An interesting thread.
I can certainly see why a buyer would be annoyed at not knowing and a private seller not declaring it. They might not for instance declare it if it has been repainted which may be legitimate or hiding something. This kind of stuff is upto the buyer to ask prior to looking/travelling.
In my case I never thought to ask about write-off history. I did ask about paint. The seller seemed genuinely surprised when I pointed out the HPI history. If I would have known the info up front I would still have looked at the car. After all the price for the mileage on my car was lower than equivalent to start with.
I can't remember what the price in the link was but there was a rejected offer for about £3500. Now in my opinion that is a little high for such a car perhaps even without the write-off category.
I paid far less for my '97 Spider with 97k on, which is straight and rather good IMO of course
, though it is higher mileage and and older car.
If I was to sell my GT I would say it was a CAT D in the advert, I would hate to think someone travel to see the car, ask the question and be annoyed, frankly I would be embarrassed. On the flip side (as in my case) the car was is pretty splendid condition so I negotiated and bought it and for many if they saw any CAT write-off they would just move onto the next one.
As we know selling trade is another matter. My question then Jim, did you advertise the car as a Category C write off?