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Old 29 July 2014, 13:34   #1
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Defender TD5 value

I'm hoping someone has some idea on values and good places to sell my father's 2002 TD5, County Defender. Very low miles (about 40k I think), great nick, great spec. Lovingly maintained, with money no object, by an old man who sadly cannot drive any more!

Apologies if I'm not right with the terminology, I don't know a lot about Defenders other than the first one he had lasted from when I was six until I was thirty eight and this ones done the past ten years with him!

Any help will be gratefully received. Thanks
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Old 29 July 2014, 15:11   #2
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look on autotrader and see what people are asking for similar year and model if yours has only 40k on it it will be the higher end of the price range you can get a free cap valuation online just fill the online form in and it will give you the value .cap valuations are what the motor trade use nowadays instead of the old glass guide.have it checked over to make sure the chassis and bulkhead are not rotten as these are problem areas on defenders .it should still have a pretty good value as defenders hold there value well (no idea why there awfull to drive)
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I'd like that, I therefore must abstain from proposing a value !!

Ebay is a useful valuation tool and marketplace but equally full of time wasters. If you use the "completed items" search you'll get items with prices in green they are the sold prices BUT bear in mind these can be inflated by people getting their mate to bid on items hence some sales will be fake. None the less a good free research tool.

The parkers guide still exists, online, you'll have to pay a small fee I imagine.
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just looked on autotrader and your looking around 11k to 13k
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if you're in no hurry to sell, I'd keep hold of it as prices can only rise with the imminent demise of new defenders, it'll be worth more this time next year for sure and good td5s are well sought after
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Thanks guys. I think the old man would like to move it on this side of Christmas. It's a sad reminder of the things he can't do anymore, like go shooting! I know he'd be happy to get 13k so it looks like that might even be achievable.

There's no rot on it, that I do know. Thanks for the help.
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13,000 is a truly astronomical amount of money for a 10+ year old motor isn't it - I'd genuinely no idea the td5 defender was so "cult".

Cant you get your old man his dream auto? My dad is in a similar state of health - can't drive his MG, no longer able to work on the motors either (not looking forward to getting old either) but we pick up his new E type tomorrow ;-)
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Nice to get an E Type, although he had one when I was a youngster. Unfortunately it's not a matter of doesn't need or want it but his eye sight won't allow him to drive anymore. I do enjoy stories of doing crazy things in old age, perhaps that needs to be a new thread.
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there doing 13k with 80,000 -90,000 miles on them too mad isn't it. but that's nothing to what you will pay for an e type .
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I'd of thought more like 15k with that mileage n condition, as a minimum
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