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how much is it worth?

Discussion in 'General' started by Adey, Aug 1, 2014.

Discuss how much is it worth? in the General area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    hi all, i have owned sparkies le car 2 turbo for over a year now, i know its not long but in that time its had alot and i mean ALOT of work done to it. She now runs jenvey itb's and full efi with a charge cooler. has been cleaned and looked after alot but has gained tuneability and reliability by the bag full, bar when i first purchased it i have only seen another up for sale (gordini turbo) and that was at an auction. Realistically what is the car worth? According to the register here its the only one taxed and mot'd on the road. just a ruff price to see if its inline with what im thinking really. Still unsure if i want to sell up yet but it may be an option. Thanks Adey
     
  2. Sam Fish

    Sam Fish Well-Known Member

    I reckon it comes down to how good the shell is - like most old cars, the bodywork costs the money.

    Without knowing your car well Adey, I still think it has to be worth close to, or over £5000. If the shell is a a really good one, then maybe much more... who knows.
    I think it would sell better at standard height, or close to it.

    I suppose it is worth bearing in mind the other hot hatches of the period... if you price above a decent Mk1 golf, I imagine most people would be tempted away......
    An early alfasud is more comparable - similarly rare and iconic. They are hovering around the £5-7k mark I think - if you can find one.

    I'd put it as close to standard as possible (although the engine mods may help?) and aim to sell it at the wealthy market - the expensive classic car magazines or auction houses. Stick a high price on it and see what happens.
     
  3. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    cheers sam, just an idea at the mo. suspension is going to be lifted soon anyway along with a refresh, already made a start on the ball joints and track rod ends, just hunting down some new arb bushes to complete it. thanks for the info, thats the sort of price i was floating around in my head tbh (£5.5 anyway) shell is really good. i need to jump on some tiny bubbles before it went up for sale anyway and the underneath is solid as a rock, much better than most cars 20 years newer.
     
  4. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

  5. read6737

    read6737 Well-Known Member

    Good luck in selling the car.
    At that price is shoul go fairly quickly.
    Shame it is has not been left more origional.

    I have 2 Le Car 2s,
    one never to go back on the road as it is far too rotten, I only bought it for parts.
    The other will be on the road next year.
    It is still being worked on, but only the things that need dooing.
    Just 2 small spots of welding on the rear inner wings, other than that no rot.
    We have done a full engine rebuild though to origional specs.
    I bought the car just over 3 yrs ago paid 2,700.
    Here is a link to it.
    http://www.r5gordini.co.uk/mediawiki/B385_FCU
     
  6. Brainy

    Brainy Active Member

    Speaking as a man who is restoring a very badly bodged shell if there is no rust then hold out for what you want! Parts avialibilty is tough and they do rust! I paid £3500 for what looked pretty good (from the outside!) and I drove it home a year ago complete with everything. Then one similar went at auction for double that 6 months later. The prices of 80s cars are on the move.

    See the pics for some of the bests bits filled and sprayed over!
     
  7. read6737

    read6737 Well-Known Member

    It is sad to see the rot on your car.
    Hope that you get on to of it Briany.

    My Blue GD Turbo Cabriolet has some rot problems.
    Sills and inner sills/floor are the 2 main areas, got all the new pannels to finish.
    Car still has its origional paint work so want to just repair and not repray.


    My White Le Car 2 Turbo had been sat in a dry garage for 15 yrs,
    The pics are after its first wash in that time.
    Had it looked over by a Renault mechanic who said it is going to be the best one I would find, had its had its bumps but is not in any way rotten. Just a little rust comming through onthe inner rear boot pannels, usual problem for R5s.



    I hope to get some more pics soon, but the battery is missing for the phone.
     
  8. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    had a fair bit of interest tbh, though most of it seems to be from french guys. the mrs really doesnt want it to go, and im very tempted to park her up away and forget about her for a while, such good fun to drive though, puts a smile on my face when i take her for a spin
     
  9. sgreavett

    sgreavett Active Member

    Hey Are,
    For what's it's worth....I'd be keeping it!
    Had a few nice things I've spent a lot of time on in the past, got bored and sold them in the end.
    Regretted selling them because money gained is spent quickly, and fun had whilst driving is not easily replaceable.
    And then there is the time when you tell some one you were a five nut, and they just look at you as if to say bull crap!!
    If I were you, I would park it up, leave it a few years and then revisit the 5. It's just the same old thing at the moment, but once she has gone it's all over.
    And in my opinion, I think it's too cheap! If I didn't have to pay $4000 to get it shipped to Australia, I would have already bought it!!
    It's only when you are showing a new buyer round it you will realise what it's taken to get it to this point. And I promise you will regret shaking that hand and saying done!
    If Mrs wants it still, your all good. "happy wife-happy life"
    Your choice at the end of the day, and I don't know your financial situation either!
    But seems a shame to part with her, unless of course you are buying a nice Turbo 1 or 2 then I would understand.

    Simon
     
  10. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

  11. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

  12. robbocop

    robbocop Well-Known Member

    I actually think its a bit of a myth prices are on the up.Maybe on this forum but nowhere else!You would think spares would be rare and at a premium price too in that case,nope!
    Theres people on Ebay trying to get 500 quid for an engine and gearbox,it'll never happen,other guy wanting 250 for a cylinder head,same,no chance in the real world.Im trying to sell a completely solid shell with engine,gearbox,original turbo alloys and great tyres on it but cant even get 300 for it??That's the real world!!
    This sort of flies in the face of the fact that trying to restore one of these will take you for ever,as parts are so rare and most people dont want to part with them!Ive now had a le car turbo and a Gordini and have been forced to give up on the two of them.
     
  13. Brainy

    Brainy Active Member

    You could try and answer my emails about having a chat about the shell - that may help!!! :D
     
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