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Author Topic: Flavia coupe RHD Vs Flavia coupe LHD the latter 4 plus times dearer - discuss  (Read 2043 times)
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« on: 21 March, 2013, 03:31:36 PM »

http://www.autoscout24.it/Details.aspx?id=225396760&cd=634911699870000000&asrc=st|fs

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http://www.autoscout24.it/Details.aspx?id=229035866&cd=634982679140000000&asrc=st|fs


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« Reply #1 on: 21 March, 2013, 07:50:29 PM »

The later red car needs work as you can see from the pics and the description.

The earlier grey car, more valuable as such anyway -  looks sharp by comparison.

Don't think the LHD/RHD has much to do with values here.

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« Reply #2 on: 21 March, 2013, 07:55:27 PM »

Both are in Italy....point being the RHD seems way under priced when selling it in that market. Pics aren't always terribly reliable in these instances

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« Reply #3 on: 24 March, 2013, 10:12:56 PM »

Surely the most obvious difference is that the later, cheaper car is not a Flavia but an 820 2000 coupe, which is much less desirable,  whereas the earlier car is a true 815 Flavia.

That`s without the obvious differences in condition.
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« Reply #4 on: 25 March, 2013, 09:48:08 AM »

As beautiful as the earlier second car is, I don't think the red one looks like a bad buy. According to my google translator, it says it only needs slight paint to be perfect. Lets say you knock them down a little , spend 1200 getting it transported back to the UK and then it only needs a little work to be very nice, you'll have got yourself a nice deal  and as a bonus, it's already on UK plates. There can't be many of these later cars left in RHD in the UK
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« Reply #5 on: 25 March, 2013, 09:59:28 AM »

Surely the most obvious difference is that the later, cheaper car is not a Flavia but an 820 2000 coupe, which is much less desirable,  whereas the earlier car is a true 815 Flavia.

That`s without the obvious differences in condition.

These differences will have to be explained......

1200 getting it back....why not drive it, think of the adventure.......or even better, get it onto the motorail from either Alessandria/Livorno and take the strain out of driving it 1000 miles


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« Reply #6 on: 25 March, 2013, 10:02:45 AM »

Surely the most obvious difference is that the later, cheaper car is not a Flavia but an 820 2000 coupe, which is much less desirable,  whereas the earlier car is a true 815 Flavia.

That`s without the obvious differences in condition.

These differences will have to be explained......

1200 getting it back....why not drive it, think of the adventure.......or even better, get it onto the motorail from either Alessandria/Livorno and take the strain out of driving it 1000 miles


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Oh yes, with spring on it's way , keep off the motorways and take your time it could be great fun. Make sure you have European roadside cover though
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« Reply #7 on: 25 March, 2013, 10:12:57 AM »

Though, I think from memory you have to start your journey in the UK to avail of that type of insurance....need to do a bit of research to check it out


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« Reply #8 on: 25 March, 2013, 10:56:44 AM »

Ok, here's the boring engineer, pessimistic bloke !!!!

I think the reference to a slight paint job to make it perfect is probably understating the case. I may be wrong and if someone on the forum buys it I hope I am, but the back edge of the bootlid appears to me to be totally shot !!! The second photograph, blown up on an i pad, seems to show large rust blisters along the whole edge. Reflections off the paintwork make it difficult to ascertain the true condition of the left flank in that photograph, but I am fairly certain about the bootlid. The rear valance looks as though some work will be needed to the area left of the number plate and the rear lamp cluster appears to be held on with tape, what is the problem there ??

In my book, this is one to check very very carefully and to try to get some more detailed photographs before travelling out there !!

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« Reply #9 on: 25 March, 2013, 11:01:52 AM »

Should be no problem getting insurance as UK registered, 1973 so VED free from next year, if its a driveable no problem in driving home.
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« Reply #10 on: 25 March, 2013, 11:12:58 AM »

Ok about insurance, but breakdown cover a different kettle of fish.

Its hard to be sure just what sort of condition the body is in, but am sure it will need some work!


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« Reply #11 on: 25 March, 2013, 11:17:30 AM »

So slight paint might be a huge understatement!

The car according to map is about 60 miles north east of Rome


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« Reply #12 on: 25 March, 2013, 11:19:52 AM »

ok, I said knock them down a little. Change that to knock them down a lot (if the blown up pics are showing a chewed up bootlid, etc). Anyway, I can't see there being much demand in Italy for a RHD Uk registered car so you might be lucky and get it knocked down at a very good price. Better pictures would definitely be a help.
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« Reply #13 on: 29 March, 2013, 09:32:49 AM »

Ok about insurance, but breakdown cover a different kettle of fish.
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My Footman James insurance includes European breakdown which we used to good effect when the Fanalone seized its gearbox en route to Classic Le Mans a few years back.

And, breaking down in the Dilambda has proved on occasion to be a blessing in disguise, AA recovery saving a fortune in fuel!

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