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so you are in the market for a very special car and decide to go the franchise route for peace of mind....how much do you reckon you can spend and still be taken for a clunt by buying a previously damaged car?

guess the car / franchise / price, i'll update later.

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I guess it’s not a £2999 Focus but nothing would surprise me. I’m afraid greed and/or incompetence are in every walk of life, even present in car main dealer groups! :lol:

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9 minutes ago, BHM said:

I guess it’s not a £2999 Focus but nothing would surprise me. I’m afraid greed and/or incompetence are in every walk of life, even present in car main dealer groups! :lol:

strangely bhm if you ad a digit on the front and back of 2999 you will be nearly bang on, this one's a shocker.:o

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49 minutes ago, Contracts said:

Ferrari / JCT / £200k

good shout, ferrari / franchise / not JCT, £129k, advertised as an approved used car, they have declared it has had a new front wing and bumper.:lol:

the story - car was damaged whilst in for work, the result being they pay out to the client and put it right in house.

fast forward a potential new buyer - makes a request on a ferrari forum if anyone knows the car, last owner recognises it as his old car and confirms it has had a whole new front end forward of the windcreen,:blink: i guess they had parts at cost and took the labour on the chin.

12/62 458, rosso,9k miles.

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Hazard a guess,Stratstone Pendragon. Could be waiting for a 70 grand per week footballer to come along who would not be put off by a new front end ?

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6 hours ago, trade vet said:

Hazard a guess,Stratstone Pendragon. Could be waiting for a 70 grand per week footballer to come along who would not be put off by a new front end ?

Mind you, the potential new buyer wasn’t bothered until he found out because, by the sounds of it, he was clearly unaware. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

Looking at the type of owners these cars attract nowadays & the traffic lights Grand Prix they participate in I’d be surprised if half of them haven’t been nailed back together at some point.

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8 hours ago, trade vet said:

Hazard a guess,Stratstone Pendragon. Could be waiting for a 70 grand per week footballer to come along who would not be put off by a new front end ?

not for me to say, but if you are familiar with ww2 bombers its that one:ph34r:

most the numpty footballers have their own buyer these days (an ex footballer) who specialises in buying on their behalf so they don't get royally mugged.

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On 6/30/2020 at 5:31 AM, awc1000 said:

good shout, ferrari / franchise / not JCT, £129k, advertised as an approved used car, they have declared it has had a new front wing and bumper.:lol:

the story - car was damaged whilst in for work, the result being they pay out to the client and put it right in house.

fast forward a potential new buyer - makes a request on a ferrari forum if anyone knows the car, last owner recognises it as his old car and confirms it has had a whole new front end forward of the windcreen,:blink: i guess they had parts at cost and took the labour on the chin.

12/62 458, rosso,9k miles.

Just export it, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia would take it, try one of the big parallel importers, some even have premium Franchises alongside their grey market business.....

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On 6/30/2020 at 4:56 PM, BHM said:

Looking at the type of owners these cars attract nowadays & the traffic lights Grand Prix they participate in I’d be surprised if half of them haven’t been nailed back together at some point.

Couldn't agree with you more.................

I know a guy in Kent who owns a large body shop, does nothing but buy Lambo's, Rarri's, Porker's, R8's and lots of other completely trashed exotica and stitch that junk back together, he's extremely good at it ;)

The man earns a very very decent living doing just that ;)

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