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  1. I’d be inclined to no mask so closely, it’ll build a ridge up which you’ll have the devils own work cutting through.
  2. Three quid on this but I’ve been looking for one for ages!
  3. Doncaster, it’s on about every 3 months, think next one is April. Don’t get me wrong there’s some with daft prices but most are surprisingly reasonable. Probably 25% less than EBay. Loads of fifty pence bins!
  4. Fifty pence bought this project.
  5. £1 bought this Tincorner, which seems cheap given they’re about a million quid on eBay.
  6. So what did I buy... bought this Mazda complete with bucket for £1
  7. Are the tobacco deposits extra?
  8. Ex @155V6 Mercedes 190E gets new wiper and door mirror.
  9. I’d love to go to this but is it full of bearded wankers walking about giving a running commentary of ‘facts’ to a go-pro?
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/285572789128?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=2Jv7l9z1Qdq&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=0gRg2HOGS5y&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY Take this, £27k, a rough one would be £4-5k, you could easily spend £15k on the body alone and you’d be lucky to get it anywhere near this. It’s also got bits on it that are impossible to find now like the seats being in good condition.
  11. On purely a financial perspective it’s never worthwhile restoring cars, you will never get the money back so sometimes if you can buy one from someone that’s lost their shirt on it so much the better. One thing that I often wonder with these 8,000 mile unicorn cars like at KGF, is what are you actually supposed to do with it? You can’t take it anywhere, what if it got damaged? What if something broke and you couldn’t just make something fit? There’s a lot to be said for buying something that’s basically ok but solid.
  12. This is the thing, unless you are doing up something like a Mini or an MGB, where nearly everything is available off the shelf, you are chasing down unobtainable bits on anything a bit rough. That’s why KGF etc have £20,000 Capri 1.6 for sale, it’s the only way of getting a perfect or as close as to one, so people will pay the money. Factor in to that there’s restorations and there’s restorations, there’s some truly skilled people out there doing some restorations where you’d be pressed to tell it from new, the Granada Coupe on here case in point. On the other hand many of them are fucking terrible, last year at Matthewsons auctions they had a green RS2000, from a distance it looked good, when you got up close it was a real lash up, bad welding all over, fish eyes under the paint, loads of bits where the filler hadn’t been applied and finished properly, crap mechanical work like brake pipes sat on and rubbing against body edges. Christ knows what it went for but if it was more than £5k it was too much.
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