Val­ues – orig­i­nal ver­sus re-cre­ation

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

The Alvis Car Com­pany feels that its pro­duc­tion num­bers will be so low that they won’t af­fect the val­ues of ex­ist­ing Alvis mod­els. Mark El­der at The Mo­tor Shed trades in clas­sic Alvises and agrees with the the­ory: ‘ They will only build a few so the mar­ket won’t be flooded, and real­is­ti­cally the pric­ing will be so far above the ex­ist­ing cars that it is un­likely to dam­age their val­ues. It’s like the cars Jaguar Clas­sic is build­ing.

‘We can com­pare all we like, but ul­ti­mately they’re built to ap­peal to a very dif­fer­ent mar­ket. The odd col­lec­tor might want one, but he or she would have to find the money! The new ones aren’t go­ing to de­pre­ci­ate heav­ily be­cause they start at £190,000 and that’s a long way above the value of an orig­i­nal. But originals aren’t go­ing to rise dras­ti­cally in value to match the cost of the new ones ei­ther.’

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