As is to be expected from any ad that asks for six figures for a replica of an old car, the listing for this American ’33 Ford Speed is written entirely in capital letters. The seller seems to think they’re discounting us all here, claiming that the car was appraised in 2014 at $185,000 and can’t be reproduced for less than $250,000. By those figures, $145,000 is a steal.
However, there is still the most basic law of capitalism to consider here: supply and demand. This seller has a supply, but demand for these high-budget copies must extremely Short. The appeal of these old hot-rods is the early tuning culture, where people buy anything two-door cheap. they can get their hands on it and fix it to win the street races. When you shell out six figures for a professional car that replicates the aesthetics of the time, plus a host of modern equipment, you’ve strayed from the spirit of making hot rods fun. right from the start. Sure, the aesthetics of classic roadsters and chop-top coupes are neat, but I wouldn’t rush through any door to buy one at this price.