1990 V8 Quattro - Sell or Keep?

I no longer drive my '90 V8 Quattro and was thinking of selling it, but it occurs to me that it might be worthwhile to store it for a few years and
sell later. Do you think that this car will continue to depreciate, or will it begin to appreciate at some point?
Thanks, Tom
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Tom, Chances are, the value of the car will go down more long before it will go up. If it has some rarities - like a manual transmission, sport suspension or 4.2 litre engine, then it would be worth more than a 3.6 litre automatic V8 with comfort interior. There are many factors effecting the resale price of the car - rarity, nostalgia, performance, uniqueness, colour, availability of parts and service, etc. all fit into the equation. Since the Type 44 body was so heavily galvanized, in most cases the cars removed from the road are because of accidents, or mechanical failures, not "metal worm". As such, the claim "rust free" is somewhat of a common cry with T44 resellers, unless you were totally negligent any of the T44's could be virtually "rust free". Depending on its condition, the value in your V8 may be in the parts - automatics in those cars tended to be the weak link that took the car off the road, and someone who has a bad slushbox may pay a premium for the transmission alone.....provided that it's in excellent condition/low miles. Figure in the rising cost of gas (fuel mizer it ain't) and the cost of storing it (big car = lots of floor space that could be used for something else), and it may be a good time to sell it - aftermarket parts are still available, including the (in)famous UFO rotors, there are people doing Auto to Manual convertions, twin turbo setups, etc. and many of these folks would pay extra for a well-maintained V8. Cheers! Steve Sears 1987 Audi 5kTQ - not a V8, but soon to have a V8 hood 1980 Audi 5k - also not a V8 1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes - spot the 3 cylinder cars, one (of 2) is mine: www.mbcanada.com/forum/uploads/post-23-1119967585.jpg (SPAM Blocker NOTE: Remove SHOES to reply)

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