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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:55 pm 
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But I am now
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolo ... 3641.l6368

https://www.brightwells.com/classic-mot ... h-october/

(You will need to scroll down nearly to the bottom).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:07 pm 
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This is the sprint which belonged to Darren Amos and I last saw it at the 2015 TDCIR
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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:48 pm 
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Not much of a markup then!!!!!

The £7.4k it fetched at Brightwells (only 17 auto Sprints left, yeah right, I have nearly 30 on file and I don't have all of them by any means) was probably a good shout, £12k is a bit steep, especially for an auto. But I kinda hope it makes it, cos i'll be selling a similar car in the spring!!!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:05 pm 
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There's making a profit
And there's taking the pi$$

This ebay listing is the latter I'm afraid.

Makes me laugh when sellers tell us buyers how many vehicles are left and how rare they are. Traders will try anything to inflate a price and rip peoples hard earned cash out of their bare hands.

I have been around cars all my life (just about half a century) and worked for many traders of modern and classic cars. I know of one car trader I would deal with and that's it. As for the rest....no way. Sorry if you're a car trader but around here it's all about buying cheap and doubling their money while doing as little as possible to the vehicle to scrape it through an MOT and "service" it. I use the term service loosely as I know of more than one trader who cleans out old oil filters, screws them back on the car and throw cheap oil in. Clean up the old plugs and blow the air filter with compressed air. Rust underneath? No problem, just throw some underseal on it and throw dirt on top to make it look old. This is what equates to "checked over and serviced in our workshop." I won't go further with what I've seen in classic car sales, it makes my blood boil.

A car trader will only make a profit if he rips you of....and he will.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:52 pm 
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This is not a direct response to you Steve.

People amaze me.

They complain when their cars are 'under valued'.

Then when the market starts to go up they complain that sellers are asking too much.

I personally am very happy about the fact that there is a Sprint on a dealer forecourt advertised for 12k, it shows that classic dealers are now viewing these cars as worthy of being in their showrooms.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:53 pm 
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Nothing personal taken James :D Opinions are all good mate :thumbsup:

I just have a hatred for dealers who take the pi$$. Make a profit by all means, any idiot can work for nowt. But five grand markup????
If the car was worth that amount surely someone would have bid in the high nines at least? :? And it's anj auto which are a little less desirable. (So I'm told.) :?:

Personally a cars worth is less desirable than the grin factor I get from it. Of course it's nice to make a few quid but you can't put a price on enjoyment. If I wanted to make money I'd buy an Escort 1 or 2 and flog it in a couple of years :lol:

Here's Hagerty insurance's valuation which I would agree is a little low. http://apps.hagerty.com/ukvaluation/ind ... Backlink=1

KGF Claasics have a stunner at just under 10K. *Edit* HAD a stunner, it's sold :D
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-Stunningly ... SwrFtZ5y~R

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Not sure what the story with the KGF one is but it sold a month ago or so,and they're still showing it for sale on a few sites.

I love the Autos 👍

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1980 (W) Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Auto, White, 52k miles - ownership by 2 family members since new.

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