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Old 08-08-2003, 06:17 PM
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93 Renntech E600 on ebay

Check it out.......................

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2426838558&category=6335
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Old 08-08-2003, 06:23 PM
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That's my brother's car - he's looking to move it since he's buying some land to build on.

The car's mint - and gets up & goes pretty good too ;-)
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Old 08-08-2003, 06:46 PM
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I'm certain...

...that he won't (and shouldn't) take less than $50K for it!!!
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:09 PM
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I can understand the preceived value but the chances of someone paying 50k for a 93 500E (mods or not) is going to be pretty slim.
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:22 PM
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I can understand the preceived value but the chances of someone paying 50k for a 93 500E (mods or not) is going to be pretty slim.
$50K for a rare, potent, desirable, originally $160K car?

Sounds fair to me...
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:38 PM
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Why would someone pay $50,000 for an E600 when you can get a used E55 with a Kleeman blower intalled for less than $45000 and it would wax that E600 all over the place in every respect.
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:47 PM
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Why would someone pay $50,000 for an E600 when you can get a used E55 with a Kleeman blower intalled for less than $45000 and it would wax that E600 all over the place in every respect.
1) because a 600E/E600 is more collectible
2) because he/she can

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Old 08-08-2003, 07:51 PM
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Why would someone pay $50,000 for an E600 when you can get a used E55 with a Kleeman blower intalled for less than $45000 and it would wax that E600 all over the place in every respect.
Because they want it...almost every car has a following of dedicated enthusiasts who understand that performance numbers are just that...numbers. Perceived value, rarity, emotional attachment and history make up the difference...whether logical or not.
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:52 PM
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How is it collectable? It is not a manufactured automobile. It has been done by a tuner that is still in business and would still do the conversion if you paid them to do the work. Now, if AMG had done the work it would be a collectable. Nah, nothing more than a tuner car. Not going to go for much over $30,000 if it even reaches that much. There is just not much value in it. Granted, I think the car is nice but I don't think there is a market for the price of $50,000, $40,000, or maybe even $30,000.
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Why would someone pay $50,000 for an E600 when you can get a used E55 with a Kleeman blower intalled for less than $45000 and it would wax that E600 all over the place in every respect.
Because there is some sucker out there with $50K that is dumb enough to. Sure its a RennTech, but the $35K is the most I'd pay for it. Sure it has 440HP, but 73,000 miles!!! you cant tell me that that trans is not on its way out. A car with that much power has definetly had its share of stop light races.
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:55 PM
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How is it collectable?
Anything is collectible to the affected demographic/audience/following.

I don't collect wine; I drink it.
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Old 08-08-2003, 07:58 PM
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You cant tell me that that trans is not on its way out. A car with that much power has definetly had its share of stop light races.
A complete (SL600 spec) tranny rebuild is less than $3000 - dinner at a nice San Francisco restaurant for 5-10 people.

I must interject, here, that I don't think the majority of 500E/E500/600E/E600 owners/prospective buyers are hurting, financially.

In closing, I pose this question (facetiously): why would someone spend more than $100K on a car, knowing that 99.999% of all automobiles only depreciate in value?

Life is too short: go for broke (literally) - you can't take it with you (to my knowledge)!!!
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:08 PM
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"why would someone spend more than $100K on a car, knowing that 99.999% of all automobiles only depreciate in value?"
Because there is either real value or perceived value at the time. It boils down to marketing: product, price, promotion, and placement.

At the time, this was probably the biggest baddest thing going, now it is mearly a 10 year old Mercedes that has probably been thrashed to death. I would drive the wheels off if I spent that much money on the car. The car has seen its days and now the depreciation will eat the car.
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:10 PM
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heh-heh

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The car has seen its days and now the depreciation will eat the car.
Sounds like the story of my life!

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