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by Michael Richardson
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Footage of C-V8/caravan "speed trial"
Replies: 10
Views: 8875

Re: Footage of C-V8/caravan "speed trial"

That takes me back. Around this time the Caravan Club organised an annual caravan road rally. There were two classes,trade and private entrants. We were in the caravan trade and Sam Alper,who started Caravans International (CI)was keen to promote the Sprite brand. It was a big event,so much so that ...
by Michael Richardson
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: words fail me
Replies: 7
Views: 3612

Re: words fail me

Wow. Words fail me too Chris.As a long time Mini owner,I am amazed how much they make now. This 'beach ' car I have never heard of. The Moke,that is different,and I was lucky enough to have a quick spin in the Twinny moke while at BMC in Oxford. A lot of funny prices for 'funny' cars come out of the...
by Michael Richardson
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: The story of selling an FF by auction.....
Replies: 55
Views: 16355

Re: Cannonball is selling an FF

John. Thank you for this info. If we average out your 5 year results...£62000.( FF) It is fair to say that this is not a bad result,and confirmed by the sale yesterday. I think it is important to accept the fact that one must not be 'blinkered' by one particular/favoured marque. 24months ago I was i...
by Michael Richardson
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov
Replies: 21
Views: 8854

Re: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov

Steve. We can put thousands of things down to Brexit ! , but as far as classic cars are concerned,the problem is much more worldwide.The banks pay zilch on any funds you have,so forget them, one has to look at other ways to hopefully invest for the future. I believe the last two recessions in our ma...
by Michael Richardson
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov
Replies: 21
Views: 8854

Re: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov

Bidding on eBay to 'Dave' finished overnight. Last offer...£14030, so the plan to flip it for a quick profit has not yet worked out.
Think this particular car needs plenty of work judging by how long it has been laid up.
by Michael Richardson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov
Replies: 21
Views: 8854

Re: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov

Now,tell me (as a second hand car dealer for 50 years).. You buy INT III at mathewsons for all up £14781. A couple of days later,you put it out on the bay,possibly thinking you can double your money ?...Well,currently it is at £13300. Correct me if I am wrong,but if someone wants KEH 737 N,then they...
by Michael Richardson
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: eBay interceptor scam
Replies: 5
Views: 3399

Re: eBay interceptor scam

I totally agree with Keith. I remember E-Bay when it first arrived on the net,enabling you to find a buyer for bits and pieces,but it has grown into a site that anyone thinks he/she can sell anything all around the world.This is one of a fair few sites that,in my opinion encourage the clever crimina...
by Michael Richardson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: The story of selling an FF by auction.....
Replies: 55
Views: 16355

Re: Cannonball is selling an FF

Sorry C/B ,maybe I misread the bay ad ? But I remember you saying that the offer price was right on the money,and I agree with that. If we start going into six figures, .well good luck with that ,the whole market is down at the moment for anything other than top,top special cars,
by Michael Richardson
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: The story of selling an FF by auction.....
Replies: 55
Views: 16355

Re: Cannonball is selling an FF

See my post just below. Cannonball offered this beautiful FF on the Bay at 60K. ...It should have found a buyer,but obviously not Now it is up for auction later this month,estimate 73 - 80K.one assumes that the vendor wants to get back 60K or very close. IF it sells,to meet his baseline,then the new...
by Michael Richardson
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov
Replies: 21
Views: 8854

Re: Mk3 at Mathewsons auction 2nd Nov

I agree with DPP,and Peter..Who are these people that have entered the market selling classic cars ? Are they the same auction houses that ,ten years ago sold old bits of house furniture. ? Brightwells..n&m auctions..Charterhouse..Motorhog..Sherbourne..Mathewsons..etc..etc. What I do see that if...
by Michael Richardson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JAGUAR STYLE UPHOLSTERY FOR MY JENSEN ?
Replies: 19
Views: 10166

Re: JAGUAR STYLE UPHOLSTERY FOR MY JENSEN ?

Steven. Interesting pics you have put up. I assume that the Jag is/was a variant of the XJ6, the XJ12C. This was a two door FHC with V12. The roof was usually trimed in black vinyl. So someone has removed the steel roof and made the car into a DHC.. I am pretty impressed with that. The style of trim...
by Michael Richardson
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four post lift for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Four post lift for sale

This ramp is designed to be placed in front of the rolling road,so that after testing the brake performance,you can gently roll on to the lift...for that reason it is set below floor level,as the car moves to test the rear brakes. This,in my opinion is not practical for home us,where a floor standin...
by Michael Richardson
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Check your cars
Replies: 16
Views: 2704

Re: Check your cars

Coming from another direction....Is it possible to fit up the classic car with concealed equipment to follow its movements. My family firm has a number of trade vans. We know ,at any time where these vehicles are. How long the driver took for lunch,and what time he arrived,and returned after a 'days...
by Michael Richardson
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J-H in Brannigan (1975)?
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: J-H in Brannigan (1975)?

Duotone paintwork has always worked on a VW camper,but I am not so sure about the scheme on a wide-wheeled Morris 1000 !
by Michael Richardson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J-H in Brannigan (1975)?
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: J-H in Brannigan (1975)?

No doubt Nigel. Looks like a Mk 1,with tangerine,but back interior. Mk II had tan interior,and side stripe. so 73model. …..I had a Citroen -Maserati around about then. Very weird !.

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