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Post by drcdb15 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:35 pm

Is it me or does this car seem a little lifeless? Maybe used to belong to John Major ... ???

Anyway, for anyone in need of a fully restored SE4 this is an opportunity for some serious wallet-lightening:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1059109


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Post by *JP* » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 pm

drcdb15 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:35 pm
Is it me or does this car seem a little lifeless? Maybe used to belong to John Major ... ???

Anyway, for anyone in need of a fully restored SE4 this is an opportunity for some serious wallet-lightening:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1059109
It says the colour is silver grey but the pictures make it look like primer grey!
What's it really worth,I've not a clue.



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Post by guybetts » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:47 pm

Doesn't anybody proof read an advert these days, for simple things like spelling and grammar... :evil: oh and facts :roll:

It looks nice enough though


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Post by Oaksey » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:49 pm

If it's mechanically sound and is pretty much how it looks, its worth the money. The colour definitely isn't opalescent but it's definitely not the worst colour I've seen on a Coupe. My only issue with it is the dates on the photos are 2009, but it may just be an incorrectly setup camera.


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Post by ScimiTom » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:52 pm

I'd be more concerned about the fact that those photos are date-stamped from nearly 10 years ago! (Sorry, Josh - I just saw that you beat me to it!)

I was keen to read the auction advert in full, but got about halfway through before abandoning it in utter despair at its complete disregard for any rules of the English language. That auction house ought to be ashamed - what an embarrassment. :(


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Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:02 pm

I got this far - “STUNNING OPALESANT SILVER GREY METALLIC METALIC WHICH IS A PERIOD COLOUR” :roll:


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Post by 1969SE5 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:39 pm

who fitted those god awful door mirrors !!


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:26 am

I think the camera date is wrong, the car didn't look that good in 2010 (and it had a roof aerial) ...
It's an auction so is 12 000 the starting price?
Agreed about the door mirrors :(


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Post by scimjim » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:12 am

No, £12k is the guide price.


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Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:56 am

So Barons just take the sales pitch provided by the seller and put it on their website whatever it says? Do they not bother to read it?

It's a good looking car. But saying "we think it's a Raymond Mays set-up" could make a big difference to the final selling price. I hope it's true - if I was a prospective buyer I wouldn't rely on the description.

Edit: I suppose to be fair to Barons it's actually Car & Classic's ad, not Barons'


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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:22 am

Blow up the picture of the chassis.
Plenty of flaking metal which does not point to a recent or thorough restoration in my opinion


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Post by Brucky » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:40 am

As Oaksey said if its as described with a decent paint job its worth the money. A few year back I looked at buying a Jensen Interceptor at auction. It came with a very good sales pitch. After a sever interrogation of the auctioneer around the finer points of the "restoration" it became clear, and I walked away. I also looked at this really nice Coupe that was for sale last year http://www.percivalmotorco.co.uk/1967_R ... Coupe_Se4/ The dealer wanted 19k. I offered 14k (sight unseen subject to A1 condition) and he knocked me back :shock: My criteria when hunting for my car was 1) Uncommon & British. 2) 1960's. 3) 150+bhp. When you look around there are not that many cars that can come close to a well sorted Coupe for the money.



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Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:01 am

Brucky wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:40 am
As Oaksey said if its as described with a decent paint job its worth the money. A few year back I looked at buying a Jensen Interceptor at auction. It came with a very good sales pitch. After a sever interrogation of the auctioneer around the finer points of the "restoration" it became clear, and I walked away. I also looked at this really nice Coupe that was for sale last year http://www.percivalmotorco.co.uk/1967_R ... Coupe_Se4/ The dealer wanted 19k. I offered 14k (sight unseen subject to A1 condition) and he knocked me back :shock: My criteria when hunting for my car was 1) Uncommon & British. 2) 1960's. 3) 150+bhp. When you look around there are not that many cars that can come close to a well sorted Coupe for the money.
Agreed. It's the ad which is so cringeworthy, not the car


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Post by Rust hater » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:30 am

here is a better worded ad from Barons themselves, clearly text taken from the vendor though http://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lot ... e-gt-coupe

Here are extra photos https://www.dropbox.com/sh/asbfiqv9mqci ... MA-Ta?dl=0



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