MOT Failure - £1000

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Richie_Rich
Joined: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 16:11
Posts: 36

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Lincolnshire

MOT Failure - £1000

Post by Richie_Rich » Tue 23 May, 2017 10:51

I nearly got rid last year but ended up spending a four figure sum to get it through... this year I'm afraid she's been replaced so has to go... :cry:

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-z3-id ... 1242508366

Contact number on the add as I don't hang around here much... thanks
2001 1.9 Z3 Silver
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Richie_Rich
Joined: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 16:11
Posts: 36

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: MOT Failure - £1000

Post by Richie_Rich » Sun 28 May, 2017 21:36

Only one offer of £500, so it's going to MotorHog for £600 this week, it's a shame to send a solid Z3 to the breakers yard but cash is cash.
2001 1.9 Z3 Silver
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deni2s
Joined: Mon 25 Mar, 2013 22:02
Posts: 747

  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: MOT Failure - £1000

Post by deni2s » Mon 29 May, 2017 08:09

Probably you could get your 600 back by parting it yourself and selling out the lights and wheels only :D

mrscalex
Joined: Fri 13 Mar, 2015 09:14
Posts: 796

  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: MOT Failure - £1000

Post by mrscalex » Mon 29 May, 2017 21:23

I would have been tempted to take the clear front & rear lights off and replace with amber. And remove the split rims and replace with whatever cheapies. The surplus might have seen you £400 back.

Then sell the car for £600. I think your problem is with a 1.9 the ceiling price for an MOT failure is lower than the £1,000. Unfairly in your case as it has some nice bits. But I'm not sure that's how people work.

You've probably been a bit too honest with the condition too. Many Z3s carry a number of the faults you mention and most sellers wouldn't bother saying.

If I didn't have 5 projects and 1 breaker on the go I'd have considered it myself.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

Richie_Rich
Joined: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 16:11
Posts: 36

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: MOT Failure - £1000

Post by Richie_Rich » Mon 29 May, 2017 22:53

Thanks for the replies and the ideas regarding the lights and the wheels... unfortunately I do not have the time or the mechanical aptitude to be replacing the lights... and the wheels really do need a refurb!
Yes maybe I was a bit too honest about its condition but I'm an honest guy and wanted to be clear about it :)
I will be sending her on her merry way as soon as they can come pick it up.
Thanks again, Rich.
2001 1.9 Z3 Silver
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Richie_Rich
Joined: Fri 22 Oct, 2010 16:11
Posts: 36

  Z3 roadster 1.9i
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: MOT Failure - £1000

Post by Richie_Rich » Tue 30 May, 2017 22:12

Car is now sold... to another forum member :)
2001 1.9 Z3 Silver
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