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i posted in for sale section not realising its a no reply lol.

anyway with a kid due in 9 weeks ive decided to sell up and get something a bit more comfy and cheaper to run etc etc. hard decision but had to be made.

what you guys reckon i could sell my baby for (the car that is lol) ? im not sure what the price to ask for, they seem to be all over the place.

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Full Code:Red WR330 conversion (Hybrid Turbo, Code:Red Stage 3 CAIS, Pro Alloy WRC Intercooler, Magnex Downpipe, Magnex Sport Cat, Piper Cat Back Exhaust)
AP Racing 4 Pot Brake Conversion with matching rear grooved discs.
KW Variant3 Coilovers
Raidhp Front Splitter
Stoffler Rear Valence
Wolf Mid Rear Spoiler
Tinted Rear Windows (3)
Code:Red Alloy Induction Pipe
Samco Coolant Hoses
Autospecialists Engine Accessories
pioneer AVIC-HD1BT Head Unit (Features include Touchscreen SatNav, Hard Disk Drive Music Library, DVD, Bluetooth etc.)
Focal Front, Alpine Rear, Speakers
2 x Genesis Amps
Kicker Sub
10.2" Rear Screen with integrated DVD, Infra Red Headphones (2 pairs)

I payed 13k with 8.5 k on the clock last feb. now has new engine and 26k ( 3k or so on new engine )

What u reckon?
 

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Hello Kenny,I hope everything goes well for you with the new baby mate


I am not to sure on a price to be honest,I know it is a hassle but have you thought about stripping the car back to standard or almost standard?


There is definitely money there if you wanted to sell your AP's,Coilovers,downpipe,sportscat,catback,CAIS,ICE etc privately or here on the forum for example


You would get more than £1000 for the AP's alone.

Even if you did not have the standard parts to replace them with you would probably get members willing to do you a swap plus cash deal


I just feel in my opinion there is a narrower market for your car compared to one nearer standard,it will still sell dont get me wrong but I think you will get more money back if you split it


I hope everything works out for you though
 

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thanks jimmy.

i did think about that to be honest. been offered 11k from evans halshaw if it were standard, which surprised me somewhat. its just the hassle and time it takes to do all that, theres a lot to put back lol.
 

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I would have thought you'd see your £13k back if you find a buyer who wants a modified car but thats just my opinion.

Obviously you'll get more for splitting up your mods but due to the extensive mod list you have I think the hassle will out weigh the money back


Good luck with the sale tho mate, ive always been a fan of that car


Oh and good luck with the new baby
 

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yeah the hassle for sure outweighs the money side. i love my baby to bits and really really dont wanna sell. its like decided to cut off one of my arms lol. with the baby girl coming along its the right move to make.
 

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QUOTE(kenny @ 7 Jan 2010, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>yeah the hassle for sure outweighs the money side. i love my baby to bits and really really dont wanna sell. its like decided to cut off one of my arms lol. with the baby girl coming along its the right move to make.

It is more work but you will get more overall if you sell the mods seperately, they would sell like hot cakes i'm sure.

Can't be that much cost in labour to put the standard parts back? I would leave the body parts.
 

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I think I disagree.

With an extensively modified car like yours, with a good club pedigree from yourself and it's previous owner, I would have thought it would sell better "as is".

I hope I'm not speaking out of turn when I think you got an absolute BARGAIN when you bought the car, and I think you'll have no real problem recovering the money.

I'd be inclined to put an advert on PH, and perhaps in the "specialist" (no, not THAT "specialist"!) press.

Not sure what it is worth, but £13k doesn't sound silly to me - however, that is a "gut reaction".

Best of luck!!
 

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yeah thats true, ive made enquiries on cost involved in labour for it all. dont have the time or patience anymore to do it myself lol.
 

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QUOTE(choccymonster @ 7 Jan 2010, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think I disagree.

With an extensively modified car like yours, with a good club pedigree from yourself and it's previous owner, I would have thought it would sell better "as is".

I hope I'm not speaking out of turn when I think you got an absolute BARGAIN when you bought the car, and I think you'll have no real problem recovering the money.

I'd be inclined to put an advert on PH, and perhaps in the "specialist" (no, not THAT "specialist"!) press.

Not sure what it is worth, but £13k doesn't sound silly to me - however, that is a "gut reaction".

Best of luck!!

Very true Dave, but with the bolt on mods sold seperately you would be looking at at least £1500-£2000 more.
 

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QUOTE(PHILJB @ 7 Jan 2010, 02:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Very true Dave, but with the bolt on mods sold seperately you would be looking at at least £1500-£2000 more.

Less the labour and "pain-in-the-butt" factor though, coupled with having to purchase bits to replace those that come off the car.

In all honesty, there probably isn't much in it cost wise.

It's a lovely car, and it would be a shame to split the modifications.

If it were me, I would be trying to sell it as is.

As with most things in life, it's a bit of a game really.
 

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No one can speak out of turn, just what the feel. Im looking for as many opinions as possible to be honest. I really dont want to split it, I love it too much to do that.

If i can get close to what i payed then theres no problem with me selling as is. If there wasnt a baby due and i was just looking for a change, money wouldnt bother me.

I do agree it would be killing history though and i dont think i can do that. Ive had many cars over the year on and through clubs.
 

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QUOTE(PHILJB @ 7 Jan 2010, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think i have proved my point .


Not really.

I don't doubt that people will want the mods, and some will pay handsomely for them.

It's just the "pain" factor in swapping, organising the swap, getting new bits, and fitting the new bits - all the time with the car potentially off the road.

Personally, I just couldn't be doing with that. The "pain" factor would outweigh what, if any, extra money I might get.

I win the argument.

Phil isn't allowed to reply anymore.

So there.

choccy = winner
PHILJB = loser

End.

Finished.

 

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QUOTE(choccymonster @ 7 Jan 2010, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Not really.

I don't doubt that people will want the mods, and some will pay handsomely for them.

It's just the "pain" factor in swapping, organising the swap, getting new bits, and fitting the new bits - all the time with the car potentially off the road.

Personally, I just couldn't be doing with that. The "pain" factor would outweigh what, if any, extra money I might get.
I win the argument.

Phil isn't allowed to reply anymore.

So there.

choccy = winner
PHILJB = loser

End.

Finished.



Backies no replies.

I win.
 

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I think you could sell it for around 13K as is but you may have to wait a while to find the right buyer, so if you cant be bothered putting it back to standard stick it on pistonheads and see how it goes for a few weeks, but I dont think you will get the same money as you would by selling the mods separately, as Jimmy said you would be looking as £1000 for the AP's alone and if you are going to put it back to standard I would be very interested in the Raid front splitter and your coilovers.


So unfortunately Mr President I would have to agree with Phil!
 

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No........

I'm not suggesting Kenny wouldn't make more hard cash than if he sold the car as is. That is probably true.

However, Kenny also has to factor in the "buggerage" factor of:-

Organising stripping the mods
Pricing the mods
Waiting for them to sell
Buying standard replacement parts to fit
Organising shipping the mods to the buyer
Collecting the money
Fitting the replacement parts to the car
etc.

All of which doesn't cost hard cash, but is a major inconvenience - some of which might result in the car being off the road for a period while a mod is sold, and the replacement part hasn't yet turned up.

With some careful planning and thought, I'm sure it can all be achieved - however, it is another headache that I personally wouldn't want with a new arrival expected in 9 weeks.

If it were me, I would push hard to sell the car "as is". The extra cash I would get from selling the mods would not outweigh the headache of organising stripping the car.

Maybe it won't sell, in which case you'll HAVE to split the car (or reduce the price).

But I know what I would try first.
 

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Basically the same issue you are presented with as to whether you part exchange your old car for £x or try sell it privately for £x + £1000's + a bit of "buggerage".
 
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