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'Book values' don't mean anything,anywhere..... (archive)

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Posted by Derin on April 23, 2001 at 18:14:34:

In Reply to: Re: since these cars are becoming so rare... posted by Charley on April 23, 2001 at 16:39:21:

....I live in the UK and it's the same here.
When I got my car and was looking for insurance I had some 'pimply' youngster on the end of the line at one point trying to tell me that my car was only worth 2500 according to the 'book'(that's less than $4000)...would you expect to pay $4000 for this?

Values you get by asking people here are much more valid....these are people who know what they are talking about.
You really cannot go off of the blue book values for these cars. Kelley rated my 88 w/ 110k miles at around $9750 or so...I then entered my 87 w/ 38k miles and it really didnt change. A car w/ 55k miles on it that is in good shape and hasn't been hit is worth more than 10-12k in the market. What you see people asking is a better indication than the blue bookI would pay 15k for a car in that condition if it checks out OK. You should try to get a family discount:)Good luck

Charley





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