Is this a joke?

Is this a joke?

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jazz

Original Poster:

65 posts

219 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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http://page.auctions.shopping.yahoo.com/uk/auction/57421360

Seems a bit expensive for an old Ferrari, when you can bur a decent TVR for the same money.

Jazz

ohidunno

482 posts

219 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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I dread to think what that would cost to repair....as much again?
My mechanical knowlege doesn't even extend far enough to change my windscreen wipers so I don't think I'll be bidding.

JonRB

61,826 posts

219 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Says "starts up not Insurance write off not hpi listed "

Not insurance write-off? So why are the breaker's disposing of it rather than the owner? If it's not a write-off then the insurers would instruct repair, after which the owner would be free to sell it for much more.

Sounds fishier than a fishmonger's on a Friday afternoon to me.

jaydee

1,107 posts

216 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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I have no idea why (any brokers out there who could enlighten us ?) but sometimes high value cars are not recorded and end up with the likes of Cleave and Douglas Valley (highly respectable businesses both). This happened to one of our cars. It was a little alarming to see it resurrected at an FOC do but the new owner had had the work done to a superb standard (better than new in some respects) and then independently scrutinised by a company that provided a warranty on the repairs. Cleave Motor Salvage even supports a local network of repairers who it can recommend to repair salvaged vehicles. Obviously the honesty of the repairer is crucial to anyone buying one of these cars subsequently but 20k sounds reasonable, bearing in mind that you'd be hard pressed to find a 512M engine and gearbox for that money, much less a complete car.

RRTuscan

58 posts

219 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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errrm, sounds very expensive to me, for what looks more like some serious work to be done.

Considering you can buy a testerossa (1 lady owner 25,000 miles, UK supplied, FSH) for 25,000 uk pounds.

Im sure they have left an additional zero in there by mistake.

Besides, they were one of the worst handling prancing horses ever.



Edited by RRTuscan on Friday 25th January 13:57

jaydee

1,107 posts

216 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Mint '95 512TR DK Engineering 68k. Granted the squashed one looks fairly daunting, but remember that the bodywork is not structural and the wrecked nose cone is glassfibre.
Still vile though.

mr_tony

6,178 posts

216 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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RRTuscan eh? where? 25k for a tessa? Normall go for 40k(+)in RHD....

jaydee

1,107 posts

216 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Normally go:
Understeer
Oversteer
Backwards
Crunch

McNab

1,627 posts

221 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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.....then or ??

pimplegoose

113 posts

214 months

Friday 25th January 2002
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Yeah where can you get the Tessa for 25K - quite interested...

RRTuscan

58 posts

219 months

Monday 28th January 2002
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About a year ago, I saw a private sale in Top Marques. 1 Lady owner, 25k miles, FSH, 25k.

Dont know how true as I never went and looked at it. It didnt say whether it was RHD or LHD, so guess it could be LHD.

I give all ferrari's respect on the road, as Im glad that some people actually drive theirs. An old friend of mine used to keep his 355 locked up in a temp controlled garage and did about 500 miles a year in it! Shame!!

If you've got it, flaunt it and drive it - HARD!


go-go

193 posts

215 months

Wednesday 30th January 2002
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Strange, there's no photo from anterior other side. If the wheel was ripped off ? And chassis is bent ? Hmmmmm