Re: [DML] AutoWeek Delorean Article.
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Re: [DML] AutoWeek Delorean Article.

funkstuf wrote:

>Interestingly, they pointed out that one could purchase
>a running Delorean for about $15,000 and that there were only  8583
>produced.  On the same page is a smaller article below Showing a 1970
>For Mustang Boss 302 (8252 produced) that was worn with old paint and
>rock chips that sold for $55,560.  I was figuring that a new Delorean
>had cost about $28,000 and the New For mustang Boss couldn't have been
>more than about 6,000.  Seems the Delorean should be worth a lot more.
Well the answer to this lies partly in two catagories. Performance and
rarity.  While roughly equal numbers were produced originally.. The
mustang is just that, a mustang.  There were a metric buttload of
mustangs produced in general, therefore when the boss 302's began aging,
a whole lot of them most likly found their way to scrap yards (with
other types of mustangs as well) before they began to be sought after.
The delorean was allways unique enough to usually not get tossed away
just because it was getting old, therefor less of them ended up as
scrap. I saw somewhere it was estimated that probably around 6000 or so
deloreans were still in drivable, or were still capable of being
restored to the point of being drivable without extreme effort.  My
guess is that the 1970 boss 302 mustang is actually a heck of alot more
scarce than our D's are, so that's part of the increased value. The
other part is performance. I don't think anyone has ever bought a
delorean for it's performance aspects, aside from maybe it's handling.
Muscle cars are popular. there's no doubt about that and it's easily
proved.  It's my opinion that if the Delorean had rolled off the
assembly line with an additional 100hp, demand and values of our cars
would most likly be quite a bit higher that it is. But unfortunatly, as
with most 'if' statements, there's no real way to know for sure.


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