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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2023 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
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Thanks Ray, I only had time for a quick look but yes the green one would be the first I'd look closely at if looking to buy. Even if I didn't buy it, I'd still enjoy getting it outside and washing it all down to reveal what lay beneath. The extent of ash framing though would make me unusually cautious in buying a TD21 though.

RJ


Having been stung with the MG (also Ash body construction) I would take a more cautious approach. I would deduct the cost of a complete frame replacement from the finished market value of the car and offer the seller the resulting figure ...and no more. ! Take it or leave it.

In my opinion if these cars had ever been financially viable projects they would probably have been restored by now. I suspect the cost of even a basic restoration would not be viable.

I often hear it said that restoration should be seen as a labour of love; it's not about the money.

Having been down that road, I am not so sure.


Agree with all that, like I say I'd approach any car like this with unusual (for me) caution. Looking around the dismantled donor cars was very worthwhile, and eye-opening.

RJ
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning folks, the newest upload is a series of original 1970s car photos.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all, today's upload is a two-parter, filmed earlier in the year. Firstly, we head over to a car meet in little Dodge. Secondly a few days were spent in Portugal where a few interesting finds were encountered, including a neat 1960s petrol station up for sale.
https://youtu.be/HtYpfxKFPrs

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2023 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, in today's upload ... V8 talk (Pilot, Jeep Hemi), grey Fergie move, then off in the pickup to make it earn its keep.
https://youtu.be/2nPUSHFa3-M

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2023 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to the following old photos page, footage of a recent 105E find looking very worse for wear, plus images of happier 105Es at shows etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out and about in the 4CV to a car gathering, plus thanks to an OCC contributor, and updates on an idea I had for an OCC calendar all in today's upload ...
https://youtu.be/Nl7VVCbzrBA

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2023 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all,
In today's upload I'm at the 1950s Museum in Denbigh. Several neat old cars - plus the remains of the Great Train Robbery Austin Loadstar lorry - are surrounded by a vast collection of 1950s(ish) memorabilia, including shelves of old radios, TVs, kitchenalia, toys and more.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2023 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy your visits to these out of the way places. This time it was like seeing my early motoring experiences condensed together in space and time. The A30 (although mine was 2 door), the Morris Minor, the Ford 100E and that lovely little Anglia. Incidentally, the A30 did have it's original grille but someone has painted over the chrome. The A35, you will recall, has a a painted grille with a broad chrome surround.

You ask about the rear light lens (video time 28/54). I am pretty sure this is for a London Taxi (FX4). I once spotted one at a Dorking auto jumble and the vendor explained that it was not - as most people assumed - from a later Austin/Morris 1100/1300. It is similar but bigger.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest delve into the albums of original old photos takes a close look at Vauxhalls, mainly those of the 1920s-1970s era including Crestas, Wyverns, Vivas, 10s, 12s and many more.
https://youtu.be/ktPpFYHw99g

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2023 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning all, inspired by the Red Room at the Haynes Motor Museum, today's upload gathers together many images of red cars built over a good number of decades.
https://youtu.be/qJGS5R3jrg0

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2023 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all, this weekend's compilation - "Mostly Practical Classics" - looks at suggestions for practical daily drivers and also ideas for a first classic car purchase.
https://youtu.be/4PSut0EYWv4

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2023 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier in the year I popped into the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, today's video is a walkaround of this impressive collection plus a look at the equally interesting Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust fleet.
https://youtu.be/tiEoQnphcTk

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2023 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boxing Day saw us - for the first time since 2009 - head over to the Jolly Thresher pub for their annual steam and classic car meet.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2024 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a youth I was fond of collecting old chrome hubcaps, I'd often see them at the side of the road and if they weren't too badly scraped, I'd clean them up and hang them on my bedroom wall. In today's short upload I recall an incident in 1982 where this interest led to me being handcuffed to a tree by the local PC49.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2024 7:17 am    Post subject: Cheadle Cheshire Reply with quote

I attended Moseley Hall Grammar (since demolished) 1949-54 just along from that bridge.
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