Modern classics article

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Modern classics article

Post by jifflemon » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:20 pm

Picked this up today as there’s a 480 turbo article.

I’ll scan it in tomorrow but it’s nothing more than a subtle ad for the car (which I believe has been sold - it was up for 6k!)

Laughably, they say it’s one of only 3 turbo autos left! :rofl:

Last I checked, there was still at least 60 on dvla’s books!

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Re: Modern classics article

Post by Norm57 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:32 pm

Was it the white one with the faded rear lights,at a dealers down south? Well overpriced!!

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Re: Modern classics article

Post by jifflemon » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:45 pm

Didn’t see the lights, but it did look good, and with the history and low mileage, it’s definitely cheaper than trying to restore a rough one! I’m glad the cars values are going up, I’ve a huge gripe with practical classics guide which claims a perfect turbo is worth £2750. Really??? Go find me one for that and i’ll have it!

When mines finished, even if I could sell it for 6k, I’d probably be making a loss (which is just another reason why I’d never sell it!).

My gripe is purely with the article; poorly written and seems nothing more than sales pitch in disguise. I paid £4.60 for this mag, I want way more detail than a single page! :lol:

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Re: Modern classics article

Post by jifflemon » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:55 pm

as promised!

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Re: Modern classics article

Post by jifflemon » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:02 pm

Latest figures from howmanyleft.co.uk show in Q3 of 2018, there were 4 non-sunroof, and 12 sunroof turbo auto's on the road, and a total of 46 on Sorn, so where they get their " this is just one of three auto's left" from is just beyond me.... :angry:

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Re: Modern classics article

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:55 pm

that's a daft amount :?

both the £4.60 for the mag and the £6k for the car :eek:
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Re: Modern classics article

Post by jifflemon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:40 pm

The mag, yes, the car.... well, again, if it’s as good as it looks, I’d argue it’s about right. It’s the second one I’ve seen (the other being a celebration) that went for that figure.

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