Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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ChocolateFrog

12,143 posts

138 months

Saturday 17th April
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W00DY said:
As replicas go this one at least looks pretty good on the outside, but £38k buys a serisuly nice car where you don't have to either lie to everyone or tell them you spent almost 40k on an old MR2 wearing a whole lot of fibreglass.



The interior looks a mess.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Incredible-Lamborghini-...
That exterior would probably fool me from a distance or until it was started.

aaron_2000

4,497 posts

48 months

Saturday 17th April
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ChocolateFrog said:
aaron_2000 said:
PhantomPH said:
Jimmy No Hands - I find myself doing this a lot...judging cars by what I used to see similar for sale at. I hate to say it, but things are not priced like they used to be anymore. £1900 is probably what £900 used to be... :weeps gently:
Only a couple of weeks ago I posted a Subaru in here that I was sure was 2x the price it should be. That car sold in 3 days and the prices all seem to have doubled pretty much in 6 months. Same with E46's
My 90000 mile LS400 was £800 when I bought it in 2007.

My E30 325i Touring was £500 in around 2011.

Rover Mini Cooper SPI was £1300 in 2004.

Things are definitely not what they used to be frown
Only a year ago I paid £1600 for an Impreza turbo wagon to replace my blown up STI swapped wagon which I paid £800 for. The one I ran before those two was a mint 74F 2000 Turbo wagon on an X reg, 100k and an engine that was built only 2k before I got it and I paid £1600 for that. I was shocked to see in the span of about a month that prices went from around £2k for a good wagon to around £4k and ones that were £1300 cars a year or two ago are now at £3k. I guess the days of cheap and plentiful Imprezas are gone now

Mr lestat

2,960 posts

155 months

Saturday 17th April
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ChocolateFrog said:
That exterior would probably fool me from a distance or until it was started.
It does look good yes but at £38k what could you buy that isn’t a copy. A nice 911 997.2 c2 with a PDK gearbox.





LetsTryAgain

2,868 posts

38 months

Saturday 17th April
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aaron_2000 said:
ChocolateFrog said:
aaron_2000 said:
PhantomPH said:
Jimmy No Hands - I find myself doing this a lot...judging cars by what I used to see similar for sale at. I hate to say it, but things are not priced like they used to be anymore. £1900 is probably what £900 used to be... :weeps gently:
Only a couple of weeks ago I posted a Subaru in here that I was sure was 2x the price it should be. That car sold in 3 days and the prices all seem to have doubled pretty much in 6 months. Same with E46's
My 90000 mile LS400 was £800 when I bought it in 2007.

My E30 325i Touring was £500 in around 2011.

Rover Mini Cooper SPI was £1300 in 2004.

Things are definitely not what they used to be frown
Only a year ago I paid £1600 for an Impreza turbo wagon to replace my blown up STI swapped wagon which I paid £800 for. The one I ran before those two was a mint 74F 2000 Turbo wagon on an X reg, 100k and an engine that was built only 2k before I got it and I paid £1600 for that. I was shocked to see in the span of about a month that prices went from around £2k for a good wagon to around £4k and ones that were £1300 cars a year or two ago are now at £3k. I guess the days of cheap and plentiful Imprezas are gone now
But at the same time, it's difficult to see what other moves the government can make to delay the inevitable crash.
Once the waves begin to hit the shore in terms of the financial decisions made by successive governments I really can't see it being an enjoyable time for a lot of folk.

Chris944_S2

1,689 posts

188 months

Monday 19th April
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There's an impreza currently on BAT that is being subject to some serious bidding
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-subaru-22b/

Yes its a 22b and yes it has only 40'000km on the clock (which is not ridiculously low either), but still.

E63eeeeee...

455 posts

14 months

Monday 19th April
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Chris944_S2 said:
There's an impreza currently on BAT that is being subject to some serious bidding
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-subaru-22b/

Yes its a 22b and yes it has only 40'000km on the clock (which is not ridiculously low either), but still.
Wow, I clicked on that and thought there was 7 minutes left so I'd just hang on and see. Half an hour later it finally ended at $312,555. That's a lot of money.

epom

7,752 posts

126 months

Monday 19th April
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E63eeeeee... said:
Chris944_S2 said:
There's an impreza currently on BAT that is being subject to some serious bidding
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-subaru-22b/

Yes its a 22b and yes it has only 40'000km on the clock (which is not ridiculously low either), but still.
Wow, I clicked on that and thought there was 7 minutes left so I'd just hang on and see. Half an hour later it finally ended at $312,555. That's a lot of money.
First one eligible for the US market perhaps ?? That’s my dream gone now anyhow.

E63eeeeee...

455 posts

14 months

Monday 19th April
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epom said:
E63eeeeee... said:
Chris944_S2 said:
There's an impreza currently on BAT that is being subject to some serious bidding
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1998-subaru-22b/

Yes its a 22b and yes it has only 40'000km on the clock (which is not ridiculously low either), but still.
Wow, I clicked on that and thought there was 7 minutes left so I'd just hang on and see. Half an hour later it finally ended at $312,555. That's a lot of money.
First one eligible for the US market perhaps ?? That’s my dream gone now anyhow.
Apparently there's about 5 of them in the US, according to the surprisingly informative and funny chat on the auction site (you don't get that on eBay, which on reflection is probably a good thing).

E63eeeeee...

455 posts

14 months

Monday 19th April
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... said:
Surely that's just a typo

carlove

6,688 posts

132 months

Monday 19th April
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It’s a nice spec, seems to have a lot of extras but £8k for a 14 year old 1 Series with every so slightly below average miles? Crazy I think.
I think to justify the price it needs to be a 130i, definitely not a 120d.

Dapster

5,169 posts

145 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Terribly barried Merc with an awful pretend 2.5-16v body kit, 172k miles, no MOT, covered plates, mould on the dash, faulty breaks (sic), rusty wings and a cracked screen - 2 bags...where do I sign?



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-Mercedes-190e-2-6/...

uk66fastback

15,065 posts

236 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Okay, you won't find many in this condition but £70k - really? Is this 'one-off' worth this money?

Sunbeam Rapier on ebay

Edited by uk66fastback on Thursday 22 April 11:26

yeager2004

127 posts

56 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Any takers for a £7k Austin Allegro?

Delusional eBay advert


dudleybloke

16,392 posts

151 months

Thursday 22nd April
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yeager2004 said:
Any takers for a £7k Austin Allegro?

Delusional eBay advert
A stunning shooting brake, a must have for any sophisticated man about town.

Fiedka

50 posts

14 months

Thursday 22nd April
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How about this 7 series for 12k?
Very tired. Cheap tinted blinkers. Tired front.

Fiedka

50 posts

14 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Fiedka said:
How about this 7 series for 12k?
Very tired. Cheap tinted blinkers. Tired front.
Cat C too.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104151...





texaxile

2,575 posts

115 months

Thursday 22nd April
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Fiedka said:
Looks like it was polished with a brillo pad.

£12 large for a P reg Cat C BMW? ...£11500 too much I think.

Fiedka

50 posts

14 months

Friday 23rd April
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You need some patience scrolling through photos but if you do the headlining, rear sunshades are particularly “well maintained”.

stickleback123

7,832 posts

154 months

Friday 23rd April
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Fiedka said:
Fiedka said:
How about this 7 series for 12k?
Very tired. Cheap tinted blinkers. Tired front.
Cat C too.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202104151...
Wow that really does look as rough as ten bears, like it was painted with a brush then polished with steel wool. The jaunty angle of the boot badge and hopeless colour match of the boot fills me with confidence too.

The way these £100k uber barges almost all become neglected dogs is incredible.