Evora 400 collecting cars

Evora 400 collecting cars

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Evoras

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34 posts

45 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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This will be interesting to see what price it fetches.

SFTWend

318 posts

42 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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Close to what the main dealers are asking I should imagine. Most cars achieve very good prices on CC.

Evoras

Original Poster:

34 posts

45 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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CC can be a hit or a miss on values. Would be great to see it achieve£48000 but I am not sure we will see that. 6% buyers fee is also applied.

BertBert

15,191 posts

178 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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My prediction is that it doesn't make reserve. Not enough of a market in Evoras, too fee sold.
Bert

SFTWend

318 posts

42 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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I was one of only two bidders on the Hofmanns 400 when it went to auction but that was a new auction site so didnt have same exposure as CC.

The dealer had this CC car up for £50k which is a bit strong outside the Lotus network. Assume they are hoping for around £45k.

Evoras

Original Poster:

34 posts

45 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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BertBert did you get round to buying an Evora. Yea it will be interesting to see if there is any interest in this one.

SFTWend

318 posts

42 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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The "house" bidders will take it close to reserve.

BertBert

15,191 posts

178 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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Evoras said:
BertBert did you get round to buying an Evora. Yea it will be interesting to see if there is any interest in this one.
Not got there yet, but cleared the decks and am still in the market. Not putting a lot of effort in at the moment with tier4 and all that.

And actually I'm struggling a bit with what to go for being an indecisive kind of chap. From nat asp, S, 400, 410. At least I have ruled out the 430!

SFTWend

318 posts

42 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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BertBert said:
Not got there yet, but cleared the decks and am still in the market. Not putting a lot of effort in at the moment with tier4 and all that.

And actually I'm struggling a bit with what to go for being an indecisive kind of chap. From nat asp, S, 400, 410. At least I have ruled out the 430!
I pulled out of the purchase of an S in March due to lockdown. Then started looking at the 400 and thinking I'd stretch to one of those next Spring when hopefully it would get some use. Then read about the GT410 Sport, which appeals even more.

I'm going to watch the market over the winter. There can't be many takers for a year old 410 at the same price as a brand new 718 GTS so a price adjustment may be on the horizon.

BertBert

15,191 posts

178 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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Perhaps it's not just me! Someone I know has got an early Evora that he loves (in fact I recommended it to him all those years ago). But I've never been in it. And they are renowned for their super fluid handling. But who wouldn't go for 350 bhp in the S? Then surely 400 is better. Then the 410 lost all that weight and added carbon bits as well!

By then surely if you were looking to pay mid-60s for a used current gen 410, you'd have to try the Cayman GT4! Perhaps I'm overthinking it and should use buying power to get the best price on a latest 410 and get on with it.

Bert

WakeFlakes

69 posts

34 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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I am going through the same thing now Bert. I started off looking at a 981 GTS and thought they were nice but a bit pricey considering there is a 718 GTS 4.0 now. Looked at the Alpine A110 which I genuinely thought was great but I want something more than a 4cyl. Looked at a 400 and test drove two different ones, thought it was a fantastic car but none on the market I’m super interested in right now (they all seem to have that red interior which I can’t be doing with) I looked at the 410 briefly but the absence of an arm rest puts me off, then I figured if I was gonna spend that much I may as well look at the 718 GTS or a 981 GT4. I’m still not quite sure what to do (I still keep looking at the Alpine).

But anyway as for the car on CC, it will be interesting to see what it goes for. There was a pretty nice looking 2016 exige 350 which sold not long ago for £38k which I thought was quite low.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2016-lotus-exi...

plenty

3,311 posts

153 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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SFTWend said:
I was one of only two bidders on the Hofmanns 400 when it went to auction but that was a new auction site so didnt have same exposure as CC.
I also bid and didn’t win, so presumably there were at least three of us.

SFTWend

318 posts

42 months

Monday 21st December 2020
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plenty said:
I also bid and didn’t win, so presumably there were at least three of us.
Apologies, what I should have said is that I think it was only me and the new owner that were bidding in the final hours. Other bidders appeared to pull out before it got to £40k.

BertBert

15,191 posts

178 months

Monday 11th January
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sold for £38,250 to the seller, £40,545 from the buyer inc fees. Looks a pretty good deal to me.

rootsandculture

102 posts

52 months

Monday 11th January
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BertBert said:
sold for £38,250 to the seller, £40,545 from the buyer inc fees. Looks a pretty good deal to me.
Great value

Currently debating weather to enjoy modifying my 997 in time for the summer, or keep it stock and look to shop it in for a 400 towards the end of the season.


BertBert

15,191 posts

178 months

Monday 11th January
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rootsandculture said:
BertBert said:
sold for £38,250 to the seller, £40,545 from the buyer inc fees. Looks a pretty good deal to me.
Great value

Currently debating weather to enjoy modifying my 997 in time for the summer, or keep it stock and look to shop it in for a 400 towards the end of the season.
I've come from a 997.1 GT3 clubbie and once this lockdown stuff abates I'll go and find the right lotus.

daveb99

71 posts

145 months

Monday 11th January
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BertBert said:
sold for £38,250 to the seller, £40,545 from the buyer inc fees. Looks a pretty good deal to me.
Trade buyer apparently. Be prepared to see it up at £48k or so very shortly. Reserve was removed before the auction finished.

WakeFlakes

69 posts

34 months

Tuesday 12th January
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Not sure if it was on EBay before... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2016-66-Reg-Lotus-Evora...

Evoras

Original Poster:

34 posts

45 months

Tuesday 12th January
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That's an absolute bargain at that price. It's less than a trade in price. Did a dealer buy this? Looks like CC is a good place to buy a car but not so good for selling.

SFTWend

318 posts

42 months

Tuesday 12th January
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I think it's as much as a trader would want to pay especially is the car has missed its last two services. Main dealers can't sell them for high 4's so no point trying to retail much over 45.