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What do collectors prefer?

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When you’re on the lookout for a desired model, do you prefer to find cars that:

1) Needs lots of work?

2) Need a little tidy up?

3) A nice clean “not much to do” example?

I’m currently working on an old big bear, and have a lot of used parts, which would almost complete another 2 cars. I’m wondering how far I should go on “what’s left” before I pop them up for sale.

look forward to opinions

cheers

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I'm either  2 or 3....:)but i guess alot depends  on the asking  price  :unsure:

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Depends what it is and on parts availibility.

I have a lot of 1 (has to be a bad price), some 2's and 3's.

 

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I like them to need lots of work, as long as the price reflects that. Ends up costing more in the end quite often, but if im not getting the enjoyment of a new build then a full strip, clean, rebuild and a bit of a parts hunt is just as good.

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8 minutes ago, graemevw said:

I like them to need lots of work, as long as the price reflects that. Ends up costing more in the end quite often, but if im not getting the enjoyment of a new build then a full strip, clean, rebuild and a bit of a parts hunt is just as good.

So true. I love to take a basket case and bring her back to like-new condition. It's very satisfying :)

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basket cases mainly for me. I also like getting junk lots that are a mashup and then going through to see what hidden treasures (or not!) are in there.

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For me it depends on the price of unit to parts availability ratio lol

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Basket case, for sure. I don't care about originality, so I'll fix it up as I see fit, and not feel guilty about "ruining" a collector's item, because it's already ruined...

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This is very interesting, and some great responses. I’m probably in the #2 camp myself, I like a fairly complete model that may look quite dirty and rough, but with a bit of elbow grease and systematic work, quite a good looking model come out the other end. Keep the responses coming guys

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How about 2.5.  I used to do the beater resotrations and end up with way more in them than if I just bought a clean one to begin with. Whether it a runner or not just seems the case for me.  Or maybe I am just getting lazy in my old age, yeah that's it. 

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9 hours ago, magnumb said:

Dusty dirty and under priced garage sale finds 

WITH a Buy it Now price and no one else has yet spotted the hidden gem!!

its why I have 3 MapCaps and 2 more Thundershot/Terra Scorchers to restore!!!

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How my Monster beetle arrived

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How it looked when finished

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