While the Series 1, 4.2-litre fixedhead coupés – the two seaters that were once the pick of the series thanks to their uncompromised early styling combined with the later and better gearbox, brakes and more – have slipped by a modest 1.5%, the cheaper and less lithe but more practical Series 1.5 and Series 2, 2+2 coupés have picked up by 3.6%.
That makes the two seaters £35k, £56k, £90k and £120k., depending on whether they’re in rough, good, mint or concours condition. That leaves them nearly 2.5 times more expnsive though. The 2+2s start at £10k, rising through £17.5k and £37.5k to £50k for the best.
The Series 1, 2+2 coupés as pictured remain untouched by the latest movements but we’d expect them to follow the Series 1.5 and Series 2 trend consistent with the current phenomenon of more affordable cars gaining value.
Price Guide Movers is part of 23 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test, the Buying Guide and Price Guide Quarterly, produced in conjunction with Hagerty classic car insurance, in the latest issue of Classic Cars.