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Old 15 May 2009, 16:22 (Ref:2462992)   #1
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Marketing my car, it needs a new owner braver than I!

....... so I've decided to sell the Special Austin Mercury.

I would welcome any suggestions as to the best place to market a car like this, it is a one off special with international racing history, however, at 60, my reactions are no longer quick enough to cope with 4.25 litres in a short, light chassis.

My website for it is here:- http://web.me.com/bugattiste1/Specia...e/Welcome.html



If any of you have any successful experience of selling a historic racer and getting a reasonably good price, I would love to hear from you.

All my other cars have always been prewar VSCC eligible and relatively easy to sell, but I know nothing much about how to sell later racers.

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Old 15 May 2009, 16:36 (Ref:2463001)   #2
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Presumably has wings and can race in Woodcote trophy .Speak to Duncan Wiltshire as it may be a way for racer to enter a popular series at a reasonable price.Not sure how you get round the fatality bit as that usually effects price.Ideal car for many who post on here with an odd ball history to the point of sounding improbable.Good thing you did not post on 1/4
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Old 15 May 2009, 18:41 (Ref:2463064)   #3
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It looks as though it's eligible for Angouleme as well. It could be a very nice car for someone who is seeking sociable, fun racing with an added frisson of terror!
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Old 15 May 2009, 19:24 (Ref:2463085)   #4
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Good thing you did not post on 1/4
Who are 1/4? Shows how little I know!

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It looks as though it's eligible for Angouleme as well.
Here I am practicing at Angouleme last year with wings and lights, I didn't race because I had a magneto problem, now it is running on a coil........


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Old 15 May 2009, 20:19 (Ref:2463104)   #5
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Lovely subtle advert.

You must be in the good books of the moderators.....
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Old 15 May 2009, 21:13 (Ref:2463140)   #6
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Lovely subtle advert.

You must be in the good books of the moderators.....
Ouch!

I am really not well connected in the Historic Racing scene, in fact I have never competed in any HSCC type event, only the VSCC Pomeroy Trophy and two events in France, Angouleme and Etretat.

Now VSCC racing and hillclimbs, that is a different matter.

I could really do with some advice, where do people successfully advertise their cars?

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Old 15 May 2009, 22:59 (Ref:2463179)   #7
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I am happy for it to stay here. Mike's a regular poster and the car is most interesting and he is seeking advice. It's also such a one-off oddball, that I guess the usual markets may not be the right ones to sell in, and very difficult to place a value on, too.
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Old 16 May 2009, 02:55 (Ref:2463225)   #8
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I spoke to you at the Pom last year whilst you were waiting to drive. You told me about the fatality there and how that was to be the first time it had been driven since.

The way it handled that day looked to be quirky at the least! Loads of fun!
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Old 16 May 2009, 04:17 (Ref:2463235)   #9
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Seems it can do many things and any reasonable priced 50's Sports Car will sell correctly priced.Some of the Major Series cater for those cars so assume in Auction terms its 45/70K.Terry will sort it !
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I spoke to you at the Pom last year whilst you were waiting to drive. You told me about the fatality there and how that was to be the first time it had been driven since.

The way it handled that day looked to be quirky at the least! Loads of fun!
It handles a lot better now, thank goodness!

The big problem was tyres, I had been persuaded to buy Excelsior Comp V tyres, they are so bad I got a refund, now in Dunlops and all is predictable.

It is a lot of fun.
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Sent PM Mike.
Thanks Terry.

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I spoke to you at the Pom last year whilst you were waiting to drive.................

The way it handled that day looked to be quirky at the least! Loads of fun!
It handles a lot better now, thank goodness!

The big problem was tyres, I had been persuaded to buy Excelsior Comp V tyres, they are so bad I got a refund, now on Dunlops and all is predictable.

It is a lot of fun.

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Mike,

To answer a question you posed. JR's 1/4 had me puzzled but I think he means April 1.

Good luck with the sale.
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Old 16 May 2009, 11:07 (Ref:2463364)   #14
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You cracked the code!

VSCC Mag is best bet and with Classic and Sportscar ad .
Most of the Woodcote lot are VSCC members. C & S is read by more people than the rest of the glossy rags put together.
No dealers.It's much to complicated for them.
The Duncan Wiltshire thing is probably the quickest way to get rid of it and it can get HTP's.
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You could try www.racecarsdirect.com
Its mainly more modern stuff, but somtimes older things do come up on there.
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