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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Fair Value?

I've been searching for a defender for several months now and have found this forum very helpful, but I've yet to post anything. I came across this a couple days ago on ebay and wanted you guys' opinion. High mileage w engine rebuild by a place in Houston I've heard of but don't know much about, new paint, and at least from pictures not much rust. I dont know much about rebuilt engines, but from what ive read on here most are happy w the 4.6L. I havent asked yet about potential title issues and didnt see a VIN listed. Won't surprise me if others in this forum have seen it.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=06072847596
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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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The VIN is in the eBay details, and the AutoCheck is provided in the listing and looks clean.

What are you willing to pay for it? The value depends on a ton of things - this one appears to be getting quite a bit of attention (probably because of its location) so it'll probably go for somewhere in the low to mid 20s.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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I don't have any personal experience with the shop that did the work, but having recently researched shops in Texas that do work on Defenders, I found that they are still in business but under a different name at the same location.

http://www.motorcars-service.com
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Old January 7th, 2013, 01:33 PM
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They probably changed names because Land Rover threated to sue every company with Rover in its name.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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Thanks, couldn't or didn't see VIN and auto check on ebay app. I'd like to find a 95 or 97 SW 80-100k miles in the mid/upper 20's, which seems doable, but hasnt been easy. Just wanted thoughts on engine rebuilds in general vs looking for one with less miles and factory motor. I'm in Texas so actually taking a look at it is a little tough, but if it went low enough, probably worth the risk of not seeing beforehand.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:10 PM
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Have you bid yet? 4H 4Minutes left and its at $20k.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Thanks, couldn't or didn't see VIN and auto check on ebay app. I'd like to find a 95 or 97 SW 80-100k miles in the mid/upper 20's, which seems doable, but hasnt been easy. Just wanted thoughts on engine rebuilds in general vs looking for one with less miles and factory motor. I'm in Texas so actually taking a look at it is a little tough, but if it went low enough, probably worth the risk of not seeing beforehand.
Look in the autocheck space. Its right there.

The only odd thing about this is while the autocheck is clean, the title is stated as coming from USAA, which is an insurance company.

Could this truck be a former insurance total loss? or dowa Usaa DO car financing. The autocheck does show a lien at one time.
It looks awfully clean.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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USAA does car loans. Makes sense since he says he is a marine. Also USAA will make loans on older cars (which most banks won't).
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Old January 9th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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I can confirm this. USAA financed my grey market Tdi.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:07 PM
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Yikes $25k right now. Too high. High bidder only has 2 feedback, so I highly doubt it actually sells.

------ Follow up post added January 9th, 2013 10:13 PM ------

Two bidders fighting for it right now. THat dude with 2 feedback and a guy who has been bidding since the beginning. It's over $26k
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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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wow...$27,100
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Old January 9th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Holy crap $27.1k! Those two fought it out to the end - I was hoping the guy with the 14 feedback would win, but the guy with 2 Feedback won it. Hopefully the bidder is legitimate!
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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:55 AM
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That was unbelievable.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 02:01 AM
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Never seen that truck in my life, i basically live in danbury too, never before seen an Arles Blue SW in person, seen a few ST's though.
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