At The Auctions

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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aga2
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Also on Cambridge Miniworks Facebook page dated 4th April 2020 if links not working..not sure why link is so long,

https://www.facebook.com/cambridgeminiw ... GDpndcWh7A

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Costafortune
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So some guy from Cambs says he has it in 2020, and someone else selling it on Ebay says he's had it from new, been in the same garage since 1965 in Hertfordshire even though it was registered in Oxfordshire.

Righto then.
FCV.66
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An attractive and very sound-looking car; I would love to own it. BUT...24,000 miles? OK the car is 57 years old but unless it has been exposed to the elements for a great deal of that time, why would the paint have suffered as badly as it has? The steering wheel looks well used and why would the carpets have been replaced? I would love to study the MOT certificates which are referred to; I wouldn't mind betting there is a big chunk of early ones missing. The engine has been rebuilt, hmm, fair enough. I think a bid of £40,000 is very good.
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Exminiman
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Great car, would love t own it, think saw it a Goodwood carpark in 2019 and admired it.

Doesn't seem to be with original owner anymore and I think its a bit difficult to price, hence it seems to be rattling around the dealers as they think its maybe worth more than it is.

As almost a museum piece, if history is correct.... it would be terrible to restore it and lose the patina, so what do you do with it, put it in storage ?

Between £30K and £40K seems more realistic - if more, who is the market ?
Old English White
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Is it as original as claimed though?? I'm pretty sure that the front panel (at least) has been replaced with a later one and the body number held on with screws :?
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Exminiman
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Suppose, if it was not a “one owner car” its a just an unrestored £20K -£25K car…….is t it ?
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Description says " engine upgraded 1973 / 74 ". In reality the engine number reads 38G 464- RS- 65886. That seems to be a factory replacement on my list of " 1275cc Introduced in 1970." The engine number on CCA auction listing is 35532. ( Presume that is the suffix of the original engine taken from the V5 ). All very misleading. Car is plainly not what it first seems.
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111Robin
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Andrew1967 wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:04 am The 65 S is on ebay ... £57k ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203748320449 ... SwbCxhtP7a
So clearly the person selling it isn't the original owner, he has just cribbed from presumably a communication from the actual original owner, so is basically misleading everyone in this respect. I know it's all too easy to be cynical but why would someone do this other than to gain financially ?. Interesting too see if anyone contacts the seller to see what the real story is.
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Peter Laidler
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There's a saying in the US that goes '......buy the rifle and not the story....' or '...hey..., I'm buyin' the gun and not the bullshine...'
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