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Calling all Triumph Acclaim aficionados.... Hello? Anybody there?

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#1 OFFLINE   Alusilber

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:58 PM

Up on the block at Morris Leslie's next Saturday is this fine specimen which, as it happens, was owned (from new) by an old chap (who has recently joined the choir invisible) who lived near my mum. For the last umpteen years it has sat in his garage 364 days a year, only coming out to go off for its MoT. So I fully expect this one to be as minty as they come. 

 

ML have posted more photos on their FB page here: https://www.facebook...55198227849333/ and the stock listing is here: http://stock.morrisl...ils?reg=MSF130X

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#2 OFFLINE   dodgytom

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:06 PM

Yeah I have one

Its in very good condition and dry stored as never needed.
No intention to sell. Its in Ember Glow (red) and looks lovely, a nice change from all the beige ones! Will post some pics up soon.

The two previous Acclaims I had were around 18 years ago. Banger raced them both.

Great cars, although I rolled one of them due to it having rotten suspension mounts and developing rear steering...

Why would I give my valuable time to people I would much rather kick in the eye?


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:49 PM

I'll be sure to grab some photos of it next Friday.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:50 PM

Splendid! One of the less common colours?

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:57 PM

Splendid! One of the less common colours?

Nautilus Blue, I think. Certainly less common than Champagne Beige...



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

My next-door-but-one neighbours had one in that colour in about 1986.



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:05 PM

There's a lovely one local and original Irish reg (they were rare here at the time, because English)

I see it outside a tyre place in Arklow from time to time (and also for sale on Donedeal.ie from time to time at ridiculous money)

That's lovely in that colour

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:07 PM

Good car, probably have been a different story if they'd made them 10 years before they did. Missed boat or what!
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:20 PM

http://www.adverts.i...r-parts/6026259

Can't find a pic of the one local to me; here's a less fortunate one

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:03 AM

I'm a fan. We had a silver CD model in our family; my Grandad bought it new and had it fitted with a sunroof and blue vinyl roof. After a few years he sold it to my Dad.

It replaced a V reg Allegro of much unreliability and was a sea change in terms of comfort and equipment. 4 x electric windows and headlight washers muthafuckas!

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:07 AM

My guitar teacher at school had one in the very same colour. For that reason I have always liked them. I may attend this auction and I may bid for this fine machine, or the Fiasco Festival, the Renault 9, the Daihatsu Charade, the MR2, the Escort van or possibly even the NIssan Sunny.

This auction company requires a £500 cash deposit if one registers to bid. That seems a bit unusual to me.


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:24 AM

I like them too. Mrs SL had one for a few years as her daily, we took it to France a couple of times:

 

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1983 Triumph Acclaim HL in Southern France, 1996 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Eventually it suffered various issues, got scrapped and was banger raced (they were a popular choice in the 'unders' back then).


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:41 AM

I enjoyed the one i had a few years back, nippy, easy to drive and very usable as a daily driver. Only really issues, which were to be expected was rusty arches and valance, the inner wheel arch inside the boot rots out too and on mine the head gasket went.

I took mine 650 miles from Suffolk to Wales and back again in a weekend for Shitefest with 500 car magazines in the boot and didn't miss a beat. Just be prepared to have it slated all the time by the "It's not a real Triumph" brigade and to keep being told it's just a "Honda Civic M9".
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:46 AM

how realistic is that estimate of £1.5k-2k?


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:25 AM

My guitar teacher at school had one in the very same colour. For that reason I have always liked them. I may attend this auction and I may bid for this fine machine, or the Fiasco Festival, the Renault 9, the Daihatsu Charade, the MR2, the Escort van or possibly even the NIssan Sunny.
This auction company requires a £500 cash deposit if one registers to bid. That seems a bit unusual to me.


The deposits pretty standard in most places, certainly the more reputable ones, it's not always a bad thing as it does so eBay style wannabes bidding up shit then never turning up to collect.

It shows you're serious I suppose.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

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This is mine ( well, Mrs. Dodgy's actually ) Dusty but nothing wrong with it. Ready for an MoT but we have no use for it so haven't bothered!

50,000 miles from new, 1 lady owner most of its life.

We have had it 5 years or so, it was her first car. With the cost saving on insurance compared to a Corsa etc, the Triumph nearly paid for itself straight away!
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Why would I give my valuable time to people I would much rather kick in the eye?


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

I was at Stirling and District Classic Car Club show last weekend. Morris Leslie had a few cars down including this Acclaim. A bloke from Carlisle with a very nice white montego estate was there with his wife who has an Acclaim. He had a look at it and was very impressed. Lovely interior. Headlining unmarked. Good paintwork and chrome bits. Front spoiler/apron (?) largely unmarked "they usually all go there". Chrome round windscreen rubber good. Front bumper very minor scuff "can't really get them now". Boot lid rust free "unusual". He was impressed and would be interested but they are a one Acclaim household.....

Potentially a good buy if the price is right. I would fancy it myself but no space on drive/wallet/car fleet size allowance.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:17 PM

I swapped my mint blue CD for an Avon Turbo many years ago,it was the one that Club Triumph or the TSSC had, THINK it was A490 HDU from memory?Coventry registered car.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:16 AM

This one sometimes turns up at local shows and fetes around the New Forest.   Bournemouth and Christchurch were very happy hunting grounds for Acclaims amongst the giffer population.   They seem mainly to be force-fed Honda Jazzes nowadays - a spiritual successor in some ways I suppose.  

 

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:40 PM

So according to a chap on the FB Acclaim Appreciation Group, it went for £2600. Top Dollar!


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:55 PM

I saw it driving out. The Acclaim went to Southern Ireland.£2600 hammer price it did indeed go for.


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