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A very sad 2002Tii

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https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=1663951542

It's going to take some significant work. The impact has popped the windscreen, suggesting deformation around the screen and A-pillars. :( 

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I wonder what happened to the McLaren in the background and whether that's up for auction as a wreck also?

 

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The windscreen could be from where the bonnet has come up from the clamps possibly? But yes a big hit for sure, and will need some extensive time on the chassis jig to get that all lined up again.

shame, as it looks like it was in very good condition after it's restoration. Fingers crossed whoever wins the auction puts it back on the road and doesn't part it out for spares.

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Whoa that LS460 behind though! 

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Tsk.

Everyone looking at the other cars! ;)

Gorgeous-looking garage, though...

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15 hours ago, Michael. said:

Whoa that LS460 behind though! 

it's the presidential model, with a low damage, would be worth checking it out if you want a luxobarge.

 

as for the 2002, I wonder how much more would it take to get it right... 

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On 6/13/2018 at 1:59 PM, M3AN said:

I wonder what happened to the McLaren in the background and whether that's up for auction as a wreck also?

 

Was the one that ended up on its roof ever publicly offered? I suspect it went straight into a shredder...

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2 hours ago, Neil McCauley said:

Was the one that ended up on its roof ever publicly offered? I suspect it went straight into a shredder...

na went through the auctions

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Just over an hour left and already 11k - fun could be about to start. 

Have to wonder

a) how much it would cost to get that straightened out, and

b) what the agreed value was if the insurer decided it cheaper to write it off. 

I really hope it gets back on the road. As @E30 325i Rag-Top says, it looks a lovely car. 

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Now well over $17k.

Edit: $17520. 😮 

Quite honestly, I think that's way over a reasonable price and I hope the very low feedback scores aren't indicative of problems coming along for the seller.

Take the '1' off the front and that's about where i saw it.

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judging by the buyer, yeah, they can afford to buy the car,  and two, it will probably get exported to UK or something like that. 

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Yeah, I thought the same (with the proviso that I know nothing about anything).

Given 30ish seems to be 'market' for the tiis I have seen go on trademe in the last couple of years, and they have been extremely tidy, there is not much to play with to stay in the envelope. Plus the incident and a re-cert in its history. 

Still. A roundie tii. Doesn't get any better. I wish the new owner an affordable and simple repair. 

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Damn that glass layup looks nasty! looks like sprayed strands. I expected a mclaren to be built better 😕 

 

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1 hour ago, Jacko said:

Damn that glass layup looks nasty! looks like sprayed strands. I expected a mclaren to be built better 😕 

 

It's a plastic composite, and you're right, it's pretty horrid. I've seen better work on carbon boats built in Italy on a Friday afternoon. The weird thing is that the carbon tub itself is absolutely a work of art. I believe that the 570 / 650 series cars went to alu panels due to cost. Mclaren have mastered the art of fleecing their customers for visible carbon pieces which is akin to the the emperors new clothes. 

Edit: there's major rust patches coming up on the 02tii under the paint - seems pretty dodgy for a "full restoration" a mere 4 years ago. Yikes. 

 

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