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AU10 EZP anyone know this car ?

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I'm wondering if anyone knows the history of this car ?

AU10 EZP 2010 graphite grey, chocolate brown interior all three packs 22k catD

thanks

Marc

 

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possibly a Lotus car as its an AU reg.........definitely from East Anglia.....

other than that...MoT just done.....expires on 4th June

MOT history of this vehicle

  • Test date5 June 2017
  • Expiry date4 June 2018
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading22,157 miles
  • MOT test number5625 2856 2993
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
    Nearside Rear side wall scuffing
    Offside Rear side wall scuffing
    underbody panels fitted unable to do full inspection
  • Test date23 May 2017
  • Test ResultFail
  • Odometer reading22,156 miles
  • MOT test number8626 2075 9470
  • Reason(s) for failure
    Nearside Front Headlamp aim too low and too far to the right. (1.8)
    Front Horn not working (1.6.2a)
    Offside Rear Rear fog lamp not working (1.3.2b)
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
    Nearside Rear side wall scuffing
    Offside Rear side wall scuffing
    underbody panels fitted unable to do full inspection
  • Test date3 November 2015
  • Expiry date2 November 2016
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading21,168 miles
  • MOT test number1446 0367 6629
  • Test date27 June 2014
  • Expiry date8 July 2015
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading19,826 miles
  • MOT test number8176 5857 4108
  • Advisory notice item(s)
    Steering column top bearing slightly worn (2.1.2c)
    Under-trays fitted obscuring some underside components
    front offside + nearside tyres has slight cuts
  • Test date20 June 2013
  • Expiry date8 July 2014
  • Test ResultPass
  • Odometer reading16,591 miles
  • MOT test number5457 8137 3111

 


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Thanks for that, that all tallies with the information the vendor has told me.

its a cat D so I was hoping the previous owner might be on here so I could learn more about the accident damage.

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Who did the current owner buy it off? Wouldn't you be able to track the provenance that way?

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mmmmm.....Im so-so....depending on who did the repair.......

seem to have an extra badge on the left rear but I cant see what it is.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Evora-2010-n-a-/142425147295?hash=item212933479f:g:WjMAAOSwyltZTtIc


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After looking at the photos, a couple more thoughts:

- the worn bolster could be indicative of other issues. It's quite an easy issue to keep on top of but now it has been neglected this far, it might be quite tricky to match a new bolster to the chocolate interior. 

- the passenger airbag cover is quite pricy to sort out (due to the whole dash having to come out to sort the clips). It's not an impossible job but it just takes a long time. Therefore, if you're paying someone else to do it, the labour costs can be high. 

- The description mentions 'when we fixed it' referring to the clutch and the Cat D. Therefore, can't the current vendor tell you what the damage was that led to the D classification?

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1 hour ago, theelanman said:

seem to have an extra badge on the left rear but I cant see what it is.....

That's Scott Walker's logo.

@scott

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@Marct, give Matt @ Lotus Silverstone a call. :) 

Phil at Bell & Colvill will have some info about servicing too. 


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Thanks for all the Info and advice everyone, I'll phone the dealers tomorrow.

I assume the badly fitting airbag cover won't affect the operation of the airbag itself ?

The bolster wear dosent bother me much and I'm not keen on the brown colour so that's a good incentive to get a retrim!

is that amount of bolster wear commensurate with only 22k miles ?

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Bolster wear seems excessive for 22k miles.

The passenger air bag cover will cost approx £300 in parts and £300 in labour.  An absolutely ludicrous price for a bit of foam wrapped in leather.  I was expecting circa £50 for the part and the same to install. Just live with it if you can.  Its deformation does not impact the operation of the air bag.

Good thing about the car is that the most expensive repair i.e the clutch has been done. However, it is not clear whether it was a diy repair or done properly at a garage.

Why dont you get the seller to meet you at his nearest Lotus specialist and pay for an inspection once you have agreed a preliminary price. Offer £18k on the basis that nothing major pops up following the inspection. 

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Thanks evo400, that's sounds like a good idea!

i wonder how much a lotus specialist would charge for such an inspection?

the vendor said the clutch was fitted proffesinally, new plate and cover and gearlinkages/ cables. The release bearing wasn't replaced, just re-greased, as it was out of stock with Lotus. He has since done 1k miles with no problems

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Bugger! A black one with cr box has appeared on pistonheads

it is 4.5k more expensive and looks in better condition and doesn't need anything doing ( the other needs rear tyres and Arb bushes)

decisions, decisions!

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Take the non cat listed car chap - every day of the week - simple decision


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54 minutes ago, Marct said:

Bugger! A black one with cr box has appeared on pistonheads

it is 4.5k more expensive and looks in better condition and doesn't need anything doing ( the other needs rear tyres and Arb bushes)

decisions, decisions!

An inspection will cost approx 1 hours labour so less than £100 which you will likely get back following further negotiations after the report.

Both are damaged repaired cars so will always have a history whether the black one is Cat listed or not.

You will probably be able to negotiate more on the grey car so I would focus on that car first.  Not sure how much Arb bushes cost but rear tyres is a minor cost.  About £350 for Michelin PS4 and means your car will feel newer to drive.

Problem with the black car is the black colour and the awful wheels especially in shiny silver.  It is in my opinion the worst exterior combo you can have in an Evora.  This of course is subjective. 

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1 hour ago, Marct said:

Bugger! A black one with cr box has appeared on pistonheads

it is 4.5k more expensive and looks in better condition and doesn't need anything doing ( the other needs rear tyres and Arb bushes)

decisions, decisions!

Read the description properly. 

It is also a repaired car. It started life as yellow. 

It also appeared here: 

 

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I concur about black paint and shiny wheels!

CR box seems worth having though ? And it dosent have an awful brown interior !

will there really be much room on the price ? I'm first in the queue to view according to the vendor, but surely if I try a low offer he'll just move on to the next prospective buyer ?

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You offer what you think is appropriate.   His market is very small given the condition of the car and he is keen to sell.  Even I wouldnt pay £20k for a Cat D given you can get a mint example for not much more if you are patient and network outside of the classifieds.

Dont worry about Bravo73.  He is just distressed about any Evora being less than £30k.  It could bankrupt him.

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oh well, the car has been sold!

thanks for everyone's help, if anyone knows of a cheap evora outside of the classifieds I'd be grateful if you'd let me know!

marc

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