Seller not on v5?

Discussion in 'Buying a VW Camper' started by Pete Garland, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Wise man once said, if it's got a rusty roof; walk away.
     
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  2. Looks solid enough for me but then I buy any old Marmitee.

    Seriously though, I have seen worse and people on here have restored worse. If you have a body and paint man that's bonus. All comes down to how much he wants for it.
     
  3. Nice reg for a panel van! All it needs is an Eriba Pan behind it!
     
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  4. That seems good from your initial pics , if everything else stacks up it`s a possibly / maybe ??

    :thinking:

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  5. Forgot to mention. Its had an engine fire, you can see some smoke stains in there but nothing mad. He said fire was put out very quickly. However at the time the van was worth about a grand so insurance wrote it of as Un economical to repair.

    He sorted the repairs and has used since. He warned me that any hpi will show up write off due to fire!! I'm hoping if I did buy I would never sell it. but if I did sell I'm guessing it's value will be much less because of this?

    What do you all think? Would you buy something that shows write off on a hpi check?
     
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  6. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    Wouldn't even hesitate for the right vehicle, half the cars I've owned have been, including one I currently own
     
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  7. Cat d I'm guessing? I'd haggle hard on that but if all looks well wouldn't put me off. Having said that there are loads out there not recorded if that bothers you. Again it comes down to price
     
  8. I'd be interested to know if the insurance are bothered, but given that many find vans in barns that have been sat there until restoration (essentially rusting away until a right-off) without insurance for decades, I'd think it is unlikely.
     

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