Derek Eddlestone wrote:Hi Luca,
I think the sets of wrenches are slightly less than before but the other prices seem to be below what people are asking/paying in spite of the economic downturn. I don't think I've ever really seen a general fall in prices over the thirty years I've been interested in jeeps and even if someone found a crate of grease gun adaptors the price would only level out or fall slightly until the crate was empty. Supply and demand and an ever expanding interest in the movement I suppose.
Derek, I agree with you, basically.
Matching complete sets of the more sought after brands are now a tad less than they used to be, but a single scarce 723 or a 28-S sized Williams are still quite expensive if in top condition.
As you say, the real scarce tools are not to be bought for peanuts ever, once they reach the collectors market.
I also think that people will start to appreciate the mechanics sets, as a complement to their Vehicle Toolkits.
I would like to hear the opinion of some American based tool collector too.