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Title: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on March 02, 2009, 06:47:53 pm
Hi,
no details at the moment, but I know of a Gold 1980 Murena 1.6, now fitted with a 205 1.9 gti engine by Matra Magic, that is coming up for sale.

I have seen the car and it is solid, but in need of a little tidying.
It is currently taxed, but MOT has just run out. Not sure how much work will be needed yet.

I also have no pictures or a price, but hope to get both this coming weekend.

In the meantime, if anyone is interested, please call me on 07951 847473.
Car is in the South East, UK.

Cheers,

Antony


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on March 08, 2009, 09:30:15 pm
OK, I have been to see and taken some pictures of this car.

It is in very good condition and also has a sunroof. There is a discreet "Design Volanis" transfer on one side, for some reason.

The interior is in excellent shape, although it is very brown.

It started first time and the Peugeot 205 1.9 gti engine sounds very strong and idles better than my gti!

I took it for a spin and the engine is a cracker. Very willing to rev and quick. It has been tuned, apparently, but have no evidence of to what extent.

There a couple of problems; the headlights won't raise and the brakes are weak. However, the car has been stood for the best part of a year and I think a good long run will sort the brakes out and the headlights shouldn't be a big problem.
The last time it ran was for the MOT test last year and has only done 14 miles since!

It currently has no MOT, but I intend to get one sorted for it before sale.
It has road tax until end of June 2009.

Very difficult to value, but I think 2000 is a good starting point for a very solid car with a superb engine.

See previous post for contact details.

Antony
 



Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on March 08, 2009, 09:34:59 pm
More pictures...




Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on May 07, 2009, 03:46:37 pm
OK fellow Matriciens, this Murena now has a new MOT, which it passed with only a couple of small jobs.
It is taxed until end of June.

Price is now 2000 which is very fair cnsidering the condition of the car.
I think the 1.9gti engine transplant is very sympathetic and the car does go very well indeed.

Antony


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: krede on May 07, 2009, 08:30:07 pm
Yes... 2000 is definitely a good price if the swap has been done right..


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on June 01, 2009, 07:00:19 pm
This is still for sale, had an offer of 1750, but the buyer pulled out at the last minute claiming his wife would be too cross with him.

If it isn't sold by end of June, it may used for the UK scrappage scheme!!


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: krede on June 01, 2009, 07:11:57 pm
that would be SUCH a shame!

How much is the scrap value of the car?


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: lewisman on June 02, 2009, 01:23:33 am
Surely not a good way of raising 2K

I would be tempted if I wasn't restoring my 2.2 and I know it would mean that I would end up breaking the 2.2 :'(



Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on June 02, 2009, 07:11:38 pm
I know, but it ain't my car!

I don't think the owner knows how much of a con the scrappage scheme is, but if I don't get it sold by end of June, its history.

I'm tempted to sell my 2.2, for which I have been offered a princely sum, and buy this just to save it.
I love my 2.2 though.

Krede, the UK scrappage scheme gives you 2000 towards the price of a new car. The RRP price though, with no other discounts...


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Waldo on June 02, 2009, 07:29:15 pm
If no one else takes it within the next 2-3 weeks, I'm interested in the car.

Not that I really need another Murena in the workshop, but it's a shame to let it go to waste!


I know, but it ain't my car!

I don't think the owner knows how much of a con the scrappage scheme is, but if I don't get it sold by end of June, its history.

I'm tempted to sell my 2.2, for which I have been offered a princely sum, and buy this just to save it.
I love my 2.2 though.

Krede, the UK scrappage scheme gives you 2000 towards the price of a new car. The RRP price though, with no other discounts...


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: krede on June 02, 2009, 10:59:12 pm
Ha ha Waldo!.. I was about to say the same!!... but I have all, but, bought an Xantia hdi.. which I suspect will give me enough headaches as it is... so It's probably best if you take  the Murena :)


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: davidewanprice on June 05, 2009, 11:50:16 pm
Has he tried to sell the car on EBAY?

If it stops the car from being crushed i'd pay towards buying some of the car for parts, its not a nice way of looking at it but alot better being crushed!


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Waldo on June 06, 2009, 05:53:12 am
If it goes on Ebay, I will be bidding to make sure it doesn't for nothing... It looks pretty good and sound to me.
It's not that big a problem to get it to Denmark if it's had an MOT.

Has he tried to sell the car on EBAY?

If it stops the car from being crushed i'd pay towards buying some of the car for parts, its not a nice way of looking at it but alot better being crushed!


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on June 06, 2009, 07:54:53 am
I am resisting ebay, but that time is getting closer.
I was trying on the classic car websites, with lots of interest, but that has waned a bit now.
Thing is, he won't let it go for beans, otherwise he would use it for scrappage.

I could even sell mine, as I've had an offer on it, and buy this, but I don't want it just to save it. Its just too brown for me!

I'm going to have another concerted effort this weekend.


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Lennart Sorth on June 06, 2009, 09:07:35 pm
If it goes on Ebay, I will be bidding

Waldo, - if you end up buying the car, maybe I could help getting it to Denmark ?
(would have to fit into my schedules though, but keep it in mind)

/Lennart


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Lennart Sorth on June 06, 2009, 09:10:10 pm
Its just too brown for me!
hehe - same reason I dismissed any plans as well - but in the right hands, the complete engine could swap places with the one in a  a black-interior car ?

/Lennart


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on June 06, 2009, 10:24:48 pm
Right, I've tried it on another classic car website and have stimulated some more interest, so fingers crossed.

Rather than me go through the bother of listing it on ebay, if anyone wants to make me an offer, please go ahead!


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Waldo on June 07, 2009, 08:46:25 pm
Have send an E-mail regarding the car... If I end up buying the car I will contact you Lennart  ;)

Right, I've tried it on another classic car website and have stimulated some more interest, so fingers crossed.

Rather than me go through the bother of listing it on ebay, if anyone wants to make me an offer, please go ahead!


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: krede on June 07, 2009, 09:16:57 pm
I bought mine In the Uk... Rupert and his whife (previous owners) were wery kind picked me up at the airport and drove me and the car to the ferry at harwich. I just swapped the license plates on the ferry and drove it home once I got ashore.. no trouble at all :).. the ferry ticket is rather expensive though.


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Fred on June 09, 2009, 08:15:39 pm
I saw this car for sale on Pistonheads but it is no longer there.  Any luck selling it?  Scrappage would be wrong!


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on June 09, 2009, 08:59:08 pm
No longer there?? The cheek of them. It is back on there now.

It is still available, but I have had lots of interest. I think people are just intrigued, rather than in a position to buy.

I know, I can't believe he wants to use it in part-ex. I don't think the scrappage scheme was meant for cars like this!

If I didn't already have 1, and 3 other cars, I would have this like a shot.


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Waldo on June 09, 2009, 09:09:33 pm
Hi Antony,

Just to jump in on this... I'm in a position to buy, I pretty much just hold on for Lennart to get back to me.

If he isn't able to help my option is to take a flight to London and drive the car back to Denmark.

/Valdemarn

No longer there?? The cheek of them. It is back on there now.

It is still available, but I have had lots of interest. I think people are just intrigued, rather than in a position to buy.

I know, I can't believe he wants to use it in part-ex. I don't think the scrappage scheme was meant for cars like this!

If I didn't already have 1, and 3 other cars, I would have this like a shot.


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on June 09, 2009, 09:42:02 pm
Waldo, OK, you definitely want to buy it? Shall I call off any other interested buyers?

I'd feel more comfortable if someone, like Lennart, had driven the car before you made the long journey!

Antony


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Waldo on June 09, 2009, 10:01:07 pm
Let me put it this way, if you can make a better price than what we have talked about/agreed that's fair...
But I'm definitely going to take it if the car is as good as it seems (both by your explanation and the pictures) and no one else have bought it before the tax runs out.

It not going to waste, that would be too bad!

Waldo, OK, you definitely want to buy it? Shall I call off any other interested buyers?

I'd feel more comfortable if someone, like Lennart, had driven the car before you made the long journey!

Antony



Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on June 09, 2009, 10:42:08 pm
Well I'm happy with your offer, so if you want it I will say it is sold.

I feel kind of bad that you're buying it just because it will get scrapped if no-one else does.
I'll drive it again at the weekend and try and find some bad bits, so you know about them too!

Antony


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Fred on July 06, 2009, 12:03:21 pm
Hopefully this found a buyer?


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: macaroni on July 06, 2009, 01:41:02 pm
Yes it did, for the asking price. The guy who bought it already has another 1.6 and a Lancia Gamma, for some reason, so it went to a good home.


Title: Re: Matra Murena 1.6 (now 1.9 gti) for sale in UK
Post by: Fred on July 10, 2009, 05:42:12 pm
Yes it did, for the asking price. The guy who bought it already has another 1.6 and a Lancia Gamma, for some reason, so it went to a good home.

Great news.  If I had any space, temptation would have been there.   (Hopefully a Gamma Coupe ... they're very beautiful).