Re: Confused Newbie deciding between 2001 GTS ACR and 1996 GTS ...Man this is tough!!
What are you crazy Dave? Didn't you read SlatherV10's post about, in his words, the "almighty" BW? LOL....
He's convinced his old cars are going to be a nest egg windfall despite their ever sinking prices.
Shoppers know what these cars sell for, only owners like this frozen lunkhead believe they are getting higher prices.
And to justify his dreams he has to knock every other car out there especially other Vipers. Newer Vipers, '97 Blue and Whites, RED Vipers, and now Exotics.
Basically every car he cannot afford to own.
Well just to start off ....I think viperlessJon...I can afford alot more than you should care to know. I just don't confuse myself with status over enthusiasm.
For the record, I have neve insinuated that I bought my cars for investment purposes...I think you have me mistaken with someoe else. Maybe its old age..I dont know. I bought my cars because I truly love THAT car. not A car, as do you it seems. I have owned well over 400,000 dollars in cars in my lifetime and have enjoyed and lost alot of money from every single one. I did it then and I will accept losses again and again. I bought my GTS's years ago and can sell them in todays market for what i payed for them. Unlike your Gallardo and many other cars that I have owned in the past which you may only seen pictures of. Please don't try an insult facts. Facts are that your car is worth only what someone is willing to pay for it at market value. Not just what someone is willing to pay. If that were reality then I and many here would like to pay you 30,000 for your Gallardo,but,that is not market value in your neck of the woods and not what you would sell it at unless your starving and need to feed your family. If I like to call my car an all mighty...it had been one and did have that status at one point. That is fact . Not sure why SRT would even think of commemorating this non iconic, irrelevant car. they should have used the red and white or some other collector car out there as the symbol status of the viper. I didnt realize the Shelby which this car was built around and honors came in other colors.
I believe your missing the point and for such...Explaining it to you is a waist of my time. Its obvious you bought and sold the 96 with no regrets, other than your loss in dollars, and have no immotional tyes to your vehicles. They are just symbol status to you. But, on that note...if you do buy on status notes...then why the 96...hmm..seems funny. Again, your loss on the car seems hard for you to accept and thus your position on the car.
When that car came out in 96, i am sure you were not speaking or thinking as you are now. But, since bigger and better as far as power and trend are concerned have evolved, you have changed your position on that car.
Its funny how everyone wants a stryker red car or a blue and white 2013..and how those colors are limited editions...in 17 years the hype of this color combo and exclusivity will be long gone and your thoughts and everyone elses will die off and make the Launch Edition blue and white car just another viper. i think your wrong. History has proven it and will continue to. For people like you, limited cars will never mean nothing unless they are the current model and have status in the current market ( although not sure why you would buy the lowly Gallardo and not the Murcielago,or Aventador for those reasons), unless as you said to me, you cant afford them. Otherwise, the old muscles ,limited cars of the past to you are nothing more than past reality. Oh well...we all have our opinions...I myself still think the 65 shelby, the road runners,chargers,mustangs and corvettes of the past ,,esp the ones that made an impact in those days are worth their weight in gold and have shown that on resale values today for 40 year old cars.
Now, I am not saying that is why i am defending my cars, that they will become collectors and make me some money, i have stated that in many other threads you have responded to with negativity, which you seem to continue to forget, again maybe old age, its normal, but, i truly do believe that this car does and will have a spot in the collector car status in the future, long beofre i would care at that point,but,it will. Wether you or i care or not.
Being a TRUE Viper enthusisast, I respect the foundations that have built and developed this car into what it stands for today, the 1996 Blue and White was one of the earliest cars to put the Viper on the map. Niether you or anyone else can deny that fact.
I love all vipers, i truly think they are a piece of art that can hang with the best of them in every aspect and am proud to own one. Not because of status or collectablity, otherwise I would have purchased a chanmpionship edition 98, or a one off car. Collectability is not what i was scouting for. The love for the car was. the 96 just had a special place in my books and so I purchased it. The only reason i have too for your information, is because i wanted to keep one stock and respect it as it came from the factory. So, i bought another one to play with. You know why......because I can ! You should do the same, oh,but, i forgot, you got a gallardo and feel your status is above mine as you mentioned I cannot afford certain cars. That is the poor mans Lambo isnt it...hmm...its like a guy with a 944 Porsche or Boxter, telling me what i can and cant afford to buy....lol...You dont know me and should keep comments like that to yourself unless you got facts, that goes for car facts as well. Personal feelings do not make the market,
Please read this over carefully so you do not forget the comments i made once again as you do tend to forget quite a bit. i dont need to read about comments I have already anwered to.
Seems to me you will continue to downgrade these cars so as to bring the market value down for them in order for you to feel accomplished for what you sold yours for...lol...its worth the try i guess.