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#151 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 01:54 PM

My offer to the pot still stands if you have another go. But, it sounds like the reserve is utterly crazy.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

What is the reserve? As a running concern I can't see it achieving more than £6-700. With a fucked engine it ought to be pennies.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

What is the reserve? As a running concern I can't see it achieving more than £6-700. With a fucked engine it ought to be pennies.


We never found out.

Excitable, autistic car nerds aside - who is going to spend £700 on an Audi that’s been to the moon AND back again? I’d have thought, personally, it’s £400 with an MOT measured in weeks and declared as a non-starter.

On top of that, you’re bidding blind and whacked for fees at the end.

I thought a bid of £320 was fair. Not generous, but fair.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:49 PM

Sometimes you have to accept that a cars had its chips, its had a good life driving drunks around but its now had it. Unless its got some sort of sentimental attachment, its about time to bale it.

You've really got to see an ex taxi to know how worn out they are once they are sold off. Driven for possibly 24 hours a day by a multitude of drivers, repaired when it absolutely must be, mechanically shagged out from going up and down the box all day. Its a tool of someones trade, its chucked away when its no good any more and its becoming an inconvenience, in the same way a Joiner chucks a saw in the skip when its blunt.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 02:58 PM

... and I then retrieve the saw to use on garden duties... Along with some wood and a bit of guttering...  :mrgreen:


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:24 PM

it did look very tidy given the miles and gig its had. Even if its shagged it should really be in a museum, probably on the IOW purely because it deserves it after it stayed in its job so long. Shame we never got the car, but we did get a hell of a thread out of it!
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:44 PM

Sometimes you have to accept that a cars had its chips, its had a good life driving drunks around but its now had it. Unless its got some sort of sentimental attachment, its about time to bale it.

You've really got to see an ex taxi to know how worn out they are once they are sold off. Driven for possibly 24 hours a day by a multitude of drivers, repaired when it absolutely must be, mechanically shagged out from going up and down the box all day. Its a tool of someones trade, its chucked away when its no good any more and its becoming an inconvenience, in the same way a Joiner chucks a saw in the skip when its blunt.


But the average taxi isn't a 33 year old car. It will be worn but if its lasted this long, the owner would have looked after his tool. At that age and mileage it would have had to have things replaced to keep it going. Especially as the IoW is hilly, bumpy roads, no motorways and a lot of speed changes. Possibly, if anything, it might be a bit of a triggers broom?
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:56 PM

If the seller has got a load of other old stuff going through, he/she is probably a trader/chancer that is aiming for $$OMGRETRO$$ when really it should be priced as a fucked old car.

£320 should have won it.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:20 PM

I will buy it. I’m satisfied enough that we went through every potential and possible cause of failure with the last Audi 80 ALF892 and I saved last year.
In the case of the (admittedly) newer one last year, it was a distributor.
Being optimistic, there aren’t a whole lot of things it can be.
What I don’t have is a Copart account. If anyone can help with that, we’ll be off and running.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

We are that cars target market. God help the fucking shoe that set the reserve. I bet it was like 1750 euros.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:03 PM

I'd like VAG UK to buy the car, restore it and place it in that Audi dealer next to the A40 in order to remind people that Audis were once rare, exclusive, innovative, well-made and interesting and not the banal monochromatic preserve of overworked sales reps and angry office workers that they've been since the turn of the 21st century.

Unfortunately such cars won't make them money.  Even when launched, the C3 100 & B3 80 a few years later, they were competitively priced, offering a basic rep special to temp the fleet market.  Prime example being my 100CC Avant company car.  Next I had a D-reg 80 1.8S which felt a real step up, with 4 electric windows, central locking & sunroof, but strangely no power steering & a manual choke.  My earlier 100 with the same 1.8 egine had a very good auto choke.  I know it seems trivial, but not when it's your business tool, covering many '000 miles a year.  When they were on the market, the 100 wasn't seen as interesting.  They were marketed as well engineered, basking on the Quattro's glory, perhaps different, but reliable & a comfortable long distance car.  That's why I lioved them, but the initial novelty of low cd had worn off by the first facelift.  Now Citroen CX, later XM & Alfa 75's were interesting!  They weren't on the co. car list though.... not till I joined my next co. a few years later when I got an XM, but that's another tale.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 06:40 PM

Says on approval. Are they not just waiting on the seller accepting the highest, fair, bid?



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:06 PM

Haha you see anything you like anywhere - shout me.... other members may not know this but Copart are into Spain, France, India, UAE and continously opening yard all over the world. Of course they have many in the states too but you heard it here first......Copart purchase in Europe and drive back!!!!

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:17 PM

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Looks awfully like the number plates are of that font which *every* VAG sold in these here British Isles during the 1980s years was fitted with since new. I think in the year 2018 its amazing that the car hasnt ever been fitted with at least one 2001-on style plate, and a pretty good sign that each and every one of those nearly half a million "recorded" miles was carefully driven?
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:19 PM

There is a temptingly shite LeBaron in AS racing beige.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:44 PM

Yes UA3 as in...

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:45 PM

And...

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

Flood damage in Dubai? Did it get driven into the fountain at the Burj?
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:32 PM

There is also this at Cofart:

 

 

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

Errrrr YES!!

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:47 PM

Calm down Bramz...we got you covered...

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 08:53 PM

That 5 is alright, yeah. 190k though....Christ.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

I expected Arab emirate dollars to be worth a bit. They're not. They're worth 20p. Making the starting bid on that Ghost £70
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:38 PM

I expected Arab emirate dollars to be worth a bit. They're not. They're worth 20p. Making the starting bid on that Ghost £70
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Shiply quote to get it back here is likely to be on the high side though.


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:43 PM

Oh yes, and really, my appetite for going to Dubai to buy a fecked ghost is not very high, even if it is dirt cheap...

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:55 PM

I wonder how roughly that Prairie has been bummerised. Looks lovely.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:21 AM

Flood damage in Dubai? Did it get driven into the fountain at the Burj?


Loads of flood damaged septic shite ends up here, given a haircut and sold on.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:27 AM

The Sandy CoPart™ is 10 mins from mine if someone fancies taking advantage.


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