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#61 OFFLINE   Alexg

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:04 PM

Yeah I considered the manky Roller option, but need to be a tad more sensible with someone else's Wonga

 

 

This SL looks a good one. The seller seems to be on my side too:

IDEAL CAR TO BUY NOW USE AND RE SELL IN MAY FOR A GOOD PROFIT.

The issue is, they're a bit too safe. Whilst I don't want to flush the cash away on something daft, I'd rather fly the flag just a bit for Autoshitting, rather than just rock up like everyone else in a German convertible. Still, with low mileage and good history this remains high on the list, but I suspect too expensive.

 

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This pre-facelift Saxo VTS also made the watchlist. Hardly a great listing, so surprised it's already at £1400 with a day to go. Not for me this one...

 

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Full ticket Midget, no reserve at £1000 currently. Interior a bit gopping mind, but could be worth a punt towards the end.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:12 PM

Buying this with someone elses money is probably a good thing. 

 

Cracking looking car though

 

 

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:20 PM

I like the look of those, but I’ve not seen one in the uk. I thought they were France only.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:25 PM

Alexg, on 06 Dec 2017 - 9:04 PM, said:

I'd rather fly the flag just a bit for Autoshitting, rather than just rock up like everyone else in a German convertible.

 

Aha - then you need a Bulgarian-registered 1967 ARO jeep.

 

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https://www.olx.bg/a...at-ID6KSPj.html#

 

It's advertised for 8,000 Lev or near offer, which is £3,600. You might get it for around £3000 though, as there's a 1974 one advertised on the same site for 6,000 Lev..

 

Alternatively, what about a 1962 Volga?

 

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https://www.olx.bg/a...21-ID78z65.html#

 

That's 5,000 Lev to you, tovaritch (£2,251, although with the help of Google Translate I've just discovered that it's currently dismantled...)


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

V8 XJR job done! I sold mine start of the year and have been keeping an eye out for another as it was an awesome car and quickly appreciating. They are out there for reasonable money on eBay auctions but most classified listings are up for a lot more (1-2k) which could be your profit in 6 months time!

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:04 PM

I've just luzzed a bid on this Morris Traveller. It's low mileage, low ownership, local and a bit of a looker! It's apparently relisted with 'lower reserve'. Just checked it out and it made £4700 last time. New MOT no advisories, I'm in on this big time if it's achievable 

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:22 PM

How much classic Range Rover can you buy for 5 large? They're defo on a strong positive gradient

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:25 PM

I'm not sure I'm brave enough to find out.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:25 PM

You can write off anything French and vaguely modern if you want to make money. Also Fiat Pandas.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

Combining MattLikesCars' theme and the sell a convertible in the summer theory
Buy this, flog the truck cab to an OLLI type, get a canvas , maybe a trendy bikini thing, then general tarting up to appeal to London Hipsters- kerching!
These things are increasing in value by £500 every 6 months anyway , so you cant* lose.
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Sold already no surprise that was nice. I fancied that myself!


Does it run it on gas? Its a V8 not a patio heater.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:30 PM

This looks OK, £3500

 

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Theres some proper hopeless efforts of these things for £5k mind, its pretty eye opening


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:34 PM

Ok, that does look cool as fuck


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:40 PM

This looks an appalling use of £4k, but I probably would if it was someone elses dough

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:42 PM

Holy crap, late 33 Sportwagon!  Yes please.  That is the find of the day.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:50 PM

What about this Sprinter van for 3k, its a former 'DRAIN INSPECTION VEHICLE' so you could use it all winter fixing peoples sewers after theyve flushed a jumper or whatever down the shitter, then sell in the summer for PROFIT$

 

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Shit up your colleagues by sitting at this 'built in' computer, bashing away on a multicoloured spreadsheet. When they ask what you're doing, tell them you're just refining your profit forecasting models for the 2017-2018 drain rodding season based on the latest weather forecasts etc

 

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Includes integral ferris wheel for hamsters

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

You can write off anything French and vaguely modern if you want to make money. Also Fiat Pandas.

Why? I bought a Citroen xantia activa for £700, ran it for 9 months and sold it for £1500


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:52 PM

Fuck me, I've got it!!!! Why has no-one else thought of this?

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:53 PM

That's not really modern though is it?  I mean an Laguna Coupe or Citroen C6.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:58 PM

Chip Van. if you live in Scotland this is like owning a golden goose (that lays golden delicious chips!)

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:59 PM

I hear the market for gritters is pretty flat in the summer tho.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:01 PM

You could use it for sprinkling hundreds and thousands on ice creams at the beach in summer.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:01 PM

Your fellow £5k challengers will literally shit themselves when you rock up in this (£3000)

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:04 PM

"Alex, can I have a word?"


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:06 PM

Yeah, could be a good strategy if you had decided to get a different job anyway


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:08 PM

fucking hell how does the steering on that hotrod thing even work?


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:13 PM

Porsche 944. 911 prices are going mental these will follow eventually. I'm amazed you can still get one this nice for £2750

 

 

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:27 PM

Can't understand why these cost as much as they do. £4700, seems a lot but its the cheapest one on there

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:28 PM

Stick a sports interior in this 540i,  nuy the bigger fan boy m para wheels  and fit one of those neat plug in DAB satnav apple car play things that replace the stereos on e39s and sell on for good money.

There's someone on the 5 series forum trying to sell one (all be it unsuccessfully) for 9 grand.

 

Folk will pay strong money for them. I think the colour of this one is maybe a bit of  a downer though.

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:30 PM

do you have to sell your 'own' car next year or do you all swap round? If the former you could terminally shaft a colleague by buying this wonderful 10 yr-old Hyundai Grandeur, he's asking £3300 but £1500 seems more like it in my world. Woe betide anyone who has to try and flog this to another human!

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:42 PM

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Minor negotiation needed on price, but do-able.

 

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