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Hi guys,

A friend of a friend is thinking about flying from Ireland to look at a 90 in the UK.

It has a 300tdi in it. Gearbox would have to be R380 wouldn't it?

The one picture I've seen of it looks very straight.

Has a bunch of toys on it, snorkel, A bar, chequer plate, sumpguard, towpack, jackable sills, modular wheels, PAS.

Says it has 'uprated suspension'. Looks like it has been lifted 2".

MOT to August.

Any ideas what this would be worth from a dealer:

Cheers,

Gromit

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The problem is peoples opinions vary wildly.

I asked about my 1994 origional 300TDi with full cage, twin lockers, twin winches and loads of other extras and one suggestion was 5 or 6k !!!

Then somebody else thought 10k.

Really it comes down to what the buyer thinks it's worth because somebody will always tell you they could have got one cheaper.... after you've bought it. ;)

Funnily they can rarely produce the goods before you buy. :)

Rich

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if it isn't a proper 300TDi

I'd leave well alone for that price.

unless there is far more good bits

like Glavanised chassis etc

the 300tdi model had 1 pice rear halfshafts/drive members

the 200 (unless a very late model) and TD5 have 2 piece

look at the rear drive members these are two piece.

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if it isn't a proper 300TDi

I'd leave well alone for that price.

By proper do you mean factory? The topic states 1985 so its certainly not factory standard

If that's a year 2000 90 then is the 300TDi original as well.... I thought production of the 300TDi stopped in 1998, when TD5 came along? :huh:

You are correct, by 2000 the UK market civilian defenders were all TD5

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At least that explains the price for a 2000 90! :blink:

If it's a 1985, depends on what the conversion is like, and state of the chassis bulkhead etc. £2000-2500 I'd say. Is only a hardtop after all. The least sort-after of all 90s. :ph34r:

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Er hem!

HT the most sort after you mean :)

Lewis

I didn't read the header till after I'd posted.

it has 300TDI wings

I'd be wary of it being a home built bitsa and mind what I spent out for it.

as buying bits becomes a PITA when you try to get the correct seals/UJs etc etc

After looking it up on Autotrader I'd pay not a penny more than £2500 for a C plate 90 with a TDI engine

£4250 is way OTT

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Er hem!

HT the most sort after you mean :)

Lewis

I didn't read the header till after I'd posted.

it has 300TDI wings

I'd be wary of it being a home built bitsa and mind whta I spent out for it.

as buying bits becomes a PITA when you try to get the correct seals/UJs etc etc

After looking it up on Autotrader I'd pay not a penny more than £2500 for a C plate 90 with a TDI engine

£4250 is way OTT

I know sh*t but i would agree with that.

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I'll go with Tony, at the end of the day it's still a C reg 90 and so should be valued accordingly. £4-5000 is now real 300Tdi territory and for that you'll get a 90 10 years younger than that one.

Mo

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I'll go with Tony, at the end of the day it's still a C reg 90 and so should be valued accordingly. £4-5000 is now real 300Tdi territory and for that you'll get a 90 10 years younger than that one.

Mo

Mo is spot on,

My 300 is a 96 plate and paid the same money as he's asking for

leave it alone imo :)

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How much of the log-booked car is there?

On my 90 the only original bits left are the front axle casing and the rear bulkhead. That doesn't mean its a shed and worth nothing. I would price the car on its individual merits and not the book price. If the work is of a good standard and didn't need anything else doing to it and I wasn't to keen to get the spanners out then the price I'd pay would reflect that.

People become to hooked up on wether it has the right number of whatsits and bits and bobs to be worth X amount. At the end of the day the value is placed by the buyer for his own tastes and needs and what he is prepared to pay.

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How much of the log-booked car is there?

On my 90 the only original bits left are the front axle casing and the rear bulkhead.

True (mine's similar), but if a car had been built by someone I didn't know rather than the factory, I'd want to run over it with a fine toothcomb to look at the quality of the job and not snap it up expecting there to be no chafing pipes, panel fit issues and non-standard parts.

Actually, all those appear on factory cars too :)

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Plus

where are the receipts for the parts?

or is it a straight ringer?

I'd keep the hard earned safely in my pocket and look else where.

to many variables to risk £4.250 on

Mark no ones calling it a shed worth bugger all but why risk it?

buying yours would give some confidence (well a bit ) on the parts/workmanship etc.

that could be a stolen re plated 300tdi as easy as anything

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