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A new torch bearer needed - help with sale please

Postby Pinkythelabrat » 20 May 2019, 19:40

Hi there,

I’m needing some advice.

My 1989 Autohomes Kameo 1.9DG is going to need some work with a welder to pass the next MOT. It’s also going to need some fettling with a couple of the brakes which are a bit sticky and one disk has a bit of corrosion on the inside. The engine is running nicely though - which is what I had been worried about when I took her to the garage.

I don’t have the money to pay for the repairs and I don’t have time or a place to even attempt the work myself. My neighbours already think I’m insane working under vehicles outside my mid-terrace at the side of a busy road.

I know there is a ‘for sale’ section but I’d appreciate help. I’ve never sold a vehicle before and have no idea of what to put as a price. She’s a high top, two berth with rock and roll bed.

I paid £4,800 just under two years ago. The van passed its last MOT with an advisory about corrosion on the offside sill - that is apparently worse. I’ve done a fair bit of repair and replacement. Replaced a leaking skylight with a new Fiamma, new door seal, new Electrolux fridge, fitted a diesel heater, new batteries and so on but welding is beyond me.

The MOT expired yesterday so it’d be sold without MOT but it hasn’t actually failed so someone could legally drive it to a garage for a prebooked MOT test no problem.

Any suggestions? I don’t want to be cheeky but I also don’t want to take a £5k loss because I’m naive. That would make it somewhat harder to buy a different T25 with no rot which I can put a new interior into - which I’m happier with than welding.
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Re: A new torch bearer needed - help with sale please

Postby Pinkythelabrat » 21 May 2019, 14:44

70 views and no replies suggests that this is a more difficult question than I hoped.

I’ve been on eBay and similar and vans needing work go all the way up to £4000. Some were runners but not MOTD but II guess it depends how honest people are being. One for £1200didnt even have an ENGINE!

Even vague suggestions are very welcome!
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Postby davidoft1 » 21 May 2019, 14:53

Got any pictures, mileage , Etc, without not a lot lot less than with,
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Postby Pinkythelabrat » 21 May 2019, 15:17

Thanks.

I didnt want to get in bother for looking like I was trying to sell without a price on the post.

I’ll have the van back from the Garage by the weekend so should have some then.

I’ve got some two year old pics of the exterior. Pretty much the same now.

I’ll work out how to post them shortly...
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Postby itchyfeet » 21 May 2019, 16:31

As said pictures tell us a lot, you need pics of the bodywork all around and interior 10 pics min, don't post old pics it's not honest.

People can't give you the exact price, that's up to you but a range could be indicated then you decide if you want a quick sale low price or wait for better money.

One thing is for sure no MOT and rust will knock a fair chunk off what it could be worth, what you paid is of no importance as you may have got lucky or paid well over the odds.

You can add pics here and copy BB code link then paste in you post on here
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Re: A new torch bearer needed - help with sale please

Postby Pinkythelabrat » 21 May 2019, 18:18

Thanks Itchy,

I appreciate the help.

I'm not looking to be dishonest so I'll wait until I've got the van back from the garage and then will use your helpful link to post more detailed pictures.

This picture is pretty much the same but I'll get the newer ones when I can

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Cheers.

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Postby itchyfeet » 21 May 2019, 18:45

Well looks tidy when that was taken so thats a good start :ok
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Postby 300CE » 21 May 2019, 21:34

You mention that you could put the money to a new T25 with no rot, but to be honest I don’t think they exist and if they did you’re going to be spending a pretty penny on one.

Your bus looks pretty tidy and if you are looking on staying with a T25, I’d look at getting your bus repaired when funds permit. If of course, you don’t what one and just want to get rid, post up some pics as suggested and we can advise from there.
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Postby Pinkythelabrat » 21 May 2019, 21:57

I think I have a rust aversion. I drive an Aluminium A2 and the thought of rust eating away good metal makes me feel guilty that I’m not being a very good cultural custodian.

I have loved having a VW camper but working 6 day weeks and my wife now working weekends and evenings has limited use rather a lot. I think it’s something I’d like to come back to in the future but with a four berth for my daughter (this one has a cab hammock - she’s getting a bit big) and somewhere to store it during the winter under a cover. Not something I can manage just now and I worry that if I leave the needed repairs for a couple of years of SORN there will be nothing left but an orange puddle!
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Postby itchyfeet » 22 May 2019, 06:31

Pinkythelabrat wrote:I think I have a rust aversion. I worry that if I leave the needed repairs for a couple of years of SORN there will be nothing left but an orange puddle!


Need to change your attitude to rust and work life balance not your van :D
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Postby dogbreath100 » 22 May 2019, 18:00

Nice looking van , good luck with sale
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Postby dbz864 » 22 May 2019, 18:42

What area are you in pinkythelebrat
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Postby Pinkythelabrat » 22 May 2019, 19:27

Glasgow. Scotland. Not very near Cheshire I’m afraid.

Fixed my signature to show that now
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Postby davidoft1 » 22 May 2019, 19:55

Pinkythelabrat wrote:Glasgow. Scotland. Not very near Cheshire I’m afraid.

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not very near a lot of places, lack of mot makes it expensive to move to most places, why don't you put it in for one ?
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Postby captain Byrne » 22 May 2019, 19:59

davidoft1 wrote:not very near a lot of places

Er.. The Westsern Isles, Arran, Skye, Loch Lomond, Mull, Outer Hebrides. Shall I continue?
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