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P50

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Am I missing something here?
« on: June 12, 2010, 11:06:08 AM »
I know a 201 is rare but how much?!

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C162503/

Who'll pay that for what is a KR200 save door. Ok it's a roadster but I prefer the Cabriolet as you get the best of both worlds.

Wonder why it's got 2 front seats? TG and standard?  and shouldn't filter box be silver not black?  for 42.5 k I'd want my KR to be driven to by Elvis! 

http://www.elvispresleymusic.com.au/pictures/messerschmitt_elvis.html

The King had taste..

Just like Victoria Beckham. Err perhaps not!

http://www.judiciaryreport.com/images/victoria_beckham_car_3.jpg

Oh dear. Money and class rarely go hand in hand...


Good luck!

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Re: Am I missing something here?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 12:51:45 PM »
That's quite a price for a project! I knew that Elvis had a momentary lapse of bad taste and got a KR, but I had assumed it was pink!
VB monogrammed seats: yuk!
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Re: Am I missing something here?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2010, 01:13:32 PM »
It would appear that this is the price for it when finished. Very strange way of doing business, most people wait until they have something worth looking at before offering it for sale. I wonder how they arrived at the price, a precise 42, not just 40k, maybe they picked a number out of a hat?

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Re: Am I missing something here?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2010, 01:18:15 PM »
It might include the bill for their work. Quite a common mistake, to think that the restored car will be worth its value + the value of the work done.
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Re: Am I missing something here?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 11:19:53 AM »
Buying a KR201 Roadster is in fact not easy. They are very rare, rarer than Tigers. However the chassis plate puts them in the same number sequence as the KR200 so you cannot look at a chassis and say 'That is a Roadster'. You would think that supporting documentation might be the way. Sadly some Roadsters were give council logbooks stating the car as a KR200, others it says Sports. The V5 system that replaced it is rank with wrong information and quite frankly cannot be trusted. Therefore to be able to prove you actually have a genuine KR201 Roadster is extraordinarily difficult and really requires substantive documentary evidence as they are not to difficult to fake. Just having a door is not having a roadster. I am a bit hot on this as I have two genuine KR201 again.
I cannot comment on the car advertised but the onus is on them to prove the car is genuine before they restore it as otherwise it could be anything. Either way the price is for America as no Brit is going to pay £42k. I suspect no American is either.
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