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Always liked these since the day my old man went to buy 1 new out of the showroom, but the salesman wouldn't throw in a free cd player.

He went next door and bought a 190e instead.......lol

 

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Because they have just imported them to sell on at profit?

 

I am puzzled by this trade: much as I like giant maroon estate cars, they aren't going to be an easy sell in Britain are they? It can't be worth the work and risk just for a few quid surely? The quantity and type of U.S. tin that turns up on eBay UK is bizarre.

 

And why is so little of it ever driven?

Imported, sold, bought, parked, sold, stored, sold, on blocks in a council house garden for years and then scrapped. What is the point?

 

It's a very good point. Certain stuff will always sell, and fairly easily too. JM, Dan and Eddy plus the other yankophiles will have their own spin, but I would suggest Tri-Chevs, good honest muscle (not necessarily restored, just honest cars), 50's station wagons, 49-51 Mercs, early 50's pick-up. Quite easy to move on swiftly, and make a few quid too.

 

But importing a car isn't an expensive process, as a rule of thumb I would add $1000 to Ã‚£1500 to the US$ sale price of the car you have bought. That figure includes the physical act of shipping, getting it from the vendor to the boat, the paperwork at both ends. So buying and shipping a car yourself can be much cheaper than buying one that someone else has shipped in to sell on. Plus you get what you want, rather than getting what is for sale.

 

So, in my case, at US$2750 plus £1100 shipping, by the time it was parked on my driveway, the Galaxie stood me at just under £3k and was just about a bargain. Selling it for a profit (despite it's rarity) is another matter.

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I see that TR and raise you this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131681154199?rmvSB=true

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Next week the seller will be offering* up this freshly burned out Zafira

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Re that VTEC Mini  -  it's got a GRP flip front but to my untrained eye, I cannot see much in the way of bracing.  Does the breakdown of the monocoque not affect its rigidity?

 

I suspect that's one of many things wrong with it. Stanky was looking over my shoulder at it earlier and he pointed out that there's no sign of uprated brakes and the suspension is going to have issues too.

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It's a very good point. Certain stuff will always sell, and fairly easily too. JM, Dan and Eddy plus the other yankophiles will have their own spin, but I would suggest Tri-Chevs, good honest muscle (not necessarily restored, just honest cars), 50's station wagons, 49-51 Mercs, early 50's pick-up. Quite easy to move on swiftly, and make a few quid too.

 

But importing a car isn't an expensive process, as a rule of thumb I would add $1000 to Ã‚£1500 to the US$ sale price of the car you have bought. That figure includes the physical act of shipping, getting it from the vendor to the boat, the paperwork at both ends. So buying and shipping a car yourself can be much cheaper than buying one that someone else has shipped in to sell on. Plus you get what you want, rather than getting what is for sale.

 

So, in my case, at US$2750 plus £1100 shipping, by the time it was parked on my driveway, the Galaxie stood me at just under £3k and was just about a bargain. Selling it for a profit (despite it's rarity) is another matter.

I was wondering about this Chevy myself....Don Scott (the seller) usually has some tasty stuff and not vastly over-priced. This, I fear, is a turkey. Cracked dash, rust starting in that awkward box section behind the tailgate and being Californian it will have that smog-tune 305 in it. Waste of at least two of the 8 pots - these are only really worthwhile with a 49-state 350 in them.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-Type-2-Bay-Window-With-Subaru-Engine-Fitted-Motd-And-Running-/321956036894?hash=item4af613411e:g:NdkAAOSwYaFWeZri

 

 

'The car was a rat car before I got it and started to work on it so there is panels welded onto what's believed to be good metal to add to the effect'

 

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Fly-mo, shit chariot,
Comin' for to cutting my grass;
Fly-mo, shit chariot,
I'd rather carry Bella Emberg home.


 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trike-Honda-Custom-Built-/151924646391?hash=item235f6a21f7:g:UZ8AAOSwHPlWeYbe

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Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my C15 underseal board, oh Lord, why don't we?

 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITROEN-C15-1-9-Diesel-van-12-month-MOT-/181969951828?hash=item2a5e411c54:g:bEgAAOSwSdZWeZoh

 

'Last owner King Canute'

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