Re: [DML] Re: Values
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Re: [DML] Re: Values



Ryan:

Well Put!!...   I agree wholeheartedly.   The value of the car is to drive
it and when I do at some point sell mine, it WILL get high book value due to
it's drivability and usefulness again due to it's drivability.

Rodney
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On 1/19/06, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 1/18/06, Dan <djdanwilson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Actually, that is not correct. "Classics" that sit in garages and
> > figuratively gather dust are "useful" and used as dedicated
> > show/concours cars, trailer queens, garage ornaments, and
> > museum/collection pieces. They would no longer be "useful" in those
> > roles if you upgrade them with new and improved after market parts to
> > make them reliable and drivable, two things such cars need not be.
> > Getting you from point A to point B and back again reliably is not
> > their purpose. "Useful" is not necessarily defined as reliably drivable.
>
> Heh. At the risk of offending some people: It's a car, one designed
> for high production numbers, designed to be driven. I know there are
> many people who buy cars for purposes other than driving them, but at
> that point they're not really cars anymore, just trophies. And that's
> OK, but let's just be honest about it.
>
> > If you want an all original "trailer queen", then that's what you buy.
> > If you want a "driver", then buy a "driver". You don't buy one for the
> > purpose of having the other. That's not cost effective.
>
> Well, I agree with you here. My argument was simply in regards to the
> value. Claiming a car is low book simply because it's driven often is
> ridiculous. It really depends on the market for that particular car.
>
> It appears to me that more DeLoreans are driven on a regular basis
> than other classics, and more and more people getting into DeLoreans
> are doing so for the purpose of driving them. Perhaps it's the
> relatively low cost of entry for such an exotic vehicle, parts
> availability, etc. I expect if, God forbid, I ever need to sell my
> car, I'll be able to find a buyer at medium to high book value a lot
> easier given it's "useful as a car" status.
>
> -Ryan
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