I’ve been trolling through the listings on Ebay tonight. I’m not looking, just browsing. There’s a couple of classic 900 convertibles on there, both of which are very interesting individually and especially when you compare them.
First, there’s this red one:
It looks nice and straight. Red’s always a popular color and this has been proven by the fact that the seller’s been able to attract some bids and the car is currently going for A$6,200.
As I said, it looks OK from out the outside, but I’ll bite my tongue on the job they’ve done with the interior:
Perhaps it’s Stevie Wonder’s car?
Anyway, contrast that with this classic 900 convertible, and that red one looks quite silly in comparison.
First thing this one’s black. A pain in the butt to keep looking great, but worthwhile when the job’s done as it looks brilliant.
Second, it’s a turbo, and for 1993 that’s quite rare.
Third, it’s got its original interior featuring the woodgrain dash.
Fourth, it’s going for only $300 more than where the red one is up to right now. The starting price is $6,500 and where the red one has four bids so far, this one’s not attracted a single bid at this point.
$6,200 for that red 900i that’s been beaten with an ugly stick inside, compared to $6,500 for a classic black?
And no, I don’t know the seller.