MARKET WATCH: ROVER P5B COUPÉ POWERS AHEAD…

…while the saloon goes into reverse

Rover P5B Coupe

by Classic Car |

Here’s a good example of how the market doesn’t move in unison. In our latest Price Guide Movers update in the latest issue, the Rover P5B Coupé has surged upwards by 10%, joining a broad range of strong climbers ranging from the Ford Capri MkI 3000GT (now £3.4k-22.5k) to the Lamborghini Miura SV (£1.5-2.2m).

That takes rough examples of the ex-Buick V8-powered Rover Coupé to £3.5k, good, usable cars to £9k and faultless examples to £15.5k. Concours cars are now £22k. But in a month that saw as many fallers as climbers – for the first time – the saloon version of the same car slipped by 6.3%, bringing prices to £2.2-15k, depending on condition. We’ve become used to seeing the next best version of a halo model following along in its wake, but as the market increasingly hands power to the buyer, those enthusiasts are playing by their own rules.

Price Guide Movers is part of 23 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test, Price Guide Quarterly in conjunction with Hagerty Insurance and the Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.

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