Everything posted by Clarky5150
Well the deal is done and she is on my driveway. After giving her a good clean and inspection I have tackled a few minor jobs and ordered the first batch of parts. Some good points, some work to do but all in all she's gonna be a good un I can feel it. Pics and thread to follow when I get chance.
Had another long chat with the owner tonight. Agreed a price we are both happy with and will be inspecting and collecting this week if the car is right. The fact that it has been run, serviced and mot'd for 20years after said claim sort of swung it. Thanks for the responses.
Thanks Mark. I guess you are right on that front. Not a blue one. Azure blue with cream is perfect for an S4S in my eyes. s4 needs silk red with mushroom or NM yellow with black/yellow piping. always been picky when it comes to colours...
Thanks gents. I will of course give the car a good going over but unless there is chassis damage I think after this time any faults with the repair would have raised their head by now. I am still keen on the car and have amended my offer by about 30%. 2 things I have to consider are a)that the car does need some work which will obviously now add up to a far larger percentage to the value of the car and b) That I want to keep her for the foreseeable future. All the parts to repair the vehicle would have been available new in the late 90s but due to their expense and lead time I could quite easi
Have the opportunity tobuy an Esprit that i have been wanting for some time. Needs a little work to bring it up to where I want it and a price had been agreed however it transpires now that the car was a Cat C write off in the 90s. I have owned various newer cars and bikes on the register but these were far newer and so knew exactly how that effected their value. The car has been run, serviced and loved by its current owners for well over 10 years and I honestly believe they were unaware of the previous damage as they state they bought from a garage who didn't inform them. was hoping you