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Selling Cars Privately

A bit of a ramble about selling cars privately via the usual online options; eBay, Autotrader, Pistonheads and the Facebook Market Place.

We’ll start with the most expensive, Autotrader. The charge was £56 for the premium option, for which they achieved around 1000 views and 4 phone calls. I only took 1 phone call, however and a host of emails. The result – not even 1 viewing. Continue reading Selling Cars Privately

Classic Cars That Will Appreciate

An interesting topic and a more exciting investment than shares/art/property for the petrol head.

Unfortunately, there are running costs to take into consideration unless you really want to dry store, which can result in perished rubber, belts, seals, tyres and so on.

Therefore the most useful option is to find a car, which you can enjoy on weekends/special occasions and sell for the same or more than the purchase price.

A good example is the Porsche 964 RS. Value’s have tripled since they were £20k only a few years ago. I’ve even seen one on the market at over £100k and these are still usable cars.

Going up quite a few levels, it wasn’t that long ago that a Ferrari F40 could be had for £150k, now they are closer to half a million. The 250 GTO that sold for circa £20 million this year… well, you wouldn’t want to drive that would you.

Back to usable classics and my thoughts on cars that can be used with minimal depreciation and could possibly appreciate in time:

<£5k - Porsche 944 Turbo, VW Corrado VR6 VW Corrado VR6

<£10k - Audi RS2, Audi Quattro but not the UR unfortunately at this price Audi UR Quattro

<£15k - BMW E30 M3, Lancia Delta HF Integrale, Porsche 968 Club Sport BMW E30 M3

<£20k - Honda NSX, Mercedes SL55 AMG R230, Porsche 964 C2 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

<£25k - BMW M3 CSL, Porsche 993 C2 Porsche 993 C2

<£30k - Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Porsche 993 C2S Corvette Stingray

<£40k - Ferrari 355, Porsche 930 Turbo Porsche 930 Turbo

Big Money Car – Ferrari F40, Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Porsche 959
Mercedes-Benz 300SL