A little surprised at what this sold for…

A little surprised at what this sold for…

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FezSpider

Original Poster:

1,051 posts

233 months

Thursday 11th April
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Non running and quite rough 355 sold for 62k today.
Quite a few bidders to.
Just a little surprised at what it sold for.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/375352020188?mkcid=16&a...

m4tti

5,439 posts

156 months

Thursday 11th April
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Wait and see if it pops back up again, due to “time wasters” biggrin

Panamax

4,159 posts

35 months

Thursday 11th April
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It's one thing to place the winning bid - quite another to turn up and deliver on the "cash at collection" requirement.

GTRene

16,762 posts

225 months

Thursday 11th April
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looks indeed a lot for that car, maybe RHD F355 is rare? or some famous owner? or...it has some gold hidden somewhere hehe

murphyaj

664 posts

76 months

Friday 12th April
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I didn't realise just how much 355s are going for these days, there doesn't seem to be much in it value wise between a 355 and a 430 any more.
Even so, for a project car that appears to be in an extremely sorry state this is crazy money. For £15k more you could land yourself an immaculate condition car, and this looks like it would take more than that to bring it up to the same state.
Someone is either very brave or very stupid.

snuffy

9,916 posts

285 months

Friday 12th April
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It was sold by Mr Plod.

TBCTBC

1,497 posts

90 months

Friday 12th April
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Do CC still take their fees if the buyer pulls out of the transaction?

Fermit

13,085 posts

101 months

Friday 12th April
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There's a yellow 355 Spyder with 21k on AT for £65k currently (albeit not manual) can't see this one represents good value.

murphyaj

664 posts

76 months

Friday 12th April
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TBCTBC said:
Do CC still take their fees if the buyer pulls out of the transaction?
Yes they do. If you turn up and the car is mis-described you still owe your multi-thousand pound fees to CC. Hence no real downside to the seller glossing over some issues as if the buyer does pull out it's no loss to them. Plus a buyer is more likely to put up with some issues the seller "forgot" to mention if they have to swallow thousands of pounds in fees if they walk away. That's the primary reason I am staggered anyone buys a car unseen on CC.

This is eBay though, and with eBay it's the seller that pays the fees, plus they are much, much, much lower.

murphyaj

664 posts

76 months

Friday 12th April
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Fermit said:
There's a yellow 355 Spyder with 21k on AT for £65k currently (albeit not manual) can't see this one represents good value.
That yellow car "requires some work" (cam belt, new scuttle pannel, re-calibrating the seats), it has had a LHD-RHD conversion, and hasn't been run in 8 years other than to refresh the MOT. So not a clean car, but it runs, apparently "drives superb", and is in way better condition than the one in the auction. For about the same money I I know which I would rather buy.

mwstewart

7,678 posts

189 months

Saturday 13th April
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It's pink!

e600

1,335 posts

153 months

Saturday 13th April
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Being sold by the Police, is it ex Proceeds of Crime and if so would the previous owner resent you having it?

taz turbo

655 posts

251 months

Sunday 14th April
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Fermit said:
There's a yellow 355 Spyder with 21k on AT for £65k currently (albeit not manual) can't see this one represents good value.
Have you read the description? It was LHD now converted to RHD!

I’ve had my 355 for a few years now and never had the stereo turned on whilst driving, why would you when they sound so epic, this one’s had a £5K stereo upgrade! How can that be better than the standard eight cylinder symphony?

andymc

7,369 posts

208 months

Sunday 14th April
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original owner buying it back?