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Are Tribute Cars Worth The Money?

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Are Tribute Cars Worth The Money?

If my grandpa was alive today, he would probably answer the question with something sarcastic along the lines of, ‘how long is a piece of string?’
But he would be correct, as it is really down to who has made the tribute, what’s in it and how much someone is willing to pay for it.

Tribute cars can easily be written off as not being the real thing, a facsimile of the original, etc., but many times a tribute can be better than the original.
Tribute cars are a bit like tribute bands. A tribute band will rehearse their chosen bands set in and out until it is perfect. I’ve heard tribute bands play the songs, look and sound better than the original acts.
But no matter how good the tribute band comes across, they will never be the original. A negative point.
But if you’ve never had a chance to see the original band, than a brilliant tribute band can be just as good, sometimes even better.

So, daft analogies over with, a tribute car should be evaluated on its own merits.
You can think of certain cars that are tributes as more like resto mods. A car that is made to look like a rare classic and also features all modern parts, usually the very best parts.
An all original tribute will try to make a base model just like a rare optioned car in every way like the original. It just won’t be the original.

Take a look at these two car below. On the surface, tribute cars for sale on eBay. They are both dripping in expensive parts and really the only downside you can say is they are not originals, but are they better than the original? That decision can be very subjective.
That is really down to your own research, wants and needs from a car.


Just remember, tribute bands(cars) can be as good as the original, it just depends on how precious you are about owning an original.

1967 Ford Mustang Snake GT500
1967-Ford-Mustang-Snake-GT5004
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-Snake-/161753203789?forcerrptr=true&hash=item25a93e044d&item=161753203789

1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI
1970-Plymouth-Barracuda-HEMI
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plymouth-Barracuda-HEMI-/161763671439?forcerrptr=true&hash=item25a9ddbd8f&item=161763671439

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13 Comments

  1. Billy Perry

    Billy Perry

    November 11, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Now that’s something to look at fine

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  2. Piero Corbelli

    Piero Corbelli

    November 11, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Nice Cuda…but the color it would have been better in black or red.

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  3. Caleb Johnson

    Caleb Johnson

    November 11, 2015 at 4:09 am

    They never made a 70 convertible only in 71 so it’s not really s tribute car just fake

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    • Brett Komar

      January 13, 2016 at 6:41 am

      If you are talking about the Cuda in 1970 Plymouth produced according to records 5 Hemi 4 speed convertibles and 9 Hemi automatic convertibles

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  4. Tim Tanner

    Tim Tanner

    January 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    They shouldn’t bring the money like the originals, just about the same as any other restoration of the same quality. But I’d rather have a cool tribute than just a restored boring car…

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  5. Raymond Dilay

    Raymond Dilay

    January 3, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    lovely

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  6. Jan Jacobsen

    Jan Jacobsen

    January 3, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Love the color!!! 😛

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  7. Ahmad Ahmad

    Ahmad Ahmad

    April 17, 2016 at 1:15 am

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  8. Michael Kreha

    Michael Kreha

    April 17, 2016 at 1:22 am

    It costs far and away more to build a painstakingly correct replica than it ever would have cost the manufacturer to build an original on the assembly line. That being the case, a clone is still a clone and like anything else the market will decide it’s value.

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  9. Tom Stevenson

    Tom Stevenson

    April 17, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I don’t think you ever really get your money out of building a clone. But I can’t afford a million dollars for a Hemi Cuda

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  10. Dave Gumienny

    Dave Gumienny

    April 17, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Sweet

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  11. Daniel Gunderson

    Daniel Gunderson

    April 17, 2016 at 1:57 am

    That car new probably in 70 cost 4 grand

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  12. Chuck Lee Jr.

    Chuck Lee Jr.

    April 17, 2016 at 2:00 am

    If its your personal driver why not. good luck getting your money back if you sell.

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