Help me to sell 2 unusual cars Please!!

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Found 29th Nov 2006
Hello & help! - we are currently a four car family - and need to get down to 2!
I am new at this car selling, thinking about using Auto trader , but want to get an idea of prices...... looked over the web, teh 2 cars are a little unusual so not found in Glasses .... one is a mercedes E55 AMG with a great AMG plate, from 1998 and the other is a Range Rover ( i think 1996!)- this was originally registered in Ireland so doesnt quite fit the Uk mold of cars - it is a 4 litre petrol manual registered in the UK from 1999/2000.
Any advice greatfully recieved, I am just not selling because I am need to know what to ask price wise & where is best to advertise - I dont really want loads of nuisance calls of the back of placing an ad. they are quite 'old' & not usual spec hence the main difficulties I think!
Thanks

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parkers.co.uk/car…es/

might be able to help you with pricing the cars.

Original Poster

Thanks _ I did look earlier but they didnt have Merc listed. Emailed Glasses they said may not price our cars as unusual...

back when i was last looking at buying cars i found parkers tended to underestimate the price in most cases, but a good place to start, esp with ebay etc

Pistonheads would be my first port of call if I was looking for a car like the AMG.

They have a few on there ]-here-

A '99 75k is up for £9500, bottom of page 2.

Not the best time of year to be selling to be honest, although if someone is looking for a bigbhp 4 door saloon for under 10k, there's not many options about so they may buy as soon as they find the right car.

Original Poster

Thanks for that link, certainly helps me with a guide. We only got the car in January from my husbands boss, we thought it was a really good price....... just goes to show you need to do your homework, and not just believe what someone selling it tells you - colleague or no colleague!!

you tried the what car valuations site? quite good and usually more realistic values - you can input mileage too.

Original Poster

thanks very much fro that - just located the site and will give it a go

Original Poster

A great site I have found both cars that IS progress!
Next step where to advertise? Autotrader? Ebay?( not keen on this one!)Will do Pistonheads as Fixngrout recommended thanks & its' free!
Any other ideas really welcome! Also... if someone wants a test drive obviously I ( or hubby!) need to go too, but any other tips? Havent done this before, and particularly given the AMG I am very nervous about it. The Range Rover is not quite the same!( But am I allowed to say I prefer it?!!)

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