Advice on selling my Laser

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Advice on selling my Laser

Postby scherrit » Wed May 02, 2018 9:24 pm

Hi guys,
I have a heavy heart about this, but I need to sell my Laser, I have too many cars and not enough time to enjoy all of them, the Laser was prepped for track days and I have done only one in 3 years, a new baby in the house means I won't get back to it for years, so it has to go.

I am looking for some advice, tho'..... I do need to get everything sold and also would like to get reasonable dosh for it, without the endless hassle of eBay..... so first question really is do I strip all the sexy stuff off and return it to standard, or sell it modd'ed? I haven't cut metal anywhere to fit the big brakes, suspension mods etc, so the only down side is time to re-fit the standard stuff from my garage.

Some pics here from a few years ago:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=45411&p=303861&hilit=sleeper#p303861

Mods are:
15" Brookie wheels, Caprisport 300mm discs and Brembos up front, Sierra discs at back, Billies with coilovers at front, poly bushes all round and minor engine mods..... Pinto with big valve head but standard intake manifold and modd'ed Weber, Ashley exhaust manifold.

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Re: Advice on selling my Laser

Postby Peter-S » Wed May 02, 2018 9:42 pm

Personally I think they are the sort of mods that will probably add value. I think you want a car that looks reasonably standard and a reasonable interior. There's always people that want bog standard but there are plenty of modified cars about so I would test the water as it is.
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Re: Advice on selling my Laser

Postby Paul G » Wed May 02, 2018 9:47 pm

Get an MOT on it, people will pay much more for one they can drive away and use instantly. Clean the nuts off it, inside, outside, under the bonnet and get the wheels and glass shining and a spray of tyre foam on the tyres. Photograph it somewhere nice, not in a garage or a front lawn with the bins next to it.

Re the modifications, some would pay more for them and some less. I would offer it as is and say that all the stuff to return it to stock is available.

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Re: Advice on selling my Laser

Postby scherrit » Wed May 02, 2018 9:59 pm

Brilliant advice so far... thanks and yes it is MOT'd at the moment, been SORNed a bit when I haven't had time to sort it and it lived in a garage mostly so no stress about SORN in the past.
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Re: Advice on selling my Laser

Postby D366Y » Thu May 03, 2018 8:31 am

Another point worth considering, if you've still got all the original stuff to return the car to standard, I'd guess that some of that stuff will be slightly easier to offload and sell separately rather than something that's already been fitted?

Some people will only use the original ford parts so if you have the original front legs and discs etc. then I'd imagine that they would be easier to sell than a used set of Coillies? Only say that as I personally probably wouldn't buy something like that second hand... worth reconsidering

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Re: Advice on selling my Laser

Postby timfromull » Fri May 04, 2018 7:30 am

By the sound of It, the mods are an improvement and don't detract from the Laser, bar the 15 inchers which I'm guessing are required in order to fit the Brembo's.
There is no size fits all so personally I like the mods and it would attract me as a potential purchaser but have Fred Smith next door running to the hills.
One man's meat is another man's poison.......
Had you cut it about and stuck 'Lacks Power' lumps of plastic all over it :doh: then yes, I'd say pull it all off and return to stock.........your mods however, in my humble sound bob on..
As the chaps have already said, get her looking top notch, take some sexy pics...........and hey presto..... :cheers:
Good luck with the sale and the bundle of joy, mate.


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