That feeling when you see you old car on eBay!

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cctesta

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It’s a strange feeling when you see your car that you traded in 3 years ago on EBay. I ordered this car in 2013 from Bristol Mercedes and was the first registered keeper. To see the new grill and boot spoiler on it makes me feel a bit 🤢. Still, the wheels I had refurbished before I traded it in look good 👍🏻
 
I recently saw my old RS4 for sale on collecting cars and its a strange feeling.
My car looked exactly the same as when I had it even though 3 people have owned it after me. I was tempted to place a bid but I had to remind myself why I sold it in the first place. It’s a good thing i’m not rich, otherwise I’d still have all the cars I’ve bought through out the years 😄
 
My wife recently found the exact VW camper van her mum and dad had back in 1964. It was still on the original plate. It had been resprayed and refitted.
It had been sold by the time she had found it, may of been nice to have bought it, but I expect the day to day reality of ownership may have diminished its rose tinted specs appeal.
 
My wife recently found the exact VW camper van her mum and dad had back in 1964. It was still on the original plate. It had been resprayed and refitted.
It had been sold by the time she had found it, may of been nice to have bought it, but I expect the day to day reality of ownership may have diminished its rose tinted specs appeal.
That’s brilliant!! From so long ago, too!
 
About five years ago both my ex TVRs, a Griffith 500 and a V8S, were advertised for sale on PH at the same time. I would imagine the odds of that happening were pretty long, each being a private sale.

It made me feel a bit nostalgic and wishing I had kept one of them.
 
Hi , an old school friend of mine had two 4 litre racing Bentley's on British Racing Green.

He pretty well have both cars away !
 
I'm getting that same feeling again now 😁. My old S600 is up for sale but now it's even better as it has an S65AMG engine 😎

 
My wife recently found the exact VW camper van her mum and dad had back in 1964. It was still on the original plate. It had been resprayed and refitted.
It had been sold by the time she had found it, may of been nice to have bought it, but I expect the day to day reality of ownership may have diminished its rose tinted specs appeal.
Would the seller reach out to the buyer with your story ?

There could be a deal to be made
 
About 15 years ago I was browsing the classic car mags in W.H.Smug.... as you did. My wife's red Alfa 1750 Spyder (JGF 72K) was in a photo ad by the Alfa specialist in Norfolk. I really wanted to buy it back. Sadly they had already taken a deposit before the mag was published. Megabux now.
 
My old Toyota Amazon has been up for sale twice on eBay but I wouldn't want it back. The guy who bought it from me trashed it - bits of trim ripped off, spotlights full of water, diff lockers ruined. The chap who bought it off him has done his best to put it back to the way it used to be but some abuse. you can't undo.
 
About two or three years ago I found my brother's Peugeot 208 GTI 30th (one of 20 white ones in the country) for sale with a car dealer down south. The temptation to buy it back was there but given the price they were asking it was clearly starting to appreciate. Probably one car he should have kept but the crashy Peugeot Sport suspension took its toll on him and bought a CLS. From one extreme to the other in terms of comfort!
 
When we arrived in NZ in 1997, cars were 2.5X the price they were overseas. My cars were in the country but would take months to get on the road. So I came across an auction house with this 66 Mini no one wanted. It had been sold new in NZ and was completely original, no mods that I could see, just repairs and upkeep. Coming from a G-Wagon, it was quite a spacial transition. This photo is quite a trip down memory lane. We had just planted the olive trees. I should take a photo from the same position now.

We drove the Mini for years, but increasingly, every 6 month inspection became more expensive, and when my wife picked it up after the inspection and the brakes failed 400 metres down the road, going down a hill, I garaged it.

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Several years later, I pulled it out, but the damp had taken its toll. It miserably failed its inspection, and the undercarriage was a taggers mess of fluorescent pink paint


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So I put it up for auction as-is, with full disclosure of the reasons it failed its warrant of fitness. From recollection I got a few hundred dollars.

A couple years later, it came back on the auction site for significantly higher money. It had been restored as a Goth car. Iron cross steering wheel. shag upholstery, it was off the charts.

But, it had been saved. All the rust had been repaired, a major restoration had been undertaken.

So, while it was not my taste, I was glad to see it still lived. I wonder where it is today.
 
Once sold my mr2 turbo on eBay then a few months later I was selling spare parts I had on the mr2 forum and parts I had on the mr2 turbo I sold was all advertised on the same forum, turned out he stripped down the car and sold it for parts
 
If a couple of my old cars popped up on eBay now I’d actually have trouble affording them.

You had a Cossie back in the IIRC?
 

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