Might have been someone he knows and upset them???It's not an expensive car, so can't understand the reason for envious vandals keying it.
Agreed. There are some cheap simple fixes he's listed. Why not do them prior to sale?The first photos make it look nice, then you see the keying, the splitter, the bumer and it makes you think the car is tatty and wonder how well the car has been looked after in general. If the owner doesn't care about the bodywork will they care about servicing and maintenance?
well its up around £2.2k so that's me out. Don't reckon its worth more than £2250the more above 2K it goes again the less of a bargin it becomes. Decent full respray with good paint 2-3K (to remedy the keying and bumper and splitter issues as well). Prolly wheel and caliper refurb 200 quid.
Thats the cosmestic stuff sorted.
2 new front tyres 250+100 for alarm unit.
so 3-3.5K out of blocks just to get it looking nice and drivable. With that high mileage you prolly could potentially need to budget for mechanical issues. (suspension ). Factor in another 1K for that (could be more or less hwo knows) 4-4.5K to get it nice (not mint just nice.
It sounds tempting and I might go an have a look. But again your much better off waiting for a good example for 5-6K thats been garaged and loved. I think it will go up to about 3K on ebay. which for me would be too much. Dont like that exhaust system much either.
Best of luck with it I hope you get it!That's what I'm thinking although I won't be getting carried away with the bidding.
It is very hard to match it alright, and the only way to get it really perfect it to do a full respray, but that said does that mean that if you do a full respray that it won't be the proper colour? If you can get the proper colour then it wouldnt be so hard to match in the first place...I know from first hand experience you can't part match Alfa red, the whole car would have to be sprayed and for a good job you have to be looking at £2k.
Not quite as simple as that, because the paint fades, and the paint code doesn't account for the paint fading from red to pink over the years. So a full respray would be the proper colour, without any fade. That is why if you just painted one section, it wouldn't match, as you would have fresh Alfa Rosso 130 next to Alfa Rosso 130 that has had ten years worth of paint fade..It is very hard to match it alright, and the only way to get it really perfect it to do a full respray, but that said does that mean that if you do a full respray that it won't be the proper colour? If you can get the proper colour then it wouldnt be so hard to match in the first place...