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Jan 27, 2002 (1:40 pm)
What do you think a '77 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon in OK condition would be worth? It's owned by a friend of mine in my neighborhood, has a 260 V-8 and 130k on it. The body isn't holding up well, typical of GM mid-sizers from the late 70s.
Jan 27, 2002 (1:44 pm)
Gee, I dunno, they really don't have any collector car value, so just an old car that's running and a bit tired? Maybe $750 or so.
#620 of 627 Mr. Shiftright
Jan 31, 2002 (9:12 am)
I didn't really know where to ask this so I'll try here and in "real world trade-in values" over in the Smart Shopper Board. Went out to dinner with friends, and they want to know what their toy is worth as they want to sell it. Here is what he told me: 1985 1/2(?) Porsche 911E, bright red, just turned 100k, they bought it new, it is always waxed and garaged, never seen bad weather. I would say its really a nice car, 5 speed, A/C, and some sort of removable hardtop (?). They are thinking of around $4500 and don't know if thats high, low, or okay. What do you think?
Jan 31, 2002 (9:23 am)
No such car I'm afraid and absurdly low price. The 911E came out in I think 1969 and would be worth between $9K-$12K.
A 1985 Porsche 911 would be called a Carrera and would be worth between $15,000-$20,000.
Being a Targa (removable roof panel) makes no difference in price. In fact, a sunroof car might bring a little more, since Targas are a pain in the butt usually.
If it's really a 1985 911 for $4,500, that sounds like quite the deal but keep in mind that a rebuilt engine will cost you $10,000.
#622 of 627 Mr. Shiftright
Jan 31, 2002 (9:53 am)
Thanks for the quick response. I'll pass it on to him and find out for sure what he really has based on your answer. I'm way too tall for such a car (6' 7"), but the darn thing is cute. If I get more details, I'll repost.
Jan 31, 2002 (10:38 am)
Well you should be able to fit into an 85 911 (if Wilt Chamberlain can, YOU can).
#624 of 627 2099 - Porsche 911?
Jan 31, 2002 (11:26 am)
Make sure it is a 911 - my guess is it's a 944, since there was a 1985.5 model year for that car. 944s aren't worth nearly as much.
Jan 31, 2002 (11:30 am)
Or worse, a 924.
#626 of 627 924s though........
Jan 31, 2002 (1:18 pm)
.........were only made from 1977-82, then 1987-88 model years. My mom was 'drawn in' by the price when the 924 was re-introduced in October 86. Fortunately, she left the showroom with a 944 instead (still not a great car, I know, but better than a 924), which she still owns.
The price ($4500) and model year (85.5) leads me to believe the car for sale is a 944. MY 85.5 is when the introduced the new dash.
Jan 31, 2002 (2:51 pm)
Yeah, 944s are actually very good handling cars, and if you get the newest models, with all the improvements, they are pretty nice to drive. Probably what keeps their price so low is:
1.It's not a 911, so not a "real" Porsche because of front engine, 4 cylinders and water cooling.
2. Expensive to fix considering the low market value.