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 Post subject: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Just as a little help for me in gauging the value of a Sprint that I'm still considering which I think is about the right money I watched this one on Ebay...........

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/triumph-dolo ... 7675.l2557

Now judging the condition from the photo's I'd say it's got quite a lot of work needed and perhaps over bid on? I've seen worse projects and even done worse projects but just wondering what's the opinion of those more in the know on pricing? If this is a fair and reasonable price to pay for a car in that condition then as I suspect the one I'm looking at is a bit of a bargain as the condition without digging too deep looks to be far far better than this one :D
I've been playing it pretty cool with the seller as work and life have been in the way for me over the past couple of months but the last week or so things have calmed down with work and I've had time to think on this again so thinking I better make my mind up once and for all :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:05 pm 
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I can only imagine the plate has some real value, and I wonder if the no-mot requirement means it will be easy to transfer next year (or have the rules changed on plate transfers, the car used to have to be taxed)
As to the car value, seems a lot of money when there will be little that can be re-used..... But then again you get a V5 (eventually, after you apply) and some bits and bobs as well as core for reconditioning. If you have another dolly it could well be viable to swap ID's about.....

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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 pm 
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Suspect that money was for a registration index that happened to come with a free car.

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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:39 pm 
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I think anyone with a nice Carmine Sprint needs to keep a watchful eye on it from now on!


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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:11 am 
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Without the plate, I would reckon that to be a spares car and worth no more than £500. There's not a lot to salvage.

I reckon the plate has forced that price, and once it doesn't need to be MOT'd or taxed (which could be as soon as May if it was registered in 77) the plate will be transferred and the rust sold off as parts or scrapped.

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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:58 am 
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It was my bid that tipped it over the monkey...and that was me being generous!

I can't see plates becoming available for transfer without an MoT myself, too much potential revenue for DVLA to lose; I think they'll still stipulate a test for purposes of transfer even if the car is exempt. Also, is not the current revised proposal that exemption has to be applied for? We've yet to learn the process involved in that.

Whatever, the winning bid was 4 seconds before the close and was the bidders first foray; they certainly intended to win the car and highly unlikely to have been shill bidding...unless they are completely inept!

Also, the 'value' placed on plates by agencies are usually far higher than what they'll actually realise unless they actually spell something that someone wants to buy. The '£1900 value' of this plate is probably a blanket value applied to anything with a single number. At £1220 plus cost/effort of moving the car I doubt there's any margin in it at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:07 am 
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It was my bid that tipped it over the monkey...and that was me being generous!

I can't see plates becoming available for transfer without an MoT myself, too much potential revenue for DVLA to lose; I think they'll still stipulate a test for purposes of transfer even if the car is exempt. Also, is not the current revised proposal that exemption has to be applied for? We've yet to learn the process involved in that.

Whatever, the winning bid was 4 seconds before the close and was the bidders first foray; they certainly intended to win the car and highly unlikely to have been shill bidding...unless they are completely inept!

Also, the 'value' placed on plates by agencies are usually far higher than what they'll actually realise unless they actually spell something that someone wants to buy. The '£1900 value' of this plate is probably a blanket value applied to anything with a single number. At £1220 plus cost/effort of moving the car I doubt there's any margin in it at all.
DVLA don't earn anything from a plate being sold (unless THEY are selling it, but they only sell previously unissued plates) but they get the transfer fee from ALL sold plates, so this is just one more. I sold a single digit prefixed plate a little while ago (J3 xxx) it sold fairly quickly and netted me £475, so you may be right about "blanket" and real values.

This car won't even be tax exempt until April 1st this year at the earliest and that being the case it could have an MOT exemption in May. Or if the car was not built until 78 it will be April 2019 for both. But even in it's current state, there would be no way to now STOP someone insuring it, then getting the free tax and MOT exemption necessary for transfer of the plate off it. Who can say, but I have made a note of the reg and we shall see if it turns up for sale "restored" on ebay in 6 weeks time!

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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:23 am 
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DVLA don't earn anything from a plate being sold...
I said 'potential' revenue


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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 am 
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Well I considered the reg plate as being part of the final bid and indeed the bidding up but also apart from the fact that if you stretched your imagination it could 'sort' of read Thursday'? but who and why would anyone want a Thursday plate and does THU 7 Y really look like Thursday :lol:
I tend to agree, the websites list 100's of plates with unrealistic values and I guess at the end of the day they have no costs in stock as they are just a broker so the higher the price the more they make, it's in their interest to inflate the values....I know if you ask them to make an offer to purchase themselves then their offer is always wayyyy less than they 'say' they can sell it for you!!
So if feeling 'really' generous that as a car alone value would be more along the lines of £500 to £750 unless you really needed some or several of the parts then maybe £1,000 I guess?


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 Post subject: Re: Sold Ebay Sprint
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Thursday's child has far to go?
Thursday Boot Company NYC?
Team Thursday graphics Rotterdam?
Thursday as a surname?
Thursday as a forename?

and finally:
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https://www.definition-of.com/John+Thursday :shock:


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