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    1. #21
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    2. #22
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      Quote Originally Posted by badazz81z28 View Post
      Its simply supply and demand. If there is demand and supply is low...The price is going up. Basic principles, people sell stuff for as much money as someone is willing to pay for it.
      It's also like the Stock Market

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    3. #23
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      Quote Originally Posted by BMR Sales View Post
      It's also like the Stock Market


      Yup. Over the years I have seen prices fluctuate on a lot of things. Especially parts...Its interesting to see what a 4 speed transmission or a "621" bellhousing would sell for 20 years ago versus what they sell for now.
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    4. #24
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      I did an LS swap in a 67 Chevelle convertible in 98 and because this was before you could buy everything needed it cost me a fortune (at the time). When the car was painted and upholstered I was probably in it $50k.
      But I had sold my other car and drove the Chevelle everyday for the next 5 years putting probably 100k mikes on it. I sold it and got $25k for it which I thought was pretty good.
      My wife had a new MBZ for roughly the same period of time and we lost a lot more on her car than mine.
      My point is that unless your building a car where someone else is footing the bill, you probably are going to lose money and should chalk it up to the cost of the hobby.
      PS- I’m probably going to lose even more on my latest daily driver project but less then if I go buy a new car.

    5. #25
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      The younger generation doesn't give a crap about these old cars, they are looking for what was cool when they were in HS. I think the old muscle car value will hit a high (now) then head down a decline path as interest drops. The super rare will always be valuable but they won't/can't be driven because of insurance, they will sit in museums. I think today's hot rods are what people want now, they start, handle, 700hp, you can insure them and if you crash it you can go to the dealer and get one just like it. Times are getting ready to change and the demand is going to drop off a cliff for 60s & 70s cars.
      86 Buick GN, Stage 2 V6, Twin EFR Turbos

    6. #26
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hemi8 View Post
      The younger generation doesn't give a crap about these old cars, they are looking for what was cool when they were in HS. I think the old muscle car value will hit a high (now) then head down a decline path as interest drops. The super rare will always be valuable but they won't/can't be driven because of insurance, they will sit in museums. I think today's hot rods are what people want now, they start, handle, 700hp, you can insure them and if you crash it you can go to the dealer and get one just like it. Times are getting ready to change and the demand is going to drop off a cliff for 60s & 70s cars.

      Some wouldve said that back in the 60s and 70s with reference to cars from the 20s, 30s and 40s and yet here we are...
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    7. #27
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      I see both sides, sort of. Since I have been building Isaacs truck, I have learned that some of the pro built stuff is art. Its one thing to weld some pieces to a frame, and make it work. When you see the frames available from some of these places, its art. Perfect laser cut parts, perfect welds, perfect lines, powder coating....Art. Some people might be able to pull off that skill level. Most cant. I know I cant. But $12,000 for a frame? I cant do that either.

      Of course, some people just run the prices up, to see if there are any suckers willing to pay what they ask. And some are brokers, who have a customer that has agreed to pay a certain price, to avoid the hassle of waiting, or searching, or planning.

      Its personal choice. When I look at buying, I figure out what Im willing to pay for an item. When I find it, if its more, I pass and move to the next. Im willing to do without. People with a lot of money are not, most of the time. They have money, and no time. I have time and no money. I prefer to build it myself, for less money. The quality is much lower, but its personal. And its my only option.



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