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#572007 - 15/04/19 10:47 AM restored e type convertible
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have often wondered about an etype but idly looking through the trade adverts, a decent onbe seems to have an asking price between 150k and 200k.

I cannot believe that anyone pays that price - you can get a brand new 488 for that much and lovely though e types are, they arent in that class.

So does anyone know of a good restored e type convertible that recently sold at a more realistic price? Or am I way off?

Mind you given that a Dino 246 can sell for 300k, maybe I am wrong.


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#572009 - 15/04/19 10:58 AM Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard]
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If you spent £180k on a 488 or an E type, the real problem is that in three years time the 488 will be worth £100k and the E type will probably be worth £200k.

I am constantly amazed at the price for an old 911 many of which are more than a new one, yet they are not as good in any way - but the old one will hold its value and the new one plummet.

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#572010 - 15/04/19 11:08 AM Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard]
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Unfortunately Howard, yes you are way off. Although you can get an E Type o.t.s. for less than £150K you have to tread very carefully.
I paid that sum for mine 3 years ago and it was only after living with it for a while that, although it was a nice car, another £20K would have made it a really nice one.
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#572017 - 15/04/19 11:25 AM Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard]
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A nice V12 sold at H&H auctions recently for £60k.
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#572031 - 15/04/19 01:14 PM Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard]
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Ah yes, but an S3 is a totally different animal to an S1 o.t.s. Still a very nice car but generally known as " The sensible one"
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#572036 - 15/04/19 02:22 PM Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard]
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I understand that an S1 is the most desireable, but a nice Type 1,5 or 2 can be had for a lot less.
In fact, I have considered one (seen a few) in between €80K-€110K before buying my Plus 4.
To me, an e-type may even be more beautiful than the Morgan, but I could not sit in it comfortably and did not see myself doing longer distances in it. Also, the value would probably put me off driving it 'spirited' (be overcarefull with it) and therefore enjoying it less.
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#572070 - 15/04/19 04:36 PM Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard]
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Thomas, these were some of the reasons that I sold mine to get the "C" Type.
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#572905 - 28 minutes 53 seconds ago Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard]
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Originally Posted By howard
have often wondered about an etype but idly looking through the trade adverts, a decent onbe seems to have an asking price between 150k and 200k.

I cannot believe that anyone pays that price - you can get a brand new 488 for that much and lovely though e types are, they arent in that class.

So does anyone know of a good restored e type convertible that recently sold at a more realistic price? Or am I way off?

Mind you given that a Dino 246 can sell for 300k, maybe I am wrong.


If you are questioning your rationale - to purchase either of these cars - don't do it.

The E-Type at £200K is really NO different to a fine work of art or painting. All you will do is end up looking at it!

The Ferrari is just a Ferrari, totally overrated, with very low build quality and poor quality parts flung at it. I have seen them in Bodyshop's with their outer panels removed and they really are shockingly badly built.

Buy a TR6 for £20K all the fun of a E-Type (they sound better too!) but can be used everyday. I have owned four, only dropped them to come to Morgan, for a bit more power/modern under pinning.

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