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  1. DentalDart

    DentalDart Well-Known Member

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    My investments with these cars is just fueling the addiction while not pissing off the misses to much in the process. :rofl:
     
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      My crystal ball. In 10-15 years I bet the electric car will become actually practical, and it has already been proven just how fast it can be also. They will be much of the norm. Our modern musclecar of today will in that time, become a collectable. We will have the purist and also the hotrodder playing with them. There will be some gutted and made street hotrods out of. Just the basics for a street driven car. No GPS, just bare escenials. Something that it does not take an engineer to work on. Lighter, faster, not complicated. The Stang has already been lightened, when will the Challenger!??
      In 20 years all us guys that were raised around the 60's cars will be dead or in the home. There will still be a dedicated few that love the old 30-50-s cars. Their numbers also will decline very rapidly, so as they are today.
      I see the classic car investor working two markets, just like Wall Street. If the market is bullish and everything increases in value, easy.. or if like today, volatile, roller coaster, that money dude has to always be ahead of the trend and market. Maybe for the $$$ guy, the old car deal is just a fun way to spend a bunch of $$$$ and get to some high end auctions a couple times a year!??? I say the guy that makes $$ with the old car resto deal is the high end shop, and the auction company!
      Of all the cars selling at BJ this week, I wonder how many owners are upside down in their cars!?? I bet 98% of them can afford to be!?
       
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      • DentalDart

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        Electric cars are already way ahead of the game. My uncle who has only driven Porches for the past 15 years (911s, gt3s, gt4s, cayenne etc) has switched to Teslas and hasn't looked back. He has one at his house in California and one in Vegas. He often drives one back and forth between California and Vegas . The thing not only is a rocket ship in the 0-100mph but it drives like a cloud. I can appreciate the car but I prefer polluting the world as I smash the gas pedal.
         
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          Yes for me its better to feel like your going "fast" than actually going fast. Guess
          I'm OLD...time to shovel off the porch and feed the chickens.
           
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          • DentalDart

            DentalDart Well-Known Member

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            If that was hard to understand I'm sorry, it actually may be coming across wrong. A 5klb car with 500hp doesn't feel nearly as quick off the line, around corners, from stop light to stop light etc as a 2500-3klb car that is 3-350hp that is running 10-20lbs of boost. Sure top end or qtr mile the more hp wins every time but I live my life more than a qtr mile at a time haha.

            I just left the home depot! I'm old too, purchased a 200 pc socket set because I lost my damn 10mm. :BangHead:
             
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              Back in 1996 I decided to drive from Mo. to Ga. for my (yes that's right) 30th HS reunion! I had a bud in St. Joe that had a used car business but he was a Mopar guy with a 69 Hemi Roadrunner. He had this '85 gold vette on the lot, tells me he would wholesale it to me, I could drive it to Ga, and show off, drive it back and sell it and make $500-600, Yes it was a yuk color otherwise I would have made a couple hundred more and he would had a bigger price on it! So I buy it make the trip get back and make that $500.
              For an 80's car it was pretty quick, and course went around curves like on rails. But like ^^^^ just said, the Vette could be doing 135 and my 68 383 RR felt like I was going 135 when it was only doing 70!!!!! ha
               
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