Galants/Legnums making STUUUPID money at auction...

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  1. Kristian

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    Hi guys,

    For those of you still looking for cars this week, just thought I'd fill you in on a couple of sale prices.

    There was a black grade 4 Legnum, pre-facelift with 70,000km or so. My buyer checked it and said it was pretty average (he suggested someone had lopped a 1 off the odometer), so we left it. If it had been ok, I would've put probably 500,000 yen on it - it sold for over 800,000 yen! To put that in perspective, that's the same money I paid for a grade 4 2000 model Legnum, manual with Recaros and genuine kms a month or two back...

    Then there was a 2001 auto Type S Galant that I had a go at this week - I thought I was having a good crack at it with 700,000 (bearing in mind, that 2002 Legnum I had on my list was the same money). It made over 1 million yen car cost!

    Might have to sit tight or start upping our budgets - it's madness at the moment.
     
  2. Connor

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    I think my grade 4 black prefacelift with 90,000km was only half of that! I think...

    Madness indeed!
     
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    Probably because of the EVO X looking the way it does.
     
  4. anon

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    Why do I have to have expensive tastes :(

    oh well...gotta keep looking!
     
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    I'm glad I'm impulsive and went for one early :)
     
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    I had guessed this would happen as popularity increased. I'm glad I got in when I did, even if I had to wait so long. I reckon it'll go even more mad then it'll calm down again. It's what happens with something new that people actually like lol
     
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    Good for those with their cars :D not so good for those looking :(
     
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    Ja even though might be "standard issue white" I'm also glad I have one and I also happen to like the white actually.
     
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  9. __ET__

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    Oh no thats not good. If one cost 1 million yen how much is that landed and complied? Still if you get a good one it's worth it in the end.
     
  10. cmoney

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    Hey Kristian If there gettin stupid prices does that mean i should look at selling my Magna over there? i reckon ill be lucky if i get 5k for it here. lol

    Would be interesting to see how it goes over the next couple of weeks, Ive allready had 2 complete strange ask if i wanted to sell mine,

    So i just pointed them to u Kristian,
    Thanks

    Cory
     
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    Probably close to AUD$20k by the time its on the road Emanuel.
     
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    Wow, I feel for the guys that a looking for their rides ATM. Still great value for money when you compare it to a local car though.
     
  13. Kieran

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    So what's pushing up the price do you think? Simple case of demand exceeding supply now that Australia, NZ, UK and places like Russia are buying them up?
     
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    Mainly Australia pushing prices up - when I was at the auctions over there in July, all the Poms were complaining that we were paying 200,000 yen more for VR-4s than what they were prepared to pay...we told them not to bother bidding lol
     
  15. valmes

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    You call us "places" :mad:

    PS: Football errhhh... :D
     
  16. takumi

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    Would be interested to here how Ben (J-Spec) has been going also ...
    Great news for us guys that got in early. But I do feel sorry for those that have been pooling funds together ... maybe the dealer cars would be a good option at the moment before they start raising the car too.
     

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