White phase one GTi with alloys bought on ebay for £1??

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White phase one GTi with alloys bought on ebay for £1??

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I was at the petrol station filling up the Xantia when a guy pulled up next to me in a gorgeous white ph1 GTi with unmarked alloy wheels. It was an auto so I asked if he wanted to sell..He said no as he had just bought it. He said he got it off ebay for ONE BLOODY POUND!!!!! when did this happen did anyone else see it recently??? It was one of the best I have ever seen. He's bringing it in for work on Tuesday. I've ntrioduced him to the club.

The guy came to collect my white TRS yesterday and was very happy with it. I've also told him about the club

Anyone have a running and driving BX with/without MOT the wish to sell petrol auto prefered will consider anything?
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I think the guy was pulling your plo****. No BX oneBay gets past us. Really, who would sell a perfectly good car for £1 anyway?
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the car was advertised with a long failsheet apparently and the guy just wanted shot of it. It was immaculate on the body though..

To be fair £1 is more than the guy would get at from most scrapmen who collect the car for nothing or even charge..
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BCXM wrote:the car was advertised with a long failsheet apparently and the guy just wanted shot of it. It was immaculate on the body though..

To be fair £1 is more than the guy would get at from most scrapmen who collect the car for nothing or even charge..
It amazes me the amount of work they get as well. Scrap must have gone up again now as can get £45-£50 per car and that's still polluted AND collected round here.
There'll be a few more rarities in the metal yard again I'll wager: saw another XM heading that way on Friday.
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BCXM wrote:a long failsheet
Fair enough. But how did it escape the watchful eBay eyes of us lot? :roll:
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There are SO many ways someone can hide something on Ebay if they dont' know what they are selling. I've seen BXs advertised as "citron car" in a wildly unrelated category, and then there are all the complete cars advertised as as spares. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Joe Jackson has a wonderful story in his book (A cure for Gravity - much recommended) of a musician friend buying an immaculate 1950s Fender Stratocaster for £5 (one of the holy grails of the guitar world) from someone who advertised it as a "Fendercaster guitar". Eno bought a white Fender from his milkman for pennies...

The same principle applies to almost anything anyone can sell - even on Ebay.
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