Sales here are few and range from about $3000 for a 150,000 miler up to $18000 for a beauty, and most are S3s or newer probably imported from the motherland. Hard to compare anything sold to this car. Owner wants to sell “as is”, which pleases me. Minimal hassle. How much pre-sale evaluation is uncertain, but what IS certain is the quality of the inspection, etc. Everything is for sale here, and little is done to prevent fraud with any recovery impossible. Especially for a “farang” (foreigner). The old man (I assume) is asking the equivalent of US$8000 as is. Could be reasonable, maybe not, only the Shadow knows. In different times I would write the check and take my chances on the engine, but those days have long ago gone. Since 2007 I’ve been receiving SSA only, due to a blasted unforeseen disability at the worst possible time.
I think the essence of my question is: how much engine damage is possible/likely given so few miles driven and a decade or more years of storage?
I don’t have enough engine repair experience to even guess.