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I need to be careful here because it's not my intention to breach forum rules, but i have a genuine difficulty valuing my step mother's car which she needs my assistance selling. It's a low mileage 2002 166 V6 3.0 Super that she kept after my father died 10 years ago and there are so few for sale nationally to get any idea of its value - and the ones that are for sale are up for anything from £900 to £5,000.

Can anyone give me some guidelines in valuing a rare classic such as this?

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can you compare it to any of the high end models that you've seen?

if so, start high and barter down if necessary - I'm sure if you describe it accurately in your ads, it will either fall flat, or get mucho interest :)
 

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can you compare it to any of the high end models that you've seen?

if so, start high and barter down if necessary - I'm sure if you describe it accurately in your ads, it will either fall flat, or get mucho interest :)
That's a good plan except that there are two guys locally who are both interested. i don't want to pitch it too high and make my step mother look greedy but at the same time I don't want to let it go too cheaply for her. There's only one similar 3L model for sale nationally and that hasn't got the very low mileage of this one.
 

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That's a good plan except that there are two guys locally who are both interested. i don't want to pitch it too high and make my step mother look greedy but at the same time I don't want to let it go too cheaply for her. There's only one similar 3L model for sale nationally and that hasn't got the very low mileage of this one.
if you feel it's an exceptional example, why not pitch it at a higher price than the high mileage one that you've seen, showing the customers prices of the one's you've seen?

if you are after a quick sale, maybe adjust your price to a bit below the online ads.

on the flip side, if it's not been driven for 10 years, then it will need a fair bit of work to get it back to it's full potential, so you could always use that as a gentle way of coming down from a high price :)
 

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Be realistic I think - for top money you want a well sorted, well cared for car that drives well with no major faults and not many minor ones and good to excellent bodywork and interior. Re-commissioning a car that's not done much for a decade can cost a lot (ask me how I know) so don't put too much value on a low mileage alone.

Unclear from your description how much use and maintenance it has had for 10 years. If little or none, don't expect top money unless it is properly re-commissioned.
 

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Be realistic I think - for top money you want a well sorted, well cared for car that drives well with no major faults and not many minor ones and good to excellent bodywork and interior. Re-commissioning a car that's not done much for a decade can cost a lot (ask me how I know) so don't put too much value on a low mileage alone.

Unclear from your description how much use and maintenance it has had for 10 years. If little or none, don't expect top money unless it is properly re-commissioned.
Sorry I should have been clearer - my step mother has continued to run the car and have it regularly serviced at an Alfa specialist over the past ten years but she does little mileage which is why it's still only done 55,000. I've not thoroughly inspected but as far as I'm aware the bodywork and interior are in very good condition. The colour is that torquoisy-green colour that changes shade according to the light. It's an early model though at 2002 so I guess not quite top dollar.

Thanks everyone for the advice by the way.
 

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Yeah but.. it's a v6. :D

There's a 2003 2.0ltr on fleabay at the moment at £2k from a dealer. It has had all the belts etc. recently done.
Similarly there's a private sale 2.0ltr at £850 whose seller sounds very keen to get attention (i.e. probably very little out there).

There are no v6's for sale.

If your v6 has big alloys, leather and the sat-nav doodah .. as well as being tidy/serviced then I'd have a punt at £3499 and see what response you get.

People will buy it because they want a 3ltr 166 with big alloys, leather and sat-nav rather than just a cheap car. The beast is 13 years old.. so condition is what will sell it. Since you're selling to a connoisseur, you might have to be patient and re-advertise it a lot.

When you get fed up of tyre kickers/hagglers/scammers.. you will reduce the price to get rid of it... but by then you'll know what price will shift the beast.


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