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#1 tiger99

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 05:39 PM

http://www.ebay.co.u...YsAAOSwUKxYkHjl

 

 

It obviously needs a FULL restoration and as it has been lying for a very long time it is possible that almost nothing is usable. Not worth the money, I think.

 

Edit: Just tried offering £0.99, and I was the highest bidder. Then I retracted my offer, as I don't want to have to go and fetch it. If anyone does offer £3500 it will bring a new meaning to the word FOOL....


Edited by tiger99, 17 April 2017 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:03 PM

If it was an 'S', or even a 998 Cooper it might be worth a few quid, but an 850 in need of a donor shell and a very full re-build is really not worth much, if anything.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

Dont touch it.
No log book.
No keys
Does the idiot even own it.
Lucky if he gets £50 for it.
Needs a endless pocket for that one.

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

Had a closer look. The front bumper, one headlight and horn "may" be salvageable. A good sharp tug should remove them from the remains. I think I also see the remains of oversills....

 

I must remember to check back on Wednesday when it finishes to see how it turns out.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:55 PM

I wonder if the broom is included too so you can sweep it onto a trailer :P

Edited by megamini_jb, 17 April 2017 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:12 PM

User I.D- jbcars.

 

The sheer amount of ebay motor traders is astounding.  They seem to think selling rubbish for a massive price is a legitimate way to make a living, perhaps it is if both parties know what they're getting in to.  I suppose the £3.5k tag is pure fantasy and if he gets £1k, he'll have made a nice easy profit and the buyer will feel like he's won.

In reality, he probably charged some old boy £300 to 'clear' the garage it was in for all those years and because it's an old car, it's worth megabucks.  If I never have to deal with one of these driveway dealers in the future, I'll die a happy man.

 

I suppose it's better than an old logbook and VIN plate sold as 'memorabilia'  :rolleyes:  :D



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:07 PM

I think the brush in photo2 is to sweep it onto the trailer



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:20 PM

It might well turn up again on ebay with an MPI bodyshell, interior, wheels, injection engine, etc., advertised as a 'restored Mk.2 Mini up-rated to an 'S'. 

 

What a surprise that would be!



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:20 AM

Is (was) this one El Paso beige?

 

Rare colour, well worth a resto ;-)



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:46 PM

i see there are now 132 people watching it. I hope they are all there for a laugh, and no-one is daft enough to commit significant cash to it.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:52 PM

But this one is better, because it is a van, and therefore relatively rare and sought after. Looks in somewhat better condition too.

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=182496528244

 

 

Usual inane comment "Genuine reason for sale". EVERYTHING that is sold has a genuine reason for sale, usually to earn some money for someone, which is how every shop in the world functions, but in the case of used cars there are other genuine reasons such as it needing an immense amount of work to pass its next MOT, as well as truly innocent reasons like the owner having bought a new vehicle to fit his needs or family better. Yet we see the meaningless Genuine word on umpteen used car sales every day,

 

Notwithstanding my above remarks, if I had a garage at the moment I would be bidding on that van.


Edited by tiger99, 18 April 2017 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

Or how about this one?#

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=182529074029

 

I think it is a scrapper, with no merit whatsoever. Just look at the scuttle, a poor quality replacement panel, held on with insulating tape. Stamped in ID gone. VIN plate probably gone. Front end gone and what is left needs major repairs. Inner sill bodge panels fitted so it may bend in middle. Presumably oversills.

 

Actually the roof may be ok. Didn't someone here want one of those recently?

 

And curiously here is a seemingly much better one for breaking:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...sd=172625331940

 

I would have thought that a complete car, with not many visible signs of distress, would be of more value than a pile of bits, even if it does turn out to need major welding. A sad case.


Edited by tiger99, 18 April 2017 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:04 PM

Nothing is unsaveable, -  nothing better to do on a nice Easter day than to moan eh? 

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:21 PM

The point is that it is NOT economically saveable, not is it likely to be able to go on the road legally. Evidently some people can't understand things like that.



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Posted 18 April 2017 - 03:08 PM

What was wrong with the Sidewalk? It looks perfectly fine to me. Breaking a classic car just because you 'might' get more money doing so is just wrong.




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