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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Not bad for a rusty car... Reply with quote

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47651741
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mikeC



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'...Covered in rust...'; an alloy body (and it looks like alloy wings, too) so there can't have been that much rust!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume the price being thrown around (it's just been mentioned on "North West Tonight") are including the buyers premium, as it was knocked down on the day at 395k. The BBC just said over 450k, but H&H say 444k.
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also the way I heard it is the car was not known about, surely the clubs etc would have known of it as it is one of only 6 produced?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I saw it in the garage it was found in, I sent the photo my mate took to a "Vintage Bentleys" web site. The most recent information they had on the car was a photo from a rally in 1974. The owner had written some articles for a magazine about changes he'd made to the car, but there was no reference on this particular site.

If you have a look from around 16m in on this otherwise-terrible TV programme, you can see the owner talking about the car, and also see the Daimler that was also sold yesterday, in the part-completed garage: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6iph38

I suppose "not known" covers a lot of bases.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand the old car market...In the same sale, my immaculate RHD 3.5 litre coach built Dodge Brothers tourer from 1926 with recent engine overhaul and loads of spares didn't even reach the 12K reserve.!

I have subsequently all but given it away.

Easy come, easy go. Rolling Eyes
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yours was in the same sale?
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
Yours was in the same sale?


Yes.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
I don't understand the old car market...In the same sale, my immaculate RHD 3.5 litre coach built Dodge Brothers tourer from 1926 with recent engine overhaul and loads of spares didn't even reach the 12K reserve.!

I have subsequently all but given it away.

Easy come, easy go. Rolling Eyes


Seems to be the way with American cars of the 20s, being mass-produced keeps the prices pegged quite low, certainly compared to similarly-spec'd British cars of the same age.

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have thought a RHD version with hand built coachwork things might be different - but apparently not. Confused
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