Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

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Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by RSQ » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:46 pm

All,

I am looking for a V10 Manual Spyder as a weekend car.

There are not so many around and most are a very long way from me to test drive, so if I travel to do I have to be meaning to purchase. Here is my shortlist - anyone who knows these cars or has advice on them, aside from "buckets FTW" ;-) I would appreciate.

If you know of any others or want to sell please let me know (no Sepang, White or Red, sorry).

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... ed/1900878

http://www.dovehousecars.com/car/915-au ... v10-spyder

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... hp/6106454

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... er/6365377

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 64/6334116 (Lovely but too expensive I fear)

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... dr/5093900
(This one only in as a joke to check you are paying attention)

Many thanks for any info (and thanks to Hyfr for earlier PM advice!).
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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by Covkiller » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:34 pm

No2, good spec and price, with ceramic brakes; you'll need them as these things do 195mph.
Mind you all have horrible seats and wheels.
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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by RSQ » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:04 pm

Ta. Wheels I will spray black. Only one has buckets sadly
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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by doodlebug » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:05 pm

Can't be many to chose from full stop, let alone those for sale.

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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by HYFR » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:53 pm

The ceramics one

Super rare with ceramics

The private seller has it advertised, so expect it can be had for £60k direct. Wont lose a penny at that price.

So i sold my V10 spyder 3years ago for same money they are selling for now

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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by RSQ » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:20 am

There is also this one:

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... dr/6258443

The Ceramics one you mean this one:

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/ ... 10/6348433

Dove house for £65k - no reversing camera and I would need to paint the wheels gloss black. Both do-able but I guess around £1,200 of extra cost. If I could get this one down to £60k it becomes acceptable, but it looks like a dealer, no? Or do you think sale-or-return?

If you look at the shot of the front of the car it looks like there is either a dark mark on the top of the grill or the bonnet is not properly lining up / has an overlap with the grill which is not uniform - just a shadow?

They are 2.5 hours away so test drive a PITA if I am not 100%

Do you think the 7k miles 64-plate one at £85k is a good idea? Or is £85k too high?

Thanks!
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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by zebede » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:18 am

Go for facelift one.... you know you want to, personally I don't trust any of these dealers
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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by HYFR » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:27 am

the Lawton Brook ones with Buckets looks good,

buckets
carbon interior
ex leather

Lawton Brook are sister company to Oracle Finance, so not a bunch of shysters

The Dovehouse must be SOR as I have seen the private sale advert on AT or Peeheads for £61,950

changing the wheel colour is a £400 job - I wouldn't let that influence the decision

Look out for stone chips - very common to have front repainted due to how low these are, they are a magnet for chips

Ask the dealers for high res pics, or HD video...its 2016 after all

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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by HYFR » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:30 am

I wouldn't pay £85k for a face lift car - there is no difference really

£65k gets you the same car if you find a good one, so protects you again further depreciation

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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by HYFR » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:34 am

I put buckets into my V10 spyder

made a huge difference

IMO - the steel brakes are more than man enough. I upgrade the pads to Ferrodo DS2500 & high temp brake fluid, and the car did Spa, Nurburgring, Snetterton ... no issues with braking - even for a heavy car

the buckets gave a great look with roof down, and really enhanced the driving experience vs. the TT fatboy seats

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Re: Used R8 Spyder V10 Manual Purchase Advice Needed

Post by RSQ » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:35 pm

thanks to all.

In some discussions now but want to drive one before I make up my mind...
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