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#1 OFFLINE   Eavb

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:45 AM

Morning All, 

 

Just in case it is of use to anyone on here, now is your chance to own an awesome C15. I've had it for three years or so (three MOT's anyway). 

 

It is unlikely to pass another MOT without a fair bit of welding type attention to the rear end. This became more apparent recently when the dog released the handbrake (accidentally I assume) and rolled off in the van with me hanging onto the door handle - the subsequent impact to the nearside rear corner revealed mucho rust and necessitated some *great* repairs involving a hammer, cable ties and pieces of cut up oil can to act as an under wheelarch spray guard for the -now exposed- rear light unit. 

 

Anyhow, the van starts, drives and stops - although the brakes are pretty tragic by modern standards, which is not unusual for a C15. It has an MOT until the end of August and it has been totally reliable in my ownership. When  I first bought it I replaced the radiator, clutch, cambelt and rebuilt the rear axle (which involved making a huge spring compressor) so it may have some salvageable parts. I also replaced brake pads, discs and shoes prior to the last MOT. 

 

The engine (152K) is fine, the gearbox is slightly noisy and becomes more so on long motorway trips. It has just completed a 2000 mile surf trip without letting us down and I have faith in its ability to trundle on until it is out of MOT. It is rusty and scruffy (I'll add pictures when I figure out how to). 

 

It is in Cornwall, near St Austell so miles from most of you. It will be bridged on Saturday as its replacement is arriving and I have no space. 

 

I have absolutely no tolerance for Ebay/Gumtree morons so it's offered here for a (possibly negotiable) £50 if you want it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 ONLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:46 AM

Christ-on-a-bike, that's a bargain.

 

 

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#3 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:04 AM

Why Cornwall!


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#4 OFFLINE   Eavb

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:47 AM

Why not Cornwall?

I'll throw in a pasty or two....
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:51 AM

Why Cornwall!


Even after costs of collecting this going from Buckinghamshire, it still would be a bargain ;)
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 07:59 AM

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:17 AM

What year is it? That has an impact (no pun intended) on whether it can get 'classic insurance'. Great vans btw. Hope it gets bought by someone who will love it.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:17 AM

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#9 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:20 AM

It is lucky it is in Cornwall for me as if it was local I would have put my hand up for it by now!

 

Side windows and everything!


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:37 AM

Doesn't look too bad. They often rust around the windscreen. Still really usable - I have one - they go pretty well if a bit undergeared in 5th. Brakes are not brilliant. They weigh 945kg and with the 1.8 diesel go ok. Over a million manufactured and spares plentiful in France. Loads still on the road there. Someone try and keep it on the road?



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 08:45 AM

Worth buying for the axle alone, would you sell the springs compressors?

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:04 AM

FOAD - I am not really sure I could sell the spring compressor as it is only something I knocked up and I have no idea whether it is actually safe to use or not!

 

It only took a couple of hours to make and I could take pictures of it and/or make a sketch if that helped?

 

As I'm sure you know, the rear springs or these are right strong little bastards and the proper tool is mega money. 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 09:44 AM

I have had a few messages etc. I didn't expect this to be anything like this desirable!

 

To keep things fair and above board - if anyone can definitely state that they will take it this Saturday or before then it is theirs. 

 

If not, then I will arrange viewings for any potentially interested folks in the order that they contact me. Currently Calzone is first in line (PM on its way). I will keep everyone informed as best I can. 

 

I wouldn't ordinarily be so pushy for it to be gone in a hurry but I have used up all my favours with family, friends, employer etc and have around ten vehicles scattered around the country! 

 

I really hope someone can make use of it as it is too good to squash. 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:08 AM

I have had a few messages etc. I didn't expect this to be anything like this desirable!


This is Autoshite, and you've posted up the equivalent of curry to a pisshead.

You'll have no problem shifting this, I feel.
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:29 AM

83c to the bat phone (if not already spoken for).



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:29 AM

I have had a few messages etc. I didn't expect this to be anything like this desirable!

 

To keep things fair and above board - if anyone can definitely state that they will take it this Saturday or before then it is theirs. 

 

If not, then I will arrange viewings for any potentially interested folks in the order that they contact me. Currently Calzone is first in line (PM on its way). I will keep everyone informed as best I can. 

 

I wouldn't ordinarily be so pushy for it to be gone in a hurry but I have used up all my favours with family, friends, employer etc and have around ten vehicles scattered around the country! 

 

I really hope someone can make use of it as it is too good to squash. 

10 vehicles scattered about the country. Top man!



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:34 AM

I can collect on Friday if nobody has agreed to buy it already?
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:39 AM

I can pop round tonite M8, with a broken Xbox...


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:44 AM

In years to come we will all be talking in hushed tones about that time someone sold a c15 for £50

I love this place!

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:45 AM

This is Autoshite, and you've posted up the equivalent of curry to a pisshead.

 

I was going to describe it as the equivalent of liberally smearing your bollocks with Tesco Finest pâté and then leaping knob-first into the hyena enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo, but your analogy sounds substantially more appealing.

 

Agree, this C15 won't hang around for long.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 11:54 AM

FOAD - I am not really sure I could sell the spring compressor as it is only something I knocked up and I have no idea whether it is actually safe to use or not!

It only took a couple of hours to make and I could take pictures of it and/or make a sketch if that helped?

As I'm sure you know, the rear springs or these are right strong little bastards and the proper tool is mega money.

A tool like that would be handy to have, I'm not all that bothered if it's unsafe. Do you have any photos of it?

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:13 PM

I was going to cut 'n' paste Eavb's comment about having ten cars scattered about the country onto the quotes thread, but if I started on that I'd be here all day. Since that gem there have been at least two more, it's a change when a for sale thread shapes up to be a classic like this could become!

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:15 PM

bargain but I don't know people think Cornwall is in the back of the beyond. Theres the main a38 that runs from the m5 down there. Nowhere in this country is that far really. I'm in Plymouth only about 45 minutes away so if anybody needs any help I'm happy to.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 12:40 PM

83C for the win! Meeting him at the station tomorrow. Van is now off to Devon (wherever that is?) probably to be used for carrying scones with the jam and cream in the wrong order.
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:09 PM

Proper Cornwall lad! Devon's the other side of the Tamar bridge, along with the rest of the world, don't forget your passport!:-)
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:06 PM

Had to comment purely because I'm in St Austell. Never realised there were so many shiters on the doorstep!
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:30 PM

St Stephen - so not far away. Current running vehicles are: Scruffy looking blue Discovery, slightly less scruffy looking blue Mini Clubman Estate (real one - non BMW), weird looking Q plated Phoenix estate (kind of a plastic Mini Clubman thing) - in 1970's gold colour.

 

Others are several minis, soon to be gone C15, 1989 Transit - in process of removing V8 to refit pinto engine and a Citroen Xsara (although I don't actually know where that is at the moment). 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 03:36 PM

a Citroen Xsara (although I don't actually know where that is at the moment).


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:26 PM

St Stephen - so not far away. Current running vehicles are: Scruffy looking blue Discovery, slightly less scruffy looking blue Mini Clubman Estate (real one - non BMW), weird looking Q plated Phoenix estate (kind of a plastic Mini Clubman thing) - in 1970's gold colour.
 
Others are several minis, soon to be gone C15, 1989 Transit - in process of removing V8 to refit pinto engine and a Citroen Xsara (although I don't actually know where that is at the moment).


Blue Clubby estate isn't a 'p' plate is it? I occasionally see a lass driving a reasonably tidy one around.
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Posted 28 March 2018 - 05:15 PM

...1989 Transit - in process of removing V8 to refit pinto engine... 

 

This place, etc.

 

:D


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