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Old 13-01-2020, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default Beetle prices.....really?!?!

I've been out of the scene for a good few years now and it appears that the advertised prices of pre-67 beetles have gone through the roof - are they actually selling at these prices or are they just pissing in the wind with their valuations?
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I recentre joined some Facebook groups. Hate face book but just use it for this reason. I noticed a difference in prices between forums and ebay etc and fb local pages being much cheaper.
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Every old vehicle has gone up. There`s a demand for good classic cars. Personally, I think this is due to the lack of depreciation,usually appreciation, low running costs ,simplicity and enjoyment of ownership, very cheap insurance, free tax and mot exemption, and them being a viable alternative to a modern car.

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Every old vehicle has gone up. There`s a demand for good classic cars. Personally, I think this is due to the lack of depreciation,usually appreciation, low running costs ,simplicity and enjoyment of ownership, very cheap insurance, free tax and mot exemption, and them being a viable alternative to a modern car.

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buses have gone down in price.
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buses have gone down in price.
I'd agree there, I think they've dropped a lot of late,
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The UK seems to still have realistic values, European prices are a lot higher.
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I spotted a Mk3 Cortina on ebay last week. A 1973 1600L, so powered by the Kent crossflow engine rather than a Pinto SOHC engine. It is in really good condition but bare in mind that I paid 1,200.00p for my, not as tidy, 1975 Pinto engined 1.6XL in 2007.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Cort...683a%7Ciid%3A1
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I recentre joined some Facebook groups. Hate face book but just use it for this reason. I noticed a difference in prices between forums and ebay etc and fb local pages being much cheaper.
i go to ebay to get a maximum price for comparison, then trawl facebook groups for the stuff i actually buy.
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beetle were high for a long time, I got 6k for my only pretty good 72 1200 beetle around 20 years ago, they dropped lots as bus prices rose, busses are on the decline, beetles are up, projects particularly seem to be expensive I feel
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Im all for things appreciating in value but there are some right chancers about. Seen many rusty 70's bugs north of 8-10k
Projects seem to be anywhere from 2-4k. I agree Facebook seems to be the place to grab a bargain but need to be quick as they often then end up on Ebay at double the price. Iv seen the same cars being re-listed over and over gain for months on Ebay as well.
so no they don't sell at those prices.

Some examples.... Needs work and over 8k.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-1...0AAOSw5~ldvfph


This car has been for sale for a long time! over 18 months

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HOT-ROD-C...wAAOSwXIhbnWOH

This one has been for sale for ages as well....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1962-Volkswgen-beetle-3780-Engine-with-reciepts/223811735447?hash=item341c380f97:gZ4AAOSwfr1btlb Z

This has been for sale for a little while and has a fair few issues.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLKSWAGE...UAAOSw5zVdLQ0I

None of the above are mine and I have nothing against them, just cars I have seen hanging around and that IMHO are over priced. Think people need to be more realistic but also accept the days of 200 beetle projects are long gone.
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