[ROVERNET - UK] 2000TC on eBay
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Mon Oct 30 01:57:04 GMT 2006
Check out this positive feedback!
He apologizes, but he's right back there doing business with the same
consignor. This is the same person who owns the TC.
A++++as broker I trust him and will deal again, however I do not trust
*Reply* by ecvs_llc: Thanks Randy--apologies for consignor's
duplicitousness and orneriness!
Buyer rb794 <http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/rb794/>
Glen Wilson wrote:
> This car is down the road from me, and I've looked at it closely. I
> posted pictures on the web some months ago for Rovernetters to look
> at. I'm not sure what the reserve price is, but the seller wanted $2k
> for it when I spoke with him a few months ago. It is a solid car, but
> it is most definitely not a 40,000 mile car. It has been poorly
> resprayed, and the paint is peeling in several places. Some of the
> interior panels have overspray on them. There is some rust in the
> doors, though I don't think it was all that bad. It has an SD1 badge
> up front. The engine had all sorts of oil leaks.
> When I saw it, I was told that the trans could not be shifted due to
> the shifter ball and bushings problem that affects these things. It
> had not run or moved in ten years, so I'm not sure what to make of the
> agent's claim that it had been "started and moved frequently" during
> those years. It is possible that they have managed to start it up, but
> to say "it runs and was driven regularly" would tax the Heart of
> Gold's improbability drive. The air cleaner was on top of a stack of
> tires next to the car, and I note that it is still not fitted. In the
> picture, the car is sitting just outside the bay where it had been
> sitting for the last ten years, and I rather doubt that it got there
> on it's own power (gravity doesn't count).
> When I looked at this car, I was thinking it looked pretty nice for a
> $500 or possibly free car, but the seller was adamant about the price,
> at that time. I'd say that it is straight and solid (except for the
> somewhat rusty door bottoms) and about 98% complete, but I wouldn't
> drive it ten feet assuming it would start and go into gear.
> If I sound negative about this, there are two reasons for this. First,
> the owner is a used car dealer who knows what condition this car is in
> and has a grossly inflated idea of its value who swore it had 40k
> original miles on it as I stood next to him looking at the driver's
> footwell in the pictures. Second, the person selling it on eBay is an
> agent who is simply relaying what he was told, and he has not done due
> diligence on this car.
> Caveat emptor, people. The car can definitely be restored, and it
> deserves to be saved, but we're talking full mechanical and cosmetic
> restoration here. On the other hand, he just sold someone an 88" LR
> that was a complete rust bucket (floors, frame, everything) and a
> non-runner to boot for $4,000 and the buyer left positive feedback. I
> guess value is in the eye of the beholder.
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