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Not sure what it's worth
« on: March 08, 2015, 15:13:41 PM »
Not sure if anyone on here can help, but if you guys don't know then no one can.
I have an opportunity to purchase a 2lt 16v DTM on an "N" plate.
Has done 32,000 miles from new, one owner and been garage stored for the last 15 years, the car is on first inspection perfect and completely original spec (no mods).
It had a new body shell fitted within its first year as it was pranged and they couldn't get the owner a brand new one as there weren't any available, at this time all the problem areas were treated so wings, sills etc all appear perfect.
The guy who is selling it, is an acquaintance and I can remember him coming to my workplace with it when it was new and loved it from the first time I saw it.
The idea would be to sell the wife's Jag X-type, give her my Peugeot RCZ and put the Calibre in the garage and use it daily myself, I only use a car to go back and forth to work so only do a couple to thousand miles a year.
So the question is how much is the car worth as I haven't got a clue and would it be ok doing the short trips each day to work.
Would be nice for her to be back on the road rather than hidden away in a garage.

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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 16:17:14 PM »
No car is 'OK' just doing short trips imo but the Calibra is NO differant to any other, just give it a proper run every week.

I have a six pot daily, it's fab, but I do work 30 miles from home so it does get 'properly' driven ;)

Value, well without seeing it I'd guess at 5-700 :)
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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2015, 16:30:57 PM »
Value, well without seeing it I'd guess at 5-700 :)
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Crikey not worth much then, thought it might be an appreciating future classic.

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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 17:27:07 PM »
Just my opinion, others would say otherwise lol!
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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 17:30:39 PM »
32k and perfect? Going by what other low mileage examples fetch it should be worth around the £2k-£2.5k mark in my experience

The problem you'll find is it the majority of Calibra owners haven't got more than £30 in the bank, but there are a small minority who would appreciate a low mileage minter and be willing to pay that sort of figure.

If it were me I'd price it at the higher end of that scale and stick to my guns till it sells :)
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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 17:41:59 PM »
32k and perfect? Going by what other low mileage examples fetch it should be worth around the £2k-£2.5k mark in my experience

The problem you'll find is it the majority of Calibra owners haven't got more than £30 in the bank, but there are a small minority who would appreciate a low mileage minter and be willing to pay that sort of figure.

If it were me I'd price it at the higher end of that scale and stick to my guns till it sells :)

This is the problem with something like this, there is a vast difference between £500/700 and 2/2.5K, I know he is looking at the top figure.
As with anything it's only worth what you can get for it, that said I have got first refusal. 

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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2015, 18:27:22 PM »
2.5k for an XEV! Best of luck to him.

I also fail to see how what money anyone has in the bank has to do with anything  ::)
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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2015, 18:50:39 PM »
2.5k for an XEV! Best of luck to him.

I also fail to see how what money anyone has in the bank has to do with anything  ::)

Money in the bank comment was nothing to do with me, what does an "XEV" mean, sorry all new to me.

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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2015, 20:21:03 PM »
Easy £2K if mileage and condition description is true. Take no notice of Alz. her valuation skills are historically terrible!   ;D 

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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2015, 23:32:23 PM »
2.5k for an XEV! Best of luck to him.

I also fail to see how what money anyone has in the bank has to do with anything  ::)

I don't think the engine is the main factor in Calibra value, with the exception of "you don't get many cheap turbos". You get 8v Calibras with low mileage doing that sort of money (ie a recent SE6). The main factors appear to be mileage and condition. Compare this example (if the body and mechanicals are mint) it is actually thousands of pounds cheaper than say a £500 DTM than needs a respray and a lot of work doing on it to bring it up to that standard. So IMO it's value for money.

And on the subject of purchasing a car, I think the money available to somebody is quite relevant. Why wouldn't it be?
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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2015, 10:02:53 AM »
Money in the bank comment was nothing to do with me, what does an "XEV" mean, sorry all new to me.

I know it wasn't. XEV is the engine code :)

Mmn Ben it came accross as we have no money so a Calibra is all we can manage sort of comment, that's all.

Easy £2K if mileage and condition description is true. Take no notice of Alz. her valuation skills are historically terrible!   ;D 

:D For that money I'd want more than a nearly 20 year old Vauxhall, I love them dearly and have driven nothing else in 15 years, doesn't mean I think they are worth more than they are :D Look at Zethos, lovely condition etc etc yet, still for sale, his is one of many you see not sold.....
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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2015, 22:07:36 PM »
Its all in the marketing!!!   If we all agreed that the minimum we would list our cars for sale was £2K then their value would rise accordingly. All the time people are willing to sell for £500 that's all they'll be worth.

For example, take a Lacoste t-shirt and a Le Shark t-shirt!   Both the same just a different badge! But because one is priced at £75 people are drawn towards it!   Simples    ;D

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Re: Not sure what it's worth
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2015, 23:33:10 PM »
Just sold an se8 with 114k for £995 and I felt that was cheap, a one owner low mileage car must be worth best part of £2k, as Ben says buying a £500 and making it mint will be more expensive.

Sounds a nice find,get some pics up