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 Post subject: CGT wannabe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:33 pm 
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I'm sorry if this is owned by someone on here. But the advert really makes me chuckle as it has all the hallmarks of why a few members of this club get protective of CGT reps not getting finished plus a few car sale classic comments which get some backlash https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1221441

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Was running and driving like a dream before been parked up last autumn.

But it'll run/not run like it now when selling

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Needs a new fuel pump

As per comment above, no chance of checking if the engine runs or indeed it is lacking more

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Should pass MOT easily

No it won't, it doesn't run, drive, turn or stop. Or sell it with an MoT

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Has the 924 Carrera GT body kit fitted

Great. All the looks and no go, literally in not running and an NA engine not turbo

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Engine bay is excellent which makes me believe the 26500 Mls are genuine, and gearbox shifts like new.

If genuine miles, then the car was too good to slap a CGT kit on? Probably 126k. No chance of checking the gearbox. It doesn't run

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Original 924 Carrera GT are worth £80,000 now !

Yep, because its genuinely rare, full fat turbo power and looks from the factory, runs, turns, stops, doesn't need paint, has Mot, has Fuchs, has a proper gearbox not auto, has full sports interior......etc. Not a fair comparison.

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I am adding a picture how it will look with a respray.

Yep, another £5k of spending to get the body right and then paint it.

Sorry, its not a moan, just observations and how the comments of this advert looks in my eyes. Written to enhance the sale but opens up a can of worms on the flip side. And yes, I'd have written it differently to help sell what it has, not what hasn't. Consider the flip side when writing your advert when selling.

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 Post subject: Re: CGT wannabe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:12 pm 
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All 100% valid points.

Flip side of course is:

If the owner had simply left the car as original and spent the money to get it in great shape instead of spending the cash on what is now a non running half finished project I suspect they would have sold it on happily for the 2.5k they're asking.

We all have dreams and ideas which is fine but seeing them through is usually the hard part.

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 Post subject: Re: CGT wannabe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:02 pm 
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This thing has been kicking around for so long it must be rooted to the ground, don't see any mad rush to build it up into one of these expensive replicas

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 Post subject: Re: CGT wannabe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:30 pm 
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Absolutely spot on Steve. We should just direct members to this thread instead of explaining everything again.

I think it's the worst type of 924 to try to convert to a CGT rep. Gold, brown and tan with a 2.0 n/a and auto box? That needs to just stay in the 70's and be driven for what it was. It doesn't suit the 80's muscle look of the CGT at all.

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 Post subject: Re: CGT wannabe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:52 pm 
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I don’t think doing a replica is a bad thing but, the biggest failing is the lack of understanding of what’s required before taking on the project?
How easy does it sound to ‘just fit the rear arches’?
Nearly drove me to distraction :roll:
Just look at the pigs ear of a job on this car.....

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