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  1. I think that's only if you get offered an FPN though. This suggests that the normal threshold for going straight to a summons is...96mph. Sorry. https://www.racfoundation.org/motoring-faqs/enforcement
  2. No picture, but I reckon S4RAH must be worth a decent amount. Which is why I was surprised to see it on a battered 10 year old Alhambra being driven by an elderly gentleman up the M1.
  3. Not the best ad, but mot until next year, less than 50k and £550. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/167189782090306/
  4. On the R75 Facebook group. Ooh, that colour.
  5. RESTECP to the guy taking his Ferrari FF for a £10 in and out at the local Kosovan Kar Wash.
  6. Not bad for two in the space of five minutes on a campsite.
  7. My parents neighbour's one does ok with Chevrolet power, mind. Think he was disappointed he couldn't quite crack 200mph with it though.
  8. Do you want a Citroën M35? Yes, yes you do. https://www.aguttes.com/en/lot/113642/15278753
  9. RESTECP to the guy in the DB5 on the embankment this afternoon with his spaniel leaning out of the window, drooling down the side.
  10. A lot of people probably will have seen this already, but this 911 is one of the best things on pistonheads, used for moving race car parts about when it's urgent. 'Built for commuting across Europe and the top end of Africa at speed it can carry 96L of fuel, generate it's own 240V mains supply, has three GPS receivers and one GLONASS receiver, a sat phone, telemetry, remote diagnostics, it's own specific lightweight Facom tool kit & spares package, 48hour emergency food and water, holds 10L of engine oil, can wade 0.5M of water, has BS5051 spec seal sealing tyres along with TPMS, a lot of underbody protection and a Tomtom!' https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=1601182
  11. Having said that, on something pretty low value the threat of the ombudsman would still be pretty effective, I guess. It'll cost them a few hundred quid in staff time to make a submission, so it's probably going to be cheaper for them to add that on to your claim to get rid of you...
  12. Getting copies of adverts etc can't hurt, but contrary to Internet lore the insurers don't have to actually pay much attention to them. From the actual ombudsman website: 'To decide whether a valuation is fair, we compare it with prices in online motor trade guides such as Parkers, Glass, CAP and Cazana. We’re likely to agree with your valuation if the amount is in line with the guides. But if we think your valuation is unfair, we’ll tell you to adjust it using the guide prices. If a guide price is significantly higher or lower than the others, we may think it’s reasonable to ignore it. This depends on the value of the vehicle. For example, a difference of £200 would be significant for a £1,000 car, but not for a car worth £9,000. Customers sometimes say the amount they’ve been paid is unfair because they’ve seen similar vehicles advertised at higher prices. We wouldn’t normally place much weight on adverts to decide whether a valuation is fair. Differences in mileage or year of registration can significantly affect value, and in sometimes the vehicle actually ends up selling for a lower price than advertised. Although, you should be aware that more recently, we’ve been told by some trade guides that generally cars are selling at or close to advertised prices. Adverts may be helpful if the complaint involves a classic or rare model. Or if they strongly indicate that the guides could be wrong. If your customer bought their car second-hand just before the claim, we’d still expect you to have used the guides to get a valuation. The guides should give an accurate valuation and it may just be that the customer paid more than the guides suggested it was worth. Although, if there’s a big difference you should think very carefully about whether this suggests the guides are wrong. In this case, we’d expect you to review other evidence, such as adverts, to get to a fair valuation.' https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/businesses/complaints-deal/insurance/motor-insurance/vehicle-valuations-write-offs
  13. I know bugger all about cars from this post war era, but is this really only worth £2,995? Am I missing something? It looks lovely. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3784094338368360/
  14. Ooh I want this. VR6 Sharan Carat 4Motion. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5435192216551912/
  15. One owner 405 with test until next year, £650. (petrol, though) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1701065440090353/
  16. Low mileage pre facelift Xsara with mot until next year for £425. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1050033545807549/
  17. Autozam Carol 'My Lady' edition. I would. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/727368561293812/
  18. See also the one parked up in a central London side street that I used to walk past every day on the way to the office, alongside a revolving selection of other Citroens, including a DS break full of builders materials. Feels a bit dodgy posting a Streetview link to the exact place, but here's a screengrab:
  19. Hnng. Tempting enough that I've just gone to get approval from my OH (enthusiastically given), especially as I'm down that way in a fortnight. However, they've forgotten to blank the plate on one of the photos. For £2k, think I'm out. Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive all underside heavily corroded (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  20. £1k for this with mot until next year, which given the normal asking prices for these seems OK. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1395489857306388/
  21. Same owner since 2003, 56k, £475 with mot. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/179173680731223/?ref=facebook_story_share
  22. Buy this sight unseen and drive it to Aberdeen. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/460302881726426/
  23. £600 with an mot until next year seems cheap, can't see it hanging around for long. Stoke. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3989807627732617/
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