Well i doubt there is another one like that out there , its usually autos that seem to turn up in half decent condition .
I would pay to have the rear arches done really well and get some light recommissioning done , going through the brakes , bushes , coolant fuel hose etc .
I expect its worth more than 5k to the right person with no rust or issues as its got to be one of only a handful left , let alone in such good nick .
Thanks Dave. You wouldn't believe the price I picked it up. Would be good if it was worth that, but I'm in that place deciding wether to put a bit into it to get some money out, or just run as it is and let it go with the rust eventually for someone else to spend the money.
Everything runs perfect and it's had everything changed to keep it through the MOTs for the last 10 years. The underneath was also sealed about 5 years ago too. Interior is like new. Shame about the arches, which seem to have been caused by the mudflats.
I'll put it on eBay one day and I guess it will fetch whatever it gets if the right person comes along.
If your really not bothered about it now punt it in soon and use the money more to your liking . Its probably better to sell it as it is now , sure you would make more money done up but you would be spending more .
Why not just use if for a month to sort any niggles then ebay it and use the money for something you really want .
Post by Midland Performance & Retro on May 23, 2017 15:35:47 GMT
Personally, I would pay £1500 as it is and £2500 if it was totally rust free and mint save for the odd "usual" chip and sign of use etc.
I do really like the look of it and remember looking at these in the Nissan Showroom as a very small child in the last '80s and early '90s and I had the brochure. My dad had a fleet of Bluebirds for his business. Never had any experience of a Silvia other than seeing them in the showroom at that time, but it does suddenly look very attractive/appealing.
I don't think they have a huge following compared to other Japanese models of the era, but due to the ones that do so soaring in value, it should pull models like this one slowly upwards with them.
I've seen £4000-£5000 minters advertised, but the same adverts seem to be up for years, so I think the market is very limited, but it does look very attractive and if it came up at a price I'd be willing to pay I'd snap it up.
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Thanks everyone. I guess everyone is probably correct in a way and it's worth what anyone is willing to pay 😃
(I imagine people are sick of me saying this but . . . . ) A well-publicised 10 day auction on ebay is going to give you the market value. You'd need a really accurate description and good photo portfolio with a sensible reserve. Hopefully with 2 very interested parties duelling over the car in the closing minutes of the auction it would go for strong money.
There are 3 potential values with this car; 1. Sell as is. Or, 2. Remedy all faults & cosmetic issues, (you'd need to calculate if spend to do this is likely to be recouped over selling 'as is' and not having the work / outlay). Or, 3. Obviously the least amount of money you'd get is from a dealer / trader who wants to maximise their return upon re-sale and is going to tell you it's worth buttons.
I think the core question is what really floats your boat automotively? If you really like this car keep it, improve it and savour it. You're not going to find many of these around and it will attract a lot of attention. If it's not really your thing and you were to come out of it with £2K or £5K what would you put this money into?
A friend had one of these a couple of years ago. His was a manual though so a bit more sought after but arguably in a little bit worse condition (could just be the colour of yours though, does look clean in that colour).. Took a couple months to shift and eventually went for about £1200.
Yours does look nice. But id hazard a guess at 1500ish being fair.
Post by flutterfeatures on May 24, 2017 23:12:53 GMT
[quote author="MkX" source[/quote](I imagine people are sick of me saying this but . . . . ) A well-publicised 10 day auction on ebay is going to give you the market value.
Idiots bid - how many cars get re listed with time waster spiel
10 days isn't always long enough for enough people who may want one to notice it, and even if they did it may too far to bid - if it was in Inverness would you get as many bids as Leicester? i think not
People might not bid as they haven't got the cash at the close of auction
Lots of people won't bid without viewing first, is 10 days enough?
People may not bid because of details like your feedback, pictures, if your a dealer or illiterate
The only way to get a value is to watch them for months, look on owners groups monitor what people ask and ask what they get talk to owners for what they paid.
It's a tough one. It's a nice car and to the right person its worth than to someone else, same as most cars though. There is no right and wrong. If it were me ask as much as you want 28 day classified, and on car and classic and if your brave enough even Facebook - you may get a few valuations there, amongst the dribble and lonely dreamers
I would like to say less than £1000 but thats only because I want one and the values are creeping up. I have poll'd at 2-3K as I think they are awesome and if I had space id be pming you today as its such a nice example. If it was up for £2K id be fine with that, If it was up for £3k, it wouldnt take much convincing for me to give that because of the condition.
Put some links to the auction on various car forums
10 day very accurate listing
10 years ago maybe. Times have changed ebay used to rule,it doesnt people are busier sitting waiting for an auction to finish isn't really a priority if someone wants it they will enquire not wait 10 days to se what others bid
Sorry had it in my head it was an Auto for some reason
If you aren't sure whether you're definitely wanting to sell it or not at the moment, why not chuck it on eBay classified ad for £3kish, then you can enjoy it for the mean time. If it doesn't sell in those 30 days or no serious offers, you know you've priced it too high. If it does sell then win win