I agree with you completely that the Roadster market generally doesn't support
most parts. The limited number clearly prohibits that.
Of course it would certainly help if 2 or 3 times as many roadsters were going
real restorations. Instead they are just getting junked instead largely
because it isn't cost
effective to do anything with them.
My point with the Mustang is that there is a stong parts line and restoration
because it is a desireable, collectable car. This is in part because it has
promoted as "the classic affordable restoration".
Desireabilty and collectability are key. If the car wasn't desireable that
industry wouldn't exist
even with the numbers produced.
Chevy has made millions of utility vans, you don't see a restoration industry
built around that.
(If there is one hiding, It certainly doesn't hold a candle to the Mustangs
isn't a function of numbers, that is a function of desireablility and broad
Those were two things that I thought we could improve upon as a group, thereby
the value of the cars.
From: Mike Kerr[SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 7:26 PM
To: Jim Tyler; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Collector Car
<Nope, the more popular the car, the wider the supply chain will be.
That is why you still can buy virtually everything you need to restore a
There are a lot of reproduction parts made because there is a market to
what you say would be true if they built a million or so roadsters, but
there was less than 70,000 built . not enough of a base for anyone to make a
return on the set up cost to remake most parts.
I'd like to see the roadster go up in value though, would make all the junk
i have laying around worth more. :-)
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From: Jim Tyler <email@example.com>
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 1:44 PM
Subject: RE: Collector Car
>From: Marc Tyler[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 1:31 PM
>Subject: Collector Car
>>I understand your concern about the parts supply, but considering
>>the low volume production run of these cars, this would be a problem
>>whataver the collectability status.
> Nope, the more popular the car, the wider the supply chain will be.
> That is why you still can buy virtually everything you need to restore a
> There are alot of reproduction parts made because there is a market to
>>Fortunately, roadsters share parts
>>with Z cars, 510s which had much higher runs.
>Actually that is almost totally incorrect. There are very very few parts
>correct for a roadster and still used on a Z or 510. Points,clutch,
disc, regulator, etc
>come to mind. Not even a starter,water pump, or fuel pump, or carb. Sure,
>rig some stuff, but beyond that there is actually very little.