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

Post by CitroJim » 28 Apr 2017, 10:36

demag wrote:Now you're talking Jim! ;-)


As a lad I had much fun with Quicklys Dave, got to know them extremely well... The hard-chromed cylinder bores were a right problem and so was finding a decent two-speed gearbox layshaft - they were forever breaking as a result of too-enthusiastic gear changes!

I'd completely restored and rebuilt a fine example just before my 16th birthday... 798 JYC - wonder if it ever survived?

It even had a proper speedo fitted in the headlamp. A very rare accessory!

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Apr 2017, 19:32

demag wrote:I've always lusted after and will probably own one day, a Velosolex. I think they are brilliant and there is quite a cottage industry evolved regarding spares. Another French oddity. :-)

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The oddity in action :)



She also famously drove a Renault Floride

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

Post by Stickyfinger » 28 Apr 2017, 19:38

Reincarnate me as a saddle

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Apr 2017, 21:25

Results are in now for this
Friday 28th April 2017 South West Vehicle Auctions Poole-results

One "bargain" straightaway-one of my favourites was sold for £575 plus buyers premium, a Rover 2000 SC Auto 1972 lot number 3 :-D

Have a look at the Citroen CX reflex Familiale 1985 see what it went for....

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/citr ... iale-1985/

..and the Citroen SM roughly 140 times more valuable than the CX!

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/citr ... rati-1971/

And what became of the the nice little Renault 4 with the tartan interior trim? Went for more than double the estimate.

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/renault-4-gt-l-1986/

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PS...Not a great auction for the CX sellers this 1983 example went for even less than the 1985 one above.

https://www.swva.co.uk/classic-car/citr ... flex-1983/

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

Post by CitroJim » 30 Apr 2017, 05:25

Cor! The CX and P6 were bargains!

The R4 made a very healthy sum and well deserved too...
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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 23 May 2017, 23:40

Results are in for the Historics Auction at Ascot Racesourse on 20th May 2017. I always like a peruse to see what's selling, probably quite a lot over the £10K limit for being strictly on-topic with the thread!

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http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/aucti ... ke=&model=

The pair of Renault Avantimes with no reserve which I wondered if they could be "bargains". I think not for 02 and 03 reg cars......
Renaults
http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/aucti ... ult&model=
Citroens
£12K bought you a DS, and £20K and SM
http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/aucti ... ABn&model=
Rover P6
Looks like it didn't meet its reserve so will be sold another day
http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/aucti ... r&model=p6

...and if you want a decent Ford Capri, it appears that the owners aren't letting them go until the price approaches £20,000. The only Capri sold fetched more than the SM. There was a Cortina Mk II convertible by friends of the thread Crayford which sold for around £12,000.

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

Post by Gibbo2286 » 24 May 2017, 09:19

Some huge prices there Neil for what frankly I'd consider to be tat.

That 1600 Capri, the exact model that I sold in first class condition back in 1990 for £300.

I had a tidy Capri 2 litre Ghia bought for £50 and sold for £130 in 1993. :shock:

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

Post by demag » 24 May 2017, 19:03

The only Capri worth having is the 3.0 or 2.8. Lovely.

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

Post by Gibbo2286 » 25 May 2017, 09:57

demag wrote:The only Capri worth having is the 3.0 or 2.8. Lovely.

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That 3 Litre Capri turned into a nightmare for most owners once it got a few miles on, the front suspension and steering rubber bushes/mounts got soggy and the ride was dreadful, felt as though the front wheels were about to fall off and diagnosing it was all but impossible.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Jun 2017, 06:23

You've got to be able to pick one of these up for under £10,000 still.

http://www.roblightbody.com/austin-princess.html

Little video for a bit of nostalgia wallow...its provision for the smoker was second to none!



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

Post by Peter.N. » 02 Jun 2017, 08:24

That CX was brilliant, I have never seen a rust free one. Another car I wouldn't mind having again is a Humber super Snipe, or even a Hawk, quite luxurious in their time although a bit thirsty, the 3.0. litre Snipe with the Zenith carb particularly, I think I was getting about 17 mpg although the earlier one with the complicated Stromberg was doing about 25 mpg,

I saw a couple at a local show a few years ago and they still look nice now.

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

Post by Gibbo2286 » 02 Jun 2017, 09:20

Peter.N. wrote:That CX was brilliant, I have never seen a rust free one. Another car I wouldn't mind having again is a Humber super Snipe, or even a Hawk, quite luxurious in their time although a bit thirsty, the 3.0. litre Snipe with the Zenith carb particularly, I think I was getting about 17 mpg although the earlier one with the complicated Stromberg was doing about 25 mpg,

I saw a couple at a local show a few years ago and they still look nice now.

Peter


I worked a lot on Snipes and Hawks, great cars and on Sunbeam Talbots at the times, like you I'd love to own a late Super Snipe but they're few and far between.
One here at the Coleford show.
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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by demag » 10 Jun 2017, 18:13

That is a very classy looking car.

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

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jun 2017, 20:46

I'd describe it as regal :)

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

Post by Timmo » 11 Jun 2017, 20:42

When did SM's get So expensive?