Prices on the up

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domross
Joined: Fri 25 May, 2007 16:58
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Prices on the up

Post by domross »

Just had a quick squiz on flea bay at zeds...is it me, or have prices for older widebodies just taken a massive surge in the past year?
Not that I’m complaining but suddenly a decent 2.8 looks to be about £7-8k 🤷‍♂️😃
LaRy
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

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Not just in UK, I would say 30% increase in the last year in Sweden. I have also checked the prices in Germany. It is shocking. Normal price is 15.000 -20.000EUR for an ordinary 2.8 l!
Mike Fishwick
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Daglan, France

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In a world where rubbish such as Morgans can fetch crazy money, £8 to £15k for a good 2.8 is excellent value - try to find an equivalent car for the money.

Perhaps people are now realising that there will never be another small sports car with the attributes of a Z3! Some honest road tests, in magazines and the media are well overdue too, rather than the usual gut feelings, mistakes, prejudices, and repetitions which have always given a false impression of a fine car.
A Z3 is not just for Christmas - it's for life!
Warrior
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i

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Higher prices seem to be very much attached to lower mileage. In some cases on cars that don't quite have the kerb appeal (wheels etc.,)
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rayboy
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  Z3 roadster 1.8
Location: erpingham

Re: Prices on the up

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Clown’s Shoe comment. He was referring to the Coupe.
James May choosing a 1.9 auto to cross a desert in and then moaning about it being “hopeless”.
Endless hairdresser’s car jibes etc. are like water off a Duck’s back to me.

These cars are getting the respect that they deserve at last
I have beautiful 2.2 Sport with 80,000 on the clock. What an exhaust sound! When the VANOS kicks in the punch is amazing. A 2.8 has a bit more grunt I suspect. I must investigate.
Before that a long serving 1998 1.9 took me to 150000 with no major issues. Sold last year for
£2k less than I bought it for 15 years before.
Was once a closely guarded secret let’s hope they don’t get too valuable to use.

Nuff sed
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yalden
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i
Location: Devon

Re: Prices on the up

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I paid a little under £4,500 around 5 years ago for my 2003 3.0i Roadster Sport Individual finished in Estoril Blue with navy roof. The car has covered 80k but once it's back on the road I'd like to think it would be worth twice what I paid (if left stock), or perhaps a bit more (once it's been kitted out).
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