Nice QPV GTS for sale on Autotrader (£25k)

StuartW

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A real shame that this one has been unloved as they are rare beast and very special, but it's not too late to save it and bring it back to a beautiful example
 

makeshiftUK

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R600 RTG

Suspension arms need doing, brakes and tyres.
Previous owners have let the tyres go to ply cords which would concern me, lack of petrolhead’ness
Amazing. The other blue GTS on AT was equally neglected in almost the same way. I don’t get why people don’t care for these beautiful cars.
 

JJbing

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Amazing. The other blue GTS on AT was equally neglected in almost the same way. I don’t get why people don’t care for these beautiful cars.
A real shame, I'll be giving this one a miss!

I changed the suspension arms on my Granturismo it's a decent bill, combined with discs etc
 

Razz

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this is a very early GTS, the post variator issue engine cars I believe have the later NIT (not bose!).
All that glitters might not be gold
 

Nikko

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Amazing. The other blue GTS on AT was equally neglected in almost the same way. I don’t get why people don’t care for these beautiful cars.
Is that the Grey/Blue 2010 model? Do like that one, it's just the Brown on Brown interior that lets it down IMO.
Is it easy to change the wood trim?
 

Wagons-Lits

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A real shame that this one has been unloved as they are rare beast and very special, but it's not too late to save it and bring it back to a beautiful example
Agreed - two ways to look at this,

a) It's "overpriced" and dealers shouldn't present cars that aren't perfect and everything is made right as part of the deal ... good luck with that, doesn't happen unless you're dealing with Dicky et al and then the price is commensurately higher.

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b) This is a beautiful and rare car, it's £25k and treat it as a running project. One for the person who keeps their cars and isn't trying to get out with all their money intact. Depending on how much one wants to spend in one go it could be done quickly or spread out over time * <*NB: rusty Subframes being the biggest caveat, more so than Variators. if the subframes are shot then it may change the calculus and be worth holding out for one of the other 50 odd RHD cars left>

If you want/need 4 doors I can't think of a better way to spend £30/5k
 

ChrisQP09

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If the dealer agreed to a ppi and is willing to work with interested parties on price, could be a worthy purchase
 

Devonboy

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If the dealer agreed to a ppi and is willing to work with interested parties on price, could be a worthy purchase
I agree....if subframe is intact - then 5k spend could bring this car back to life....and it wouldn’t have to all be at once....
 

gb-gta

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Maybe why basics like wheel refurb and tyres have not been done is because it is being sold on an SOR basis, therefore he’s not going to spend any of his money on prep as he doesn’t ‘own’ the car?
 

flat-12

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From what I see in the pictures, body and paint are very nice, as is the interior except for the previously mentioned scuffed up corners on the rear console area.

When I was searching for a QP5 I (here in the USA) sampled 2 different 2010 QP Sport-GTS cars. They were terric to drive and hear, but the exterior body work was beat to death on both cars. I just don't understand the thought process - or lack thereof - of the people that would allow cars as beautiful as these to get thrashed like that. I kept looking for a good clean GTS but they are so rare....never did find another one for sale before I found a good QP-S.

One of the GTS's I drove had the exact same interior as the subject car of this thread. In pictures it is not that nice looking, but in person it looked wonderful.
 

outrun

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Much as I like the QPV GTS looks, I’d buy a QP6 GTS for the same money (ish). If I wanted a QPV, i’d buy a Sport GTS and save myself the cash. The pre-facelift car looks better to my eyes and the modern QP6 engine is mega.
 

makeshiftUK

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Is that the Grey/Blue 2010 model? Do like that one, it's just the Brown on Brown interior that lets it down IMO.
Is it easy to change the wood trim?
I'm referring to the Blue Oceano QPV GTS currently on AT for £24k... number plate reads 'KNOB' or something similar, incidentally. Happy to share more details on this if needed, although I suspect changing the wood trim would be an utter faff (and expense) and not really worth it.

Much as I like the QPV GTS looks, I’d buy a QP6 GTS for the same money (ish). If I wanted a QPV, i’d buy a Sport GTS and save myself the cash. The pre-facelift car looks better to my eyes and the modern QP6 engine is mega.
Each to their own! I'm of course biased, but despite the amazing value the QP6 GTS now represents I don't think its as beautiful to look at, nor am I a massive fan of the interior. Never driven one/been in one, mind.
 

makeshiftUK

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Agreed - two ways to look at this,

a) It's "overpriced" and dealers shouldn't present cars that aren't perfect and everything is made right as part of the deal ... good luck with that, doesn't happen unless you're dealing with Dicky et al and then the price is commensurately higher.

or

b) This is a beautiful and rare car, it's £25k and treat it as a running project. One for the person who keeps their cars and isn't trying to get out with all their money intact. Depending on how much one wants to spend in one go it could be done quickly or spread out over time * <*NB: rusty Subframes being the biggest caveat, more so than Variators. if the subframes are shot then it may change the calculus and be worth holding out for one of the other 50 odd RHD cars left>

If you want/need 4 doors I can't think of a better way to spend £30/5k
Well said!