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

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:00 pm
by wantafaster1
And if you wanted to go rallying you'd still need to build an engine and box again.

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

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:07 pm
by nick@dunsdale
and.rs1800 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:58 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-Austin- ... Sw0I9fgejJ
Looks like a nice early GT

23k that did well :o



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

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:22 pm
by wantafaster1
nick@dunsdale wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:07 pm
and.rs1800 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:58 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-Austin- ... Sw0I9fgejJ
Looks like a nice early GT

23k that did well :o



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Like I tried to tell everyone, find another with the same paper trail............

If it was an S everyone would have been raving about it.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:09 am
by nick@dunsdale
wantafaster1 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:22 pm
nick@dunsdale wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:07 pm
and.rs1800 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:58 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-Austin- ... Sw0I9fgejJ
Looks like a nice early GT

23k that did well :o



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Like I tried to tell everyone, find another with the same paper trail............

If it was an S everyone would have been raving about it.

It would be interesting to see what the a similar detail correct car would do without any provenance

Provenance is similar to selling a business with goodwill

It doesnt enhance the actual item being sold i.e. it doesnt make it any better than a detail perfect car that has been a barn find with no real history.

But i suppose people love to be able to prove it is a genuine article

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

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:37 am
by 66Traveller
I think the real point is that early GTs are rare and the pendulum of fashion has swung back in their favour...

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

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:47 am
by miniminor
These were £10k cars not that long ago. When we bought our Mk1 in 2012 I looked at a similar '71 GT that was totally mint at that price.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:33 pm
by UHR850
:roll: Times are changing so a good restoration will pay of at the end.

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:56 pm
by Southwest

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

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:02 pm
by Andrew1967
Southwest wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:56 pm
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274537883160
:shock:
The guy that reconditions my pumps says always beware of very old NOS pumps as there's always a chance that they will leak due to ageing of the seal.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:29 am
by Old English White
Yes, it's hard to see what advantage a new/old stock one has over a properly reconditioned one at (maybe?) a third of that price. I have several secondhand cast iron pumps in my garage which could be reconditioned and are worth not a lot if anyone wants a project.....