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  1. Does anyone have a either a source for one of these or any lying about that they’d be willing to part with? I’ve got a wheel losing air that I’m trying to sort. Tyre has been changed and rim itself looked immaculate.
  2. To bring this sometimes fractious thread to a close I got my hands on an Evora last week. 50,000 miles, recent Michelins, big service, brakes and pads for £28k. My view on the market is that Evoras may have moved a little but not as much as many other things. Anyway, I’m on your side now. Evora for under £30k mate? Keep dreaming.
  3. If the Emira is available sensibly specced at around £60k then surely that puts an upper limit of £50k on any Evora other than a 430? Even if you argue that the Evora is as desirable as an Emira (which would be a pretty niche view) it's old Vs new.
  4. Yeah, the bottom of the Evora market looks a very different place this week, four on at under £28.5k.
  5. There's a choice of two early NAs around £28k now. Looks like the market has moved back down...
  6. All taken in good spirit! I'll be with you lot and talking the prices up as soon as I've got my hands on one anyway. I'll report back when it happens and you can all laugh at me for having to spend £32k...
  7. Well reasoned and that is, of course the hole in my argument. I need a +2. Are we really saying that those two seats in the back are worth £4k though? My point throughout has been that I don't really think the market is at £30k+ for an early NA and one or two cars straight after lockdown isn't evidence of such. I accept that the months to come may prove me wrong. If you feel inclined to look back (and I don't blame you if you can't be bothered) you'll see that I've said I would have spoken to the canyon red seller if the car had been in a spec I'm after as I know you've got to snap these up when they appear.
  8. The assumption since the canyon red car went on at £31k yesterday has been that that is where the market is. Evidence for this, a px 'value' (chortle) and what someone has offered Kimbers is scant at best. A recent sale at £27.5k is far more compelling. The market 'spread' is of little relevance when cars at the bottom of it are just as desirable as those at the top.
  9. Why are we ignoring the £27.5k 2010 na that Will Blackham sold last week in this analysis? +0 but a recent clutch.
  10. Cheers! I'm trying to learn from past mistakes. My Elise is black which isn't really what I wanted and, years ago, I had a silver Clio 182 when what I really coveted was racing blue or liquid yellow. The Evora will be bought and kept and I don't want to spend 30 years cursing my own impatience. Oh yeah, I'd take racing/motorsport green too!
  11. That's a great spec, I can see why you wouldn't entertainment offers, even at £32.5k. I've said it on the Pistonheads thread - it's been difficult to sell a car these last few months but it's been easier than ever to decide that you want something new. It's not just Evoras, anything even halfway 'enthusiast' has gone up. To put it another way, I've got an S2 111S that I paid £18k for two years ago and the cheapest (and only!) on autotrader at the moment is £21k. I don't think that all Elise owners have suddenly decided to hold onto their cars long term, I think it's because of successive lockdowns and that when life continues we'll be back to 4-5 cars on the market at any one time and prices will settle accordingly.
  12. Thanks for the input and good points all. There's not much I disagree with but the gap from NA to S has been a consistent £6-7k in the four years I've been watching prices and I view this current narrowing as because of a dearth of NAs. Having said all of that, I would at least have had a look at this had it been in a colour combo I'm after. I'm not bothered about a few thousand one way or the other because I'll be keeping this car long term but that also means I want it in a colour I favour. Orange, white, yellow, grey or (ardent) red with black or red leather.
  13. Ha! There's no accounting for taste etc. If it was in one of my preferred colours I may well have been on the phone already. I accept that this approach may see me waiting a little longer, I'll enjoy my Elise in the meantime. You're right that it's a seller's market but I don't view that as likely to be 'depreciation free' at £31k - there's not enough of a gap to the S or 400 to my mind.
  14. £31k seems high, although I accept that I may be proved wrong with the market as it is. Oyster is the one interior trim I struggle with too...
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