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Old Oct 10th, 2021, 14:27   #1101
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I'd say arranging a call would be well worthwhile if you are even slightly interested Andrew. I would not have thought this one would go for big money (as I think I said above, about 1,500-2,000) and that would be a bargain if it really is a genuine low mileage, well cared for motor car.

Just my thoughts... if it was me I'd have been driving to Holt for a look by now :-)

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I think your estimate is optimistic on the sellers behalf Alan, i'd say more 1000-1500 as he doesn't seem to have prepared it for sale, just taken the pics and listed it. Could be a small-time trader and his opinion is to show it "warts'n'all" in the hope people will view it as being more genuine. To a point that can be true but if he's made no effort whatsoever then it also suggests he's spent less effort on getting other areas of the car sorted properly.
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I think your estimate is optimistic on the sellers behalf Alan, i'd say more 1000-1500 as he doesn't seem to have prepared it for sale, just taken the pics and listed it. Could be a small-time trader and his opinion is to show it "warts'n'all" in the hope people will view it as being more genuine. To a point that can be true but if he's made no effort whatsoever then it also suggests he's spent less effort on getting other areas of the car sorted properly.
... even more reason to have a look :-)
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I think your estimate is optimistic on the sellers behalf Alan, i'd say more 1000-1500 as he doesn't seem to have prepared it for sale, just taken the pics and listed it. Could be a small-time trader and his opinion is to show it "warts'n'all" in the hope people will view it as being more genuine. To a point that can be true but if he's made no effort whatsoever then it also suggests he's spent less effort on getting other areas of the car sorted properly.
I'm pretty sure he's a trader, nothing wrong with that, as he's also selling an old boat. It's swinging on the end of a telehandler jib,in a mixed yard.
I've messaged him about the lack of mot history but no reply so far.
He has good feed back from other buyers and as you say, he hasn't tarted it up or optimised the photography.
One to watch.
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I'm pretty sure he's a trader, nothing wrong with that, as he's also selling an old boat. It's swinging on the end of a telehandler jib,in a mixed yard.
I've messaged him about the lack of mot history but no reply so far.
He has good feed back from other buyers and as you say, he hasn't tarted it up or optimised the photography.
One to watch.
I think so Andrew. If it happened to go for the right price (maybe less than a grand) it might be worth a punt anyway :-)
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I think so Andrew. If it happened to go for the right price (maybe less than a grand) it might be worth a punt anyway :-)
I'm curious, that's all!
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The Holt estate has been off the road in storage for some years according to the owner.
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The Holt estate has been off the road in storage for some years according to the owner.
Thank you Andrew. Are you at liberty to divulge any more? I'm curious.

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I'm pretty sure he's a trader, nothing wrong with that, as he's also selling an old boat. It's swinging on the end of a telehandler jib,in a mixed yard.
Fascinating - I've just had a look at the boat ad (the seller may be fortunate of the price goes above 99p) and the seller's history. It looks like he/she is a trader in this and that: second hand workshop tools, unfinished vehicle projects, car parts, old pushbikes, bric-a-brac. There is nothing wrong with that of course, and on the whole he/she has a good record (with the exception of one sale he/she cancelled because the auction didn't make enough money - that was a bit underhand, but it was some time ago).

I think it was a bit naughty of the seller to advertise this 240 estate without mentioning it had been laid up for many years, and at the same time imply it was a genuine low-mileage, 2 owner motor car with a full service history (which it clearly has not). That aside, the chap/lady is just trying to make a living and many dealers will be parsimonious with the whole truth.

This could still be a nice motor car. I do rather suspect the dealer bought it for more or less scrap value, but to his/her credit has got it through the MoT test and put it back on the road.

I see the auction price is now up to 820, which puts it out of banger derby territory (that is good). I suppose anyone looking for a restoration project that knows about 240s will have worked out what we have pretty quickly and so will be circumspect about bidding above a grand (say). There might be someone out there intending to run it as a daily driver that doesn't know much about old Volvos that may be willing to go higher - so it might still make over 1,500... we'll see next Monday :-)

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Thank you Andrew. Are you at liberty to divulge any more? I'm curious.

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That was the sum total of the reply I received! What you say above is , I would say, a fair synopsis of future events!😀

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