Re: [DML] Best comment on the Delorean Yet
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Re: [DML] Best comment on the Delorean Yet



It's at least a lot of fun to talk about.  People go to the Antiques 
Roadshow to get values on things that they would never sell.  And so 
it is with our cars.  IMHO, though I wouldn't want to see D's become 
so rare and valued that they would return to snob status, I also 
feel that the reason why they don't currently command much more has 
nothing to do with what else is out there.  Consider this quote 
about Harley Davidson:

"A top of the line Harley costs many thousands more than a 
comparable import motorcycle, is less dependable, doesn't enjoy the 
quality or workmanship, and won't even perform as well.   It isn't 
even close.  So, why do so many people flock to HD dealerships and 
wait in line for months for a Harley? Because they are sheep.  Why 
does a Harley hold its resale value so well when all the cards are 
stacked against it?  Because of one thing; image." (goingfaster.com)

Though he's clearly a Harley-hater (and I'm not,) he's right that 
Harley resale seems aberrant of any supply/demand law.  

If anyone wanted Deloreans to rise in price, if that was their goal, 
the only way to do that is to boost the image of the car.  It's hard 
to read anything about our cars that doesn't contain a number of 
criticisms.

--S




--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bernie" <bmanderville@xxxx> wrote:
>
> All,
> 
> I didn't mean this to become a big issue, I just posted about what 
> someone said, and asked if we all could agree about the value of 
the 
> car.  To me, the car should acutally go for about $30K, in great 
> shape, a fully restored concourse car should go for about $45K, 
and 
> I'm talking about a winner.
> 
> Come January 1, 2006, the '81 cars become true antiques. Let's see 
> what the market does to the price of the car.
> 
> We all own a very unique and special car, and we should all be 
proud 
> of our work that we and others have done to keep them on the road.
> 
> Very happy to own 2 DeLoreans. 









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