Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 10:08:48 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: Classic 900 prices


In article <be1qc6$bb33$1nopsam52899.news.dfncis.de>, grunffnopsam.com says... > Mr.Flobolob wrote: > > > Can anybody give me some vague guides to prices of late model c900 turbos? > > I'm looking around for one at the moment, and have seen them advertised up > > to 6,000ukp (10k usd) or so, but Parker's reckons 2,000ukp (3,300usd) is top > > whack for a good one! > > > > I am taking Parker's with a pinch of salt, as it's a classic and there > > really aren't very many around these days in good nick, so I guess people > > will pay any price (almost) if they see one they want... > > > > So what do people think is a fair price for a good early 90s T16? > > Hi Mr.Flobolob!! > > This is a long answer, but bear with me, I promise it'll make sense. > > You can pick up an early 90s 16T for 400 up - this will be a > perfectly driveable car, probably with an MOT. It may well have > a couple of minor niggles (electric window not working, scruffy > interior, that kind of thing). But it'll be perfectly > serviceable, and a good drive. I did that. One dodgy window regulator. Interior clean ish for 19 year old Velour. > Now, if you wanted to get this car to the same condition it was > in when it was new (bodywork aside - that's obvious), you'd > probably set about replacing the following: > > *ignition > *all suspension bushes + shocks > *all brake pads + discs > *clutch (probably) > *exhaust (if it doesn't need one, it will soon) > *tyres > *balljoints * two tyres bald, all wrong size, cheapies, and alignment out. So all 4 changed and alignment set on the front. *Clutch had already been changed when rear pinion in gearbox done. * Has a Walker back box. *Ball joints and bushes will probably be needed soon. Will do the saving to get new ATE disks, uprated pads, Stainless braided soft hoses, ball joints and bushes done at the same time. > In addition, there are a few 'wear' items which may well be due > for replacement if it's at around 120k miles +: > > *steering rack > *fuel pump > *radiator > *heater valve * I think the heater valve is gone on mine, but it doesn't leak. * Dump valve was gone on mine. Replaced with a Bailey piston one (alloy recirc). * loads of Vac hose to replace. > If you're buying the car to keep for a while, you'd probably do > these things gradually over a few years. Total cost for the > parts will be a little over 1200. Labour would be many hours > ;-) - but you have a 'good-as-new' C900. Alternatively, you > could do this whole lot in one go. > I'm hoping to gradually do it if the gearbox doesn't blow up first, or the bottom end doesn't go. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot. http://www.bouncing-czechs.com

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