Paul G wrote:I agree some of the dealers are cheeky with their prices and this lovely Ghia is no exception.
Bought from Anglia auctions for £9540 it was on ebay 3 days after the sale.
https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... ghia-auto/
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-FORD-CA ... Swxuha3gfh
This said, when moaning about the mark-ups (which are greedy with some dealers) you have to remember that he will have to warranty the 42 year old car for at least 3 months and prepare it and make sure it is safe to go on the road. Furthermore many dealers have to stock their businesses partly with money borrowed on overdraft, advertise the vehicle often for quite a long time (advertising can be bloody expensive)and here's the killer they have to pay VAT on their mark up (gross profit) which with this car would be around £800. Add in the cost of Motor Trade premises, insurance, crappy part exchanges etc and the gloss goes a bit off their huge profits.
Good points Paul!
Often we don't take into account ALL the expenses selling a car.
Only on 1 classic car in the last 5 years have I had a warranty of 3 months! No one else has offered them in my experience.....