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restored e type convertible #572007
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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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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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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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A nice V12 sold at H&H auctions recently for £60k.


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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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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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Thomas, these were some of the reasons that I sold mine to get the "C" Type.


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Re: restored e type convertible [Re: howard] #572905
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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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Comparing classic cars to modern cars simply because they're at the same price point seems to be irrelevant IMHO.

A wealthy friend of mine is a serial Ferrari owner, he also owns several classic Jaguars including an XJ220 and a handful of E Types.

His preferred touring cars - a V12 E Type roadster and a S1 fhc that he bought off me several years ago.

I admit to a certain bias, being a lifelong Jaguar nut, but a well-sorted E Type is still a surprisingly competent and comfortable car.

Personally I prefer the XK 120 -150 range, although of course they're far less competent than an E Type.

The added bonus with any classic, or indeed a Morgan, is the more pleasant reception you receive from the general public as opposed to say, a Ferrari.

I've also owned several TR6's and while they do have a certain charm, compared to an E Type they're positively agricultural.

The downside with any expensive classic is finding one that's been properly restored and is worth the asking price.

The market for classic cars, particularly expensive ones, has softened in the last year or so and prices are definitely on the way south.

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A friend of mine traded his MGBV8 for a V12 E Type fixed head way back in the seventies. It was about one year old and was sensational...…

I think I could live with a V12 E Type over the earlier models.

But it's not my type of car!!!


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