January 24, 2009 at 4:16 pm #57298Roger LanceMember
I would like you to post information on your sight asking the following question: "How much would Tiger and Alpine enthusiasts pay for a totally new Tiger or Alpine?" Totally original dimensions with improvement on deficiencies, either purchased as a kit (body shell only) or complete vehicle (choice of 260, 289, 302 w/a 4 or 5 speed).
I am trying to gauge the market potential before I make an investment in the venture.
January 24, 2009 at 9:37 pm #62759gtsmrtMember
Great idea and I think would do quite well. Here in Australia there are a few companies who build Cobra replicas. Depending on whether you want just the body or rolling chassis, the prices range from AU$15-30,000 and may be even higher. A complete vehicle would set you back at least AU$50,000. Would you still retain the classic Alpine/Tiger shape?
January 25, 2009 at 2:16 pm #62760alpine-64Memberquote rlance:
As much fun as that sounds.. just dont see it happening. The value of an alpine would make the tooling completely unviable.. and im guessing the same with tigers.. not to mention that you are looking at a small market comed to comaros, mustangs, triumphs. mg’s.. then there is the desireability and price issue of the things like GT40’s and cobras which makes replicas stack up.
Dont mean to dampen the parade.. but cant see it happening.
If you had acess to tooling and wanted to make some good $ off sunbeam folk.. and provide a good source for us.. accurate floor pans, front valences, sills and hardtops would be a good choice. We are always looking for these.
February 2, 2009 at 9:36 pm #62773tiggerMember
All of which have already been done in both England, India and Canada. The Canadian products being the highest quality and least demand. Price comes before Quality and investing in this market is not practical, especially for the ambitious and talented.
"If there ain’t no audience, there just ain’t no show"
Forget emotions, invest your money intelligently elsewhere.
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