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Its Not Everyday A Buyer Travels 2000km+ To Buy Your Car!


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Hi guys,

I have deliberately kep quiet for the past month or so about my Aristo sale (in case Mr Fargo takes them out like he has with all my other interested parties :whistling: ). After so many time wasters and :tsktsk: in the UK I did get a call from a interested buyer in Finland a month aga. I thought it was a scam at first but he sent me a £500 bank transfer and 1 month, 150+ emails and some cash he arrived last night at Manchester Airport and we did the deal. He was loving the car!

I know I was only the seller but it was exciting for me to have a buyer come all that what just to buy my car based on pictures. He said the car looked exactly as described and was worth the travel. The buyer mentioned that there were a few other Aristos about cheaper then mine or similar priced, but he loved the classy look I have achieved and he hates over the top stupid stick on bits and big bumpers!) The car should be a sleeper not shout about it- if I was going to do that then it defeats the point!

He bought some friends with him and they are having a Road Trip now driving the car all the way back to Finland over the bank holiday weekend. I bet they will have fun on the Autobahn........... ;) I would love to do something like that someday. :)

With some really bad weather in the evenings I was worried that I wouldn't be able to give the car a proper clean but I did my best;I have to say it looked really good (Meguirs quick detail did the trick!). The night before I filled the boot up with spare parts the buyer wanted. Yesterday I then waxed the car and cleaned as best I could and filled up a 25L drum of V-Power I had got for him as well as checking the under bonnet fluids, tyre pressures getting an extra 1L Top-up of Silkolene 10w-50 oil for him and I also had to buy a set of spacers which I forgot to do for the front wheels just in case they had a puncture on the front wheels (the spare won't clear the big brakes) etc. I must admit I hadn't checked the oil as regulary as I should but was impressed the car used no oil ;)

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Taking all that back to Finland (and filled up fuel) AND obviously there own luggage. :shifty:

My quick clean included cleaned the engine bay plastics, exterior wash and wax, vaccume interior and conditioning the leather seats etc. Car looked and smelt good :)

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Looking good to meet her new owner:

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The test drive was quite funny because we were in the Manchester Airport Short Stay Car park and we didn't really want to leave because I didn't know where we were going and you'd have to pay the rip off charges to come back in. The buyer was quite happy to just drive round the car park and get used to the beast. I couldn't really demonstrate the power. The car has so much paperwork that really even the arch leaver file I provided wasn't enough and it was over flowing!

My final view of the car as it leaves and never to be seen in the UK again probably. :crybaby:

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It honestly was a mint example of an Aristo and a such a shame that minus the few genuine ones, the UK buyers were (sorry to say but) :tsktsk: bunch of time wasters. All I can say is this guy knows how to buy a car - if you want it you go get it even if it is 2000KM+ away where as the UK buyers couldn't even do 20 miles in same cases. I feel better saying that and getting my frustrations out. The eventual buyer was again the FIRST PERSON to look at the car, as always seems to be the case with my cars - never sold a car yet where the first person has not bought it. Hardly any haggling over the price and its nice being able to stick two fingers up to the :tsktsk: buyers that ring you up saying they have four grand for me "right now" in cash - I say thats very nice for them, and?? :shutit: Dreamers............... if they think that - I'd rather keep the car then give it way. (As you can tell had some right people trying it on) :D

All though if feels like I have been selling the car for a while its not that long really when you consider poor Dave has been trying to shift his Aristo for the best part of 18 months and is priced lower then mine? They are hard cars to sell.

I have never seen anyone else drive the Aristo and under the dusk lights, as they were driving away it just looked like a BEAST not to be messed with - no wonder I was getting looks in it.

So thats the end of my Aristo ownership. But you can't get rid of me easily yet. I am going to claim my mum RX300 is mine so I am staying :P :P :P

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what about the honda in the r/h side of the pic mate

good to see you got it sorted out anees

catch up soon mate

WOW...... you know your cars Neil if you can tell its a Honda from that! :P :whistling:

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Glad to see you did the deal mate and it all went well :D

Shame its leaving the country, but fair play to the new owner for going the distance to get a great motor :D

You did a cracking job on it as usual :)

Look forward to your next project :winky: i've heard its somthing to do with hairdressing?? :lol: :P

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Glad you found a good buyer for it, the fact that he travelled so far for it proves that it's definitely going to a good home!

What are you getting next? Or do you still have the BM?

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Glad you found a good buyer for it, the fact that he travelled so far for it proves that it's definitely going to a good home!

What are you getting next? Or do you still have the BM?

Still got the BMW mate. Sorry to say this on a Lexus forum but its the best car I have ever had and I don't see myself getting rid of it for aa while yet - its been 3 and a half years and I am still loving it!

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Glad you found a good buyer for it, the fact that he travelled so far for it proves that it's definitely going to a good home!

What are you getting next? Or do you still have the BM?

Still got the BMW mate. Sorry to say this on a Lexus forum but its the best car I have ever had and I don't see myself getting rid of it for aa while yet - its been 3 and a half years and I am still loving it!

i agree with anees there. the 330d are very good cars indeed. good that your car got sold to someone who would take good car of it but its a shame you had to let get of it as its a stunning example mate.

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Glad you found a good buyer for it, the fact that he travelled so far for it proves that it's definitely going to a good home!

What are you getting next? Or do you still have the BM?

Still got the BMW mate. Sorry to say this on a Lexus forum but its the best car I have ever had and I don't see myself getting rid of it for aa while yet - its been 3 and a half years and I am still loving it!

Good to see it went to good home in the end mate :D

Ps, Get that manifold changed ASAP before the small flap fooks your engine & turbo on the BMW or you will be changing your mind on the best car you ever had :P Remember is not a case of ''if'' its WHEN :o

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Glad you found a good buyer for it, the fact that he travelled so far for it proves that it's definitely going to a good home!

What are you getting next? Or do you still have the BM?

Still got the BMW mate. Sorry to say this on a Lexus forum but its the best car I have ever had and I don't see myself getting rid of it for aa while yet - its been 3 and a half years and I am still loving it!

Good to see it went to good home in the end mate :D

Ps, Get that manifold changed ASAP before the small flap fooks your engine & turbo on the BMW or you will be changing your mind on the best car you ever had :P Remember is not a case of ''if'' its WHEN :o

Yes Sir, ordering it this week from the stealer ;)

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