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Re: Audi "Restorations" and Classics
>Because U.S. spec cars are typically better equipped, have lower miles, are in
>better mechanical and cosmetic condition, and they are cheaper. This tends to
>be the case for almost any U.S. market "collectable" car (or motorcycle). My
>caveat is that as long as a collector wants a car of a type that was imported
>to the U.S., the U.S. spec car is usually a darned good buy compared against
>the standards of the world market.
Perhaps but the difference in performance between a US-spec Lotus Elan or
MGB or any other pre-emissions car v. a euro-spec car isn't quite as large
as it was in the mid-80s ... this was also pre-galvanizing, which is
important when rust is a consideration.
I'm willing to bet that the only "collectible" Ur-Qs will be the early
'80/'81s and the '89 through '91 20Vs ... all the rest will ride on their
coattails but won't bring anywhere near the same prices. Any takers?
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