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DOPEHEAD CAST-OFF - Finally Rehomed - Page 3

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#91 OFFLINE   Shep Shepherd

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

Excellent! It would be a shame to see this scrapped after all the trials and tribulations it has suffered. Plus, it's an SEi, which is my favourite R8 :)


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#92 ONLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:30 PM

There's a painful lesson...read the small print!  The insurance was cheap enough for 1 year at £130, sadly all it's done is sit there for the last 4 months so I haven't made very good use of it, but as it's been parked on a public road it's had to stay insured.  Unfortunately, when I came to cancel the policy today, after 3 months they only refund 33% of the policy and take a £25 admin fee out of it too - it's been 4 months exactly today, so my refund of £15 stings quite a lot.  Oh well, you live and learn.  This car's cursed!  

 

Still, it's off to its new home tomorrow night, tyres are pumped up, battery's on charge so they can have lights etc., it's being towed into deepest Cornwall, quite a long way too, so one hopes they're not going to turn up in a Ford Ka with some hairy string.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:41 PM

And we're back to square one.  He just messaged me saying he can't collect it as allegedly his mate's tow car's clutch has gone - fair enough if that's the case but doesn't help me much and I've been very patient with him, this has been going on for 2 weeks now.  He's made no mention of arranging an alternative date...I'm following up one other lead with a local chap who's interested but if it's still here by Friday with no prospect of moving then the scrap man is being called.



#94 OFFLINE   KruJoe

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

Do not like.

If I were anywhere near the west of England with nowt to do, I'd be on my way to Phil's with the A-frame to drag it back to Bollox. That's its best chance I reckon, it does deserve to live on.

Sadly I'm not, so I can't help this time.



#95 ONLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:30 PM

Aw, cheers - but bugger me if this isn't weird, I renewed its advert on some Facebook pages just now as a last resort (the previous attempts did not really elicit much response) and immediately (as in, within a few seconds) got a reply from someone who works for one of my clients, although he didn't make the connection straight away.

 

He says he worked for Rover 8 years ago and is very keen to have it - he's much closer than the previous no-show (only about 10 miles away, if that instead of 70+) and seems genuine, provisionally coming for it next week so I've said I'll wait until then.  Fingers crossed this will finally be the time it actually goes away for good!

 

Sigh!


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:52 PM

Fingers crossed it goes this time, m9. 


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:00 AM

It's gone!

 

Chap bought it and towed it away this morning, I'm relieved it's been rehomed and I don't have to muck about with it any more.  The buyer is an ex-Rover mechanic and was very happy with it, he said snapped head bolts are actually quite common on these but wasn't concerned about the work needed to fix it.  When it has been fixed, his daughter's potentially having it as her first car and he's also taking it on a 1,600 mile European charity run for a very good local cause which is a nice end to the story.


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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

And we're back to square one.  He just messaged me saying he can't collect it as allegedly his mate's tow car's clutch has gone - fair enough if that's the case but doesn't help me much and I've been very patient with him, this has been going on for 2 weeks now.  He's made no mention of arranging an alternative date...I'm following up one other lead with a local chap who's interested but if it's still here by Friday with no prospect of moving then the scrap man is being called.

 

 

Now play this bullshitting fool.

 

"Mate, you can have it for nothing. Just come and get it."

 

"Clutch is fixed, I'll be there at 12 tomorrow"

 

"Sorry mate, looks like the council have had it away. Or the gypos".

 

"But I've come 40 miles"

 

"Soz m8" 

 

 

:-D


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#99 ONLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:32 PM

Nah, he seemed decent enough but he was a fair distance away - something like 80 miles or so I think - so it was quite ambitious.  I did ask if he had a flatbed to take it and was a bit surprised he was planning to tow it all that way.  Never mind, it all worked out in the end.







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