In hard numbers, that’s a 12% jump in MkI prices and 13% for MkIIs since our last update. It means that rough project MkIs are typically around £17.k, with the scarcer MkII commanding £23.5k. Usable cars needing work are typically around £27.5k and £36k respectively and fault-free examples more like £50k and £62.5k. For a concours contender, think £70k and £85k, though provably low mileage or thoroughly documented ownership and maintenance histories will skew the figures for any of these condition levels, as can respected celebrity ownership.
The Tiger’s apparently gravity-defying performance in a market that’s pulling down assorted Ferraris, Porsches and Jaguars has a lot to do with its modest growth when all of those other makes were piling on the pounds 5-10 years ago, leaving it as a rare pocket of good value for anyone looking for archetypal chrome and curves style with the bonus of cheap-to-own, and tune of course, small-block Ford V8 power. Grrr indeed.
Price Guide Movers is part of 16 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test and the Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.