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LHD B10 V8S How much!!

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 am    Post subject: LHD B10 V8S How much!! Reply with quote

https://www.seymourpope.com/used-vehicle-details/ALPINA-E39-B10-U137/

Highest price yet for a V8S Shocked


Dealer in cloud cuckoo land methinks.
Can't even get the production numbers correct Naughty no one knows how many of the 88 for the Japanese market were actually produced.
Also fitted with a very naff after market Sat Nav Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpinaís do seem to attract some crazy prices, more so than most manufacturers it seems. I put it down to the dealer putting the rarity of these cars as a huge excuse for bumping the asking price up.
I have always thought that rarity doesnít always guarantee a high value in respect of the majority of our cars. Maybe I was wrong 🤔
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course when we want to sell rarity is a good excuse for higher price but when we want to buy it counts for nothing. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its price reflects its low mileage as well as its rarity. The advert is also stating no accident damage, another price add-on factor. Basically if you don't ask you don't get.

Everything is collectible that isn't made any more as there is a defined quantity on the market. Desirability then dictates price, which is why there are Ferrari owners that play the game well who can run a car for two years for next to nothing, so long as they can invest the original capital. E39 owners will need to be more patient for them to make big money regardless of condition / mileage but rest assured the day will come. Remember I bought my B10 3.3 Touring and sold it over 2 years later for £250 less than the £11,000 I had paid for it and I had an alternator and rear brakes as the only costs aside from petrol, oil and insurance. The guy that bought it was a crew member on a tanker so I assume he's kept the miles down as well as I did so he's probably capable of making on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it overpriced?
As a LHD car, the market is significantly larger and given mileage and condition itís well priced given the European pricing of such vehicles.

Agree on the Nav unit though. Also shame the interior spec is pretty basic. Extended leather is a must on a V8S IMHO.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with Japanese imports is that they are hard to prove that the mileage is genuine and many cars seem to get a haircut enroute to Europe! This has been discussed with the B7 for sale forever at Kahnís, another low mileage Japanese import.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a LHD drive car being sold in the UK, who would pay a premium for a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't look over priced compared with what's on offer in Europe.
Low Kilometers + weak pound might temp someone over.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BarryM wrote:
It's a LHD drive car being sold in the UK, who would pay a premium for a car with the steering wheel on the wrong side?


Most of Europe will.
A collectable LHD car for sale here attracts a big market. I cannot speak on the value of these Japanese imports, but a discerning buyer will always buy with eyes wide open and on the merits, condition and provenance of the example.
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