A new milestone - 8000 cars in the 8Coupe.com archives has been reached
today. Passing this mark we now have knowledge of 26.1% of all produced E31´s
one way or the other.
A near linear growth rate has been maintained for more than 3 years now
and on average just over 100 new 8ers were added to the archive every
- The 8Coupe archive currently contains 124.000 pictures, nearly 69.000
PDF files and some 10k misc files.
We now store more than 200k files adding up to near 27 GB of data.
Since passing the 7.000 archived cars milestone in July 2011 we have
added roughly 40.000 files averaging in excess of 100 files every
Current market situation and attempt of an outlook:
As of late we experience decreasing numbers of new online
Major decreases can be seen in one of the main 8-series markets: Japan
In the past few years a large percentage of the originally delivered to
Japan 8-series cars has been sold by way of wholesale auctions and
exported overseas (mainly to Germany, Canada & the Middle
East). Great bargains were to be made but slowly demand seems to be
larger than the dwindling supplies and prices have been on the rise
We also observe gradual price rises in some markets, predominantly
Germany and in particular for CSi´s and low mileage specimens.
The highly saturated UK market commands the lowest prices worldwide but
also seems to be on the way up for well maintained late model year
The North American market sees medium to high price offers/sales for
the highest spec 8-series, the CSi, but many early 840´s and 850´s
linger on dealer´s lots forever with asking prices beyond what the
market seems to be prepared to pay.
The next unique milestone for the archive will be reaching 8.888
archived 8ers. Until we manage to pass by this "magic" 8er number we will likely have
to do the best part of a year´s work.
8Coupe.com Registry Team
June, 11th 2012
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