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#31 OFFLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

Didn't realise they sold a Rekord by 1985 in UK? Whats its history?

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:57 PM

Didn't realise they sold a Rekord by 1985 in UK? Whats its history?

 

Previously registered overseas. My guess is it was ordered by a seriveman posted in Germany and brought back to the UK when he returned. It was originally fitted with Pencil beam headlights which have been removed (probably on return when converted to right hand beam lights)


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

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It it was Irish, it'd be beige with vinyl inside and no passenger mirror. And a towbar and an acre of literal shite inside :)
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:08 PM

A mate of mine had a Mercedes W114 that had come by this route, bought in Germany in right-hand-drive and registered over here when he brought it home, so the reg plate made it look a few years younger than it actually was.

Nobody ever thought to change the headlamps in the intervening forty-odd years so people were always flashing at him.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:55 PM

Does anyone know of anywhere I can advertise this for sale? eBay is a big no no, twice advertised at £15 a time with no joy. Its currently on car and classic and retro rides, cant think of anywhere else to advertise it really.

 

A mate of mine had a Mercedes W114 that had come by this route, bought in Germany in right-hand-drive and registered over here when he brought it home, so the reg plate made it look a few years younger than it actually was.

Nobody ever thought to change the headlamps in the intervening forty-odd years so people were always flashing at him.

 

Im surprised it ever passed an MOT like that!


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

happy february bumpity bump.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 02:50 PM

I reckon it’s in the right places - so maybe you’ve got to think about price? I don’t know anything about these at all - but if you’re taking it to the right market and getting no bites, then perhaps it’s a bit toppy.

The only other place people part with proper money for cars is PH, but you will have to pay and it’s not classic PistonHeads fodder.

Good luck!
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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:00 PM

Nice to see one of these still about. I had an A plate Carlton 1.8 many moons ago, it did me proud and was a very comfy old barge. GLWTS


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:05 PM

very nice Rekord and Victor



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:42 PM

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:52 AM

That Rekord just oozes quality, it's lovely. Good luck with the sale, like many on here (I'm sure) I wish I were in a position to own and run it.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:32 AM

I reckon it’s in the right places - so maybe you’ve got to think about price? 

 

This.  It's nice and it's rare, but do these have much of a following?

 

If it was a Ford Granada then you would have a queue of buyers at twice the price, but life ain't fair!


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

This.  It's nice and it's rare, but do these have much of a following?

 

If it was a Ford Granada then you would have a queue of buyers at twice the price, but life ain't fair!

 

If it didnt owe me the best part of £4k (lost count after hitting that mark) I would drop it, but its worth it all day long. Someone will get a bargain and theres been a few other mk2 carltons for sale in much worse condition for a similar price.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:00 PM

If it didnt owe me the best part of £4k (lost count after hitting that mark) I would drop it, but its worth it all day long. Someone will get a bargain and theres been a few other mk2 carltons for sale in much worse condition for a similar price.


I love this. Smart, capable, cherished - full house on numberwang bingo.

But, it’s worth what someone is willing to pay. Sorry to be ‘that guy’ but it’s an undeniable truth.

Worth more to you? Certainly. I get that.

Sit on it. You need one buyer, and I doubt these will ever be worth £300 so hold tight and good luck.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:38 AM

I love this. Smart, capable, cherished - full house on numberwang bingo.

But, it’s worth what someone is willing to pay. Sorry to be ‘that guy’ but it’s an undeniable truth.

Worth more to you? Certainly. I get that.

Sit on it. You need one buyer, and I doubt these will ever be worth £300 so hold tight and good luck.

I personally have told sutty to keep and enjoy this but I know he has too many cars one of his unfinished projects is my fault, he let his heart rule his head saving this when he heard it got engine raped for a manta and the remains getting sold on as banger fodder, we picked it up and he set about getting it welded up and painted at a mates garage and getting all the relevant bits to get a 2.2 injection back under the bonnet then puztting it together, having a stainless exhaust made etc there has been a lot more time,effort and cash input than the cars true value, but the car is a great drive and is something different than the norm just a shame they havnt got a bigger following

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:25 PM

Blimey, that disco still looks shite parked on my driveway. :mrgreen: Aprils coming soon, will deffo get it back on the road to enjoy. Took it for a spin down the farm track last weekend and boy did it feel good! 


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:57 PM

It's not the right car for me but it looks like you've done an amazing job and I really hope you get the right price for it.

 

Many nostalgias too, my next-door-neighbour had one (badged as a Vauxhall Carlton) that was the first brand-new car I ever went in.  Lovely things.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:14 PM

I wish I could have this.

It's like a MK2 Cavalier with the drive at the correct end of the car.

Have you looked to sell on Autobahnstormers? Any 80's Vaux is very welcomed over there.
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:38 PM

I wish I could have this.

It's like a MK2 Cavalier with the drive at the correct end of the car.

Have you looked to sell on Autobahnstormers? Any 80's Vaux is very welcomed over there.

 

I thought Autobahnstormers was for 6 cylinders only? Could be mistaken.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

Just a Carlton redekorated with Opel badges.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 10:16 PM

I thought Autobahnstormers was for 6 cylinders only? Could be mistaken.


No, they let in 4 cylinders too.
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:32 PM

I had a Vauxhall 2.2 CDi back in 89. Sold it to buy a house.

What a great car, I was only 19 and this thing was the mutts nuts. Wheelspin, donuts, 120mph, everything I owned packed up in it for a move. 

If only I had more space. I have 4 cars more than I can park outside my house already and Mrs G. keeps threatening to get the scrappy round every time I go away for work.

She also wants a skip to empty the garage. Now that is just cruel.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:59 PM

Price drop. Now £1895.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 06:47 PM

Still love this, wish I had the cash. I know this doesn't help you at all, sorry!



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:21 AM

Ive chucked it on ebay, again, see what happens eh. A lot of car for the money now, considering whats gone into it and how well it drives. Wish I had a huge garage to store it in for the forseeable future.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:06 PM

Now sold. Going to Southern Ireland. First guy thats come look at it too.

 

Im genuinely gutted, and may just spend the next 3 days crying into a pillow watching copious amounts of Friends repeats on TV. Anyone got some ben and Jerrys icecream?


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

Bloody hell its took long enough
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:11 PM

Bloody hell its took long enough

 

A little over 12 months. Weird isnt it. He was the only one to come look at it and made a deal right there and then. Sad to see it go, but happy someone else can put it to use.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:13 PM

Just proves there's an arse for every seat, it's just a case of them finding it
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