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Why hasn't this evora sold yet?

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Can't comment on the asking price but it does look like it could have been a factory registered car.

 

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The plate is only a few letters away from my old grey one which was a press car, this may well have been too but don't know without checking. Not that its a bad thing as they all get thorough going over before being sold a I know mine had had a new clutch before it left, presumably to remove any doubt about its condition. Mine was a great car, only changed it as I had a chance to get the GTE. A good but for someone.

 

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Interesting. I like it in white. So no obvious reason then really.

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Unlikely to be a factory car as only 1 PO and on a 13 plate.  They generally don't keep them that long.  Stratton's has the same AU reg district.  Could maybe call them and they might not give much away about owner but confirm it was one of theirs?

 

Seems a good spec and price.  The Aspen white metallic is very nice up close.  I almost had one for my very first one but went for Aquamarine only because we wanted Oyster interior and it clashed.  All a bit too "Rod Stewart" for my liking.  Made the Oyster look dirty cream.

 

It has a real deep lustre to it and catches light differently. All my photos at home and I'm offshore unfortunately as I have quite a few close ups.  Never heard the negative expression Recession White before.


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Never heard the negative expression Recession White before.

Didn't you notice all of the white cars which were sold during the recession? Hence 'Recession White'.

They will go back out of fashion as quickly as they came in.

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:offtopic:

 

Oh I had guessed why, but just hadn't heard it before.  Not sure it linked with the recession though was it?  Wasn't it just the in thing for a period as everybody had got sick of effin silver/grey/charcoal that was all the rage in the naughties. White was the new silver.  White was starting to pick up before 2008.  (Wasn't quite so popular round our way as all taxi's have to be white. We don't have black cabs)  

 

A colour I'm seeing more and more, is various shades of lets be kind, and call it "gold". Could be beige like the drivers and the cars generally seen on.  :sofa: So 70's when it was used to camouflage the fact the rust was breaking through after 3 years.  :lol:


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Yess a factory /press car, found a video of it doing goodwood fos. Still not something to hold against it though, it would have been impecabley maintained.

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Yess a factory /press car, found a video of it doing goodwood fos. Still not something to hold against it though, it would have been impecabley maintained.

Gav

That will be why though. Abused by press folk.

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I agree they are perceived as being abused but apart from some tlc and poss wanting to check the geo as on any car with mileage I cant see an issue. Mine was a great car, with the bonus of having some great shots of it.

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Will always make it harder to sell on.

Re colour, I really like it in white. That's one of my top colours when I come to buy next year.

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Give us a chance guys, we've only had it just over a week or so !  - Stunning and immaculate car though and to the OP, no it wouldn't come for £41K........

SI

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Give us a chance guys, we've only had it just over a week or so !  - Stunning and immaculate car though and to the OP, no it wouldn't come for £41K........

SI

Fair enough ;)

Just people seem to think these cars sell in under a day. Not having a pop chap. Just wondered why it hasn't sold. Looks spot on.

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I know you weren't buddy :-)

 

It is indeed a lovely thing, the only reason the previous owner sold was simply lack of use.

Si

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Never heard of recession white either, and after the explanation it still doesn't make much sense. Colours come and go in and out of favour I agree but can't see it being tied to recession.

Trevor.

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I'll get around to it at some point.

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White is currently THE most popular car colour. Silver is currently the most out of favour.


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I guess that's the on-going 80s revival for you. Remember the white fast Fords of the era? Escort RS Turbo Mark 1, whale tale Sierra Cosworths, Group B RS200?

 

Not to mention famous white screen cars like the Miami Vice Testarossa or Roger Moore's Esprit Turbo.

 

I also had a thing for that pearlescent slightly off-white colour, which followed on with some manufacturers in the mid 1980s.

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White is currently THE most popular car colour. Silver is currently the most out of favour.

So what colour did lotus build and display the first Evora 400 in? :lol:


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Respect to the guys at Oakmere. Been to see their GTE, and it really looks the biz! Missed it at Cholmondeley but the vid (thank you!) is awesome, specially in the air over the bridge... One day......

Market price ranges on the current pre-400 Evora models (apart from GTE), especially the most recent SRs are somewhat variable and jittery. I guess that's often the way with nearly-new cars, depending on who is selling it, also totally regardless of marque, as the effect of the newest version waiting in the wings (400) on recent former inferior models is still unknown. There was a recent yellow car in the north until last week (I don't know its provenance) which was a 2014 car with less than 4,000 miles up at a reduced £46k-ish which started at £49k+ 8/9 weeks before. I guess it's all, as ever, a dance between buyer and seller.

Respect to all :-) No slight intended to anyone.

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Didn't you notice all of the white cars which were sold during the recession? Hence 'Recession White'.

They will go back out of fashion as quickly as they came in.

It was also affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, which temporarily closed down the main plant supplying the key component of metallic automotive paint pigments. Hence why many cars from 2011 were a no cost option in flat white, black, red but several £000s in metallic and pearlescent colours, or not even available in those colours.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110410/SUB01/304109939/quake-drying-up-supply-of-flashy-pigment-for-car-paint?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1

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Yup, I'd forgotten that.  Didn't the Japanese Tsunami also have a similar effect as it wiped out a paint plant from memory or maybe I'm confusing the two and one and the same event.  

 

I know that when we went to order new Evoque 6 months before launch in June 11 the colour chart initially available was much larger than when the car actually came to market and we had to choose colour due to one of those events.  That is why so many Launch Evoque's are white as very simple colour palette which didn't stop it selling.


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