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h18spk
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No MOT’s thread

Postby h18spk » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:55 am

I’m seeing this more and more and I’m really struggling with it, selling with no MOT but wanting top dollar? Although the below example is a series 3, I’m seeing it more with XJ40’s, and sometimes they are fetching better money than what better cars with MOT’s did a short while ago.

This car is a good example of this. Looks nice in the photos - but a lot of them do (it’s what you can’t see that the issue). Car hasn’t moved in 9 years, has been noted in its history more than once for excessive corrosion, selling with no MOT, that infuriating statement that it “passed the last time” (yeah mate, a DECADE ago) and then bidding starts at over £5,000.00?

It’s the son who is selling it. Can he not take it for an MOT? Unless things have changed, but selling without a certificate used to be taken as “I don’t think this thing will pass” or “it will pass but the advisory list will kill my dreams of more money”.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4353010071
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Re: No MOT’s thread

Postby h18spk » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:01 am

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Re: No MOT’s thread

Postby NMV 1E » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:03 am

Yes, I've seen this one too (of course) .... I don't think I'd even "enquire"(weetabix 2). Part of the world I know well, for what difference that makes ................. ;)
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Re: No MOT’s thread

Postby h18spk » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:09 am

NMV 1E wrote:Yes, I've seen this one too (of course) .... I don't think I'd even "enquire"(weetabix 2). Part of the world I know well, for what difference that makes ................. ;)


I don’t think I could enquire either. I love Series 3, but over £5k can buy a lot of things, and can buy a couple of stunning XJ40’s, but selling with no MOT just shows a seller has no faith in a car. I don’t buy in to these excuses of “I just don’t have the time”, if you’re looking for someone to pay in excess of over 5 grand for something which could take thousands to fix, you can find 30 minutes to take it for an MOT
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Re: No MOT’s thread

Postby donkeyotty » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:06 pm

What you worrying about, he said it “looks great” it will pass easy then :lol:
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Re: No MOT’s thread

Postby h18spk » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:14 pm

donkeyotty wrote:What you worrying about, he said it “looks great” it will pass easy then :lol:


Absolutely! Next time my car fails an MOT I’ll try that line and ask them to reconsider :lol:
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Re: No MOT’s thread

Postby Elsa_jag » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:14 pm

Mine is in need of an mot now, it really has passed easily every year.

I’ll just phone the test centre, tell them that and they can post me a new mot certificate then :roll:
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Re: No MOT’s thread

Postby NMV 1E » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:40 pm

Elsa_jag wrote:Mine is in need of an mot now, it really has passed easily every year.

I’ll just phone the test centre, tell them that and they can post me a new mot certificate then :roll:


Not many years ago now that's exactly what used to happen ( :!: ) .... I had the privilege of looking "after" a quite extensive selection of "classics". They were all in cocoons hissing away, with heating in the winter and carpet on the floor (etc, etc). If one or other car had an expired MOT certificate and the owner wished it to be used, a telephone call was made and hey presto ... The only unspoken rule we had to adhere to, was that the vehicle in question would have to be taken immediately for its test upon going on the road :!:
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