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#1 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:23 AM

Uh oh, not again.

Breakfast time (already had the drink). dbf8a2581ad2a0bd731e1ed3a0fb2c5c.jpg


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:28 AM

Only "potential", eh... Something with a high possibility of being fucked?

I'll go with an MGF sporting a head gasket that may or may not be done for.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:42 AM

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

I think I may have already guessed what this is, so keeping schtum.

 

Good luck. I think.


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:17 AM

Hondamatic.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

I think I may have already guessed what this is, so keeping schtum.

Good luck. I think.

I am headed in your direction actually.
It's potential as it's sight unseen and I only enquired about it this morning having seen it on the Bay late last night while drunk. This can only go well.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:44 AM

It's got the makings of a good collection then!
Good luck.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:09 PM

Next step, breakfast for the conveyance. d8ee03533a620f0f7d8022c2fafab84b.jpg
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

Breakfast? it's afternoon lad.


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:30 PM

I do like that shade of red.  Spottedlaurel had one very similar years ago.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:39 PM

Ebay or C&C?


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 12:45 PM

I'm going to guess a SsanYong Rodius.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:52 PM

Almost at the seller's place now.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:55 PM

FAIL, it was a dog. Sounded good on paper but the guy had been liberal with the truth.

It was this:
https://rover.ebay.c...tm/302980615219

a '90 Accord 2.0i (EX?).

The guy looked to be a mechanic and a bit of a dodgy geezer - he had a very questionably modified Rover 420 Turbo, and a Berlingo on banded steels with stretched tyres that was ostensibly his works van. He claimed he received the Accord as part of a package deal with a pop up light Integra and wanted it gone.

The photos are not at all recent, supposedly the bodywork was good bar a single scratch - but it was totally fucked. The paint was full of deep scratches and chips down to the metal, the rear arch trailing edges had blown through the paint, there seemed to be wob in the arches, the headlamp washers were both smashed, one wing was dented, the rear quarter had a dent that had broken the paint and rusted, the rear light had cracked around the key slot for the tailgate, none of the tyres matched (part worns?), and the aerial surround was missing so easy for water to get in.

The interior wasn't much better, the seat was tilted massively far back, the passenger seat was full of cigarette burns, the ashtray was dirty, the cigarette lighter was disconnected in the glovebox and there were a load of large melt marks below it - and the bottom of the console had been bodged with a piece of black acrylic (edit: this seems to be factory? looked shit). So either an electrical fault or someone had dropped the hot lighter in it.
The rubber had fallen off the key as well (go figure).
The steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake were absolutely hanging, covered in a thick black sticky substance - presumably old oil etc.
There was no evidence of the service history.
Under the bonnet was a disaster. Supposedly the car had a new cambelt and water pump.
The crankshaft end seal had blown.
The rocker cover gasket was hanging out of the front of the block.
The headgasket was leaking oil.
The oil was black.
The oil filler cap was seized on.

It was a hopeless piece of shit that got run into the ground by some feckless idiot.
I'm disappointed, but the car was nothing like the description or the photos.

God help anyone that bids on it.


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:57 PM

I'm now back in Meadowhell having a coffee. As I came off the M1 in the Civic I heard a beep, looked to my right and was greeted by a mint H reg Honda Concerto saloon! Insanely rare cars.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

Oh I thought you were going to view a red Y reg Accord? As in '83....
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

FAIL, it was a dog. Sounded good on paper but the guy had been liberal with the truth.

It was this:
https://rover.ebay.c...tm/302980615219

a '90 Accord 2.0i (EX?).

The guy looked to be a mechanic and a bit of a dodgy geezer - he had a very questionably modified Rover 420 Turbo, and a Berlingo on banded steels with stretched tyres that was ostensibly his works van. He claimed he received the Accord as part of a package deal with a pop up light Integra and wanted it gone.

The photos are not at all recent, supposedly the bodywork was good bar a single scratch - but it was totally fucked. The paint was full of deep scratches and chips down to the metal, the rear arch trailing edges had blown through the paint, there seemed to be wob in the arches, the headlamp washers were both smashed, one wing was dented, the rear quarter had a dent that had broken the paint and rusted, the rear light had cracked around the key slot for the tailgate, none of the tyres matched (part worns?), and the aerial surround was missing so easy for water to get in.

The interior wasn't much better, the seat was tilted massively far back, the passenger seat was full of cigarette burns, the ashtray was dirty, the cigarette lighter was disconnected in the glovebox and there were a load of large melt marks below it - and the bottom of the console had been bodged with a piece of black acrylic. So either an electrical fault or someone had dropped the hot lighter in it.
The rubber had fallen off the key as well (go figure).
The steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake were absolutely hanging, covered in a thick black sticky substance - presumably old oil etc.
There was no evidence of the service history.
Under the bonnet was a disaster. Supposedly the car had a new cambelt and water pump.
The crankshaft end seal had blown.
The rocker cover gasket was hanging out of the front of the block.
The headgasket was leaking oil.
The oil was black.
The oil filler cap was seized on.

It was a hopeless piece of shit that got run into the ground by some feckless idiot.
I'm disappointed, but the car was nothing like the description or the photos.

God help anyone that bids on it.


This is why I just don't bother with anything outwith this forum now, what a waste of your time
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 03:01 PM

Oh I thought you were going to view a red Y reg Accord? As in '83....

No, red herring alas. I'm really looking at '90 ones as I want to replace the 416 with a full size saloon but that could be nice too.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 03:02 PM

WTF, check out the picture of the car with a dead bird prominently in shot!!

 

Well avoided, Ghosty.



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Posted 03 December 2018 - 03:53 PM

What was his Mrs like? I saw evidence of ankle tattoos, always a good sign.  


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:18 PM

What was his Mrs like? I saw evidence of ankle tattoos, always a good sign.

Not present.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:36 PM

It looks okay in the photos but the aftermarket wheels are a red flag.
2.0i isn't the penultimate model, there's a non-4WS 2.2 then the 4WS one I'm sure.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 04:55 PM

No, red herring alas. I'm really looking at '90 ones as I want to replace the 416 with a full size saloon but that could be nice too.

Fullsize? Just get a nice Legend!


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:03 PM

The guy looked to be a mechanic and a bit of a dodgy geezer

 

 
He's a mobile mechanic, calls himself 'Mark Dixon Motors'.

 

 
 
 


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 05:16 PM

It doesn't look too bad in the pics, how the camera lies! If you see any more in Chesterfield but don't fancy traveling to see a dog then give me a shout, I'll happily take a look.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:14 PM

 

 
He's a mobile mechanic, calls himself 'Mark Dixon Motors'.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

He certainly dicked on that one.


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:14 PM

It looks okay in the photos but the aftermarket wheels are a red flag.
2.0i isn't the penultimate model, there's a non-4WS 2.2 then the 4WS one I'm sure.

 

you're right - there's a 2.2 for sale on FB. 

 

£2250 :(


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:43 PM

Fullsize? Just get a nice Legend!

I'd like a first gen Legend but they don't come up much at all, and running costs would be a killer.

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 06:49 PM

There's another clue in the listing...

 

asclue.jpg

 

One key, nothing else, tells me it's a dealer or straight from the block. 

 


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:50 PM

Aftermarket wheels, photo in a neutral location, dodgy bird in passenger seat, spare wheel uncaringly plonked on the boot carpet. Radio tuned into radio 1.

There's another clue in the listing...
 
attachicon.gifasclue.jpg
 
One key, nothing else, tells me it's a dealer or straight from the block.


All bad signs!

I like the old giffers by the Micra though. I bet they are still talking about the Honda owner right now. "He was up to no good you know" "yes, you are right, we should call the Police" "he was probably selling drugs. Young lad like that in a big flash automobile" "that dead crow is probably full of drugs,its a drug deal I tell you"
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