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Well its not quite the right Sunbeam Alpine but interesting all the same and well under the 10K ceiling at £5,995.

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Plenty under £10K, but this is a bit over, but it is Mediterranean Blue with only 13,500 miles.

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The "winner", the Fiat 124, is available at 11,900 euros for this 1968 example located in Brescia

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Eddie Nuff wrote:This Volvo 164 would be parked on my drive now if the guy would move on the price. But seeing as it's over-priced to start with it ain't going to happen. :(
This 164 is decscribed as "Volvo 164E in condition 3" first time I have come across that term so looked it up.

If this article is right it translates into 70-80% somewhere between

80% FINE A Completely operable vehicle that is possibly an older restoration or an original car that shows minimal wear. a car with an 80+ rating is usually considered show quality.

70+ VERY GOOD A NICE and complete car, possibly an older restoration that might be showing signs of age.this rating might be used for a very pampered daily driven vehicle.

At an auction guide price of £1,100 seems potentially quite a bit of car for the money.

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The pictures make that car look a lot better than it is. Condition 3 is the bottom of the ladder grade. The fact it made £4677 is unbelievable!
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Funny how you start noticing things once your attention has been alerted.

At about 1 minute 40 odd seconds of this clip I posted up in "The Motor Show" thread, the commentary starts worrying about "the ever increasing number of foreign cars" and shows a few examples of the invaders which starts with a yellow Renault 12, and then this rather nice Volvo. The stills are a bit shaky , but I was impresssed with the leather interior, looked pretty sumptious to me!

Its 1973, and its big...I presume its a 164 but I may be wrong.

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Looks like a 164...

I remember Car Mechanics magazine of the era had much print area devoted to the problem pages.. All were headed by the maker so you'd have a section for Austin, Morris, Ford, Hillman, Valuxhall, Riley, Woseley and so on and then the last one 'Foreign' where all the others ended up...
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Yes "Car Mechanics" in 1973 didn't shy away from the big questions :!: :-D

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and another difficult one

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Is that a young Nigel Farage on the cover ?
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There's every chance that that Volvo had the very latest wonder seat fabric, VINYL, almost everything did at that time. When they started introducing cloth trim it was quite a selling point, around '75 IIRC.
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Stickyfinger wrote:Is that a young Nigel Farage on the cover ?
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more like working out where he can stick his @~@~@~@~@~@
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Stickyfinger wrote:more like working out where he can stick his @~@~@~@~@~@
In the venturi perhaps....
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lets hope so :)
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Just had a peruse down the list of cars coming up for sale at Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions 19th March 2015 Dorchester.

Amongst others with a guide price under £10,000 there is

A slightly tatty Range Rover (guide price £1000-£1500)

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A Volvo 131(guide price to £4,750-£5,250)

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A 2-tone 1962 Vanden Plas Princess 3-Litre (£6,000-£7,000)

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They are also anticipating achieving nearly £15,000-£18,000 for a Morris Minor van, which is more than expected for the 1973 TR6!

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