Originally Posted by rb522
Might be worth grabbing as a collector piece . You know , kind of like an Edsel .....
More like the Ford Pinto. We've seen how Pinto prices have recently sky rocketed. It only took 30 years, but a nice clean, low mile example will set you back almost $1,500 in 2014 dollars. That's almost what a new one cost in 1974!!! (unless you adjust for inflation, then that's $310.00 1974 dollars).
A decent Model 51 (on which the R51 was largely copied), will cost about $400.00 today. Considering production ceased in 1927, that's a return worse than the Pinto, when adjusted for inflation ($27.00 in 1927).
Neither the Ford Pinto, the Remington Model 51 nor the R51 would be recommended investment choices with their negative return on capitalization when adjust for inflation.