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It's a poverty spec Manta at a luxury spec price but it is very low mileage.

It's worth what someone is willing to pay.

If it was in an auction it would find its value naturally.

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Reminds me of that Red hatch that had very low miles and 1owner? That did the rounds a while back.

The way I see it is that the price is possibly right tbh, someone can negotiate down.

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Can’t really get much closer to a new car than something like that with super low mileage and all the history. It’ll be a new record for 1.8 hatches if that sells for asking price. It’s amazing all of these new mantas coming out of the wood work now the values have shot up 🤣

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With it being noted that its only a base model.....something that does work in its favour is the interior/bodywork colour combo,being one of the better choices,and is something that serves this manta well imho.

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£16k regardless of what model it is is silly money to me anyway for any manta BUT they do seem to go for silly money nowadays and as mentioned ,thats pretty much as near to a new car as you are likely to find.

i love looking at the £100 scrappers that people keep putting on ebay and ask for thousands ! ( as sherif justice would have said"what the hell is the world coming to")

prices of any cars at the moment are high.£600-£1000 cars of 2007-9 vintage (clios,corsas,fiestas etc) are now selling for nearer £3000 ! 

 

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2 minutes ago, cam.in.head said:

£16k regardless of what model it is is silly money to me anyway for any manta BUT they do seem to go for silly money nowadays and as mentioned ,thats pretty much as near to a new car as you are likely to find.

i love looking at the £100 scrappers that people keep putting on ebay and ask for thousands ! ( as sherif justice would have said"what the hell is the world coming to")

prices of any cars at the moment are high.£600-£1000 cars of 2007-9 vintage (clios,corsas,fiestas etc) are now selling for nearer £3000 ! 

 

It’s not silly money for a Manta though really or any car of that era. Granted maybe that is high but find another one I suppose.
They’re a rare car and another reason for the high prices (and rightly so) is how much time and money they cost to restore. I have heard of 60k+ Manta builds at professional places. 

We are building a fully restored and concours ready GTE coupe which will be for sale and when you work out time abs money spent it’s not really worth doing it but it’s another one saved and out there being enjoyed - I hope anyway. 

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obviously its all a matter of opinion and NO OFFENCE intended to anyone. as we all know things will sell for what someone is prepared to pay.thats been the concensus for many years.

obviously i rate the cav mk1/ manta very very highly.have been driving them since my second car and have owned many many including two which i have had since the mid 80's and 1990. i have no intension of selling mine but if i did( or have sold in the past) i would sell them at a price that i personally think they are actually worth and a price that i would actually pay if i was buying.

not that long ago i sold a very respectable ascona b and was quite happy to get £650 for it. that was in 2010 thou !

and around the same time found two mantas for parts in local peoples gardens that i got(as expected) for free.

two years ago my mate put an mot expired but otherwise basically ok 86 senator on ebay and managed to get only £450. now it would no doubt fetch more.

i still own a basically fully original and low mileage viva hc that someone knocked on my door asking if i wanted to sell.they said they would offer me good money.i dont want to sell yet anyway but their idea of good money was £2000. obviously thats a damm site more than i paid for it in 1991 but looking at current prices i declined !

now things have gone up considerably. everything included especially house prices .

 

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1 hour ago, cam.in.head said:

obviously its all a matter of opinion and NO OFFENCE intended to anyone. as we all know things will sell for what someone is prepared to pay.thats been the concensus for many years.

obviously i rate the cav mk1/ manta very very highly.have been driving them since my second car and have owned many many including two which i have had since the mid 80's and 1990. i have no intension of selling mine but if i did( or have sold in the past) i would sell them at a price that i personally think they are actually worth and a price that i would actually pay if i was buying.

not that long ago i sold a very respectable ascona b and was quite happy to get £650 for it. that was in 2010 thou !

and around the same time found two mantas for parts in local peoples gardens that i got(as expected) for free.

two years ago my mate put an mot expired but otherwise basically ok 86 senator on ebay and managed to get only £450. now it would no doubt fetch more.

i still own a basically fully original and low mileage viva hc that someone knocked on my door asking if i wanted to sell.they said they would offer me good money.i dont want to sell yet anyway but their idea of good money was £2000. obviously thats a damm site more than i paid for it in 1991 but looking at current prices i declined !

now things have gone up considerably. everything included especially house prices .

 

Always someone will be offended these days 😂

Issue is the market is rapidly changing for specifically the Manta, so it is difficult to understand I guess, but that is all about trends. Hence why no one really understands why FORDS that are more abundant and inferior car still trade for many times more than the opels of same year. Obviously the gap is closing a little. 

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There’s a large margin between buying a car to mess around with for a weeks wages to a car worth just under 12 months wages. It’s a lot of money for folks like us to fork out for one car. A bit like that heavily waxoiled coupe for nearer 27k. That’s a decent 12 month wage for some…. But you wouldn’t want to spend that money and have to fix it every weekend. I don’t mind having to do jobs on my hatch, it cost me 200 quid in 2007…. And when I go out for a drive I don’t mind giving it some beans because I didn’t fork out a years wages for it 🤣 been out many a time with folk I work with who own brand new or high powered cars who are gobsmacked when they see me pushing them along in the manta or sideways round a roundabout 🤣

2 minutes ago, Jessopia74 said:

Always someone will be offended these days 😂

 

Unfortunately it’s the way it goes. This club used to be full of like minded folk sharing ideas, projects, beers before the values went through the roof now it’s all gone too serious and you can’t catch a break 🤣🤣

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Who was offended on this thread? Sure as hell wasn’t me 😂

The people buying these cars are buying a memory or a dream, usually 40/50 years of age who have kids that have left home, inherited some money or have generally done well and have money for a weekend toy. They can’t use a spanner so have to pay a premium if that’s the case which is why all 80s and now 90s cars are going up. 


It is what it is unfortunately, I often think what will be worth good money in another 10 years, I am thinking the original R32 golfs, e46 M3s etc but not overlooking the lesser models. Time will tell 👍🏼

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no i wasnt offended either ! ?

yes maybee someone should fill a large garage with current "cheap" or easily available cars to be a retirement fund forthe future. lol.

i sure wish id bought a large stash of cav wingswhen you could buy pattern for £25.!

 

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Danny has hit the nail on the head there, the market has woken up to cars of the 80’s in particular. Folks who remember the Manta from back in the day when they couldn’t afford one, are now at the age when they have some disposable income. The Classic car hobby has seen a massive resurgence over the last few years, even more so during lockdown and interest and consequently, the second hand values have grown massively. 
 

For those of us that have been around Mantas for years, it’s hard to imagine that an ‘84 1.8 hatch would be up for sale at £18k but the audience for this sort of car is now much wider than just us lot on here. It is an extremely low mileage car with a full history file, something collectors like.
 

To think that I paid £350 for the last hatch I bought and sold on for similar makes it all the more painful! Oh for that barn full of every car you’d ever owned! 

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On 16/05/2022 at 16:45, Danny D114BCW said:

Who was offended on this thread? Sure as hell wasn’t me 😂

The people buying these cars are buying a memory or a dream, usually 40/50 years of age who have kids that have left home, inherited some money or have generally done well and have money for a weekend toy. They can’t use a spanner so have to pay a premium if that’s the case which is why all 80s and now 90s cars are going up. 


It is what it is unfortunately, I often think what will be worth good money in another 10 years, I am thinking the original R32 golfs, e46 M3s etc but not overlooking the lesser models. Time will tell 👍🏼

Yep supply and demand, not many left = high prices, wish I still had my Kadett C Rallye sold in 1991 for £750, sob…..

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I think the white hatch I had in 1997 was up for 250 with a weeks MOT left at a trader! I got it for 110 quid plus a white Fiat Panda I'd bought from loot for 60 quid the week before 🤣 was chuffed to bits with it til the MOT, broken spring and the usual tin worm 🪱 🙄

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I think one of the problems with increasing prices/interest is a knock on effect on the cost of parts... Or perhaps it's the other way around?

If you're reliant on eBay or autojumblers for parts, you could be spending £150 on each NOS headlight and hundreds more for all the small parts you need to restore, that has to be reflected in the price. Oddly, that doesn't apply to a complete low mileage car as the maintenance items are more readily available.

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