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RED 16VT N714 PTL ? #1671969
16/05/2024 09:11
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HI all. new to the forum , thanks for having me.

Im looking into Coupe ownership and the Red 16VT N714 has been up for sale a long time on Autotrader - does anyone know anything about this car ?

any info appreciated as I don't want a lemon...:-)

many thanks

Tony

Re: RED 16VT N714 PTL ? [Re: Rustydog] #1671971
16/05/2024 09:42
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I don't know it at all but it looks a very tidy example with little sign of corrosion in the suspect exterior places; the driver's seat bolster seems to show little signs of wear which is indicated by the low mileage.
I didn't know, even though I had one myself, that there was height adjustment in both driver and passenger seats? Unless it's referring to the lumbar support, driver's side, but that is mentioned separately.

Worth a look certainly if it's not prohibitively far from you; it'll give you a chance to inspect inside the boot at the complex seam with the wheel arch, as well as the boot floor. Always good if you can get any shots of the underneath too but that could be tricky unless you have a video camera on a small trolley you can pull through laugh . Paintwork looks well-cared for, no visible lacquer peel although the roof isn't visible except slightly in one pic.

No mention in the ad of service history, last full cambelt change, replacement parts, though so maybe with the help of the Buyer's guide on here you can be prepared with a checklist smile


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Re: RED 16VT N714 PTL ? [Re: Rustydog] #1671973
16/05/2024 11:08
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Hiya , Many thanks for the reply yes I think that's a good summary. just started looking so will certainly investigate further.

always liked the coupe - remember looking at them when they came out - went to look at a 20VT at the local dealer back then, opened the bonnet, looked at what seemed mega complex back then and ran away. now its all a bit more normal.

ill check out the buyers guide - what's deemed the goto workshop manual - im used to a Bentley manual do these have similar ?

many thanks Tony

Re: RED 16VT N714 PTL ? [Re: Rustydog] #1671974
16/05/2024 11:19
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Just for clarity, the Buyer's Guide is the thread right above this one wink


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Re: RED 16VT N714 PTL ? [Re: Rustydog] #1671985
16/05/2024 19:46
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I used a handy app called Total Car Check while I was searching. It gives you some basic info for free (including the MOT history, which you can get from the DVLA website but it's handy to have it all in one place) and you can pay to have a full HPI check if you want to (which I did for the Coupe I bought). For the car you mention it says that has previously been seen listed for £11,999 in Oct 2022 (at 36,500 miles) and £7,995 in Oct 2023 (at 36,500) miles so it looks like it's been up for sale a good while and hasn't travelled anywhere for a couple of years - something to bear in mind if you do decide to have a look at it.

I think there was a spate of ads on eBay where this car (and another Coupe) were being listed for much less using the pictures from Autotrader. It's usually obvious that the eBay listings are bogus based on the seller's feedback or the description. I expect the Autotrader listing is the genuine one but you should make sure the owner/seller is who they say they are just in case!

Only other thing to consider is that, based on my limited time as an owner, I have the impression parts are becoming harder to source for all Coupes but it seems to be more of an issue for the 16valve cars.

Re: RED 16VT N714 PTL ? [Re: Rustydog] #1672203
31/05/2024 15:49
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Rusty dog,

Did you buy the coupe?

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