33 Racer Back Home!
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Advice on value?...
I can't hold myself out as an expert on 33 prices although I have purchased 2 in the last week.
The first was a 1994 1.7 ie (8v) Race Car, the mechanicals are standard 33, but the interior has been lightened (i.e. stripped), full roll cage, racing seats, harnesses, fire extinguishing system, external cut-offs, glass sunroof removed (aluminiumn cover added), bonnet replaced with fiberglass unit etc. The engine has about 90k on the clock, no real rust, but fuel tank is leaking, also came with a second set of wheels with racing tyres though probably only have a single track day left in them. Price £500
2nd is also a 1994 1.7 ie (8v), this one is really going to be a parts bin for the race car as it only has 50k on the clock, but the clutch is shot, the brakes are spongy and each of the doors have some rust on bottom front corners, interior is in pretty good nick, the car is running on steel wheels. Price £235
I believe there was a guy on here trying to sell his 93/94 1.7ie (8v) 80k on the clock about 4 weeks back and he couldn't sell it whole even for £200 and ended up breaking the car.
I'd agree with Supercharged16v the 33's aren't bringing in much money, though it will help if there is something "special" about yours.
You're doing the right thing by advertising it widely, thus increasing your chance of finding someone looking for your model, undoubtably the right buyer will pay more for the car!
Pistonheads would be a good place as would Classiccarsforsale.co.uk, on those sites you're more likely to find people specifically after a particular marque rather than just a cheap car as you get on eBay and Autotrader.
Anyway good luck, if you've got a good one then hold out for what you want, the longer you hold out the longer you give the ideal buyer a chance to find you!