As an aside, that can get especially onerous when the seller has a resto done rather than do it himself or herself. Summing up shop-rate receipts can get truly out of hand if there is the expectation the next guy owes the seller the actual cost. As an example, there is a '31 Ford Model A for sale near me now. A wistful story, the owner has shuffled it off, the family puts the car in the yard during community yard sales and when the Carlisle shows are on, with a pile of trophies, a book of receipts and documentations of the resto, and a price twice what the car is worth justified by it being half the cost of the sum of the receipts and how many trophies it has won. No takers now for three years, the price not to be budged, the car is starting to go away around the edges. At that impasse between potential buyer and the seller, because of that same logic, the car really is arguably worthless to anyone.
In reply to # 3905105 by littlecars I feel the car was priced right, especially when you consider how much it would take to recreate this car from project state.
Without going into my aversions to the whole "collector" mentality yet again (the congregation breathes a sigh of great relief), this car is a great example of a horses-for-courses argument. Is it priced right as you assert?
Well, its not done as a driver but as a collector piece. Before the pitchfork and torches appear, consider where the money went. Other than the oddest niggle keeping it just off the hundred-point mark such as that bezel, its all in the coachwork and the applications of Mothers products. One could argue its an over-restored car, by definition a car looking better than when it came out of Abingdon headed for the boat. However, as a piece of taxidermy I rather agree the price is near-right if not a bit steep, more a $12k tops car if I could have those few niggles seen to before delivery. Taxidermy is not my world, so my take on "value" is truly suspect.
"Value" is not price. What lets the side down, though, are the things I'd expect in a true top-flight resto. For that money, I would expect more perfection as a show-piece if that was my gig. No mention of originality of components ("numbers matching" in the Yank iron game) though the temptation to put a five-speed in was resisted; good for a harem car but arguably bad for a driving car at that money as you mentioned.
Why do I hold it isn't a driver but a trailer car? For the money, yeah a five speed would fit the intent of driving. A little less faerie-piss tarting the heater hose and instead having actually done the engine; the pre-detonation oil pressure level does not instill me with much confidence the engine saw any work, let alone the same attention its surroundings received.
So, priced right? Depends on the purpose I suppose. It wouldn't suit mine, certainly, but I very much hope it suits the buyer's if for no other reason than he stays with us rather than leaves in great disappointment and frustration should it turn out to be a lipsticked pig.
My apologies for the painful essay.
Offence is the opiate of the humourless.
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