Today' there is only ONE gtv6 for sale on hemmings, zero on ebay and zero on the craiglists i ve checked in the southeast...a recent AROC magazine i looked at only had one.
There are two factors that affect car values: desirability (beauty, performance, fun factor) and rarity. Seems to me GTV6 values can only go up from here.
We paid in the high teens a year ago for our 81, near perfect from the original owner with full documentation. Worth every penny.
I dont really see any downside to increasing values, besides slightly higher insurance. Higher values means cars which couldnt be restored 10 years ago now have a chance to survive. Obviously restoring a GTV6 is still a loosing proposition but so were other cars not so long ago. I am just finishing the restoration of a 72 series 3 E-type coupe V12 that i ve owned since 1999. 10 years ago, even a nr 1 concours car would struggle to hit 40/50k So while restoring a convertible made sense, you had to be nuts to restore a coupe... i just saw that haggerty " valuation" a series 3 coupe in nr 1 condition at $78K! Thats pretty much wha i ve out in the car including V12 and 5 speed rebuild, new interior, harness, suspension and of course Hundreds of hours of rust fixing before repaint. 10 years ago, i could have never justified this...
And its not just restoration but repairs too. Imagine you re in a minor accident with a gtv6. The higher the value the higher the repair bill can be... at $10k value, a minor accident could result in totalling the car. Not so at $20k...
The GTV6 is still a little too young to appreciate but give it another 10 years and their rarity will combine with their qualities to result in significsnt appreciation.
Pascal, Miami, FL 89 Spider Veloce, Black (his), 86 Spider Veloce, Champagne (hers), 81 GTV6, 72 Jaguar E-type Coupe V12, Silver