If you’ve ever wondered just how much your neighbour’s MG is worth, look no further to find out. On the other hand if you’ve got a spare Bugatti Royale you want to sell, this publication will give you a taste of market prices. Somewhere, according to the guide, around the £3-million mark . . .
This book is loosely entitled a collectors’ guide, but it will appeal to a lot of people interested in market prices. It provides up-to-date, if somewhat conservative, prices for an enormous range of cars dating back to 1900, combined with a brief history of some of the more interesting and important marques. It is a fascinating read.
It is not the sort of book you pick up and wade through, but for instant and accurate information it cannot be faulted. Clearly a lot of time has gone into researching each marque, providing a price and a brief comment after each model.
Described by the publishers as “one of the most exciting car book bargains of the year” it does not quite live up to the title. Exciting? For some people it will be downright depressing to see how much collectors car values have escalated in recent years. On the other hand it will boost the flagging morale of some car owners who were not exactly sure how much their Morris 16/40 is worth.
The Coys Guide is a book which will provide both the amateur and professional with finger-tip information about sensible car prices. For £4.50 it is a good buy and should not be missed. TW