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Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:43 am
by BroadspeedGT
:lol:
mk1 wrote:
UHR850 wrote::o A lot of money for a :roll: badge.

Kees.
Better value than this!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DOWNTON-MINI ... Sw-qld2p1P

Cheers Mark

Chris

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:48 am
by Nick W
Is the one that sold a real one ?

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:02 pm
by mk1
Looking closely at the sold one, there are a couple of issues I have with it.

1) The strange bubbling to the front. I have never seen this on an original badge

2) Look at the uneven appearance of the edges of the letters. I reckon they have been etched away by something.

3) I don't like the colour of the metal it is very Copper coloured. Original badges should ranging from a Dark Yellowy straw colour through to a dark brown / black colour when very tarnished.

Overall, I'd bet my balls on the sold one being a modern repro that has been artificially aged using chemicals, heat or more likely both.

The other one I referred to above is without a shadow of a doubt 100% original & a cracking example too. I only hope that the new owner doesn't try & restore it.

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:41 pm
by Pandora
my guess is the one above has had very little done to it since it came out the etching tank.

When that was is anybody's guess.

Several of the Yimkin ones I made looked very similar straight out the bath, with that mottled effect in places.

Al

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:56 pm
by UHR850
I was also very unsure if this was the real thing.
Comparing this one with the two originals of
mine made the alarm bells ring.

Kees.

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:30 pm
by mk1
Now then!

This is what I call a nice looking Mini!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960-Austin- ... Swd0pd4U2E

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:47 pm
by jay weinstein
[quote="mk1"]Now then!

This is what I call a nice looking Mini!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960-Austin- ... Swd0pd4U2E[/quote

That really is a nice car. Reminds me of the red one you built into a race car years ago.

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:54 pm
by whistler
Shame they fitted a Morris Minor SU pump onto the bulkhead instead of a mini one under the rear subframe. Otherwise a nice car.

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:58 pm
by hugbilly
And a key start solenoid . . .

Re: WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:49 pm
by jay weinstein
Also looks like it's had a "hit" in the front end but it's 59 years old and shit

happens. Still a great car.