Classic for under £10K

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

Post by white exec » 01 May 2019, 06:59

I vaguely remember the gear level pivot 'ball' sitting in a rubbery seating, and this could go sloppy and eventually disintegrate.

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Post by van ordinaire » 03 May 2019, 15:00

Must admit my memory's a bit vague, but I do recall the symptoms suggested something much worse - if you weren't in the know.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 08 May 2019, 12:32

A brief diversion to South America brought up this quirky little shooting brake. listing here

Mercado livre listing here
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R$ 35,000 is equivalent to £6,747.49 as of today's google.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 09 May 2019, 10:54

Update on this one.

Sold: £2,310

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One for Peugeot Fans. The 406 Coupe....did you know....
The 406 Coupe was unveiled officially at The Paris Motor Show in 1996. The Coupe was an instant success and won many awards including "The Most Beautiful Coupe of the World 1997" at Milan, "Car Design Award 1997" at Turin and "The Most Beautiful Car of the Year 1998" at the Festival of Chamonix.
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full details here, up at no reserve so its going to be sold, Barons Spring Classic 30th April 2019 Sandown Park Racecourse. Its a V6 but does have a LPG conversion.

https://www.barons-auctions.com/view-lo ... lpg-system

It looks good, gets 50mpg according to the blurb, but is it going to be "Going for a song" ?

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

Post by van ordinaire » 09 May 2019, 22:04

Quirky S. American estates reminds me of a sighting in Germany which made me think "Not seen one for a long time, but that Type 3 (VW) seems rather short" & made me take a closer look - turned out to be a Brazilia!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 May 2019, 12:18

Interesting. The wedge shape, the interior? Remember the days when Triumph thought a tartan interior was a good idea :-D
Classic Car Auctions 25th May 2019 Warwickshire Exhibition Centre guide price £6,000-£8,000
Full Lot list https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/cc ... /view_lots
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Post by Gibbo2286 » 14 May 2019, 13:35

I've just looked all through that sale catalogue and found absolutely nothing that I would want to own.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 May 2019, 20:34

All a matter of personal preference Gibbo. I think this SAAB is nicely presented, nice colour, but probably catches my attention because we had several SAAB's as family cars.

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

Post by myglaren » 14 May 2019, 20:40

Youngest daughter had one of those - aero spec. Brilliant car but thirsty.
She then had a 900 cabriolet, bright yellow (The Bananamobile) that was identical to the 93 there was even a 93 near here (Birtley, used to pass it every morning) that was almost the same registration so likely came off the production line a few weeks apart.
Her elder sister has had two 93 cabriolets too :)

The two older girls were born in Sweden so it should have been the eldest and the middle one :)

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 May 2019, 21:05

Talking of being thirsty, one of the anomalies of the current classic car market, the price of certain Rolls Royces.

You will probably be able to get the 1982 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Mk I for around £6,000 hammer price at that Auction. Surprised to find out that the 6.75L V8 powering that Rolls, is taxed at a lower rate than my Vectra 1.9 CDTI. I am in the process of dumping my diesel which I currently have on SORN. Not that there's much wrong with it....needs a new DPF/new tyres/ and taxing, but not worth that sort of routine maintenance and standing cost expenditure.

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Bit of a chatty application of "tyre wall black" there :-D

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Post by myglaren » 14 May 2019, 21:29

Speaking of which I was reminded of the "ugly people carriers" thread that I can't seem to find, probably because it wasn't called that at all.

Rolls Royce Cullinan
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£380,000

Bentley Bentyaga <£130,000
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I thought the names were a joke until I saw the cars and prices.
The whole thing is a joke, a really bad one.

You would think that for that sort of money they could make them look at least half decent.

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 14 May 2019, 21:45

"I Spy an Ugly SUV" . I've shoved a link on that thread.

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Post by van ordinaire » 14 May 2019, 22:45

Congratulations to BMW & VW for making the Cadillac Escalade appear tasteful, attractive (almost), sensible & bordering on the affordable - all in all, no mean feat!

You want a REALLY ugly SUV? Saw the latest "Qashqow" this morning, extraordinary - a joke has morphed into a bad (& I mean BAD) joke!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 May 2019, 11:02

Brightwells auction at Leominster currently available live on line here

https://www.brightwellslive.com/livebid ... dex/4753/2

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 May 2019, 18:01

Brightwells Leominster Sale today, hammer prices already posted up here
https://www.brightwellslive.com/timedau ... 53?take=24

The three that took my interest were
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I had a telephone bid on one of them, but someone else was prepared to pay more than myself, bearing in mind in addition to the hammer price it would have been £1000 ish on top in buyers premium and getting it back up here.

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PS This one went for £7,000 hammer price, very nice in my opinion
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