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Anyone in Lincoln who could rescue a couple of cars?


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#1 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

I just drove home in my colleague's 1964 Citroen Ami 6. I have always wanted one of these things since I was a babe in arms.

This literally just popped up on facebook:
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How annoying! A pair of Amis in pretty good shape both about to go for scrap. I'd love to save them but realistically I have absolutely no way of getting two cars from Bourne to Sussex by the weekend.

Assuming I phone them tomorrow and the cars are still available and very cheap, is there anyone on here who could help mount a rescue mission? This would involve going to get them and then storing them somewhere until I can retrieve them...

I haven't even spoken to them yet. Perhaps they want lots of money, or they've already been sold, or something else, but assuming they are available would anyone be able to help?

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#2 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:41 PM

Ha! I'm enquiring about those too! The red one is apparently a rot box, so you can have that one. ;-)
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:43 PM

 

Anyone in Lincoln

 

Hell no.


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#4 OFFLINE   worldofceri

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:45 PM

I can transport (although only one at a time). No storage though unfortunately.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:00 PM

Ha! I'm enquiring about those too! The red one is apparently a rot box, so you can have that one. ;-)


I was thinking it's more of a two-into-one deal. If you want them that's fine, as long as they (it) get(s) saved! Those rust free rear wings are worth serious dosh alone and it would be a travesty if they ended up scrapped
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#6 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:40 AM

They want to sell as a pair. I'm going to try and give Barry a call later today.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:22 AM

Hang on, if they scrapped them theyd be lucky to see £150 for the pair as there's no weight to them. Can't see them wanting anymore than that.

They've probably had them advertised for a month of Sundays but nobody committing to actually buy them.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:48 AM

Hang on, if they scrapped them theyd be lucky to see £150 for the pair as there's no weight to them. Can't see them wanting anymore than that.

They've probably had them advertised for a month of Sundays but nobody committing to actually buy them.


I've seen other posts about these and several other cars, they seem to have been stored in a compound that has now to be cleared as it is either being sold or reverting to the landlord and all the cars and bits need to go. The original post said by this weekend but as with everything the notification seems to have been last minute resulting in a short timescale. There seem to be a few 2cv's and Dyane's as well as these Ami's with other more modern Citroens in the photos, if anyone is interested there is a contact number in the post 07731774569 they are at
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:28 AM

DW/Barrett, I can offer a month (or maybe two) of outdoor accommodation for them if it helps.  Located just under 40 miles east of their current location.  Unfortunatly I can't assist with collection unless a stay of execution until next week could be arranged.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:29 AM

They've probably had them advertised for a month of Sundays but nobody committing to actually buy them.

 

 

They haven't though. Not advertised on any car sales websites, anyway. Nor have they been mentioned on the Citroen Ami Facebook pages (or any other big Citroen pages, but I'm not on the 2cvgb page so maybe there). It does wind me up a bit that this is now the 'last chance' to save them when they haven't really made any effort whatsoever to sell them up till now, but, whatever, Citroen people are odd.

 

Seabrook, please let me know what transpires when you speak to one of the Annellsessses


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:50 AM

^ Apart from the massive clearout sale a couple of weekends ago that was pretty widely advertised on the appropriate enthusiast platforms...  ;)


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:27 AM

This was posted up six days before the big sale. I suppose an enquiry might have yielded a list of cars available, but I doubt it. It wasn't clear that there every were any whole cars on offer, just spares. I wouldn't say it was widely advertised, but I'm not trying to start an argument or split hairs, but personally I wouldn't have been driving to Lincolnshire on spec on the back of that advert.

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Anyway, it's not my job to tell people how to run their businesses, but I'm amazed just how often old-car specialists seem to have these last-minute 'fire sales' where nothing gets bought and it all ends up going to the scrapper

 


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:27 AM

Just to add to this they've been working for months to try and clear the site. It really had gone back to nature in parts. I went up a few months ago and helped out for the day. Its been well known about on the club page for a while now. I thing there was around 150 cars they've had to shift, and by that I mean cut out the undergrowth first.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:35 AM

I live near Bourne (abouit 5 miles away) and have just created some free space outside my house which could be used shortish term.

 

However I'm unable to transport them to my gaff ...


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:44 AM

Is there a list of cars available somewhere? I think most people here would be interested in that before anything else.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:51 AM

I'm free this Saturday and more than happy to help shift these if someone manages to buy them. I have a 16' tilt bed trailer with winch. Excellent rates for shiteists, of course.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:09 PM

If covers could be found, they could go outside my unit near Peebo for a week or two, tops, before my landlord killed me with hammers. 


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:25 PM

Oh god. If I'm reading this right, that's transport and storage sorted. Fuck's sake.

 

Ian, can you buy them please!


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:53 PM

I live in Stamford, I've got a workshop in Little Bytham, unfortunately I'm a bit stacked, but can probably arrange a man and a trailer for beer tokens or something if you find somewhere to put them.

 

As an aside, didn't realise so many shitters lived near me.  We should arrange some sort of get together of shite somewhere some time.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:58 PM

Can't wait for this collection caper. A frame both, behind the Dacia?



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:41 PM

For those who don't know him, from my own experience I can say Barry Annells is a very decent chap. He's a genuine Citroen enthusiast and one of the 'old school' who knows them inside and out. Six-cylinder and I have known him for a long time. He has bent over backwards to help people out over the years and keep their cars running, long after others would have given up. He has also been very reasonable with his prices.

 

Barry isn't getting any younger and I know he had a bout of significant ill-health not so long ago, which probably didn't help matters. It must be a huge wrench for him to have to give up the yard and I hate to think of the effort and stress that must be involved in (i) letting go of it mentally and (ii)  actually trying to clear it physically. It's like moving house, but on a so much bigger scale and then to compound it, you can't take it all with you because there isn't room at the new place :-(

 

I hope the two Amis can be rehomed, along with anything else that may be left over.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:44 PM

I think we have a pair of decent ami chassis here just east of lincoln, as well as some used panels...

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