[200q20v] Proving value of a nice 200

Keith Maddock Keith.Maddock at trw.com
Wed Dec 20 09:58:16 EST 2000


I'm starting to prepare some documentation in preparation for an anticipated fight over the value of my (now crunched) 200.  I was wondering if any of you could help out in the following areas:

1) Recent vehicle transactions.. If you've bought or sold (or totaled) one of these in the last few months, if you could let me know the price of the transaction, and any details about the vehicle (mileage, condition, parts/upgrades,  options (IE sport vs. comfort seats)...)...

2)  Is there anyone can classify themselves as an expert in the subject of the value of these cars.. I mean I know there are a lot of experts, but someone who would be able to convince my insurance company of the validity of their opinion?  I was thinking some sort of "appraisal" from an expert might help..

3) Any other data that anyone knows of that I could present to back up my claim..

Thanks in advance,

Vehicle Info:
1991 200 20v TQ (sedan , manual trans)
Anthracite Exterior  
Black Interior (Sport Seats)
~131k miles
Overall Condition: Much Higher than Average

Front strut/brake swapover (from 93 100CS avant) with slotted rotors
H&R Progressive Springs
Shocks: Front Koni Sports, Rear Boge TurboGas
SS Brake Lines
K&N Filter
Hoppen Stage 1 ECU
Stock BBS wheels w/ Graspic winter tires were on the car at the time..
Euro headlights w/ blau harness

Recent maintenance (w/in past year)
OEM Radiator
Rebuilt Bose Rear speakers
Timing Belt / Water Pump
Cam Chain
Front suspension bushings
Hydraulic Pump
Brake Accumulator
Fuel Pump

Keith Maddock, TRW Automotive
Controls Engineering, Traction Control 
Livonia, MI
(734) 266 - 3971
keith.maddock at trw.com

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