on offer with a 25% price uplift in two days|
our report on the sale of an RV8 at Barons' auction at Sandown Park on Tuesday
this week, Keith Belcher has spotted an RV8 is for sale online with a trader and
notes it has the same mileage and from a close examination of the photos it appears
to be the same car.
Barons at Sandown Park
They held their classic
car auction at Sandown Park in Esher in Surrey on Tuesday 17th July 2018 and an
RV8 was up for sale. The catalogue said the RV8 "was reimported from Japan
in 2006 with 19,490 km (12,000 miles) from new by a UK RV8 specialist. The mileometer
now reads 6,000 miles since reimport, making it 18,000 miles from new,
with mileage history verifiable online from MOT testing reports". During
the auction of the car there were two enthusiastic bidders which drove the bids
up very rapidly from a starting bid of just £7,000 until the hammer went
down at £15,000. With a buyers premium of 10% plus VAT that was a
purchase cost of £16,800. Auction
are a friendly and professional classic car auction house. They have auctions
at around every seven weeks at Sandown Park or Kempton Park racecourses. Barons
in Woodcote Green seen at Barons' auction on Tuesday 17th July with 18,000
miles and reimported in 2006, was sold for £16,800 including the
buyer's premium and VAT.
in Woodcote Green seen for sale online with a trader on Thursday 19th July
with 18,000 miles and priced at £20,995. From a close examination
of the photos it appears to be the same car - a price uplift of £4,195
or 25% in barely two days.
viewing the car at Barons' auction on Thursday this week, our Pricewatch team
noticed the handbrake was in a near vertical position and clearly needing
adjustment - see above.
the online advert you can see the handbrake is in a near vertical position
and is fitted with a windstop very similar if not identical to one seen in
the boot of the RV8 at Sandown Park.