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    Icon5 Write-off; why is it so??

    Has anyone seen this & if so, why is it a write off?

    http://www.fowles.com.au/auctions/lo...number=1518428






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    Not too certain doesnt look damaged but maybe a victim of the recent recent rain storms in South East Qld . May have been washed away, flooded etc???

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    I thought of that, but this is shown as a repairable write off whereas flooded/washed away cars are more often than not Statutory write offs. It seems to have non standard wheels on it & I wondered if it was a theft & recovery job?

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    Those wheels are the standard steel wheels with no hubcaps aren't they?

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    Don't C5's have headrests in the back ? It's a little unclear, but doesn't this one seem to be missing them in the rear shot?

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    The Acution details mention "abandoned vehicles"....perhaps it has been abandoned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    The Acution details mention "abandoned vehicles"....perhaps it has been abandoned?

    No, this one is listed under "Damaged Vehicles" the other is a footer


    "ALSO INCLUDES GENERAL PASSENGER VEHICLES.
    ***BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL ABANDONED VEHICLES***"

    Note: It says ALSO

    We have struck this before on French Cars; it's quite weird.
    A while back we found an R19 that looked Mickey Mouse that apparently had just run off the road & did underbody damage but apparently there were none of the required parts in Australia and the ones needed were expensive.
    Also had a Hyundai early model written off with a couple of busted headlights; NLA apparently.
    Yet some of the other European stuff can be absolutely trashed & they'll isist on an upfront cash deposit prior to the Auction te prevent anyone bidding & then running.

    I think a water damaged job is on teh cards possibly from the Gold Coast a few weeks back. Water in ECUs & the like is the most likely scenario.
    Be real interested to see how much it pulls & even more interested in who bids for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    The Acution details mention "abandoned vehicles"....perhaps it has been abandoned?

    Possibly it's an illegal import ie: cannot be registered so there flogging it as a wreck

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    Hi,

    I just phoned the guy at Fowles Auctions about the C5. He said it sold today - would'nt give too many details other than "it got good money". He didnt say what was wrong with it.

    Pity, it looked interesting - if it had been a diesel I may have been interested.
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    I went to the flood and hail damaged auction that fowles had in melbourne last month and they were all repairable write offs.The prices were way to high considering the polential probs of a flooded car,but there was no lack of bids
    Ron

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