1971 Fastback Iberia Red

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1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Chino » 21st November 2017 - 9:17am

Well, after deciding to keep this car not too long ago, apparently life has other plans and I now am house hunting and require some more money for the pot...unfortunately this means parting ways with my much loved Iberia Red Fastback and finding her a new custodian

Oh well, onto the details. The car has been in my ownership for 4 years. In that time I've used it over summer and kept it garaged and dry over winter. It's done the odd show here and there but is still reasonably 'fresh' if you like that kind of thing It has covered 95k, which I believe to be it's first time looking at the MOT records I have from the DVLA. On the subject of MOT, it has one until April 2018.

Bodywork wise, the car is very solid. The paint is shiny and cleans up well but is not concourse, although not original as far as I can tell, it is correct. As far as I can tell the pans have never been welded (no patching visible when stripped down), and looks to have been kept undersealed throughout it's life. I have continued this and cavity waxed with liberal amounts of Dinitrol. It has had a few repairs to the usual minor sections, all done professionally to a good standard, this includes replacing the drivers side wing with a good steel replacement.

Mechanically the car has been well looked after in my ownership, with the brakes gone through, it has received new rear cylinders, front calipers and fluid. The flexi fuel hose has been replaced with Biofuel hose and filter relocated by the gearbox. The car has had new shocks all around, a new steering box and coupler and the beam has been kept well greased and top arms adjusted.
The gearbox oil was renewed upon me taking ownership. The engine has had its chokes removed at some point before my ownership, but this does not seem to cause it too much bother and the 1600 with twin Solex carbs goes quite nicely once warmed up. These have recently been balanced/tuned. The exhaust has been replaced with a rare Cyclone Extractor system from the 70's which give it a nice throat and the occasional pop on overrun

Onto the interior, which has seen a professionally made and fitted headlining in black (by Pete Lenton Trimming), as well Spirit Interiors carpets and the seat frames refurbed by myself and TMI covers fitted. Wolfsburg crest fixed seatbelts are fitted as well as a Jailbar on the parcel shelf and a wicker under dash shelf (both imported from ISP West). The original wheel and dash(a few small cracks as they all do), are in place with an Empi trigger shifter.

The car comes with a vast raft of receipts and paperwork amassed in my ownership along with its Birth Certificate from the Autostadt in Wolfsburg.

I could carry on for quite some time about all the work I've done/had done to this car, but it's probably best to give me a call to discuss should you be interested, to this end drop me a message and I shall supply my phone number.

For this lovely piece of 70's VW motoring I am asking £5500ono, I am not looking for swaps thanks

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by kaddy » 21st November 2017 - 10:09am

Beautiful car....think you are underpricing it for what it is, but needs must.
Good luck with your sale.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by broady_6 » 21st November 2017 - 10:48pm

Yep id say another £1000 on that isnt unreasonable. depends how quickly you need to sell. With the looming annual misery people tend to spent less on their toys for a month or so :(
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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Chino » 29th November 2017 - 8:54am

Deposit taken.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Chino » 30th November 2017 - 7:30pm

Sold!

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by kaddy » 2nd December 2017 - 6:02pm

Good Fasties never linger too long. Well done.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by miketyp3 » 19th December 2017 - 11:18am

...and now on ebay for £8250... :roll:
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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by broady_6 » 19th December 2017 - 8:09pm

Quite a mark up! Id say it would make £7k. The man did let it go cheaply but the new "owners" trying his luck at that. Still if it sells then it adds value to mine I hope haha
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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by purplepeter » 19th December 2017 - 8:42pm

It's a bit "off" really isn't it?! I think Will probably asked Dave to move the resto thread so that the New seller couldn't benefit from the added aid to His sale.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by broady_6 » 19th December 2017 - 10:13pm

As long as the thread isnt deleted! Some useful info in there and it forms a part of the cars story.
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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by sparkywig » 20th December 2017 - 6:29pm

Just lock it, like Justin's was when I bought the '67.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by broady_6 » 20th December 2017 - 10:28pm

Its hidden, it wasnt a case of someone editing it. It was the visibility that was the issue
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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by sparkywig » 21st December 2017 - 12:26am

broady_6 wrote:
20th December 2017 - 10:28pm
Its hidden, it wasnt a case of someone editing it. It was the visibility that was the issue
OK

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Editor » 23rd December 2017 - 2:47am

Paid-up club members can still see the thread.
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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by FASTY72 » 30th December 2017 - 12:55pm

I think there is a lot of luck involved in selling a car. If somebody is looking that has the money they will pay for the right car. My 72 Fastback (Blue Thunder) sold recently for £8500. Which surprised (and pleased me). You can always come down in price but you can't go up !
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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Chino » 30th December 2017 - 1:29pm

FASTY72 wrote:
30th December 2017 - 12:55pm
I think there is a lot of luck involved in selling a car. If somebody is looking that has the money they will pay for the right car. My 72 Fastback (Blue Thunder) sold recently for £8500. Which surprised (and pleased me). You can always come down in price but you can't go up !
Tbf if Blue Thunder is the car I'm picturing it is a lovely example and probably worthy of that, am I right in thinking it was a full body off resto?

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Lee Scott » 16th January 2018 - 6:42pm

Can someone point me in the direction of the old thread please. is 8k on the steep side? It's all subjective I suppose.These cars are getting harder to find at cheaper values.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by purplepeter » 16th January 2018 - 8:00pm

It was fairly seriously underpriced by Chino, but I think the fair value would be around £7K to £7.5K
If You are serious about buying it, make sure He puts a new MOT on it
Then I guess the question is How do You feel about giving someone such a huge profit for no work?

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Lee Scott » 16th January 2018 - 8:20pm

yeah, it's not exactly in the spirit of the scene I guess. Good point. Wonder why it was so underpriced in the first instance. They was a lovely beige one for sale that I had my eye on, but I missed the boat. Cash is now in place and if the right car comes along I'll be in a better position to pounce. Ideally I want a square. Do you think square's hold more value than a fasty? Or should I be looking at the same kind of price range. Notch's are beyond my budget now I fear. They will soon be reaching type 34 prices imo.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by purplepeter » 16th January 2018 - 8:30pm

I think it's just plain greed to be honest
Chino underpriced it to achieve a quick sale & liberate funds for house purchase.
Squares tend to be valued higher than fastbacks unfortunately, But I can assure You that a fasty is absolutely beautiful to drive.
Ultimately I guess price depends on condition & That car is above average- it's been lavished in Chino's ownership
But I really would stress the need for a fresh MOT- it's due in April, so it's not unreasonable to expect a fresh ticket

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Chino » 16th January 2018 - 8:53pm

Tbf it was advertised at £7500 to no interest over summer on other sites :) unfortunately money for a deposit was required by the other half, the car developed some handling issues relating to the front beam that I knew I wouldn't get around to fixing, the buyer was made aware of this and parts were supplied so I can only assume he has rectified this, hence the price increase.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Lee Scott » 16th January 2018 - 10:10pm

Did you rebuild it Chino?

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by Chino » 16th January 2018 - 10:26pm

Lee Scott wrote:
16th January 2018 - 10:10pm
Did you rebuild it Chino?
It's never had a body off resto to my knowledge, if that's what you mean. I added all the missing bits back to it and refreshed a load of bits. I re-covered all the seats and fitted new carpets myself, that kind of thing.

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by 937carrera » 20th January 2018 - 9:54pm

Lee, You know the price paid, you "know" what the seller is asking, it's not sold yet, so if you have the money I suggest you make the seller a "cheeky" little offer in person. Might be just wanting to turn the car back into cash. It's a small market, few sellers, few buyers, especially at this time of year. It'll be good if the car comes back into the club with a keen owner (even if they can't match Chinos posting rate, who can ?) , so...

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Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Post by broady_6 » 21st January 2018 - 10:19am

Given its cold outside, ive just done the sums.

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