Mk1 superleggera

Mk1 superleggera

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yellowtr

1,135 posts

197 months

Thursday 17th September 2020
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andrew said:
Didn't sell in a previous auction. Guess if the wrap was removed it might help. Who knows.

Shnozz

24,353 posts

242 months

Thursday 17th September 2020
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yellowtr said:
andrew said:
Didn't sell in a previous auction. Guess if the wrap was removed it might help. Who knows.
Any idea what bidding reached previously?

yellowtr

1,135 posts

197 months

Thursday 17th September 2020
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Shnozz said:
Any idea what bidding reached previously?
£60-70ish I think, I can't remember for sure.

_Superleggera_

1,984 posts

168 months

Friday 25th September 2020
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andrew said:
That car is in bad condition. Bits stuck on, battery cut off switch on the scuttle panel. Awful wrap.

Run away.

David_T

47 posts

51 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Looks like the prices on the up again!
For anyone who doesn't want a black, grey or even a white SL1, here's an orange RHD for your consideration:
2008, 13,351 miles, FSH, 2 owners, ceramic brakes, front lift, private plate L666 ERA and private sale:



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010195...

No mention of the uprated door speakers, the non-standard exhaust pipe surrounds or whether the original front bumper is still available.

All for £119,500. I wonder how much without the private plate.

Sarnie

7,133 posts

180 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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The prices aren't on the up, they aren't selling at all.

Dion outpriced himself by raising the price of his car in the summer and is now stuck with it.

The ex Eric Clapton car I've been to see, reduced by £5k and still not sold.

The two grey cars at VVS have had £5k taken off them down to £94k car.

Carlo's black car looks nice but been for sale for a year......

This guy is dreaming at that price and with those modifications.........

WCZ

8,933 posts

165 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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David_T said:
Looks like the prices on the up again!
For anyone who doesn't want a black, grey or even a white SL1, here's an orange RHD for your consideration:
2008, 13,351 miles, FSH, 2 owners, ceramic brakes, front lift, private plate L666 ERA and private sale:



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010195...

No mention of the uprated door speakers, the non-standard exhaust pipe surrounds or whether the original front bumper is still available.

All for £119,500. I wonder how much without the private plate.
horrible number plate and modifications and overpriced

god knows why he didn't just return it to the standard before sale.

Sarnie

7,133 posts

180 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Is this the car that had scissor doors years ago?

andrew

9,358 posts

163 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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i believe that car has a little history...


Shnozz

24,353 posts

242 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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Ah, the Knockhill SL.

Looks better in that photo than with that front end in the advert to be fair.

WCZ

8,933 posts

165 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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andrew said:
i believe that car has a little history...

lol

coolg

650 posts

17 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Only driven in the summer months .....

The tyres at knock hill appear full of water ?

jamesaevans

63 posts

233 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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What are everyone's thought on the relative merits of the 4 Mk1 SLs currently for sale?


Assuming that are all in good/similar condition the black car looks to be the best value. But is the unpopular colour the reason for this cars cheaper price even given the lower mileage of the 4 cars currently for sale?

James

Sarnie

7,133 posts

180 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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I went to see the grey car at £115k, owner didn't want to budge on the price.

White car is nice but too rich in my opinion for what will be 30k soon, it's a sub £100k car when compared to others available.

I enquired about the VVS car, I have walk around video they sent me if you want to mail me and I'll send it you. It was the one I was closest to buying but in the end I just couldn't talk myself into buying a grey car.

On paper, the black car is the one to go for but black was even less inspiring for me than grey.......

The white car was the one I really wanted but the price/mileage combo just wasn't right for me.........

Bought a 600LT Spider instead laugh

andrew

9,358 posts

163 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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jamesaevans said:
What are everyone's thought on the relative merits of the 4 Mk1 SLs currently for sale?


Assuming that are all in good/similar condition the black car looks to be the best value. But is the unpopular colour the reason for this cars cheaper price even given the lower mileage of the 4 cars currently for sale?

James
black is probably the most understated colour
make sure you see grigio telesto in something approximating to sunshine : it's stunning
the first three dealers have excellent reputations : the fourth car is likely to be a far-eastern import
i would buy again in a heartbeat

ps : ignore sarnie's spiel as he's wasted nearly a decade on here tyre kicking and talking down prices wavey

Edited by andrew on Saturday 19th December 18:27

birdcage

2,633 posts

176 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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I emailed that dealer and we started a dialogue, I live locally and had cash. Would be my second one.

I asked about clutch wear and that was it, no more emails, not even a reply.

Very strange......

Car dealers are so odd sometimes.

Drclarke

1,094 posts

144 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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birdcage said:
I emailed that dealer and we started a dialogue, I live locally and had cash. Would be my second one.

I asked about clutch wear and that was it, no more emails, not even a reply.

Very strange......

Car dealers are so odd sometimes.
Witnessing my sons search for a car, it does seem that dealers are not that desperate to sell stock as it’s impossible to replace. Plus most of them are wealthy enough to keep the cars and not need to sell them.

As for andrew comment, yes that Sarniy fellow does come across as quite strange!

Sarnie

7,133 posts

180 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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Drclarke said:
Witnessing my sons search for a car, it does seem that dealers are not that desperate to sell stock as it’s impossible to replace. Plus most of them are wealthy enough to keep the cars and not need to sell them.

As for andrew comment, yes that Sarniy fellow does come across as quite strange!
Strange? Just helping out the poster who asked about the cars that I had also considered over recent months......nothing strange about that.

Sarnie

7,133 posts

180 months

Saturday 19th December 2020
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andrew said:
black is probably the most understated colour
make sure you see grigio telesto in something approximating to sunshine : it's stunning
the first three dealers have excellent reputations : the fourth car is likely to be a far-eastern import
i would buy again in a heartbeat

ps : ignore sarnie's spiel as he's wasted nearly a decade on here tyre kicking and talking down prices wavey

Edited by andrew on Saturday 19th December 18:27
I've not talked down prices. The asking prices are not realistic.......the black car whilst looking the best value has been for sale well over a year. The market must also agree given that none of the others have sold either......

jamesaevans

63 posts

233 months

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
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Thank you everyone for the feedback, appreciate the insights and opinions shared