Audi S1 Exige : 350bhp : 1 Owner from new ** SOLD **

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gonein60seconds
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ade wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:13 pm
gonein60seconds wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:01 pm
ade wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:05 am It does now seem engine change Exige S1 cars have dropped in value compared to cars still with the VHPD
It’s up for sale for only a couple of K more than it achieved (with fees) on CC, hopefully it’ll find a good home soon.

Re original v VHPD it’s difficult isn’t it. Clearly some of the modified cars have been developed at huge cost into in effect better cars than the original, but they don’t demand the price always.

That said I think it comes down to the quality of the conversion and end product. In some cases given many were built up back when Exige’s didn’t have the values of right now, they were just focused on the mechanicals for the track experience. The aesthetic/quality of paint/finish wasn’t a priority and that does impact values now.

Benja’s car comes to mind as one where it’s converted but the standard is impeccable and I’m sure it’d be up there at the top end of any S1 Exige value wise. I don’t know the chaps name but the Red Exige with the covered headlights being another.

I do think any car where you want top £ it’s got to be 100% in all directions.

Slightly off topic but I’m looking for a 340r currently and one ultra spec car, with tiny miles, perfect condition sold for >£50k. Now nearly every 340r is priced at that figure, regardless of condition, Miles etc. There is a CAT recorded car on autotrader at that price. I just think expectations get a bit jaded.

Though it’s likely I’m probably jaded as I’m a buyer (for a 340r) right now not a seller which impacts my view ! 😩
On CC there was a 340r (Honda powered) for sale in France, still appeared to be UK registered, I was not able to bid as I could not guarantee collection within 7 days due to covid transportation issues.
To say I was gutted was an understatement it went for less than I was prepared to bid :(
Hey Ade - I know the car your referring to and it did appear a nice buy for whoever won it. Find another right now at £30k
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gonein60seconds wrote: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:01 pm
Benja’s car comes to mind as one where it’s converted but the standard is impeccable and I’m sure it’d be up there at the top end of any S1 Exige value wise. I don’t know the chaps name but the Red Exige with the covered headlights being another.
Thanks dude - it is a special machine. Criminal how little use it gets :o
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This didn't sell on CollectingCars, now listed on PH at a reduced price

Open to sensible offers, would consider another Lotus as a p/x :)

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/12198381

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Is Mike Lane the guy who signed his posts Audi doody? If so, the conversion was done about 18-19 years ago.
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** Price Drop ** Now £33,999

#https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/12198381

Would consider another Lotus in p/x :)

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Toby111s
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Such a good buy for someone, if I had a higher bias of / track & competition time to just road driving I’d be all over this, but sadly have grown fond of the s2 creature comforts now.
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I keep looking at it, a lot actually, I have always wanted an S1 Exige but;
The seats would need to be changed.
The rear camera and awful screen removed.
Internal fire extinguisher system re-located and plumbing/wiring tidied/hidden.
Electrical cut off wiring removed or tidied up in the cabin.
The sill under the drivers door looks faded or pebble dashed.
The airbox and ducting looks a bit DIY.
Need more pictures of the engine bay to see how tidy the install is.

Although a lot of it is cosmetic, a few weekends work and a several hundred for seats, something stops me.
philthy
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Have been watching this for a long time now, Id consider selling my Audi S1 Elise for this if the numbers worked out. Just need to finish the refurb
Thxxx
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As a newbie to the forums I was looking at this one, but seems to have sold now, or at least that’s the steer I was given and I’m picking up an S2 on Thursday instead. Echoing some of the comments on this thread the Audi actually was one of the things that put me off. I know the Honda/Audi conversions are amazing machines, but the S1 (for me at least) with the struggling to tick over K-Series was part of its character.

Whoever has bought it will have an incredible car though, the S1 is just such a lovely looking car.
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Thxxx wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 3:50 pm As a newbie to the forums I was looking at this one, but seems to have sold now, or at least that’s the steer I was given and I’m picking up an S2 on Thursday instead. Echoing some of the comments on this thread the Audi actually was one of the things that put me off. I know the Honda/Audi conversions are amazing machines, but the S1 (for me at least) with the struggling to tick over K-Series was part of its character.

Whoever has bought it will have an incredible car though, the S1 is just such a lovely looking car.
Looked great though!
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