,200 was quite a lot of car for the late seventies.
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golden-road

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 12:40:54 PM »
One of the earliest Wheel's I remember seeing when I first got GSN was from January '85, featuring a $27,500 Speed-Up win, leading to both the offered cars and a $6 gift certificate.

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2020, 12:58:04 PM »
When was the top value in Round 1 increased above 500? I know it was 500 in the hour-long episodes, and cars were over $3000 at that point.

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Re: WoF: Buying a car
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2020, 01:12:21 PM »
When was the top value in Round 1 increased above 500? I know it was 500 in the hour-long episodes, and cars were over $3000 at that point.

Top Dollar in R1 was increased to $750 in the fall of 1979.