Hello Mr euroboy, apart from the original purchase price my 'horrible' looking car has had £700-00 spent on servicing and new cam belt in 17 years, I note that your car has had 25,000-00 euros spent on it since 2007, now who is dreaming??
You seem to be confusing two things here; running costs and whether your car has crashed through Halfords or not
Im not trying to sell my car, nor will I ever, so im not sure where the 'dreaming' part comes in to it, could you be so kind as to clarify?
£700 in 17yrs you say, thats a scary thought and not something id be publishing on the internet if I were trying to sell my car in to a small community of knowledgeable owners. Id suggest your €25k bill might be just around the corner
If you read and comprehend my post correctly (rather than spitting the dummy out), you will see the bit where I suggested selling the car in to Europe, particularly places like The Netherlands or Belgium where these cars have much more value. If you hadnt been such an arse I could even have helped you write an advert in Dutch to place on the local forums here, oh well, opportunity lost eh.
Its a special car in the respect it has low miles, but you should also appreciate that your style of advert probably puts off as many people as it turns on, your price is, ahem, *optimistic* (thats an assertion backed up by the fact that its been for sale for what seems like forever), and most of the details on the car make people guffaw, rather than nod approvingly.
With a few small tweaks to the looks, a better worded advert, and a reality check on the price, I think you could probably achieve around £7k for it in the UK, or €10-11k in places like NL. When most examples are selling for around 1/2 that, I think thats a very fair and realistic premium.
If you want £10k+ for it, do these three things.
1. Stop driving it
2. Put it in a carcoon.
3. Get it out again in 5-10 years and then fully restore every lubricated and perishable item on the car.