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I've (very reluctantly) had my 51 plate Vela Blue Ph2 GTV 3.0 V6 on the market for a couple of weeks or so and I haven't had one sniff of interest! :confused:

To be honest I don't really want to sell but I work for a fuel company and I get cost price diesel so my head is telling me to get a 159 2.4 JTDm instead.

It's only done 48k, has a full documented history with all the old receipts, tax discs, MOTs etc etc Cambelt was done at 29k. All the work has been done at main dealers or specialists. Basically, if you were looking for a 3.0 GTV it would definitely be on your radar.

My question is .... Why have I had no interest? Is it the price? (I've advertised it for £4250). Is it fuel costs? Is it the wrong colour? Is it too pretty? Is it too much car for the average man? Is it because every time you get into it it's like having an illicit affair with Rhianna? :lol: Is it because I'm not taking selling it very seriously?!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Stick by your guns mate as potential buyers will just be waiting for you to lower the price, as no one really has any money any more:cool:
 

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im guessing it's the colour, there was always loads of blue ones, with lower miles and better condition than most others and at a cheaper price when i was looking.
 

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I think the market is definitely moving towards cheaper smaller cars, overall perception of the GTV is that it is juicy, italian and expensive to run. We all know the GTV is a little more precious than say a 156/147.

Having said that I was looking at V6 GTV's a few weeks ago but couldn't find anything in the vacinity, all the competitively priced ones were miles away. There was a 1999 in red with tan leather near cornwall with around 60 on the clock up for for around £2.7k!

I personally would be looking at your car for 3-3.5k but I am very tight, no doubt the right buyer would come along at more.

Important things for me when looking at GTV's

Cambelt - you mention mileage but year was it done?
Clutch - Ever been replaced? (Great selling point)
Recent radiator?
Evidence of oil cooler unit/pipes replaced?
Worth getting a dent remover out to pull any little dents out of the doors so you can state there are no dents, I think I paid £80 for an entire car on my last GTV.
Aero kit is essential!

I luckily sold it for just over 6k with 40 odd thousand on the clock about 2 years ago but then it had a clutch and cambelt in the last 6 months.
 

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I've (very reluctantly) had my 51 plate Vela Blue Ph2 GTV 3.0 V6 on the market for a couple of weeks or so and I haven't had one sniff of interest! :confused:

To be honest I don't really want to sell but I work for a fuel company and I get cost price diesel so my head is telling me to get a 159 2.4 JTDm instead.

It's only done 48k, has a full documented history with all the old receipts, tax discs, MOTs etc etc Cambelt was done at 29k. All the work has been done at main dealers or specialists. Basically, if you were looking for a 3.0 GTV it would definitely be on your radar.

My question is .... Why have I had no interest? Is it the price? (I've advertised it for £4250). Is it fuel costs? Is it the wrong colour? Is it too pretty? Is it too much car for the average man? Is it because every time you get into it it's like having an illicit affair with Rhianna? :lol: Is it because I'm not taking selling it very seriously?!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hi I got £4250 for mine a few months back. Similar mileage and perfect service history. I think the fact it had Q2 / 2.5 v6 flywheel and complete suspension replacement helped it acheive that price. For what its worth I think the blue looks lovely, stick to your guns. Where is the ad?

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MC
 

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I'm thinking of selling mine too, probably going to look for around £2500:

9months MOT, 3 months tax
1999 T reg 3.0 24v Aero
6-speed box
88k miles
Teledials
Spoiler
Perfectly red
Black leather
Braided hoses
Reconditioned calipers
Good cooler pipes/radiator/clutch
Larini stainless steel system (or Wizard quad system)
KYB gas adjusts
Powerflexed rear.

Realistic price?
 

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Sorry for the late reply. I've been away on a stag-do survival weekend! But that's another story!

I took the car off sale the other day until I decide whether I really want to sell it but I may put it back on at £3995 as it sounds just that bit more enticing. If it doesn't sell at that then I am definitely keeping it. It's too good a car to let go for any less.

And the answer to that question about cost price diesel is...... about 30p a litre cheaper! :)
 

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GTVs are still selling but I think fuel costs have reduced the V6 to being a second car or hobby car option. As such the market narrows dramatically for the higher priced ones with perfect past service history. Cheaper examples are the ones that sell easily. My car came to me looking very well cared for but with patchy history. It now has new belts, full service, new tyres and a clean bill of health from a trusted garage. I would have had to pay another £1500 to get a book full of genuine service stamps from new.
Good luck with your sale but I feel you will have to reduce your price further to get your car sold. :)
 

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I looked at a v6 before I bought my replacement ts spider

The insurance, for three months (as a vehicle change on policy) was £245

This may be the issue. The ts was £95
 

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GTVs are still selling but I think fuel costs have reduced the V6 to being a second car or hobby car option. As such the market narrows dramatically for the higher priced ones with perfect past service history. Cheaper examples are the ones that sell easily. My car came to me looking very well cared for but with patchy history. It now has new belts, full service, new tyres and a clean bill of health from a trusted garage. I would have had to pay another £1500 to get a book full of genuine service stamps from new.
Good luck with your sale but I feel you will have to reduce your price further to get your car sold. :)
I think you're right. There seems to be a lot of cheaper ones out there that probably need some work doing on them. If you know what you're looking for then it's probably worth the risk then you can do any work it may need.

I'm really reluctant to let mine go for much less than 4k though. It has a perfect service history with all the receipts to go along with the stamps in the book. It has all the old MOTs to back up the mileage. All the work that has been done has been at main dealers or specialists. Since I've owned it all work has been done at AlfaTechnico near Mansfield (who I cant recommend highly enough by the way). Cambelt and tensioners were done in 2009 at 29k. Its just sailed through an MOT, has had the pads and discs replaced and I've just put 4 new Michelins on it. Personally I'd pay a lot more than 4k! :lol:
 

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I think you're right. There seems to be a lot of cheaper ones out there that probably need some work doing on them. If you know what you're looking for then it's probably worth the risk then you can do any work it may need.

I'm really reluctant to let mine go for much less than 4k though. It has a perfect service history with all the receipts to go along with the stamps in the book. It has all the old MOTs to back up the mileage. All the work that has been done has been at main dealers or specialists. Since I've owned it all work has been done at AlfaTechnico near Mansfield (who I cant recommend highly enough by the way). Cambelt and tensioners were done in 2009 at 29k. Its just sailed through an MOT, has had the pads and discs replaced and I've just put 4 new Michelins on it. Personally I'd pay a lot more than 4k! :lol:
that it was 8 years before it had a cambelt change may make some people think it wasn't well looked after.

Had mine up for sale for a couple of months now, started at 4.3k, now at 3950. I'm starting to see that I'm going to do well to get 3.5k for it which is a bit sad ! - too many bargain ones out there (although the buyers of those will end up spending a lot after purchase, but most buyers are just looking at age, mileage, bodywork and price, not knowing what big bills may await them)

Alfa Romeo : GTV 3.0 V6 Q2 Lusso Aero

I wouldn't do it, but if I were to take it to pieces and sell them I wouldn't be far off the price that I'll get for it running well, which is a bit ridiculous!
 

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that it was 8 years before it had a cambelt change may make some people think it wasn't well looked after.

Had mine up for sale for a couple of months now, started at 4.3k, now at 3950. I'm starting to see that I'm going to do well to get 3.5k for it which is a bit sad ! - too many bargain ones out there (although the buyers of those will end up spending a lot after purchase, but most buyers are just looking at age, mileage, bodywork and price, not knowing what big bills may await them)

Alfa Romeo : GTV 3.0 V6 Q2 Lusso Aero

I wouldn't do it, but if I were to take it to pieces and sell them I wouldn't be far off the price that I'll get for it running well, which is a bit ridiculous!
Sounds like you are in the same boat as me. That's what puzzles me about it too; people seem to be willing to buy them cheap without a good history and risk having loads of bills right at the start. Good look with selling yours though - it looks very nice indeed and you've spent the money in all the right places. Although, £3950 sounds very cheap to me - someone is going to get a bargain I reckon. Is that a quad Regazzon on the back too?

Btw, mine has had 3 cambelt changes in its life - the last was in '09 :)
 

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Sounds like you are in the same boat as me. That's what puzzles me about it too; people seem to be willing to buy them cheap without a good history and risk having loads of bills right at the start. Good look with selling yours though - it looks very nice indeed and you've spent the money in all the right places. Although, £3950 sounds very cheap to me - someone is going to get a bargain I reckon. Is that a quad Regazzon on the back too?

Btw, mine has had 3 cambelt changes in its life - the last was in '09 :)
As I said earler, I did what what puzzles you. I bought my car cheap with sketchy history . It took me about 30 seconds to decide on buying it subject to it driving ok. It's obviously been looked after, there's evidence of it all around the car. The only thing missing was the dealer/specialist service history although the book is fully stamped by garages local to the owner. It had never had a belt change but has had one now. So, now I have a car that has done 73000 miles, has no outstanding work required and I'm still not up to £3200. The point is for me that I know the work is done and am not trusting what pieces of paper or stamps in a book are telling me.
 
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