Discussion in 'Classifieds discussion' started by Seikoking, Dec 30, 2019.
I'll just leave this here...
That’ll be the one that Fourways did all the work on to rectify assorted dodgy work done in Japan.
Call me petty, but for 150k I’d expect the correct rear quarter emblems to be fitted! And a hell of a lot more info in the ad.
There can't be many cars advertised with so few words and a picture of an empty spare wheel well.
It's 'stance' is fantastic.
The bodywork and paint was done elsewhere (very well, considering the starting point), but Fourways did all the stripping, diagnosis and reassembly work. It's been brought back up to a very nice standard actually. Lots of rectification, correction and appropriate-part sourcing. Almost brought back from the dead. The asking price is not fanciful in my opinion. It's at the low end of early 432 ownership cost.
Good reproductions are now available. They were not when it was being reassembled.
Wind the story back a bit to when it was 'sourced' from an auction in Japan - by people who clearly didn't know what they were looking at - and if I were the one on the receiving end of the car I think I'd have wanted the correct rear quarters to be fitted...
It's an early 1970 production-dated car and therefore left the factory with solid quarters and vented tailgate, but it had been 'restored' in Japan with secondhand rear quarters cut from a vented quarter USA market car (complete with rear marker lights). Badly. Really badly.
I dont think UK buyers are ready to spend £150k on a S30 chassis.( However special this one may be)
I hope I am wrong and car remains in UK.
Its all interesting isn't it.
Makes the Ex-Amelia Island resale look such good value. In my next life i'll be able to afford such a thing.
I'd also want a more interesting wheel for the money on this car, although it looks great, its lacking that something, which I think is the wheels.
Indeed, all very interesting.
I personally like the wheels, but what would you suggest would provide the missing special touch?
And in case you want to compare prices here is another currently for sale back in JAPAN
that one on yahoo is missing its front anti roll bar load/reinforcement plates, looks lovely though doesn't it.
I do like the wheels, just not on a 150k car(14" versions might have swung it )
Apart from the three UK buyers who already have?
If I am not mistaken, this car was circa £65-75k landed when brought in by GTR shop many moons ago , price being reflective of its history and state of repair. I am not aware of the other two cars you mention above but feel reassured that UK buyers will dig deep into their pockets for Japanese classics ( other than the Toyota 2000GT).
At least put some magnesium Kobe Seiko wheels on the car for starters.
So how much would you guess has been spent on the car since it arrived in the UK? You might not be able to guess accurately if you are not fully aware of what actually turned up (and was called "immaculate" by the sourcing importer). I can assure you the figure is 'up there'...
There are two other genuine 432s in UK ownership, and what they were priced at in Japan is a known (it's a relatively small world). Generally speaking, people won't make public what they have actually paid. It's none of our business really, is it?
There's a genuine 432-R (another level of rarity and value) which is owned by a UK resident too.
Is that 432-R in the UK?
I would hazard a guess of circa £40-50k at a minimum, given remedial work done to body and engine. I was not for a minute suggesting that the owner was flipping it for profit. Merely stating the buying price when it came in from Japan in poor state was sub £100k.
Unless the two aforementioned cars were sold/advertised on a "public" platform, then yes I agree none of our business.
Bugger. That'd be worth a trip to a show to see.
Are they the 14 repro ones from Atara Racing? Tyre size 205/60/14??
He means the Repo Rally Mag's in the link from Japan
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