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swanny

posted on 3/12/17 at 11:23 AM Reply With Quote
Mgzt 260 or go full fat 400 with the supercharger. Only a few hundred made. Useable every day. Mustang v8 engine. will be a classic prices on the rise now

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scootz

posted on 3/12/17 at 11:29 AM Reply With Quote
I remember when the factory MG SV's were auctioned off... looked expensive at 20+k. They've taken off as well.





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 3/12/17 at 02:14 PM Reply With Quote
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Also any old Ginetta's , as they are again building new cars, second hand early cars will come on strong over the next few years as they get a bit of a following.



This Ginetta G20 has popped up for sale a lot over the last 5 years and almost doubled in asking price. I don't think there's much room for it to go a lot further TBH.



I think this one would be a sound investment.

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ianhurley20

posted on 3/12/17 at 03:57 PM Reply With Quote
I am confused about that G4 as the ad says 7400 ish but the text has offers over 10k. A friend has a 1968 G4 which he has had since the very early 70's. It has been stripped for repainting which has been done but the car needs putting back together. He was recently tempted by a classic auction house to sell as is and they valued it in its present state at 12 - 15k





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jeffw

posted on 3/12/17 at 04:50 PM Reply With Quote
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Honda S2000, get a late one with lowish miles and you'll make money in the long term




I've seen this said elsewhere, but theres over 4500 of them on UK roads just now.

I guess you'd have to sit on one for a lot of years to get the return?


The late (post 2004/5) are the most desirable and there are relatively few of them. There was a white roll-out special addition (100 made) which commands big money. If you look for 2007 S2000 with under 70K mileage you'll see what I mean about price on a 10 year old car.

I wished I had bought an NSX when they where 20K because the same cars are up in the 40-50K mark now.






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scootz

posted on 3/12/17 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
I don't think I've ever seen a Q-plate making good money.





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femster87

posted on 3/12/17 at 09:11 PM Reply With Quote
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femster87

posted on 3/12/17 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
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I am confused about that G4 as the ad says 7400 ish but the text has offers over 10k. A friend has a 1968 G4 which he has had since the very early 70's. It has been stripped for repainting which has been done but the car needs putting back together. He was recently tempted by a classic auction house to sell as is and they valued it in its present state at 12 - 15k


I'd have the g4. always wanted one

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02GF74

posted on 3/12/17 at 10:42 PM Reply With Quote
The car you didn't buy is the one that would have made the most money.

If it were that simple, by this time next year we'd all be millionaires.

You'd probably need to buy 5 or more to hedge your bets.

So as ^^^^^ said a while back, choose something that will make you smile when you drive it, but each time you drive it, it devalues a bit and risks being crashed.






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jeffw

posted on 3/12/17 at 10:45 PM Reply With Quote
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I'd have the g4. always wanted one


G12...the only choice






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PAUL FISHER

posted on 3/12/17 at 10:52 PM Reply With Quote
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The car you didn't buy is the one that would have made the most money.

If it were that simple, by this time next year we'd all be millionaires.

You'd probably need to buy 5 or more to hedge your bets.

So as ^^^^^ said a while back, choose something that will make you smile when you drive it, but each time you drive it, it devalues a bit and risks being crashed.


Nail on the head, we can all be speculative, but as car enthusiasts we need something exciting to drive, so that is always my priority.

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nick205

posted on 4/12/17 at 04:57 PM Reply With Quote
Good condition Peugeot 205 GTIs are appreciating. They can still be had sub 10k and really are great fun to drive.
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scootz

posted on 5/12/17 at 11:43 AM Reply With Quote
I wonder when (if) the late 70's / early 80's Lotus and TVR wedges will take off.





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Christof

posted on 5/12/17 at 02:42 PM Reply With Quote
Looking into my crystal ball, I can foresee that interest rates will rise faster than anticipated before too long.

Take a look at long term interest rates. Central banks are pumping out cheap money supporting/creating asset bubbles including cars, art, property etc.

I'd sit tight for another year.

That being said, I haven't a clue and its a mad debt ridden world.

[Edited on 5/12/17 by Christof]

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Stevie_P

posted on 5/12/17 at 04:30 PM Reply With Quote
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Honda S2000, get a late one with lowish miles and you'll make money in the long term




I've seen this said elsewhere, but theres over 4500 of them on UK roads just now.

I guess you'd have to sit on one for a lot of years to get the return?


I had my S2000 for 5 years and made a small profit on the purchase price.
Good cars.
Late model (09 stuff) has issues with the engine though any that had a problem should have come to light / been fixed by now.
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bi22le

posted on 5/12/17 at 11:31 PM Reply With Quote
It's not all about numbers, I think it's more to do with the following and predicting the market. This means you don't have to wait 20 years to make 10k you could play the market for 20 years, own lots of nice cars and earn 3 times that.

MK1 escorts for example. Any part of any model is worth a more than it should. I don't know why, maybe due to find memories and racing heritage. Mk2s is all about rally success and are also worth a fortune.

Old minis, iconic and have good history.

My point bring that at one stage there were millions of them and most were worth bigger all.

So, in my eyes don't predict the next icon. Ride the wave of association. So, anything RS and still cheapish. Especially S1 Escort RST, RS focus MK1. S2000 are a good shout because they stand up as a good car and the new NSX is bringing fast Honda's back (civics are not fast or special!)

A lot of the previously mentioned stuff is good. Just makes sure you enjoy looking at it and driving it, and expect to loose money, then it's a nice surprise!!





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PAUL FISHER

posted on 6/12/17 at 07:38 AM Reply With Quote
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I wonder when (if) the late 70's / early 80's Lotus and TVR wedges will take off.


I think anything Lotus or TVR is a safe bet, and both great cars to drive, and as cars like the TVR Chimaera are making strong money now, anyone wanting to get into TVR ownership the Wedges are still affordable.
I purchased a Chimaera 500 in around 2008 for 6600, sold it 2 years later for 9000, thinking I was getting top money for it, they are going for 20000+ today in the condition mine was in

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mark chandler

posted on 6/12/17 at 08:04 PM Reply With Quote
For 10,000 an early XKR or XK8 has got to be looking good value, I ran an XK8 for a couple of years, lovely place to be and IMHO it's a nicer shape than the later ones and rarely seen on the roads these days.

They rust around the sills and rear wheel arches so need a good inspection, parts are easily obtainable.

Mine was a soft top, just a really nice place to be, warm and quiet when raised, you would not know it was not a hard top with reasonable a/c to keep you cool when the roof was down.

Surprisingly economical as well, mid 20's to low 30's on a good run.

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steve m

posted on 6/12/17 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
Just buy any Diesel car, as the news tell us that Diesel will be band by 2030, so Diesel cars will be VERY VERY rare





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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loggyboy

posted on 6/12/17 at 09:19 PM Reply With Quote
Just picked this up, hoping it may pick up or certainly break even over next few years.







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Mr Whippy

posted on 7/12/17 at 02:53 PM Reply With Quote
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Just buy any Diesel car, as the news tell us that Diesel will be band by 2030, so Diesel cars will be VERY VERY rare


great then you can just stare at it since it can't be driven on the road....

saying that, if you got a pre 1991 model by that time you won't need an MOT for it since it will be 40 years old and a historic vehicle...

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