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Old 01-10-2015, 01:32 AM   #1
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It's not a for sale thread and haven't decided to sell it yet but wanted some advice on what it would be worth

It's a h reg 4x4 saph Cossie
Genuine 64000 miles
Only welding it ever had done was a new wing fitted
Stage 3 200 block original engine
Good condition Escos wheels and new tyres
Uprated hoses and engine mounts
Airtec 500 cooler
Mint cloth rainbow interior
Full history and every old mot
Mongoose exhaust and poly bushed all round
Prob more I've forgotten
The body works not great, has various dents up the drivers side and is painted in citrine yellow and faded in places.

Me and the other half been talking of late and I can't really afford to run it anymore and the upkeep on it is impossible for me at the moment so it's just sat in the garage gathering dust.

Just wondering what u guys think if I decided to advertise it at some point what could I realistically ask for it? I know it would be worth a lot more in bits but don't have the time or premises to do this.

Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks chaps
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It's not a for sale thread and haven't decided to sell it yet but wanted some advice on what it would be worth

It's a h reg 4x4 saph Cossie
Genuine 64000 miles
Only welding it ever had done was a new wing fitted
Stage 3 200 block original engine
Good condition Escos wheels and new tyres
Uprated hoses and engine mounts
Airtec 500 cooler
Mint cloth rainbow interior
Full history and every old mot
Mongoose exhaust and poly bushed all round
Prob more I've forgotten
The body works not great, has various dents up the drivers side and is painted in citrine yellow and faded in places.

Me and the other half been talking of late and I can't really afford to run it anymore and the upkeep on it is impossible for me at the moment so it's just sat in the garage gathering dust.

Just wondering what u guys think if I decided to advertise it at some point what could I realistically ask for it? I know it would be worth a lot more in bits but don't have the time or premises to do this.

Would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks chaps
Have you not notticed the major decline in saffs being broke, this is because they're now worth more complete
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I think the colour will be a put off for most as folk paying strong money want originality.
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I was thinking that aswell mate about the colour, I'd stab a guess at 6-7k as that seems to be the average price for a usable 4x4. If it was its original colour probs quite a bit more.

Just remember they are only getting dearer so this may be the last chance you've got of owning one but like you says you don't drive it anyway so what's the point I suppose.
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Have you not notticed the major decline in saffs being broke, this is because they're now worth more complete
About bloody time it annoys me seeing minters ripped to bits Even though I know it's helping others stay on the road.
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I was thinking that aswell mate about the colour, I'd stab a guess at 6-7k as that seems to be the average price for a usable 4x4. If it was its original colour probs quite a bit more.

Just remember they are only getting dearer so this may be the last chance you've got of owning one but like you says you don't drive it anyway so what's the point I suppose.
That's the only thing that's stopping me selling it at the moment as I know I'll never be able to afford another one. I prob use it once or twice a month in the summer but that's about it and the odd dry day in the winter
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If it were mine id hold on to it save for an paint job not top dollar like return to original colour clean it up you'd get closer to 10
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The ones advertised on ebay are the snotters that never seem to sell for their over inflated asking price. To fetch a premium people want low mileage, low owners original cars.

i'd hazard a guess at between 4-5k if you actually wanted to sell it, or put it on ebay where it will probably make 7k but nobody will actually turn up!
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If it were mine id hold on to it save for an paint job not top dollar like return to original colour clean it up you'd get closer to 10
Yeah I had thought about it but we're currently saving to move house (rented) and that a couple of grand to move, then after that we've got a family holiday to save for every year. I'm thinking more and more I have to sell it but it will kill me to do it. My mates got a 323ci Bmw 3 door with all the m series bits on it really nice, he's said if
I sell the Cossie then he'll let me have the Bmw for £1k!! Probably get bored of the Bmw within a week. It's hard to justify spending money on it, for example it really needs a new throttle body at a cost of around £150 second hand, not big money at all but considering that money would come out of our weekly bill and shopping money to fix a car I never bloody use then it's hard to justify spending it. I'm 2 months overdue the oil change as I can't justify spending £40 out of a weeks wages for the oil! It's daft really like living beyond my means. I'm just so passionate about Cossies that I know if I ever saw another one after selling it then I'd be gutted. May just leave it in the garage until a day in the future when I have some spare money and sort it out then.

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4-5k maybe but for the cost of a little bodywork and some paint you'd get closer to 10k id have thought, got to be worth doing before you sell it
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4-5k maybe but for the cost of a little bodywork and some paint you'd get closer to 10k id have thought, got to be worth doing before you sell it
I've had a quote for the body work and respray and looking at £3,500 :-(
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Your best bet is to sit on it. Lock it up and forget about it. If you still like cosworths if you sell it now chances are your never replace it. Save a bit here and there and go back to it in a few years
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Your best bet is to sit on it. Lock it up and forget about it. If you still like cosworths if you sell it now chances are your never replace it. Save a bit here and there and go back to it in a few years
Yeah we had thought about this. It looks like we may be getting a new house in the near future without a garage so may have to try and find a secure dry lockup for it again. It would honestly break my heart to sell it and I know for 100% id
Never ever be able to afford another. Oh well something to think
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Does it really cost you that much just sat there?

I've got an Impreza sat in my garage that I don't use but it doesn't cost me anything sat there. Being as it's the last of the classic shape and an STI it's gone up noticeably since I've owned it.

I think you've got an opportunity to get good money back for your Cosworth in a few years. Sorn it, work on it when you can, save up for a respray and get it back to OE. Look at it as an investment, explain to the Mrs that it's better than money in the bank. She'll thank you in 10 years when you get 20k for it.
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Does it really cost you that much just sat there?

I've got an Impreza sat in my garage that I don't use but it doesn't cost me anything sat there. Being as it's the last of the classic shape and an STI it's gone up noticeably since I've owned it.

I think you've got an opportunity to get good money back for your Cosworth in a few years. Sorn it, work on it when you can, save up for a respray and get it back to OE. Look at it as an investment, explain to the Mrs that it's better than money in the bank. She'll thank you in 10 years when you get £20k for it.
Hi, no to be fair mate it doesn't really cost anything apart from the classic insurance which is less than the price of a takeaway every month and in the summer I tax it. One thing I'm worrying about is we may be getting a house in the next 6 months through a mate and that's got no garage. Trying to find a house to rent with a garage is quite hard work where I live but there is some out there. We seem to look for places with a garage whenever we've moved in the past just so i have somewhere to keep the car, and that's only cause we've always lived in flats, now we want a house with a garden cause we got a 2 year old little girl to please lol I'm sure I'll make a decision when it comes to having to move, just wanted an idea of what it was worth in case the worst happens
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Id have it for 4k
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I'd have it for 4K myself too!

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What colour was it originally?
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Put some images up of the car so people can see what they are all pricing
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I'd have it for 4K myself too!

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What colour was it originally?
Oi mctavish do one
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Lol quality. The colour was originally moonstone blue, in fact the engine bay is still in moonstone blue. I've tried putting pictures on here with no luck before,
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Just get it resprayed pal. It would kill me if i had to get rid of my saff.
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Just get it resprayed pal. It would kill me if i had to get rid of my saff.
Yeah that's sort of what I'm feeling. I wanted one for so long and I'd feel empty with it gone. But u never know I may have to :-( see what happens I suppose
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Like said above the prices are rising quickly so if you sell it will you ever be able to buy another one. Atleast with yours you know the car and what has been done to it.
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The colour will put serious buyers off if you advertise it. Forget the over priced ones on eBay real ones still sell for 5 - 8 in 4x4 so a yellow one will be hard to sell unless you find someone who wants a yellow one or can paint it them self. As it will cost at least 1500 to re paint. Just sit on it and save some money
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Like said above the prices are rising quickly so if you sell it will you ever be able to buy another one. Atleast with yours you know the car and what has been done to it.
Oh yeah with the prices I'd never be able to buy another one in a million years mate. It would kill me seeing other ones driving about and I look after a few and see loads around people i know in my area and when mines even just off the road with a fault it kills me seeing there's driving lol
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Isn't the rainbow interior now mega rare, as, in the last couple of years of production, most cars had leather fitted? Got to be worth a few extra quid to the value!! I guess, with not having to repaint the engine bay, going back to moonstone wouldn't be quite so much work....
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Isn't the rainbow interior now mega rare, as, in the last couple of years of production, most cars had leather fitted? Got to be worth a few extra quid to the value!! I guess, with not having to repaint the engine bay, going back to moonstone wouldn't be quite so much work....
Yeah it's got mint rainbow cloth no wear at all probably cause I've always had seat covers on them

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Yeah it's got mint rainbow cloth no wear at all probably cause I've always had seat covers on them
Mine are in good shape, changed the driver side thigh bolster foam when a first got the car. Plus, the fronts have lived in the loft for ten odd years, had buckets and harness in since, although, now the kids are here, I'll be going back to Recaro's...
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I've had a quote for the body work and respray and looking at £3,500 :-(
Get another quote, mine was 1200 and apart from the passenger door which needs redoing its all good
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I paid 1200 quid when i first got my saff painted.

The rainbow trim is defo rare matey. Thats got to be worth 400 to 500 quid.

Did you say you had another car to run about in.
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I paid 1200 quid when i first got my saff painted.

The rainbow trim is defo rare matey. Thats got to be worth 400 to 500 quid.

Did you say you had another car to run about in.
Yeah I've got a daily driver matey. the Cossie barely gets used mate lol, though when I do use it I feel 18 again when I'm driving down the road.
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