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… gives for it. Everything is relative. And in our playground all prices are asking prices. In addition: as an enterprising provider once said: “to ask for little money is cowardly”. But the trend is that the current asking prices, and more than some final prices, are quite serious amounts. Part of that pricing has traditionally been a trend. Linked to the strange phenomenon that suddenly 'everyone' wants a certain type of classic. Decades ago we had the idea that suddenly every dentist wanted a Volvo Amazon. Then the prices for Volvos also rocketed quickly. Even now, a good Amazon is definitely worth serious money. But the current price level is such that you now clearly get your money's worth.
Trends and prices
Gone are the days when every Amsterdammer absolutely wanted a Fiat 500. And so there have been more 'fashions'. Recently there has been a trend of the influx of new classic enthusiasts. They are often a generation younger than the ongoing series. They are not always very technical, but they go for nostalgia and the strange phenomenon of 'lifestyle'. In that group there is currently a genuine passion for 2 CVs. Unlike the newbies, friend Ernie is an old school duck lover. During his studies he bought 2 CVs between 150-300 guilders. When such a free-range duck died, another specimen came and received the best donor parts of the deceased Duck transplanted. At the end of his studies, he had a great duck in that step-by-step plan. A good, healthy specimen with the patina that is so highly valued today. And now he still drives one of those free-range ducks.
Gone are the days when you bought Ducks in guilders and for three-figure amounts
In fact: Classic car transporter and hobby dealer Jan Tinga recently had a 2 CV with only 6000 km on the clock. The absolutely spotless Duck proudly carried a price tag of over €25.000. And Jan thought bravely to hold on to the asking price. That approach turned out to be realistic. A perfect Duck is now worth a lot of money. But on the basis of the lifestyle row, patina is also paid tight. Advertiser Frans Mandigers not only earns his money by harmonizing newly used sheet metal parts on cars that have been honestly marked by time. He even provides entire cars with instant patina coats that look as if the classics in question have survived fifty+ years in the open air. Just say the reverse approach to what happened to Patricia Paay.
And that's how we get to the Duck by AMK reader Hans
He has refurbished his order in the style, approach and budget of the students from the XNUMXs and XNUMXs. Everything is done with love, care, growing craftsmanship and with a focus on employability. Because he has caught a few more ducks in the meantime, his duck decoy is now overcrowded.
So may the gray duck go
If we just forget all the asking prices we hear, we are very curious what Hans's duck is worth according to us, AMK readers. The first three closest to Hans price idea will receive an annual subscription to Auto Motor Klassiek so that they can see how much more classic fun can be found outside of our free to visit site plus Hans' phone number.
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