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    State of the Market

    Interesting to see a well-known dealer in the South of England has reduced the prices of a couple of his 'extremely desirable' and 'exceptional' cars. OK, some might have regarded them as over-priced in the first place, but still, one wonders whether the recession is really over.

    Personally, I think there's another 'dip' to come yet.
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    You called?
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    He said "dip", not "dipstick".
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    i think he meant dick, either cameron or brown...well get one of em soon, like choosing between cat sh1te and dog sh1te....oh how pc I am.

    BOT yea I think theyre just overpriced at Sov, and a lot of good choice in the used market, but note some of the better stuff has gone very recently; a good sign of a pick up.. as for second dip, no I doubt it, the whole world is coming out of recession, UK is the slowest to recover, but even here orders and output are picking up. Probably a cashflow issue prompting the reductions to liquidate a bit of stock, must have been a painful year for any specialist toy dealer.
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    Just Spat My Tea/Dinner Out!

    Apparently some people still believe there's money around!
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    Chris, I think that is the highly speced Booker motorsport one that GD made for them. I mentioned it to GD after seeing it at Top Gear show. Andy reeled off a list of all the extra high spec details and extras like PAS, Bells and whistles that were ordered on it. From what that cost to make, I believe that to be a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingocooke View Post
    i think he meant dick, either cameron or brown...well get one of em soon, like choosing between cat sh1te and dog sh1te....oh how pc I am.

    BOT yea I think theyre just overpriced at Sov, and a lot of good choice in the used market, but note some of the better stuff has gone very recently; a good sign of a pick up.. as for second dip, no I doubt it, the whole world is coming out of recession, UK is the slowest to recover, but even here orders and output are picking up. Probably a cashflow issue prompting the reductions to liquidate a bit of stock, must have been a painful year for any specialist toy dealer.
    I hope you are right about no second dip, but I am not sure I share your optimism.

    I work for a major construction business and we have fared well so far, but every significant design practice in both architecture and civil/structural engineering has laid off, in some cases, considerable numbers of staff. If they are designing less now then in a couple of years there will be less construction and this is without any future public spending cuts. I fear we may be in for a second dip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingocooke View Post
    .. as for second dip, no I doubt it, the whole world is coming out of recession...
    Except Greece of course ...

    And as for:
    Chris, I think that is the highly speced Booker motorsport one that GD made for them. I mentioned it to GD after seeing it at Top Gear show. Andy reeled off a list of all the extra high spec details and extras like PAS, Bells and whistles that were ordered on it. From what that cost to make, I believe that to be a good price.
    I'm sorry, but just 'cause all the bells and whistles have been added, doesn't mean it's worth any more on the secondhand market.
    Robin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobrap View Post
    Except Greece of course ...

    And as for:
    I'm sorry, but just 'cause all the bells and whistles have been added, doesn't mean it's worth any more on the secondhand market.
    Yea well only 11m population (put it into perspective London is 7.7m) out of a world 6.7 billion, there will always be exceptions, and I think Greece were late to feel it, so late recovery probable; still probably handy for most people on here (cheaper holidays)?

    The GD will sell, not many MKIV's around for sale, and a factory build will (generally) draw punters that are wary of a private build (however good bad each are); not my taste at all, and I'd buy other cars for that money, but there are plenty of people who want GD's take on the Cobra scene, and when you drive a good one it's easy to see why. One mans meat etc.

    Of course all desirable cobras are over priced when youre thinking of buying......

    Be lucky....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingocooke View Post
    Of course all desirable cobras are over priced when youre thinking of buying......
    Except mine
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