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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    This one actually belongs to our dealership. If it doesn't sell I'd be very happy to buy it and keep it.
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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    If I am not mistaken, '92 comes with 4.9L engine, right? Did you want to buy the 4.9L engine, or this was just the only clean 4th STS out there and that is why you bought it?

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    Yup, 4.9. The STS got the Northstar in '93, the SLS in '94.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    BUY IT JESDA Buy it NOW

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    If I am not mistaken, '92 comes with 4.9L engine, right? Did you want to buy the 4.9L engine, or this was just the only clean 4th STS out there and that is why you bought it?
    The dependable 4.9 makes this one particularly desirable.
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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Jesda, do you have a link to your dealership?

    I'd love to check out the inventory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    This one actually belongs to our dealership. If it doesn't sell I'd be very happy to buy it and keep it.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
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    I know "he" bought it. Mr. Gulati's name actually needs to appear on the title.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigm57ict View Post
    I would add that in addition to value, rarity can be a factor.
    The fun of collecting (I'm not just talking cars here) is finding that rare, hard to find version, regardless of it's resale value.
    Many car enthusiasts take great pride in a car with rare or unusual options. Even if they don't make it a candidate for Barrett Jackson.

    A '60's muscle car with a straight six and radio delete, that hasn't been modified, is a rare find. I've seen these displayed with great pride and even win prizes. Highly valuable? Not usually.
    This, I love weirdly optioned cars and color combos.

    Seems like with a lot of the muscle cars people will take that basic butternut yellow 6 cylinder Camaro, put a v8 in it, rally gagues, 4 on the floor, add the extrachrome trim, paint it grey(or if it was the 90's red), change the interior from tan to black, put some bigger wheels/tires on it, then it looks like the other 7 Camaros that came out for cruise night.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by ted tcb View Post
    Jesda, do you have a link to your dealership?
    I'd love to check out the inventory.
    http://www.rippemotors.com/

    We're still experimenting with the business. We were at another dealership which closed so we've moved on and partnered up with someone I know who started his own shop.

    Recently acquired and/or not listed on the site:
    99 LS400, 02 Yukon Denali, 03 Miata, 88 Subaru XT, 88 Subary Legacy Outback, 02 Camaro vert, 96 Cobra vert, Lexus RX, 08 Escalade AWD, Escalade hybrid, 08 Mini Clubman S, Porsche Cayman, and an M6.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    http://www.rippemotors.com/

    We're still experimenting with the business. We were at another dealership which closed so we've moved on and partnered up with someone I know who started his own shop.

    Recently acquired and/or not listed on the site:
    99 LS400, 02 Yukon Denali, 03 Miata, 88 Subaru XT, 88 Subary Legacy Outback, 02 Camaro vert, 96 Cobra vert, Lexus RX, 08 Escalade AWD, Escalade hybrid, 08 Mini Clubman S, Porsche Cayman, and an M6.
    When I was shopping for my fun car, I went to all dealerships on Oahu. I found two used car dealerships that had a very interesting business model and as a result they are very special and very successful. These two dealerships focus on fun, interesting, sports cars. They sell cars like 330ci, GTO, A4, Audi TT, A5, M3, MB AMG, V1, V2, XLR, Mustang GT, G8, Camaro SS, Challenger, Impreza, different models of Porsche, G35/G36 coupe, Z350/Z370, you name it.... Basically if someone on the island wants to buy a fun, sports car, he first goes to these two dealerships! Sure enough fun, sports car is just one segment of the market. However, there are tons of regular dealerships out there who sell regular cars. With this business model, these two dealerships could separate themselves from the rest and now they have a very unique condition. Most of their cars are overprices, but interestingly they have no problem in selling these overpriced cars!

    Do you have thought about such strategies for your dealership? Focusing more on one special segment of the market, e.g. sports car, or affordable and desirable classic cars?

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    So far cars with a cult following (Jeeps), mint near-classics (70s), super clean late model (1998+) luxury cars, and even mundane mainstream sedans packaged with warranties and easy financing have generated a profit.

    We're slowly honing in on our niche. Easy financing on reliable, everyday cars is a sure strategy but it would be less paperwork and much more fun to sell interesting, clean, or sought after modern classics.

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    That 98 LS400 surely would've tempted me if I lived in the US. That generation of LS is becoming harder
    to find, and is much more appealing to me than the bloated LS430.

    Best of luck with your interest in the dealership ... have you left the world of books?

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    Re: Will the 4th generation Sevilles become collectible soon?

    Welcome to the wide world of auto sales Jesda. I wonder how different it is being at a small lot like that, compared to being in a big dealership like I am. I'd imagine it's much more laid back and casual. Is that true?
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    Are those bead locks in that Jaguars wheels, Jesda? If so I just never knew anything other than hard core offroaders had bead locks.

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