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This is my first time posting I’m struggling to value my brera pro drive. Someone offered me £4000 the other day in the condition it’s in I thought that wasn’t bad. It needs a drive shaft has some scratches on drivers side body and 92000 miles. Then I decided to look them up. One I found was in better condition but more miles almost 100.000 and they were asking £9000.
 

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Which engine is it, how many miles has it done, what is the service history like? These are the things that determine value and then you can knock off accordingly based on the cost of repairs of the faults.


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Which engine is it, how many miles has it done, what is the service history like? These are the things that determine value and then you can knock off accordingly based on the cost of repairs of the faults.


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It’s the 3.2 v6 with 92000 miles no service history I’ve had it for about 5 years now and looked after it myself.
 

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No service history isn’t a good look and definitely won’t help you with your sale. Have you had a quote for the driveshaft? And what are the scratches like, will it need paint?


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Lack of SH removes about 2k from the value. If you have owned it for 5 years do you have anything for the time you have owned it?

I would guess it is worth about 6-8K. I know this might sound critical but it is rare to find one that has issues most have been carefully maintained and cared for.

Recently saw one with 20K miles clearly loved and pampered asking price was 22K sold, I spoke to the owner for 19K!
 

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No service history isn’t a good look and definitely won’t help you with your sale. Have you had a quote for the driveshaft? And what are the scratches like, will it need paint?


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I got quoted £2000 about 2 years ago for the shaft and to repair the scratches. That’s why when they offered me £4000 I thought £6000 was the value and happy with that. Then I see one up for £9000 with 7000 more miles on the clock.
 

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"Up for" and "sold for" can be very different amounts though....
 

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The 3.2 V6 seem... to be valued at a bit more than the 2.2JTS, altho there are good reasons why ppl tend to go for the 2.2 (less tax, handling possibly a tad more balanced). What colour is it?
If you documented everything you have done to it in your ownership and have proof of purchase for any parts fitted, then that would go some way towards filling the gap of service history. I would bite the bullet and get the driveshaft sorted and anything else that needs attending to. Then, with most issues sorted, is the point at which its true value can be determined.
 

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I've seen cars that were utter rattly crap with full dealer history.....and great cars with just a few bills and no real history. Current condition is more important to me than some easily acquired rubber stamps in a book!
 

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I have had 3, 2.2S models and 2 3,2S and currently have 3 159's. I agree that existing and presented condition is everything but having a history just demonstrates things have been attended to. Buying one without to me means complete service, all fluids being changed and flushed. Knowing when the air con was last gassed, or things like if a clutch, cambelt / chain has been done enables you to have an idea of what might be on the horizon. The 3.2 uses the F40 gearbox which is much more reliable than the M32 in the 2.2's but knowing if that's ever had an oil change is another item that will need to be done.

Not sure if a driveshaft and simple bodywork sounds like 2K but I guess that's what you pay if you don't do it yourself.

I just replaced my steering rack with a new one, not reconditioned having it done at a specialist would have cost about £1300-£1400. Doing it myself and sourcing new stock from Europe cost £270.
 
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