The 1969-73 cars, more prized because they’re rated at 150bhp rather than the 124bhp of the later cars, have slipped by just 2.1%, putting them at the bottom of our list of Price Guide Movers on the slide this month. Rough/project cars average £5.5k now, with tidy-looking, usable cars £10k and the fault-free examples still making a weighty £17k-£23.5k.
Those later (1973-76) cars have just made it into our chart of the top 20 cars on the slide with a 4.5% fall. Entry level is £4.9k, rising through £8.75k to £15k-21k for cars in equivalent condition. It’s common for the gap between the most and least desirable variant of a classic to widen in a buyer’s market. In reality, some of that difference in power output was down to a change in how it was measured from SAE (without ancillaries) to DIN (with ancillaries) so the on-the-road difference isn’t so profound.
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 association with Hagerty insurance and a Jaguar/Daimler XJ6/12 Buying Guide in the latest issue of Classic Cars.