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Does a rare colour make a classic more valuable?

I have owned my Rover P5B Coupe for 40 years and have recently found out via the Rover archives that only two were ever delivered in the same colour as mine. The other one disappeared of the radar in the early 80s. Does this make the car more valuable knowing it is the only surviving car produced in the colour?

Asked on 5 September 2018 by neil maskell

Answered by Keith Moody
Colours do make a difference, but they're really the icing on the cake. For example, a car in a rare colour that's rusty and needs TLC won't be worth as much as car finished in a much more common colour that's been well looked after. Ultimate, a car is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it - so you may get lucky and find a buyer who has been after this colour for years.
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