Still on C&C: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C885157
The listing predated the eBay auction ending, however refreshing the page today I noticed its changed price from £1500 to £1495. So possibly it is still not sold?
There was a winning bidder on Ebay at £1040. So surely it's sold...or am I missing something?
You won't believe how many times people bid on cars and don't complete the deal. It is rife on the platform. Also sellers not honouring the deal if it doesn't sell for what they want it to go for is another. Plus as dollyman has said, shill bidding too.
Last time I tried selling a car on eBay, I "sold" it 3 times but each winning bidder having a different excuse on why they couldn't complete the deal. From "accidentally bidding" to "not realising it had X miles on the clock".
There's no comeback either. People have tried to go to court but there has never really been anyone who has said they're successful doing it. eBay don't really care about it either. Worse case they'll put a non paying bidder strike on an account but they clear after a few months anyway. After so many days they will refund the winning fee charge and allow you to relist it for free. But you need to wait a few days before they'll allow it.
I don't bother selling cars on eBay auctions or buy it now anymore. Even classified ads seem to attract people who do not turn up. Really frustrating when you cancel or change plans so you can be in, but they don't turn up.
Far too much hassle and a waste of time. I either end up keeping cars for a long time or sell them cheap on enthusiast forums!