I am still crying over the Alfetta GTV refusing to increase in price. Why should the later model?
Same here with my Alfetta GTV6.
My last TS went for under £200 to a small dealer - cash sale. Mechanically it was excellent, a 97 base model P1. However it had run out of MoT and would have cost £000's, rot on Floor Pan, Fuel Pipes, Tyres, droopy Headlining, Cambelt Service overdue. Estimate was about £700 to get a new MoT and the opinion was that it might well cost almost as much for next year.
I was sad to let it go but the Head had to overrule the Heart, spending as much as the car is worth for my annual 4K mileage in this car just does not make sense, at least not to me.
Frankly if I had the patience I would have stripped it for parts, financially it would have been the best route to go.
Had the bodywork and interior been absolutely mint it may have been worth it but this was a typical sixteen year old car, polished up well but far from perfect and unlikely to be anyones idea of a Classic for some years to come.
On the other hand my Alfetta is a true Classic but if I were to try and sell right now I'd probably be at least £4K in the hole so while I wish all 916 owners all the luck in the world as things stand right now an awful lot of the 916 cars, especially the TS, are now in " Banger " territory, a bit like the cooking 156's.