Re: Audi S1 Exige : 350bhp : 1 Owner from new
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:28 pm
Hey Ade - I know the car your referring to and it did appear a nice buy for whoever won it. Find another right now at £30kade wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:13 pmOn CC there was a 340r (Honda powered) for sale in France, still appeared to be UK registered, I was not able to bid as I could not guarantee collection within 7 days due to covid transportation issues.gonein60seconds wrote: ↑Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:01 pmIt’s up for sale for only a couple of K more than it achieved (with fees) on CC, hopefully it’ll find a good home soon.
Re original v VHPD it’s difficult isn’t it. Clearly some of the modified cars have been developed at huge cost into in effect better cars than the original, but they don’t demand the price always.
That said I think it comes down to the quality of the conversion and end product. In some cases given many were built up back when Exige’s didn’t have the values of right now, they were just focused on the mechanicals for the track experience. The aesthetic/quality of paint/finish wasn’t a priority and that does impact values now.
Benja’s car comes to mind as one where it’s converted but the standard is impeccable and I’m sure it’d be up there at the top end of any S1 Exige value wise. I don’t know the chaps name but the Red Exige with the covered headlights being another.
I do think any car where you want top £ it’s got to be 100% in all directions.
Slightly off topic but I’m looking for a 340r currently and one ultra spec car, with tiny miles, perfect condition sold for >£50k. Now nearly every 340r is priced at that figure, regardless of condition, Miles etc. There is a CAT recorded car on autotrader at that price. I just think expectations get a bit jaded.
Though it’s likely I’m probably jaded as I’m a buyer (for a 340r) right now not a seller which impacts my view !
To say I was gutted was an understatement it went for less than I was prepared to bid