Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by van ordinaire » 07 Apr 2019, 01:51

The (perceived) value of "classics" has some odd components - & their interaction can be even odder. Weird/unusual/rare often mean more than good/nice/prestigious/desirable when new.

Oh, & never mind auctions, a SA Traction needing TLC (& maybe a few bits, e.g. rear lights) turned up in Ireland on eBay for, iirc, about £3,500 - must admit it's where my money (if I had it) would go.

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 13 Apr 2019, 19:38

Anglia Car Auctions today, and rather than troop all the way down to Kings Lynn I did a bit of live telephone bidding for the first time. Have to say it all went smoothly but I was unsuccessful in securing the car I was interested in. Up against another telephone bidder who was prepared to go higher than me. I did bid up to and over my limit which was in excess of the top guide price, but I stopped before the desire to secure the purchase and compete with the other bidder started getting into paying silly money massively over the original guide price.

Now that the chance for that particular vehicle is gone...I do wonder if I should have pushed it a little more.
but as Gibbo wisely commented
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Neil, it's not the ones you miss that you have to worry about it's the ones you buy. There will be another one along soon.....maybe.


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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Apr 2019, 17:17

One for Peugeot Fans. The 406 Coupe....did you know....
The 406 Coupe was unveiled officially at The Paris Motor Show in 1996. The Coupe was an instant success and won many awards including "The Most Beautiful Coupe of the World 1997" at Milan, "Car Design Award 1997" at Turin and "The Most Beautiful Car of the Year 1998" at the Festival of Chamonix.
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full details here, up at no reserve so its going to be sold, Barons Spring Classic 30th April 2019 Sandown Park Racecourse. Its a V6 but does have a LPG conversion.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lo ... lpg-system

It looks good, gets 50mpg according to the blurb, but is it going to be "Going for a song" ?

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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 15 Apr 2019, 19:10

from memory, I think both of the SD1 Estates survive, Beaulieu has one and Haynes the other (IIRC).

Saw one of the P6 Estates, a 3.5 Manual (!), at Goodwood's Breakfast Club Est Car Sunday a few weeks ago, I didn't mind the styling, but was surprised at the height of the Boot Floor.

Did rather like this Triumph 2000 Mk1 though, one of my favourite bits of styling on the Mk1.
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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Apr 2019, 21:46

More Peugeots.....Brightwells Leominster 15th May
https://www.brightwells.com/classic-mot ... -15th-may/
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