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 Post subject: Austin J40 Pedal Car Q
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:33 pm 
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I spent some time looking at the Goodwood J40 Pedal Cars & fancy having one.
Q what is the value & fair price to pay for of a fully stripped down J40 Pedal Car in need of full restoration ?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:44 pm 
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Polarsilver wrote:
I spent some time looking at the Goodwood J40 Pedal Cars & fancy having one.
Q what is the value & fair price to pay for of a fully stripped down J40 Pedal Car in need of full restoration ?


Depends on it all the parts are there, £6-900?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:36 pm 
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It's cheaper to buy a stripped down Mini in need of restoration !!

If the car is complete - running gear, wheels, trim, brightwork, etc - but needs a resto, then you're probably looking at £1500...
Some of the 'restored' cars up for £3-4000 aren't worth it and are pretty rubbish.
None of the professionally built cars are much cop at racing, in fact, the more knackered and original they are the faster they go - with the right driver obviously.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:20 pm 
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Thanks Gents ,, your comments give me some idea on how to approach the J40 Owner who is reluctant to sell apparently :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:48 pm 
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A lad who works for me bought one for £600 thinking he'd got a bargain... ended up spending overr 2K getting it right... Parts are so expensive! He bought a steering wheel off eBay for £95!!!


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