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Old 12-10-2009   #1
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Hi all
might have to sell my B, hopefully not though!!
i know what i paid for it and what i have spent so far was wondering what sort of figure i should ask if i do have to look to sell it .
comments most welcome
steve

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1997 uk car (abs)
2 owners
every Mot from new,
every tax disc from new,
all keys inc red one and handbooks
lots of service history (most with DTR)
cambelt , variator water pump and oil service done less than 1000 miles ago and hasnt used a drop since.
DTR stainless exhaust
while at DTR roof cover seal changed
full respray (no rust anywhere pre spray just lots of stone chips and dings)
brand new 17 in wheels and tyres
brand new eibach pro kit lowered springs -35mm
alpine stereo head-unit and speakers upgrade (have original)
reworked rear speaker box (looks fantastic)
electric antenna
all parts except exhaust are less than 3 month 1000 miles old
this car is in fantastic condition and drives great




cant think of anything else at the mo , what do you guys think?
steve
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2.5k? S/H car market isn't doing much.
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Re: whats it worth?

For what it's worth, I've not had single response for my S reg. b.

Not quite as tidy as yours though!

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3.5 k
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2.5 k.....i looked at buckets of **** for more than that
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Well, its the correct colour so it's going to be popular with the more discerning buyer. Its exactly what I had in mind when I bought mine in May. Mine had similar work done and a good paint job. It also has leather and an original hardtop. I paid 3k for mine which was slightly more than the budget and a lot less than the seller wanted. I reckon you should get 3 - 3.5k but, of course, the winter isn't perhaps the best time to sell. Good luck anyway Steve.

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Market value is 2K. The mods mean nothing on this cars re-sale. Best to sell them on and make your car totally standard.

Also bad time of year to sell the B. They go down in value now and rise again next May.

I bought mine last Oct (1997 B) for £1600. OK I have spent a few quid on her.

Sorry - You sure you can not keep her until May 2010??
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Well, its the correct colour so it's going to be popular with the more discerning buyer.


I'm sure you could get £8-9.000 for it in Norway - even though it's red
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Steve, think about France, second hand car prices here are ridiculous (as in expensive), a silver 'B' in not too bad nick was nearly 8000 euros at a Fiat dealership locally, late 90's model. I bought mine from an English chap near here (Midi Pyrenees) who had imported a couple and I must admit yours in in a LOT better nick than mine. Shame about the colour though...
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Speaking to guy who runs classic car auctions, the last one he sold was a 99 mint condition for 3.3k

Your top price would be 3.5k but it would be a struggle to achieve this I reckon. As Nino said, mods mean nothing to the price and will just make it a more attractive purchase to someone interested in those mods.

I just sold mine for 2k but the bodywork was pretty tatty and it was due a cambelt change on the next service. Doesn't sound great but when I looked at it was a decent price as I avoided the following -

Road tax - £200
MOT/service - £170
Cambelt - £250
Bodywork repairs - £350
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Worth a lot more over here, rarity value. Sometimes go for insane money. I'd reckon you would get €6000 for a good one but you might have to wait a while.

Downside is you would have to put it on Irish plates (unless UK buyer taking it back..unlikely)which will set you back €3k so probably not worth it.
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So, on reading the comments from our friends in France and Dublin why not place an ad on e-bay, especially the French site. One guy on here sold a B to a man who came over from France to buy and I think he got a good price for it. A lot easier than taking the car overseas to sell, worth a try anyway. Mind you, if you must sell it would be better to hang on until the Spring if you can. Good luck
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Well, its the correct colour so it's going to be popular with the more discerning buyer.
Discerning buyer? You mean a woman? They like pink...
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cheers for your comments , after my visit to DTR the owner paul went over the car and said 5.5k to the right buyer a bit ambitous i thought , but 4k for a low milage mint condition uk car with nothing to do wouldnt be to over the top .
I,m hoping its not going to be sold , we,ll have to wait and see

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I wish you well with that. I think 4k would have to be a top drawer mint minter if you get my drift. Full spec with good leather, aircon etc. 3.5 would be the max realistic?
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