It's already happening with older models - it's an extreme case, but do you really think Timex would be on the road still if there were plenty of MK1 estates kicking around?What i am saying is that when only really bad shells are available (which wont be long coming in BX terms)
Some of the above cars get rebuilt for sentimental reasons (as is also starting to happen with BX's), but it's also increasingly the case that most of the really good cars are now in the hands of enthusiasts and unless you're willing to go to a dealer or restorer (and pay dealer or restorer prices as a result!) you have to buy something that needs work because it's all that's available.Stinkwheel wrote:
Have you seen what gets saved and rebuilt in the Dyane, 2CV, CX, GS world these days? Now those cars are rotten!!!
To which Mat replied:
But are we talking cars to which people have sentimental attachments? Plus I would guess the supply/demand situation is the other way around for those cars? Either way, if you have the space I certainly wouldn't rush into a decision. Things may well change faster than we think.
While people will disagree about how quickly, most will agree that prices for good cars at least are on the rise, but it may be too long before it's worthwhile restoring this one to sell.