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

Post by Peter.N. » 20 Jul 2018, 12:07

How about one of these, this was mine in the '60s.
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This was an early one, reg in 57. Take at Plymouth Hoe in '62
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The colour it was when I bought it.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Jul 2018, 15:44

Nice two-tone. Now that would look great in a photo next to the halfway house AA box :-D

Might even make it to the Sidmouth Herald if you sent it in



The sort of continental equivalent made it to the whatsthisthen? Thread here

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

Post by Peter.N. » 20 Jul 2018, 17:45

I had it sprayed that colour, it was pink (Mountain Rose ) when I bought it. The TV trade enabled you to do that in the '50-60s' a terrific shortage of engineers equated to good money. If you saw a teenager driving any sort of the car in the 50s he was probably a TV engineer.

Nice cars though, had one of the later ones without the fins as well. 2262 cc straight six 60.5 bhp, lots of torque though, drove like a diesel.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 20 Jul 2018, 21:13

The Hustler has made an appearance in deepest Buckinghamshire in the classics spotting thread

This one is up for sale at Matthewsons Auction in August

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

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 24 Jul 2018, 13:23

a thing of some practicality for sure with its square corners.

I noted from looking on the website for photos and info that the size of the exhaust seems somewhat at odds with the little 1.3 A+ lump fitted.

Much as I'm no fan of the Griffin, that's a lovely looking FE Victor they've got.

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Jul 2018, 21:03

SWVA auctions at Poole Classic sale today

Results to peruse

This went for £4100 + buyers premium

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

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 Aug 2018, 22:05

Matthewsons Auction this Saturday fair volume up for sale.

https://mathewsons.co.uk/auctions/aucti ... iew=datavw

Here's a slight oddball from the list.......MGB 2+2 1964

https://mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auctio ... conversion

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and one of these for Chris!

https://mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auctio ... 7-rover-10

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ACA sale 25th August 2018

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 18 Aug 2018, 05:52

Got to be something for everyone here, even an unusual Peugeot

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... gust-2018/

Have 5 minutes browse and pick out your favourites :-D

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

Post by myglaren » 18 Aug 2018, 08:09

All way too expensive but probably the Lotus Esprit or the Volvo P1800 ES.

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

Post by Gibbo2286 » 18 Aug 2018, 09:37

Makes me think the worlds gone mad when a Morris 1000 pick up is worth more that a superb Bentley or Rolls. :shock:

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

Post by white exec » 18 Aug 2018, 11:47

Thanks for the 1947 Rover Ten, Neil - lovely!

The dash on it is more or less identical to the 1935 'Ten' I had - so unchanged by Rover for more than 12 years! Most of the instruments were by Jaeger, so classic and the best.
The large chrome lever on the driver's door was a 'rapid opener' for the driver's window. A 90deg push on it lowered the window in an instant, essential for last-minute hand signals in gruesome British weather!
The two round knobs above the dash engaged, started and would park the wipers, which could be used independently, if required.
The winder above the dashboard opened the windscreen (which was hinged at the top) and would allow the screen to be opened fully horizontal. (I had to remember on mine not to use the screen washers I had fitted, with the screen ajar. :shock:)
Speaking of jars, under the bonnet (LH side in the photo) was the Luvax automatic chassis lubricator. Driven by engine vacuum, this slowly dispensed heavy oil to all the main suspension and steering joints, via a network of small brass/copper pipes, each with a tiny mesh-filtering elbow at the receiving end. The same system was used on buses for some decades.
Above the engine sits the large air filtering canister. Full of wire mesh, this was kept permanently oily by fumes from the rocker cover; excess oil ran back into the tappet area.
I think the upholstery would originally have been Connolly dark bottle green, and the green coachline probably wasn't there.

The 'Ten' was one of Rover's smaller family saloons, and it's interesting to see how it was reshaped from pre-war to post-war, not least acquiring a boot to replace the earlier pull-out luggage rack...
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Re: Classic for under £10K-what would be nice?

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 19 Aug 2018, 19:28

within budget it can really only be the pink Caddy.
...but also rather fancy the CX Familiale, the Volvo 123GT and (I surprise myself!) the HC Viva....

...Vauxhall OMG, call the men in white coats!

Money no object, either the Datsun 240Z or the yellow BMW 3.0CSi

Amazed by the amount of Classics out on the road this afternoon. In the course of a 50mile journey spotted TR7 Convertible, MGB, Lotus Europa, Merc Pagoda, Triumph GT6 Mk1 and an Austin Metro VDP. Surprised to find the Metro (in gleaming condition) kept up with me up Birdlip Hill then passed me at 80mph ish. Good to see a clearly loved car getting driven properly.

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Results from Anglia Car Auctions 25th Aug 2018

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 30 Aug 2018, 15:03

Results here if you like to keep a watch on what is selling and for what price.

https://angliacarauctions.co.uk/classic ... gust-2018/

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

Post by white exec » 30 Aug 2018, 15:40

Rather fancy that Bentley 8 . . . but not the idea of its fuel bill (R-R 6.75L V8 auto)!

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

Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur » 30 Aug 2018, 18:54

that Dodge Campervan was as spectacularly cheap as it is ugly.