12 GT4's for sale on PistonHeads and growing

12 GT4's for sale on PistonHeads and growing

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Red 5

376 posts

121 months

Friday 19th April
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av185 said:
It's the subject of another thread.

Undeclared Cat C write off at a joke price for comfort spec even if it was a minter.
I missed that! I’ll go and have a look.....


fridaypassion

4,438 posts

169 months

Saturday 20th April
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That's a bit of a dropped bk from the dealer.

GT4RS

1,581 posts

138 months

Saturday 20th April
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Red 5 said:
Have you guys spotted this box fresh example? Only 310 miles!

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...
It’s not mention in the advert that it is a lemon?

boxsey

3,358 posts

151 months

Thursday 25th April
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Posting for posterity, 25/4/19:

16 cars on OPC locator today (up by 1 from middle of last month). Average price £81,241 (down £433 on last month). Lowest price £73,500 (at Mid sussex, 24,600 miles but full spec not listed yet). Highest price £86995.

CrashBang

155 posts

96 months

Thursday 25th April
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Red 5 said:
Take care with this one though, as it was written off on the way home from new OPC collection years ago!
Slippy slip road and central reservation Armco after only 216 miles frown

It was written off, categorised and paid out in full.

Now HPI clear and the most expensive GT4 on PH.
Do you know how its HPI clear if declared as a total loss? - Or is it the case that the seller has declared it HPI clear and not HPI themselves? (The ad has been removed!)
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ChrisW.

3,067 posts

196 months

Thursday 25th April
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boxsey said:
Posting for posterity, 25/4/19:

16 cars on OPC locator today (up by 1 from middle of last month). Average price £81,241 (down £433 on last month). Lowest price £73,500 (at Mid sussex, 24,600 miles but full spec not listed yet). Highest price £86995.
So when the older cars are now outside the factory warranty, the dealer asking prices are still close to the prices at which they were sold when new ...

Red 5

376 posts

121 months

Friday 26th April
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CrashBang said:
Red 5 said:
Take care with this one though, as it was written off on the way home from new OPC collection years ago!
Slippy slip road and central reservation Armco after only 216 miles frown

It was written off, categorised and paid out in full.

Now HPI clear and the most expensive GT4 on PH.
Do you know how its HPI clear if declared as a total loss? - Or is it the case that the seller has declared it HPI clear and not HPI themselves? (The ad has been removed!)
No I don’t know, but there are hundreds of cars for sale like it frown

Total loss due to damage, repaired, classification removed, up for sale at high value perfect history cars.

HPI are not interested if approached about it.

I guess the dealer knows the game is up on that car now!

Due to small GT4 numbers and forums like this, I guess an advert will always get noticed and flagged.

They’ll either have to sell it from their forecourt to a passer by, or sell cheaper for export.

Red 5

376 posts

121 months

Friday 26th April
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ChrisW. said:
boxsey said:
Posting for posterity, 25/4/19:

16 cars on OPC locator today (up by 1 from middle of last month). Average price £81,241 (down £433 on last month). Lowest price £73,500 (at Mid sussex, 24,600 miles but full spec not listed yet). Highest price £86995.
So when the older cars are now outside the factory warranty, the dealer asking prices are still close to the prices at which they were sold when new ...
Correct.

Limited number, or special in some way Porsche models often appreciate / fluctuate in value.

When the 718GTS arrives, we’ll see the average GT4 cars soften in price a bit,

The cars in interesting colours (and PTS)in the right spec, with low miles, will probably ride that out and always be worth a premium.

fridaypassion

4,438 posts

169 months

Friday 26th April
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Red 5 said:
No I don’t know, but there are hundreds of cars for sale like it frown

Total loss due to damage, repaired, classification removed, up for sale at high value perfect history cars.

HPI are not interested if approached about it.

I guess the dealer knows the game is up on that car now!

Due to small GT4 numbers and forums like this, I guess an advert will always get noticed and flagged.

They’ll either have to sell it from their forecourt to a passer by, or sell cheaper for export.
The only classification removal I can think of is "condition inspected" on the HPI but it should never be "clear"

Red 5

376 posts

121 months

Friday 26th April
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fridaypassion said:
Red 5 said:
No I don’t know, but there are hundreds of cars for sale like it frown

Total loss due to damage, repaired, classification removed, up for sale at high value perfect history cars.

HPI are not interested if approached about it.

I guess the dealer knows the game is up on that car now!

Due to small GT4 numbers and forums like this, I guess an advert will always get noticed and flagged.

They’ll either have to sell it from their forecourt to a passer by, or sell cheaper for export.
The only classification removal I can think of is "condition inspected" on the HPI but it should never be "clear"
It was CAT C.
Now it is not CAT C

Should not happen.

Did happen.

Red 5

376 posts

121 months

Friday 26th April
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"The insurance company declared it a Cat. C write-off, or in their words a 'total loss'. It's been sold for salvage to a company called HBC in Essex, but it's properly f#cked,
It needs a new body, front and rear suspension, the engine doesn't run, pretty much every panel needs replacing, both seats are damaged, the electronics have been exposed to moisture where it has been left uncovered and open”



fridaypassion

4,438 posts

169 months

Saturday 27th April
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Red 5 said:
It was CAT C.
Now it is not CAT C

Should not happen.

Did happen.
The only other way would be to export the car to another country and re import it. Im not sure if this loophole has been closed but certainly a few years ago it's been a known way to do so.

Or it's not the same car.

There has to be some kind of explanation as the condition inspected status is the only way of removing a cat status and its still not really clear although its considered so for the purposes of insuring it as done companies won't insure written off cars.

tonto1

430 posts

143 months

Saturday 4th May
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Headsup if anyone on the look out for a very well spec'd, late reg, low mileage car. Just sold my mint, sub-1k, full ppf'd, CS car to OPC Perth.

Geoff39GL

240 posts

77 months

Sunday 5th May
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tonto1 said:
Headsup if anyone on the look out for a very well spec'd, late reg, low mileage car. Just sold my mint, sub-1k, full ppf'd, CS car to OPC Perth.
Not wanting to be rude but if your selling a 3 year old car with less than 1k why did you buy it in the first place ?
They are great cars and you have really missed out not driving it.

jcosh

823 posts

173 months

Sunday 5th May
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Geoff39GL said:
tonto1 said:
Headsup if anyone on the look out for a very well spec'd, late reg, low mileage car. Just sold my mint, sub-1k, full ppf'd, CS car to OPC Perth.
Not wanting to be rude but if your selling a 3 year old car with less than 1k why did you buy it in the first place ?
They are great cars and you have really missed out not driving it.
Great question. I’ve enjoyed over 9k miles in mine, all over Europe etc. Taking it to Scotland this week and will do another 1.5k miles. It’s what they are for, surely?

Fokker

3,344 posts

163 months

Monday 6th May
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jcosh said:
Geoff39GL said:
tonto1 said:
Headsup if anyone on the look out for a very well spec'd, late reg, low mileage car. Just sold my mint, sub-1k, full ppf'd, CS car to OPC Perth.
Not wanting to be rude but if your selling a 3 year old car with less than 1k why did you buy it in the first place ?
They are great cars and you have really missed out not driving it.
Great question. I’ve enjoyed over 9k miles in mine, all over Europe etc. Taking it to Scotland this week and will do another 1.5k miles. It’s what they are for, surely?
Enjoy Scotland J. I’m up there in the Spyder next month. Should be epic. 9000 for me now too.

jcosh

823 posts

173 months

Monday 6th May
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Fokker said:
Enjoy Scotland J. I’m up there in the Spyder next month. Should be epic. 9000 for me now too.
Ta. All set for a long drive up there tomorrow.

Fokker

3,344 posts

163 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Great colour combo smile

Have fun

sparkyb999

285 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th May
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Since buying mine I made the mistake of going for my motorbike tests, now I have become addicted to two wheels and the GT4 is getting neglected!

I think since December I have only done 400 miles!!! frown

reckon it will have to go on auto trader later this year if I don't start using it

stuno1

1,073 posts

136 months

Tuesday 7th May
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sparkyb999 said:
Since buying mine I made the mistake of going for my motorbike tests, now I have become addicted to two wheels and the GT4 is getting neglected!

I think since December I have only done 400 miles!!! frown

reckon it will have to go on auto trader later this year if I don't start using it
I was in a similar position. Then I went in track on my bike and realised road riding isn’t exciting enough and to push a sports bike on public roads was too dangerous and potentially licence losing. I lost interest in road riding and went back to cars. To be fair having a daughter during this meant the bike was never being used and having a toy car that could take all of us made more sense. Hold on to the car just in case.