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Re: Classic for under £10K

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 24 Nov 2023, 09:58 After a couple of deposits on other threads...if you want to buy a Citroen HY Van here is a project for you. No reserve, far too much work for a casual purchaser, and probably far too much work for a trader to buy, improve, and sell on at a profit. No this will fall into the small category of enthusiastic amateur who likes quirky vehicles and gets pleasure out of restoring things as a hobby, and accepts the money-pit nature of such restorations and isn't bothered about making money or indeed flushing quite a lot of it down the pan.

The state it's in less than £1,000 would be expensive (the exterior looks OK interior not so good), but at one time wrecks of any description of the HY would be £5-£10K to the quirky food trailer market. It's still got French plates on it and at least you haven't had to trailer it from France. Always an interesting item...what will the market price be :?:

https://auctions.wbandsons.com/auction/ ... &pn=1&g=1


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A good base for a home built camper Neil, ten years ago I might have been interested.
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A possible post on a number of threads including Favourite Colours, Open Air Motoring etc but this is a chance for the pretenders to become true petrol heads. They say you can't call yourself a petrol head if you've never owned an Alfa so here's your chance !! :-D
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Did you notice a lot of the service paperwork under the listing refers to a Porsche not the Alfa?
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No I hadn't looked that deeply Gibbo. Having just done so I have emailed the company to ask them to sort the gallery out!! Well spotted! :-D
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They have dealt with it very quickly: :-D
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This is nothing short of gorgeous in the flesh
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That's lovely... Colour works for me but it would be better in yellow ;)
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Anybody interested in a cheap quirky classic to match their interior decor? :-D
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Gorgeous brick effect paintwork :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 27 Nov 2023, 11:37 Anybody interested in a cheap quirky classic to match their interior decor? :-D
It would certainly match... But no, I'll pass...
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Whats this then has a bit of a dalliance into an unusual Volvo...front wheel drive, pop-up headlights sporty, turbo, renault engine, lotus derived suspension. In the spoiler not the point of the post.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 27 Nov 2023, 10:54
mickthemaverick wrote: 27 Nov 2023, 10:47 That I believe is the successor to the Saint's car a Volvo 480? :-D
CitroJim wrote: 27 Nov 2023, 10:48 Beat me to it Mick... I agree it's likely a 480.
..and when I went round the back this is what was revealed... Well done Mick and Jim.

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If you want to find out more about it...sale item at Wb and sons, and 20 minute vid on it. In this spoiler again not the point of the post.
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Dec 2nd 2023 Volvo 480 no reserve WB and Sons sale listing https://auctions.wbandsons.com/auction/ ... 6&pn=2&g=1
You tube vid "idriveaclassic" Volvo 480 https://youtu.be/wyrTxXWq5lU?t=435
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At the moment we have a rescue program where we are pooling money and we are purchasing not ridiculously expensive cars, but cars that need saving and then Jeff on the forum does the mechanical work to get them up to an MOT-able standard. They go through an MOT and then they're then sold on to a new owner via the forum.
Not sure if their laudable idea is still working, the vid is a couple of years old. As of February 2023 still some activity
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That's a good thing to do and nicely preserves them. Better than seeing them go for scrap or sit rotting on a driveway...
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If you want a bit of a bit of information on a particular classic car that appeals, the youtube channel "idriveaclassic" hosted by Steph is excellent. Yes a bit of "too long didn't look" timing on the videos usually about 20 minutes, but if you have an interest in a particular classic, plenty of information and a decent drive.

https://www.youtube.com/@idriveaclassic/videos

This is the latest video (posted 2 hours ago!), a quirky interesting-looking offering from Citroen of which I knew nothing, and yes worth a watch. My first thoughts with my trivia head on...I wonder where that church is :?: :-D



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...and our very own Citrojim photographed that exact car at the Chevrons rally in September. Up for sale now, link in the video guff.
CitroJim wrote: 09 Sep 2023, 19:31 Saturday photos from The Chevrons Rally :)

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They have a strange charm about them :cool:
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