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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:01 pm    Post subject: Ford Prefect ute Reply with quote

Hi all,

An import from Australia - a 1951 Prefect ute, nice looking and handy too.



https://ebay.to/3i6ZpZo

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice vehicle but 10k?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be worth 10k in really good condition, but needing the work quoted (and no doubt rather more, too) plus the fake patina and I would value it nearer half that figure.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In agreement with you Mike.

It still irks me a bit that people feel the need to import cars from Aus and NZ when not for their own use. I get it if you see something you like and you buy it and bring it over for your own collection but to simply do it for profit niggles me a bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75,

When the exchange rate of our dollar is high, the travel direction reverses. They tend to float back again. Then our lot make the profit.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
It still irks me a bit that people feel the need to import cars from Aus and NZ when not for their own use. I get it if you see something you like and you buy it and bring it over for your own collection but to simply do it for profit niggles me a bit.

Why?
Sorry to say but I am doing the same. Not from Australia or NZ but from the USA (I am located in a LHD country which is why the USA is good hunting ground for us for old British cars).
I do this on a very small scale (1 or 2 cars per year). When I spot a car somewhere for which I think is very cheap, far under the market value, then I buy it. Get it transported overseas and import it. Do necessary work to it if it is needed. Then try to sell it for a profit which usually is the case. The buyer is happy and I am happy - making a bit of money. What is wrong with that?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Why do Aussie Utes always seem to have a car rear window and surround at the back of the cab?
European ones all seem to be just, cut of square and a flat rear panel inserted.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest the European pick-ups with flat panels to the cab are mostly later amateur conversions; factory-built pick-ups and professional coachbuilt versions usually have a more rounded shape to the cab.






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