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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We have an Audi-heavy update to our Hammertime Value Guide this week. Most notable were the sales of two 1983 Quattros; a project at $18,000, and a very clean one at $33,000. These were certainly a signal of the relative strength of the B2 market. Backing that up were sales of a Coupe GT and 4000 quattro for respectable amounts. High water marks that I’m aware of continued for the 1983 Audi 5000S at $7,100 and a ’93 Porsche 968 at nearly $30,000.

We see lofty asking prices, but not many actual sales, for Porsche 911 air-cooled models these days. The 1978 911SC Targa Rob wrote up, though, managed to change hands at a strong $41,000. Also interesting were a few deals which came across – the clean V8 quattro at only $3,000, the nicely modded ’83 GTI at under $6,000, a Corrado SLC under $8,000, the 2001 E55 AMG at only $9,000.

The two project NSUs also traded hands; strong money, as expected, for the Prinz Sport at over $5,500!

Link to the page HERE!

1965 NSU Sport Prinz – $5,503
2008 BMW 135is – $24,995
1975 Sbarro 328 Roadster – $26,300
1990 Audi V8 quattro 4.2 – $3,000
1983 Audi Quattro – $33,000
1983 Volkswagen GTI – $5,962
1978 Porsche 911SC Targa – $41,000
1986 Audi 4000CS quattro Commemorative Design 20V Turbo – $6,490
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 – $8,888
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 – $2,750
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC – $7,900
2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG – $9,000
1984 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible – $6,900
1994 Porsche 968 – $29,995
1983 Audi Quattro – $18,000
1983 Audi 5000S – $7,100

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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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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 quite a lineup of heavy hitters for this edition of Hammertime Updates. There was the mighty Alpina B10 BiTurbo, which once again sold for a reported $55,000. A great 1971 280SL Rob wrote up hit close to $70,000, while the rally-bred Quattro cleared $40,000. Twin 80s 911 Targas (a Targa and a one-year-only SC Targa) hit $41,000 and $47,500 respectively. Despite that there were some deals to be had. The neat Laguna Seca Blue M3 seemed like a good deal at only $18,000, and the Rabbit Caddy didn’t strike $4,000 while the Audi A6 4.2 Quattro hit only $3,350. Finally, across the pond the clever sleeper Coupe Quattro sold at just over $8,000.

Which was the winner or surprise to you?

Link to the page HERE!

1982 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup GTi – $3,795
1990 Alpina B10 BiTurbo – $54,988
2001 BMW M3 – $18,100
2003 Audi A6 4.2 quattro – $3,350
1983 Audi Quattro SCCA Rally – $41,050
1986 Porsche 911 Targa – $41,000
1985 Audi Coupe Quattro RE2500 – $8,270
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL – $69,900
1983 Porsche 911SC Targa – $47,500

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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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We’ve got a few more additions to the Hammertime resource guide this week. A few are question marks – there was a surprising $10,000 sale of the 1988 Audi 90 quattro, for example, but it remains to be seen if that car will reappear if the bid was a fake. Also listed as sold but were re-listed shortly after the end of the auction were the super low mile Euro-spec ’91 M5 at $35,000 and the 1996 Volkswagen Passat TDi that reached $4,600. We’ll keep an eye out to see if these cars actually sell the second time around, as the M5 has been listed with a Buy It Now for just under what the bidding reached.

There were some other surprises, though. The ’89 944 Turbo sold for just over $12,000 in spite of the 283,000 miles, and on the other end of the spectrum I was really shocked to see the ’78 Dasher Wagon reach $5,600. That’s really strong money for a B1, which typically are ignored by the entire market. Also drawing solid money were the S54 M Coupe and ’89 560SEC, while someone thought the 5-speed E32 was worth $1,200. As always, the listings are hyperlinked to our articles.

Link to the page HERE!

1986 944 Turbo – $5,500
2002 BMW M Coupe – $38,000
1988 Audi 90 quattro – $10,000
1988 BMW 735i 5-speed project – $1,200
1989 Porsche 944 Turbo – $12,199
1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC – $13,800
1978 Volkswagen Dasher Wagon – $5,600

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A few more updates for Hammertime this week, including impressive prices for the low mileage Corrado SLC and an E320 Estate. There were a few oddball modded additions, too, with the ETA swapped 2002 and the turbocharged and turned up GTi VR6. Finally, a few classic 70s were added in, with the pretty 280SE 4.5 from 1973 and a neat and cheap ’71 Opel GT 1900. As usual, the listings below are hyperlinked to the original posts. Which was the deal which surprised you?

Link to the page HERE!

1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC – $19,000
1976 2002 eta swap – $8,000
1973 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 4.5 – $9,850
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Estate – $11,990
1998 Volkswagen GTi VR6 Turbo – $8,000
1971 Opel GT 1900 – $2,650

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