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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I bought a 1967 Fiat Dino Spyder in 1981 for $7,250-. Had fun driving it for 7 years. I sold it in 1988 for $38,000- when it wasn't running with a broken rear axle. For those of you that are not familiar with the car, it had the same engine and gearbox as a Ferrari Dino, but mounted in the front, and an attractive Pininfarina designed body.

    This is not the exact car I owned, but after I repainted it, this was the color of my car. I wonder what it is worth now . . .

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    I really hope something like this never happens to me.

    Classic case of not knowing or appreciating what you've got until its gone and worth 15x plus the value, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tq3z View Post
    I really hope something like this never happens to me.

    Classic case of not knowing or appreciating what you've got until its gone and worth 15x plus the value, lol.
    What are you talking about? According to Haggerty, an authority in such matters, a 1967 Fiat Dino 2.0 Spyder is currently worth $70,882.

    1967 Fiat Dino 2.0 | Hagerty

    And I'm sure that's for a car that actually RUNS. So it has less than doubled in the 26 years since I sold it. I pulled most of the appreciation out in 1988.

    Let's do a little review here. Bought Fiat Dino Spyder in 1981 for $7,250-. Sold it (not running) in 1988 for $38,000-. So that's a 424% profit in 7 years. Given the sale price in 1988, had I kept the car until today, I would have earned another 86% profit in another 26 years. Please explain your post quoted above in light of these facts.
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    I think it'd be a cool car to still have today, I personally think they were gorgeous.

    You're telling me if you had it in better condition and it were running you wouldn't want it today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tq3z View Post
    I think it'd be a cool car to still have today, I personally think they were gorgeous.

    You're telling me if you had it in better condition and it were running you wouldn't want it today?
    It had a few mechanical problems during it's time with me. It was a cool car, but frankly, I prefer my 2005 S2000. Much more reliable, and more fun to drive.

    And you NEVER want to be the recipient of a paragraph from me that begins: "Let's do a little review here." Whatever comes next is a sucker punch . . .
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    Not a car but a truck SVT Raptor, as for cars mk4 supras and 03~04 cobras.
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    How about the Ford GT?

    I think your rules about not paying over MSRP or it not depreciating significantly, eliminates most cars. That is just the nature of the game.

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    The BMW Z8 roadster is a good candidate for this thread. They were nearly $100k when new — which was what? 2002? 2003? — and the good ones are still fetching that much or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tq3z View Post
    Ford GTs were going for 80s and 90s at one point. Anyone who bought one then banked good. They went up 100%+ in the span of 2-3 years if memory serves correctly.

    I love the car personally but don't really feel the car is as fast as I am imagining it to be in my head.
    I might be wrong. But I don't think Ford GT ever dipped below $140k. Msrp was $150k
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    The BMW Z8 roadster is a good candidate for this thread. They were nearly $100k when new which was what? 2002? 2003? and the good ones are still fetching that much or more.
    I forgot all about z8. Yeap, that car has always been a $100k car. Price never dropped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    I forgot all about z8. Yeap, that car has always been a $100k car. Price never dropped.
    Yep, and it is still probably the prettiest BMW ever made.

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    McLaren F1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntman View Post
    McLaren F1.
    yeah, but I heard you need to suck Ron Dennis off in order to be on the wait list.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Let's do a little review here. Bought Fiat Dino Spyder in 1981 for $7,250-. Sold it (not running) in 1988 for $38,000-. So that's a 424% profit in 7 years. Given the sale price in 1988, had I kept the car until today, I would have earned another 86% profit in another 26 years. Please explain your post quoted above in light of these facts.
    That's like Dino 246 GT's. Once not considered a real Ferrari by some is now a six figure car......My dad had the opportunity to purchase on in the early 80's for sub 10K, but didn't. I remind him about it periodically.
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    BMW 507; not a modern car though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suki101 View Post
    That's like Dino 246 GT's. Once not considered a real Ferrari by some is now a seven figure car......My dad had the opportunity to purchase on in the early 80's for sub 10K. I remind him about it periodically.
    I don't know where you all are getting these astronomical prices. The highest asking price I could find for a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT was $475,000-. He won't get it. They may be beautiful, but they aren't very good cars.
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    The 2012-2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca hasn't depreciated much at all. Roughly 2000 were built so they are somewhat rare. My understanding is that most of these cars were originally bought above MSRP and they seem to be selling above it now, too.

    In contrast, the standard Boss 302 has depreciated to the point that I'm very close to picking one up. Ford built about 6000 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeColangelo View Post
    The 2012-2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca hasn't depreciated much at all. Roughly 2000 were built so they are somewhat rare. My understanding is that most of these cars were originally bought above MSRP and they seem to be selling above it now, too.

    In contrast, the standard Boss 302 has depreciated to the point that I'm very close to picking one up. Ford built about 6000 of them.
    I absolutely love this car. Was such a pleasure to drive - something I never thought I'd say about a big heavy Merican' car lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeColangelo View Post
    The 2012-2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca hasn't depreciated much at all. Roughly 2000 were built so they are somewhat rare. My understanding is that most of these cars were originally bought above MSRP and they seem to be selling above it now, too.
    like you said though. they all sold with high above MSRP. so even if today are selling at MSRP, it still has some depreciation.
    not unlike first 2 years of Ferrari 360, 430 and 458
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I don't know where you all are getting these astronomical prices. The highest asking price I could find for a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT was $475,000-. He won't get it. They may be beautiful, but they aren't very good cars.
    I meant six figure

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    AE86 Corrollas skyrocketed a few years back because of Initial D. I remember being able to pick them up for $2000, then all of a sudden people were asking double, triple, and quadruple the amount more depending on the condition. I think you will see a lot vintage or soon to be vintage Japanese sports cars go up in value.
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