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    What should a 2008 s197 Cally Special be worth

    So been kind of trying to move on my 2008 Cally Special Dark Candy Apple red and getting a few offers which I feel are 2004-2005 money, I appreciate any offers I have received but don’t want to give her away.
    looking back Cally specials tend to go for more that standard GTs due to the trim pack and Gt 500 styling additions, they seem to go from 13k -18k.
    Thought I would have had more interest to be honest for this type of Mustang, must be one of a few in the UK, and being the manual, think it would be scarce. My post is still live is the “ For sale section “

    Any advice or guidance as to the Value of S197s and when the time comes, to to put a bit of effort into selling, where would be good place to advertise.

    I appreciate car purchases are only worth what people are offering etc, but would have thought S197 are still desirable or is the new models taking over the 2nd hand sales.

    can see from the for sale forum, doesn’t seem to be much movement in the forum for cars changing hands.

    Trying to avoid autotrader and EBay, have stuck on Gumtree and on here only, gumtree link as can’t get the pictures added on here.

    Any guidance appreciated.


    #2
    Hi mate, I’ve always sold mine on eBay relatively quickly. Yours is a great car, I think where you’re located hinders you slightly.
    2013-2016 2005 S197 V6 Coupe Black
    2017-2018 2007 S197 GT Coupe Tungsten
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      #3
      I don't think the premium for a C/S is anymore than 500 if anything. Fact of life is that most S197s are down south and no can be bothered to travel up to Scotland..
      Saying that I would like a white one but don't like the interior colour options. Exterio6 is the best looking S197.

      1966 Coupe: 1995-
      1966 Land Rover Series 2a: 2012-
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        #4
        People are already looking over their shoulders at electric cars and people consider any car over 10 years old as a risk - which is daft as mine is a 2005 and pretty much "as new".
        I think location is your enemy. Several years back, there were a couple of S197s in Scotland that "stuck" until the prices came down. If you think about it, it's a long way to go if the car is not perfect - while yours probably is, I used to go long distances only to be disappointed.

        The CS thing might be a clincher for some Mustang buyers but many will be first time buyers and won't honestly know the difference.

        If it's any consolation, I live in South Wales and getting people to come here is also difficult although now the tolls on the bridge have gone, maybe things will get better.

        In the past, I have sold Yanks to people locally, who know and want the car. I sold a Corvette C4 to a guy at Billing who probably got carried away as he didn't keep it long. I sold a Z06 to a guy who came to view and just wanted it and never even drove it (only had 4k on the clock) but again, he didn't keep it long.

        I have put mine up for sale, once or twice but got little response, if any and ended up keeping it. For me, taking it to a local car show is your best bet - put a for sale sign and "Offers in the region of " and you may get more of a bite, simply because a buyer will see the sort of attention your car gets and will think "I want some of that". In those circumstances, telling them that they can get 30mpg (without lying) and cheap insurance tends to be what they want to hear.

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          #5
          I agree with the others that you should put it on ebay but, make sure you talk about being an enthusiast and member of the club as thats what i always look for as you know an enthusiast will look after the car more

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            #6
            Thanks for reply’s, was trying to avoid eBay and the usual selling sites, when the time comes when I do really want to sell on.
            its just that I am not getting the time to use, and it’s a waste being garaged and ran out now and then.
            Agree suspected the issue is my location, however, I travelled all over the place when I was looking, cheap midweek flights, appreciate no need to travel if you a good selection locally, you need to want a particular one.

            Out of season at the moment also, no point in advertising until March April time.



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              #7
              Location location location!

              I am Almost as far up as you and have sold three American cars.

              First GT a French dealer came for it after very little interest in the first couple of weeks.

              Second GT I went and PX ed with a guy In Bucks for a Challenger. I had no other interest in maybe 6 weeks. He then sold it on a couple of months later for about 2k more than I couldn't get!

              Challenger went up when I was importing the Roush , No serious interest in the first couple of weeks, then I sold it to Oldcott. They sold it on within two weeks for about 5k more! Maybe should have let that one run for a bit, but pressure was on with other car coming

              Most people just wont travel.

              Put it on eBay and I guarantee you will be able to swap it for a clapped out BMW within days!

              Just gotta try and see what happens, good luck

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                #8
                I don’t agree with the travelling thing, just in the process of buying a S197 from nr Glasgow, cheap 50 flight to Glasgow and I live next to English Channel and I’m driving it back !

                Sorry to say as to price differential I don’t think a CS does commands much of a premium.

                lastly eBay will give greater exposure, as will Facebook. You’ll get loads of wasters but only need one buyer ....
                chris
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                  #9
                  As above Ebay and all the usual car sales sites.
                  At least being where you are you won't get time wasters at the door, only on email / messaging.

                  Anyone who turns up is going to be fairly serious.
                  Stuart
                  2014 GT/CS

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by silverfox999 View Post
                    I don’t agree with the travelling thing, just in the process of buying a S197 from nr Glasgow, cheap 50 flight to Glasgow and I live next to English Channel and I’m driving it back !

                    Sorry to say as to price differential I don’t think a CS does commands much of a premium.

                    lastly eBay will give greater exposure, as will Facebook. You’ll get loads of wasters but only need one buyer ....
                    chris
                    Ive bought American cars in Luton, Surrey, Stoke and Bucks , but then I have no choice living in Cumbria
                    Some will travel many others wont

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                      #11
                      Travelling never bothered me either when I was looking, just a case of keeping an eye out for cheap flights, midweek usually cost effective, I even went to Dublin, but didn’t appreciate the issues with actually paying for it and getting in into the UK, just the same as importing it just about, so passed on that one.

                      Can’t really be bothered dealing with Ebay enquiries, Trying to sort out the genuine enquiries.

                      a few enquiries off of here and when it was Gumtree, but not putting on at he right time of year.

                      Moved it out today to get to stuff at the back of my garage, and passers by commenting on the car, still gets attention even although they have seen the car at my garage loads of times.

                      People still comment and admire it, especially when it is running, S197s are scarce up here, a few of the new ones in East Kilbride, but don’t think there are any 197s.

                      With regards to what it’s worth, I would of thought at 14K ish would have got more interest than I received, maybe set my sights too high.





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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Macnore View Post
                        Thanks for reply’s, was trying to avoid eBay and the usual selling sites, when the time comes when I do really want to sell on.


                        If you're not advertising it on the main selling sites how do you expect to sell it?

                        I've sold a lot of cars on Ebay that have ended up all over Europe.
                        If buyers in a LHD market can't see your car for sale you're limiting your market.
                        Roo



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                          #13
                          I would have thought since these are a specialist type car, potential buyers would be looking on Clubs and owners forums etc to pick one up that has been owned by an enthusiast, rather than Autotrader and Ebay.
                          However looks like you are correct, not a lot of interest from here for S197s up here.

                          if potential buyers won’t travel up from England can’t see how someone from Europe would, especially if there are more cars in closer proximity to ferries etc.

                          if I really want to sell looks like Ebay the next step.

                          Thanks for all replies and advise.




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                            #14
                            eBay can be a pain as loads of what’s you’re best price mate, but it does on occasion turn up the right person, just persist with it
                            ‘Chris
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