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#6 of 9 Sonett values
Feb 20, 2010 (4:21 pm)
10,000 ever made, far less than 10% remain. 300 made 1966-1967, 900 in 68, 600 in 69, 303 in 1970..the rest thru 1974. Supply and demand is correct. For informed values see http://saabsonett.org/index4.php.....Make no mistake, the very best will always bring an appropriate price..but you are correct in that the curve falls off quickly for the driver quality sonetts..their time may well come quickly though if Spyker brings them back..Happy motoring
#7 of 9 Re: Sonett values [deanlg]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Feb 21, 2010 (11:37 pm)
These prices seem very improbable to me, especially for #2 or #1 cars; but of course they are not impartial parties calculating the values. They want to see these values because they own and love these cars, or sell parts for them. Understandable bias.
To their credit they do state: "the highest condition category concours, scored as a 1 has few market transactions so valuations do not carry a high degree of statistical confidence."
Which is really what I'm saying is my opinion, too---these price estimates are way too high.
I would offer my opinion that in the real world the prices are about 50% of what they list them for.
Even 1000 survivors is a very large number in the world of real collectible cars.
I'm sure we could both round up a dozen decent Sonetts in a few weeks or at least locate the sellers.
#9 of 9 Re: Sonett values [rikaro]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 16, 2012 (9:28 am)
Nice car! He's obviously done a lot of improvements. I don't know as I could ever live with the column shifter. He should figure out how to convert that to floorshift...I'm sure someone has done that somewhere in the world of Saab Sonett lovers!
it's a fun car to drive--definitely a "vintage" automobile however--feels like you're driving a dune buggy.
But then, so do early Lotuses.....