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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:52 am 
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I have some Lloyd loom dining chairs if it helps.....

The listing suggested 14 lhd 1 rhd making the rhd one I hesitate to say more valuable ??


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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:55 pm 
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I wonder if its been bought by a posh hotel? I don't think the price is just about rarity, or history, I suspect there's something more to it maybe connected to business.


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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:01 pm 
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I can just see it being a courtesy car at a VERY swanky hotel or even on a private estate & for folks like that 1/4 of a million is sandwich money.

Fiat Jollies have commanded massive prices for years & this is undoubtedly the Mini equivalent.

I am not at all surprised that it went for a very high figure, I am however very surprised just how high it did go.

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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
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Pete wrote:
I wonder if its been bought by a posh hotel? I don't think the price is just about rarity, or history, I suspect there's something more to it maybe connected to business.


The new Trump Hotel on Alcatraz Island?


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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
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The new Trump Hotel on Alcatraz Island?

Oh if only!

Make the world a safer place :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:19 pm 
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I wouldn’t be seen dead in that beach car. I think it is dreadful. I ask myself would my wife son or daughters go out for a spin with me in this awful looking Mini and I think the answer would be No. Look again at the prices original air filter boxes are making for HS2 carbs and again ask yourself who are buying these at £500? I must need to get out more :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
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Pete wrote:
I wonder if its been bought by a posh hotel? I don't think the price is just about rarity, or history, I suspect there's something more to it maybe connected to business.


Pete, even if I had won the Euro Millions jackpot last week that beach car would not have interested me. Who remembers anyone owning one of those? I think most people relate to cars from their past. That is why I love late sixties and early seventies cars because these were the modern cars I desired when I started driving in 1971 :D

Alan


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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:46 am 
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I wouldn’t be seen dead in that beach car. I think it is dreadful. I ask myself would my wife son or daughters go out for a spin with me in this awful looking Mini and I think the answer would be No. Look again at the prices original air filter boxes are making for HS2 carbs and again ask yourself who are buying these at £500? I must need to get out more :lol: :lol:

Alan


So we can now presume you weren't the winning bidder. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
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I can completely see what Alan is saying, but I have to be honest and say that if I had a pad on the riviera, I could see me using a Mini beach car to get from my helicopter to my luxury Yacht. If the Moke was in being serviced.

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 Post subject: Re: 1962 Beach Car
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I can completely see what Alan is saying, but I have to be honest and say that if I had a pad on the riviera, I could see me using a Mini beach car to get from my helicopter to my luxury Yacht. If the Moke was in being serviced.

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We were wandering round San Tropez harbour a few years back and parked up in front of all the yachts were some very tasty supercars, other than one very cool fella that had a Moke.

My kids headed straight to the Moke, ignoring the Ascari next to it.

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