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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:23 pm 
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Badge is going to Wiltshire, so I guess it’s going home.

Hopefully it’s going on a nice car......


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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:03 pm 
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roymck wrote:
Am I missing something here , is there that many Downton cars that have lost there badges and are in need of them ?


I’d say quite a lot! They were busy as hell for a good ten years. I can totally understand why someone with a car with Downton history would spend good money on a genuine badge. On the other hand I can’t for the life of me understand anyone blowing that kind of cash on one that hasn’t. Having said that some people just collect rare stuff I suppose. Each to their own but genuine rare stuff rarely comes cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:18 pm 
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roymck wrote:
Am I missing something here , is there that many Downton cars that have lost there badges and are in need of them ?


Probably the same amount as Cooper S minis that have lost there Speedos.

MS


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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:47 am 
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Many, if not most Downton Cars never received a Downton badge in the 60's. Racers would rarely bother to fit a badge like that & the majority of the road going conversions would rather go "Q" than advertise the fact they had been tweeked.

I have been a huge Downton fan for many, many years, I helped organise the first Downton reunion back in 2006 & was instrumental in the first "Come Home To Downton" in 2008, I am lucky to have met many of the original players & got to know some of them quite well. But for me, the idea of a small brass badge being "worth" £500 is simply ridiculous. Great for the sellers, but still ridiculous.

We all know that most of the badges sold nowadays if fitted at all are NOT fitted to Downton tuned cars, they are just screwed onto "no expenses spared" restoration projects to try & imbue this cheque book resto with a bit of extra kudos.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:20 am 
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mk1 wrote:
Many, if not most Downton Cars never received a Downton badge in the 60's. Racers would rarely bother to fit a badge like that & the majority of the road going conversions would rather go "Q" than advertise the fact they had been tweeked.


I was never sure if a badge was a 'standard' part of their off the shelf conversions.

My van has a 'No.5 Tuning conversion' engine originally fitted to an ADO16. My memory is that the spec. sheet for a kit like that didn't include a badge, but I never knew if one was included as standard.

Al


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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:06 am 
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Barry H, told me that they did go out with most of the larger kits. Not with bits & bobs though.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:11 pm 
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:lol: My two never fitted badges have
still the grease en the smell from the
garage in Downton. It must be because
I found them at the Beaulieu Auto Jumble.
So extra pounds for that kind of patina.

:D Kees.

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Downton Sport40 replica Classic Mini 04-2000. Still FOR SALE !
Mini 1000 Super de Luxe Mk3 1974 for Downtoning it.
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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:26 pm 
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Minisprinter wrote:

Probably the same amount as Cooper S minis that have lost there Speedos.

MS


:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:46 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
Barry H, told me that they did go out with most of the larger kits. Not with bits & bobs though.


Do you have an bill of sale with an badge on it ?

Kees.

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 Post subject: Re: Downton badges sold
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No, never seen one.

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