I'll attempt to clarify my "peace of mind statement". A car sold by a dealer has to be of merchantable quality, unless it's sold as "spares or repair" or "as seen without warranty".
Let's say Mr A flogs his car to Mr Dealer. Mr Dealer then sells the car on to Mr B. If the car is subsequently found to be fundamentally dodgy, Mr B has legal rights and Mr Dealer will have to act upon Mr B's complaint.
If Mr B bought a car direct from Mr A, then Mr B has no comeback.
Hence the "peace of mind" I referred too, it really doesn't matter where the dealer obtained it from.
Of course it's potentially a lot more expensive to buy from the delaer, overheads, profit etc etc.
So long as you've 100% checked the car isn't stolen and have the ability to identify a bad 'un from a good 'un then buying privately can save a good deal of money.
Agreed, sort of the point i have been trying to make. See the GTV V6 market value isnt in fact, for example purposes, Clives cars.
Because (and i can understand why he dosent want to be drawn on this topic) he makes money on them, certainly 99% of them otherwise he must be a desparately bad businessman who needs help, which he clearly isnt cause he has a great line in self promotion and free advertising which as a salesman myself and business owner i find brilliant!
So if we gather that Clive is selling GTV V6s to make money, then his prices arent the true market value cause he unlike most private sellers as you point out is selling at profit not loss.
Hence why you see this differing of prices.
So yeah i'd say 3-4k max for decent V6 GTV.
But we all know that simple economics and the cars aging is why they will continue to drop. And cause they are Alfas.
That is the very simple clear point i was trying to make. To be fair to some of these private sellers right now i dont think banding around things about 'sheds' and cheap cars being death traps is healthy or correct.
You pays your money and take your chances. I will add that the myth that if you buy cheap you will need to spend thousands isn't that true either, its human nature to buy a car then spend moneyu on it whether it cost 10k or 100n quid!!! trust me! its called addiction!!