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Correction. No it was the Pullman that had the glass division. The incident concerning the Imperial was that my wife was looking at it and ran her fingers along the gutters and the paint was all rough, she mentioned it to her boss and they set it back to Rootes to be remedied. They were only at Maidstone, about 20 miles away. It was my wife that pointed this out. :oops:

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Mathewsons list for Friday and Saturday's sale this week has a fair crop of lots

Don't think they are into live streaming yet, and its all just online, telephone or commission bidding
Full catalogue here https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/14425 ... mber-20202

Lots 1 to 100 Friday 13th November from 6pm
Lots 100 onwards Saturday 14th November from 9am
A smattering of the lots have been featured on a few FCF threads already

Lovely Volvo interior on Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

A 1950's stylish and rare French 2-tone in A Nice 2-Tone

A bicycle made for three on On your Bike
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Very nicely presented Renault 4.

https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/aucti ... ault-4-gtl



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Magic ❤😍😎😃 If I didn't have Daffodil I'd have it in a heartbeat...

I love the R4 😃

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Spooky to notice that following this week's Whatsthisthen question there are two Sunbeam Talbot 90s in this weekend's auctions at Mathewsons, one tonight and one tomorrow!! Its a funny old world!! :-D

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I like a random connection! Going back to the roots of the chain it was all to do with nighttime lights pictures on POTD, and on a slow POTD day that I dug out that Sunbeam Talbot 90, "caught in the headlights" from the archives.

In a similar random occurence it was nice yesterday to be reaquainted with the Quiet Woman again on "On your Bike" :-D

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PS just catching up on Bangers and Cash Series 3 Episode 4 shown yesterday....interesting Aston Martin feature first up.

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We had a customer with a Sunbeam Talbot 90, I went out for a test run with him driving one day, he only used second and fourth gears, column change, he just flipped it over back and forth. :)

He got it smashed up while it was still in warranty, Rootes said they would send a specialist chassis team from the factory to straighten the buckled chassis.

I stripped off the wing and suspension parts, when they arrived I was surprised that the only tools they had were an oxy acetylene blow torch a couple of hammers and a measuring gadget, a sort of plywood pattern, they heated it to cherry red and bashed away with the lump hammer until it matched the pattern, about forty five minutes work then disappeared off back to Coventry.

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I watched that episode Neil, astonishing what some people will pay for what I'd consider just old s**t. :shock:

I missed the Aston sale, what did it fetch? The specialist guy suggested it might be worth 100 grand as is.

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My ears pricked up when Derek visited County Durham to visit an Aston Martin Restoration Specialist.

HQ not far from Beamish Museum. Well noticed in the backgound a sort of orangey thing with a light coloured roof briefly amongst the cars....and it was....

https://aston.co.uk/cars-for-sale/citroen/-/car1191

in amongst the County Durham Astons
in amongst the County Durham Astons
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Not really related but Gibbo's Sunbeam tale reminded me of an incident at Harrow Technical College when I was studying for my ONC in Engineering. We were in an Electrical Engineering session with a Mr Carter,who was a very serious bespectacled engineer approaching his retirement, giving the lecture. The fluorescent tube above him for lighting the chalkboard was flashing continuously, obviously a faulty starter. As the lecture went on he kept standing on a chair every few minutes and stroking his hand along the tube in unsuccessful attempts to get it to fire up. Suddenly the door opened and Mr Shortman, a much younger, shorter and portlier man who was our mechanical engineering lecturer, strode into the room with a chalkboard T square in his hands. Mr Carter, somewhat startled by the interruption, looked up and greeted his fellow staff member asking what he needed. Mr Shortman grinned, said nothing and walked up to the flashing tube. He promptly dealt it a resounding blow on the end with his T square and the tube burst into life!!! As he walked back to the door he turned to face us students and said "There you are, every electrical problem has a mechanical solution :-D " Even Mr Carter smiled and I have never forgotten that lesson!! :-D

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
13 Nov 2020, 13:06
I watched that episode Neil, astonishing what some people will pay for what I'd consider just old s**t. :shock:

I missed the Aston sale, what did it fetch? The specialist guy suggested it might be worth 100 grand as is.
The winning bidder in the hall the hammer came down at £120,000, subsequently went to the telephone bidder who upped his bid to match that price.

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And it will be repeated tonight at 21:00.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Nov 2020, 11:57
Mathewsons list for Friday and Saturday's sale this week has a fair crop of lots

Don't think they are into live streaming yet, and its all just online, telephone or commission bidding
........Edit....see link below its on the saleroom.com
Full catalogue here https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/14425 ... mber-20202

Lots 1 to 100 Friday 13th November from 6pm
Lots 100 onwards Saturday 14th November from 9am
A smattering of the lots have been featured on a few FCF threads already

Lovely Volvo interior on Interiors and Dashboards (interesting and awful!)

A 1950's stylish and rare French 2-tone in A Nice 2-Tone

A bicycle made for three on On your Bike
Regards Neil
If you do want to follow this mornings auction and it has already started at 9.00am.....it is live streaming but not on youtube or direct from the Mathewsons website but on saleroom.com. (found by our Mick yesterday)

I thought you may have to register to view but not necessary

Regards Neil
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This has gone through already French 2-tone 1951 Salmson S4E £12,000 hammer price
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How much do you pay for a fairly rough chopper these days
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£480 hammer price.......
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Sometimes people in this world astound me - I have never subscribed to snobbishness and I accept that there are many people who do which is the basis of business for many "designer" businesses, but here is an example of the sort of thing which I just don't understand. In the middle of a pandemic with charities crying out for help for people who are in danger in various ways and all the usual needs for the homeless and disadvantaged, how can anyone live with themselves when they have just paid out £70,500.00 for: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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