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Old 10-06-2015   #1
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When will marea become sought after.

Having a rummage on eBay looking for the cars of my yoof, everything I fancied was going for thousands, cars that when I was 17 back in 1994 were ten a penny and getting scrapped just cos nobody wanted them are now investments.

What I want to know is when does the marea fall into this category?? And if so which model will be sought after.
I think (at some point) enthusiasts will be looking for good marea, brava, bravos. I mean it's not like the streets are littered with them any more as it is.

Tipos are doing well, classic pandas, the 126. I've even seen old Cromas and tempras going for good money now.
And yet marea (any model) is worthless.

I have my marea weekend hlx130 and Pov spec 1.6 saloon. I was thinking of breaking the saloon for its good chassis parts, but now I'm thinking I'll just sit it on the drive with a cover on and periodically start it and clean it every now and again. It's only done 50k miles and still feels like a new car.

Before you know it there will be none left, according to how many left there are only 24 hlx130 weekends left on the road.
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Re: When will marea become sought after.

Just checked again and since I bought the weekend it's dropped from 24 to 17 left on the road
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Re: When will marea become sought after.

i can't think of any estates from the 90s that have become collectors items, maybe the Volvo 850 R?
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Re: When will marea become sought after.

The marea is sadly a forgotten Fiat

The bravo/a values are going slowly up especially for original and top spec cars
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That's true, I'd love to have the complete collection, brava, bravo, marea saloon, marea weekend, TIpo, coupe.
Then the alfas lol, then the lancias all with the same platform. Probably a bit sad and I have neither the room or the money for all of them. I've got space for maybe four or five cars and my coupe has always got to have a place.

I've come up with an idea. I have brava, coupe, marea saloon all using the same platform. I build up a monster spec engine, trans, brakes, suspension and make all cars available to swap into.
For example, the coupe for one summer, then over winter swap over all the running gear to the marea saloon.
In fact I'd probably just keep the brava for track action only and run the spare 20vt in it.

Then make the marea wagon jtd mint and use daily.
I also have a need for a 156 v6. Which the Mrs can use.
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The marea is sadly a forgotten Fiat

The bravo/a values are going slowly up especially for original and top spec cars
none of the "estates" have really sold well, so limited supply, AND nobody is going to remember the one their dad had 20 years ago..!!

I've had;

Regata Weekend.. NEVER see these now

Tempra S.W .. sound cars but again pretty rare

Marea Weekend, reasonable cars , with great engine options

Stilo - saw it was a VW'a-like and thought NOOOOO..!! from the start

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Probably about the same time pigs sprout wings. That said, I see cars that were total crap in their day suddenly sprout in value because they are getting older so a new generation who didn't know how crap they were unwittingly buy them. Another amusing trend is "barn finds" - it was in the barn in the first place because it wasn't worth repairing then!
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That's true, I'd love to have the complete collection, brava, bravo, marea saloon, marea weekend, TIpo, coupe.
you forgot the ugly-bug multipla, thats the same platform too - i have always wanted a 20vt multi!
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you forgot the ugly-bug multipla, thats the same platform too - i have always wanted a 20vt multi!
I have to admit that when I had my Multi I had dreams of buying a petrol one and popping a 20V in it!
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Re: When will marea become sought after.

Well now there's only nine 130HLX weekends left on the road and also nine on SORN, one of which is mine.
I now have he space again to keep it but I don't it'll ever be worth anything.
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