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Re: [T3] ridiculous price

I don't know for sure, but if it was turquoise metallic it may have been
Peter Nicholson's machine.  That is a truly exceptional machine - unless it
was the Gentian blue of Peter ??? (sorry, I forget) which was original,
with Type 3 marathon wheels and was also a multi-concours winner.
Right-hand drive, in a countFŒ˙Ó for its dampness, truly exceptional
classics command a price in proportion.  How many of us have a floorpan in
its original unblemished paint, interior plastic trim perfect etc?  What
would it cost to restore an original car to that state?  £5000 to £6000
($8,000 to $10,000) is the going rate here for such fine Type 3s, but there
aren't more than 4 or 5 around that I would rate that high.  It costs us
£10,000 ($16,000) for a basic Golf.

Having said that, there are people everywhere with more money than sense,
so it may have been overpriced for its condition.

UK VW Type 3&4 Club
----- Original Message -----
From: <Sonny8oy@aol.com>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: 27 July 1999 04:04
Subject: [T3] ridiculous price

> Saw an auction report in one of the British classic car magazines
> A 1972 VW 1600E (Fastback, right?) deemed to be in excellent original
> condition, with low miles. Sold for #6090 + #150 buyer's premium. So that
> makes it about $10000. Pretty steep for a stock '72. And the condition
> have been better (concours, or the next step down before excellent).

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