FWIW I sold one that needed paint, had a dent needing repair, and had stains
on the headliner last year for $500. I had 2 other guys wanting it at $500.
I think this fellow is dealing with a hard top that matched the car and was
damaged, hence the insurance claim. The guy that bought mine, had at least
the $1000 number in it to get it to match the car. I would humbly suggest
that number is more appropriate in his particular case. I think he asked
the question the wrong way. He doesn't need classified ad prices, i.e.;
what they are selling for, rather what it would cost to replace the unit and
get him back to where he was before the tree, ton of bricks or hang glider
fell on it!
TR4, TR4A, TR6, 2.5 Saloon
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Sohl <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: TR 6 FACTORY HARDTOP
> Jeff asked:
> > HELP-NEED TO ESTABLISH THE VALUE ON THE OPEN MARKET OF A TR 6 FACTORY
> > I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF THEM ADVERTISED LATELY SO I CANNOT SET A VALUE OF
> > FOR AN INSURANCE CLAIM.
> At one time these hardtops commanded upwards
> of $1000...BUT the days that some folks used
> their TR-6 well into the colder months has pretty
> much passed us by and I see very FEW people
> using them anymore. The problem is that the
> hardtop is not intended to be an easy-on/easy-off
> accessory. The use was pretty much intened
> to be an installation that, once installed,
> stayed on year-round...OR at least for the entire
> cold (i.e. winter) season. That was the typical situation
> in the Northeast. Once folks stopped using their TR-6
> on a daily basis, the need for the hardtop started to
> dissipate. Today, the NEED for a hardtop is all
> but gone since most folks that would have needed
> one don't drive their cars over that "winter" period
> at all.
> My guess: Maybe $500, but I'd bet you'd be
> lucky to find a buyer even at that price anymore.
> Hope that helps somewhat?
> Bill Sohl