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looking at classic cars on ebay...........what constitutes a classic?


1995 Hyundai S-coupe, anyone? Actually prettier than I recall....


Your views (and links) welcomed...:mope:
 

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At the moment it seems that anything ol is classic.

I cannot see why anyone would have bought the S-coupe in the first place, let alone anyone wanting to buy a 23 year old example.
 

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...on that note, I found a low mileage 1982 MK1 Fiesta XR2 on sale with an asking price of... £19k!

I know there's a lot of love for fast Fords, but £19k!
 

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They was rattle boxes back in the 90’s and felt like they was as thick as a can of soda pop. I had two MK2’s. Even the one that had 52k on the clock I had was nothing more than a fiesta with a CVH 1.6 escort van engine in.
I can’t imagine how much of a idiot you’d feel when driving it after about 500 miles once you’ve got to know it knowing you’ve paid 19 grand for it.
You can buy an escort cosworth for that, or a modern focus RS. That A) hold their money.
And B) are actually fast fords.
In fact you can’t buy a cossie for that now about 10 year ago you could probably a lot more now..
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Yes, i can't imagine it would take too long before buyer's remorse set in :)
 

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Nostalgia is a powerful thing.

For me the "You could buy a [insert name of modern desirable car] for that" argument doesn't really hold water. Go to any classic car show and you'll find people with passion for all manner of old tat that was considered **** poor in period, let alone now. That passion keeps thousands of people in work. A 1988 XR2 won't drive as well as a modern Fiesta ST but if it was your first quick car (and they were by the standards of the time), or you had one when you met your wife, or you brought your first child home from hospital in one, it will have a place in your heart (unless it's made of stone).

Ultimately every single car is worth the same - what someone is prepared to pay. If you advertise your Fiesta for £19k and someone buys it, where's the harm?
 

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I cannot see why anyone would have bought the S-coupe in the first place, let alone anyone wanting to buy a 23 year old example.
lol, good point <img src="http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

how about this? Distinctive and practical, while a tenner says no-one in your town (or all the ones that border it) will have one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peugeot-504-pick-up/264106847009?hash=item3d7dfeab21:g:sHsAAOSwZKlcJgUZ
Probably the cheapest Group B homologated car out there.
 
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Nostalgia is a powerful thing.

For me the "You could buy a [insert name of modern desirable car] for that" argument doesn't really hold water. Go to any classic car show and you'll find people with passion for all manner of old tat that was considered **** poor in period, let alone now. That passion keeps thousands of people in work. A 1988 XR2 won't drive as well as a modern Fiesta ST but if it was your first quick car (and they were by the standards of the time), or you had one when you met your wife, or you brought your first child home from hospital in one, it will have a place in your heart (unless it's made of stone).

Ultimately every single car is worth the same - what someone is prepared to pay. If you advertise your Fiesta for £19k and someone buys it, where's the harm?
fair points. You can't put a price on an emotional connection to something, especially if you're also diving in knowing the dynamic strengths and weaknesses of what you're buying. My hunch is that £19k XR2 will be bought (for whatever price) by someone who knows that type of car and has a connection to it... and will enjoy it.
 

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When you said American, and 700cc, I assumed you'd missed off a zero.

That Escort is not what I picture when you say Ford and Mexico.
 

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IT is the same in the motorcycle world. Stuff we bought for less than £25 (and known as 'grey porridge') now go for several thousands. When I was an instructor/ examiner for the RAC/ACU then BMF training scheme one bike the learners had was the Yamaha FS1E, they couldn't wait to get rid of them and move on to something larger and better. Now they are fetching above £4 000.
Whereas my BMW R100s owned from new and in very good original condition, would get about £3 000.
 

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Crosleys are bizarre. They were the first to do disc brakes and overhead came in the US but they look like toys. In 1948 when petrol was stupidly cheap you would have to be mad to choose one over more conventional stuff of the time. They were cheap but I don't think they were that cheap.
 

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