Classic for under £10K

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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Nice Speedo from one of Morris Leslie's auction items this Saturday.
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Glenmarch has the full listing of lots
https://www.glenmarch.com/auctions/upco ... limit=9999

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The speedo is much nicer looking than the car it comes from IMHO :)
I believe a forerunner of the centre mounted speedo adopted in the early Mini's, although I don't believe the mini versions had the clock, which is what says this is from an earlier Austin or Morris, not sure which! Am I warm? :)

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 22:23
The speedo is much nicer looking than the car it comes from IMHO :)
I believe a forerunner of the centre mounted speedo adopted in the early Mini's, although I don't believe the mini versions had the clock, which is what says this is from an earlier Austin or Morris, not sure which! Am I warm? :)
Very warm Mick. I like it but only from an unusuality point of view. This was the only possibility from the Morris Leslie list, right at the end of it......odd colour, and really far too high an estimate to be of anything but academic interest.

https://stock.morrisleslie.com/stock/de ... ation=6101

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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That's quite some price, Neil.
So, it's Waxoyl and Rentokil on the shopping list, then.

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I was certainly right about one thing, that is one ugly car. It looks like the lovechild of a Hudson station wagon and an Austin Somerset!! I'll be gobsmacked if it makes the guide price!! As you say though Neil, interesting from a rarity point of view. :)

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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Mathewsons Back on the Telly again :-D

"Bangers and Cash" series 2 is on UKTV play, and the Yesterday Channel. The best of the classic car shows in my opinion. I like wheeler dealers in its Ed china configuration and am one of the few people who dont find Mike Brewer that irritating. I haven't really warmed to Drew Pritchard's efforts in Salvage Hunters Classic Cars, although I do like the cars. It is refreshing to see the odd stonking failure, but all his efforts seem to turn into nice healthy ego-massaging profits. I do give credit for having built up a clientele who are happy to buy stuff off him. Of course they always, as do Wheeler Dealers and the rest, write off the labour hours and the garage time, and driving around all parts of the Country in their quest.

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

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On the subject of Speedos.....from the archives spot the subtle difference.
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 06:23
whichoneiswhich?

Simple little test 50/50 chance of getting it right

1959 saw the "mini" appear in "Morris mini minor" and "Austin Seven" form.
So which one of these Speedo's is the Morris?
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The Austin is the cream, the Morris is the silver
For other subtle differences like the button on the handbrake lever have a look at this

http://1959miniregister.com/1959-build-variations/

Interesting to note the use of "compressed cardboard" for the speedo housing. Probably an underused material in your "modern" car.

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Some amazing differences there. I always thought the Morris had the barred grill but it would seem not!! Nice find Neil! :)

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Good few interior items of the time were "compressed cardboard" - bits of dash, some door cards.
Trouble was, they started using it for bodywork, too (methinks) - witness 1100/1300 sills !

Many of the 'contratulatory' ads from component manufacturers (when a new car was launched) also gave clues as to who built what. Rolinx, for example (famous for school rulers, set-squares and protractors) also made the central console and radio surround for the P6.

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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18 Feb 2020, 12:34
This is still sitting there, for £310, and 3 days to go...

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-Citroen ... r=1&_rdt=1
It sold for just £391 at lunchtime today.

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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white exec wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 13:16
white exec wrote:
18 Feb 2020, 12:34
This is still sitting there, for £310, and 3 days to go...

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-Citroen ... r=1&_rdt=1
It sold for just £391 at lunchtime today.
and that Chris was the 1000th post on this "Classics Thread" and if someone doesnt immediately go and like anotherr one of your posts you are currently at 777 likes.

So is there anything significant to extract from post number 1000. Could it be that the interest in everyday French cars of the 70's and 80's is waining, and they havent really achieved the cult or classic status of the Citroen 2CV, the HVan or the DS. I can put up reports of "the French Contingent" appearing at auction often without a single comment from the FCF faithful, as has been the case for that poor BX hitting the dizzy heights of £391.

I was very surprised that Matthewsons managed to shift that red Xantia recently for around the £2,000 mark.

So thats my big big carpet post (1001) heres to the next 1000!

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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Was sad to see no-one here interested in that BX, which looked to be in rather good bodily condition. As said, had I been in the UK, I would have been pursuing it. No great love of XU petrol, but would happily have found an XUD for it.

Our '89 BX19RD was bought in Romford, with about 45k on the clock. Owner had thought it on its last legs, when all it needed was the clutch cable adjusted! So it became ours.

We took it from 45k to 177k, during which time it acquired twin cooling fans, new cylinder head, expansion tank, GT instrumentation (including tacho), 'missing' digital clock, rear head rests, towbar, 100/80 H4s, smoky rear lights, a matt black tail-surround, Valprex'd spheres, and a very thorough waxoyling - and replaced rear arm bearings, after taking an unexpected and unsignposted hump bridge in a German forest far too fast!

It gave way to the new XM, and sat at the end of the garden for too long. I will never do that to a car again, and especially a hydropneumatic Citroen.

Fond memories of it in Scotland (it could find its own way there) and the Islands, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal, much of it towing at 34mpg, 44 otherwise.
At the Spanish-Portuguese border, in 1996
At the Spanish-Portuguese border, in 1996
No A/C, but just 44degC outside (and a bit of film fogging).  1996 again.
No A/C, but just 44degC outside (and a bit of film fogging). 1996 again.
Dad curious about diesel, Surrey, 1994
Dad curious about diesel, Surrey, 1994
A fine car. You never realise how much it's missed until it's gone.

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Re: Classic for under £10K

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white exec wrote:
21 Feb 2020, 17:45
Our '89 BX19RD was bought in Romford, with about 45k on the clock. Owner had thought it on its last legs, when all it needed was the clutch cable adjusted! So it became ours.

We took it from 45k to 177k, during which time it acquired twin cooling fans, new cylinder head, expansion
A fine car. You never realise how much it's missed until it's gone.

Case of that in a bidding "duel" on S2 E3 of Bangers and Cash last night. A Ford Fiesta XR2, went for way over guide price because 2 people wanted it, and the winning bidder bought it because his brother had owned that same car in his younger days.

Now I did have a Fiesta bog standard like this one, so it caught my eye in the Morris Leslie list. Looks in excellent condition...described thus...

"This "Time Warp" example has seen very little use in recent years having been stored in a purpose built heated facility the car now shows a warranted 12835 miles from new "
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Strangely I followed the Fiesta up with A Sierra Estate of a similar vintage to this one so again this caught my eye. This is a 4x4 Ghia
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Re: Classic for under £10K

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Morris Leslie results are in, more readable when Glenmarch update their lists,

The "time warp" 1985 Ford Fiesta L went for £4,206
The 4X4 Sierra Ghia sold for £3,313

and the Lunar Grey Rover 3500 Automatic went for £3,975

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