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Old Feb 20th, 2018, 21:11   #11
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Book value for these according to insurers, comes in at >300 so unless you've got an agreed value, there's no point spending the extra on the more expensive ones for sale.
I bought mine for 600, about 6 week later it was written off when a BMW rear ended me. The 3rd party insurer paid and after telling them I needed a 1997 or 1998 fairly high trim level in good nick they offered me 1500 for it. They knew it had over 165k on it! (I did buy it back and fix it). But I will be looking for a policy with a agreed valuation in the future.
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Old Feb 21st, 2018, 00:56   #12
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I disagree, the values which insurance companies work to mean nothing.
Until it comes for them to pay out. Which can be an extremely laborious and sometimes futile task.
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I think we have to be careful when describing cars as classics or collectable when we are enthusiasts for that particular car. I have written about this in the club magazine and my view is that the 940 is not a classic, nor remotely collectable. What it is is a car of utility, and very good ones command decent money for a small minority who value it's range of abilities - near zero depreciation and low running costs.

Average and poor cars ("a good workhorse") will only attract tradesmen who value the load capacity and cannot afford or want a good van. Values are only rising (if they are) for only the very best cars.

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Old Feb 21st, 2018, 14:38   #14
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My car is on a classic insurance policy. Ergo, classic.
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My car is on a classic insurance policy. Ergo, classic.
My 1991 960 is on classic insurance... my 1997 is not. And as this one for sale is a '97 too... ergo irrelevant.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2018, 12:41   #17
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No longer for sale..
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No longer for sale..
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Going to keep the old beast. Would have been a sad sale anyway. Think il try to keep this one on the road for as many years as i can. Thinking of doing the underneath of the car with por15 (when it gets a bit warmer). also i have the spare engine il rebuild that & either keep it as a spare or sell on.
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