FINALLY DECIDED TO SELL THE 4200..........ADVICE ON WHERE/HOW TO SELL & PRICE?

Gp79

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Gees, that doesn't look a great example! Chalk and cheese to my queen I guess. Gives a good indication of value though.

Tough one as although I can return mine to stock easily I've spent a fair bit to make it I feel better for me than stock. Might make more sense for someone who sees it the same and see value in the changes rather than return to stock in the first instance maybe.

It has suspension setup to GS specs done by Voicey as always felt a stock 4200 sat a smidge too high. It has valved rear Larinis, extended carbon fibre paddles, OEM 4200 carbon fibre steering wheel and grigio mercury GS alloys.

Not sure if it would be better to return to stock and sell all the bits separate or leave as is for someone who might prefer it more as it is.
Yes that GS did look very poor, mad how you’d try sell it like that.

I’d leave the suspension alone, agree the 4200 does sit too high as standard.

I’d only consider the other parts that are easily removable to sell separately.

Maybe an options for potential buyer?
 

rockits

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Yes that GS did look very poor, mad how you’d try sell it like that.

I’d leave the suspension alone, agree the 4200 does sit too high as standard.

I’d only consider the other parts that are easily removable to sell separately.

Maybe an options for potential buyer?
Yes, I think your right. Leave them on and negotiate what stays or goes and the price can move accordingly.

I think the steering wheel and paddles are almost essentials for me. Always felt the stock ones were a little lacking. They are the things a driver touches/feels the most and it made a big difference to me. Both feel and look so much nicer IMHO.

I think the alloy colour is subjective but easily changed. I guess the exhaust the same.

It has secondary cat delete with the valved Larinis but I never ever got it to quite sound exactly as I wanted it. I suspect an unsilenced xpipe in place of the stock silenced xpipe would do the trick with the secondary cat delete and valved Larinis and be spot on. I would have done that if I was keeping the car.
 

Chimaera500

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Hi Rockits,

I recently sold my GS with just a post/ Ad on here although I did consider other avenues, having seen examples being up for sale for months and months on end. My car was up for about 2 months in the end. Its now with a member on here (I will let him decide if he wants to post!)

Whilst its a fairly niche pool of buyers for our cars, I don't think the rules for selling are much different to other similar marques when all is said and done.

The really nice cars tend to find new homes fairly quickly (and I think yours is certainly one of them)
1, Write a really detailed Ad with plenty of good quality pics.
2, Get the price right. (I don't know what this is for your car!)


Only remaining hassle is to filter out the serious buyers from the "others" !

I had one guy e mail me to say he was very interested in the car. He then asked me if I could bring it over to him in London for a test drive.
On further questioning, he revealed that all of this was actually just for fun and he wasn't in a position to purchase. I suspect that this was because he was about 14 :)

The chap that ended up purchasing my car was the first and only person to view it, so really not so much hassle in the end.

All the best with the sale!
 

rockits

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Hi Rockits,

I recently sold my GS with just a post/ Ad on here although I did consider other avenues, having seen examples being up for sale for months and months on end. My car was up for about 2 months in the end. Its now with a member on here (I will let him decide if he wants to post!)

Whilst its a fairly niche pool of buyers for our cars, I don't think the rules for selling are much different to other similar marques when all is said and done.

The really nice cars tend to find new homes fairly quickly (and I think yours is certainly one of them)
1, Write a really detailed Ad with plenty of good quality pics.
2, Get the price right. (I don't know what this is for your car!)


Only remaining hassle is to filter out the serious buyers from the "others" !

I had one guy e mail me to say he was very interested in the car. He then asked me if I could bring it over to him in London for a test drive.
On further questioning, he revealed that all of this was actually just for fun and he wasn't in a position to purchase. I suspect that this was because he was about 14 :)

The chap that ended up purchasing my car was the first and only person to view it, so really not so much hassle in the end.

All the best with the sale!
Thanks. I'd agree with all that.

I spent a year looking and waiting for the right car back then. When I stumbled across this one that wasn't even actually listed for sale I found/contacted the 1st/only owner and bought it immediately within 24 hours.
It was lucky I did as not seen much if anything since that was as good for what I was looking for.

I've had a couple of lesser examples and a much much lesser example. As most of us know there is a huge chasm of difference between the very best and worst examples. I could easily have bought a lesser example for maybe £5k-£10k less at the time and ended paying the same for it over 7 years. Then be left with a car that was worth much less at the end come resale. I never always saw the value in buying the very best examples years ago but when the cost difference isnt that huge it can really pay dividends over time.
 

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Thanks to those who’ve mentioned my services. I know @rockits and the car, it is a beauty and I’d be more than happy to have the car on sale. Unless @D Walker already owns it.
Haha. No Richard I don’t. It is a great car as you say. I’ve seen and heard it in the flesh. And as we all know Dean is fastidious with his cars. Everything has to be spot on. Have to admit I was tempted with his car and your white GT, but everything changed for me yesterday at 8pm!! Long story but basically I need to fund my eldest move to that there London from now to Xmas or when her house sells. Sh1t happens.
 

rockits

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So I'm still undecided! Tough one.

I had a chat with Dicky and we agree I think it would sell/retail for £24995. Returns me maybe £22-£22.5k after Dicky's warranty/margin etc. which I all agree with and seems about right. There is circa £2.5k-£3k of mods/extras on the car that will come off to return to stock. So secondary decat, rear valved Larini's, CF/leather 4200 OEM steering wheel and CF extended paddle shifters.

I think it would make ideal sense for someone to buy it cheaper with all or some of the mods on at a discounted price. Rather than buy it stock if they were going to add some/all of the mods anyway. Depends if people want a stock 4200 or one with subtle/useful mods I guess.

I don't need to sell the car but I know it won't get much use the next year or two. I'm half minded to keep the car and just make an effort to use it when I can. Or would you just bite the bullet and let it go?
 

safrane

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Strip it and sell it... you are clearly not using it much and life is too short to keep something you no longer use and which is not going to increase in value without an equivalent annual spend.
 

rockits

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You might be right there. The exhaust is pretty easy to return to stock. The steering wheel and paddles less so I guess but no massive job.

Forgot I changed the alloy colour as was not a fan of the stock silver and changed them to satin Mercury Grigio. Seems silly to change the alloys back as they are mint and you could eat your dinner off them.
 
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MAF260

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Strip it and sell it... you are clearly not using it much and life is too short to keep something you no longer use and which is not going to increase in value without an equivalent annual spend.
^^^^^This^^^^^^^
 

Gransport Devon

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Does anyone know what the button on the right of the artistically
Does anyone know what the button on the right is for ? I have one , pushing it seems to do nothing .
Just wondering... Having a bit of a glovebox theme at the moment.
Nick.
 

Zep

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Does anyone know what the button on the right is for ? I have one , pushing it seems to do nothing .
Just wondering... Having a bit of a glovebox theme at the moment.
Nick.
It turns the light on and off when the lid is opened or closed. So on that basis you need a new bulb.
 

ofenomeno99

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I wouldn’t sell if you’re still thinking and if it won’t affect you financially. You’re going to regret it and want another one the moment you come across one and won’t find one as clean as yours.

Think about it… when you saw your old one the first thing that came into your mind was buying it back…
 

rockits

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After a bit of research, digging and chatting to a couple of people it would seem about right that my car would retail for £24995. Seems about right to me in the current climate.

After SOR commissions, warranty and all the retail margin it would return me probably £20k-£21k. My initial thoughts are I'm really not sure it is worth selling for £20k. Feels like I might be better to just worry less about it, get it out more and use it more. I can't see the price being any different in a year or two or longer with a few k more miles. Just seems to good to give away for £20k. I think it would make a little more sense to sell for a few k more but what else can you get out there for £20k these days that will be as good or in as good condition.

Maybe even moving to a bi-annual service/inspection to reduce costs to keep with the mileage I will do might make sense too.
 

safrane

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I can understand you decision, but as you point out keeping it in perfect condition and with 'by the book' services means most modern Maserati don't actually make any money.
 

mjheathcote

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After a bit of research, digging and chatting to a couple of people it would seem about right that my car would retail for £24995. Seems about right to me in the current climate.

After SOR commissions, warranty and all the retail margin it would return me probably £20k-£21k. My initial thoughts are I'm really not sure it is worth selling for £20k. Feels like I might be better to just worry less about it, get it out more and use it more. I can't see the price being any different in a year or two or longer with a few k more miles. Just seems to good to give away for £20k. I think it would make a little more sense to sell for a few k more but what else can you get out there for £20k these days that will be as good or in as good condition.

Maybe even moving to a bi-annual service/inspection to reduce costs to keep with the mileage I will do might make sense too.
The current price of everyday cars presently for £20k, you might as well just say fook it and use it as a daily!
That's what I keep on thinking regarding mine at times.
Just a shame fuel is so expensive at the moment.
 

Oneball

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I thought you were selling all your material possessions and looking for inner happiness by putting the money in Carr’s Water Biscuits.