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    Realistic car valuations

    I am about to embark on my favourite past time dealing with the Public. I have to sell the XK8 I just don't have the space to keep it at the moment and after last years effort to sell it I don't think I will bother with Ebay Autotrader try to suck you in with their Valuation which is
    £9,280
    which doesn't take into account my plate XK53JAG which appears to be valued at over £1k.
    Now if anyone wants to come along and give me this then that's fine but living in the real world I know that isn't going to happen.
    I don't want to give it away but I do need it gone now so I was thinking including the plate £7250 is a fair and attractive price. I am Looking at advertising it here and Classic Cars for sale the XK club and maybe the JEC.Click image for larger version. 

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    It does have a good service History I have had it serviced twice despite only doing about 2k in the last 18 months its done 91k and it did 36MPG on the trip to the Breakfast Club at Gaydon which is bonkers really

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    I am quite impressed with these people https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/, when I get fed up with mine, that's where it will go. No messing about.

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    Looks like a good price, a friend of mine recently bought an 05 one for £6k after a fair bit of hunting around. That price was mainly because they couldnt get it through mot, failed on hard to get cats, he managed to get them refurbed (not cheap) and are ok now. It's a nice clean car but still some issues to address like door locks, seat electrics, wipers etc. He knows he stiil has a fair bit to spend on it to get it up near standard. I'm sure yours would have been a contender if it had been up for sale then as he had to travel a long way to get his.
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    I'll get it advertised ready for Easter weekend in the specialist sites I just give up on Auto-trader it was the place to go to buy and sell at one point but no longer.
    Prices range from about £6.5k to £12.5k the trouble being until you see a Car you just cant tell how good or bad it is.

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    I find it very easy to buy cars...

    But very difficult the sell the buggers!

    I'll never,ever,make a motor trader!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E30MW View Post
    I find it very easy to buy cars...

    But very difficult the sell the buggers!

    I'll never,ever,make a motor trader!

    same here I just have little patience with people who can't make up their mind or don't have the money in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnandhisjags View Post
    same here I just have little patience with people who can't make up their mind or don't have the money in the first place.

    hence my specialist auction suggestion John.

    I have never used E Bay, have used and been pleased with Autotrader in the past - but not for quite a few years now. What has gone wrong with it?

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    Auto trader try to suck you in with high values in particular with part exchange Values. However very few if any Car retailers even bother replying and those who do dont get anywhere near the Valuation Auto trader put on your Car. Selling the XJs in the past hasnt been too bad as I guess they are quite a specialist Car and attract buyers who do know what they want.

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    The Autotraders valuation isn't compulsory, it's just a guideline to you from average prices of same cars bud.

    Put your own price.

    You'll get a far wider audience from Autotrader.

    With Autotrader you get people calling you, so they are more likely to buy even if you get one or two tyre kickers.

    eBay doesn't force bidders to buy and doesn't penalise them, and many walk away despite winning the bid.

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    the Auto trader price is designed to get you to advertise with them. Take a look at any Car get a Valuation of their site and then look at the Classifieds they are way out.
    Actually had contact with someone who is interested in it last year so fingers crossed I may not even have to deal with a single member of the public.
    If I had space I would keep it ,it drives perfectly and looks great. The only thing I might do is have the Bonnet resprayed its has one too many chips on it but other than that it looks great.

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