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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:57 pm 
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I assume that this car will be well known?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-COOPER- ... 3070571740


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:22 pm 
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swifty wrote:
One hell of a lot of car salvage repairers have entered into the classic car world due to the salvage car market hittting rock bottom.. ken


I am not sure about that Ken, I agree many good salvage dealers have moved away from salvage, but it’s more to do with consolidation many yards have been taken over by the big boys, the insurers are happy to deal with maybe three or four company’s in the UK. Keeps things simple for them.

I still buy the odd bit of salvage mainly for personal use or to put on as courtesy cars. The prices at auction are pretty high, with many cars going to Eastern Europe, I don’t see many bargains at salvage auction. I got one last year but that was just because it was plus vat. Puts non vat registered buyers off.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:25 pm 
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Pete wrote:
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Longman very NEARLY won :lol: :lol: :lol:


The Cooper S only managed it once, and that was a crossflow 970 with little competion in it's class. Longman's runner up spot in the Metro in 1982 was some achievement but evidently I'm in a minority with my junk appreciation!

*waiving a white flag*

:lol:


I would have a good one in a flash, they will be worth having just a 1275gt is now.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:01 pm 
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Tupers wrote:
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The cars they competed against - the quicker Fiestas, 205's, Renault 5GT etc have already rocketed and left these whimpering pups far behind. The MG was alrightish but the Turbo was a dog.

One that was perfect and low mileage for buttons? It seems everyone knows the value of everything now! I wouldn't give it house room but.......



I remember when we used to break 10” wheeled 1275GT’s because they were only good for discs and an engine. They seem to have turned around quite nicely.


Only because they got old and tatty. BL sold loads and they were rightly popular. I suppose you could make a Metro turbo reliable after a fashion but really, they weren't very good. Ours needed the gearbox main bearing replacing at @15'000 miles as the plastic cage broke up, luckily before it damaged the CWP. We fitted a new pre A Plus brass caged bearing to finally fix it. It was a B plate pre facelift Turbo in Cinnabar red over black, not a bad looking thing in its defence. Especially once the wings were replaced under warranty. :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:03 pm 
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goff wrote:
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Pete wrote:

As for MG Metros being junk, John Cooper thought they were a good car, Longman also, in fact he very nearly won the British Saloon Car Championship in in 1982 with Steve Soper in 3rd in another Metro. Not bad for junk! One just sold for about £8K with more mileage on it than the one I was offered! As for mechanical failures, I've had two 1275 Ss in the past that both had new engines under warranty!

Each to their own but the point I was trying to make is that my generation and younger grew up with 1275GTs. MG Metros and other hot hatches which are their affordable classic car, and if you find that £500 low miler time warp Turbo please give me first refusal!! :lol:


The cars they competed against - the quicker Fiestas, 205's, Renault 5GT etc have already rocketed and left these whimpering pups far behind. The MG was alrightish but the Turbo was a dog.

One that was perfect and low mileage for buttons? It seems everyone knows the value of everything now! I wouldn't give it house room but.......


"The MG was alrightish but the turbo was dog" , was it a Greyhound or dachshund :lol: :lol: :lol: and
Longman very NEARLY won :lol: :lol: :lol:


Poodle. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm 
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Costafortune Wrote

"Poodle"

This one complete with rosettes or the ones at a Rover Dealership waiting for a Victim :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:52 pm 
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The Dulles binnacle original?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:59 pm 
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AndyPen wrote:
I assume that this car will be well known?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-COOPER- ... 3070571740


that's the same one i put up a few posts back. I'm pretty sure it was at Blyton a year or two ago...so I expect some people know about it.


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:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :o https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-MINI ... SwAa5aiF-o

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:34 pm 
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UHR850 wrote:
Considering the price that a genuine Mk1 binnacle goes for these days on eBay, that doesn't look so bad :o https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222783556596


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