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Old 15th September 2018, 18:15
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Originally Posted by davecymru View Post
...there was one guy in particular who got right up my nose!...
He wasn’t based in Germany by any chance?

As there seems to be a couple of people over there with nothing better to do.

Jokes aside, I believe you were right to pull the ad and I hope you have better luck next time.

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Originally Posted by davecymru View Post
… If anyone can recommend any companies that can sell cars on the owners behalf…
Not sure if these guys do:

http://www.totalheadturners.com/

But it might be worth ringing them to see if they know anyone that does.

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Originally Posted by Mister Towed View Post
.. you may lose sight of the value you add with your time and skills and only be thinking of the car in terms of the cost of the parts rather than the emotional impact it has on others, or; unable to see past the 'man built it in a shed so it can't be any good' mentality, you may not be able to see the desirability of something that looks like it's worth millions but could be yours for less than the price of a new Kia Sportage…
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Originally Posted by lancelot link View Post
…Third party turnkeys will start at £25,000...no exceptions
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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans View Post
…If you work your hours out for a build, even at a very modest £25 - 35 / hour…
These are all good points.

When I get my car looked at by a Triumph specialist, they charge over £90 an hour.

Which covers both their wages and overheads for premises, tools, etc.
( Note: I'm more than happy to pay this and think it provides value for money to me. )

This puts the £25k price Gary will charge for a ‘standard’ turnkey Formosa into context.

And remember that both the earlier Sammio & Migllia builds required more labour.

Dave – You have built more than one kit car and know what you are doing.
(Unlike me. )

Your car has a lot of nice touches that take time and effort to do.

Those who want to put your efforts down or complain about the price need to get a life.

As I will keep going back to this guy’s reaction at seeing my car for the first time.

https://youtu.be/eLS-QQwL5ss

These cars are definitely worth more than the sum of their parts.

Cheers, Paul.
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