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Always difficult to judge phase 3 prices. They are very Marmite looks-wise but that is countered by the relative rarity compared to earlier models. A 3.2 phase 3 Spider has just gone on eBay for £8.5k with 120k on the clock. Maybe more for a lower mileage but you are getting into Cup-money and they are possibly the most desirable 916.
 

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Hmmmm that's a lot of miles, saw one for £11.5k with 39k miles in japan but will have to buy blind and then there is import duty and vat etc....
 

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There’s another one that’s done 68k on eBay for £13k. According to the seller, there’s only 38 in the country, which makes them rarer than Cups but does that mean they should be worth more?
 

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There’s another one that’s done 68k on eBay for £13k. According to the seller, there’s only 38 in the country, which makes them rarer than Cups but does that mean they should be worth more?
A good point. Its very difficult to forecast but with the p3 refinements and the GTA engine then logic would indicate they would be equal to or better than cup values and most of the cups have moon miles and look their age too. But who knows. 10 years ago triumph tr6 was about £2K, now £15k for half tidy one...but the rarity of the p3 should add value...
 

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A good point. Its very difficult to forecast but with the p3 refinements and the GTA engine then logic would indicate they would be equal to or better than cup values and most of the cups have moon miles and look their age too. But who knows. 10 years ago triumph tr6 was about £2K, now £15k for half tidy one...but the rarity of the p3 should add value...
The fickle world of classic and collectors cars is one that defies all logic and common sense. Some modifications are considered ‘period’ and add to value while others will ruin a cars re-sale value. I was reading the classifieds in a classic car mag and one specialist had a mk 2 Escort 1.1 Popular estate for twice the price of a Sunbeam Alpibe Convertible. Excuse me but WT actual F... how can a classic 60s British sports car that was cool enough for James Bond be worth less than a boring and bland family estate?

I think in the future when 916s crossover from enthusiasts cars to serious collectors cars then rarity may well add to value of cars like the 3.2 Spider may well leapfrog Cup prices. But rising prices aren’t necessarily a good thing. Personally my 916s are keepers that I intend to leave to my grandson so prices are totally immaterial to me.
 

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I agree - my 916s are also keepers, so, in my case, price rises/drops should be immaterial,

However, it does give me a warm, fuzzy feeling to see their values creep ever upward ;)
 

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However, it does give me a warm, fuzzy feeling to see their values creep ever upward ;)
The only trouble with rising prices is they are often accompanied by a rise in the price of spares. While a perfectly roadworthy example in need of TLC can be picked up for a grand or less anything with serious rust or mechanical problems is likely to be scrapped providing cheap and plentiful spares. Fast forward 20 years when an incomplete rusty barn find is worth more than it was new then spares are going to be more expensive and harder to find. Or that’s what is going to happen in my mind and how I justify the garage full of complete interiors, suspension, callipers, headlights, exhaust parts & cats, window regulators plus assorted door cards, seals etc etc to the current Mrs Nelly when she questions the near daily deliveries of Alfa spares.
 

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The only trouble with rising prices is they are often accompanied by a rise in the price of spares. While a perfectly roadworthy example in need of TLC can be picked up for a grand or less anything with serious rust or mechanical problems is likely to be scrapped providing cheap and plentiful spares. Fast forward 20 years when an incomplete rusty barn find is worth more than it was new then spares are going to be more expensive and harder to find. Or that’s what is going to happen in my mind and how I justify the garage full of complete interiors, suspension, callipers, headlights, exhaust parts & cats, window regulators plus assorted door cards, seals etc etc to the current Mrs Nelly when she questions the near daily deliveries of Alfa spares.
Happening already. Been looking for door speakers and the prices on ebay for what look like well used parts is ridiculous. Will only get worse. Still some way to go before they reach old Porsche prices. I was quoted over £500 for a new door seal on an old Porsche Targa recently!!

Keep stockpiling those parts!
 

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Agreed. I’ve been searching high and low for a phase 3 front bumper number plate plinth. Rocking horse bum currants have nothing on these things!
 

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Anything for the front of phase 3 is very hard to get exfept the pH 3 badge. I'm looking for the bottom part of the shield as one of the chrome bars is cracked..... So far drawn a blank....
 

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I sold a mint but cat D, 28k mile spider two years ago for £12k.

When I say mint, it was mint, I did a light restoration on it.

Went to a lady in Wales, she still has it.

The market is depressed at the moment so I would say £9-10k is a fair price.
 

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I sold a mint but cat D, 28k mile spider two years ago for £12k.

When I say mint, it was mint, I did a light restoration on it.

Went to a lady in Wales, she still has it.

The market is depressed at the moment so I would say £9-10k is a fair price.
Cat d is financial write off?
 

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Yep, uneconomical repair. It ran over a curb, no cosmetic damage, just dragged the bottom of the rads and ripped the oil cooler lines off and dumped it’s oil.

So what did the inspecting garage do? Ran it and did the crank and bearings.

Numpties.
 

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Nope. I took the engine out, it did run with no noises but I don’t cut corners.

It went to Duncan at AlfaNet and I spent about £700 for all the parts and labour to replace gaskets, bearing shells and have the crank polished
 
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