View Full Version : Opinion on value needed

16-01-2010, 03:36 PM
Hi, I am going to be selling my 260 in the relatively near future after a year of ownership. Interested to hear what you think it might be worth.

54 plate non-SE pre-facelift 260
2 previous owners
48k miles
Totally standard
Would come with Zeroes (not fitted)
Tyres good, body good
I think it's VIN 219


16-01-2010, 03:58 PM
It's tricky to put a price on it..........I would say anything between ?7.5 to ?8.5K on a good day, perhaps even ?9K

I would sell the zeros separately a they are worth more then with the car
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16-01-2010, 05:03 PM
would definitely sell the exhaust separately, people will have your hands off for them on here. As for value, difficult one, but would agree with greeners

16-01-2010, 05:18 PM
according to webuyanycar you should be chuffed to get 2500:~

16-01-2010, 07:54 PM
according to webuyanycar you should be chuffed to get 2500:~

daylight robbery!


16-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Heheheh - they offered me £2950 for our '54 reg Mazda 3 auto with 76k miles on it just before Christmas.

Someone has a real downer on MGs... :mad:

18-01-2010, 09:27 AM
Are values rising slightly? I thought around 5k was more around the mark...

18-01-2010, 09:35 AM
To value it I'd suggest taking a look on somewhere like PistonHeads at cars currently for sale and recently sold.

What you'll likely see is that higher priced cars take much longer to sell. I'd guess if you put yours up at over £8k it will take a while to shift it, but if you aren't desperate to sell you might get a buyer at that price. Problem is at the moment there are some very nice SE spec cars out there for less money than that.

Personally I think based on your description £6.5k is a realistic price and anything less than that you are giving the car away for too little. So maybe list it at £7k.

I paid just over £8k for mine, SE spec with about half the miles, and from a main dealer with warranty. I still feel I paid more than the car was worth but I was pretty desperate.

black olive
18-01-2010, 01:11 PM
dont know but at VIN 219 it should be a mark 2- could you check the vin for me please ?

18-01-2010, 01:16 PM
There were some half cars around 215-220 time.

18-01-2010, 01:22 PM
There were some half cars around 215-220 time.

The change was #217 officialy? I think ;)

black olive
19-01-2010, 10:04 AM
correct hence the query- can understand half breed mark 2's but not mark 1 after the changeover

19-01-2010, 11:01 AM
Alright guys, I went to look at #199 as on Pistonheads at the weekend and put a deposit down: http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/863716.htm

Mike is a sound bloke and the car is a credit to him, but I've currently got an immaculate Honda Accord Type R which has apparently just decided to need a new crank, so I'm feeling a bit paranoid about this purchase and needing your views:

* The car momentarily hestitated a couple of times during the drive, on small throttle openings. Is this normal or something to be concerned about? The spark plugs have been recently replaced and a new battery fitted.

* The clutch ? I experienced it as very heavy, to the point of being a bit offputting. Is this normal? Can anything be done to lighten the clutch?

* The gearbox felt slow and it was easy to miss the plane of 3rd-5th so you inadvertently went to 5th unless you were conscious of letting the spring find the right plane. Again, is this a normal characteristic?

* Finally, I may have been hallucinating but If I recall correctly the temperature readout on the aircon seemed to click up a couple of degrees over time even when set at a certain level. Any thoughts?

Any views gratefully received.

I think Havoc1 may have got a little confused with his Vin Number, only this was a post of his when he originally bought the car. As you can see it suggests the car is actually 199 so Pre-facelift makes more sense.

black olive
19-01-2010, 12:14 PM
thanks for the clarification

20-01-2010, 10:14 PM
lowey260 is quite right - it is 199. Thanks.