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The price of my Kadett Special

Postby iety2004 » 06 May 2005, 17:48

Hi guys been thinking how much is my car worth, its a 1979 2 door Opel Kadett Special tax'd and MOT'd, Its has the following bits fitted:

Allycat 13x6 Alloys,
Sparco Mudflaps
Cobra Clubman Bucket Seats
Momo Harnesses,
Map Light
Monty steering wheel
K&N Filter
Ashley Exhaust
Alloy sum gaurd.

And the following waiting to fit

Astra GTE calipers
Electronic igniton
Weber 40 with K&N and manifold
Kent performance cam
Oil pressure, oil temp, fuel pressure and rev gauges

Its in Beige

I still have all the bits to put it back to standard, except the exhaust so how much is it worth? and if i did ever needed money so bad i had to sell it would it be worth more standard or modded?

cheers gareth
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Postby Tortron » 07 May 2005, 01:04

i would imagine it would be only worth more if it was 100% stock standard, as are most classic cars, but it would probably be the same to keep it modified
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Postby iety2004 » 07 May 2005, 12:06

I got the original wheels and front seats, would have to source a exhaust system and front seat belts and its back to standard.
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Postby Neilyman » 07 May 2005, 13:10

iety2004 wrote:would have to source a exhaust system


There`s one on Fleabay from a butchered saloon ;)
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Postby iety2004 » 08 May 2005, 13:51

What about a price range?
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Postby Doive » 08 May 2005, 13:55

Put it this way mate. A cracking original 26k mile two door 1979 Kadett saloon 1196cc one owner all it's life, perfect paint, no rust, immaculate interior and loads of history made 400 quid. You would be fortunate to see 500 for yours if the buyer was generous, plus probably another 100 for all the tuning bits.
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Postby Neilyman » 08 May 2005, 13:58

Anything that`s for sale is only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it!
It could be worth a grand, but if no one will give you more than 500 quid for it, that`s all ya gonna get regardless.
I dunno, but what do you think it`s worth?
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Postby iety2004 » 08 May 2005, 14:03

I would of thought that if somebody was looking to go road rallying or such it would be worth more to them, might be better off taking the bits off it and sell them seperatly :?

I was thinking at least 700 ish, got a new performance exhaust 2 weeks old on it. plus the bits i havent fitted.

weber 40 plus manifold for a Chevette/Kadett, with K&N, these go for big money on Germany ebay.

Kent new performance cam, hard to find,

Electronic ignition new in box,

Sebring wing mirrors.
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Postby Doive » 08 May 2005, 14:22

If you are looking for a way to make quick money I would suggest from experience that cars are not the way to do it. It is indeed a very rare occurence when any car returns a substantial profit, unless of course it is something desirable and exotic, two qualities which would never describe either a chevette or kadett in the wider classic car market. I'd be inclined to hold on to your car, add the bits as you go then simply enjoy it! Face it the value has bottomed out and maybe one day a good chevette or kadett will make the lunatic prices commanded by 2 door escorts at the moment.
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Postby iety2004 » 08 May 2005, 20:57

No no no, im not out to make a quick but on it, just interested in what its worth,

I was thinking car on its own about 500and thats if its mint if it in mint (needs a bit more work i think)

With the parts fitted and setup properly around 900 mark, but it'll never get that
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Postby Shellysowner » 08 May 2005, 21:21

:lol: no you won't!
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Postby Doive » 09 May 2005, 17:14

I bought a chevette because I had a strange fascination with them, and so was willing to pay the 250 quid the guy asked - looking back I would have argured him down to nearer 150. I have spent a silly amount of money getting her to a condition I'm happy with, realistically over twice the value of the car but now I have a reliable everyday classic which I'm chuffed with. I'd be unlikely to sell her unless someone made me a ridiculous offer.

On the other hand I bought the BMW on an opportunistic whim. Very nice car I'd always admired from but a boy, and here was one I could own myself for 150 quid. So I snapped it up. Initially money making was in my eyes, but that has changed for a number of reasons 1) it's far too nice to sell, 2) I'd never ever make the money back on it, and 3) I'm not sure what I'd get instead. The two cars give a nice contrast to the skewed perspective the classic market currently has! Fairly tidy chevette - 500 quid(ish). Immaculate 525e, top of the range 18 years ago - a grand. Ropey escort with knackered engine, but looks like a rally car - 5 grand. Go figure.
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Postby GJUK » 09 May 2005, 23:15

£400 say :)

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