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944 outlaws on fb has people fitting turbo VR6s, chevy LSs 1.8ts etc

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E46 M3 have always been tempted but I have heard some nightmare ownership reviews - the vanos and rear mount subframes crack are very common.  Think Shaun owned one for a couple oy years and it nearly bankrupted him. 

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I had a convertible M3 with a removable hard top back in the day, it cost an absolute fortune to run and insure. As mentioned the vanos unit needed replacing. But it was a thrill with its vvt and 8k Rev limit, alot happier in my turbo Corrado though, I don’t miss it. 

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34 minutes ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

I had a convertible M3 with a removable hard top back in the day, it cost an absolute fortune to run and insure. As mentioned the vanos unit needed replacing. But it was a thrill with its vvt and 8k Rev limit, alot happier in my turbo Corrado though, I don’t miss it. 

It wouldnt be to bad if you could get one off a good owner that had carried all these works out recently- I love them in dark blue with a matching blue hood- very classy with some serious poke. 

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1 hour ago, Keyo said:

It wouldnt be to bad if you could get one off a good owner that had carried all these works out recently- I love them in dark blue with a matching blue hood- very classy with some serious poke. 

Estoril blue mine was with black leather and dark blue hood, looked the nuts. 

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4 minutes ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

Estoril blue mine was with black leather and dark blue hood, looked the nuts. 

Think I know that colour the E36 m3 evo might of come int. 

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Loving this USA G60 17500 miles. 

 

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4 minutes ago, pfnsht said:

Ouch indeed but 20 wheel and tyre packages - almost enough for something different every day of the month!

Makes you wonder what wheels they have ha. 

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If you ever needed evidence the prices are rising- at over 6K all ready at auction- advertised as great file of work but looks barely touched to me compared to other members cars on here and also  no evidence of engine work or chains- the only thing they have is a clutch 5 years ago ha so scratching the barrel there ! Also high miler with 200K and no rare parts on it.  Has a flipping golf gear knob and a kilt as a gaiter- none original sunroof-  missing OE air box -riced out parcel shelf- rust on the arches and underbody- sills- tailgate - doors- elephant trunk hanging inside the front grill- bonnet foam dropping off- prehistoric bronze age petrol tanks straps that have been registered with national treasure committee-   and that is just what I can see.  

Ends 15 July. 

 

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1995-volkswagen-corrado-vr6-w8eQ8x

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24 minutes ago, Keyo said:

If you ever needed evidence the prices are rising- at over 6K all ready at auction- advertised as great file of work but looks barely touched to me compared to other members cars on here and also  no evidence of engine work or chains- the only thing they have is a clutch 5 years ago ha so scratching the barrel there ! Also high miler with 200K and no rare parts on it.  Has a flipping golf gear knob and a kilt as a gaiter- none original sunroof-  missing OE air box -riced out parcel shelf- rust on the arches and underbody- sills- tailgate - doors- elephant trunk hanging inside the front grill- bonnet foam dropping off- prehistoric bronze age petrol tanks straps that have been registered with national treasure committee-   and that is just what I can see.  

Ends 15 July. 

 

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/1995-volkswagen-corrado-vr6-w8eQ8x

Auctions are littered with dodgy dealers often bidding on each others stuff to make the reserve (the reserve being what the seller "thinks" its worth). Most of us have done it on ebay too - its a learning curve (that's my excuse anyway).

Live auctions are just as bad as online, but the risk is higher of a false sale. I used to watch one trader sweating washing shitty old Jags at BCA Manchester only to bid on the cars himself week after week, sometimes he was lucky and didn't buy the cars himself.... - shill bidding is not illegal to the point of the reserve

Any one here think this particular car is a £6K buy?

I know historically we talk down the prices, but would that car make £6K advertised here?

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Its a hard one as my car was advertised with a Schrick VGi  a few years back with less mileage and I knocked some serious figures off (rubbing of the chin and sighing helped ) knowing what money-time-effort goes into a restoration. However I wouldn't be surprised if you purchased this car that you could enjoy it for a couple of years and sell it on for the same price-  although that rust could get a hell of a lot worse over the next couple of years. Maybe we need to put ourselves in a present day buyer's shoes to be realistic what 6K can get these days. 

The car plays a few tricks by having the a newish VR6 red decal- new grill and the fogs which could be a mess covered by yellow protection decal - also has black leather so it can easily catch as seller out with buyer envy - the car photographs well from the front. 

Would I buy it for 6K - no absolutely not would have to be half that price - but maybe that is not possible anymore unless you had a bit of luck. 

These cars are been propped up by restored cars no doubt about it. 

 

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Whaaat that's pretty high already. Most people run for the hills with high miles (not me though). As for being worth 6k I'm going to err on the side of caution and wouldn't put my money there. It isn't the milegae that puts me off it's the following items

-rusty wing and bootlid

-underside doesn't look like it has had any attention so will need some tlc. We can't see the sill around the front jacking point.

-too many barry mods - ram air, sticker, green HT leads.

-no evidence of chains being sorted

-the presented service history stopped 15 years ago. If it was home serviced that is fine but it would make sense to present that.

 

oh and edit to add - paint flake around the front suspension turrets must be an engine out job to sort properly before they rust.

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And I like how the glass roof is described as a rare part. Basically the original broke so it was changed out and if you were to use the tin roof with that mech installed you'd have to manually pull back and close the interior blind. 

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10 minutes ago, pfnsht said:

And I like how the glass roof is described as a rare part. Basically the original broke so it was changed out and if you were to use the tin roof with that mech installed you'd have to manually pull back and close the interior blind. 

Yeah I've seen that one used before 😂

But seriously chaps if you have a well sorted car and spent a lot of time and money on her don't be daft if your selling and give it away for a song. 

Also to add to the negatives the shiny red decal is a fake MK3 one Sorry Im a f....er but cant help it 😂

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