View Full Version : R reg williams for sale 9-10k

27-01-2005, 23:35

Someone buy it

28-01-2005, 10:12
Prolly askin silly money for it though, it might be mint, low miles, but its still been smashed up.

2 live
28-01-2005, 10:28
but why shud it be worth more than another williams??....its been a write off and rebuilt...no matter about the mileage etc etc etc.....that fact alone shud make it cheaper not fukkin dearer

28-01-2005, 10:29
does anyone know why it was a Cat D total loss?
how much u reckon it'll go for?

2 live
28-01-2005, 10:31
IIRC it had had a n/s/f smash.............and was snapped up very cheap...... if this is the same one im thinkin of anyway......

like i said tho, its always gunna be a write off, not worth more IMHO

28-01-2005, 10:33
if it's worth more its due to the low mileage, thats it. not the fact it was the last one etc etc.

28-01-2005, 10:40
Might have low milage but it is still old and has been sat around in breakers yards for a while I would imagine.

2 live
28-01-2005, 10:44
lol.yeah thats true paddy....but its obviously been garaged for a couple years before it was registered....then written off not so long after that by the looks of things........then as monkey says..been sat in a scrappy for how long??

personally id be very wary of this car , as i dont think a car drives the same after a bump that needs major work to repair....minor work when suspensions involved...they just dont feel rite imo

28-01-2005, 10:46
well ive asked for some pictures....let see how it looks.

28-01-2005, 10:48
dunno, ive seen some really mashed up bikes that have come into our garage and theyve gone back out in factory condition, all depends who's done the job.
i know wat ur sayin tho, its always in the back of ur mind innit.

2 live
28-01-2005, 10:53
ive driven quite a few cars that have been previously written off......and with differing quality on the work....but even the ones that have been done perfectly......still feels as tho theres summat not quite rite....n thats without even knowing its been written off...so not a biased account......yeah they may look like they in factory condition, but a bent then re-bent into shape piece of metal is always weaker than a non bent bit, even with stregnthening (which is a dead giveaway) the paintwork is easy to get looking as good as new for someone thats handy with a spray gun, and a lot of things can be hidden underneath the paint

28-01-2005, 10:53
i'd like to know how he has found out that its the last one produced.

I can agree its the last one registered...might have to see if i have a higer chassis number than his :wink:

28-01-2005, 10:54
Got some pics just tryin to sort them now....Paul bought it from a scrappy in Bury.

28-01-2005, 10:55
does anyone know the reg?

2 live
28-01-2005, 10:56
its a R reg :D :D :D :lol:

28-01-2005, 10:58
there was also a williams 1 on a r reg pal.

28-01-2005, 11:00
Registration: R724 YKL
Colour: Blue
Year: 1997 R
Mileage: 4050
ABI: Cat D
Damage Description Frontal, damage to NS inner wing. Small crease in roof near sunroof.
Notes Last Williams 3 to be produced and registered. 1 owner, car was sold with delivery mileage in 2002 and damaged early 2003. Original engine and gearbox sold with car.

28-01-2005, 11:01
yeah nice one jon. lol.

give us the reg ill find out why it was total loss, probably. lol

28-01-2005, 11:01
Renault Clio Williams 3 1997 R registration Renault Clio Williams 3. Was purchased in 2001 with delivery mileage from Marchants Renault in Tunbridge Wells. Has suffered frontal accident damage after having covered just 4050 miles. The car remained unregistered until 1997 as it was owned by an East Sussex dealership. Once registered the car remained in storage until 2001 when it was decided to sell it. I have found this information out for myself, any potential customers are welcome to call Renault for clarification of this. It is beleived to be number 308 of 308 Williams 3's produced, and the last car to be registered. The original engine and gearbox are supplied with the car. The rest of the car is as new. Damage Assessment: Replace: NSF Inner Wing Assembly, Crossmember, Subframe, Bonnet, Bumper, 1 Wheel & Tyre, Windscreen Repair: Crease to roof close to sunroof, Scratch on OSF wing, Small storage dent in NSF Door

28-01-2005, 11:02
who's car is it BTW?

28-01-2005, 11:03
good work gaz, sounds fooked before he fixed it! :shock:

2 live
28-01-2005, 11:08
crease in roof.......not easy to get out lol

28-01-2005, 11:40



28-01-2005, 12:30
The reg he lists on his website comes up as a 1.2 on RAC.

Vehicle details
Manufacturer Renault
Body type 5 door hatchback
Colour Blue
Fuel type Petrol
Date manufactured 31 December 1997
Number of previous owners 2
Last owner change 04 September 2004


28-01-2005, 12:50
It used to live near me that car - and was sent to a salvage place in Bury that my mate Messer worked at. He might of even taken some crash pics for me at the time

2 live
28-01-2005, 14:50
It used to live near me that car - and was sent to a salvage place in Bury that my mate Messer worked at. He might of even taken some crash pics for me at the time

grrrr so why werent we forewarned of this comin up for sale?? hehe

09-02-2005, 00:21
KS thanks for putting this up but it might as well be removed.....

09-02-2005, 07:55
So whats happening has the guy sold it yer or what?

I want it!!!

09-02-2005, 09:33
I think rather than slate his car, maybe we should appreciate that Paul and other like him do put alot of effort into restoring cars that other fools have written off. Personally if i had 10k lying around id buy it and garage it.

Lets face it this car was too special to make into parts. Well done for getting it back together. :D

2 live
09-02-2005, 09:52
i dont think anyone is slating the car mate...just expressing opinions

but personally....theres no way id pay that money for a write off......unless it was a ferrari or lambo

09-02-2005, 11:29
Surely it depends. If you replace all the parts that were bent youll probably end up with a car that is better put together than Renault managed. And lets face it a 5000 mile Willy engine has got to be pretty special.

I put my dash back better than Renault managed it.

2 live
09-02-2005, 13:35
again its all down to personal preference......for some reason a car thats been bumped never seems to feel rite after to me...maybe its jus me......but i dont think it is lol

look at the monkey who rebuilt my gearbox..lasted 10,000 miles....original reno 1....70k + and still not fukt......

some things are better off left dead imo

salvageable parts excepted