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Old 05 Oct 2017, 08:00 pm
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I resently purchased a pt cruiser ltd.
I noticed it had a plague on the dash with a number, on reserve
I found out it a series 1 edition only 7500 made, it has dream cruiser badge on the hatch and on the floor mats.
It' a special colour Inca Gold.
Is this a collectors item?
Is it worth more than regular pt,s?
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Old 05 Oct 2017, 08:14 pm
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It's worth as much as someone wants to pay for it...
The plaques were not put on in order, they were just grabbed randomly from a box & installed.
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Old 05 Oct 2017, 08:39 pm
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Wrap it up in plastic. Put it away for 50+ years and you'll at least double your money when you unwrap it, provided that you change the timing belt which will of course take away most of your profit.

Drive it and enjoy. Don't worry if it'll ever become a collectors item.
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I resently purchased a pt cruiser ltd.
I noticed it had a plague on the dash with a number, on reserve
I found out it a series 1 edition only 7500 made, it has dream cruiser badge on the hatch and on the floor mats.
It' a special colour Inca Gold.
Is this a collectors item?
Is it worth more than regular pt,s?
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You can use this website and get the Build Sheet for your PT:

https://www.dodge.com/webselfservice/dodge/index.html

In the left-hand column under YOUR VEHICLE, click on Equipment Listing, on the next page that loads enter your PT VIN in the white box in the center of the screen then click the red Search box.

The Build Sheet will show you everything that was put onto your PT when it was manufactured
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Old 06 Oct 2017, 09:33 am
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I resently purchased a pt cruiser ltd.
I noticed it had a plague on the dash with a number, on reserve
I found out it a series 1 edition only 7500 made, it has dream cruiser badge on the hatch and on the floor mats.
It' a special colour Inca Gold.
Is this a collectors item?
Is it worth more than regular pt,s?
Welcome to the forum from the great sovereign state of Arkansas!

It's sad, but currently the Dream Cruisers don't seems to bring anymore than other PT's. Side by side, a DC1 and a 2002 Limited PT will bring about the same with the options being equal.

Will the DC1 be a collector's items in the future? You never know. However, if you compare the PT Cruiser in general to other US cars that filled the same niche in the past (inexpensive, high production numbers, very popular), then the answer is no. Examples of this might be the Ford Pinto and Mustang II models from the 1970's. You can always find owners trying to get high prices for any car over 40 years old. But the truth is that even he nicest Mustang II is not worth very much.

But who can predict the future? All in all, I would be more likely to chose the rarer 2003 model DC2 or the 2005 DC4 convertible if I was keeping a PT as a potential collector's car.
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Old 06 Oct 2017, 11:24 am
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Welcome to the forum from the Little Hamlet of Pennellville, NY!

Nah, just drive and enjoy it. I have a Platinum Edition and it's worth the same as any other Cruiser even though there were not that many made.

Just drive it, keep it in nice shape, and enjoy!

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Old 07 Oct 2017, 12:16 pm
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PT's aint old enough to appreciate yet. I can guarantee you, any Dream Cruiser, Platinum, or old color/option package. Is going to be worth something. They made 1.3Mil PTs, but people dropped them in the junker as soon as they died (evident by the number of PT's in a junkyard). Those rarer option packages and special editions are gonna be extra goody one day. Especially if you had a like a route 66 or coastline edition. It is just gonna take a long time for all the lowly base models to die off and leave the good editions as collectible.
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PT's aint old enough to appreciate yet. I can guarantee you, any Dream Cruiser, Platinum, or old color/option package. Is going to be worth something. They made 1.3Mil PTs, but people dropped them in the junker as soon as they died (evident by the number of PT's in a junkyard). Those rarer option packages and special editions are gonna be extra goody one day. Especially if you had a like a route 66 or coastline edition. It is just gonna take a long time for all the lowly base models to die off and leave the good editions as collectible.
This is from another thread, this would be a jewel to own, an '03 DC2 with 13,000 miles!

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I am not sure if you got my message concerning my 2003 PT DreamCruiser. I bought it
new and it only has 13000 miles on it today. Am contemplating selling it. Please call me
at 970-339-5650 in Colorado. Thanks.
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