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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:31 am 
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I'm thinking of getting collector car insurance for mine.

But $2225 sounds too low for a nice one - or am I dreaming?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:48 am 
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Supply and demand. Not a lot of demand for a decent Mk1 these days, aside from us, and most of us either have what we want, or are just cheap asses (like me)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:10 am 
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Ask your insurance company for agreed/declared value coverage.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:50 am 
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Actually, I never get collision although I'd like to have fire and theft which is usually not available w/o collision.

With the Sprint, I'd have 2 collector cars and there is the bit about keeping it in a locked garage - and they want pics of the car in the garage... I have a 1-car garage but a very secure 2-car carport (enclosed with tarps.)

I'm just surprised for the $2225. That highly rarefied mark of Turbo Sprints makes any kind of "High Retail" classification suspect - I'm sure the actual value of a concours condition one would get a lot more, $5-10k I'm guessing. (when guessing prices, I use the 1,2,5 sequence, so the next lower interval would be $2-5k which I think would be too low. Given $2, 5, and 10k, I'd pick $5k for a top price.) And then if you simply look at all the sales of T3's, the likelihood of really nice ones contributing to their HR metric is probably low.

Then there was the guy selling 3 T3's and fighting to get $3k for them. But none of them were exceptional condition.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:25 pm 
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It's actually much worse:

The High Retail NadaGuides 1987 base sprint is $2150 while the Turbo is $2225.

Yep the Turbo model is worth $75 more.

So the question is How much more, percentage wise, is a Turbo worth compared to the Base model?

I figure at least 50% more... In fact, I would find it hard to believe a High Retail Base Sprint is worth $2150 - especially when a base 91 Metro 4-door hatch is $1700 something.

A Sprint worth more than a Geo Metro???


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