Will the 300zx z32 see any upward motion in price?

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Central QLD Z, Aug 12, 2017.

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Will the iconic Jap cars of the 90s see a rise in price before Autopilot tech replaces humans?

Poll closed Sep 12, 2017.
  1. Surely so, the cars of the era are unique!

    84.2%
  2. Not a chance, how it is now is how it'll stay.

    15.8%
  1. AndyMac

    AndyMac Better than you

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    Some clubs might have a 30 year threshold on their private events, but from a historic racing and CAM's point of view, the threshold is 1981. Specifically Group T - Production Sports Cars with Competition History. This applies to Targa events etc and historic group racing. The government considers 30 years and over to be a classic car from a regulation perspective, maybe where the confusion is.

    As yet there isn't a modern classic class to cater for the 80's and 90's. They still compete in regular production sports classes. Which is not ideal really. 90's cars are not really competitive with the restrictions of the group, and it's probably about time a new class is created for modern classic racing. Also tech in the 80's and 90's advanced so quickly, you can't possibly mix it in with the cars of Pre '81 under the minimalist modification guidelines of the group.
     
  2. Bob Lloyd-Jones

    Bob Lloyd-Jones Oldreverbob

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    [NSW Historic Vehicle Clubs Inc ] the vehicles in the NSW Historic Clubs must be 30 yrs old or older that includes motor cycles, to compete in there events.
     
  3. Gunwarm

    Gunwarm Kamikazee Special Corps

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    That's good I have a few that fit the bill in NSW;)
     
  4. Stef

    Stef Active Member

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    Even though my Zed is 25 years it drives like a modern car.
    It still looks like a modern car.
    It does not seem right somehow to put it in races with cars from the 40-50-60-70-80's.
    It also is not right to race it with late cars

    Something that may hurt the value in the future is that so many cars have been modified.
    It is very hard to determine the quality of big turbos, delete this and that, lowered suspension etc so that may hurt the value unless well documented. At least a big boom box in the back is usually easy to rip out.

    Traditionally any modification has lowered the value of the car. If I were to put a V8 in the E-type it's value would drop by 50 grand or so. It is a lot easier to determine the value if there is only one formula - authenticity. Our Zed's are all over the place. Some with high quality upgrades, some with poorly done mods and a lot with neglected maintenance.

    That said, I hate a Zed with stock wheels.
     
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  5. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

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    Couldn't agree more! There is something totally "out of place" with the original 'Factory' rims(kind of like wearing Sandshoes with a Dinner Jacket). Very odd(when the rest of this vehicle is an Automotive Symphony).
     
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  6. DazzaZ32

    DazzaZ32 Active Member

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    Nice Pic Stef!!
     
  7. Gunwarm

    Gunwarm Kamikazee Special Corps

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    About lifting out 100_5897.JPG
     
  8. 260DET

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    This may have been covered before but S30 Zeds, the 240's and 260's, are appreciating in value, no doubt about that at all. Project condition cars are in big demand as are original condition examples which are selling up to $70K, a daily driver condition car will cost at least $30K. So where does this leave the Z32?

    Good ones will sell but I can't see any general investment potential due to the cost of keeping them in good condition or bringing one up to that condition. But to preserve value they have to be kept garaged and not parked outside, that is a golden rule.
     
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  9. stumagoo

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    I think the reality is (as has been stated in this thread already) it is already going up. I am seeing less cars for sale and the general quality of cars is definately improving. We are seeing cars selling for 8-20k and thats not something that was happening 7 years ago when I bought mine, well no where near as much as in relation to cheap prices. when I bought mine for the princely sum of $2500 with a second engine plenty of spares and registered (but in poor condition overall and needing the engine installed) it was a middle of the road price and possibly even expensive. Now we still see plenty in the 1-5k mark but I dont think I would find a situation similar to mine in the bottom end and certainly not as many. I believe the days of lots of part outs are drying up and the days of those that have been looked after are about to start showing. Prices wont skyrocket but if we as enthusiasts dont cut our own throats by lowballing those who want reasonable prices because that is what the car was worth 4+ years ago then the prices will continue to grow.......


    That and Ugame has sold his Z so by his own theories the price is going up...
     
  10. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    The guy at Shannons seems to think the premiums for Z32 will be going up soon, to reflect future increased values.
     
  11. AndyMac

    AndyMac Better than you

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    Market value will always be a variable in the equation, along with accident, theft, location variables. So yeah, if the market value does ever increase, then of course your premiums will increase.

    Shannons give me a premium of 1% on my cars at whatever market value I'm happy to insure it at.
     
  12. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    The issue with Z32 IMO is people might be too scared to purchase because of fear of opening Pandora's box so to speak and especially ones maintained on shoe string budgets and half done mods. The time will come when the good ones will remain and things will change.
    Also to the uninitiated, yes, it does look packed under that bonnet. But as many of us have discovered, it's actually not that bad at all once a few things are removed to totally open up the engine bay and to allow easy access.

    Definitely not an everyday car due to repairs under the bonnet especially can be time consuming and therefore expensive and not ideal as a daily after 25+yrs in service.

    Having said all that, these things are AWESOME!!!!
    Especially the tastefully modified ones.
     
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  13. Cove

    Cove Getting to be an old fart

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    The price of insurance is not always a good indicator of value, one big indicator is the age of the owner.

    If you want value for a car, find a vehicle that is increasing. Bought a complete early 50's vehicle, spent a ridiculous amount restoring the car to original status, depending on who wants it (bidding war) Cars bought by the enthusiast are usually original, no one wants to go hunting parts. Modifications are usually hidden,

    An original 70 - 75 supercar will usually bring excellent money & be kept original rather than one that has all the bells & whistles on it except if you want track time usually drag or skid pan.
     

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