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Car Recovery Assistance Required

#1 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:14 am

I am interested in an R8 but it has been off the road for a few years so I wouldn’t want to drive it back. The car is in Chertsey and I am in Wakefield.

I’ve looked at one recovery option which came out at £250 which wouldn’t make its purchase financially viable.

It might be a long shot but does anyone have Recovery facilities who’d be able to help out a fellow enthusiast save an R8 and have their palms laced with a bit of silver?
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#2 Post by 1234dist » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:03 pm

Is it drivable?
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#3 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:09 pm

1234dist wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Is it drivable?
Yes, it’s just that it’s been off the road for a while. Perhaps 4-5 years.... just waiting for confirmation
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#4 Post by The Origina lNom » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:13 pm

If you need a lift from a station in London to Chertsey, let me know because I'm fairly close to both. i have most tools you might need and aselection of good tyres.

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#5 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:27 pm

Thanks Richard! Got your DM. Will keep you posted. :cool
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#6 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:07 pm

Bought the car tonight and arranged to get it recovered to me via ‘Shiply’. Hope it will arrive on Friday or Sat. Will post up pics at the weekend.
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#7 Post by 1234dist » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:41 pm

Based on our conversations, you did the right thing.

Shame it's not coming here to play with though, i'll have space soon.

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#8 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:55 pm

1234dist wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Based on our conversations, you did the right thing.

Shame it's not coming here to play with though, i'll have space soon.

:clapping
It may well be in the new year :D
See what I find when it gets here :blink
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#9 Post by crepello » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:34 pm

Paul_1978_yorks wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:07 pm
Bought the car tonight and arranged to get it recovered to me via ‘Shiply’. Hope it will arrive on Friday or Sat. Will post up pics at the weekend.
How much did transport cost?
Be handy to know, to factor in as a ball-park when considering distant prospects.

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#10 Post by 1234dist » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:42 pm

Ball park is usually £1 per mile but depending on the jobs the courier has, sometimes it’s cheaper.
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#11 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:00 pm

It’s 198 miles from my house to the seller’s. I had quotes ranging from £210 to £324. I paid £213 in the end.

If the car turns up as planned tomorrow I’ll be singing their praises, but the experience with Shiply has been good so far.
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#12 Post by 1234dist » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:18 pm

I’ve used Shiply 10-11 times now with only one car having an issue which had come from Switzerland for full resto and some how they managed to nearly rip the front bumper off.
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Re: Car Recovery Assistance Required

#13 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:45 pm

1234dist wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:18 pm
I’ve used Shiply 10-11 times now with only one car having an issue which had come from Switzerland for full resto and some how they managed to nearly rip the front bumper off.
Sounds like it’s been mainly a good experience!

Just had notification that car will be picked up tomorrow morning so hopefully it will be with me sometime in the afternoon.
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#14 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:37 pm

It’s arrived and it’s a 214 SEi in charcoal, which has come all the way from Chertsey to sunny Wakefield.

49k on the clock. Solid car, needs a few things doing to it, little bit of lacquer peel on one panel, couple of other bits and bobs. Nice project for when we get some nice weather. Will probably have to wait til the Spring til I can start on it in earnest.

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#15 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:56 pm

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