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  1. On the mods + asking price + brakes, I agree (although not as harshly... ). As it sits, he is not going to get top dollar (my previous post outlines how he can achieve top dollar). Even so, this car is worth slightly more than $90K if presented right. Not a ton of 6-speed 2004-2008 for sale right now. And values have been creeping up a bit (even on the 04 cars). You are right though, @kinnsella, as it is presented now - probably not going to get much more than $90K. Fixing all issues and asking $104,995 and ending up around $94-96K is achievable. But he can only eek out that extra $4-6K by fixing what I pointed out (ride height, OEM wheel color, get it detailed, take better pictures, etc. etc.). Also - on the 04/05 comment.... 2005 cars are far from orphans. Kinks were corrected from 2004, the front lift was added, etc. Only thing the 05 cars are missing is the 2006 gearing (greatly improved shorter ratios) and beefier axles. But they are fantastic vehicles.
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    Bring the old site back

    I agree with the crew on this one too
  3. FastAlex

    Bring the old site back

    @fmari I don't think it's necessarily the new website. Being down for a bit definitely hurt the user base... but I think there is a slight "changing of the guard" in both online media and exotics right now that could be contributing to what you're describing (and they are intertwined). Social Media Changing of the Guard Social media is killing forums. Forums have become relegated to be places for deep technical information (only) and to catch up with old car buddies (for the older guys, no offense). Everyone else simply stays in touch on social media, DMing on Instagram, Facebook groups, YouTube, etc.. Exotics Changing of the Guard In the LP prime/golden days (think, 2006, 2007, 2008 pre-crisis)... your top Exotic Marquees were Lamborghini, Ferrari annnndddd... Bentley? That was about it. Nowadays there are sooo many more exotic options, and brands playing "above the rim" to compete with the exotics. Biggest one being: McLaren. Followed by Porsche (which has always been there... but is REALLY stepping up. And with how the GT3RS and GT3 + GT2RS have captured young hearts and minds, is a bigger fish today in the post-social media world). Aston Martin has crept back into favor, and is making better cars in partnership with Mercedes. Mercedes is making special AMG cars en-masse (SLS, AMG GT and GTR), etc. etc. So we went from: Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley To: Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin, Mercedes, Singer, AUDI (R8) and more What does it all mean? There are less people coming to forums, and more forums + brands competing for their time. We just need to spread the word to the "old guard" user-base here and get their asses back in the chair posting!!
  4. I'd say you'd be wise to remove the stickers from the car and the black powdercoating from the wheels, as well as raise the coil-overs back up about 1/2" all around, to help the car sell (more of the OEM look - but still lowered). Also will want to take some better pictures (get a photographer, and better scenery). Don't forget an engine bay shot too. That said, since its a 2004 (w/ no front lift system), but clutch has been done already and it is Gated - maybe ask $104,995 (after making the changes I suggested) and put it on eBay too and see what kind of action you get on the car. But asking $119K for a 2004 Gated isn't realistic today, even more-so on one that isn't Arancio Borealis (Orange) or Verde Ithaca (Green). I'd also suggest maybe taking this thread down and starting a new one when you're ready to re-list properly again. Your car is awesome! Just need to present it as such =)

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  6. Wow, the video embed size on the new forum looks awesome! Thanks for the tip for future posts And thank you for the kind words =). I'm loving it too - and it's about 10x louder in person haha. Yes, I talked to Brandon (owner of B-Rogue) last week when I had my oil changed and he is building & installing an Aventador system for a customer as soon as cold weather hits. Can't wait for the videos! He is also doing downpipes + tune for a 675LT and TT'ing 2 more Huracans in the coming couple months. Should be some great content coming from those guys!
  7. New Flyby and Flames video up on YouTube
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    — Site Announcement — A Familiar Look is Back!

    Haha! You bet. Least I can do for the board
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    — Site Announcement — A Familiar Look is Back!

    You bet! 1 more for you: Hyperlink text in the body of forum posts also matches the background. For example... (I am posting an eBay link below):
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    FS: 2005 Murcielago Blu Hera *Like New*

    Beautiful 1st Gen Murci. GLWS! Can you clarify: since this car was originally USA it can go back to USA from Canada.... but an original Canada delivery car cannot come to the USA from what I understand, is that correct? I should probably just ask ROY! lol
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    — Site Announcement — A Familiar Look is Back!

    Happy the dark theme is back! Much more pleasing to the dopamine centers in my brain. Just FYI for you guys... if you look at your PM's, you can't see the text anymore in PMs with people (white text on white background). Thanks for all the hard work. Still just so happy this place is back!
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    2011 Rolls Royce Ghost

    Is it free? Kidding... but an asking price would be good!
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    Will I regret this in the morning?

    Now I can post my "I WILL regret this in the morning" addition to this thread... haha I was the original prospective buyer Joe was referring to in this thread. Was texting back and forth with Joe after I had contacted him about his car back in July. We were very close on price, but I was in a holding pattern - waiting for this car season to end to enjoy the Gallardo I had just purchased (Chipster's old car, which I had just completed full Titanium Exhaust and Intakes on as well). I also had been giving another car consideration when Joe let me know he'd be willing to part with his. Joe sent me his final and best price back on Aug 4th and I sat on it for a bit. I came to my senses and was ready to pull the trigger on his car this month --- Then I saw this thread... So yes... I do regret not buying this Gated Murcielago with my favorite Kreissieg Exhaust (even with 47,000 miles - didn't bother me). Congrats to you though, JJG! Hope you enjoy whatever is next in the best of health. And thank you for all the info on your car.
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    Picked up 2 Lambos

    Awesome man, congrats! That MB Murci Roadster is one of the best looking cars in the country. No doubt. Enjoy them in good health!