NOTC TV channel head writer is planning the last details of their next TV series with the production designer. They are together looking for the heroine’s car.
1982 – New Orlean, USA
Courtney is a private detective in New Orlean. She is about 30 years old, smart, fearless and has a great sense of humour. She is single with a dog (probably a French bulldog) but without any children.
Producers are looking for a car that’s looking popular but rare and original. Producers would like an iconic car like the Peugeot 403 of Columbo, the Ford Torino of Starsky & Hutch or the Citroen DS of Mentalist.
Trim and engine should be set between 1973 and 1982.
Every body types are allowed.
Minimum 4 seats (2+2 authorised)
Maximum Automation approximative cost: $ 20,000 (It’s a hard limit.)
Economic (service cost, fuel economy)
Automatic transmission required
The car can come from everywhere in the world but it has to meet US regulations:
I’m pretty sure some of the larger cars in “Inspirations” exceed that price point by about 20,000 adjusted for Inflation*
Not to mention the Torino in Starsky and Hutch with that sort of trim was roughly $43,000.
Just my 2 cents
Mind you I do plan on a lower end Personal Barge like a Ford P5 Landau
It might depend on which fixture you choose. I had to resize mine slightly larger in order for it to look right. Since we can’t really measure size in the game it’ll come down to whether or not it looks correct enough I guess. Just remember that single headlights are larger than dual headlights… and look at some real life inspiration to try and get the size right. Just my take on it.
With what methodology?
Older is cheaper? Newer is cheaper?
This is apparently a round set in the current using older cars… so I would presume the Later and more Prestigious cars will hold more value, with what appears to be current mint or near mint conditions.
$35,000-45,000 for 1973-1982? Are you taking the piss? This round ask for Peugeot 403 and 505, not a bloody Rolls Royce.
My car has Galvanised chassis, DW/STA suspension. It’s overhead cam and fuel injected V6. The 0-60mph is sub 10 seconds which while not the fastest will pretty much outrun nearly all of the example cars. It has 4 wheel disc brakes, good tyres, decent interior, standard safety and a few quality points. In fact, it might be even a little bit too fancy.
All of this comes out at $18,200. If I wish to put a V8 and give my car Mustang 302 level of acceleration I can also do it within $20,000. Easily. Hell, if I make it shit exactly like a Mustang? Remove all the good stuff from it? It can be a hella cheaper than $18,000.
Have a go at it first. Because I think you guys have not.
Keep in mind the inspiration cars included an American Ford Escort and a Dodge Omni. Cars not even in the same caliber of Charlie’s Angels and their Mustang II (though I’m sure you could duplicate even that within the price limit). I’m not sure how you spend so much money on a realistic car. Mine is almost done already and I’m just cracking $16,000.