Collecting Cars auction results

Collecting Cars auction results

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Krikkit

20,624 posts

144 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Lemanandbeyond said:
500 Miles said:
That is lovely, congratulations.
Yep, properly gorgeous.

I know photos are always slightly flattering, but that looks absolutely minty save for the seat/control wear, and even that's insignificant. Hope it turns out to be a good 'un. smile

MDL111

5,202 posts

140 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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That Turbo looks lovely

Will be interesting to see what the 2.7 RS gets to

likesachange

2,344 posts

157 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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The nicest 911 turbo IMO well done! Although the wrong colour biggrin

CostaBrava1972

72 posts

15 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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I like that colour!

I've only bought two cars at auction - but in each case I was able turn up and physically inspect it closely before bidding & winning on the hammer. They do say that if you buy - and win - anything at auction, then by definition you will have paid too much for it. Both the cars I won at auction were classics of one sort or another. They each turned out - post sale - to be hiding significant mechanical defects which would have become immediately apparent on that test drive which I knew I couldn't have, and which no car auction I've ever attended myself would have allowed me to try anyway.

The first broke down on Snake Pass, driving away from the sale (which was fine, because I'm in a recovery club) and the second wouldn't start after sale (although it would pre-sale) and took me an extra three-hundred mile round trip with a trailer to bring home.

However, both cars were unique of their type and exactly what I wanted and needed - unobtainable in any other way. I was delighted with them both. It was then a case of me working through their defects and resolving them myself. Subsequently, I had a whale of a time with both of these cars, then sold each of them later for double (or more) whatever I'd paid at auction.

However, my one golden rule is that I would never, ever bid for or buy at auction any car which I have not physically inspected first, since a camera always flatters to deceive. My other lesson from these experiences was never to buy at auction any car which is sufficiently widely available elsewhere that I can buy one conventionally from a nice vendor in person, instead (i.e. by turning up and having a good look and a chat, then taking it out for a test drive to reveal any problems).

Having said all that, the one car which I would never, ever buy at auction at any price is the late, great Lancia Delta Integrale. They can look great in photos but conceal a whole mountain of structural grief beneath their blistered bodywork. And that's although - after my sermon above - even the very rattiest example will always prove completely sensational, out on the road-test........



Edited by CostaBrava1972 on Friday 3rd July 11:00

AndrewD

7,205 posts

247 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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500 Miles said:
I think it’s a great site - well thought through and executed.

Good detailed and well written descriptions of the cars, good interesting stock which is added to almost daily - I used to only ever use my iPad for reading Pistonheads, I now check collecting cars on a daily basis.

I’ve bid for 4 things (iirc) an Ariel Atom, a red 993 Turbo, a silver 993 turbo and 2 tickets to watch top gear being filmed.

I was lucky enough to ‘win’ the silver 993 turbo yesterday and the tickets about 2 months ago.

I haven’t seen the car yet but have exchanged messages with the seller, auction fees have already been paid and the payment for the car to the seller will go through tomorrow. Is it riskier than buying off a main dealer? Of course but life is about taking risks, most will work out - some won’t - it’s all part of the fun.

Obviously I’ll look forward to the piss taking when I’m on the Porsche section complaining about a blown engine smile

That looks fantastic thumbup



matt21

3,799 posts

167 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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A friend of mine has just used CC, and here is some of his feedback.

Prior to listing CC did a great job with the description but took a bit of time to get the car uploaded for sale as I guess it was in a queue. Great communication throughout, understandably some pressure to reduce the reserve as the auction progressed. The car didn't sell, but they helped facilitate a sale at much reduced commission which turned out to be a main dealer. Said main dealer bought the car, put it on as a manufacturer's used car and sold it in 24hrs! Overall very positive experience and I am planning to use them at some point.

Does seem for anything newish and relatively common the car sells for a good trade price. The older, rarer stuff seems to make good money,

Harris_I

3,127 posts

222 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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CostaBrava1972 said:
Having said all that, the one car which I would never, ever buy at auction at any price is the late, great Lancia Delta Integrale. They can look great in photos but conceal a whole mountain of structural grief beneath their blistered bodywork. And that's although - after my sermon above - even the very rattiest example will always prove completely sensational, out on the road-test........
laugh As a long time owner of an integrale (2 in fact over 13 years) I chuckled at that. They are indeed all sensational on the road but you would need to bring an X-ray machine with you. I was quite surprised at the prices the three integrales fetched on CC.

The advantage of a car like that is they're rare enough that they're often known in owners' circles or by a well known specialist. In my case, I would simply advise any prospective buyer to give Keith a call at Auto Integrale if they wanted an opinion on the car.

PS I am NEVER selling.

Leftfootwonder

865 posts

21 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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A censored Nova currently at £3k!!! Forget Covid, Brexit, the finanical crisis, rioting, the lot....this is proof the world has gone mad.

cayman-black

10,028 posts

179 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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How many beers did you have before bidding 500? laugh

The car looks great, good luck.

500 Miles

1,663 posts

189 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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cayman-black said:
How many beers did you have before bidding 500? laugh

The car looks great, good luck.
Thanks all - might do a thread to cover the return etc if anyone would find it interesting.

Surprisingly, no beers were consumed smile

I’m on the wagon at the moment, had taken a break from drinking before lockdown and then decided to continue during lockdown - otherwise I’d probably end up drinking every day - circa 125 days so far...

Throughout that period, I’ve often worried about what I would bid on if I had been drinking - I’d definitely have bid to win on the latest Ariel, bid on the first one but didn’t go too high.

spikeyhead

12,217 posts

160 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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500 Miles said:
Thanks all - might do a thread to cover the return etc if anyone would find it interesting.

Surprisingly, no beers were consumed smile

I’m on the wagon at the moment, had taken a break from drinking before lockdown and then decided to continue during lockdown - otherwise I’d probably end up drinking every day - circa 125 days so far...

Throughout that period, I’ve often worried about what I would bid on if I had been drinking - I’d definitely have bid to win on the latest Ariel, bid on the first one but didn’t go too high.
I was surprised how far over list that went for, list £45, bid to £54 +£3k buyers premium.

simonpieman

347 posts

149 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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500 Miles said:
Thanks all - might do a thread to cover the return etc if anyone would find it interesting.
Yes, I’d find that interesting. Please do.

Luke.

9,412 posts

213 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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simonpieman said:
500 Miles said:
Thanks all - might do a thread to cover the return etc if anyone would find it interesting.
Yes, I’d find that interesting. Please do.
Yes please.

jsc15

981 posts

171 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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Leftfootwonder said:
A censored Nova currently at £3k!!! Forget Covid, Brexit, the finanical crisis, rioting, the lot....this is proof the world has gone mad.
If 2nd division hot hatches like 106 GTis and MG Metros can go for £12k+, then a low mileage SR that's not been Max Powered is easily £9k+


Petrus1983

4,468 posts

125 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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Nice one 500 Miles - I was looking at the ‘sold’ listings before coming over to see what’s happening on this thread and saw it and though “sweet Jesus, that’s gorgeous”. Definitely new thread worthy beer

LaurasOtherHalf

19,336 posts

159 months

Sunday 5th July 2020
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jsc15 said:
Leftfootwonder said:
A censored Nova currently at £3k!!! Forget Covid, Brexit, the finanical crisis, rioting, the lot....this is proof the world has gone mad.
If 2nd division hot hatches like 106 GTis and MG Metros can go for £12k+, then a low mileage SR that's not been Max Powered is easily £9k+
Last summer a good early SR was £15k-£20k, Nova Sports considerably more.

500 Miles

1,663 posts

189 months

Sunday 5th July 2020
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likesachange said:
The nicest 911 turbo IMO well done! Although the wrong colour biggrin
smile

What would you have gone for?

I was considering respraying or wrapping gold and going for the Classic Gold 993 look that Porsche did a couple of years back. Purists would obviously hate it!

500 Miles

1,663 posts

189 months

Sunday 5th July 2020
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Thanks all - I’ll start a thread on the Porsche forum, just need to decide best company to do the retrim.

Shout if you have any recommendations.


Not Ideal

2,712 posts

151 months

Sunday 5th July 2020
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500 Miles said:
Thanks all - I’ll start a thread on the Porsche forum, just need to decide best company to do the retrim.

Shout if you have any recommendations.
Congrats on the turbo - looks amazing. Definitely look forward to a separate thread on it.

Patrick-Peter

198 posts

46 months

Sunday 5th July 2020
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How long does it take for CC to list an auction as sold? i was watching a diablo and missed the final price. This was a few days ago now and have yet to see it in the sold section.
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