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Re: Opinions on this car

Post by MLCELICES2! » Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:29 pm

douglasgdmw wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:51 pm
Far away unfortunately
https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... 11s-gDmO2n

Maybe worth an investigation
Thanks for the heads-up.

I had spotted this and asked a couple of questions. AC is working, still has original radiator and no upgraded head gasket. Will Blackham put it through a service and pre-sales inspection in June so not as much of a risk doing the distant buying.

Was hoping with the time of year it would go under the radar and for a very decent price but a couple of bidders already showing their intention to win!

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Re: Opinions on this car

Post by MLCELICES2! » Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:27 pm

douglasgdmw wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:51 pm
Far away unfortunately
https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... 11s-gDmO2n

Maybe worth an investigation
So was out bid on the night, the highest bid was £18,250 (I went to £18,000) but it didn't meet the reserve. So today I got an email saying I could make an offer of £18,500 and it would be a deal. I chickened out and said no thanks. Having slept on it, I had already decided £18,000 was too much for a car I hadn't seen in person so was OK on missing out. Might regret it but wouldn't be worth the divorce. Right?

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Post by Stu160 » Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:58 pm

That car did look very nice ...was tempted myself .
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Post by campbell » Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:36 am

Seems ok at £18k for a long term hold.

Put that back to them and see.

After all if it’s properly “as-described” then you won’t need your Year 1 maintenance budget of £2k. So nett it’s really only costing £16k right

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Re: Opinions on this car

Post by douglasgdmw » Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:09 am

Maybe an opportunity to see whether the price could be subject to inspection then you have more peace of mind or opportunity to walk away.

Know that is not how normal blind auctions but worth a try
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Re: Opinions on this car

Post by MLCELICES2! » Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:48 am

Good suggestion guys!

The car has gone now. Someone paid the £18,500.

I have this knowledge for the next time negotiations (with seller and wife) are required!!

Numbers of cars for sale has dropped in the last few weeks so might be into next year now.

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Post by campbell » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:26 pm

Keep your eyes open

Always a chance of a “distress disposal” now or early January …
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Re: Opinions on this car

Post by rossybee » Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:55 pm

campbell wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:36 am
you won’t need your Year 1 maintenance budget of £2k
Curious with this - surely this isn't an annual requirement?

In 4yrs of Cerbera ownership, the most I had was just over £1k for a 12k service (reputable TVR specialist not far from me - TVR Ecosse) and the 6k services were ~£400 🤔

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Post by campbell » Fri Nov 25, 2022 8:55 pm

I generally went with £1k a year

It went up gradually.

Then there’s inflation …

Albeit I did real miles in my Elise which just seemed to … er … wear things out
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Post by renmure » Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:56 pm

rossybee wrote:
Fri Nov 25, 2022 7:55 pm
Still toying with the idea of an Elise, yes even after all these years :damnfunny
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Re: Opinions on this car

Post by ScottJ-PS » Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:01 pm

I have a 2003 that has gone from 4000-65000 in the 6 years I have had it, and worth around your budget.

CMC has serviced it every year and averages about £1000 p.a. though with inflation expect to rise. Touch wood no major failures. in 6 yrs 2 x C service, annual A service, tyres etc.

if you budget £100 month in the piggy bank hopefully you will not be far out .

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Re: Opinions on this car

Post by campbell » Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:14 pm

Preventive Maintenance proving its worth here I think

You just can’t leave these cars lying around or they go south very quickly.
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