Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

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Richard Holler
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Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#1 Post by Richard Holler » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:31 am

Ok, I have to ask. why are these so expensive? I noticed I have some non standard black ones on my 356B T6, and now I know why. Are these made out of rare 356 fairy dust?
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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#2 Post by Greg Bryan » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:07 am

Brad Ripley will have a better answer, but I imagine it goes something like this:
Expensive to find or duplicate the materials
Expensive to create the tooling
Very time consuming to bring to market
Potential sales are low
Unit cost is high due to these factors
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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#3 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:13 pm

Not sure what they cost now but for comparison I just bought a Hyundai visor for a customer for $125

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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#4 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:49 pm

$250 for a pair from Stoddard. Not that bad.
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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#5 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:31 pm

And we are very fortunate Brad and others make these things happen.

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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#6 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:23 pm

Richard I invite you to do a Google search on how much it would cost you to replace a sun visor in your daily driver. For my 2013 Toyota Highlander cost is $132. Many members have restored original visors at a fraction of the cost of new reproductions. viewtopic.php?t=27748
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#7 Post by Wes Bender » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:41 pm

You'll get over sticker shock..........eventually. Welcome to the classic car world.
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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#8 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:23 pm

My point was Name me a 60-160K car that you can buy a pair of reproduction or stock sun visors for $250. Martin just paid $125 for a Hyundai sun visor.
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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#9 Post by Richard Holler » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:25 am

who pays $125 for a Hyundai sun visor? no one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-Sun-Vi ... SwLr1cNPO0

look, I am not going to debate the quality or the workmanship involved. I just feel they are a little high for something that has no electronics in it and its relatively diminutive size.

I actually think 356 repo parts are, for the most part, priced well, these just seem a little higher then norm, just an observation. I am sure they worth the money for those that pay for it. I guess I'll wait for a sale.
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Front disc brake conversion
GDP Dual Exhaust
Momo Classic steering wheel
SMD headlights
CUlayer LED rear tails
Superleicht spec (aka missing V brace and copious amounts of Bondo)

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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#10 Post by David Jones » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:37 pm

Richard, I sent you a PM about some original T6B sun visors I have for sale. Did you see it?
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Re: Repo Sun Visor sticker shock

#11 Post by Richard Holler » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:19 pm

David Jones wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:37 pm
Richard, I sent you a PM about some original T6B sun visors I have for sale. Did you see it?
Thanks, I have replied.
1963 356 S T6 Karmann Coupe (stock engine)
Front disc brake conversion
GDP Dual Exhaust
Momo Classic steering wheel
SMD headlights
CUlayer LED rear tails
Superleicht spec (aka missing V brace and copious amounts of Bondo)

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