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Feb 19, 2020 - 9:20:08 AM
9490 posts since 1/15/2005

I have just lost my storage for my old cars and am probably going to sell them, but I cannot find a good source to figure out an asking price. One is a 1930 Model A Ford, which is pretty easy to establish its present market value. The other is a 1938 Ford 5 Window Coupe. I have searched all the internet sites and can't find a single comparable car for sale ..... quite a few 37's, 39's and 40's but no 38's. Mine is stock and all original. You can find a number of them that have been hot rodded or modified, but that is not a good measure of the value of a stock original car.

Any ideas?

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:52:53 AM
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OM45GE

USA

94887 posts since 11/7/2007

The NADA guide says low $12,950, mid $21,600, high $31,400
 

NADA 1938 FORD

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:55:58 AM
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figmo59

USA

30412 posts since 3/5/2008

You can park'em at my place.... ;0)

Sigh....
I ...still have not got to me jeep...... :0/

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:21:20 AM
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heavy5

USA

1128 posts since 11/3/2016

Have you tried Hemmings & Hagerty for values ?
Here is my 38 5 window
I think Bills NADA guide is a good benchmark . 
banjohangout.org/forum/attachm...ID=258653

 

Edited by - heavy5 on 02/19/2020 10:33:44

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:18:53 AM
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9490 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

The NADA guide says low $12,950, mid $21,600, high $31,400
 

NADA 1938 FORD


Thanks Bill, but I have never thought of NADA as very comprehensive on antique car values, but those prices seem in line with what I was thinking ..... for mine maybe around $25,000.  Although asking prices are not necessarily what they sold for or will sell for it gives pretty good indication.  The one that sold for $29,500 (or at least that was the asking price) is very close to mine.

I just find it is strange that there are not more of them for sale.

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:20:21 AM

9490 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

Have you tried Hemmings & Hagerty for values ?
Here is my 38 5 window
I think Bills NADA guide is a good benchmark . 
banjohangout.org/forum/attachm...ID=258653


Yeah both ..... not much luck.  I don't think Hemmings had one for sale other than maybe a modified one.  How much work has yours had done to it?

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:45:21 AM

9490 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

Have you tried Hemmings & Hagerty for values ?
Here is my 38 5 window
I think Bills NADA guide is a good benchmark . 
banjohangout.org/forum/attachm...ID=258653


Bob ..... on Hagerty's I could not find that their values went any further back than 1945 models.

Feb 19, 2020 - 11:57:38 AM

figmo59

USA

30412 posts since 3/5/2008

There may be a listing of sale prices at on line auctions..

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:04:53 PM

heavy5

USA

1128 posts since 11/3/2016

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by heavy5

Have you tried Hemmings & Hagerty for values ?
Here is my 38 5 window
I think Bills NADA guide is a good benchmark . 
banjohangout.org/forum/attachm...ID=258653


Yeah both ..... not much luck.  I don't think Hemmings had one for sale other than maybe a modified one.  How much work has yours had done to it?


Chev 327 stock ,350 auto trans , ford 9" rear

Feb 19, 2020 - 12:32:14 PM

RonR

USA

1610 posts since 11/29/2012

I go to "Collectors Weekly" ,subheading "machines",then "classic cars",then "completed listings".It tells what the antique and classic cars sold for. I use this for antique motorcycles. Its associated with Ebay.

Edited by - RonR on 02/19/2020 12:33:13

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:00:02 PM
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OM45GE

USA

94887 posts since 11/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
 

I just find it is strange that there are not more of them for sale.

I don't think they sold anywhere near as many coupes as they did sedans. 

 


Feb 19, 2020 - 1:32:51 PM

9490 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
 

I just find it is strange that there are not more of them for sale.

I don't think they sold anywhere near as many coupes as they did sedans. 

 


 


I'm sure you are right, but you really don't see a lot of sedans either.

Feb 19, 2020 - 1:52:50 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

4692 posts since 5/16/2012

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
 

I just find it is strange that there are not more of them for sale.

I don't think they sold anywhere near as many coupes as they did sedans. 

 


 


I'm sure you are right, but you really don't see a lot of sedans either.


I suspect it's the same in the usa as it is here.    The hot rod and vintage guys swap them around amongst themselves a fair bit, selling from one to another, so the market doesn't reflect the number of survival cars out there.   There are probably still more 1937 - 1940  fords around than any other vintage make, most of them covered in dust in sheds. I could probably show you 20, 1937 - 1940 fords in my neighborhood....none are on the road, including my own 40 coupe.

I suspect the 38 deluxe would be worth a bit more than the standard, over there, they seem to be the hot rodders preference here.

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:29:37 PM

9490 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by nakigreengrass
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE
quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
 

I just find it is strange that there are not more of them for sale.

I don't think they sold anywhere near as many coupes as they did sedans. 

 


 


I'm sure you are right, but you really don't see a lot of sedans either.


I suspect it's the same in the usa as it is here.    The hot rod and vintage guys swap them around amongst themselves a fair bit, selling from one to another, so the market doesn't reflect the number of survival cars out there.   There are probably still more 1937 - 1940  fords around than any other vintage make, most of them covered in dust in sheds. I could probably show you 20, 1937 - 1940 fords in my neighborhood....none are on the road, including my own 40 coupe.

I suspect the 38 deluxe would be worth a bit more than the standard, over there, they seem to be the hot rodders preference here.


Paul:

I think you are probably right.  It seem now though a lot of car buffs are looking for unrestored cars and just get them up and running and leaving everything as in ..... not even touching up the original finish.  My Model A Rumbleseat Coupe was restored in the 1970's but it was not overdone like a lot of them.  The body was also done with lead and not Bondo, which is unusual these days.

The hot rodders definitely prefer the coupes.  Your '40 coupe is considered the top of the heap!

Edited by - BanjoLink on 02/19/2020 14:30:01

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:51:42 PM
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9490 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by RonR

I go to "Collectors Weekly" ,subheading "machines",then "classic cars",then "completed listings".It tells what the antique and classic cars sold for. I use this for antique motorcycles. Its associated with Ebay.


Thanks Ron ...... I check that but it is really not much help.  Under "Completed Listings", 90% (or probably more) of those cars did not sell.  They are only "completed" because the auction ended.  There was one '38 Ford still for sale that was currently at $14,500, but I suspect that the owner will not sell it at that price.  That was the only '38 listed.

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