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AL CT    Posted 11-23-2017 at 14:00:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Model A value
  • Any Model A guys here?
    Years ago I had 2 Model A's, a deluxe Roadster and deluxe Phaeton. Both restored to the highest degree. Sold them to help finance a home purchase. Looking to get back into Model A's again. Hoping to find one that is an older restoration, not a 100 point car, just complete.
    What would you think the current prices are for a Roadster or Phaeton is in today's market???
    Personally I think the pricing is down, not every one wants a car that does not have hydraulic brakes or a decent cruising speed. Most of the interest is with cars from the 50's and up.
    BTW, flea bay pricing is never correct or to be trusted,so I don't check there.

    Jeremy Langley    Posted 12-04-2017 at 14:22:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • A decent Model A (older restoration) in good driving shape should be in the $10K - $15K range. If its an older resto in immaculate shape it may go as high as $22K but you should be able to find a decent turn key roaster between $10K-$15K. Model T's are cheaper all around though..

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 11-24-2017 at 09:08:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In general, I think prices decline on older items as we age due to less interest.

    Younger generations usually are not attracted to items which appealed to us, our fathers, or our grandfathers.

    "Car guys" generally are interested in what was popular as they were growing up.

    Take a look at the current interest in brass-era cars, model T's & A's, and see what age group is buying them.

    Street-rodding is on the decline as the population ages. ....Interest in muscle cars of the '60's & early '70's has replaced most interest in '30-'50 vehicles.

    Of course there are always exceptions, but this is the way I have seen automotive trends.

    We have also seen this trend with "N" tractors in the past few years.

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 11-23-2017 at 18:27:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Go to a real newsstand and get a Hemmings Motor News. That's what I use to judge the market with. SoS

    AL CT    Posted 11-23-2017 at 20:26:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I read Hemmings on line all the time, they have some beautiful cars. Pricing all over the scope.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-23-2017 at 14:29:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Uncle Jim restored a Model A pickup and had two things to say about it. It was the most fun restoration he has ever done and it was the most expensive project he has ever done. If you have to worry about money then an antique car is probably not a good idea. That's why I work on old guns, easier to find and cheaper, yet still a challenge.

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