The Market for Manual Transmission Cars Is About to Drop, So Cash Out Now

April 11th, 2017 by

I assess, buy and sell cars every day. I know the landscape of the luxury car market. I base my decisions on data and fact. So trust me when I tell you: we have reached the pinnacle of the market for manual transmission luxury cars. I predict that soon and very soon, the value of your exotic stick shift will drop. Time is of the essence if you want to sell your car at its top value.

The value of manual shifts has been rising since the mid 2000’s, when paddle shifts took over the market. Since then exotic brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Audi have gradually phased out all manual transmission options. And Porsche only makes a few.

It’s basic supply and demand. There are fewer stick shift options available in the luxury and exotic car market, so they’re worth more. Scarcity creates value. Manual transmission vehicles such as the Audi R8, Ferrari 360 Spider, Ferrari F430 Coupe and Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 are at top market value right now. It’s a pretty good time to be an owner of a manual exotic—a seller’s market.

If you own a bolt action Audi, Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini, you’re in a unique position. Usually, the value of an exotic car will drop about $2,500 per month or more. Your car, however, has almost exclusively risen in value.

But that trend won’t last forever.

I’d posit that within the next year or two, the demand for manual gearboxes will fade away, at least slightly and the price of your beloved stick shift will plummet. And, if you want to cash in on your investment, now is the time. Think of it like the stock market. Prices only rise for so long. Then they drop. To make dividends, timing is everything. Now is the time to cash out.

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Sell your gated shift car at its highest market value

Your car is valuable. I know that, you know that, the market knows that. Still, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a private party buyer who’s willing—and able—to shell out several hundred grand for your gated shift Ferrari 599, Lamborghini Gallardo or Audi R8.

I will buy your manual transmission Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini or Ferrari for fair market value. My offers are backed by Kelley Blue Book and a couple decades of experience working in the industry.

Submit your car’s information and we’ll get back to you with a Kelley Blue Book-backed offer within 20 minutes. If you accept, we’ll wire you the cash within 24 hours. Curious to see how much your bolt action exotic is worth? Find out now.

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