Copied over from Shite In Miniature...
Note for future reference... I've decided most of my Matchbox (-sized) cars can go. It's a vast collection, Most have been repainted at least once - by me, obviously. My eyes and hand aren't good enough to do them again. I've got way too many to list so ask if there's something you want and if I've got it, we can do a deal. Most will be 50p each plus postage, so it'll make sense to build up a parcel.
I thought it best to do this, then I'm not clogging up the main thread. This could well go on for months.
I reckon I fancy a change. This is nice. Really, quite nice indeed.
But regular readers will know I am growing keener on having a comfortable ride quality these days, and this has 17" wheels on. Wheels bigger than 15" are suitable only for bicycles. Hence, here's a roffle.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Tan leather in good nice
Dual zone climate control which works
Heated leather front and rear
It's the top spec 250BHP HOT one so it's not entirely slow
Two good keys
Stack of history rivalling a CISSP textbook
MOT until 03/08/2021
I'm getting 33 MPG from it.
Lacquer peel. The roof and bonnet have been resprayed at some point, and nearly all the lacquer has come off. I reckon 5 minutes with a jetwash would make it look matt and less noticeable.
The exhaust has started blowing recently. I've not even looked at it, it's fine from the inside but throaty from the outside.
It will need a small patch on the bottom of the wheel arch on one side, but looks nothing like as bad as the maroon one which was recently for sale on here.
@davehedgehog31 reckons it sometimes uses a bit of oil. The owner previous to him had the turbo changed 50k ago (!) in an attempt to resolve this. However, I've found that generally it's not using oil any more than I might reasonably expect - say, half a pint every 1000 miles?
The OSF wheelbearing drones at 50-55MPH. I don't do 50-55MPH anywhere, I'm either doing 30 or 80, so this hasn't affected me. However, there's a new wheelbearing for it in the boot. I'm THAT lazy.
Given the SMOLL HOLES in the exhaust and wheelarch, I'm sure it's not worth as much as the marvellous looking one for sale on here elsewhere with the lower spec and smaller engine and wrong gearbag. So I reckon £12 a ticket, or three for £30. Sound alright?
6 - @Andy F
10 - @sdkrc
14 - @Jim Bell
16 - @Andy F
19 - @Jim Bell
28 - @sdkrc
36 - @cort1977
43 - @Andy F
45 - @task
49 - @sdkrc
53 - @Jim Bell
Ok I'm going to see if we've enough interest in the Autoshite Dealership stickers to run off another batch.
I will need to pre-sell a minimum of 120 before I will place another order, and I have contacted the company that made them to recheck the run price.
I am also considering a new design with the url in it, but done so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb (and I corrected the boobies for this run!):
Please state your interest by copying the following and adding your name below:
By Jim Bell
Autoshite Decals. Thats "stickers" in old money.
Medium Quality external vinyl. Will withstand prolonged mocking, and rain.
Gr5 for adorning your lap top lid, enamelled tea mug, tool box, prosthetic foot, bus shelter, expensive guitar flightcase or underpant drawer.
*please note that the 50p pictured is intended to indicate scale and is not included in the purchase price.
If you would like to pay via another method, I am happy to discuss.
Swaps, sex, real money, dares will all be considered.
Alright then shite fans, time for me to clear some space in my parents' loft and get shot of my carefully-assembled model collection from a quarter of a century ago. These have all been "cherished" in the sense that 12 year-old me would take them out the boxes, display them, occasionally dismantle/reassemble them, take the racing stickers off some of them, respray a few of them, add number plates to them, but leave most of them alone and return them to the boxes.
I'm not mad keen on simpy lobbing all of these on Ebay therefore am open to offers on any of the following. See something you like, speak up! As a guide, the going rate for the BBurago 1-24 scale that make up most of the collection seems to be in the region of a tenner each, the 1-18 scale a bit more, the 1-43 a bit less. Bulk discount will be available! Postage is from Jersey so not the same rates as Royal Mail, I need to check out the approx cost as a small parcel seems to be considerably more.
A small portion of the 1-24 stuff first. Some of these are photos cribbed from the Internet on account of not having dug everything out yet. Will probably retrieve the rest at the weekend.
Beetle has two bits of interchangeable plastic representing the soft top in lowered and raised positions - nice touch. Mine is in a red box same as the 2CV however.
EDIT May 2019 Beetle and 2CV sold
My Scorpio has different wheels to the above, otherwise identical. 3/10/17 SCORPIO SOLD
3/10/17 Y10 SOLD
That'll do for now. 1-18 stuff up next.