Re: [DML] Painted VS Stainless
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Re: [DML] Painted VS Stainless

In general "stock" collector cars bring more in the market place rather than modified cars.
Serious collectors and buyers like to know what they are getting. A few notable exceptions are the cars modified by significant aftermarket modifiers such as Shelby or Yenko. Once again people know what they are getting for their money. My car is modified and I am sure I could not get what I would have for it unmodified but I enjoy it more.  I am sure you watch the car autions on TV and see this to hold true. Original commands dollars!

With the change of the concours event to a certification process it has "opened" the event up to more levels of participants. The silver level car at the most recent event had some suspension modifications but was still competitive. Anyone that has looked at the new concours manual knows that a car that has been certified to a level of a standard set by this event is a car that they will once again know what they are getting.

Cecil Longwisch 

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From: Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxxxxxxx> 
Interesting comment Ron.. :)

This is the exact reason I have been so outspoken
about the attitude that surrounds the Concours

When you have people declaring with self-appointed
authority that a "Concours Delorean" is the "best of
the best" and is therefore worth more, it continues to
devalue a delorean that is PERCEIVED to be modified in
any way (Just because the car does not match the
manual does not make it modified).

Why is it that with so many DeLoreans running around,
so few are in Concours if these cars have more value? 
Based on the breakdown, I'd say the daily drivers are
more desirable. It is just that an owner of a
concours winner wont sell as low as the rest of us.

Based on the number of peoples choice awards your
Yellow DeLorean has won, I'd think it would have a
higher value that a "concours" car.. but, if you put
it on Ebay no one is going to bid 40K for it because
of the self fulfilling prophecy that modified cars are
worth less.

Say it enough, and it becomes true.

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