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#7021 OFFLINE   RedSparrow

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:56 PM

Metros here please.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:05 PM

Hey I like MG Metros, I think it's a shame that some half-decent ones get their engines robbed to go in Isopon-filled Minis. It's a bit like buying a delicious roast beef sandwich, chucking out the freshly-baked cob and putting the meat into a Nisa bread roll.

#7023 OFFLINE   retrogeezer

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:18 PM

I do fancy a nice Mk1 MG Metro.....my dad had one in 1982 and I loved it.
RIP Julie & Maisie

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:55 PM

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Only £400, its in Brittany too. EXCELLENT

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#7025 OFFLINE   andrew e

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:04 PM

HELLO AUTOSHITE Q BRANCH?
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#7026 OFFLINE   andrew e

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:09 PM

ITS OKAY GEEZER THE "BOARDED" ENGINE IS FINE GR8
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#7027 OFFLINE   155V6

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:31 PM

HELLO AUTOSHITE Q BRANCH?
http://i15.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/12/8a/7c...
PIPE, SLIPPERS & TURBOT

GR8 4 BUYING & PULLING THE ENGINE OUT TO PUT IN MY MG :wink:
Or,you could keep it as it is.An ex-girlfriend had one as a company car when they were new,was the quickest thing I'd ever driven at the time 8)

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:32 PM

HELLO AUTOSHITE Q BRANCH?
http://i15.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/12/8a/7c...
PIPE, SLIPPERS & TURBOT

I actually test drove one of these a couple of years back and was rather underwhelmed by the performance - it didn't feel nearly as quick as 200bhp in a car that size should feel. My 185bhp Saab 9000 felt quicker. They're still a great deal faster than they look though, so they're still a pretty good sleeper.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

Seller called 'hotrod', wonder what his plans were...!
http://i3.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/19/44/0e8...
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...emZ170276405108

Well my plans are to enjoy some reliable two-pedal motoring this winter. I think this might replace the Renner Five, which I don't want to risk ruining by running through the winter.

#7030 OFFLINE   RedSparrow

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:49 PM

Well my plans are to enjoy some reliable two-pedal motoring this winter. I think this might replace the Renner Five, which I don't want to risk ruining by running through the winter.

Did you win it?

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 07:11 PM

Did you win it?

Aye. :D

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:14 PM

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At £225 this GTS Diesel is really temting me

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:17 PM

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#7034 OFFLINE   KruJoe

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:40 PM

Wuvz U jammy sod: how did that lovely Colt stay at 250? Glad it's in the A-S fleet. :D

#7035 OFFLINE   retrogeezer

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:41 PM

http://i8.ebayimg.com/01/m/000/99/10/0d9...
At £225 this GTS Diesel is really temting me

Worth it for the owl on the parcel shelf...
RIP Julie & Maisie

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:48 PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...-1 ... 240:1318
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WOW :twisted:
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http://cgi.ebay.co.u...-G ... 240:1318
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Jesus wept :lol:
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YO!!! Wheres the oval :lol:
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#7037 OFFLINE   RedSparrow

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:56 PM

Did you win it?

Aye. :D

Nice one! Bloody bargain if ever I saw one!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:30 AM

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FORD-ESCORT-MK1-1-3-ESTATE-1971_W0QQitemZ140280935931QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item140280935931&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
http://i16.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/1a/f9/e5...

Ooooh!

Why are these still attracting hefty 'scene tax'? And why on earth did I sell mine for a pittance just before the prices went mad.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:45 AM

Have another Pog. Plated floors, crusty looking, base spec engine etc.

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Worth the £2.5k start price obviously!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:38 AM

Someone buy this before I do. :shock:
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GR8 4 GOIN SLOW.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:17 PM

Cheap Volvo 340:
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:37 PM

Seller called 'hotrod', wonder what his plans were...!
http://i3.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/19/44/0e8...
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...emZ170276405108

Well my plans are to enjoy some reliable two-pedal motoring this winter. I think this might replace the Renner Five, which I don't want to risk ruining by running through the winter.
Way-hey, we could be "Colt-buddies".......!

:P:lol:

Actually, that gives me some good bargaining power on the price of the green one too. :wink:

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:09 PM

Hey stop with all the Colt action, I'll have to bin the Galant on the basis that it isn't obscure enough!(this is a joke)

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:03 PM

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Not yet silly money at £500ish:
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And the Doctor has these last two on ATM:
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:25 PM

Tellyou what it is, I think that Doctor feller is a real expert polisher. He obvioulsy starts off with excellent examples of cars, but even with one elderly owner from new and so on you never find cars with such shiny inner wheelarches and engine bays and so on. He has clearly mastered the art of prepping these things so they look genuinely showroom. Nowt wrong with that of course, he's only making best use of these mint cars. But look, he's selling a B11 sunny saloon with some old MOT's and a few bills, not a full history, and a couple of plates welded on the inner arches, for getting on for £2000. The mileage is low at 33k, but thats not front-page-headline low, and is not guaranteed by a complete history (although Im sure in reality its correct). I have pulled cars out of scrapyards in the past with those credentials, but i've never made them look as smart as he does, and hence i've never got anything like that sort of money for them. Fair play to him like, I wish i had his beautification skills.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:36 PM

Obviously there's a certain amount of skill involved in making cars shiny but I think it's more about time and patience really.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

I had a 22,000 mile one owner Sunny that was mint - The head gasket still went on it! Shiny it may have been but things still go wrong with them.
RIP Julie & Maisie

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:03 PM

Tellyou what it is, I think that Doctor feller is a real expert polisher. He obvioulsy starts off with excellent examples of cars, but even with one elderly owner from new and so on you never find cars with such shiny inner wheelarches and engine bays and so on. He has clearly mastered the art of prepping these things so they look genuinely showroom. Nowt wrong with that of course, he's only making best use of these mint cars. But look, he's selling a B11 sunny saloon with some old MOT's and a few bills, not a full history, and a couple of plates welded on the inner arches, for getting on for £2000. The mileage is low at 33k, but thats not front-page-headline low, and is not guaranteed by a complete history (although Im sure in reality its correct). I have pulled cars out of scrapyards in the past with those credentials, but i've never made them look as smart as he does, and hence i've never got anything like that sort of money for them. Fair play to him like, I wish i had his beautification skills.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

Tellyou what it is, I think that Doctor feller is a real expert polisher. He obvioulsy starts off with excellent examples of cars, but even with one elderly owner from new and so on you never find cars with such shiny inner wheelarches and engine bays and so on. He has clearly mastered the art of prepping these things so they look genuinely showroom. Nowt wrong with that of course, he's only making best use of these mint cars. But look, he's selling a B11 sunny saloon with some old MOT's and a few bills, not a full history, and a couple of plates welded on the inner arches, for getting on for £2000. The mileage is low at 33k, but thats not front-page-headline low, and is not guaranteed by a complete history (although Im sure in reality its correct). I have pulled cars out of scrapyards in the past with those credentials, but i've never made them look as smart as he does, and hence i've never got anything like that sort of money for them. Fair play to him like, I wish i had his beautification skills.

You're right Mr B, but this fella has multiple skills. As you so rightly say he seems to get the cars gleaming as if new, but his photography skills should not be dismissed. To get a car looking that good in a photo takes skill in itself, and I am slightly envious. I think his ads are a bit wordy, but once you've got a fairly unique car, presented like that, with those photos, well it's no wonder you can make that sort of money. Ans as Richard rightly points out it's very much about time and patience. Me, I just love looking at his ads. They're a lesson in doing everything right on ebay when so many do it wrong. Good luck to him.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:32 PM

Fair play to him like, I wish i had his beautification skills.

I've been checking out his stuff with interest - I love reading up on people minting up old cars with polish and the likes, probably because it's more about effort and skill than money spent. The main thing that sets people like him apart is attention to detail, e.g.....

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The big thing here is that he's clearly taken time out to polish and wax the sills and door jambs, which for a short job can make a hell of a lot of difference on a photo like this.

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Note the shiny hoses - probably just WD40 and a rag, but on a 20 year old engine bay what a difference it makes!

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Not as much to do on interiors, but check out the absence of any floor mats, crap air fresheners, stickers, etc. It's noted in the ad that the floormats exist, but because they probably don't look perfect, they've been whipped out temporarily for photos, revealing the mint condition carpets.

I think it's really great what he does, as mentioned his photography skills help inspire confidence in the cars too. I'm hoping to get the Galant into a similar state of mintness before it returns to the road, let's see if I can come anywhere close!




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