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Valuing my LHD Middy

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Hey all,

The missus is putting pressure on me to sell some of my toys and I’m tossing up if I should move my 911 or something else. 

It’s a matching numbers 1977 911S imported from Japan a while back, healthy motor and soon-to-be refreshed gearbox. Around 150k mileage with limited documentation but I’d say it’s true considering the condition. Driver quality repaint in original Grand Prix White with gorgeous original lobster interior. It’s a cracker of a car if I’m being honest.

My question is what would something like this be worth in today’s market? It’s a combination of the much-maligned 2.7 and a left-hooker, but it’s also a great example of one. There hasn’t been enough similar cars on CS recently for me to get a good read on current values, I’m hoping the PFA brains trust could help weigh in!

Here’s an older photo of it, it now has a correct deck lid and some other updates.

 

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There was a 2.7 white LHD with lobster interior sold a few months back (was this the car?)

it was advertised for 45k

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9 minutes ago, Gsaps said:

There was a 2.7 white LHD with lobster interior sold a few months back (was this the car?)

it was advertised for 45k

This was bought towards the start of last year but I believe you are talking about this one. That was sharp pricing then and it’s had some money spent on it since.

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Vinny, "as pictured" the ducktail hurts the value, and it looks like 14" Fuchs which also don't help?

I'm a big fan of LHD so I might have the rose coloured glasses on.

I'm thinking $60K +/-

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1 minute ago, 9er said:

Vinny, "as pictured" the ducktail hurts the value, and it looks like 14" Fuchs which also don't help?

I'm a big fan of LHD so I might have the rose coloured glasses on.

I'm thinking $60K +/-

They’re the original 15s, and yes the ducktail and fender protectors are no longer present for a more “classic” look.

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6 minutes ago, vinnytang said:

This was bought towards the start of last year but I believe you are talking about this one. That was sharp pricing then and it’s had some money spent on it since.

I missed out on this one by about an hour when it was for sale 🙁

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A mate of mine sold his mechanically excellent US-sourced LHD SC for $56k about 2 months ago.  Kind of a benchmark to work with 🤷‍♂️

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8 minutes ago, flamingporsche said:

A mate of mine sold his mechanically excellent US-sourced LHD SC for $56k about 2 months ago.  Kind of a benchmark to work with 🤷‍♂️

Thanks, do you know if it was matching numbers? 

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Just now, vinnytang said:

Thanks, do you know if it was matching numbers? 

I would have to check, but I believe it was.

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1 minute ago, wilson59 said:

Sounds like this car maybe ? If yes it’s matching numbers with full history and books 

Nope - it was white.

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Hi Vinnie,

Though a Targa, here is a comparative year car in same colour combination

Cheers

Craig

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21 hours ago, flamingporsche said:

A mate of mine sold his mechanically excellent US-sourced LHD SC for $56k about 2 months ago.  Kind of a benchmark to work with 🤷‍♂️

That was extremely well bought, you couldn't import and register a new one to replace it for that type of money.

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2 hours ago, Coastr said:

That was extremely well bought, you couldn't import and register a new one to replace it for that type of money.

Yes, matching no’s. He originally bought it for $30k so was more than happy with the changeover. It went to Sydney. 

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Anything lower than that and they’ll start returning back over the Pacific, or even over to Europe 

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6 hours ago, wilson59 said:

If anyone is interested I'm going to put this car to market soon . Matching Numbers owners manual comprehensive history file . Pm me  

Thread hijack.!  

Start your own thread perhaps, and if selling it via PFA, a small contribution to correctly access the 'For Sale' thread is a small price to pay for such an enthusiastic audience.!  Lovely looking car BTW - very nice indeed.

 

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2 hours ago, WOKA said:

Thread hijack.!  

Start your own thread perhaps, and if selling it via PFA, a small contribution to correctly access the 'For Sale' thread is a small price to pay for such an enthusiastic audience.!  Lovely looking car BTW - very nice indeed.

 

Relax Digger . There is $25 in your account go buy yourself a lotto ticket 

Deleted my crime 

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Its not my account..

 

Anyway, back on track.

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14 minutes ago, WOKA said:

Its not my account..

 

Anyway, back on track.

Just being forum sheriff ? Good job

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Just realised my membership has lapsed, probably wrong place to ask but is there a way to have auto-renewal?

Thanks for the input everyone so far,

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Woka doing the right thing here.

might feel harsh but part of the greater good.

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1 hour ago, Coastr said:

Woka doing the right thing here.

might feel harsh but part of the greater good.

I have no oroblem with it just find forums amusing . My post were in context with the thread by the way . 

On 16/01/2019 at 13:46, crsedge said:

Hi Vinnie,

Though a Targa, here is a comparative year car in same colour combination

Cheer

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