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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2005, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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$30k GTV

In the current issue of Sports Car Market they have an article on a 74 GTV that apparetnly sold on e-bay for $30K, yes $30K last November (I don't follow e-bay so this was news to me some of you may have already known about this). Car had 12K miles, was the original owner and had a couple of minor mods to it and fresh paint in 1985. Sounds like it may have been in Seattle (it was originally sold by Alfa of Tacoma).

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There was a thread about this car at that time, a search will probably find the discussion.

It was eBay item #4501430000. It was a strong price but inline with other sales of documented, original GTVs.

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And keep in mind it is not how much anything is worth that matters, it is how much somebody is willing to pay that really counts!

When I restored my GTV6 I went in knowing that I would have well more money that I could get out of it. I am still happy that I made the choice that I did.


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The value in owning an Alfa is in the driving (i.e. completely subjective), but we all have to consider the budget, so I've been thinking about this...

Basically I can happily justify pouring money into restoring my car at the same rate a new car would depreciate, and still come out on top. For instance a couple of years ago I could have bought a new 147 or the 105 GTV that I did buy. I sold the GTV for the same amount that I paid, about two years later. After the same time the 147 would sell for at least $10K less than the new price. On that basis I could have happily spent $10K on the 105 and still been as well off (if not better, because I wouldn't have to finance a lump of money for the new car). Plus I had a lot more fun . So what seem like odd deals on the face of it can actually be quite sensible. For instance I saw a 105 GTV selling for A$22K (nice car), with A$35K worth of receipts (including the original purchase). Again, if that money was spent over a few years, it makes sense, but on the face of it it just sounds dumb. And I know this is right because it passed the spousal permission-to-spend-money test!

Last money-mention: my $0.02.

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