1999 Ghilbli at auction

Phil H

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A lovely looking car, but I'm not convinced by the history:

The history file is in 2 parts, first part is the service book which has 15 stamps, all Maserati Main Agents and the second part is a folder from Meridian Madonna – who are Ferrari and Maserati Main Agents based in Lyndhurst.

PH
 

Ewan

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I chatted with the owner a couple of weeks back. It’s now gone back from the auction house to Meridien so they can patch it up to get it through its MOT before the auction.

The history does stack up. But it needs cosmetic work.
 

Lavazza

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My comment in post #3 was a joke by the way - too subtle?

Reference to misspelling of Modena...

Madonna...Borderline?
 

GeoffCapes

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I chatted with the owner a couple of weeks back. It’s now gone back from the auction house to Meridien so they can patch it up to get it through its MOT before the auction.

The history does stack up. But it needs cosmetic work.
Any idea what it will go for?
With bodywork issues isn't £7,500 a bit generous?

Although I can't see Meridien doing a 'patch up' job.
 

del mar

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I am always surprised that these appear to worth so little, but without an MOT and electrical issues maybe...

I note that the MOT is now in place, and the auction price is a guide.

I am not that hung up about Service History, things either work or they don't, i would be worried about big expensive jobs that had been missed, but whether the car did 3000 miles or 5000 miles between oil changes or 12 months vs 36 months does it really matter ? As long as it is not excessive,

The Chains are due at that mileage, but whether they need doing is another matter.
 

dickygrace

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Any idea what it will go for?
With bodywork issues isn't £7,500 a bit generous?

Although I can't see Meridien doing a 'patch up' job.
I think it’s a decent car from what I’ve been told. £3k or so on bodywork so long as it’s not rotten and it’s a >£20k car. I reckon it’ll reach about £12-13k.
 

Contigo

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I think prices for these are Crazy for you! And with the recent Holiday should turn the corner? Prices do seem Frozen though! Once these engines spin up they are Borderline Erotica and Music to my ears! Not sure I need to Justify My Love for them really because my Papa Don't preach about Italian cars but I don't want to get Hung Up. My max bid shouldn't be Miles Away and I hope that the result will be a Celebration. By the way South West Auctions... This used to be my playground!
 

GeoffCapes

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some people might say that would be a bonus;), the wife has threatened to divorce many a time after spending kids inheritance on motors
My wife would definitely divorce me as I promised not to buy a toy until we have bought a new house.
We've only just put ours up for sale!
 

lifes2short

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My wife would definitely divorce me as I promised not to buy a toy until we have bought a new house.
We've only just put ours up for sale!
on a serious note totally agree, bricks and mortar first and foremost, then toys, best of luck with house move