CCCUK logo

 Lancaster Insurance

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» Spotted C2 by Jimbo64 on Mon 10 Dec 18 08:25

» Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto by Jimbo64 on Sun 09 Dec 18 21:33

» How Many Miles Does Your Corvette Get Driven? by JonnyC4 on Sun 09 Dec 18 20:25

» Facebook page by fat_jogger on Sun 09 Dec 18 19:36

» O.m.g. by Redlevel on Sun 09 Dec 18 17:35

» Trimmer/upholsterer by roscobbc on Sun 09 Dec 18 17:15

» C5 Harmonic balancer wobbling! by therabster on Sat 08 Dec 18 22:02

» Bloodhound SSC by rayquayle on Sat 08 Dec 18 13:10

» My C8 Grump by Vetteheadtony on Sat 08 Dec 18 13:05

» C7 Z06 by MShaky on Fri 07 Dec 18 15:17

» Replacement head unit for US spec C6 by Young Bill on Fri 07 Dec 18 10:10

» Kelsey Hayes Aluminum Wheels by Daytona Vette on Thu 06 Dec 18 01:05

» Thames Vally Region trip to Studio 434 by Nicetie on Wed 05 Dec 18 22:33

» C6 LED halos by autocolor on Wed 05 Dec 18 19:20

» Another day, another Mid-Engine Corvette thread by Norm on Wed 05 Dec 18 19:05

» 2007 C6 ZO6, Manual. by Fraser on Wed 05 Dec 18 15:50

» 2019 Nationals by curious bystander on Wed 05 Dec 18 11:15

» What did you do with your Vette today? by FelixP on Wed 05 Dec 18 10:36

» Replacing Fuel Filter by robbiew on Tue 04 Dec 18 18:28

» South Central Breakfast Club by Daytona Vette on Mon 03 Dec 18 12:52

» Differential Rebuild by Nick B on Sun 02 Dec 18 18:51

» Trans fluid by Nigelcurry on Sun 02 Dec 18 12:28

» wheels by robbiew on Sun 02 Dec 18 09:25

» The EVENTS CALENDAR by kentvette on Sat 01 Dec 18 15:25

» 1982 Collectors Edition by kentvette on Sat 01 Dec 18 15:23

» Magazine Purchase? by roscobbc on Sat 01 Dec 18 10:19

» 1976 ''Spirit of Le Mans'' Corvette by Atomic UK on Thu 29 Nov 18 18:00

» Speedo not working by kentvette on Thu 29 Nov 18 16:29

» International Corvette & Camaro Meeting 2019 - 20th Anniversary by Alexa-Italy on Wed 28 Nov 18 09:40

» Why did you buy your corvette by Wacjac on Tue 27 Nov 18 20:46

Help/Advice Please on This Car



Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

kentvette

Club Member

Thu 02 Nov 17 19:01

Help/Advice Please on This Car


So, the sons of a French neighbour of ours here has called tonight to ask me for help with a car they have seen being advertised on Gumtree. I confess tat buying a second hand car was never my "thing" when I lived there, even less so now!. But I said I'd try and find out a bit about it, and have lumbered my self witgh phoning the vendor tomorrow! The car is this one::

https://www.gumtree.com/p/renault/renault-clio-182-full-fat-...

The lads here are into rallying and want to use the car for that. Its cheap (at least by French standards apparently) and they have tried a few email with the seller, in their broken "google assisted" English! They wanted some more photos, specifically of the engine etc, but the response was "no, the car is not with me". The car has no MOT. The vendor says he hasn't got time to get it MOT'd. On the ad there is a note that no "checks" could be done on the car. The lad's plan had been to fly over and buy it, drive to Portsmouth and bring it home.

I'm now asking advice! Can an "HPI type" check be done on the reg number, and how? Would that show up anything else "dodgy"? How does the price look, if anyone has an idea on such a car? I guess even, what sort of things should I ask the seller! (Can you tell I don't do this often!)

It's apparently in Tunbridge Wells - I guess no one is close?

Any help, advice, tips, recommendations gratefully received!


--------------------
Stephen J Irons
CCCUK Lifetime Member
Corvette Club France
Corvettes of Southern California
NCM Family Member
Stephen & June's Web Site
Red Corvettes Have More Fun!

Apple IS Genisys!
The "Born-Again Greenies" are killing the planet! It's time to wake up and smell the rain-forest burning!

Reply with quote

roscobbc

Committee Member

Thu 02 Nov 17 19:13

Re: Help/Advice Please on This Car


Hmmmmmm - if its too good to be true - then it usually isn't true. Seller being particularly unhelpful is a bad sign. My understanding in a logic situation is that if the car is what it should be then the seller will normally be doing all he can to answer any potential buyers questions. If it was really cheap I can see sellers logic if selling for scrap Yes


--------------------
CCCUK Chairman
'68 coupe - 4 speed - 3.08 - 489 cu in - 570 bhp @ 5850 rpm - 606 ft/lbs torque (821 Newton Metres) @ 3850 rpm
Image

Reply with quote

kentvette

Club Member

Fri 03 Nov 17 17:43

Re: Help/Advice Please on This Car


Ros, The deal isn't happening - the lack of MOT was a problem. But another car has been identified, seems a better, safer deal on the face of it. personally, it's a risk I wouldn't take, but the chaps here seem keen and, it's a lot cheaper than buying a similar car here....


--------------------
Stephen J Irons
CCCUK Lifetime Member
Corvette Club France
Corvettes of Southern California
NCM Family Member
Stephen & June's Web Site
Red Corvettes Have More Fun!

Apple IS Genisys!
The "Born-Again Greenies" are killing the planet! It's time to wake up and smell the rain-forest burning!

Reply with quote

aaroncorvette

Awww... join the CCCUK!

Mon 06 Nov 17 06:24


Hi Kentvette

I'm moving to The Dordogne next week.

What the car situation in France? I hear cars are more expensive than here hence your thread. But is a Renault cheaper in England? What cars are worth bring over to France to sell etc? Any info you have is handy.
What about getting Yanks registered over there?

Thanks

Aaron.


--------------------
'71 vette convertible + the odd mod.
I thought we won the war?

Reply with quote

kentvette

Club Member

Mon 06 Nov 17 11:10

Re: Help/Advice Please on This Car


Aaron, look out for a PM Smile


--------------------
Stephen J Irons
CCCUK Lifetime Member
Corvette Club France
Corvettes of Southern California
NCM Family Member
Stephen & June's Web Site
Red Corvettes Have More Fun!

Apple IS Genisys!
The "Born-Again Greenies" are killing the planet! It's time to wake up and smell the rain-forest burning!

Reply with quote

aaroncorvette

Awww... join the CCCUK!

Tue 07 Nov 17 08:18


Thanks for the detailed PM, very much appreciated!


--------------------
'71 vette convertible + the odd mod.
I thought we won the war?

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum