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#1 OFFLINE   Holytoledo!

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

Evening all,

I have a barn find BL Princess 1800HL, in good solid condition available for sale, needs new tyres and reconditioning as well as a good clean!) turns over by hand but has been left in dry condition since 1991).

Really sold car, good, complete interior and a Webasto sunroof. Need the space so only looking for what it’s cost me, namely £420. On the Isle of Wight but looking for a new home to restore - not bantered. Anyone interested?

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:58 PM

Moved to main forum and deleted the other duplicate threads that didn't have pics in - welcome to the forum :)


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

Holy shit! Fantastic!
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:43 PM

These are the projects you want, stored nice and dry, not fucked about with. An acquaintance is restoring an Ambassador VDP in that light metallic greeny blue colour. Looks fantastic, he is going the whole hog proper ground up resto which is great. Pointed him in the direction of getting repro Serck plates which would be period.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:44 PM

Early one, though not as early as RBJ has unearthed in the past.
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:46 PM

Trigger would have that on the road in a couple of weeks going by his recent form. Hope that wedge gets saved


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:54 PM

Wow, this is truly splendid and bargainous !



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:57 PM

I'd love to see one of these built into the B Series Diesels that were a production possibility in the late 70's.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:25 PM

I'd love to see one of these built into the B Series Diesels that were a production possibility in the late 70's.

 

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:44 PM

oh my, that is lovely, and if i'm not mistaken, its a proper base spec model?

 

i know its saya HL on the back, but,

 

i mean, that dash doesn't even have a piece of teak stuck over the top of it!

 

how glorious is that.....


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:00 PM

Sod my sodding trousers, you'd have had to pay someone £420 to take this away back in '91!

But you, me lady, have stood your ground and now you are going to see your investment mature!

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:07 PM

oh my, that is lovely, and if i'm not mistaken, its a proper base spec model?

 

i know its saya HL on the back, but,

 

i mean, that dash doesn't even have a piece of teak stuck over the top of it!

 

how glorious is that.....

 

Early HL models had the grey dash, my Dad had one.  And if it was base spec, it would have plastic seats not cloth.....and anorak off and relax....!


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:12 PM

My dad had a HL 1800 ,new , T reg, metallic green.. His had a chrome trim in that groove across the glovebox .


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:40 PM

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 03:09 AM

Thanks for the kind words all. This is a great project for someone. Very sound, could easily with work be put back on the road, an earlier and rare version in a rare colour and a webasto roof to boot. V5 and keys and it just needs someone with time to take her on. I need the space and have my heart set on a certain Kombi, so this needs to go to a good home and I’m only after what she has cost me. The interior is not the poverty spec but HL, so softer velour seats and as it’s a B-series version, it has the coloured plastic dash (only the 2200 version had the walnut dash and the O-series Princess 2). When was the last time you saw one- these are rare old beasts but I already have a Princess 2 and Ambassador!
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 04:05 AM

Got to admit as first posts go this is pretty mega!

Wonder if Rovamota has seen this? He has form for wedge bothering

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:40 AM

I already have a Princess 2 and Ambassador!


I think a thread about them would be well received!
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:38 AM

I know it's the old cliche of 'barn find' but this really does show that stuff is still hiding out there and it's not all fit straight for the oval of death.

I couldn't save this if I had a billion but I'm sure it won't hang around long.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:30 PM

Good job that the logistics of this are a friggin nightmare, it looks fantastic

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:26 PM

Logistics can't be that much of an issue - MOT exempt innit.  Take a decent battery and a gallon of fresh pez and drive it home.  It's only a B series, how hard can it be?

 

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:51 AM

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:05 AM

Interested yes.  Yes very much.  Interesting colour, interesting spec, earlier model... many boxes ticked for me there.  Would make a fine companion in stock trim alongside my Princess 2.  Unfortunately, no new projects for me until at least next year because of impending mega house move dealie.  I want to ask a million questions about condition, etc. but I shan't waste your time because I'm in no position right now to take it on, as much as I'd like to.

 

Must be good.  Must be sensible.  Must avoid the temptation of cheap Princesses that keep appearing online when I'm *supposed* to be saving and downsizing to make the house move easier.


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:23 AM

Interested yes.  Yes very much.  Interesting colour, interesting spec, earlier model... many boxes ticked for me there.  Would make a fine companion in stock trim alongside my Princess 2.  Unfortunately, no new projects for me until at least next year because of impending mega house move dealie.  I want to ask a million questions about condition, etc. but I shan't waste your time because I'm in no position right now to take it on, as much as I'd like to.

 

Must be good.  Must be sensible.  Must avoid the temptation of cheap Princesses that keep appearing online when I'm *supposed* to be saving and downsizing to make the house move easier.

 

So when you posting the collection thread?


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:28 AM

Vulg, if memory serves this Princess is a lot closer to where you are moving to than where you are living now.  I reckon that's a sign.  It's your destiny, etc.


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:05 AM

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:38 AM

I'd love to see one of these built into the B Series Diesels that were a production possibility in the late 70's.

 

 

Didn`t  B L make a few diesel versions ? I have memories of driving 4 mates to Brighouse auctions in one in the late 70`s.



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:40 AM

Strewth that's a bit of alright :)

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:42 AM

How has this not been snapped up? Bargain.


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Posted 26 July 2018 - 02:09 PM

Vulg, if memory serves this Princess is a lot closer to where you are moving to than where you are living now.  I reckon that's a sign.  It's your destiny, etc.

 

It's true, Isle of Wight isn't far away from Kent at all, I could lug it back on a tow pole behind my Princess if I really wanted to (I don't want to).  We'll see what happens after the move... I mean, it would be an _ideal_ birthday/christmas present so perhaps I just need to drop some heavy hints about the place.


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