What do you call a Lada with a sunroof?

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Has the used car market finally lost the plot? RMS member Woodcutter seems to think so, and he has a fairly good case in point:

In my day it was called a skip, but it would appear now it’s a classic car worth almost £6k! ?

The so called “classic car market” has gone to the dogs, speculators everywhere who think anything old is a classic and worth stupid money. It all reminds me of the property boom back in 2006/7 when every man thought they were a developer and jumped on the bandwagon. The crash is coming, I’m sure of it!

The ad in question for this local Lada can be seen here and reads:

Very last of the original UK RHD 1997 Lada Riva’s sold with 265 miles from new. Original V5 with one registered owner.

(Yes 265 miles from new) time warp condition.

From a private Collection of classic cars.

Lada Riva 1.5E catalyst 5 Speed Saloon.

Colour white ACP 233 in its original stunning Russian Lada factory paint. Still has the original Lada touch up spray can. 

There is no doubt the used car market is over inflated, but is the bubble about to burst?  Over to the forum…

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Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.

RMS Forum Comments

NickR85 21:17 | Wed 07 Aug, 2019 | Report
Mental. The price some of the classic stuff is going for is just beyond comprehension.
trev 1515 21:23 | Wed 07 Aug, 2019 | Report
I think the difference is you can still go out and buy a brand new house but they aren’t making any more cars from a time when the environment wasn’t a consideration when designing it lol. I think the only thing that will make it crash is if the older stuff starts to get heavily taxed or banned.
DaddyC 21:25 | Wed 07 Aug, 2019 | Report
To be fair it does have 265 miles, that's something impressive. Not that i think it makes it the price it is but it's impressive the condition in the photos. Better than the constant stream of ads over the last couple of years with the title or opening line of a description on a 150k Renault Clio **EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY**. Drives me insane that's the first thing people put on an ad, esp when it's some high miled average condition everyday motor.
PMC555 22:07 | Wed 07 Aug, 2019 | Report
What do you call a Rover with double gazing? 246081
carmad. 22:29 | Wed 07 Aug, 2019 | Report
to be honest classic cars of any make or model are climbing i have bought and sold a load of vauxhall’s in my time i bought two novas in 1998 for a £5 er ffs tho they are getting to the point where people with money want to relive there teenage years and those who can afford it are liking for a good example or the one they couldn’t afford when they where younger due to insurance ect try and buy any old vauxhall’s it would scare ya
vtec1 23:09 | Wed 07 Aug, 2019 | Report
| What do you call a Rover with double gazing? 246081
I seen that off the shankill last week. Was meant to get a pic and forgot
Gaz 23:11 | Wed 07 Aug, 2019 | Report
| In my day it was called a skip, but it would appear now it's a classic car worth almost £6k! ? The so called "classic car market" has gone to the dogs, speculators everywhere who think anything old is a classic and worth stupid money. It all reminds me of the property boom back in 2006/7 when every man thought they were a developer and jumped on the bandwagon. The crash is coming, I'm sure of it! https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1141907
Can't wait for the crash, I'm going to snap up everything and wait it out until the next boom again. Maybe you could end up in a CSL again :P
Coog 06:11 | Thu 08 Aug, 2019 | Report
Few examples on here of folk buying cars to hold on to and sell on for a 'profit' later. I guess it's more interesting than sticking it into an ISA or gambling at stocks and shares, and it's 'enjoyed' to some extent too. That Lada needs a SR20DET and associated upgrades :grinning:
407_hdi 07:31 | Thu 08 Aug, 2019 | Report
Problem with stuff like this is that the "value" is in the mileage and condition, if you drive and enjoy it the value will fall away and you will be basically left with just a very ugly Lada. A Lada like this one has a place in any collection David’s Ford Duratec Powered Lada – RetroChase
NI_Volvo_Nut 08:55 | Thu 08 Aug, 2019 | Report
Rare drives prices. The fact most Riva's are either at the bottom of the sea or back in Russia makes them an attractive rare easily maintained classic or daily retro. Niva's are the same, mad money for what is actually more basic than a Defender! I hate to think how many Lada's I have owned and sold for silly money back in the day, probably about 13 or 14 between me and my Dad, I loved them as a car lol