970s for sale

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Nick W
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970s for sale

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https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... gn=website
Put this up here to discuss rather that the for sale section.

My observation is that's its not made 100% clear as to whether its been re,shelled ,only that its the correct age shell, or am I missing something :?
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It says 'matching shell and engine number' which to me would imply that it's the restored original.

Perhaps the norm now being re-shells, we have all become cynical?

It will be interesting to see what it bids too, and if it sells.

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Well maybe..but Its not that hard to state that a car retains it's original shell, as apposed to "a correct 970 shell".

It's called "car sales bullshit" :? :lol:
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The dates of manufacture, registration etc are all over the place Advert says 64, DVLA says 65 and french docs don't corroborate anything. Under wing not showing shock absorber mounts but underbonnet not showing hydro pipes. very strange.
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I see the link to the auction is in the for sale section
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I have a car that is a week earlier than this one. Never welded or messed with / one owner etc. That too has the 'mid changes' mixed set up such as door lights, stabilised speedo etc and yet, the older style sun visors and metal mirror.
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Nick W wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 1:02 pm https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/ ... gn=website
Put this up here to discuss rather that the for sale section.

My observation is that's its not made 100% clear as to whether its been re,shelled ,only that its the correct age shell, or am I missing something :?
To be fair it’s the last thing sellers usually want to talk about. It’s VERY rare for a seller to admit their £40k Cooper S has been reshelled because it’s the quickest way to put off a buyer. I speak from experience. 😆
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I wondered if it was a dual country car (two cars) as was still registered in UK, but I dont think it is - I had missed the log book and restoration photos on my phone.

Even if it was converted to dry, being a 970 this may of happened very early in its life, for competition or fast road use.
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Hi all

What photos do you need about my car. Why you write the body was changed?

Regards
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