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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Vodka View Post
    Anyone fancy getting a warehouse with me and we cna horde them

    I would if I had the space, why not +1
    Well I sort of have space, but not being in the country is the big issue........ buying one with no plans other than to save it was how I ended up with my second brown Nova

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    You've been on the forum a long time, have you ever seen a tarantula (Zimbabwe nova)?

    Just wondering...
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Vodka View Post
    You've been on the forum a long time, have you ever seen a tarantula (Zimbabwe nova)?

    Just wondering...
    I've never come across one,but from the styling they didn't exactly improve it

    http://www.allcarindex.com/main-inde...bwe-Tarantula/
    Last edited by islandman; 12-08-2017 at 11:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandman View Post
    I've never come across one,but from the styling they didn't exactly improve it

    http://www.allcarindex.com/main-inde...bwe-Tarantula/
    Don't know whether to laugh or cry .... it's awful!!!
    Alistair

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    It's crazy rare though, I would want it just to say I have it....and i'd get a vinyl wrap of spider web for it
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    I see this one went for £900 ..... has anyone heard who got it?
    Alistair

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    I'm glad a shell has sold for £900, we can see there is an interest in the Nova now and its pushing up prices which has to be good for everyone on here, unless you are trying to buy one that is......

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    Maybe I am just out of touch but I don't see that anyone benefits from higher prices. Unless you see your cars as investment items (in which case you really should have picked a car with more investment potential in the first place) those of us who have a Nova would be loathe to ever part with it, so the current market value is of no consequence, and those of us who would like to own a Nova are denied the opportunity. And of course the cost of repair panels for those of us that might have the odd spin (I can't imagine who I might be talking about ) will only go up as a consequence, making it more difficult to keep those few remaining cars roadworthy.

    I have always wanted to see the Nova taken seriously, as a piece of clever engineering design, as an automotive style icon, but increasing prices is not the way to achieve that aim, in my view. Classic car prices have been spiralling out of control for some time now, and although the massive crash that occurred in 1989 is not predicted this time, it is widely accepted that prices have reached a plateau and will soon begin to slide again. The specialist (kit) car market is bound to follow.

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    I'm not convinced it sold for £900 I asked the guy what his reverse was at the start of the auction and he said 1k which was the BIN I suspect the final £900 was his own bid which would push the next bid close to his 1k ( I may just be a cynical old B. and totaly wrong)

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    I think that asking price is not unreasonable for a basically complete shell. OK, at the upper end of reasonable , given how much it been cut, but as a project car, it's not at all bad.

    I think the thing is that we (long term Nova owners) fall into the trap of comparing today's process with what we paid all those years ago.

    In 1997 I paid £2500 for a solid, road legal, but tatty car - Ideal for someone with zero Kitcar OR VW knowledge to learn on. This particular eBay bodyshell would have been priced at about £600, had it been available then, which in comparison seems a reasonable price, if you are looking for an interesting/challenging project.

    BTW, my car in today's money would have been around £4200, so for a top quality example: big engine, updated mechanical, custom body-mods & paint and a fully sorted interior...a real show car, maybe £10k or more could be appropriate?

    Just my two penny'th 😉
    cheers

    Paul

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