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Old 26 June 2018, 09:57 PM   #31  
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Buying or selling is always a nightmare I blame certain auction site

Im in the opposite boat as want to sell but cant face the hassle of no hopers and wannabe test drivers that have no actual interest in buying just a fun day out in a Scooby

Last time I tried A so called potential buyer turn up took it for a drive and all his giggling mate did was film him on his phone from the back seat surprise surprise no further communication from them was not amused
I would not have been a happy bunny at that at all.
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Old 26 June 2018, 10:38 PM   #32  
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Personally I think you'd be nuts to even consider parting 10k+ for an old original Type R. Seem's to me like you are more worried about paintwork and corrosion, which is very understandable but don't forget, a 19/20 year old original engine running sub-300bhp is going to be a bit tired, as will the rest of the drivetrain and suspension too seeing as it appears you are looking for something 'original'.



I've always said a clean classic shell with newage running gear are the cars that should be fetching good money, you have better reliability whilst still retaining the classic body. With that being said I wouldn't rule out finding a relatively good shell / car that needs some work and go from there.
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Old 27 June 2018, 10:05 PM   #33  
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re-read my post and you'll maybe gain an accurate understanding
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Old 27 June 2018, 10:12 PM   #34  
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Is this any good?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/subaru-im....c100290.m3507
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Old 27 June 2018, 10:53 PM   #35  
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I saw it two weeks ago..it's an absolute nail..The heavily photoshopped pics seem to have been taken a long time ago...
It has a very cheap paint job with external trim hanging off..The skirts don't fit and the rubber gaskets can be pulled out (the passenger skirt doesn't even touch the body work at the front)..The roof rails don't fit and have gap between the plastic and bodywork. The driver's side skirt wasn't prepped prior to painting so you can see a very poor service beneath the paint
The rubber seals are perished and weren't replaced when the respray was done..The bonnet doesn't fit properly..
There is orange peel every where, the boot is dented with cracked paint...The interior, with the exception of the cracked dashboard, is from a newage 4 door..therefore the A pillar and door trim is an appalling fit...The wheels are heavily kerbed.
There is no paperwork for the rebuild and no service history.
Two of the Lamco gauges don't work, it is on cheap tyres...
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Old 28 June 2018, 09:30 AM   #36  
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Lol ok, does look nice on pictures though. Sounds over priced.
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Old 28 June 2018, 01:05 PM   #37  
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Lol ok, does look nice on pictures though. Sounds over priced.
it looks amazing in the pictures..that's why i wasted a 350 mile round trip to look at it..
I think the pics must have been taken a few years ago..they are also very obviously photoshopped..the colours are too saturated..Take it from me, it looks NOTHING like that in the flesh..It's tatty...very tatty.
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Old 29 June 2018, 11:12 PM   #38  
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This looks tidy with no daft add on bits

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...sion-6/8813777

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Old 02 July 2018, 09:34 PM   #39  
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This looks tidy with no daft add on bits

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...sion-6/8813777

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yeah, i spoke to him a few days ago and am still awaiting some additional pics...In the meantime i did some research about SVA imports and they seem to have a very bad reputation for selling R grades etc and having very poor customer service..The chap on the phone didn't seem too happy, but then again, if i had to talk to me, i wouidn't be happy either..
I don't know if there's any paperwork for the FMIC etc..Im assuming that it might have had some other work done because the pipe is big enough to hide in.
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Old 03 July 2018, 04:46 PM   #40  
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This looks tidy with no daft add on bits

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...sion-6/8813777

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Good grief. I paid 21,000 for a brand new STi6 Type R back in 2001. 12,500.00 is a bit optimistic.
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Old 09 August 2018, 11:15 PM   #41  
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visited SVA years ago every 2 door had been painted i asked why i was told all cars they had in stock where original/unpainted they said all cars need some TLC and 99% of the stock have paint before sale as cars get scratched in transit (BS)

the company they use for bodywork must employ Ray Charles
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Old 10 August 2018, 11:59 AM   #42  
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only one solution really - get a non runner and start from scratch - im pretty sure most guys on here have either looked after their cars from the start, paid good money for clean imports/examples, or spent money restoring classics.

i tried to sell mine a few years ago, but looking back it was a sh*t heap. rusty arches, badly fitting panels etc. Knowing that and what people are askin for classic STIs nowadays you'll be hard tasked to find a clean example with no rust or hidden problems that someone will part with for less than 10k.. and if they are.. what are they hiding?

If i was to start again (with what ive spent on my car and its nowhere near most guys on here's standards), id buy a 3 door RA rolling shell and build from the bottom up.

either that or stump up large bills for a ready made one.

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Old 10 August 2018, 12:32 PM   #43  
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[QUOTE=Ash Webster;12021908id buy a 3 door RA rolling shell and build from the bottom up.

either that or stump up large bills for a ready made one.

good luck

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which is what i did...
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here it is
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That's lovely, really nice looking car
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Old 10 August 2018, 12:53 PM   #46  
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That's lovely, really nice looking car
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