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On 20 March 2016 at 17:49, TheKevlarKid said:

Give Silverlink Specialist Cars a ring in Morpeth (ex lotus newcastle), they have just got one in on Saturday. It's Adfer's old car on here. Pretty immaculate ,i was scoping it yesterday...

 

 simply don't believe it, had arranged to go look at the car at silverlink Sunday and just had an email saying someone put deposit down! Omg that's just my luck, didn't realise they refund deposits if your not happy when you get there I would have immediately put one down last Sunday!  So gutted - again, I bet it was someone on here who see these posts as well, so I unintentionally probably cut myself out the deal... Devastated

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Hi all I suspect someone picked up in my post and got to the 340r at silverlink before I could get there to view, anyone know who it was? Or whoever it was maybe on here? Please come forward, apparently he is a invested who is not even planning on driving the car? I will but it off you so you can make a profit today, or pay you not to sell it, please come forward kind regards 

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Maybe new owner should check out previous owners comments about 340r P666 WER, engine needs work 

Hi James

Sorry for the late reply.

The Silverlink one was my old car. I had been looking for a low mileage 340R for a while having owned one before. I bought the car unseen due to its low mileage and the recomendation of the service manager at Murrays who looked after it.

It needs a fair bit of paint. 340Rs are chippy at the best of times but this one needs sills and front spoiler done

Roll over bar could do with being repainted too

Interior very nice, near mint

Carbon fibre mudguards have faded but back to black makes them look respectable if not mint

Mechanically it had a problem with oil leaking onto the exhaust from the engine. Almost caught fire on the way home, and had to be trailered most of the way home. I sold it with this problem unresolved but Silverlink were informed.  It needs engine out and seals replaced. The problem only manifests iteself when its warm and you really give it some beans!

I think its been left in a damp garage for a while judging by the corrosion on some of the fittings and bolts.

I like my cars mint so I was disappointed with this one, but it could be brought back to mint with some effort.

Any more questions, let me know.

Best regards

Alan

 

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On the 340r facebook page...

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It is now listed on Pistonheads ... Good luck, it looks lovely.

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Sanjoy from Scotttish Elises is selling his Honda engined 340R. 

Not a garage queen but a well known car. 

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On 30 March 2016 at 09:37, Bibs said:

On the 340r facebook page...

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Hiya thanks for that bibs, Dr H sent me as well, 32k though wow, what do you think? Do you know the car? 

On 31 March 2016 at 15:30, rizla603104 said:

Did you buy it?

Not yet only went online around midnight, over my budget and private sell no warranty, I shall give them a call do you know the car? Or anything about it?

On 31 March 2016 at 17:03, fnomis said:

It is now listed on Pistonheads ... Good luck, it looks lovely.

Thank you 

On 31 March 2016 at 19:10, LazyDonkey said:

Sanjoy from Scotttish Elises is selling his Honda engined 340R. 

Not a garage queen but a well known car. 

Thank u but want original one 

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17 hours ago, rizla603104 said:

Did you buy it?

Just spoke to him and absolutely no service history, says did servicing himself and only 100 miles a year for 10 years... Oh deer that would be a gamble

At least he was honest and told me he has driven it in the rain omg, says took a lot of cleaning after that, if be worried about the seats now and we all know what happeneds with regard to corrosion on these cars, damn it

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The seats aren't fussed by a bit of rain. I drove mine down to Spa for a weekend at the track. Didn't see a dry day! Don't forget that the floors on these have drain holes in each corner too. 

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I wouldn't be concerned about the rain too much, they take a lot to clean, but not a lot to go rusty. 

But at £32k, I'd personally be wanting some service history.  Mine over the last few years has only done a few hundred miles a year, yet I get it serviced (though granted sometimes they may have been a slightly longer gap than 12 months due to it being SORN).  I would be factoring in a cambelt change (whether or not they said they had done it) - cost approx. £1k with service.

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Sorry, what I meant was there is not a lot on the car to go rusty.

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What would you say it was worth without service history and a cam belt service needed? Barring in mind silverlink has 16 stamps and 1 year warranty for 30k? Appreciate yours and everyone else input on this ?????

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It is very difficult to put a value on them - it is not what you/I think it is worth, but what the seller thinks.  As there are fewer and fewer for sale, the prices will be on the up - they are so special I am really surprised they have not been on the up before now.  A years warranty on a 340 could be worth quite a lot if you bought it from a dealer, if say there was a problem with the cambelt.

It has the roll bar painted (this is a clam off job - a lot suffered corrosion as they were not lacquered properly), has the 190 kit and carbon guards (worth say 1k) and the track pack (mine has this, I have never used it) - it looks like it has A038's on it, so you may need a new set of tyres (probably)  so say £600.

All-in-all, I would want to get it at £27k, to compare to Silverlink one at £30k, but if he has it up at £32k, I doubt he would take below £30k.

It also looks like it is missing the rear window :-)

Check it has the race battery, not the full size battery. 

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No I don't know about it I'm afraid. I'm an Esprit owner. But would have one if money and storage weren't a problem. Don't be put off by someone doing their own servicing. A lot of people who do their own servicing do a better job than some dealers do. Personally mine all gets done by my local specialist - but that's because I am just utterly useless at car maintenance and don't have the space. If the guy has had the car for >10 years then its probably in  reasonable shape. Are you planning on doing the servicing yourself or taking it to a specialist or dealer? Of course - I do appreciate that there are some basket cases out there. A years warranty sounds good - unless there are a load of exclusions!

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I know the fella James, he's a nice guy and trustworthy and would have spent whatever the car needed.

 

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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