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    Default Fifi reaches $4,550

    Bids (17) on FIFI, the 'showroom condition' 4CV currently being auctioned on EBAY have now reached $4,550 but the reserve has not been reached.
    Only 6 hours left, wonder what reserve the seller has on this vehicle. I know we all like to argue about what a car is worth.

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    I've been following this auction aswell

    $4,550 is cheap for a "very good cond" 750 If I had the money and room i'd get it.

    It's probably worth $7,500
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    It went to $5800 but did not pass reserve. It is hard to do a nice restoration for $6000 on a 4CV, even if you have some talent. All the little bits add up, but then if you were restoring a car in Aus to make money out of it, a Renault, barring an 8 or 12 Gordini or Alpine, would be toward the end of choices, as much as I like them.
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    Can you really restore cars to make money. I think if you work out your time multiplied by a reasonable $$ amount, add in the cost of parts, transporting them, the car and yourself to get to see them it would quickly become apparant that as a boat is a hole in the water to throw money into so are cars potholes in the road to fill with money.

    If you factor in the enjoyment value of bringing a rusty hulk back to life then you probably arnt in it for the money.
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    It would be good to know the reserve. I stopped bidding at $4750.00 It would have cost another $1500 to get it over to W.A. It wasnt worth the intrusion into the normal domestic bliss of the household

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    I admit Tassie has some logistical problems but with airfares so cheap you could go to Tassie, take it across in the ferry, and put it on the train for the rest of the trip for less than a thousand. Maybe drive it to Adelaide to save a few dollars and make an adventure out of the purchase.

    Nice 4CVs turn up so rarely, perhaps a question to the seller asking the reserve would yield a result. Worth the chase.

    I have gone to Sydney and Melboune, from Brisbane to look at various vehicles for sale, and even to England to buy the last one.
    Fortunately, I found my 4CV, 20Klm from home, though not in the shape this one is in, but substantially cheaper.
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    Not knowing the reserve makes things a bit difficult for the buyers. If Fifi had a reserve of, say $10,000, then how many people would bid. If the reserve was $6,000 then the person bidding at $5,800 would probably have handed over the extra $200 and the car would have been sold.
    Still, only the seller know what reserve was and maybe Fifi will pop up again.
    I don't know why they don't just start the bidding at the reserve price and save all the hassle. The seller would then know that if there are any bids at all the item is sold, and the buyer knows that he has a chance and the item isn't going to be passed-in.


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    Well she's back

    with a $7K reserve

    she's in bloody good nik thats fos sure.
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    Default Fifi

    Fifi, back on the Ebay, still no sign of a reserve, probably fail again, not the best 750 I have ever seen, end of the run I expect with many features missing from earlier models. Not as pretty as it could be.
    Any experts out there on r10 I have an opportunity to buy one at less than $700.

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    In the info section of the Ebay page it says the reserve is $7000 for Fifi. I don't like the red paint in the engine bay, and I would put a generator back on it to make it more original. I don't like the blinkers much either.
    This coming from someone that put a modded 16TS in his 4CV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roger Copp
    Any experts out there on r10 I have an opportunity to buy one at less than $700.
    Hello Roger, remember me?

    Unfortunately not many R10's are worth more than $300 these days if unregistered/project cars. I paid between $150-300 for most of mine (with a couple free!).

    There have been a few on Ebay recently that looked in reasonable condition -most notably a white one that recently went for $650 in the blue mountains and an orange one in tassie (didn't see how that one ended up).

    What exactly did you need to know?

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