[TR] Collector Car Values
tr250driver at aol.com
Sat Apr 26 18:10:18 MDT 2014
Curious why GT6's would come in @ #5? I have a 68/70 GT6+, Signal Red, all
one would ask for, a round tail, rotoflex, overdrive and well tuned, fresh
restoration Triumph. Would it be possible to get any offer over 20K?
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> On Apr 26, 2014, at 12:45 PM, William Brewer <wsb1960tr3a at att.net> wrote:
> I follow collector car values and dream of finding the next big thing.
> the distant past I looked at driving XKE roadsters for under $3K, mint 356
> Porsches for $4K, a clean 911T for $2200, an Aston DB6 for under $10K and a
> Maserati 3500 Touring for $6,000. Lots of cars seem to have exceeded their
> useful values and are just languishing in the hands of dealers, speculators
> and flippers. No sense in even looking at early 911's or 356 Porsche's
> anymore. Same with Jag XK's or early Aston DB's or V8's. Our TR's seem to
> headed up quite a bit recently, but I think they are still bargains.
> recent cars that seem to have shot up include Porsche 912's, Ferrari 308's
> Lotus Elises. About 5 years ago $10K would have bought the best 912, $25K
> a great 308 and low 20's for a good Elise. No more. In 2007 I looked at a
> 1988 Lotus Turbo Esprit with low miles for $9,300. No more like that again
> says I.
> I have always thought the TR8's would shoot up, but it has proven
> not to be. Same with Porsche 914's, Jensen Healeys and Triumph Stags,
> Stags appear to be creeping up as time goes on. I have a friend that just
> bought a really clean Jensen Healey for $4400. Amazing.
> Are there any
> deals out there? Here is a list of some cars I think are still comparative
> bargains. I would enjoy knowing what other listers notice.
> 1. Ferrari
> Testarossas - I see them for sale as low as $40K in SoCal. The kids that
> posters of them on their walls in the 90's will want them in the future.
> 2. Gen 1 Mazda RX7's - I see mint low mile examples for 4 and 5K.
> 4. Midgets - lots of cheap ones at bargain prices.
> 6. Lagonda - I was tempted by a 50's Lagonda that was listed for
> $19,900. Aston powered.
> 7. Jag Marks VII through X, Mk II's, 3.8S - Lots
> of good ones for around 20K.
> 8. Porsche 914's
> 9. Post 2002 Jag
> 10. Porsche 944 Turbo's and 944S.
> 11. Alfa Romeo 2600
> Touring - I was watching a good driver for $19,900. Straight 6 DOHC powered
> with 5 speed. Some flipper/dealers want a small fortune for theirs.
> Alfa Romeo 2000 Spiders - I recently help a friend pick up an 80,000 mile
> Alfa for $7000 that looked and drove like brand new.
> Any others?
> Bill Brewer - in Tehachapi, CA on a snowy day
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