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BEST OF SHOW (rear)

BEST OF SHOW (rear)

Palm Springs, CA

Here's a rear shot of the 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition, winner of Best in Show, People's Choice and its class, which was 'European Classic, 1925-1941'. These cars are highly desired by collectors, and they bring top dollar at the respectable classic car auctions around the world; in the case of this Delahaye, the price might range between $200,000 and $500,000 depending on, as they say, "market conditions". As the American economy slows and the value of the dollar drops worldwide, the collector car market is also being effected, with lower prices being a benefit to many would-be collectors who have been priced out of the market for the past 10 to 20 years, when both the dot.com and real estate industries both went sky-high.

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