1 Of 12 Reproductions

With Toyota reproducing parts for the A70 Supra, Mazda restoring Eunos Roadsters, and Ford reproducing the 1960’s fastback, I’ve noticed a trend in the car community: We’re out of ideas, so let’s give the public what they want. Honestly, I love this train of thought, and I was incredibly excited to hear that Bentley was hopping on board, creating 12 brand new “Blower Bentleys” in the 2019-2020 year. (Currently, there are only four in the world, with one selling upwards of $8,000,000)

What’s that? I hear some car collectors cringing at the thought. At the whole movement of this “reproduction era”. Well, If you google a 1929 “Blower Bentley” I’m sure you’ll notice there are a lot more than four vehicles that look identical, with the exception of color. That’s because there is already a market of homebrew, DIY-ers like myself that are creating the classic in garages, and in driveways. So why wouldn’t I be excited to hear that the factories themselves are coming out with product created to a much higher quality then we can make at home? (For the most part)

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At the end of the day, like Pipetale states, you cannot re-create a VIN. (Unless you’re a black market vendor) Therefore, the original four vehicles shouldn’t drop in value because 12 are being re-created. Bentley is going to assign those 12 different VINs to showcase the fact that they are re-productions. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if they are registered under a completely separate chassis code altogether. Luxury brands such as Rolls-Royce, or Bentley respect the fact that their clients are incredibly proud to own what they do, and they understand that re-creating, or adding VINs to the pool would create a very loud outcry from the auto enthusiast community.

What are your thoughts on the subject? Are you excited to see reproduction parts & vehicles to assist you in restoring, or purchasing your dream car? I’m incredibly curious to hear your thoughts!

1 Of 12 Reproductions

With Toyota reproducing parts for the A70 Supra, Mazda restoring Eunos Roadsters, and Ford reproducing the 1960’s fastback, I’ve noticed a trend in the car community: We’re out of ideas, so let’s give the public what they want. Honestly, I love this train of thought, and I was incredibly excited to hear that Bentley was hopping on board, creating 12 brand new “Blower Bentleys” in the 2019-2020 year. (Currently, there are only four in the world, with one selling upwards of $8,000,000)

What’s that? I hear some car collectors cringing at the thought. At the whole movement of this “reproduction era”. Well, If you google a 1929 “Blower Bentley” I’m sure you’ll notice there are a lot more than four vehicles that look identical, with the exception of color. That’s because there is already a market of homebrew, DIY-ers like myself that are creating the classic in garages, and in driveways. So why wouldn’t I be excited to hear that the factories themselves are coming out with product created to a much higher quality then we can make at home? (For the most part)

Image Via Wikipedia

At the end of the day, like Pipetale states, you cannot re-create a VIN. (Unless you’re a black market vendor) Therefore, the original four vehicles shouldn’t drop in value because 12 are being re-created. Bentley is going to assign those 12 different VINs to showcase the fact that they are re-productions. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if they are registered under a completely separate chassis code altogether. Luxury brands such as Rolls-Royce, or Bentley respect the fact that their clients are incredibly proud to own what they do, and they understand that re-creating, or adding VINs to the pool would create a very loud outcry from the auto enthusiast community.

What are your thoughts on the subject? Are you excited to see reproduction parts & vehicles to assist you in restoring, or purchasing your dream car? I’m incredibly curious to hear your thoughts!

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