Does anyone know how to find retro car values?

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  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I need to find out how much a 1999 Honda Accord LX in excellent condition was worth in 10/2004.

    Anyone know how to get this info?

    I am helping a friend, who was in an accident back then and he needs to find this info.

    KBB only gives current values.

    Thanks!
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Nothing definitive... but you could go to a public library and search microfilms (is that what it's called?) on those ugly monitor/computer thingies through the classifieds of October '04. shrug
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Kelly Blue Book. They come out every year, and a good library should have back editions. Be aware, they establish a range of values for cars (wholesale to retail). The low Blue Book value is generally what a dealer would expect to pay for the car on the wholesale market, and the high Blue Book value is theoretically the highest price a private seller could expect from a private buyer.
     
  4. Frisco thread starter macrumors 68020

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    devilot and IJ Reilly,

    Thanks for your help! I guess I am off to the library.

    Frisco
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I suggest calling ahead, to makes sure they've got the older editions. Also, Kelly Blue Book is online. Not sure if that will help.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Blue Book goes back I believe 10 years, Trying to find a value on a car from say 1985 will be a little harder. I don't know that I would call a 99 as retro just yet.
     
  7. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    he wanted the price of the car 2 years ago, not its current pricing.

    as in, the KBB today would say $10000

    but two years ago it would have said $12000

    as an example.
     

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