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Been offered an S3 FHC..........

PostPost by: mark030358 » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:12 pm

That has had a new chassis, rebuilt engine, rebuilt brakes, suspension and gbox. Car is down to fibre glass and trim is poor with centre console missing. Any idea of the value?

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PostPost by: chicagojeff » Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:36 am

difficult to say. FHC were generally thought of as less desirable than DHC, but I think the FHC are rarer, and in general, look better.

In the US, I have seen rough cars go for 6-7, pretty good around 10-12, really nice 14-20, and outstanding in the 23-28K range. this is not scientific, just what I have observed. "Rebuilt engine" is the hardest thing to know about...it can mean a lot of different things like with any car.

good luck.
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:48 am

How does it drive?
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PostPost by: Brian Walton » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:19 am

You can always take the top off.

Not a hard job and was completed by many coupe owners in the 80's. Don't get rid of the roof!

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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:34 am

I would want to see all bills for the work.
Who did it ,what was done.
If there are no bills for a rebuilt engine all you can assume is that is an engine in ok condition that runs ok.

My money would be ?3-4000 for a basic tatty runner then start adding value for new parts engine rebuilds etc.

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