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Carbed Boxer for $88K???

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by American Pie, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. American Pie

    American Pie Karting

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  3. finnerty

    finnerty F1 World Champ

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    #2 finnerty, Sep 29, 2009
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    I would say the buyer got a "very good deal", but I wouldn't say the car was "stolen"....

    Then again, I'm not one of the zealots out there who ever thought Boxers were worth 120-150K, in recent years, either ;)

    So, IMHO, the car was worth maybe 95-100K --- the buyer got it for 88K --- not a radical disparity.

    FLAME SUIT ON.... Boxer fans !!!
     
  4. JTR

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    To each his own, some guys like them, and some don't.

    That looks like a nice car, and sounds like the owner kept it up. But at 88K I'll bet he's not smiling.

    John
     
  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    That's indeed a good deal, probably for both sides....

    Sounds like a very nice car, plastic still on the sills, low mileage and all that...

    And the number of people walking around with $100K of Mad Money willing to pull it out of the pocket and blow it, is falling by the day....
     
  6. 308gts79

    308gts79 Formula Junior

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    This one for $88K and another one for $78K a few months ago, both on eBay. If the buyers gone through the PPI and everything looks good, I think they are good deals.
     
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  8. jlonmark

    jlonmark F1 Rookie

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    I guess with Boxers now in the $7x,xxx - $8x,xxx range, Testarossas are coming down as well.... Maybe the $3x,xxx range isn't too far away for a nice one. Who would have thought. Obviously there are exceptions to the rules and you can never overpay for a perfect car.
     
  9. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    ebay is NO place to sell a boxer...nor is barrett jackson either. as i have said in previous threads, peter sweeney @ forza motors indicated to me that boxers are $100 k for drivers and work their way up.

    ebay is a great place to steal a good boxer with no reserve. don't expect bill noon @ symbolic or brandon lawrence to offer a good car for that money.
     
  10. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    so by your thinking, the floor is approx $70k and the ceiling is around $80k...ok.
     
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  12. LightGuy

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    Provided its mint.
    ;)
     
  13. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    david, goes without saying!
     
  14. donv

    donv Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Nice looking car, doesn't appear to have books or tools, almost certainly no California BAR sticker, tires look like the Goodyears which were on my car when I bought it-- which were not high speed rated.

    Given all of that, assuming the PPI checks out, I'd say it was a good, but not screaming, buy.
     
  15. Drew Altemara

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    Is this the type of car those folks would buy, fix the little things, have a compression test done and on hand, and then resell at their dealership. I would if I were them.

    Drew Altemara
     
  16. blown daytona

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    Always loved those cars (first F-car I ever drove back in the eighties) I guess more and more people dont have the $$$ to buy these cars and prices will continue to fall.
     
  17. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The Boxer is a small niche market of buyers, guys (and I knew one girl) of a "certain age"......
     
  18. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    ...and much like the Testarossa, the purchase price has to be backed up with a hefty budget for service, and/or deferred maintenance
     
  19. rimoore

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    I recently sold one just under 140K. There are still buyers out there who will pay for clean cars. We spent over 20K on the service making it right.
     
  20. rimoore

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  21. MS250

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    i suspect once he finds out the carbs are original and gets his first bill...he'll wished he had 120 in cash in the bank ;).......all these damn pictures look nice, i havent seen a ferrari from 5 feet away on a pic i havent liked yet :D
     
  22. boxndoc1

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    Without knowing anything else it appears to have been a very good deal, carb boxers will always be sort after if they are in good shape and this low mile car appears to be just that> perhaps he was just in the right place at the right time. i for one would not buy a car via ebay one wonders what research they did? Anyway i like my fuel inj bbi just turn the key once!
     
  23. geno berns

    geno berns F1 Rookie

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    The deal fell apart, as the buyer was French and is having issues with getting the car imported.
     
  24. finnerty

    finnerty F1 World Champ

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    That's strange. Usually, the problems are with going the other way (into the US or a more restrictive country). France is pretty liberal with vehicle importing and registration.
     
  25. 330GT2+2

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    talked to the owner as I was close on the bidding....car is paid for and shipped out earlier this week.....oh well.........
     
  26. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    to europe?
     
  27. 330GT2+2

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    I believe so..FYI, my '67 Hemi GTX just went to Germany
     

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