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Brightwells currently have a Timed Online Auction on behalf of MOD, Home Office, DEFRA, Additional Govt Depts and Others consisting mainly of ex-military landrovers and MAN lorries. Listings after the blurb...

https://www.brightwellslive.com/timedau ... 24&skip=24

Was a little surprised at the price of a 1998 ex Military Landrover in the main Brightwells Sale today

THis one here
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03 Mar 2020, 09:03
Not much of a market for these.....they are French and ordinary :-D Glenmarch would suggest that if you bid over £1800 then you are paying too much regardless if its a rust free time warp or not. Only one MOT on DVLA file...last year in March, not that it needs one. Only one pic loaded up so far.
More pics and list of the restoration work carried out. A well-presented example and they want £4,500 to £5,000 for it, and no doubt unlikely to let it go for much less. Interesting to see if it attracts bidders and gets its price, or a classic case of time/expense spent on a restoration no doubt justifying the price its offered at, but no demand from the buying or investing public.

https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/aucti ... -renault-6
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Anyone fancy a Humber Hawk for old times sake?
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I'd love one but nowhere to keep it at the moment. My neighbour had one when I was at school and I used to get the odd lift when the buses were having issues!! I used to love the bench seat as it allowed me to squeeze up against his daughter who sat in the middle, mmmmmmm.... I must get on with selling my bikes!! :)

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How to add a few grand to the sale price.....

Take the car out of the builders yard, polish it up a bit, park it infront of the gates of a stately home, take a few photos with some well manicured lawns and fountains, or a bit capability Brown styled parkland in the background. Do a video of it crunching up a gravelled drive.
Choice of Stags at Mathewsons this time around....getting a bit pricy now I suspect.
https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/aucti ... iumph-stag
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 13:05
How to add a few grand to the sale price.....

Take the car out of the builders yard, polish it up a bit, park it infront of the gates of a stately home, take a few photos with some well manicured lawns and fountains, or a bit capability Brown styled parkland in the background. Do a video of it crunching up a gravelled drive.
Choice of Stags at Mathewsons this time around....getting a bit pricy now I suspect.
https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/aucti ... iumph-stag
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And some careful editing of the clouds of steam as the radiator lets go AGAIN!

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And some careful editing of the clouds of steam as the radiator lets go AGAIN!
Most knowledgeable Stag owners with the original engines have fitted the superhet radiator, developed by Tony Hart, now James which has eliminated the overheating problems of early days. I fitted mine with it and it ran faultlessly for 2000 miles+ including some hard driving and long distance runs as well as London traffic. Once that issue is resolved the Stag is a great car to own and drive. :)
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mickthemaverick wrote:
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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And some careful editing of the clouds of steam as the radiator lets go AGAIN!
Most knowledgeable Stag owners with the original engines have fitted the superhet radiator, developed by Tony Hart, now James which has eliminated the overheating problems of early days. I fitted mine with it and it ran faultlessly for 2000 miles+ including some hard driving and long distance runs as well as London traffic. Once that issue is resolved the Stag is a great car to own and drive. :)

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The shame is that, had Triumph (read as BL) fitted decent cooling equipment the Stag would have sold far more and had a much better reputation. Still, that was the days of BL and strikes!

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mickthemaverick wrote:
07 Mar 2020, 12:16
I'd love one but nowhere to keep it at the moment. My neighbour had one when I was at school and I used to get the odd lift when the buses were having issues!! I used to love the bench seat as it allowed me to squeeze up against his daughter who sat in the middle, mmmmmmm.... I must get on with selling my bikes!! :)

We had a creepy guy with a big Vauxhall with a bench seat, he was in his mid fifties I'd guess and scabby, our young mechanics used to hide when he was in for service because he always wanted a lift home and used to slide across the seat and try to cuddle up to them. :evil:

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Just had a quick shuftie at Stag radiators . . . What tiny things! Don't look much bigger than what was in the Dolomite 1850. No wonder there were problems. :?

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Just had a quick shuftie at Stag radiators . . . What tiny things! Don't look much bigger than what was in the Dolomite 1850. No wonder there were problems. :?
In addition to the small radiator problems there were issues with the rear of the engine coolant bridge. There was provision for a link hose between the two heads at the back of the engine to allow full circulation of the coolant. This link often blocked causing the cooling system to have two dead ends for coolant and thus severely restrict circulation. Fitting a larger diameter hose together with the superhet rad cured all the issues. :)

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Historics auction at Ascot Racecourse yesterday results now posted up. Mostly out of reach stuff.

https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... /cars/?p=1
£4,980 for this little camper
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£5,880 for this speedometer and the two-tone prestige classic attached to it
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£9,520 for this frenchy designed by pininfarina with only 70 miles on the clock
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Lots of 'in your dreams' estimates there Neil, not many of which were fulfilled, :)

Surprising to see a Metro a Porsche and a Mercedes all at near the same three grand price and a Peugeot 205 GTi at nineteen grand. :shock:

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Puxa in his 405:Major Woks Blog linked to a Herefordshire Auction House HJ Pugh who recently had an interesting sale of classic car spares and accessories, a large number of classic cars in "barn-find" state, with a few reasonable go-ers.

They have another one coming up on 21st March.

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 46#p637746

http://www.hjpugh.com/

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Another SDI coming upo at Auction. Apparently with some rarity value.....but in reality is the rarity bit really nothing that much to write home about :?:

How much extra would you pay for a "twin-plenum" :?: Over to you Chris I think :-D

ClassicCarAuctions at Practical Classics Restoration Show, Birmingham, UK, 28 - 29 March, 2020
1984 Rover 3500 SD1 Vanden Plas Twin Plenum
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