1986 328 Euro for $31.9k on eBay...

Discussion in '308/328' started by MREUS, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. MREUS

    MREUS Formula Junior
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Jul 24, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
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  3. CarbBoxer

    CarbBoxer Formula Junior

    Oct 7, 2008
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    Euro front end but has a US rear bumper with the vent strip.

    Local car to me.

    No rear hoop spoiler.

    Could be a nice buy.
  4. wazie7262

    wazie7262 Formula 3

    Feb 13, 2008
    Temecula, CA
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    This is an odd car---U.S. rear bumper and front lenses/fog lights, and Euro for the rest. What gives??
  5. Wolf539

    Wolf539 Rookie

    Jun 24, 2009
    Chicago 'burbs
    I asked the seller about the bumpers, etc. and received this response:

    "From my understanding the car has a Euro front and rear. Carfax reads of no accidents. During my 2 year ownership there were no accidents. The car is in great condition and I do not believe has ever been an any accidents."
  6. wazie7262

    wazie7262 Formula 3

    Feb 13, 2008
    Temecula, CA
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    Still...definitely odd...
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  8. chromeitcycles

    chromeitcycles Karting

    Nov 9, 2005
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    Rob Davis
    I have been thinking of buying the car as well...just not sure, sounds like a good buy. Would almost have to check the car out in person.
  9. wazie7262

    wazie7262 Formula 3

    Feb 13, 2008
    Temecula, CA
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    Could be a GREAT buy or...
  10. PoleApart

    PoleApart Formula 3

    Sep 28, 2005
    Warsaw, Poland
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    Euro wing mirrors
    Euro side indicator repeaters
    US front fog lamp/indicator units
    US front bumper with side markers
    US rear bumper with hole and side markers

    Front and rear crash damage on Euro car fixed in the US with US parts?
  11. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Jan 26, 2005
    Fullerton, California
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    Possibly. More eBay crap for "bargain" hunters.
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  13. IPF

    IPF Rookie

    Jun 15, 2009
    #10 IPF, Jul 6, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2009

    VIN (assuming it's original) corresponds to Euro indeed (digit #4: W = Euro 328; digit #8: B = LHD Euro; digits #9 and 10: 0, which wouldn't be the case if US).

    Car was likely manufactured around July 1985 (note: it's referred to as an '86 model, which is not unusual). 2 details: 66,100 km is a little over 41,000 miles (so >40k) and the correct HP number for Euro cars is 271 @ 7,000 RPM (rather than 280).

    If it checks out technically and in terms of body work, it sounds like a sharp price indeed. Quite a few of these sell for at least $ 40,000 or more (in Europe even higher than that, say € 40,000-45,000).

    A good deal then? Seems to depend on whether the accident theories above prove correct...
  14. johng

    johng Formula 3

    Oct 23, 2004
    northern va
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    john g
    i saw this car on ebay a few months ago. i checked on the seller at the time (don't know if it's the same dealer, but the car is in the same city) and some red flags popped up about some other transactions he had done. best to check into that as well.


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