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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 1 week ago #38629

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 1 week ago #38630

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Thanks Michael.
There's a story behind this car.
I'll try and keep it brief.
This car was advertised 18 months ago.
It was in a lock up in France with no MOT.
I agreed a price of £5000 with the lady who was selling it providing it had an MOT.
She agreed to bring it to the UK on here next visit when I would have it collected and delivered to me.
But she kept putting the trip off but assured me that as soon as it arrived on these shores she would be in touch.
The next thing I see is that it is n the UK and being sold by her "nephew" for £8K.
I contacted him telling him about the agreement I had with his auntie.
Tough he said.
So in principal I'm refusing to pay £3000 more than was agreed!
This is the third time it's been on EBay now but still no takers so maybe it's not as good as it looks.

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 1 week ago #38631

JB wrote: Thanks. I did see this one but when the description says that the body work needs a little tidy we all know what that means!!!!


The bodywork looks better than my VS! :)

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 1 week ago #38632

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Never trust photographs!!!!

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 1 week ago #38633

Could you find better for the money?

It's the only one I have seen with the original blue roof and looks very tidy in my view.

Not huge mileage, interior looks very nice, i love the tan seat with blue paint, tiny bit of brown on the nose cone drain channel. MOT records show one mention of corrosion on rear suspension mounting area but nothing on any of the recent mot's...

I think you'll be paying a lot more for someone's completed restoration project to get any better.

Have you had a look at it?

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 1 week ago #38635

As far as I can see, this car is well worth the money. You will struggle to find an original VS any better for that price. The advert says it's worth £12K and I think that it high time these cars started fetching that sort of money. They've been too cheap for too long. Good ones deserve a good price and I reckon this is a good one.
I'll certainly be looking for that sort of money or more when I part with mine.
Mike

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 1 week ago #38636

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I agreed on a price with the owner but now the nephew wants £3000 more.
Out of principal I'm not prepared to give him the extra money.
I'm not sure where he gets the £12k from.
It's also interesting that it hasn't been MOTd until this year since at least 2006 according to the history.

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 5 days ago #38658

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Hi Jeremy,
No I've not looked at this one but only because it's not my first colour choice and I don't really want to start sorting out bodywork.
J.

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 5 days ago #38660

"don't really want to start sorting out bodywork"

Better look for something else then....

sorry couldn't resist :P

In all seriousness - have you considered importing one from Australia? - some of them look in amazing original condition!

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 4 days ago #38662

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Jeremy wrote: "don't really want to start sorting out bodywork"

Better look for something else then....

sorry couldn't resist :P

I was waiting for that comment.

I spoke to the guy selling the red and charcoal VS and you know when you sense something isn't quite right?
So I'm giving that one a miss.

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 3 days ago #38666

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Another

Ebay item 253043391055

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Still searching for a VS. 5 months 3 days ago #38667

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Matt wrote: Another

Ebay item 253043391055


This one looks great, certainly not £4000 worse than the other VS!

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Still searching for a VS. 4 months 4 weeks ago #38691

Too bloody right. Stick to your guns. An agreement is an agreement. Have you spoken to the lady about the price hike. After all it's hers not her nephews?

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Still searching for a VS. 4 months 4 weeks ago #38692

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I haven't to be honest, I really can't be bothered with people like that.

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Still searching for a VS. 3 months 2 weeks ago #38876

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mark groom wrote: Too bloody right. Stick to your guns. An agreement is an agreement. Have you spoken to the lady about the price hike. After all it's hers not her nephews?


Okay I did email the lady but she never replied.
I missed out on two lovely looking VS' recently, one sold for just over £2k and the other and £3k but both were 300 mile from me so I didn't get to see them, plus I'm not really keen on auctions unless the car is close by.

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