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Old Dec 28th, 2021, 09:37   #41
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The blurb is a bit flowery. Notwithstanding the issues raised above I can see rot and evidence of at least a partial repaint, so I'm curious as to how the seller reckons its one of the "best ones around"?
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The blurb is a bit flowery. Notwithstanding the issues raised above I can see rot and evidence of at least a partial repaint, so I'm curious as to how the seller reckons its one of the "best ones around"?
You mean the 'Stunning 240 Estate'? We have all thought that since August when the owner was trying to hawk it on this forum for £9,000. Rikvdub wouldn't listen to any advice, and became very rude (see above).

I would not be surprised if this motor car does not even get an opening bid at public auction.

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F636TOO, the “Stunner” , it’s on CC .

£5500 a snip.


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F636TOO, the “Stunner” , it’s on CC .

£5500 a snip.


Good work Batman!

PS. That is certainly the one, same MoT history (the MoT runs out in 3 weeks):

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VOLVO 240
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Colour
Red
Fuel type
Petrol
Date registered
21 June 1989
MOT valid until
25 January 2022

Date tested
11 January 2021
PASS
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Mileage
129,907 miles
MOT test number
6148 9607 3501
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Expiry date
25 January 2022
Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage pin or bush worn but not resulting in excessive movement (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Nearside Front Wheel bearing has slight play (5.1.3 (a) (i))

PPS. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1402516
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F636TOO, the “Stunner” , it’s on CC .

£5500 a snip.


Dalmatian Andrew, well spotted!
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I have just had a thought: I wonder whether Rikvdub drops in to this forum to have a look as a guest from time to time? I doesn't matter of course, he would be welcome to read the comments, and might even take some of the advice.

He has an odd sales strategy at the moment: marketing the motor car at a fixed price on C&C whilst simultaneously conducting a no-reserve auction starting at £3,500 on eBay. I can't help thinking that says 'I'm just sticking my finger in the wind at £5,500, but I'll take £3,500'. Surely if someone was looking for an overpriced 30 year old cooking 240 with a few problems on C&C they would check out eBay at the same time (that is what I would do)?

I think we may see this one being advertised (certainly on C&C as he has already paid for the ad, maybe on eBay from time to time) for a while. I notice the motor car has been advertised on C&C since 16 November, so 6 weeks already, but the eBay ad is much more recent - perhaps Rikvdub is learning about the true value of 30 year old vehicles.

If Rikvdub is listening it would be nice to hear from him (cordially though).

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It’s also on Facebook Market place for £4850.
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It’s also on Facebook Market place for £4850.
Gosh! He is going for the shotgun effect. Started at £9,000 and now simultaneously £5,500, £4,850 and £3,500. Surely that just looks desperate.
I sort of have a feeling the motor car is only worth around £3,000.
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Default How-to: sell the best Volvo 240 Estate.

Step 1: Identify the selling places.
Step 2: For each selling place, think of a number.
Step 3: Pick a figure and selling place at random from Steps 1 and 2.
Step 4: Throw together an advert using the combination from Step 3.
Step 5: Hope nobody does what people on this thread have done by cross-referencing the various sites you've used in Step 4.

What could possibly go wrong with this strategy? No, do not answer that question.
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Theres a saloon 240 currently advertised on this very forum that looks cleanish, unmessed with, has an apparently honest description (admits welding is required), and is only £2k asking price.

That being the case why would anyone pay nearly double for a wagon with all the various questions about its spec, identity and provenance? After all, if we believe what we read it was recently sold for 9 grand so what is wrong with it that it is so soon being hawked about with a change of identity at different, lower prices?
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