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Does having a rare car help or hurt the value of the vehicle?

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There aren't too many cars rarer and more desirable to high end collectors than the Type 42 Bugatti Royale. Fifteen years ago it was hailed as the world's most expensive car and one was offered for sale for $10,000,000. There were supposedly only six made and if you happened to uncover a seventh and decided to sell it there were would be an incredible global feeding frenzy among the wealthiest collectors. There might not be dozens of buyers but there would be plenty with very deep pockets.    

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The highest value almost invariably rests with the most desirable version of a relatively common item whether it is rare or not. Hence, the much higher value placed on roadsters over sedans... the sedans invariably were more expensive but they are not particularly desirable in the show-off collector world. The best Packard Limo in the world might be rare, but nowhere near as desirable as the most common roadster.

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Year, make, model, production numbers, body style, options, condition, history and cool factor. All will play a part in the value. Money to invest determines a lot, if working with a high budget when purchasing a car. You will over look lesser value models. If building/restoring a car, a person will want to do the model that has a higher finished value. Once again over looking lesser models. What is the curve ball in the whole thing is association. If you went fishing with your dad when you were a kid, and drove out to the river or lake in a 52 ford truck. there is a good chance that you will place a higher personal value on a old 52 ford truck then a Delahaye.

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