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Hi Guys, I am seeking some informed opinions. I would like to hear some opinions about what you think my 1984 Supra which is Listed In this Forums Cars for sale section,(https://www.celicasupra.com/forums/showthread.php?120971-1984-Toyota-Celica-Supra-P-Type-For-Sale), and on Autrdr, should sell for. I understand that anything being sold is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it, No More, No Less. And that we all feel our Cars are worth probably more than someone else feels it is worth. But I would like to hear what some of you members think my car should legitimately sell for. I have been marketing it for about a month or more at this point, and I have got a few offers, none that I felt were worthy of me taking. But maybe I am wrong about what I feel it should sell for. I see some cars selling for 2-5k and some few selling in the 14k range. Average for a good one seems to be about 10k in recent weeks. Any opinions would be welcome, and also where do you think the best venue, or site to sell the car on is.
Thanks for your Help---Semper Fi
 

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What is the mileage? Very important to list that. Autos are not as popular. 14 grand seems high unless very low mileage.
 

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What is the mileage? Very important to list that. Autos are not as popular. 14 grand seems high unless very low mileage.
Hi, thanks for the response. I do list the Mileage in every ad. It is 87000 Carfax true actual verified miles.
 

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Hi, thanks for the response. I do list the Mileage in every ad. It is 87000 Carfax true actual verified miles.
You did not list the mileage in your ad ----I looked and looked
 

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I agree with Supkar the auto trans is probably hurting your cause. While some people are trying to sell for the mid to high teens it seems pretty hard to actually get those to move for that much. You seem to be pretty aware of the price ranges. If its as clean as it looks and you wanted it to move 7-8k would do it. If you don’t need to sell it you might as well hold on to it as time goes on fewer clean cars are left and yours will only be more appealing. That’s just my opinion I’ve been keeping a close eye on the market here in SoCal.
 

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Its very difficult if not impossible to look at a few pictures and give you an accurate value on your Supra. I do know there are buyers out there in that price range. Its been a few years, but I've sold one in that range so its possible. The buyers in the over $10K range are mostly guys my age trying to recapture a dream from their youth. I agree that dream included a 5sp transmission. Thing is that most 5 speeds were literally abused, few survived and survivors are usually in bad shape. There are far more automatics that survived in good shape because they were bought by older people with better resources to take care of them, like a garage to park it in. If yours were a 5sp, you'd have a lot easier time getting offers in the mid-teens because it would be so much more rare. So I believe the discount for the automatic is steep. Its well-documented on here how to do the swap and would probably run $3,000 - $4,000 turn-key at a competent shop to do it right. So that's probably about what the discount should be from a comparable 5sp Supra.
 

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Agreed. The auto tranny is NOT desirable.
I bought mine because it had one. The seller stated that no one wanted it,so I got it for less money.

May I assume that is the same situation for a Corvette?

The last one on this forum was at B.A.T. and it went for 9.9 K,but it was a low-mile automatic car.
It was still surprising that it went for that much. I expected maybe 9 K.
Granted,our cars are becoming more desirable.
I found mine from a local newspaper ,"cars for sale" ad.
 

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Problem is that amount of people that will spend over $10k on a auto Mk2 Supra you can probably count on one hand. You're best bet if you want top dollar is to roll the dice and put it on BAT. People on there will spend 2-3x what I would every pay for it there. I mean someone paid over $25k for a Honda Insight for christ sakes...
 

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Hi Guys, thank you for the good information. I have reduced the price to a 8999.00 which I believe is an absolute steal for a car of this quality. Also trying ebay one more time. I kind of think that this is the wrong time of year to try to sell this car for any reasonable money. Like convertibles, classics and antique cars do better in the spring imho. Buy giving it one more try before putting the cover on it till spring.

pdupler, I agree to the chasing my dream, that is why I bought this one, but I prefer Auto trans, I drove enough stick in my day, and like the convenience of auto. I have had 4 Supras, 2 mk2's and 2 mk3's. and loved them all, but I overestimated my ability to bend and bought this one by mistake. It is a fantastically clean well running car, but not the right car for me unfortunately any more. I may try another mk3 because they are a bit more luxurious oriented and easier to get in and out of, and the seats are a bit more soft. And I just really like having a Supra in my life.

supkar, I highlighted the miles so that you can see them better. They were there posted from the beginning as in all of my ads. But if you did not see them, than that is my fault, as I should have made them stand out better since they are a big selling point. Peace Brother. Semper Fi.
 

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You should really look at bat. That's us where all the serious buyers are these days.
 

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You should really look at bat. That's us where all the serious buyers are these days.
Hi, Thanks Silver, I have attempted to list with them, but for now they won't accept me. They require you to have no other ads up at the same time as their listing, and if you have had any ads recently they will decline you. If I don't get it sold this time around, I will put the cover on it and try bat in the spring. I think it will do better in the spring anyway. Thanks for the advice, I do appreciate it.
 

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Agreed. The auto tranny is NOT desirable.
I bought mine because it had one. The seller stated that no one wanted it,so I got it for less money.

May I assume that is the same situation for a Corvette?

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I sort of "settled" for an auto, but 30 years ago, my problem was that everybody smoked back then. I must have looked at least at 35 mk2s. I would quiz the seller on the phone, "Do you smoke?" "Oh, no, never!" Then I'd arrive and could smell it from 30 feet away. "I thought you said you didn't smoke in the car." "I never did, but my wife smokes like a chimney!" :mad: Of course 8 out of 10 were just used car dealers or curbstoners and they'd say anything to get you to come see the car. Mine finally showed up at a nearby used sports car dealer selling out of an indoor warehouse. The mileage was low, the condition amazing and no cigarette smell so I finally caved. A couple years later I bought a nice 5sp one from a neighbor. Mike has that one in Atlanta now. Over the years I bought a few more, wrecked or with mechanical problems, both 5sp and auto, most for parts and a couple I fixed up and sold. One I did a 5sp swap into. But I kept the first one that started all this madness. I did tho retain all the parts to do another 5sp swap. Eventually I'm planning to completely dismantle my Supra to repaint it another color and will change out the tranny as I put it back together.

As to Corvettes, there is most definitely an auto discount, but as classic cars age, its not so steep percentagewise. The guys in their 50s of course are looking for the manual stick, but by the time they reach 70, that automatic starts to seem like a pretty good idea. Every year at least a couple of our local club members show up with a brand new C7. I've heard the following conversation almost verbatim at least a dozen times in the last decade. "Hey <insert name here>, what happened to your C2?" "Well, after my hip replacement surgery, I was having to pay somebody to work on it for me because I couldn't get on the ground and crawl underneath it anymore and then after my knee replacement surgery, I was having a hard time working the clutch." "Well, I remember you used to swear that the last true Corvette was built in 1967. I never figured to see you drive a new one." "I admit I did say that, but as I got old, a brand new C7 with a warranty and automatic transmission didn't seem like such a bad idea after all."

Admittedly, I sometimes reconsider whether I should even do the 5sp swap, but I guess I could hang onto the automagic parts and easily swap it back when I get that old (or pay somebody to swap it back if there's any money left after my hip replacement). I just hope I find the time to do it BEFORE I get too old to enjoy it.
 
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