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Ive always thought the HC G cars were the ones investors should go for.

Last of the G cars. All of the best bits with the G car looks. Rare beasts to boot.

Looks nice and Im sure if Paul Matty has decided thats the price thats basically what someone will have to pay to take it away. And Ive no doubt someone will.

I have to say I think half leather is not a reduction in any way. That looks very inviting like a warm moist...never mind :lol:

 

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I personally think prices will drop a lot more as we Brexit. It doesn't matter unless you have to sell. I have restored two car s now with labour and parts you are looking north of £50k, and that's if

After 16 years of ownership and 10 months on the market, I received the official word today that my '94 S4 has sold and is now with its new owner. Sold for: AUD$74,000 I bought the car in th

I have the same experience.....26 years of ownership and 52.000 km on the odo......with my '90 Esprit Turbo SE I have all the invoices since purchase in 1993; total cost of maintenance during all

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7 hours ago, silverfrost said:

Matty does not haggle,  So it will sell for 50k or sit imo :)

That kinda depends..... my v8 came from there - that was fixed priced that one. He offered me a turbo more recently and at a very different price from what it had on the screen - there was a deal to be done on that car.

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11 hours ago, The Pits said:

@Vipers was this the same HC you just missed out on?

I don't think so @The Pits I have been thinking of seeing what Paul would offer for mine as a swap though.

Saying that more interested in the below, looks like it could be fun -

https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/westfield-11/

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Yes would love a go in an Eleven one of these days. That Esprit looks identical to the one you just missed out on, I wondered if the guy that bought it was selling it already? Can’t be many other super low mileage white Turbo HC’s out there. 

If it’s the guy who sold my car he jumps on anything low mileage, puts it in the garage, sees something else he wants and sells, usually without ever driving it.

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Thinking about it you may be right, I've got some pics somewhere on my phone so will have a look.

That will be a shame if it is the same one as I would have given it a good home for many years, maybe I should give Paul a ring to find out, trouble is once I start enquiring that only ends up with one thing happening :(

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Just found the pics on my phone and this is a different car, the other one was on the registration E715 AHL.

If I get the chance I think I may pop over to Paul Matty's next week for a little look though.

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I know the feeling, I need to stay away from that place. Could be a second chance of sorts but then again your car has the early Turbo look and is as mint as they come in its own right. Probably not worth it but I know how much you liked the other one.

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What on Earth are fezzas? Is it some sort of hat from the middle East?

Anyway, it seems as if prices on Ferrari is slowly creeping Down, and Esprit slowly rising. In the cases where the actual Price did not meet the advertised Price, at least the advertised part is going up, displaying to the market and the selfmade moneymen, that the Esprit is a value.

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You can now invest in classics without ever buying one. You can buy a shares of an F40 in £500 units. You will never see the car, let alone drive it.

Shows how for some it really is simply about making money, they really don't give a stuff about the cars. Question is, what do they spend the money on? First thing I'd do after a windfall is trawl through the classifieds!

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You have to admire the front. Presumably you do need to use the car occasionally in order to maintain it properly? 

So the proposition is:

You buy me a sought after classic.

I drive it.

I sell it for a big profit.

I give you a tiny bit of that back (less maintenance and insurance costs).

I'm in Barry.

Anyone want to invest in a Sport 300? Think of the cash I'll you'll make.

 

 

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21 hours ago, The Pits said:

Anyone want to invest in a Sport 300? Think of the cash I'll you'll make.

I'll invest, if I at least get a ride in it. 

Didn't one recently come up for like 100 000 Euros (and it disappeared just as quickly).

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That might have to cost extra Vanya, I’ll have a word with Barry. I will send you pictures and a post card every time I drive it to the Alps, France, Italy and the rest!

Tell you what a TLF joint owned car is not such a bad idea. Not for any kind of investment but rather to rack up an intergalactic mileage on. Nice little Elan M100 for starters?

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15 minutes ago, The Pits said:

Tell you what a TLF joint owned car is not such a bad idea. Not for any kind of investment but rather to rack up an intergalactic mileage on. Nice little Elan M100 for starters?

I'm totally up for that. But let's make it an Excel. Can we get it to a million miles? 

On 26/01/2018 at 09:47, Mark Blanchard said:

I’ve noticed quite a few 308GTBs and 348s at the £40k mark.  Definitely a tumble in values in the last 6 months.

That's reassuring because I have a serious soft spot for the 348 - you get the classic lines and looks of Ferrari of old but without the wanker owners. Sadly I haven't seen the same trend in Sweden. The 348's are very pricey here. Not as pricey as a 996 turbo though ironically enough... 

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Fine idea, nice reaction against the investment thing. I’ll drive it to Sweden personally for you! I wonder if we could circumnavigate the globe between TLF members?

 

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34 minutes ago, The Pits said:

Fine idea, nice reaction against the investment thing. I’ll drive it to Sweden personally for you! I wonder if we could circumnavigate the globe between TLF members?

 

Haha that'd be awesome - so I guess someone drives out, delivers the car, flies back home, the next person sits on it for a while, takes a road trip etc...

It's a fine idea...EXCEPT, it can't be left sitting around too long in any given country. Here in Sweden at least back in 2012 when I bought my SE from the UK, you weren't allowed to drive a car registered in another EU country for more than like 10 days before you had to register it here (hurray for EU and open borders!)....not that Sweden has anyone to enforce it, but it could be an issue in countries that have any kind of police presence checking this kind of stuff. 

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1 hour ago, The Pits said:

 

Tell you what a TLF joint owned car is not such a bad idea. Not for any kind of investment but rather to rack up an intergalactic mileage on. Nice little Elan M100 for starters?

Thought we had a 410 on its way

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10 days and pass it on sounds about right. The faster it circumnavigates the globe, the faster you get it back.

Wed be doing well to get Bibs’s 410 to 1m miles but I’m bang up for giving it a go!

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