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Good evening all.
It's with regret that I'm contemplating selling my 2004 156 GTA.
It has high mileage at approximately 160000 and is currently having it's mot done.
It has a full service history with loads of receipts.
This year's been hard and I just can't afford to run it anymore.
It is completely standard apart from a cat back scorpion exhaust.
The clutch is original which shows how gently it's been driven through out its live. Body work is really good for its age with just a few stone chips and I tiny bubble above the front right wheel.
It's being waxoyl'd this week to treat and prevent underside rust.
I'd like £5000. I think it's worth that. If interested or have questions please pm me I'm open to offers.
It's not available yet as work for is being done but should be next week.
Thanks for reading.
 

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I think with that mileage, no q2/quaife and the original clutch you are asking quite a high price.
 

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Mine is similar specced with lower mileage and newer.

I've had little interest at 4k. Although I haven't advertised in anger yet.
 

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It needs small bits and pieces. I can't justify it. Financially I'm in a small hole at the moment which doesn't help. I don't want to neglect it and things get worse.
 

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Sorry to hear you are leaving GTA ownership so soon. These cars will always be costly to run. I know some owners have been lucky to escape big bills, but most of us have had our fair share of four figure invoices handed to us. Good luck with the sale if you definitely decide to move it on.
 
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No proof what so ever and it has a full and detailed device history.
Previous owner and the owner before that has vouched for it.
 

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this is PR's old GTA that he had from 1 year and 5,000 miles (registered with caledonian fiat/alfa in the first year) until last year, it has the original clutch.
 

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Last year PR traded it in to James Madden cars in Leamington for a Maserati. I had it for a short while from James Madden, but as a motor trader, so Petep is only the third registered keeper of the car. It has full history and service history.

The cambelt failed just within four years in 2014, so the engine had a top end rebuild and belts etc recently by a respected specialist. Looks and runs really well.
Could do with new clutch and a quaiffe diff...as the clutch is a bit heavy..but fully functional. The bodywork, wheels and interior are all very presentable.

Pete, Sounds as if one of the coils has been playing up? Not a difficult job...especially if on the front bank..?
 

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I agree with OA. 3ish K would be about right, but i guess the proof is in the selling.

Anyone selling a GTA wagon? PM me!
 

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Yes it was mine and I can confirm it is on its original, factory fitted clutch.

I bought the car as an ex Fiat Auto "manager" car at 11 months and 5k ish miles. I kept it until it had close to 160k on it and I didn't ever change the clutch.

Only once did it leave "me" stranded, and that was when the timing belt snapped (the GF was in it at the time!)

If anyone wants any further info just ask me, happy to answer any questions
 

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Thanks guys. The clutch was heavy but I very recently striped and greased the clutch release shaft and all is light now.
 

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Is this car currently on eBay? Item 131735968416

Same amount of miles etc....

The reason I asked specifically about the clutch was because the eBay advert states the clutch has been changed within the last 5k miles.

If it's not the same car my apologies for questioning....
 

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I don't think 5K is too much for a car that while high mileage is in fundamentally good order.

I've just paid around 3 for the SW that Dan was advertising, which had door and wing damage. Getting this done at a bodyshop would be about 2 grand. Doing it myself ( got a door in the right colour, but will have to pay for the wing to be sprayed) will cost about £400. The car needs a new exhaust, pretty much front to back - a grand. The engine in mine is claimed to be new, no documentary evidence, and was installed by monkeys - I've never seen such a botched bolt on an inlet manifold before. So I pretty much have to change the cambelt in order to sleep at night. Then the whole of the underneath needs cleaning up and re-sealing. It needs wheel arch liners, trim pieces...the list is endless.

So - if I wasn't DIY, by spending about 4K (7K total), I'd have a car like OPs, but 80K fewer miles. DIY - I can probably do it for about £2500 in parts. so 5.5K total.

So 5K for a car that is fundamentally sorted, but might need a clutch, is OK. I wouldn't buy it, I enjoy the fixing too much.....!
 
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