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Not being a car buff or not knowing a huge amount of stuff, can anyone tell me why this is priced like this ? what am I missing its a bloody Vauxhall ?


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808069186089?postcode=la96lu&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&year-to=2018&sort=sponsored&page=11

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21 minutes ago, Wrexham said:

It's got 4 new tyres on it ?? 

ah makes sense without them its only £6995 haha

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I, like many on here remember these at circa £2k. I also remember mk2 escorts at £200 and Fiesta Sports at £500. Times have moved on and these cars are now in great demand as the market is showing. As the “mid life crisis” age rolls with the times so does the age of car which will be in the greatest demand (was first car or parents owned one) hence now the late 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s cars are increasing and the 60’s and earlier are taking a little tumble. Pre 50’s have taken a real nosedive. Obviously there are exceptions to this but I’m talking generally. £10k is a small price to pay for the excitement of re-living a little of your youth. Yes it’s a cavalier but if you’ve never driven one of these turbo’s then I suggest you put it on your bucket list! I have a few classics around but one of my favs is an Opel Ascona which I gave £5000 for, Yep I remember them at £200! 

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I don't know too much about vauxhalls, but I am guessing these are the closest thing to a lotus carlton, which now make silly money. Like MGM said, the popularity has risen and there isn't many around, supply vs demand.

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9 minutes ago, D7neo said:

I don't know too much about vauxhalls, but I am guessing these are the closest thing to a lotus carlton, which now make silly money. Like MGM said, the popularity has risen and there isn't many around, supply vs demand.

I wanted a Lotus Carlton, I waited and waited until they got down to c£15k, tried to find a good one but never did, blinked and they were £40k, blinked again and some are advertised just under the six figure area!!! 

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Could have bought a decent Lotus Carlton for less then 10k many moons ago.

Sat in it and looked at the dash and thought "It's just like a sh1tty Carlton" 

Didn't even drive it.

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14 minutes ago, MGM said:

I wanted a Lotus Carlton, I waited and waited until they got down to c£15k, tried to find a good one but never did, blinked and they were £40k, blinked again and some are advertised just under the six figure area!!! 

like e30 m3's!! they was 25k about 3 years about, do well to get one for 50 now!

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When i was 18 I wanted one of the Mk2 RS2000 Escorts.

Couldn't afford one then.

Can't afford one now!

"A 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom has sold for an incredible £97,875 at the Silverstone Auctions Classic Motor Show sale, making it the most valuable of its type ever sold at auction." 

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i had the sri version with the boot,spent 6 months looking for a nice one,bought it ran it a year took a real tumble on the price as everyone wanted hatches back then

never bought a family booted car for myself since in what 23 years

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10 minutes ago, mrs maybe said:

i had the sri version with the boot,spent 6 months looking for a nice one,bought it ran it a year took a real tumble on the price as everyone wanted hatches back then

never bought a family booted car for myself since in what 23 years

Had an sri as a company car in 91, with the boot, totally agree with you! Was lucky then to get another and had the sri 16v hatch from 93 onwards for three years.. it was a great car to drive, cant imagine what the torque will be like in that turbo, even with 4x4, all pretty agricultural in those days.. remember a friends 2.9 sierra 4x4, sounded great and was quick but liked to wander a fair bit.. Happy days, my 16v had a clock with fingers on it and manual sunroof! both had great seats... oh the joys and how long ago was it?

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Ah them were the days, astra gte's 8v and 16v versions, nova gte then gsi's, cavalier Sri 130's then cavalier gsi etc calibra turbos............they'd be a thief's dream too. Wasn't a Vauxhall man myself but remember them well, as others have said they are considered collectors items now if you have a minter. I had a fiesta rs turbo in white once, lovely car in it's day. 

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Old Cavalier,makes no sense to me,but what do I know about future classics.Then look at their pitch,very impressive and then their stock,very expensive.Then check them out on companies house.....what a cracking business.These guys no what they are doing ...wonderfull !

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Bit like the v6 clio,bought a phase 2 about 8 years ago for about £10,000,illiad blue 36,000 miles,had plenty of owners so not worth the £30,000+ that some are selling for now,but silly price,as MGM said supply and demand and boyant investors market,and will i think continue, as long as we have these historical low interest rates,it gives people something to put money into with agood chance its going to increase,theres one featured on piston heads at the mo.2003 500 miler......£60,000!!!!!!

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25 minutes ago, Del Boy said:

Did you have trouble valuing that Simon? Interested to know how long it sits around for?! Any faults? 

I think the price is cheap, the car is exceptional. I am an AMG fan though and E55’s values are rocketing as we speak, it’s a great investment opportunity. 

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1 hour ago, Arfur Dealy said:

I think the price is cheap, the car is exceptional. I am an AMG fan though and E55’s values are rocketing as we speak, it’s a great investment opportunity. 

Nicely presented if I may say, the corner in the workshop also does it justice... wouldnt fret about this becoming a member of the family, there will be some AMG fancier out there in need of the cup holder for sure.. or is it to assist in holding a roll of reddies/removing a suspender belt etc?

Well we have strayed back to 90's in this thread almost the 80's... :) 

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What amazes me is that for the money these 80’s and 90’s cars are making,  you can buy a good car. I loved them at the time but they have been way surpassed by much better machinery. Sorry I just don’t understand the nostalgia but if You can get them  and sell them for a profit who am I too complain. 

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2 minutes ago, Ccstew said:

Sorry I just don’t understand the nostalgia

Understanding buyer behaviour, why people buy, why they pay what they pay will put you in a better position in our line of work. 

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Nick agree somewhat, knowing what other people will do is a must as you say but understanding why they do it is a different thing.

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I suppose this could be described as a modern classic being 25yrs old? But let's face it, being 'old' isn't enough to justify 'classic' status?

7 hours ago, David Ayers said:

When i was 18 I wanted one of the Mk2 RS2000 Escorts.

Couldn't afford one then.

Can't afford one now!

"A 1980 Ford Escort Mk2 RS2000 Custom has sold for an incredible £97,875 at the Silverstone Auctions Classic Motor Show sale, making it the most valuable of its type ever sold at auction." 

I owned a couple of mk2 RS2000. Keep it to yourself, they weren't that great. They were a huge jump from a standard escort but that awful pinto engine was a 'nail':D

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http://www.heritageclassics.com/ my favourite pitch,course if I had it,I would probably be doing old Astra and Escort Estates ! You might get $50k for them in Tinseltown.The last time I was there they had a Morris Traveller (wood batons) Crap paint job and it was over $50k

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