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Old Yesterday, 15:40   #6481
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Well this I think proves insanity lives on, in other parishes than those of Volvo.

Just seen this, utter madness or genius ??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285870476...YAAOSw-XxmTOQa

I err on the side of genius eccentric Q car.

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Well this I think proves insanity lives on, in other parishes than those of Volvo.

Just seen this, utter madness or genius ??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285870476...YAAOSw-XxmTOQa

I err on the side of genius eccentric Q car.

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Hmmmmmm, back in the day, people used to fit the Fiat 2.0 twin cam to these, considering the Lada was essentially a Fiat built under licence in Russia, that was more "factory".
However, a Saab 2.0 mated to an Omega gearbox would be similar.

Would make a fun Dogmobile...........
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I quite like it but I donít think they have polished a you know what!
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I quite like it but I donít think they have polished a you know what!
A Richard? As in Richard the Third...........

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It's about the right colour but with that engine/box probably goes like the proverbial off a shiny shovel!
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A Richard? As in Richard the Third...........

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It's about the right colour but with that engine/box probably goes like the proverbial off a shiny shovel!
Yes , a Richard!
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Now this one really is a ĎSeriously?í:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/156190343...mis&media=COPY

Ö £17,000 for a 240! Okay, the parts fitted are like a wish list from the custom car sweet shop: Rover V8, 5 speed gearboxÖ the list goes on. On the negative side it remains a 136,000 mile, 39 year old (so tax exempt next April - good) cooking motor car.

The seller says he has spent £60,000 on the 240 over the past 5 years, that may be the case, but is it worth £17,000 now? I suppose that depends entirely upon one perspective. It is nowhere near original, and it is a bit too good to use without it losing its show condition status, so what is the potential market? For £17,000 one could buy a much better sports car (say a 10 year old Porsche Boxster), a very nice luxury car (any number of Jaguar, BMW, MB) or a brand new hatchback, all of which would be much more reliable, safer and either faster or more economical (maybe both). What market remains? Someone with considerable expendable income and garage space that is perhaps interested in trailering the motor car to shows in Lincolnshire farmersí fields? There is one other possibility of course: someone setting out to build the ultimate parts-bin 240 (they appear in these pages from time to time - I can think of a few offhand) - for that person spending £17,000 on this motor car would be a far cheaper way of achieving the aim without bothering to do the work.

My own opinion (as if that matters) is this 240 is gauche - Iíd feel a bit embarrassed - so it certainly isnít one for me.

I canít help thinking the seller may be one of us from this excellent forum - I do hope I have not in any way offended him/her.

Ö another price drop, now it is down to £15,750 - form another orderly queue.

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Ö another price drop, now it is down to £15,750 - form another orderly queue.

I think if one were to remove the 1 at the front, a queue would not form .

Shame.☹️
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Shame.☹️
Might get two or three forming an orderly rabble if the "15" was removed..........
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From what Iíve seen, modified motor cars are always very difficult to sell. The seller says it cost £60,000 to build, that seems a lot but perhaps it is true? Clearly it is worth a great deal less than that. The market for modified cars is minuscule for some good reasons, so it is very difficult to value them. The sale of this V8 240 may be a long running saga.

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From what Iíve seen, modified motor cars are always very difficult to sell. The seller says it cost £60,000 to build, that seems a lot but perhaps it is true? Clearly it is worth a great deal less than that. The market for modified cars is minuscule for some good reasons, so it is very difficult to value them. The sale of this V8 240 may be a long running saga.

I would guess if you factored in labour costs for any work he hasn't done himself and then also his personal labour costs, it probably comes out to maybe £60k including the results of firing an expensive parts cannon at it.

However, a rough but bodily sound 240 could be picked up for about £2k, an MoT failure Lexus LS400 for ~£1k, transplant the engine and box, fitting the Volvo tailshaft extension and housing to the auto box, fabricate engine mounts to suit and whatever else needs doing, find someone to spray it at mates rates and i reckon you're into about £6k total by that time, doing it all yourself.

You'll then have a lively 250bhp V8 that looks good for a tenth of what this guy says he spent on an older engine conversion.

Someone might actually be willing to shell out most of that £6k to buy it after you've had your fun in it too!
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