Kombi Prices - Written in 2009

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Roy, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kombi Groovers,
    Look at what our sponsor (Roy) is selling. Sorta supports price discussion. Splitties went ballistic ages ago, so have Lowies recently, next?? I wonder what Roy has his ride insured for?
    http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/68-69-kombi-for-sale.55818/
    I don't think you could get a better update than that AJD.
    Cheers
     
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  2. Roy

    Roy Administrator Staff Member

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    unfortunately insurance companies are still stuck in the 70's ....It’s worth shopping around to get an agreed valuation.
     
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  3. andrewjdriscoll

    andrewjdriscoll Active Member

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    Hello all,

    Thank you everybody for your replies.

    AJD
     
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  4. samba61

    samba61 Active Member

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    spot on
     
  5. jayco_9

    jayco_9 New Member

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    Hi Everyone! Been stalking this site for a while trying to research price guides for a splitty. The forum has been an invaluable source of information! Just wondering if anyone can throw some ball park price guides out there for splitties currently? From what I can tell looking at carsales & Shannons websites etc, a LHD import starts around $50k in reasonable condition through to a fully restored Australian delivered RHD for circa $120k. I haven't come across any restoration projects yet, but having restored a number of cars, I'm probably interested in buying a splitty where someone else has already done all the hard work. This splitty (https://www.shannons.com.au/auction...urne-autumn-classic-auction/J52B3555D734GZE6/) which sold for $67k was noted as fully restored & seems reasonable buying compared to what is currently advertised on carsales.com.au at circa $95-120k? Should I be aiming around $60-70k, or has the market moved again? I'd be interested on anyone's thoughts regarding the splitties currently advertised on carsales & if they're on the money. All advice is much appreciated & thank you in advance!
     
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  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Stalking but not a member:confused:. Joined today to get information;). We're interesting humans as we go about meeting 'our needs':eek:.
    Best way an old bloke can advise with no knowledge of anything is that's a 67 model that got $67k at auction. $1k/yr since manufacture! Like I said in previous post "splitties went crazy" years ago. As @Squidy said prices have settled recently thankfully.
    Why are you asking about prices? You a long term owner or just a flipper?:confused:. Whom is out for profit not Kombi enjoyment?
    (https://www.shannons.com.au/auction...urne-autumn-classic-auction/J52B3555D734GZE6/)
    Looks good but all is going to come down to how well the resto was done? ( gotta beware them flippers:mad: whom just try to make the most money & really don't do a job that lasts beyond the sell?) Was it documented at all or nothing other than physical inspection by someone with a Kombi eye & knowledge is going to answer that.;)
    Oh & you might like to introduce yourself in the 'new members' thread:rolleyes: before asking stuff!!
    Cheers
     
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  7. jayco_9

    jayco_9 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply David. Apologies, I didn't mean to offend - thought new members area was where you posted once you bought one of these beauties. I've posted an intro hopefully in the right area. I'm a classic car nut & definitely plan on being a long term owner. I have a mustang which has been my daily drive for a decade now, but always wanted a splitty. I've finally convinced the wife to buy another classic so I can drag her out for some week-end adventures to cruise the coast surfing ...
     
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  8. cbus

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    Jeeze Dave.
    Eaze up.
    Its possible to overdo the ' supply full bio before joining' thing.
    I think flippers will be pretty much in the picture re prices otherwise they may get burned real quick ;)

    Welcome jayco_9.
    I'll leave the minutiae to the split crew but for my part I don't consider auction or car sales asking prices to be a realistic overview if the market.
    Necessary to immerse yourself a bit as the quality of ' restos' is probably as variable as TV bog jobs crossed with the variation of imported US metal.
    Don't think things are on the boil at mo so worth getting in the know as expect you would.
    Quite a few get sold without coming in the market so somewhat similar to most marques I guess.
    Kombis would certainly be in the upper group where one needs to know its provenance and quality of restoration as an important part if establishing price.
    Cheers
     
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  9. jayco_9

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    Thanks cbus! Good to know things aren't on the boil now. I figured my best bet was to touch base & call into some of the Brisbane & coast based kombi specialists to pick their brains & get further educated...
     
  10. cbus

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    That's just my impression ( not on boil) and I don't watch the split scene closely.
    My expectation on restoration prices is great variability in quality ( yes, I have some idea in that regard ) and usual story that what's paid for a good resto won't be reflected in resale price in short term.
    But its certainly worth building an idea of the parameters.
    Action day is coming up soon ( see coming events, se qld ).
    Worthwhile collection of vehicles n owners who are always happy to chat.
    The options for modification
    ( upgraded motor, changing out reduction axles, 12v electrics, exterior paint style, level of bling vs rat, ) is almost endless.
    As is degree of reliability / resistance to bodywork blowing out in less than a year.
    Desirability of some models plus left hookers of varying genetics.
    Beware Bali imports / bargains on car sales / anything imported with new paint / auctions.

    Usual story. More info you get the less chance of a lemon and eating humble pie in conversations with the Mrs for next 20 yrs.
    And better idea of what suits intended use.
     
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  11. Squidy

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    Following on from what Col has said ^. Prices have settled, I watch splitty prices with interest, would even go as far as to say there are a few decently priced buses around. Few Brasillian buses around at the lower end circa 40k if that's what floats your boat, you'd want to have a decent look or have someone who knows what there looking at go with. Depends what you want too, panelvan ( cheaper ) , windowed bus, how many windows? More windows , more $$$$$ lots of research to be done. Some cheap buses in the U.K. Also if your keen for a holiday.
     
  12. jayco_9

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    Thanks cbus & Squidy. Some really good advice I'll follow there. I'll definitely look into some local SEQ events. At this stage, I've set my sights on a RHD 11 window bus for intended use & I actually prefer their look over a panel van & the more windowed deluxe models. 64 - 68 splitty would be ideal but am happy to look at earlier models. Preference is to buy locally, but I've imported a mustang from US before so UK is an option if I can't find locally. Expect I'll be researching for a while yet but luckily I find that's half the fun!
     
  13. Squidy

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  14. jayco_9

    jayco_9 New Member

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    Yep, would definitely be interested Squidy. Great looking bus :cool:. Keep me in the loop!
     
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  15. KahunaKombi

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    I am sure they have every receipt they spent on this.
    Just shows where it goes when you "project manage" a resto.
    Just can't understand why.
    Sadly there is some reason behind the sale. But they will loose a bomb and some one will save a bucket if that is what they are after
     
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