Originally Posted by Too Many Projects
My dad bought a Honda 50 Sport for me when I was 15. 52 years later, I've gone 1 summer without a motorcycle..
As for building cars, I've never considered value in my choices. Coming of age and getting my license in the midst of the muscle car era, there are many I like, but stay with 1 brand now, as I know them the best and most of what I have seem to keep their value, so far. The young-in's buying and building muscle cars now, aren't much interested in keeping them original, so the values will shift, but I don't see the sought after Chevelle's and Camaro's falling by the wayside for a while. Who knows, 10 years from now, they may be banned from the streets, only to sit as collector relics in collections...
LOL, I don't see you building a 4 door Valiant.
The projects you have collected all have resale value. I would suggest that you probably appreciate the value and desirability of your choices more than you realize. Of course, I realize you love the performance GM's for what they are too.
I would not think about building a car I didn't like but it is important to me that the hobby pay for itself. I have done my own body, paint, mechanical, and interior work for years. Selling my cars for more than I have invested has always been a MUST in order to justify the expense.
It was a major step for me to accept Steve's offer to help me on the '53. He has me spoiled though. What he has accomplished in such a short time for the money he has charged is amazing.