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Title: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 20 March 2019, 13:47:16
I hate him already  :-X

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ldKzwIV80 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ldKzwIV80)

Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Kevin Wood on 20 March 2019, 14:01:45
It'll be a classic by the time he can afford to insure it. ;D
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Andy B on 20 March 2019, 14:02:22
you'd not be able to get in or out of it at your age ....  ::) ::)
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 20 March 2019, 14:04:40
It'll be a classic by the time he can afford to insure it. ;D

I get the feeling daddy will see to that. :)
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 20 March 2019, 14:05:59
you'd not be able to get in or out of it at your age ....  ::) ::)

........or afford it in the first place. :-\
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: aaronjb on 20 March 2019, 14:06:41
I'm not jealous.


Much.


A friend was trying to persuade me to buy this, yesterday: http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=8670

Shame it's a previous Cat D write-off, but then that's why it's only 30k and not 50+, I guess!
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Bigron on 20 March 2019, 14:11:17
If anybody deserves a good smack.....smug bastard!  >:(

Ron.
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 20 March 2019, 14:12:09
One of a few ways...

He works for his dad and it's a leased 'company' car.

He has a trust fund run by a complete oppstard.

His parents are absolutely minted and have no sense.

All that being equal, he didn't come across as being a spoilt little turd compared to some of the entitled snowflakes you see here...
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 20 March 2019, 14:16:51
One of a few ways...

He works for his dad and it's a leased 'company' car.

He has a trust fund run by a complete oppstard.

His parents are absolutely minted and have no sense.

All that being equal, he didn't come across as being a spoilt little turd compared to some of the entitled snowflakes you see here...


Money from his paper round probably helped. :)
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Viral_Jim on 20 March 2019, 15:12:05
I'm not jealous.


Much.


A friend was trying to persuade me to buy this, yesterday: http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=8670

Shame it's a previous Cat D write-off, but then that's why it's only 30k and not 50+, I guess!

Interesting one that. It seems to me that once cars pass a certain age, damage and rebuilds seem to affect their value less and less. Specifically thinking about some of the 1960's stuff that has been rebuilt from more or less scrap.

Quite when that happens I'm not sure. But depending on when the rebuild was done and by who, that 911 looks good value
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Doctor Gollum on 20 March 2019, 15:23:08
Here's a little insight into your question...

https://youtu.be/F-MdCTj3Kmg
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 20 March 2019, 15:45:12
Here's a little insight into your question...

https://youtu.be/F-MdCTj3Kmg
Here's a little insight into your question...

https://youtu.be/F-MdCTj3Kmg


Surely there is a law that states...... "Nobody is allowed to own a Ferrari or Porsche before they are old enough to start shaving"...... :)
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: aaronjb on 20 March 2019, 15:47:31
Interesting one that. It seems to me that once cars pass a certain age, damage and rebuilds seem to affect their value less and less. Specifically thinking about some of the 1960's stuff that has been rebuilt from more or less scrap.

Quite when that happens I'm not sure. But depending on when the rebuild was done and by who, that 911 looks good value

Good points, actually - I was thinking that, as a Cat D, it is unlikely to ever appreciate in value as fast as other, pristine, brethren .. but you might be right - on a long enough timescale, it probably won't matter.

Plus there is the approach a friend took when he bought a "high mileage" (30k, IIRC!) Gallardo - "Well, it won't matter that I'm actually going to use it!" ;D Worked out well for him, I think it's worth more now than when he bought it..

So, who can lend me the 24k I'm short? Friends? No? Nobody? Well balls to the lot of you, then :P ;D
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: STEMO on 20 March 2019, 15:52:06
Interesting one that. It seems to me that once cars pass a certain age, damage and rebuilds seem to affect their value less and less. Specifically thinking about some of the 1960's stuff that has been rebuilt from more or less scrap.

Quite when that happens I'm not sure. But depending on when the rebuild was done and by who, that 911 looks good value

Good points, actually - I was thinking that, as a Cat D, it is unlikely to ever appreciate in value as fast as other, pristine, brethren .. but you might be right - on a long enough timescale, it probably won't matter.

Plus there is the approach a friend took when he bought a "high mileage" (30k, IIRC!) Gallardo - "Well, it won't matter that I'm actually going to use it!" ;D Worked out well for him, I think it's worth more now than when he bought it..

So, who can lend me the 24k I'm short? Friends? No? Nobody? Well balls to the lot of you, then :P ;D
Insurance can be more expensive with a cat car.
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: aaronjb on 20 March 2019, 15:58:22
Insurance can be more expensive with a cat car.

That's true - and actually, it had to go to VOSA so I'm probably wrong and it was probably a Cat C, not D.  I could do an HPI check on it if I were really interested..
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 20 March 2019, 16:23:32
Just buy the f*cking thing, Aaron.

You are a man of almost infinite wealth. :y
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: aaronjb on 20 March 2019, 16:26:10
*checks wallet*

(https://i.ibb.co/hcPTfCC/empty-wallet-stock-photo-993211.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hcPTfCC)

Ah..
Title: Re: How is it possible for a 14 year old boy to own this? . . .
Post by: Field Marshal Dr. Opti on 20 March 2019, 16:59:18
*checks wallet*

(https://i.ibb.co/hcPTfCC/empty-wallet-stock-photo-993211.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hcPTfCC)

Ah..


So we should expect to see you on a channel 5 documentary regarding the increase in the use of food banks. :y