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Do the values of the exotics seem low compared to the major value move in the muscle cars?

It appears that the well built cars are lagging?
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Be more specific. For instance, what specific exotics do you mean?

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It appears that the well built cars are lagging?
I know there are regional preferences.
Used Mercedes has thin value in Nebraska, but in California 25-years old 300D in pristine condition sells for over 10 grands.
Isn't that more, that original price?
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OH, BTW, unlike those muscle cars, the 300D is in pristine ORIGINAL condition.
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The M-B convertibles are the exotics I am referring to. Although, the sedans and coupes are just as well built.

My point is this, the 2nd generation camaros are demanding $20-$30K. Have you ever taken one apart?
Real average engineering.

The prices are $10-$15K less for the M-B. The M-B is at least twice the car.
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Lots of factors go into values for "used" cars.

First and foremost is supply/demand. A Chrysler 300D in great shape is very, very rare. Second is faddishness. Right now, 60s-70s muscle cars are in huge demand. It's not (in my opinion) justified when you look at the cars analytically. They are simple, low quality, poor braking, poor handling cars; and while we think of them as being real fast, you have to keep in mind that a 2005 Camry V6 goes 0-60 in under 7 seconds.

At some point, a car transitions from being a "used" car (when it is valued for its utility and quality), into being a "collector's" car, which gets valued by scarcity and emotion.

I think aging european cars are going to be valued as "used" cars for a long time. And since the 1960s virtually all cars were made in HUGE numbers so scarcity will not occur for a long time.

Also, the older car must have "something" that sets it apart from everything on the market today. A friend of mine has a 1991 BMW M5. It's gorgeous, and for its day, it was amazing. But compared to even a basic german sedan today, it's nothing to get excited about.

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