Hammertime Updates

The recent “What We’re Watching” posts have given us a bunch of interesting data points for tracking values. We saw good buys in the 2000 E55 AMG and ’87 944 Turbo along with the ’93 740iL. The ’88 M5 sold at what is likely slightly under market value considering how much they’re appreciated; $24,001 seems almost low compared to some of the asking prices we’ve seen in the past year, but it’s not likely that many missed the auction. The ’88 320is, on the other hand, sold for about what we’d expect at $29,000. Over performing were the ’88 Jetta GLI 16V at $8,100 and the ’80 911SC saw strong continued strength in the air-cooled market at $36,011. For the DIYers, both the 2005 S4 that needed engine work and the Euro 928 that needed…well, a bit of everything, were had for reasonable value. And whoever snapped up both the S6 Avant and 80 quattro sure got one heck of a deal!

1989 BMW 320is – $29,000
1988 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 16V – $8,099
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E – $3,850
2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG – $8,250
1987 Porsche 944 Turbo – $6,400
1980 Porsche 911SC – $36,011
2002 Audi S6 Avant – $7,400
1960 Volkswagen Bus – $45,300
1981 Porsche 928 Euro 5-speed – $3,751
1993 BMW 740iL – $5,300
1988 BMW M5 – $24,001
2008 BMW 328i Coupe – $5,600
2005 Audi S4 – $3,800
2006 Audi A8L – $7,501
1988 Audi 80 quattro – $1,225
1982 Volkswagen Scirocco – $4,555

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We have some heavy hitting Porsches gracing this edition of Hammertime updates. The big sale was what I feel is the best value; the ex-Holbert 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR hammered at auction for $220,000 – a stunning value for a car of this provenance and in that condition. More relevant to most mere mortals was the continued ascension of the 964, with a near $105,000 bid selling the low mileage 1989 Carrera 4 Coupe. GTIs continued to bring good money, with a $7,200 1983 that wasn’t quite perfect. Strong, too, was the $18,400 offered for a 1995 M3 and $16,000 for the higher mileage 2004 S4 Avant. On the value end, we saw a reasonably priced Mercedes-Benz 400E, E23 BMW 735i and 2002 Beetle Turbo; affordable commuters for sure. Mods brought a mixed bag; the well executed 1.8T swapped Audi Sport 90 quattro sold for just under $6,000, while the RS backdated brought a surprising $77,700.

1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR – $220,000
1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E – $2,000
1995 BMW M3 – $18,400
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe – $41,093
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 – $9,300
1983 Volkswagen GTI – $7,200
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe – $104,900
1985 BMW 735i – $7,800
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S – $3,500
2004 Audi S4 Avant – $16,000
1981 Porsche 911SC “RS Backdate” – $77,700
1995 Audi Sport 90 quattro 1.8T – $5,800

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Interesting and diverse additions to our Hammertime value guide for this week include some head scratchers, some values and some breathtaking numbers. Leading the charge was the recent sale of the 2016 911R at RM Auctions at nearly $550,000. Yet there was value to be found in the Volkswagen world, as two VR6 modded VW hatches hit $5,200 (1977) and $10,600 (1991). The salvage title Corrado SLC VR6 was presumably cheap at only $3,601, making for a good driver candidate. Bidders failed to show up for the 2003 RS6, and the no reserve auction fell silent at only $8,000 – perhaps a great value, while the 300SEL 4.5 nearly tripped $5,000 despite major concerns. At the higher end of the collector market for each was the W126 560SEL at $21,000 and the B2 Audi 4000S quattro at nearly $8,000. Finally, a 912 tipped the scales at $28,100, leaving us wondering where the 912 market is heading.

Link to the page HERE!

2016 Porsche 911R – E.515,200 ($547,521)
1977 Volkswagen Rabbit VR6 24V – $5,200
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL – $21,000
2003 Audi RS6 – $8,000
1972 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 4.5 – $4,950
1968 Porsche 912 Targa – $28,100
1993 Volkswagen Corrado SLC – $3,601
1985 Audi 4000S quattro – $7,999
1991 Volkswagen GTi 3.2 VR6 – $10,600

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We have an interesting roundup of sales to add to our Hammertime value guide this week. There was an unusual amount of Porsche activity this time around, with some great values and some hints at what’s to come. On the value end was the 1988 944 Turbo S. Originally, the car hammered for $27,100 but apparently the buyer fell through. The car was relisted and ended some $10,000 lower, at a pretty good value of $17,100. Similarly, the D-Production kitted 924 Turbo was relisted multiple times before it looks like it finally sold at $2,750.

For a lot more money, but still arguably a great value, the 911 Turbo X50. $51,000 surely isn’t cheap, but it’s hard to argue with the amount of performance you’re getting for that amount and it was a very nice example. Signaling that they’re getting greater appreciation, the 2004 911 GT3 hammered at Mecum for $85,000.

There were also a few good values on the BMW end. The late production 635CSi closed just below $6,000 and the beautiful condition (but not particularly desirable) 1983 528e finally sold at $6,500. For a lot more money, the 1991 850i with Dinan mods hit nearly $18,000 – but was a lot of very nice car for the money.

Rounding out the roundup, the ’86 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 surprised a bit with the near $14,000 sale price.

Link to the page HERE!

1980 Porsche 924 Turbo Holbert D-Production – $2,750
1983 BMW 528e – $6,500
1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 – $13,900
1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S – $17,100
2004 Porsche 911 GT3 – $85,000
1988 BMW 635CSI – $5,800
2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50 – $50,099
1991 BMW 850i Dinan – $17,850

-Carter…

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Today is an interesting bag of updates for Hammertime; some great values of popular cars, and some extreme heights of prices for special examples. Leading the heights was the 1991 Volkswagen Golf Country Chrome Edition, charging nearly to $25,000 before bidding ceased. Not to be outdone, the ultimate build 1991 BMW 318iS went even higher to $31,200. The low mileage 944 Turbo S from last week hit $25,000, but then was relisted presumably after failed payment (or shill bidding) – I’ll keep an eye on that one. All paled in comparison to the ’68 Porsche 911L which traded hands for $75,000.

On the more reasonable end of the scale, popular Mercedes-Benz models shined. The ’95 E320 Estate went for under $5,000, the great ’83 300SD clocked $8,200, and the ’93 300CE $12,500. Values were also had in BMW, with the ’88 535i at $7,100 and the ’06 330Ci for $200 more. The 1992 Volkswagen GTI 16V hit a somewhat surprising $5,300, while it was no shock that the very nice Audi 80 quattro from the same year was had for the $2,300 Buy It Now.

Finally, the dice-rolling 6.3 Andrew wrote up made it to nearly $18,000, and Mercedes-Benz restoration facilities near the buyer immediately rejoiced.

Link to the page HERE!

1991 Volkswagen Golf Country Chrome – $24,800
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate – $4,900
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD – $8,200
1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 – $17,890
1991 BMW 318iS – $31,200
2006 BMW 330Ci – $7,300
1992 Audi 80 quattro – $2,300
1988 BMW 535i – $7,100
1968 Porsche 911L – $75,000
1992 Volkswagen GTI 16V – $5,300
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE – $12,500

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It is an interesting update to our Hammertime value guide this week with a mixed bag of results. On the low end relative to its condition was the stunning all-green 1979 Porsche 928, while a few 911s stuck to the middle ground. Trading hands too were two well bought big BMWs, but the two Audis struck fairly high numbers – especially the 1980 Diesel which had run up in price substantially and traded for what I believe it a high water mark for some time at $9,000.

Link to the page HERE!

1979 Porsche 928 – $23,035
1983 Porsche 911SC Targa – $46,400
1980 Audi 5000 Diesel – $8,995
1995.5 Audi S6 Avant – $8,800
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 – $35,901
2001 BMW 740i Sport – $11,500
1970 BMW 2800CS – $23,063

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We have an interesting lineup of Porsches, Audis and a sprinkling of Mercedes-Benz and BMW in the most recent additions to our value guide. Two turbocharged big Audis – the 1983 5000 Turbo and 1991 200 20V quattro Avant, traded for very reasonable sums. Then we had a brace of 944 Turbos; the low mileage ’89 hit over $33,000, while the no reserve ’86 and ’87s traded under $10,000. Popular was the 2003 BMW M5 Craig wrote up, a reasonable deal at $20,000, but the great value seemed to be both Mercedes-Benz models Craig and Andrew wrote up with the W126 and R129 (respectively) both around $7,000. Which was your favorite?

Link to the page HERE!

1983 Audi 5000 Turbo – $3,600
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo – $33,200
1991 Audi 200 20V quattro Avant – $6,800
2003 BMW M5 – $20,500
1997 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 40th Anniversary Edition – $7,000
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE – $6,550
1986 Porsche 944 Turbo – $9,100
1987 Porsche 944 Turbo – $8,100

-Carter

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Hammertime Updates

We have a pretty odd assortment of updates to our Hammertime value guide this week. First was the stunning sale of the one-off E36 Canadian Edition Giallo M3 for $64,900 – a resounding answer to those who claim that the E36 isn’t particularly collectable. We also saw two reasonably priced Porsches in the 1980 911SC and 1976 912 come in under $30,000. The crazy Dali-inspired G500 Cabriolet hit double that at $62,100, while a few wagons saw value in the sub-$1,000 Audi 5000S Avant and the sub $7,000 Passat TDi Variant. Rounding things out was the ex-Playboy model but hacked up 1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C that ended at just over $9,000. What was the best deal?

Link to the page HERE!

1994 BMW M3 Canadian Edition – $64,900
1980 Porsche 911SC – $26,377
1998 Mercedes-Benz G500 Cabriolet “Dali” – $62,100
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDi Variant – $6,800
1988 Audi 5000S Avant – $975
1976 Porsche 912 -$27,400
1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C – $9,200

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-Carter…

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A new update to Hammertime sees a few shockers. There was the $35,000 that the 1979 Porsche 928 cleared at auction, but everyone has been calling for the sharks to increase. More surprising was the 1981 Scirocco, hammering for an outstanding $17,100 and what may be a new model high for an original example on these shores. Speaking of setting high water marks, how about the $17,500 for the unbelievable 1985 BMW 745i? Which one surprised you?

1979 Porsche 928 – $35,000
2002 BMW M3 – $11,000
1981 Volkswagen Scirocco – $17,100
1983 Volkswagen Quantum – $2,501
1993 Audi Coupe 16V – $1,337
1985 BMW 745i – $17,500

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-Carter…

Hammertime Updates

We’ve got some serious muscle power and fan favorites added to the Hammertime value guide. Surprising numbers were reached for the 1991 Audi 200 20V quattro at $7,500 – a bit higher than expected, but still a very reasonable price, and $15,600 for the Phoenix Yellow 2002 M3 6-speed – a lot of car for the money. Andrew’s 300d sold right where he expected at $47,400, and despite some potential needs, the 740i M-Sport Paul wrote up hammered just below $12,000. Then there were the AMGs – the big money went to the 300CE 3.4 AMG at $47,000, but the W201 in need of much work surprised with $11,000 worth of bids. With an Estate and a Rabbit L to add to the mix, it was an interesting update. Which was the one which surprised (or didn’t!) you? As usual, the original posts are linked below.

Link to the page HERE!

-Carter

1991 Audi 200 20V quattro – $7,500
1978 Volkswagen Rabbit L – $4,750
2002 BMW M3 – $15,600
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d Adenauer – $47,400
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate – $9,750
2001 BMW 740i M-Sport – $11,999
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300CE AMG 3.4 Widebody – $47,000
1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E AMG 6.0 – $11,099