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  1. I was just about to post the same car! Also how the fudge has it already been bidded up to £5000 with only one shit photo and being listed a few hours?!
  2. Same happened to me, i went to put £5000 on and it just crashed and kept reloading, apparently the car actually caused the website to crash! They extended it for 3 days starting from £4500, they didn't tell any of the bidders though, quality website.
  3. I had a day of mixed emotions on Friday, I sold my Dolomite to a farmer for close to the asking price I dropped it back to my dad's barn for the new buyer to collect it and to bring my Astra home I was cruising down the A12 where I lost all its drive just as I passing Colchester and broke down on the side of the busy road. Where I ended up having to call Essex police for a road closure and a tow behind a BMW 550 to a BP garage. Thankfully dad turned up with some tools and a tow pole where we found the spring for the points had snapped and he had to tow me home, I've now ordered a few ignition set up for about £15 so should be back on the road again. I'm now not sure if I should spend some money and get the car professionally painted on both sides to really smarten it up or just buy something else, trouble is everything is so bloody expensive at the moment, cars I was paying £2000 for a couple of years ago are now £7000+. I was bidding on this 8000 mile Ital which was the car that made me want to sell the Dolly in the first place and that sold for £7000 in auction
  4. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205095512007?atmobcid=soc3 £17250 for a 520i with a bent valance and no mot since 2008... HFM indeed!
  5. Today was the Ipswich to Felixstowe car run, always a well subscribed event, so much so that I couldn't get booked in this year so instead I dragged the family along in the daily to take a look. I didn't take many photos as I was too busy chasing children and chatting to people but I got these of probably some of the best cars there! The boot rack can obviously get in the sea.
  6. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134102290954?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=BC8qa6LGTzW&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=BC8qa6LGTzW&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY I know its not 'shite' but I've advertised my Dolomite for sale, various reasons but the new gearbox whine after changing the oil is the deciding factor. I put the advert on ebay at 7pm last night and it only went live a hour ago! Cheers eBay! Thankfully I posted it also on carandclassic and from that I have someone round to view it tomorrow morning...
  7. Insane, I pad £400 for that sold it completed for £2600 two years ago, that's a hell of a increase in price, especially as the arches have filler in them
  8. We have one of our ECR car meets tomorrow at the Suffolk aviation museum if anyone local fancies a ride out.
  9. I'm not sure his neighbours are quite as impressed with his dream!
  10. So recently I found that my wife's cousin works for a solicitors and deals with probate properties and often has old cars to get rid off, obviously I asked her to let me know if anything turns up that would interest me. The next day I get a WhatsApp from her offering me a Volvo 340... Armed with some rubbish photos and working out that it been parked outside a property in Potters Bar in since 2010 I decided it probably wasn't for me but Brodders of this forum stepped in and made a offer on it! I passed the offer onto my relative at the solicitors who said the family will have to pay £300 to dispose of it so give them £50 and they'll be happy. The car arrived late last night (which was a pretty eventful delivery by all accounts) so a few of us went over this evening to take a look at it. It turns out to have been a 1 owner locally sold car with only 53000 miles and under all the green is a really tidy car, sadly its missing its keys as the owner lost them in 2010 hence it being left on the drive but after some fresh fuel down the carb and hot wiring the ignition the car fired straight up and ran! Unfortunately a rear brake is locked on so we couldn't move it but instead spent a while pressure washing it, unfortunately no photos but it's cleaned up really well. All in all for £50 I'm gutted I didn't buy it now!
  11. Ahh! I didn't realise that was you! Good to meet you!
  12. Thanks! It will probably go, i really wanted to enter it into the Festival of the unexceptional this year but annoyingly I'm on holiday the day that its on, I'll use it for a few shows and go from there
  13. It's definitely beiger than a tin of Werther's Originals!
  14. Thanks Dave! 😀 So yes, this afternoon it went on the ramp of truth... this was also the first time i had actually driven the car! I need not to have worried, it drove really really nicely, smooth and quiet, unlike a OHV Ford of that period! It's not very quick but it is only a 1196cc after all but it's not awful either. The MOT was also a success! the emissions was a little high but the tester managed to get it though and remarked how solid the car was all round, phew! I celebrated by taking the long way home to get some photos, apart from the poor paint match it's really smart, get ready for the photo dump... 3, 2, 1, GO!
  15. With the MOT date looming I thought I'd had better crack on and get it finished, having spent a solid 7 hours on it today it's now looking much better. I've polished all the paintwork, I thought the welded repair came out well. I've since ran some stone chip along the bottom of the sill to protect it, I had a play with some coachlines again I decided I quite liked them so nipped to Halfords and bought a roll to fit, I'm not sure if there's a right or wrong way up to fit them? I then spent ages cleaning the car up, the results speak for themselves I think. Much better i hope you agree! It's not perfect, you can see a where I've blown the paint in but all in all I'm pretty happy with it, I'll be even happier tomorrow if it passes!
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