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Fitch Values

Unread post by ram0672 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:13 am

Is there a reliable source that gives values to the Fitch Sprint vs say a nice Corsa?

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Re: Fitch Values

Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:47 am

A Fitch Sprint is not really rare... just the option pieces are! John Fitch didn't really build cars like Don Yenko. He sold parts, but would install if the owner desired at his shop. The condition of the car, such as a clean 1965 Corsa, will help to set the price. Supply and demand has some impact, as does the purchaser's willingness to pay. As you might see at the classic car auctions on TV, a rare item with a unique history can drive the price up. Popularity and demand also have that impact. 1960s Mustangs and Camaros are popular and are in-demand -- more than Corvairs -- so buyers pay more. A Shelby Mustang price will usually be quite high because of its unique history and features. A Yenko Stinger is a custom-built race car with a rare availability and a unique history, which drives the price up significantly above a normal Corvair in similar condition. Two identical Corsas in similar condition -- one with some Fitch Sprint modifications -- will have similar values. But if a customer really wants a Fitch Sprint, he may be willing to pay more for it and that may drive the price up.

I cannot think of any price guide like NADA or Kelley Blue Book that would take Fitch Sprint modifications into account. It is hard enough to find meaningful pricing and value information on Corvairs at all. Tracking sales on outlets like eBay may help to give you a ballpark figure, or joining a CORSA Corvair club and socializing with other Corvair enthusiasts may help you to determine value.

You can also do some research and :google: "Fitch Sprint" to locate historical information, articles, and opinions from Corvair enthusiasts and aficionados and then draw your own conclusions.
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