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Re: Audi "Restorations" and Classics

fortunately or unfortunately, whichever you think, Audis are just never going to
appreciate in value. Sure, you will find the whacked out quattro head who spends
too much for an old TQ, but they will never be BMW 3.0's or MB SL's. I'm happy
with the knowledge that I can get a quattro at a decent price while most people
will opt for something that is praised by Consumer Reports. Leaving this
phenomenon of a car in the hands of the few who understand.

ScharfR wrote:

> In a message dated 98-01-18 15:16:20 EST, audidudi@mindspring.com writes:
> << Looking into my crystal ball, I suspect US-spec cars won't attract that
> much
>  attention from Quattro collectors around the world ... why would anyone want
>  a US Ur-Q, with its lower power output and clunky bumpers, when you can buy
>  a nice euro-spec car instead?  >>
> 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.