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    i've been thinking of buying a splitscreen bus for a little while, prices seem to be dropping slightly ,a lot of uk buses advertised for months without selling, is it because of the influx of brazilian buses i wonder, or brexit maybe, anyway as i say i'm just thinking out loud.

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    its been a few years since I looked at Split prices TBH; and I was looking at 'the samba' at the time; project buses; month by month you could see the prices of even the rustiest, picked over buses doubling and tripling...
    ...they are certainly a niche market, but then again they are now bigger than ever in 'pop culture' and folk getting married seem to want one at the wedding reception for pics etc, n theres an increase in firms hiring out buses for such occasions...

    I think prices of T25's have 'peaked' somewhat; a lotta folk see them as too complicated, too underpowered n needing 'specialist' mechanics to look after them - a lot of ex-t25 owners now seem to be switching to T4's, and demand and therefore prices of T4's seem on the up...

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    • #3
      I think they are Gavin. I've seen Buses hang around for sale for a lot longer than previously seen and also the eventual sale prices are slightly lower than before. I'm not getting all excited that I'll finally be able to afford a Samba but regular Bus prices are coming down a small bit anyway which is no harm because the prices went nuts. Once the celebs got hold of them we were fecked
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      • #4
        Not too sure about splitties but early bays don't seem to be dropping. A tidy early bay bus (not camper) would cost in the region of $8,000 in U.S. a couple of years ago. From what I can see lately, you'd find it hard to get a similar vehicle for under $20k. I'm talking solid original paint unrestored.
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        • #5
          I think prices in the UK for Bays have leveled off and they seem more realistic now but there is still a massive spread from the cheapest Fred Flintstones' to the Show Ponies.

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          • #6
            ....its about 10 or 15 years ago now (if that)- but didn't beetle prices tumble from the ceiling to the carpet? ...lots of reasons for this, but anyways, I cant see that fate befalling t2 bay n splits... T25s seem to be replicating that 'bug trend' of falling prices these days - blown engines, rust, in operable/unbleedable clutch etc etc n normal 'fad' folk see them as too 'trouble some' n a money pit...

            ...whatever about bay window's hitting the flatline one the monetary peak, I can never see the reasoning in 'early baying' some of the later post 75 bay's - fitting the lowlight front panels n air intake/indicator filler panels/early wraparound bumpers/early rear lamps etc during a resto....

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            • #7
              Take it easy on the t25 's guys...

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              • #8
                If the environmentalist get their way we will all be off the road, regardless of type. Guess the price of old electric milk floats will go though!

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                • #9
                  Funny enough, I have a passing interest in old electric milk floats, and they're dear enough too

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                  • #10
                    @garyG - I have a t25 tintop myself...

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