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Old October 23rd, 2015, 08:43 PM
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Skyrocketing series prices?

This truck was listed at 19k last week..

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Old October 23rd, 2015, 09:06 PM
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Price inflation?

All classic cars are going for more money than sense. It was only a matter of time.

I was talking to a well known Series guy the other day who knows my series II well. He thought I could get $25K for it easily. I was flabbergasted. I always thought that amount was an emotional "if I am going to sell I want stupid money" for it price.

And that is a Santana? Interesting. Inflated dealer pricing.
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Old October 23rd, 2015, 09:07 PM
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All it takes is the right customer to get what they are asking. Florida in the wintertime I bet they get it from some nostalgia craving snowbird.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 06:37 AM
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The ad says to "call TC" for details about the "Land Rover Jeep." When I read that, I immediately knew it was a scam. Why? Everyone knows if it really were TC's Land Rover Jeep, it should have orange, not just yellow and brown!
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Old October 24th, 2015, 06:49 AM
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Prices are up there that is for sure.

I am actively looking now and have seemed to find myself buying a truck every year or so since I got into Series Land Rovers (not that long ago). The prices are climbing like crazy………similar IIA's that I bought a few years ago for $8K-$12K are now listed for $18K-$26K.

If you want a very nice original truck you are going to need to be in the $20K+ price range I think.

It's a good time to be a Series owner and a tough time to want to be a Series owner.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 08:04 AM
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Classic cars or cars that aren't made anymore need to be viewed as "art" and not as "car". All new cars coming out are electric and boring. They're made like cell phones and designed to be swapped out every couple years. The old days are gone. What's left of it will demand a premium.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 08:33 AM
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it feels like RRCs are headed in the same direction... I went to pick parts off one the other day... I asked the guy if i could buy the whole car and he got pissed.. "what is wrong with you land rover people I have 3 guys a week try to buy that damn truck and its not for sale I'm ready to crush it just so youll leave me alone!!!"
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Old October 24th, 2015, 08:49 AM
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LR as a brand is boring these days. That said, owning a LR is probably still viewed as somewhat of a status symbol no matter how agricultural everybody wants to pretend they are. I'd say the longer they take coming out with the "new Defender" the more bored folks who buy them for the brand will gravitate towards the older models. And the "trust" that is put in dealers allows the prices to be inflated like a mother trucker. Enough people don't know anything about older models except that NAS Defenders are still expensive as shite so they just assume anything is worth equivalent money.
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it feels like RRCs are headed in the same direction... I went to pick parts off one the other day... I asked the guy if i could buy the whole car and he got pissed.. "what is wrong with you land rover people I have 3 guys a week try to buy that damn truck and its not for sale I'm ready to crush it just so youll leave me alone!!!"
I'd love to have a Classic LWB completely redone like it's showroom new. They're such unique cars. Alas, my patience for restoration is gone. Maybe one will pop up already done one day. They don't make them like that anymore.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 09:15 AM
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"what is wrong with you land rover people...
Truer words have never been spoken

As far as Series trucks and in particular IIa versions it is quite rare to find one in great condition, restored and even upgraded. I could have sold mine for $20K plus at least three times...every time I get an offer and then sleep on it I say no. One day I will sell it though.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 09:16 AM
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"Bubble" rules will eventually apply.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 09:19 AM
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"Bubble" rules will eventually apply.
I disagree because there's limited supply. More will never be made.

But I hope you're right because I'll buy more.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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"Bubble" rules will eventually apply.
Not sure... the prices aren't outrageous when compared to say classic muscle cars which were sold here in much higher numbers... The guy at the junkyard also said that alot of rovers were lost to cash for clunkers so even fewer numbers remain.
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Old October 24th, 2015, 10:18 AM
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Well, hopefully the values will always increase. However, the market price is being driven by emotion and we Americans are a fickle bunch. History shows us many "crashes" in the "classic" car market. With the number of +25 year old imports continuing to come in, the supply increases.
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Case in point...Up to 15k and not a single engine bay pic and the entire inside and undercarriage look like they were sprayed with black spray paint...scary

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Old October 24th, 2015, 06:29 PM
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The sheer simplicity of a Series truck with its tinkertoy assembly methods and the ability to fix anything on it in these days of overly complicated electronic automobiles is wonderful. Series trucks are lifetime plus vehicles in an age of disposable consumerism. There is a strong appeal in having a vehicle than can be maintained indefinitely and still be a very useful tool.
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