How Do You Find Out How Much a Car Originally Cost?


Quick Answer

The original value of a car is determined by referencing older editions of Kelley Blue Book price guides. Or, request a Past Value Report from Kelley Blue Book.

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As of 2015, the fee for a Past Value Report is $35. To request a Past Value Report, contact Kelley Blue Book's customer service department. It may be less expensive to find a previous edition of a Kelley Blue Book price guide. Previous editions are found online or in libraries, according to Kelley Blue Book. NADAguides is another company that offers historical pricing on cars, as well as boats, motorcycles or manufactured homes. The fee to obtain a historical value from NADAguides is $40, as of 2015.

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