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  1. ScudMarks

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    Like many cars, the options and set-up will make a slight difference. But the reality with most "specialty" cars is that they are much more readily available than they used to be. Some would prefer a 1-seater as opposed to 2, others would prefer the ecotec than the Honda turbo. Knowing that I can get a track toy for around $40-45k makes it tough to spend $65k when at that price point you can step up to a more robust street/track toy.
     
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  2. SCFerrari

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    Thanks for the reply - I guess yes and no- the one you reference is a decade older .
     
  3. Smiles

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    It is a decade older, but age doesn’t matter much in the Atom world.

    These are such simple cars, and none have many miles.

    Matt
     
  4. ScudMarks

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    A decade older but still only 7k miles. Slightly different setups , but essentially in the end, a track biased toy that is difficult to justify to the wife and kids, unless you have a “secret” garage somewhere or buy an expensive bracelet to offset the $60k personal pleasure
     
  5. underpressure02

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    Did your atom come out of PA? It looks identical to Mike's old atom.

    In regards to the original poster I think your price is more then fair considering what non turbo ones sell for on the Atom forum. Comparing an Atom 2 to a 3 turbo is apples to oranges. From my understanding TMI will not even sell replacement parts for the Atom 2.

    If I didn't just spend a bunch more money on mods on my Atom 3s I would buy yours and sell mine. From what I have seen watching the cars that sell on the forum it takes a good deal of time, because you need to find the right person that wants to spend a good deal of money for a toy. I drive mine about 1500 to 2000 miles a year in PA and out of all the cars I own it is the most enjoyable and fun car to own.

    Has the car ever been tagged? I bought mine out of FL and even though it was tagged it still took 4 months to get it through PA because they required enhanced inspection to get a tag on it. My friend just bought one out of AZ and after a year was still unable to get it tagged through PA so depending where the buyer is from it could make it difficult to get it on the road.
     
  6. Smiles

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    I bought my Atom directly from Brammo back in 2006. It was not the one I linked to on BaT.

    I was their third customer. Jay Leno was their second. I’m still wondering who their first was.

    But I got to title and tag a Specially Constructed Vehicle in Pennsylvania. Which I did. I’m sure it was the first Atom to be registered in PA. It now lives near Chicago.

    Matt
     
  7. SCFerrari

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    Hey guys! This is the Go-Kart you always wanted as a kid, right?

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    Well step up Mr. Grownup. I've seen his Ariel Atom in person and it's awesome.
    No Briggs and Stratton engine on this one!
     
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  9. underpressure02

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    Oh ok. I think the one on BAT came from Mike in PA. It seems PA is getting harder to register them.
     
  10. GTHill

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    Man... that thing is stunning. I've wanted one for a decade. I've heard that in AR they are easy to register. Heck, a side by side can get registered here somewhat easily. And AR also has perfect roads for it... ok... fine... I'll stop now. :)

    GT
     
  11. GTHill

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    We had a go cart like this as a kid except it didn't have a motor. I'd hook a rope to my dirt bike and drag it with my brother driving. It was super fun b/c you could steer lock to lock and the bike would pull you straight. Great times... :)

    GT
     
  12. JAM1

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    Personally I’d pay the relatively minor premium for the “as new” car, particularly when it’s something you plan on running around a race track.
     
  13. AFKC

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    Rob, I hope you and your family are doing well. My boys still talk about your “boat”. This is a bucket list car for me so very tempting...
     
  14. Smiles

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    I’d pay a premium for an Ecotec with roll bars, which are necessary on many race tracks. And the roll bar is removable.

    Even if it’s ten tears older.

    My Atom:

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  15. koisokok

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    Went at it with one of these on Mulholland a couple years back. These are the real deal when it comes to performance and handling . GLWS
     
  16. 09Scuderia

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    Montana Reg the car. $500
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    Done.

    I had one of these (same car almost). Sold it 6-7 months ago for $74k. Stellar cars that cut to the very quick of why all of love sports cars. Driving a 3s with 360HP is an experience impossible to equal in any other car outside of a race car. I may get one again..this time, a Nomad.
    New these cars are $100k+ now. https://www.arielna.com/arielatom/
     
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  17. SCFerrari

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    Thanks - I thought my price was really fair, considering it’s got 774 miles on it total.. if I slow down over Christmas I might make some more effort to sell it somewhere else .. Just busy these days and not a lot of time ..

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  18. 09Scuderia

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    Franz the dealer in AZ is your guy. He is actively buying and selling Ariels. Tell him Tim sent you his way...he has helped me several times.
     
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    Still for sale?
     
  20. Smiles

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    I might be interested if it is still for sale.

    Matt
     
  21. SCFerrari

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    Car sold last year for more than I had it listed for here - sorry no fchatter took advantage of the deal.
     
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  22. Smiles

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    I’m happy for you!

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