You only need 1 person to buy it, not via the auction, if really interested they would contact the seller directly.
I've sold 2 Cups for between £7k & £8k. Neither of them were 1 owners & obviously not number 001 either.
There is no right or wrong time of year to sell a car like this, or even GTVs in general, you just have to keep them advertised until the right buyer sees the advert.
Clive, it has to be marketed properly. I made the point previously that your adverts and the one for the Salvage Cup with a new bonnet for £2600 were much better.
It could be argued that not pitching the car correctly this time will undermine future attempts to sell it, and therefore the value it may realise.
The way the car was photographed and pitched isn't down to the actions of any posters in this thread, but the responsibility of the vendor. I giggled at the suggestion that pointing out that the advert was poor was an attack at the Alfa brand. I wasn't feeling the love for that car in that advert. It may have been lazily trying to trade on some cachet, real or supposed, that there may be in Cup 001 but that's been eroded by the way the car has been pitched.
If I'd owned Cup 001 since I was 21 I think I'd have quite a few photographs of it on high days and in the sun looking good. I've got photos of the sheds I was driving when I was twenty, admittedly they're not very good, but it was before the days of digital cameras and being able to take as many photos as you want as you can just delete them rather than get a whole roll of film developed.
Cup 001 is like a Unicorn, but it's been made to look like some anorexic, rancid old nag that's about to cross Europe in a refridgerated trailer to find itself being made into own brand value burgers at a processing plant in Ireland. It's made Kim Kardashian look like Hilda Ogden. Cup 001 should be giving me wood, but the way it's been pitched has given me an acorn. It's not given me the horn.
I think doubting that the vendor wants to part with it is reasonable given the way that the car hasn't been sold.
These issues aren't specific to the GTV or Cups. For things to sell and realise a decent price then they need to be sold appropriately.
I don't understand the point about using the catchment power of the Internet to then make it about that one buyer, that one special buyer that's as rare and unusual as Cup 001? Why do it? It's like putting Chinese remoulds on your McLaren P1 before giving it a good drubbing around Dunsfold. It makes no sense. Have I seen four or a dozen eBay 'watchers' tracking Clive's black Phase 1? So the one special person that may buy it could be one of those eBay watchers, but may then again they may not be?
Alfa, GTVs and selling cars, like selling anything aren't black arts. I think that Clive sells other cars, parts of other cars and other stuff illustrates that point.
I was hoping that Clive got Cup 001 so it could then be presented and sold properly. This advert was an advert for eBay Sales Assistants, people that list and advertise stuff on the behalf of others.
This wasn't supposed to happen - PistonHeads
What's with the link?
Well that thread has people cooing and getting dough eyed and waxing lyrical about Alfa V6s and Cups. Shouldn't any advert for Cup 001 achieved, or sought to achieve the same result?
I've got the hump like the one in that first photo of that Cup? Some of the stuff typed here sounds like the sort of stuff IPCC Commissioners and those watchdogs that have stood by watching NHS Hospital Trusts killing patients on an industrial scale for years say.
It reminds me of a thread in WOT where someone said that they'd turned up for a job interview with a curry stain on their tie. It's like going out on a hot date with Spinach in your teeth.