Message from discussion Modern American Muscle Cars VS Ferraris
From: vdra...@mindspring.com (RexVen)
Subject: Re: Modern American Muscle Cars VS Ferraris
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tomli...@ix.netcom.com (Chuck Tomlinson) had the sheer audacity to say...
>On Sun, 27 Oct 1996 23:04:26 -0600, Strangelove wrote...
>> Actually, the Sledgehammer can be ordered from GM for $100,000 to
>> I can give you the
>>name and number of a Corvette salesperson in my area that will tell you
>>the same thing. He can place you an order TODAY if you don't mind
>>waiting about a year for delivery.
>The salesperson is a liar. Hey, I can place you an order TODAY for a
>McLaren F1. Just send me a sizable deposit, and I'll call you in a
For $100,000 I'd be putting it down on a Porsche Turbo (stickered at $104-109
and you can get them for under $100 if you negotiate the $35,000 markup a bit)
and drive it home today with cash in my pocket and a reliable car in the garage.
At least in ten to twenty years I can still get money back out of the Porsche
where the 'tuner car' will have lost nearly all of it's value. $100,000 for a
Corvette, $65,000 for a Saleen. Hell, they are just Vette's and Mustangs from
the start and that is all they ever will be. They might be a little faster (or a
lot) and handle a bit better (not much) than stock, but try the resale value and
the maintenance when they stressed the engines much higher than they were
designed for. Premature wear becomes a banner word.
(BTW: I happen to like all three cars above)