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Old Apr 13th, 2018, 11:04   #11
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Well known tactic of auction houses to put a teaser of a come and buy me lowball price to entice you into bidding up
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Old Apr 13th, 2018, 11:56   #12
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Well known tactic of auction houses to put a teaser of a come and buy me lowball price to entice you into bidding up
Yes, agree. Low estimate to get you interested in the first place, then they hope a bad case of auction fever sets in and before you know it the winning bidder is left thinking - have I just bid 10,000 for that.

Hope the sale goes well as the car and owner deserves a good new home and a good price.
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Old Apr 28th, 2018, 18:31   #13
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Looks like a good auction sale.
It went for over 7k

Amazing!
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Old May 9th, 2018, 19:28   #15
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Forgive me for my absence after the sale but I felt I had to wait until the dust had settled before my post.

I have seen the "motoring press" today and I know they have put the final sale price down to "bidding war" which I would go along with but not entirely.

My in-laws, who purchased it new from the dealership absolutely treasured it. It was their "retirement car" that they treated themselves to every and I mean every weekend, it was pulled out of the garage and what is now called detailing would take hours. It had a huge box of washes, waxes, cleaners etc and only the best towels were used to dry and polish. (Microfibre cloths were still the figment of imagination on a foreign countries drawing board).

The service history was unfailing and it was collected, serviced, delivered back in pristine condition or my Father-in-Law would have taken them to task big time.

When it was passed to me, the car in the garage it shared was my 388ci hot rod with an 11 second ET which I had campaigned for 10 years, so you could say I only took the 240 on as a labour of love as it was really not my cuppa tea.

It grew on me, never let me down and the longer I had it the more I realised how much it meant to my family and I then became the one who spent hours every week detailing it as I was determined to keep it as good as I could.

Things change and it seemed the right time for it to go to a home that, I hope, will use it and love it for many years and I sincerely hope the new owner will enjoy using it.

The amount it raised is still a bit breathtaking and actually academic (but not because I have too much money) so finally I would like to say thank you for the forum for the many years of interest and discussion.

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Forgive me for my absence after the sale but I felt I had to wait until the dust had settled before my post.

The amount it raised is still a bit breathtaking and actually academic (but not because I have too much money) so finally I would like to say thank you for the forum for the many years of interest and discussion.
Congratulations, that is a brilliant result. It does beg the question, however, how could the auction house have got the estimate so wrong? Its almost as if they misplaced the decimal point!

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Great result but the danger is that every seller on Ebay etc will hear about this and think that their car is worth an extra couple of thousand.

My guess was around 4000 - 4,500
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Congratulations, that is a brilliant result. It does beg the question, however, how could the auction house have got the estimate so wrong? Its almost as if they misplaced the decimal point!

Regards, John.
Hi John, I instructed the auction house to put it in as a no reserve but was advised that a low reserve would generate interest and I was happy to let the experts take control.

I did look at placing it with another well known classic auction house but it was a considerable distance from me so it would have accrued either expensive transport or an overnight stay plus fuel and return train, ferry etc.

Their valuation was higher but the reserve was around the same 1k mark....
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A bit of a resurrected post, but does anyone have any idea what happened to the 240 after the sale?

Not really after specifics just it seems odd that the Tax, MOT & insurance all ran out and didn't get renewed. (October 2018)

Did it go abroad? or maybe it will surface as a fully modified drift car LOL. (I really hope it didn't get written off for some reason)

I told the family that it would probably come to light in due course and I would let them know, but it is a bit of a mystery....
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It's probably been mothballed as an investment.
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