At The Auctions

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Speaking from experience, the floor of that Moke looks like it could be hiding many, many horrors that I wouldn't even want to think about. :shock:

Whilst repairs like this can be done well & are nothing to worry about, they can hide a whole world of misery. Rich still have nightmares about welding my apparently solid Moke up that had patches like this.
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Pete wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:22 am This one has an early use of the cutaway front panel, May ‘64? Over a year gap before being registered in July ‘65 but I suspect 1071s weren’t easy to shift once the 1275 was announced? I’m gonna guess it’ll do £35k plus, just due to the bad repaint. I suspect it’s bound to be restored.
I've never seen that cutout differ from side to side? (or is it a mod to cool the offside front brake disc :lol: or was it a Friday afternoon car for the staff discount scheme?)
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I suspect back in the 80's when it was tided up it had one of these fitted to the right hand side

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just revisiting this 850 that sold for £19,500.

Wrong front panel, wrong front seats compared to the backs, no side rear cover plates (or holes for them) and even a gear gator that they never had. Modern tank and servo do nothing for originality. Other stuff to but I was stunned to see it reach that figure????

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... d=1&pid=61
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AndyPen wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:51 pm just revisiting this 850 that sold for £19,500.

Wrong front panel, wrong front seats compared to the backs, no side rear cover plates (or holes for them) and even a gear gator that they never had. Modern tank and servo do nothing for originality. Other stuff to but I was stunned to see it reach that figure????

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... d=1&pid=61
They'll probably sell the plate and make that back easily I would think.
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111Robin wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:56 pm
AndyPen wrote: Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:51 pm just revisiting this 850 that sold for £19,500.

Wrong front panel, wrong front seats compared to the backs, no side rear cover plates (or holes for them) and even a gear gator that they never had. Modern tank and servo do nothing for originality. Other stuff to but I was stunned to see it reach that figure????

https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... d=1&pid=61
They'll probably sell the plate and make that back easily I would think.
Sadly you are probably right, and what a shame. At least some mods are practical ones, even if, erm, unusual ;-)

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The panel fit and paint doesn’t look great either so I suspect the number plate will be coming off!
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Are unrestored Clubman Estates worth what is being expected for these? Both are fairly low mileage cars, but the bodies are full of rot, dents and dubious repairs.

1976 Auto, estimate £6,000-£8,000

https://www.brightwells.com/timed-sale/5242/lot/583427

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1978 Manual, estimate £3000-£4000

https://www.brightwells.com/timed-sale/5242/lot/583829

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Some results. The Metro seems cheap, the Cooper seems fair, the Countryman expensive and the Moke a bargain.

First up is a 1983 series 1 MG Metro. Looks to be in good original condition with 61,000 on the clock. Sold for £3250

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and second is this nicely restored mildly personalised 1967 Mk1 Cooper. Has the upside down door cards, but not much else to complain about. Even has correct 4 vent sills. Sold for £19,887

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This Mk1 Countryman looks cheap with an estimate of £4,000-£5,500. Looks tidy with original interior. Only two lady owners. Sold for £11,275

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Second is a cheap way into small wheel Moke ownership. a 1970 car from South Africa. Body looks a bit beaten up, looks like it has a couple of plastic school chairs in the back, but the guide is £4,000-£7,000. Ideal for those hot summer days we are having up north these days. Sold for £5,060

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Silverstone Auctions have some interesting lots in their next sale, including various celebrity connected cars including an ex Maurice Gibb Rolls and an ex Roger Daltrey VW Beetle Convertible.

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/the ... 2022-08-26


Highlights include this very basic works replica. I think it is more suited to being used on classic rallies and would not need much to get it ready.

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa0 ... n=1&pp=100

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Next is a Jordan Racing Team prepared FIA spec Mk1. Price seems fair for what it would cost to build one.

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa0 ... n=1&pp=100

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And finally something a bit different, the Rover P5 that took Margret Thatcher from the Conservative party headquarters to Buckingham Palace when she won the election in 1979.

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/sa0 ... n=2&pp=100

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If I could afford it, I'd take that P5 Grasstracking :lol: :lol:
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