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What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 8:54 am
by Des
Starting a new topic on this subject.......

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 8:54 am
by Des
Nice, but I think overpriced for a car that needs work by the looks of it.

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 9:02 am
by Des
CraigB wrote:So what do people think it is worth? Apart from John's dads really nice ones (forgotten how much $30k?) for an independently judged concourse winner, every other one I have seen I think needs to start from scratch and therefore you will spend a good proportion of that or more. A complete running car that is all there and because it runs you can guess if it is majorly stuffed, like needing a new crank, block etc and therefore worth more than a pile of bits - is that $15k? Did he spend $5k on the engine? Doesn't look like it has just been sprayed and I can't see rust hanging out of it, looks like a respectable running resto that you can enjoy instead of sitting in the shed having a major resto. Chrome and trim looks good and all there. Take a car with rust to a panel beater and see how much you will spend. Has owned it a long time, so possibly a well maintained club car. Look at the money it costs to fix other more model examples where parts are readily available. Anyway, didn't seem too bad to me given the supply end of the market, but then the demand end is not looking too good either!

Not trying to sell it for the guy or John's dad's which is no doubt the real bargain, but gives me an idea just how much I will be overcapitilising starting from scratch on mine!



I think Craig that car would be worth about $15k

you don't see many for sale so makes it hard to gauge


This one sold at Shannons for $13k, last year
I think overall this car, body and interior was is in better condition



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Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 9:04 am
by Des
As you know at the moment I'm also looking for a 170, I have a limited budget of about $5k at the moment,

sure you are going to spend more overall restoring a car and get it back on the road, but for many people they simply don't have that amount of money kicking around to buy a fully restored car up front. Rather put the money into it over several years.



We also have the problem here in Australia that there seems to be very few 170 cars for sale,
CraigB wrote:Not trying to sell it for the guy or John's dad's which is no doubt the real bargain, but gives me an idea just how much I will be overcapitilising starting from scratch on mine!

Is is the work on yours coming along Craig?


you should join us on the 170220 forum if you have the time,


Kind Regards
Des

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 9:34 am
by Hendrik
Depends on condition and the market.
However the way I look at it, is that you are not getting a lot for your money.
No AC, no power steering, not even electric indicators. By todays standard they are very basic cars.
Also there is not a lot in the way of safety features.

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 10:10 am
by OzBenzHead
Hendrik wrote:[...] No AC, no power steering, not even electric indicators. By todays standard they are very basic cars.
Also there is not a lot in the way of safety features.
But surely one doesn't expect any of that on a vintage or veteran - or even an older classic - car. Those are relatively modern features and would be entirely out of character in a W136. Of course, if one were to make an all-mod-cons hotrod out of it ... :P

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 11:14 am
by Des
Hendrik wrote:Depends on condition and the market.
However the way I look at it, is that you are not getting a lot for your money.
No AC, no power steering, not even electric indicators. By todays standard they are very basic cars.
Also there is not a lot in the way of safety features.

Yes but one cannot look at buying a car of this period in the same light as buying an everyday runabout car.

If one wanted that you would be best to stick with an S Class.

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 12:42 pm
by Hendrik
So in fact the value is the oldness, I guess the bigger question is what will they be worth in the future?

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 12:49 pm
by Des
Hendrik wrote:So in fact the value is the oldness, I guess the bigger question is what will they be worth in the future?
In my opinion, I don't think there is any real value in any of these cars, unless it is the very rare models, or the cars that are really "as new"

Take a 170, a ponton, a W108, a W116, a W126 etc.. really a top condition car is only worth $15k for any of these models,

You might say your car is worth $20k, 30k, but you have to be able to get that for it,

so many cars seem to be for sale for months, or for years,

For me I'm not interested in the car gaining value, all I'm interested in is having enough folding to buy one.
:)

For me it is the simple old world charm, the character that attracts me to these cars,

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Sat 13 Dec, 2008 5:57 pm
by GreaseMonkey
I'm with Des on this one.
Old cars are old cars, not meant to be judged by modern standards.
And yes, a top 136, 180, 116 or 126 is only going to be worth $15kish so it is a matter of taste which you want and why.
It will be a long slow wait for any of these to gain much in value, so spending now over $15k is a loser, and so is spending the same on a resto over the next couple of years.
So why do we do it?
Because we want to, the satisfaction, knowing another has been saved, driving something no-one else has, getting admiring looks at the lights, compliments and questions in the pub car park, all this and more.
I like that one that sold for $13k, I would say someone got a nice deal there.
Chris M.

Re: What are W136's Worth?

Posted: Tue 12 May, 2009 7:50 pm
by Bombardier
In regards to the 170s pictured ( ONE-70) I know the owner personally as I live in Rockhampton.

I have seen the car on regular occaisions and can say it looks quite nice.

I cannot tell you much about the vehicle but can of the owner.

He is a genuinely upstanding professional whom I can say tells it like it is.

We have had numerous conversations about his pride and joy and I can tell you he is indeed a true enthusiast.

I cannot reccomend him highly enough.