Z32 Interesting Z32 Market Trends

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by MintZ32, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. MintZ32

    MintZ32 Active Member

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    Hi all, I'm sure you're aware of the recent increasing value of our cars. I thought this was an interesting find.

    It looks like unique cars do a year on year market analysis on cars. I recently came across this article covering the Z32 and it appears that they have been tracking the value of our used cars.

    • In 2019 it appears that there was only a very small difference between N/A & TT Z32's ($9,090 vs $10,850)
    • in 2020 TT Z32's have increased from $10,850 to $17,600 - a significant increase @ 62.212%

    2019: https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/buyers-guide/1905/nissan-300zx-stagea-2019-market-review
    2020: https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/buyers-guide/2006/nissan-300zx-stagea-figaro-2020-market-review

    Link to understanding market guides: https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/...anding-our-japanese-classic-buyer-guides-2020
     
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  2. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    Back in 2005 when I got mine, the Z imports had flooded the AU market and prices kept getting lower and lower since. However, it did give people who really liked the style of these cars, a chance to 'finally' own one at a descent price.
    I never liked how people treated them like garbage doing all sorts of tasteless mods and virtually drove them to the ground.
    With a lot now parted out and sent to the scrap yard, what remains that's in great condition IMO, should reflect the cars true value.

    Even to this day, the styling of a 'well maintained/nicely modified Z32' is still 'SUPERB' :) So different.
    Every time I take my Z out on the Old Pacific Hwy for a spin, the number of thumbs up I get is truly 'Amazing'
    and not necessarily from other Z or Nissan owners but other branded vehicle owners. :)
    This shows appreciation and adds to the pride of owning one.
     
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  3. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    Also, I focused on the styling on the post above but I would also like to mention that the driving experience is also not lacking. They handle very well around the twisties and 'oh man' they can be lots of fun when feeling a little enthusiastic!!
     
  4. MintZ32

    MintZ32 Active Member

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    Yes, I agree with what you said exactly.

    The phase of our cars (along with others of similar criteria) has gone through the phase of cheap and abundant supply leading to cheapskate owners under appreciating them, running them into the ground and ultimately ending up being scrapped or parted out.

    What's left out there now seems to be largely bought up by actual enthusiasts or collectors who are realising the ability to buy a good example is not as easy as 5+ years ago rather than someone who is just after a cheap sports car with little regard of the running cost.

    The price increase mostly being reflective of a shifting supply and demand ratio...
     
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  5. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    I guess anyone who's buying a Z32 now is doing so because they actually really like the style or perhaps for sentimental value or to purchase a piece of Nissan / Z history, before it's too late.

    Also, right now, the 90's nostalgia has kicked in and Nissan really did make some great quality cars back then.
    Even the humble N15 Pulsar SSS back then were well made. My daughter has one passed on to her by her grand parents, tight car, strong engine, no rattles and handles like a go-cart and reliable as with the SR20, great seats for cornering (drives like a new car), it's impressive.
     

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