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Old 19th November 2014, 08:08 AM
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Sale value .appearance is the key...,Selling a Saab with a couple of small dents on a door.. , as is, or fix ? Neighbour a Car Whole Seller... fix the small dents and take the engine out and I will sell it !

Did the SL at Shannon's sell on appearance? I don't understand the price paid .. Simular, good clean , early eighties , 380 SL usually sells in the mid to upper twenties.

Appearance Value ? ... think of the cost of a Trophy Wife...
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Old 19th November 2014, 01:09 PM
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There's a lot of factors that affect market value & I blame MB herself for many. Strangely MB always took pride in secondhand values but in the last 15 years or so this has plummeted significantly along with the value of all used cars.
But specifically MB has severely restricted info access so the masses have no idea how to work on them. So many people stick with what they know; simple machinery aka Fords & Holdens. Combine that with the high cost of parts & specialist labor plus the almost non-existent aftermarket support network and values will stay low into the foreseeable future
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Old 3rd October 2018, 03:32 PM
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Here’s an article on classic car values from last year which includes various Mercedes models and even mentions the unexpected auction result of a 6.9...

https://thewest.com.au/business/your...b88597270z.amp
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
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Old 3rd October 2018, 07:25 PM
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I think the market is driven by desirability. If it’s desirable, people will want it no matter of negative advice given. If I want it, I’ll have it no matter what someone says! Value is entirely in the eyes of the beholder.

I’ve found advice is often based on completely different benchmarks, so it can sometimes be worthless. A pre-purchase inspection will NEVER be a substitute for seeing it for yourself. Ignore that at your own peril. Financially it’s best to buy and sell when it’s not necessary, but life doesn’t work that way.

So what makes something desirable? Why will people pay so much for just a body shell? Too many factors to mention and it’s often down to the individual who has their own criteria. But reputation is everything and knowledge is vital. If people are unfamiliar and think something is complex, expensive and has little support when things go wrong, they won’t be drawn to the product. So that’s why we’re here to dispel some of the myths and spread the good word!! It’s up to us to educate people so they can tell the difference between a 280 and a 560.... But enthusiasts and collectors do their own research and know what they want. TK forms a part of that knowledge base.

I just wish MBA would celebrate their history as much as the mother land and back it up with competitive part prices and less NLA. They should get their act together and reintroduce parts for the most collectible models and stop charging a premium for us downunder.
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)

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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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I think the market is driven by desirability. If itís desirable, people will want it no matter of negative advice given. If I want it, Iíll have it no matter what someone says! Value is entirely in the eyes of the beholder.

Iíve found advice is often based on completely different benchmarks, so it can sometimes be worthless. A pre-purchase inspection will NEVER be a substitute for seeing it for yourself. Ignore that at your own peril. Financially itís best to buy and sell when itís not necessary, but life doesnít work that way.

So what makes something desirable? Why will people pay so much for just a body shell? Too many factors to mention and itís often down to the individual who has their own criteria. But reputation is everything and knowledge is vital. If people are unfamiliar and think something is complex, expensive and has little support when things go wrong, they wonít be drawn to the product. So thatís why weíre here to dispel some of the myths and spread the good word!! Itís up to us to educate people so they can tell the difference between a 280 and a 560.... But enthusiasts and collectors do their own research and know what they want. TK forms a part of that knowledge base.

I just wish MBA would celebrate their history as much as the mother land and back it up with competitive part prices and less NLA. They should get their act together and reintroduce parts for the most collectible models and stop charging a premium for us downunder.
Hear hear! Indeed!
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Old 14th November 2018, 10:04 AM
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$156,750.00 USD for a 32,000 (miles?) 6.9 at the August 2018 Goodings Auctions, Pebble Beach, California, USA. Probably the highest encountered so far...

So all the Aussie cars will end up as exports???
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01 Ford AU 5L (Deep Blue)
88 420L Euro#-P
88 420L#-P
88 420L#2477-P
87 560L#2020 (Dora 2)
87 560L #9987
87 420L#4309-P
87 420L#-P
86 560L#5896-P
79 6.9#5541 (Red Bull)
78 6.9#4248 (Skye)
79 6.9#3686 (Moby Dick)
78 6.9#1776 (Dora 1)
77 450L#7010-P
75 450L#8414 (Gold Nugget)-P
57 Buick 73A (Titanic)
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