Classic for under £10K

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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Brightwells Catalogue for their online timed auction bidding open 10th August Closes 13th August
Have a peruse pick something out for interest/discussion/nostalgia

https://www.brightwellslive.com/timedau ... index/5025

Lot 8
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Lot 44....excellent description "French barn find that starts, stops and runs"
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Lot 74 Whatsthisthen?
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Lot 82 Headturner....and French
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I can't honestly say anything floats my boat completely but I could enjoy Richard Hammond's old car: https://www.brightwellslive.com/lot/details/485577
and am intrigued by the 402 Commerciale you have picked out Neil. I assume your whatsthisthen was rhetorical but just in case I have reason to believe it is
Spoiler: show
the anti roll bar and sump of a Morris Boatyard!!
:-D

Having read Neil's post below I have realised that a celebratory car for the 1111th post is in order. So as not to detract too much from my original post you can view my celebratory offering here.
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Re: Classic for under £10K

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mickthemaverick wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 14:25
I assume your whatsthisthen was rhetorical but just in case I have reason to believe it is
Spoiler: show
the anti roll bar and sump of a Morris Boatyard!!
:-D
Yes, just too easy to look up yellow colour caught my attention!

Seems a shame to spoil the symmetry with this the 1112th reply to the thread....now who did reply 1111..... :?:

Here's the evidence!
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Thanks for the head's up Neil, I have edited my post accordingly! :-D

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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Go on, its the French Car Forum, lets drag this one out from the Brightwells list. I described it as a head turner. The front end is awesome.

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French it certainly is and not only that but loved by the military it would seem:

"The 402 "longue" became popular with the military after Peugeot began to supply them to the French army in 1938."

Of course it was the 1930's equivalent of the infamous staff cars of the German Army in the 1940's, another venerable French breed!! :
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Mathwesons have another auction 22nd August. Good thing about Mathewsons they update their catalogue with new entries throughout the period to the next sale. So plenty to view already.

So yes this is the French Car forum, and some have a penchant for the old Xantia. Don't often come up at auctions. I suspect this one has been up fairly recently but I may be wrong...just top of the head (Edit sold for £1950 at the February Auction). So unfortunately last time a Xantia came up, and was posted on this very thread by yours truly, absolutely zero response. Anyway that was still pictures, perhaps videos stir the green blood. Just for good measure I notice that there was a white Peugeot for sale so the video for that is also conveniently placed in the thread for reaction/ comment/ discussion.
Come on which one would you have if you were forced to have one of the two :?:


Red Auto


White Exec :-D




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Just seen the Xantia listing and it is showing 22000 miles, its an auto, its petrol, its an SX - quite tempting, I'll dig further when I get home from my travels!! :-D

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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Mathewsons Catalogue for their sale on 22 August is expanding couple of interesting campers now included which I have splattered across a couple of other threads

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A collection of interesting/awful campers/motorhomes

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The last chocolates left in the box

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Well not exactly the unwanted but in some instances very expensive cars when new which struggle to get a decent price now, and in other instances like the TR7 and the MG TF the SAAB Convertible just haven't made it to fanciable enough status.
A selection of "lime barrels"  ie the last chocolates left in the box
A selection of "lime barrels" ie the last chocolates left in the box
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If anyone fancies a nose around a Cresta for old times sake be my guest.



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Here's one for Gibbo....https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... automatic/

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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1971, and no head restraints, and what look like static seat belts.
What were the guys at Austin thinking?

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One of the nicest cars I ever owned Chris and I've had plenty. :) Ten years ago I might have gone for it but I'm too old now to start 're-commissioning' any more cars.

Mine rusted away behind the headlamps and they fell out, if they had done then what they do now with under wing shielding it would have lasted a lot longer.

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Used to fancy the idea of 3-litre six, coupled with hydrolastic suspension. Had both (P5) and 1100-1300, but never rolled into one.
Austin-Morris and Rover had a lot answer for when it came to under-wing protection. On P5, wet mud would pile up around the vacuum reservoir tank just behind the front-right headlight, and the tank would rust through. On P6, the corner crannies in both F and R wings would collect mud, nicely caked against the side and tail light fittings. These were made of then-popular mazac, which is what (I believe) Dinky and Matchbox cars were made from.
Nobody thought of plastic wing liners back then, but they could have easily been created, even by enthusiast owners.

As usual, "If I only knew then what I know now . . ."