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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...
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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:

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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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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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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.
This was in the news the other day..... Someday, the PT Cruiser will be a collectors item!
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Old 01 Feb 2018, 10:17 pm
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I think there is some merit to Pt's having some collect ability years from now but not enough to worry about or keep me from enjoying our 2 now. Fact of the matter is the Millennials really are not that into cars and they will be the ones driving the market in the future.

One of our 2 PT's is a pristine 2006 convertible with 10K miles. It is a very nice example and is probably one of the nicest now in the country but this is how I look at owning this car : I purchased it for a great price almost 5 years ago with 6500 miles from the original owner. It had the stainless dual exhaust added along with being mylar wrapped in front and new tires and battery.

It was like buying a new car for almost 25% of the original sticker price on the car which was right about $28,000.00. We have several cars so we do not drive it much but we plan on using it more when my wife's 2004 GT gets higher miles. I hope that 10 years from now I might be able to sell it for close to what we paid for the car but even if we sold it for thousands less that is still much better than the hit the original owner took on the car when they sold it to us with 6500 miles on it.

My point is buy the nicest used one you can find and enjoy it. Thank the original owner for taking the huge hit on depreciation and for taking such good care of your new to you PT. If you come close to breaking even when you go to sell it great but if you end up giving it away years from now you got to enjoy a great little car with character and style for little $$$$$$. That is a win win in my book.
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