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What factors determine the value of replica cars?

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Factors that determine the value of replica cars include authenticity, structural condition, mileage and age of the original car. The brand and technology used in reproduction are important factors.

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Replica cars made from the greatest and latest technology such as in-car technology are of great value. Some of the latest technology enhance the functionality and structural condition of a car. The structural appearance of a valuable replica car is as appealing as its classic equivalent. The interior, the pedal rubbers, carpets, and seats should be intact.

Exotic brands and popular cars attract tremendous value compared to other mass-market brands. The pricing depends on the car model and manufacturer. Some top exotic models include Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche and Bugatti. Popular brands include Firebird, Charger, Mustang and Corvette. The worth of a brand determines how well a car can retain its value even after several years of operation. Rare cars attract greater value since they are difficult to find and their value never depreciate.

The original car’s year of production is a primary value determining factor. The older the original classic car, the more valuable the replica car. Valuable replica cars are exceedingly similar to the original classic car. Replicas range from competent duplicates to cheap copies that are far deviations from the original.

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