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Michel wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 06:29
Gibbo2286 wrote:
11 Jun 2017, 18:51
I don't think he's being funny, I'd happily pay £400 for it if I was in the mood to break it, it looks to be in good condition generally, a tailgate, wing mirrors, lamps and a few other bits would soon get my money back


I don't think you'd make your money back at all given you can get a complete runner with MOT for less, and there's an abundance of these cars in breaker's yards.. It would simply be hassle to break it, hassle to sell the parts, especially on the Internet. The vehicle is worth scrap value and no more - your £150 was about right. There's headlights on eBay now for £19.99 with free postage. I don't think it's a money making scheme at all!


Yes, agreed. It would be just one massive stress-o-thon... eBay especially... Have you tried selling anything there without issues recently? More trouble than it's worth and outrageous fees for the 'pleasure' :evil:

I'd rather give stuff away...

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I'll tell you now Jim, unless the Berlingo sells on here, the Berlingo Forum, or to someone I know, with no hassle, it'll go and get stored under a car cover , wheels off, in my brother's mum-in-law's barn. I really can't be bothered with the stress and hassle of selling it. It's probably worth a grand but I'd take £750 off someone I know to have it gone and avoid the ballachery.

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CitroJim wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 05:36
van ordinaire wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 23:56
Farmers are famous for never throwing anything away, something they have in common with many Americans, something to do with the amount of land available on which to park & walk away. I suspect that many of us would be the same, afforded the same luxury ;)


Very true!

I know I would...



Likewise! :D

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The last car I dismantled was a high mileage BX diesel, I bought it for a part for the one I was using at the time then sold off the rest, collected in over £800 for a car that was reckoned to be worthless.

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ekjdm14 wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 09:34
CitroJim wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 05:36
van ordinaire wrote:
12 Jun 2017, 23:56
Farmers are famous for never throwing anything away, something they have in common with many Americans, something to do with the amount of land available on which to park & walk away. I suspect that many of us would be the same, afforded the same luxury ;)


Very true!

I know I would...



Likewise! :D


When I lived in Marlow Bottom many years ago, I had such storage space (massive garden and massive off-road private car park with a gate). It quickly became home to six cars!

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Michel wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 09:27
I'll tell you now Jim, unless the Berlingo sells on here, the Berlingo Forum, or to someone I know, with no hassle, it'll go and get stored under a car cover , wheels off, in my brother's mum-in-law's barn. I really can't be bothered with the stress and hassle of selling it. It's probably worth a grand but I'd take £750 off someone I know to have it gone and avoid the ballachery.


That's my philosophy entirely Mike... You know, I'm highly unlikely to sell a car ever again now... The Activa and Gabriel are for keeps and the Pug of Love should have years left in her... Hopefully those three will last out until I really no longer require a car...

The scrapyard is the most likely next destination for Gabriel and the Pug in many years time...

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 09:48
The last car I dismantled was a high mileage BX diesel, I bought it for a part for the one I was using at the time then sold off the rest, collected in over £800 for a car that was reckoned to be worthless.


I did the same with a 2cv. I got it given, almost mint. Ran it for a year and sold it to some young lass who saw it at a petrol station - her and her mum were off to look at one miles away.

She wrote it off within 2 weeks, and gave it me back. I broke it and sold the bits for nearly a grand at the time.

The difference here is that there's neither 2CVs or BXs cluttering up the scrapyards or ebay like there is with C5s... hell, Davie bought his 2007 good condition runner for only £800 a while ago. £400 for one that's been stood in a field in bits with a window down is taking the proverbial.

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I'm sure, when the time does eventually come for you to hang up the driving gloves, there'll be a queue of willing souls ready to take any car maintained by you Jim & unless you suddenly change tack and begin neglecting the cars they'll be as ready to keep on rolling as any Xantia could be at that time ;)

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Michel wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 09:52


The difference here is that there's neither 2CVs or BXs cluttering up the scrapyards or ebay like there is with C5s... hell, Davie bought his 2007 good condition runner for only £800 a while ago. £400 for one that's been stood in a field in bits with a window down is taking the proverbial.



Agree, 400 is more than I've paid for any car let alone an 11yr old one that's in bits and open to the elements. BSI/COMMS unit will have been full of water I'd imagine so there's some worthwhile sellers dead for a start. Worth £80 not a penny more IMO

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ekjdm14 wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 09:56
I'm sure, when the time does eventually come for you to hang up the driving gloves, there'll be a queue of willing souls ready to take any car maintained by you Jim & unless you suddenly change tack and begin neglecting the cars they'll be as ready to keep on rolling as any Xantia could be at that time ;)


That's never going to happen Dan, it's not in my personality!

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Exactly :) so barring accidents there's no reason to expect Gabriel at the very least, if not PoL too, to be ready for many more happy years.

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James Walshe on the CCC facebook group has an increasing collection of C5`s - and with MOT none were £400

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Harlequin wrote:
13 Jun 2017, 10:26
James Walshe on the CCC facebook group has an increasing collection of C5`s - and with MOT none were £400


Didn't he get one for around £100?

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You lot are almost teasing me into going and buying it just to prove you wrong, I haven't been around in the trade for over sixty years and learned nothing. :-D

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the earliest C5`s are now 16 - I saw an o2 auto 2 litre exclusive se , on gumtree for £250, looked in really good condition as well