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My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:40 pm
by scimmy
Was browsing on car and classic and I just happened to see a SE6b for sale, and I couldn't believe when it was my late father's which I sold in about Aug 2017.

I sold it for just 2 grand; the previous chap who viewed it tried to offer £1800. I don't want to sound like an indiangiver, but it's now for sale for £4,100. I would've thought for that kind of money the current owner would've had it resprayed, or at least sorted the blistering out (of which there was a significant amount on the rear, a largish bulge/dent on the roof). I think the chap said he was going to have it resprayed. But looks like from the description that it's had little done to it, apart from the different steering wheel.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1122087

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:49 pm
by scimjim
3 or 4K to respray (you can’t fix blistering in isolation) would make it worth more than 4100 IMHO.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 pm
by AJL Electronics
Asking prices are based on the vehicle's worth rather than what you paid for it. I don't think it is over priced at that, it's just a shame that you weren't aware of its value when you sold it. That's business.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:35 pm
by scimmy
And neither did the bloke that my dad bought it off as he paid about £2,600 for it. With the blistering it certainly isn't worth that amount IMO. It's not business. If I had asked for considerably more than the 2 grand I would likely had noone interested in it, and the car would still be sitting in the garage.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:40 pm
by drcdb15
Given the general rise in values over the past two years, plus the fact that this car *did* seem to have some improvements - gaiter repaired, new tyres, chassis treated, new CD player, braided hoses etc - then I'm not sure there is anything exceptional about the figures. The car still has the blister problem it seems, the seller has invited offers, and it's likely the car will sell for well under £4100. Doubtless the seller hopes for £4K but will likely settle on about £3800 or so. These figures seem about OK to me, especially given the above average rises in Scimitar values that so many have been championing recently. I don't think the OP has any reason to feel cheated in any way, looking at this objectively, though I fully appreciate it is easy for me to say this when I had no emotional involvement in the matter.

I agree with Jim, a proper respray on this to sort the blistering would put the market price at somewhere around £7-8K plus imho.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:55 pm
by TrevorG
Just remember.....it hasn't sold for that money....what something is worth is never what someone will pay, higher or lower!

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:07 pm
by Ian Lock
Yes I remember that Scimitar for sale back then, I was the one that was in contact with you then, but I couldn't get to see it as I
was going on holiday for 2 weeks and I knew by the time I got back it would have gone by then. It had.

It's a shame someone is trying to cash in on your lose, ( I mean your father ) but there is always someone like that around.

I to thought it was the same car as there isn't many Scimitars about with that colour combination.

I also think with the amount of work that is required ie. the damage to the roof, the blistering to the paint and other things
lets hope the new buyer views it before he buys. As I to think the seller is taking the urine with what he is asking compared to
what he payed.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:29 pm
by rebel alliance
"Cash in on your loss" and "taking the urine".?...He paid the asking price when he bought it , he's asking a sensible price for it now. And its his car so its nobodys business what he wants for it....Lets hope he's not reading this.....

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:13 pm
by scimjim
There’s nothing wrong with expressing an opinion on the advertised price of a car - but personal attacks aren’t tolerated here.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm
by Ian Lock
That's strange for you to say that Jim, that "Personal Attacks Aren't Tolerated On Here" you don't know that the seller is a member

on here. But perhaps you have forgotten that I am a member here and the amount of abuse I got by lots of members, the time back

when asked by a seller on here for member views, of which I gave they were all let go and nothing said to them.

Perhaps it was just me, as a 67 year old pensioner that entitles younger people to verbal abuse the elderly.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:46 pm
by philhoward
No Ian - age, creed, colour, gender are all irrelevant.

Attitude and content, however, are. As it says in the Rules and guidelines “attack the post, not the poster”.

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:49 pm
by philhoward
My apologies - the words I referred to above were adjusted in a previous update although the implication is similar:
Personal Attacks

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My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:49 pm
by Oaksey
Ian Lock wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Perhaps it was just me, as a 67 year old pensioner that entitles younger people to verbal abuse the elderly.
Perhaps it is just me, as a 21 year old that sees no relevance in that statement?

As for the 6b, it was probably priced about right previously and probably is now. The market has changed in recent years

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:06 pm
by AJL Electronics
Oaksey wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:49 pm
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Perhaps it is just me, as a 21 year old that sees no relevance in that statement?
Ah but you are not the 'typical young man' from the perspective of some of us older types. As I have said to you before, I don't have a lot of time for the 'yoof' of today, but I would be proud of you if you were my son. :D

My dad's SE6b for sale

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:54 pm
by Oaksey
Cracking, when can I and my cars move in? ;)

Thanks though, I'm trying and failing to be a functioning member of society atm :)