It’s gone, then, and by the end, I was almost glad it had. As I’m sure many of you will have experienced before, trying to sell a car at the around the £1000 mark attracts some interesting people, many of whom aren’t the slightest bit concerned by completely wasting your time. Even so, one week on, I’m missing the BMW's moody stance and smooth six-cylinder engine.
Okay, so there are probably a few things I could have done a bit better, although chief among those I couldn’t have predicted at all. With access to our photo studio, I convinced staff snapper John Bradshaw (with the help of some tea and biscuits) that shooting my car would be a great idea. I think you’ll agree that, judging by the pictures above, he did a half-decent job.
However, it would appear he did too good a job, as many of the people taking a look (some 3500 on eBay alone) thought it had to be a scam with such good quality pictures at such low money. As a result, there was little genuine interest, and my - admittedly very cheeky - initial £1995 asking price soon tumbled past £1500, then £1200, coming to rest at £1000. “I’m not going lower than that”, I said confidently.
So, of course, a month later there I was clutching £750 cash watching a young chap beaming from ear to ear as he screeched off down the road in the E34.