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CHIMV8

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1,940 posts

109 months

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Its been for sale ages.

I orignally equired about this when it was £11,995

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...

heightswitch

4,617 posts

138 months

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probably because the 1 thing a 1992 griff for sale needs to get any interest is a nice picture of the chassis taken from underneath the car whilst on ramps.

gutu12

595 posts

164 months

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Worth a punt at that price I'd say.


Olgit

23 posts

32 months

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Hi CHIMV8,
Did you view the car? what put you off buying it?

SPS

826 posts

148 months

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Hmm - the car looks to be good value - but I would have to change the split BBS wheels (well tbh I think thats what they are). Don't get me wrong - great wheels - but they just don't seem to suit the Griff! Anyway it's all very subjective - but I love Griff's anyway. I would just put another set on it.
Steve
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phillpot

8,452 posts

71 months

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Rubbish ad !

Says it's an auto, then below says manual but 3400cc ?

No under bonnet (or, as mentioned under car) pictures, no mention of chassis condition or repairs, inprovements/upgrades (shocks, poly bushes etc.), service history, the list goes on....

To me it looks like a run of the mill standard ad you'd expect for a four year old Fiesta, not the way a knowledgeable seller would describe an enthusiasts car.

(all imho).

Olgit

23 posts

32 months

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Check out the dealers website, the group also sells Ferraris and Masers! so you would have thought that they understand the need for a decent description.

CHIMV8

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1,940 posts

109 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
Still not sold!

Anyone been to have a look?

argoose

585 posts

110 months

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Mark can't believe this hasn't sold!!

CHIMV8

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1,940 posts

109 months

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argoose said:
Mark can't believe this hasn't sold!!
Good to hear from you Angus,hope all is going well and to plan mate.

She looks a good un, and i am surprised its still for sale,thats why i was wondering if any one has been for a look, and theres something not right with it?

Oldred_V8S

2,443 posts

126 months

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Hmm looks nice externally but I would be put off by the interior colour, I think with a dark interior this would have long gone (assuming underneath condition matches the top) IMHO.

Hoover.

5,390 posts

130 months

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car looks great value, one thing anoys me though.... BBS wheels.... ffs they still have the OZ stickers on them

hman

5,998 posts

82 months

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I'd give £8k for it, with those wheels.

I'd give considerably more for it with the 8spokes though.

Wheels are the single most differentiating factor between cars of the same model and year.

Those wheels are poo.

cossers

789 posts

28 months

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hman said:
I'd give £8k for it, with those wheels.

I'd give considerably more for it with the 8spokes though.

Wheels are the single most differentiating factor between cars of the same model and year.

Those wheels are poo.
if you could youd have a cheap car as you could prob get 1k for the wheels and tyres and buy a set of 8 spokes cheaper, love these wheels and think they totally suit the griff tbh and dont like the 8 spokes.

ps wheel of choice for the last 100 ever made!

Edited by cossers on Sunday 14th October 12:05


Edited by cossers on Sunday 14th October 12:09

argoose

585 posts

110 months

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CHIMV8 said:
She looks a good un, and i am surprised its still for sale,thats why i was wondering if any one has been for a look, and theres something not right with it?
Mate Chatsworth 2013 can't wait see you there!

its hard to believe people struggle to sell this cars when people will pay shed loads for Kit Car like thee Cobra that can drive so poorly and Ferrari put put that are event more crap! Its true that some Kits are stunning in quality and performance but there are also a shed load that are Pup that are making lots of money.



Edited by argoose on Sunday 14th October 13:36

hman

5,998 posts

82 months

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To the officiando I'm sure that's the case.

But not all cars are bought by officianados though- some are bought by ignorami like me, and the first thing I see are a set of cross spokes which don't fill the rim properly and have massively high sidewall tyres.

If I was selling it then I'd consider purchasing another set of wheels to see if it sells quicker - then selling the cross spokes for a grand!

grahamw48

9,918 posts

126 months

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hman said:
To the officiando I'm sure that's the case.

But not all cars are bought by officianados though- some are bought by ignorami like me, and the first thing I see are a set of cross spokes which don't fill the rim properly and have massively high sidewall tyres.

If I was selling it then I'd consider purchasing another set of wheels to see if it sells quicker - then selling the cross spokes for a grand!
I think it's probably better you don't buy a TVR.

I've rarely read such tripe.

hman

5,998 posts

82 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
HA HA HA HA HA!


I'm giving you honest feedback on why this car would not be the car for me, for the record I'm watching the market for a suitable TVR, have cash waiting with a budget of around £10-12k for when the right car comes along.

The garage space has been cleared...

I think its best that you dont post on an open public interent forum in case someone writes something that doesnt exactly mirror your own thoughts and opinions.

MrFrodo

20,751 posts

130 months

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Maybe it's part-ex with a company that doesn't normally do TVRs?

I'm no expert, but I wasn't aware of an automatic version ever being produced by the factory and it looks like a normal 'stick shift' in the photos. Perhaps someone who normally sells Volvo estates is flogging this for a mate and has got his facts mixed up.

Could be a bit of a bargain if he's just seen the price of later, larger engined models and decided an older, smaller capacity 430 must be less valuable. That or he just got 4300 and 3400 the wrong way round...

I agree the advert isn't great, but that doesn't mean it's hiding anything necessarily.

domV8

942 posts

69 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
This garage is about 100m from my house.

While I haven't seen the car in question there yet, they are certainly not TVR specialists - although funnily enough I remember them having a couple of Cerb's in 2004...

They do have a lot of sports cars, although seem to be more of the usual Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4, Nissan Z variety - rather than "specialist" cars...

HTH,

Dom
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