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Did the 85 l-type come with the spoiler on the back? there is one for sale in my town and i have never seen an l-type. i seen 85 p-types with the spoiler but did not know if they differ. its an auto with 150k good body, no hatch rust and really clean stock rims. asking $3150 i am going to go drive it tomorrow but just wanted to know about the hatch.



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Did the 85 l-type come with the spoiler on the back?
Yes. Price is too high though, unless its in spectacular condition.
 

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ltype test drive

went and test drove this car today. the guy was a complete jerk, idiot and what everelse you can think of. we go to drive it and the batt is dead. sunroof will not open, oil leak from vale covers and camshaft housing ( that he tried to cover up), also the cruise control works ALL the time!!! when ever you turn it on she takes off ike crazy. then i ask him if i can look in the hatch and he hesitated at first. he did not know where the jack was so i showed him and geuss what i found??? about 5 inches of standing water!!!!!!!!! i showed him he goes " we can take care of that i got a drill in the car" i was like are you going to drill into the car he said yeah right here from the side. if i had not of stopped him he would have put a 3/8 hole in the car. i am getting to my point bare with me :lol:

he asked what my offer is. i told him he was asking to much. KBB is $2085 and he is asking $3150. I told him i would take it like it is for $1500. he looked at me and said he had a higher offer. not from someone who knows anything about these cars i am sure. he told me he had more into from buying it at an auction and he was offened buy my offer. what do you guys think did i make him a fair offer?


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The way you explained it, it seems like you still offering way too much. And they guy only wants to sell the car, no on in their right mind would buy that car for $3K+

Next time you see him offer him less :lol:
 

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i offered to leave my # he said no why dont you call me with a better offer.,
 

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I would not offer anything over $1000. From what you said about the drill what other quick fixes has he done that are not easily noticed?

Scary, not the way to sell a car.
 

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Typical story. Lots of people sent off for those "Motor Millions" tapes how to make a fortune and drive exotic cars buying and selling used cars from auctions. Of course these sellers are always offended when you make a "reasonable" offer. You've just pointed out how stupid they are. They are probably already kicking themselves for wasting money on those damn tapes to begin with and you come along and drive home the point! I never even bother to answer an ad or go look when the asking price is in outer space. Its not worth my aggravation.

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yeah i just feel sorry for the person who buys this car. i am sure he will not point out any of the things i found wrong. he says he was going to pray about it. I told him he needed to pray about a new price. (not trying to disrespect anyone with that last remark)


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if hes praying to rip someone off... then i dont see where your comment of him praying for realism is offensive ;)

id offer him 900 bucks and see what he says, then call like 5 days later and offer 850. :)

judging by your description, that car could be a very big job to bring back to mintyness.
 

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We should all call him with lower bids everyday... Different person each day with lower amount.

$900 one day.... $850 the other....
 

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i thought about sending some of my friends out to meet him and point out the same things i did. and offer less each time like you guys suggest.

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i thought about sending some of my friends out to meet him and point out the same things i did. and offer less each time like you guys suggest.

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Forget friends just show up with 600 cash and go here take it and run! If he doesn't jump at it then he's got bigger problems.
 

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like i said before he supposed to hve more than 1500 in to after he bought it from an auction. but who knows maybe i will show up with some actual cash and that will change his mind :?:
 

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like i said before he supposed to hve more than 1500 in to after he bought it from an auction.
Oh there's no doubt he's spent too much on it. Common mistake newbies make at auto auctions is they fail to factor in the auction fees. Without a dealer number you typically have to cover tax, title and license along with additional processing fees regardless if you plan to resell it or even just part it out. Also, auctioneer's fees are typically charged on a sliding scale based on the price of the vehicle anywhere from 15 to 50% of the price. I bid $200 on an 84 in August and the fees totalled $204 making it a $404 car. On a $1000 bid, fees would've been nearly $500. Another thing is the auctions typically only allow a couple hours to inspect the car ahead of time and they don't let you drive them or even give you the keys to start it so you have to assume there's something major wrong with it even if it looks mint. Cars just simply don't wind up on the auction block unless there's something wrong with them and newbies always underestimate the repairs necessary. Everything about an auction is psychological warfare aimed at taking advantage of people to get the greatest price for the seller. The poor sap got taken to the proverbial cleaners but thats his problem, not yours. I suggest you forget about this car. Its not worth your aggravation dealing with a hostile seller and you're liable to get burned in the end too.

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phil you are the man!!! after reading your last post i have come to the conclusion i will wait for him to call. if he does not forget it then. i do not need another supra anyway. (did i just say that out loud :lol: ) this wil give me time to get the 86 painted and 7mgte installed :D
 
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