Honestly I see this more than anything.
I think most sales that are close to the build are because the person realized that they choose the wrong shop. It's not extremely clear pre-build process to most for some reason but man once in the middle or at the end I think a lot of people are either so fed up with the car at that point given the issues or delay in process. Or afterward it simply has all kinds of annoying issues that they just don't wanna deal with it.
It really bothers me to be honest! I have seen shitty shops run some really awesome people out of our hobby and I can't even begin to tell you how bad it pisses me off.
So yes I would say the number 1 reason for people selling right after a build is because their shop of choice sucked. Obviously that isn't always the case for sure... but I bet it's 9/10
This. This is why I sold mine, sent the car off to shep for another 5k+ worth of work, got it back, builder confidence dropped after a few hundred miles with it. Begun to realize it might be time, also pending 2018 talk and didn't wanna be around if 2018s killed values even more (which we'll see).... New buyer got the vehicle, and found anomalies nobody other than with mechanical experience could have seen, I started digging into it more and more found overcharging/miss-interpretation of parts, invoice discrepancies, you name it my trying to give the little guy shot and save a few bucks and throw at nicer parts ended up putting me in the red rather than saving me money. This is why when people ask do I miss the GTR I say NO. I don't miss being affiliated with that persons work or being at their mercy if something had happened. I believe you guys got ahold of the car for tuning, and aside from the owner needing to do a clutch I believe its running fine for him thankfully.
Also oddly enough since you're posting here, one of the main selling points to get me to build there was the builder in question saying he built his own GTR motor, when it was actually done at TSM lol.
SO yes, I would say lots of people realize they fucked up, or overtime lose confidence in what they thought they paid for and move on. Lots of us can afford to do that especially the earlier adopters, as these 700-1200whp cars get into the 50s and 60s with shit parts, in-ept builders, I think lots of new GTR owners are going to find themselves up shits creek. Where most of us budgeted for it, and knew the risks.
Edited by OuLikeBlueGTRs, 13 November 2017 - 10:51 AM.