I can tell you mileage is a non-issue if the car has been taken care of. At 58K (on mine) I can tell you it’s no different than when it had 5K. I’ve driven several cars with more mileage than what I have I am always amazed at how well they drive and that there’s really little difference between low mileage and high mileage carsThat is however assuming they have been taken care of.Of course having had Rich taking care of my car for 15 years is a plus!!Just heard back from Rich and he says it's do able. He mentioned 'salvage' but I said I would rather not. He was thinking more of a low mileage with salvage but I said I don't mind mileage being just under 100k.
Oli : if your budget is in the mid-$200 range, the only way you will get one is with a salvage or similar title. As I pointed out before, you need to know why it got that title. If it was declared a loss because it was uneconomical to fix, but was not heavily damaged, I recommend that you buy it. That requires that you really know what happened, which is why you want to go through Rich or someone else who really knows these cars and did the repair work. If you’re going to drive the car, it doesn’t matter what title or miles are on it. You will be able to sell it for roughly what you paid for it (or more) 5 or more years from now. If I were looking for a “driver” today, that’s what I would do.
But, if you drive it regularly, like many of us, you will have so much fun that you will keep it until you can’t drive anymore. So it won’t matter what type of title it has.
So reset your criteria. Otherwise, you’ll be sitting on the sidelines forever, wondering, “what if?”.
Yes I know things were going up and when ever I got an alert from Dupont or BAT I wouldn't open because it would depress me and that went on for 4 or 5 years of being depressedMid 250's you're gonna have to get lucky as hell prob with some owner who's done zip for valuation research ... or need a market crash.
9,000-mi red ended today at $360k + $5k fee https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2005-ford-gt-53/
29,000-mi red ended less than a month ago (11/6/21) at $330k + $5k fee https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2005-ford-gt-44/
1,700-mi yellow smash-a-roo ended 4 months ago (8/7/21) at $361k +$5k https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2005-ford-gt-37/