FutureFolly
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Future Collectible Car

Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:46 pm

My bet is that the 2014 Spark EV LT2 w/ CCS will someday be a highly sought after EV in the collectibles market. The most direct comparison I could think of would be a 1959 Morris Mini.

The driving dynamics give it an endearing quality that will keep it well loved over time. Future DC-FC infrastructure will make its Level 2 charging weakness less significant. Also, the interior of all old cars feel cheap so that will get ignored progressively with time.

As well as these superlatives:

-GM's first production BEV.
-First EV available with CCS in the US
-First use of what I think will become a legendary powertrain
-First EV to be the cheapest overall car to own
-Most ironically perfect name
-Best vehicle for embarrassing old muscle cars

jsca72
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Location: Central Coast, California

Re: Future Collectible Car

Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:27 pm

-Most ironically perfect name
-Best vehicle for embarrassing old muscle cars
I particularly like these last two points. :D

CSW
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Location: Sacramento,CA

Re: Future Collectible Car

Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:46 pm

I would think so, I have the 2014 base Spark with DC quick charge port.
I did not like the "leatherette" interior of the other model, but the leather steering wheel woulda been nice.
And to add to the collectability, it is the only year with the 400 foot pounds of torque and the bigger battery....
so the 2014 is the "high torque, big block battery model". haha!
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StevesWeb
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Re: Future Collectible Car

Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:57 pm

CSW wrote:I would think so, I happen to have that model spark.
And to add to the collectability, it is the only year with the 400 foot pounds of torque and the bigger battery....
I do expect Jay Leno will want one of these eventually.

RichV
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Location: El Dorado Hills, CA

Re: Future Collectible Car

Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:11 pm

jsca72 wrote:
-Most ironically perfect name
-Best vehicle for embarrassing old muscle cars
I particularly like these last two points. :D
Not sure about the last point. My wife dusted me in our Sienna minivan. :oops:

FutureFolly
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Re: Future Collectible Car

Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:12 am

RichV wrote:
jsca72 wrote:
-Most ironically perfect name
-Best vehicle for embarrassing old muscle cars
I particularly like these last two points. :D
Not sure about the last point. My wife dusted me in our Sienna minivan. :oops:
You needed to race an older minivan. lol

ezryder
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Re: Future Collectible Car

Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:00 am

RichV wrote:
jsca72 wrote:
-Most ironically perfect name
-Best vehicle for embarrassing old muscle cars
I particularly like these last two points. :D
Not sure about the last point. My wife dusted me in our Sienna minivan. :oops:
I have to admit that though this thing has a ton of power, when you put your foot in it it tends to fish-tail - from the front. lol Which takes off crucial seconds to recover from. Still, I'm not looking to beat muscle cards - as fun as that sounds. Perhaps if there were more "standard" tires on the car it may hang on better out the gate.
2015 White 2LT w/DCFC, Platinum interior. Black racing stripes.
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ezryder
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Re: Future Collectible Car

Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:49 am

Oh, and the other thing that should make it collectible is that there's only a few thousand made, as I understand it, and the rumour is there will be no 2016 model coming out. Though I find that hard to believe, given their fairly recent statement that they would begin selling thew Spark EV in Maryland.

The question is whether GM will consider the Bolt as a replacement for the Spark EV. Seems to me they're in two different price categories, and why stop selling it? The Bolt will be $10k more. That's a lot of money for most buyers.
2015 White 2LT w/DCFC, Platinum interior. Black racing stripes.
Panasonic portable EVSE (evseupgrade.com)
30' custom made extension cord, L6-30 connectors and adapters

FutureFolly
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Re: Future Collectible Car

Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:59 pm

Many Spark EVs will probably not get battery pack rebuilds and simply get junked when the range isn't useful anymore. This will keep them more difficult to find in 5+ years.

ezryder
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Re: Future Collectible Car

Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:40 pm

FutureFolly wrote:Many Spark EVs will probably not get battery pack rebuilds and simply get junked when the range isn't useful anymore. This will keep them more difficult to find in 5+ years.
I wonder if there even WILL be battery pack rebuilds...
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Panasonic portable EVSE (evseupgrade.com)
30' custom made extension cord, L6-30 connectors and adapters

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