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I'm sure I saw a post on here about a vehicle market value tracker over time, anyone remember the site?

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I want something that shows the value over the last few years o see what's appreciating, give me a bit of choice when looking around.

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Are you looking for something to enjoy and not loose too much, or something thats going to increase?

 

I think you will be pretty safe with your GTR though :)

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Basically if I buy a car, then you can guarantee that's the next model to plummet in value, until I sell it upon when prices will start rising again :(:lol:

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That was about the only exception, I did very well on that one. Def not higher than new though, they were a £30K car at launch in 2004. :)

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Apparently some are selling for that or there abouts now :)

 

Edit or should i say advertised :)

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Are you looking for something to enjoy and not loose too much, or something thats going to increase?

 

I think you will be pretty safe with your GTR though :)

 

Looking to increase, basically weighing up the options on the R33, try something else next year and work upto an R35 (I know I'll lose on that) but just to have owned one.

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E type Jaguar, tripled in value over the last 4 years, or halved if you pull it apart and haven't got a clue how to put it back together! :lol:

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Are you looking for something to enjoy and not loose too much, or something thats going to increase?

 

I think you will be pretty safe with your GTR though :)

 

Looking to increase, basically weighing up the options on the R33, try something else next year and work upto an R35 (I know I'll lose on that) but just to have owned one.

 

They seem pretty safe at the moment, been about the same price for 2 years and whilst the price keeps increasing on new models, cant see them getting much cheaper 2nd hand.

 

Really not sure there is much to actually make money on, unless you have mega bucks to buy in the first place.

 

Or just do what you have done, buy from Japan, not through a importer though and subsequently loose their mark up, register it, use it for a few months and sell on.

 

Interestingly enough i spoke to a buyer i know in Japan, r35's are still the same money over there as they are here sadly :(

 

S2000's are a good bet, late model Rx7's also :)

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I think its almost impossible to find anything that tracks cars values over time especially for older Jap cars as price varies on condition/modifications massively - anything more modern you need Parkers or something similar to have stored their Bad/Average/Excellent prices per car over the years (maybe email them) even then you will see huge variations. Also tracking over much longer periods of time is a false reading unless the prices are backwards adjusted for inflation (the £30k for a Celica GT4 new would be the equivalent of £55k now).

 

R34 GTRs were the ones to buy, 3 years ago they were £30k now they are up at £50k. The VX220 I sold for £7.5k a couple of years ago I could have sold for closer to £9.5k now.

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Escort Cosworth Lux 1992 models (big turbo) were 25k new.

 

Mines going up for sale next year.

 

One owner, 29,000 miles, no mods. proper car and excellent provenance and history.

 

Major Auction houses tell me 50k back after commissions.

 

However my Jaguar XJS 5.3 V12 Convertible which I bought new in in 1989 for circa 48k is only worth 12k at the moment even though it has only covered 12,000 miles.

 

That is the problem with classic cars, you never know what they are going to be worth in 30 years time.

 

However the aforementioned Jag should come good in any other 10 years time.

 

Not many cars that you can make a fast buck on unless there is a 2 year+ waiting list.

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Interestingly if you bought the Escort and owned it from new you would be making almost nothing. A historical reverse calculation of inflation shows the £25k paid in 1992 would be the equivalent of spending around £49k now.

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Interestingly if you bought the Escort and owned it from new you would be making almost nothing. A historical reverse calculation of inflation shows the £25k paid in 1992 would be the equivalent of spending around £49k now.

 

Yes, absolutely correct, however it still gives a warm glow as I have had the pleasure of ownership and not lost any money. :)

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Interestingly if you bought the Escort and owned it from new you would be making almost nothing. A historical reverse calculation of inflation shows the £25k paid in 1992 would be the equivalent of spending around £49k now.

 

Yes, absolutely correct, however it still gives a warm glow as I have had the pleasure of ownership and not lost any money. :)

That jags probably already pulled its socks up by a few grand from the bottom of its curve.

 

Starting to get very popular agaib the XJS. You could buy them for buttons a few years back.

 

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The exercise is really only to make sure not to lose money and obviously gain as much as possible even if in real terms it only breaks even. I just want the money to go up a little if nothing, it's really about a slow build up to an R35 then sell that and go for the long term keeper.

 

Ideally I'd like to keep the 33 but I can't really justify having 4 cars. Although atm they're all fairly stable price wise if only worth £20k in total, not life changing sums of money.

 

Or possibly just do finance on an R35, buy in the winter when hopefully a little cheaper and sell mid summer and hopefully not lose too much.

 

Just need to pop down the docks :)

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