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    Default HUGE price adjustment on the SMG R75V8

    If you were eagerly waiting for the (20 miles only) Rover 75 V8 at SMG Hursley Hill to drop into an even remotely affordable price range ... think again.

    From the 'Complete List of 260s For Sale' today:

    First listed in 2008
    13/07/2020 Increased in price from 29,995 to 34,995
    19/02/2021 Increased in price from 34,995 to 39,995

    2008 Rover 75 V8 Connoisseur SE, Platinum Gold, 20 miles, 39,995, VIN #702
    https://www.hursleyhillgarage.co.uk/...752/#top-image
    Explain please. My brain hurts !

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    Last edited by David; 19-02-2021 at 10:35 AM.

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    I see it went up from 29995 to 34995, but 40K??? Mind you most of the cars there are expensive
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive
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    2004 MGZT cdti Poseidon
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    It's obvious really. It's attracting very rare earth elements as it's standing idle and will become a source of incredibly rich base metals.........one day! They've obviously got their heads screwed on at Hursley Hill, what an investment opportunity.



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    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
    Commission Number: 24468.
    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
    CICode: D1511.
    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

    65th ZT-T 260SE to be made out of 114.
    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

    Manufactured in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    It's obvious really. It's attracting very rare earth elements as it's standing idle and will become a source of incredibly rich base metals.........one day! They've obviously got their heads screwed on at Hursley Hill, what an investment opportunity.



    Nich.
    Makes sense. Wish I had the education you did, Nich, but sadly without your obviously exceptional level of intellect, it would have been wasted on this simple wretched soul anyway. I always thought "base metal" was what Duff McKagan from Guns N' Roses churned out (or maybe Lead Zeppelin?).



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    I think you will find that should be Led Zep David. Thank goodness for my Universitee Edukashun.

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    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
    Commission Number: 24468.
    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
    CICode: D1511.
    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

    65th ZT-T 260SE to be made out of 114.
    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

    Manufactured in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nich View Post
    I think you will find that should be Led Zep David. Thank goodness for my Universitee Edukashun.

    Nich.
    New dat! "Lead" is heavy metal and base metal, see. Suttle joke, bro. Gotcha !!!!!

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    Some one I know went to see him with 90% of the price of the car in cash. He was expecting to get a deal as it had been for sale for so long. He was basically told it is the price as advertised or no sale and there was no chance he would service or give any warranty for the money. With a week the price had increased to 35k. My guess he actually does not want to sell it or maybe is hoping it will one day be worth a lot of money.

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    I tried to do a deal way back in 2010?.The guy is a Dreamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCP440 View Post
    maybe is hoping it will one day be worth a lot of money.

    Steve
    It just won't. Ever. Sorry to say it, but these cars are not so desirable any more. Think about the hassle of keeping an old BMW going, or restoring it. Even with the clout of BMW parts over the years and all the re-manufacturers its STILL a pain to keep and maintain. This seller is clearly an absolute clown, give it another 10 years and all of the rubbers will need attention. Who in their right mind would take that on!?

    Things are going to be even more of a frustration with petrol cars, now electrics are making leaps and bounds every single year. We are SO close to that turning point where electric becomes almost the mainstream, certainly within the next 5 years IMO. I'd take a Porsche Taycan or an Audi E-tron sportback over anything petrol right now. I love the sound of V8's, but as I've got older I find noise to be absolutely irritating, and I love how quiet the electrics are. Some of the ones Ive driven have been so fast they actually give me a real adrenaline rush like a rollercoaster.

    Certainly in Scotland, basically 100% of domestic power is renewable now, so we are not far off being 100% self sustaining and I for one would rather drive electric charged from wind over a petrol car.

    I can never get over just how fast things change in todays world, a while ago I laughed my ass off with the 2030 gov announcement, but given the change of pace, its actually looking possible charging infrastructure dependent of course.

    Just who would buy a car like the one in this thread at anywhere close to whats it's been advertised at, I cannot fathom. Its a shame, but it seems destined to sit there forever more. The guy must surely be sick of the sight of it by now, hasn't it been for sale for about 6 years?

    Edit: LOL the guy has got a crappy silver 1.8 ZR up for 10k! No-one can take this garage seriously, the owner must be on some sort of tribal hallucinogen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by T16 View Post
    ... hasn't it been for sale for about 6 years? ...
    At least 13. Probably a bit longer; I wasn't looking at them in 2006/7

    David

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