Not wishing to ramble but need some opinions about my car. Its a 2001/Y in silver with Lusso spec - cloth recaros, all electrics, sideskirts, carbon trim, orange dials, 16" teledials etc.
I bought this 156 V6 Sportwagon off a forum member last year (user = jambag)
Someone, at 10mph, "crashed" lightly into the back of my car in January. It's now surplus to my requirements and looking to sell it at a realistic price rather than just send it to the scrappy and deny fellow Alfistis the chance to save this lovely motor.
After much deliberation with the insurance company they decided to write the car off, despite the only damage being a scraped back bumper and the boot being a little harder to shut where the prang pushed the bumper in internally. The boot still shuts with a good slam.
The car was bought from a really honest and decent chap on here called jambag (if you search for him he posted quite a lot about his car before I bought it). It's high mileage at 189K but been up and down the motorway a lot and in brilliant mechanical condition for the mileage, bodywork good generally. The original advert from when I bought the car on Ebay is here: http://http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200...d=318665233198
"Jambag" spent thousands keeping the car tip-top and I have many receipts from 2005 onwards from Black and White garage Newbury. In the last 18 months it's had:
New suspension, tailgate struts, MAF, radiator, cambelt, water pump, rear wiper
In my ownership the car has also had a new Bosch battery and new thermostat.
Given the fantastic mechanical condition, the fact most common fail parts on the 156 have been replaced and that the car still runs beautifully I thought the car would be suitable for someone on here who might want to strip it for parts or repair it?
It's a great workhorse and could easily be put back on the road - by repairing the back bumper and tailgate, taking it for an MOT and VIC check and of course will always be Cat C registered.
Wondered what people's opinions are on it? Given it's the Sportwagon and a V6 at that (which in itself is a rare combination) how much realistically is it worth? I will look to put it into the classifieds section but would look to hear your thoughts first
Many thanks guys,