Friday, 27 June 2014

Over priced and over here.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/other/auction-742651937.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/other/auction-746039306.htm

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=745830380
Here we have 3 worthy British classics from the sixties. None with too many problems except one; They're overpriced. Such are the vagaries of the New Zealand  classic car market that this sort of stuff goes for money. It is ridiculous (as I will explain later) really they are bottom dwellers or should be. It is hard to fathom why they are collectable. All have start prices in the $5000 to $6000 mark. two have bids. They arent premeire marques, Humber, Sunbeam and Vauxhall. All are badge engineered attempts at upmarket luxury. They probaly all go well. I drove a Sceptre once, it went really well for a Hunter. Like a Hunter on Steriods and I admit the wood and intruments and the flash seats really made it quite a nice classic, highly under rated really. The same could be said for the Viscount and the Imp. though the wood on the Imp is plastic...still its a nice facia and instrumrents, it claims a healthy asethetic over the awful standard  model. But for $5k? madness! Because for a lot less you can buy two of the best British cars ever made, that have real pedigree, long lasting properties superb looks and dynamics. All for a pittance. Which brings me to my next post...