Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Beautiful Maine USA
I hear you Art. Though I respectfully disagree on some points.
Most wealthy car enthusiasts I have met aren't willing to go through the process of finding a car in Europe, going through the process of hiring an inspector, transporting, etc,.
Most would rather buy here. In my experience.
And honestly, "flip for a profit" gets a really bad rap. Sounds easy, doesn't it?
BUT, it involves a lot of research and time spent finding cars, a huge risk in investing and getting it here. And quite often having to do work on it to bring it up to snuff.
"Profit" to me and my friend means having fun finding the right car, getting to Drive it, and not losing money when sold. If a profit can be had, cool. A Big profit?? Ultra cool, but not expected.
I put the 'target ' price at $70ish because, honestly, that is realistic. Ya, someone could get one here successfully for less, and I would heartily applaud them!! But it's unlikely, given the upward trend of the cars value in this current market.
The " Save the Rusty Alfa Society"
43 Alfas at the moment [ I think], I'll be able to tell better when the snow melts