lets get things into prospective this guy is telling all and sundrie that his car is his pride and joy and is a mint spider which is what it would be worth if it was
The fact of the matter is its a cat c and worth less and clive your not doing yourself any favours suggesting this guys car is worth the same as some ones pride and joy
one man's pride & joy could be another's shed...Cat C, D or full history & undamaged but still in need of 'renovation', for want of a word to describe a non mint example.
You, like many others, are generalising as to a car's value just because of an insurance categorisation....not to it's current overall condition & what if any damage it had sustained. We still don't know what damage this particular Spider sustained to be written off?
I think the seller of the OP's Spider has exercised his 'poetic licence
', like many others do, in his wording of the advert. If you ignore his possible mis-truths; his emigrating + pride & joy(which may be true...doubtful but?) his only real 'offence
' is to try & earn a profit on a good looking car, which was previously undersold, & not mentioning it's been a Cat C...which he doesn't have to.
The OP just wanted to warn people on here that it wasn't a private sale as the advert suggested(he's only sold a couple of other cars on Ebay so he could be private...again doubtful).
The thread has become more than the OP's original intention & I only joined in to clarify the legal, not moral**, position re selling Cat C & D vehicles.
**There are so many saints on here it's unbelievable. I bet no one even exceeds the 70 mph speed limit.
I'm trying to suggest that there should be more categories with more details held on file which would help retain a good car's value. I'm not suggesting all cars that have suffered bad accident damage are still worth the same as ones that haven't, just a car needing a repaint for example shouldn't be devalued just because some insurance company couldn't be bothered to pay for an 'over the top' respray quote...with or without a new front bumper.
Insurance companies are at fault but as usual dealers get the blame.