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Scootacar Values

Current Scootacar values

The table below gives an indication of the values of Scootacar.

 

Mk1 Mk2 Mk3
Excellent
£3000+
£3000+
£3000+
Average
£2000+
£2000+
£2000+
Poor
£1000+
£1000+
£1000+

 

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The history of Scootacar valuations                                                     

I have charted the new prices of Scootacars back in the 50’s and 60’s. The prices shown are not exact, but are basically to the nearest £, and include the Purchase Tax of the day.

As would probably be expected, when each model was introduced the new purchase price of the Mk11 Scootacar was higher than that of the Mk1, and the Mk111 higher than the Mk11.

The early Mk1 prices do not include the option of Reverse, which didn’t become a standard feature until July 1963.

Up until this time reverse would cost the purchaser an extra £10.

In addition to this, an extra £4-15-0 would have given you a spare wheel and tyre, complete with the spare wheel bracket.

The new shaped Scootacar Mk11 was introduced in 1960 with a price tag of £365, to compete against the Morris Mini Minor and the Austin 7.

The Mini had been launched on 26th August 1959, with a price tag of £496.

At this point there was a price reduction on the Mk1.

The Mk111 was introduced in 1962 with a price tag of £377. This was a further attempt to compete with the Mini, but this time with a more powerful Villiers 324cc twin engine.

This led to yet a further reduction on the Mk1 price, and this time, also a reduction on the Mk11.

As sales dwindled, the early part of 1963 saw the introduction of yet further price reductions, but this time on all three models.

Between 1963 and the final stages of production prices remained fairly stable.

Should you have any views on Scootacar values, then I would like to hear from you. I generally value all three types of Scootacar the same. There are more Mk1 Scootacars, but these appeal more to the collector due to the shape. The Mk11 is much rarer, and the Mk111 rarer still, and it can be more difficult to locate some of the engine parts for the twin engine.

I await your comments !

Values 2

The history of secondhand Scootacar values

I am now looking at second-hand values for the Scootacar, dating from the early sixties up to the present day. As before I have charted my findings, based on advertisements from various sources and cars sold through the pages of “Scootabout”, the newsletter of the Scootacar Register.

As Scootacars were changing hands during the late 60’s and early 70’s, prices dropped to an all time low of around £50. During this period, I guess that many cars were either scrapped or hidden behind the garden shed !
(It is possible that there ‘might’ still be the odd one or two still to be found !)

It wasn’t until the mid 70’s that prices started to rise again as micro cars in general became desirable as collectors items. I for one purchased my Mk1 Scootacar in 1979 in original condition complete with a years M.O.T. for £70. Since that time, values have been rising.

Over the last couple of years it has become apparent that Scootacars along with the other less common types of micro car are becoming more sought after, and this has been reflected in the values.

The values shown from the mid 80’s onwards are based on Condition 1 cars, but these can vary depending on the quality of the restoration.

 

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