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I agree also with @Mad_Maxto a degree but when you see an estimate on the S300 of 75-125k you’d expect to see something pretty remarkable. 
 

If the estimate was set at 50k then I don’t think there’d be criticism but more opinion shared. 

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Presume it is only an estimate not a reserve on a car that is difficult to value

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That Green S300 is the car I read about some time back I think. 
The guys wife was driving it when the accident happened. Apparently it saved her life. 
supposedly rebuilt at Hethel. 
Assuming it’s the same car that is 

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Thought that the lower estimate was a guide to the reserve.

If it does not reach that lower estmate the seller can negotiate with the highest bidder.

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54 minutes ago, top-plumber said:

supposedly rebuilt at Hethel. 

If that can absolutely be documented to be true - then it’s a very similar case as Rowan Atkinsons McLaren.

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3 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

If that can absolutely be documented to be true - then it’s a very similar case as Rowan Atkinsons McLaren.

Which was discounted by some £2m as a result. £75k is looking very fanciful if the bidders do their homework.

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On 15/08/2021 at 06:57, LOTUSMAN33 said:

SJ no longer sell the gold cant rail trims unfortunately. When I spoke to Steve he said a new run wasn’t economical to produce as he had to buy so many.

Yes , I’ve just bought some silver ones which are being wrapped gold 

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I suspect you’d be a bit more upset if you bought one of these cars and afterwards the knowledge on here brought out the backstory to your new purchase …. 
I don’t think any owners on here have any reason to talk down values 😜

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6 hours ago, Painterdave said:

Maybe his Daly drive 

I’ve driven many that looked like that - and they have been truly awful. At least £2-3k in parts required just to sort suspension that without the pain of the labour bill.

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16 hours ago, Senior said:

The sport 300 chassis is shocking, but the JPS is not good either. Hardly an exceptional example

Here is mine and i've seen better

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I understand a newly painted underside has no rust but how is it possible that it has no dust either?

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So instead of a full suspension rebuild when required folks - all you actually need is some hard wax 👍

who ever would have thought 🙄

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Finally some pics and a Video for Paul's old Essex. Looks nice to be fair. Looks like they've added the boss back on to the wheel. Paul removed it once and we liked the look with the exposed bolts on the boss plus the MOMO logo and found the JPS badge - been discussed before - possibly a leftover batch from the JPS S2 cars? Also note the Essex cam-covers. I think I can reveal now that these were not originally on Paul's car - in fact they are not even originals. Again it was whatever was on the line at the time but Paul wanted a pair on as soon as he saw another with them fitted so being a skilled chap and owning his own engineering business with CNC tooling we scanned the original logo's and made our own set which we then bonded on - looks like they've lasted well! Will watch the sale with interest. BTW I'd love to know who did the work if anyone knows/finds out?

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I was shown a huge half page photo of all six in the Torygraph from Wednesday (18) so some skillful marketing to get it featured in a national paper for free!  Says they're hoping to make more than £500k from the sale which would suggest a pretty strong avg price.

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£500k 😮 I can’t see it reaching that.

oh well - here’s hoping it does though - let’s see if the new refreshed lotus car unveiling has galvanised interest in the older cars.

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3 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

£500k 😮 I can’t see it reaching that.

 

Me neither, needs toppy prices like £140k essex, £120k sport 300, £80k JPS, £75k Sport 350, £55k for s4s, £45k for GT.

All figures I have never seen for any of those, the Essex, JPS and sport may do well but can't see the others fetching records.

If the JPS goes for over £80k mine is for sale for £90k if anyone is interested :)

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The GT cars always seem to struggle value wise - I’ve seen a few but never seen one fetch much more than an S4 would. My guess is £28k for that.

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4 minutes ago, Senior said:

Me neither, needs toppy prices like £140k essex, £120k sport 300, £80k JPS, £75k Sport 350, £55k for s4s, £45k for GT.

All figures I have never seen for any of those, the Essex, JPS and sport may do well but can't see the others fetching records.

If the JPS goes for over £80k mine is for sale for £90k if anyone is interested :)

£55k for the S4s would be the best value out of that lot 

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