Aberration..... or something else....
Originally Posted by divotandtralee
It's an aberration..just be happy to know your cars are probably worth half that..I doubt the 914 owners are in a swoon over this score....1975 Porsche 914 1.8 | Monterey 2017 | RM Sotheby's
For sure look for them to start to surface out of the woodwork.
I agree with Chris' thoughts about the less-than-perfect 2600 (and 2000).
They are also less rare than many other apparently collectible cars.
However, they are rare, they are beautiful, they have many worthy attributes.
They aren't making this type of car anymore.
The world population is expected to continue expanding.
Wealth-per-capita is expected to continue expanding (if DJT doesn't blow it all up).
The market price will continue to wobble upward for decades ahead. I have a suspicion this type of car will begin losing value when gasoline powered and/or human-operated cars are banned from the road.
My advice to my grandson will be to sell his (after I'm gone) when either of these laws appear to be on their way toward being passed.
In the meantime, enjoy driving it.
Carson City, NV
59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird
You can snap roll an Alfa only one time...