On 24 Sep 2005 14:38:14 -0700, "Bret Ludwig" <email@example.com>
>Buckshop LeFunk wrote:
>> A lot of money. They are up to the $40,000 on Ebay.
> What Series? What condition? Original or new bodyshell?
Exactly......and where in the world you are?
> In fact, maybe buying a new bodyshell and going from there is a better
>option than "restoring".
The more original a car, the more it is worth. The most valuable -
other than genuine lightweight or low-drag cars with a racing history
- are the original 3.8 series ones, in open or fixed-head form,
closely followed by the 4.2 series ones - which are actually the
better road cars, with nicer seats and an all-synchro gearbox.
The least desirable car is a series two 4.2 2+2 auto. These cars can
still be picked up for silly money.
Later series three V12s can make very good money as well, but these
are nowhere near as desirable as the earlier cars. Big fat
pose-mobiles, basically <g>.
Price range for a well-restored runner in the UK is probably GBP 15 -
30 thou.. With exceptional, original cars, the sky is the limit.
Advice is always to buy the best you can afford. Mid-price cars can
end up costing you far more than high-end cars. Otherwise, buy a
basket case and start from scratch.
David Betts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Classic Car Gallery: http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?m=17830847103&n=398038677