Values – original versus re-creation
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.’