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Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:38 pm
by Pymmie
130/316 had been discovered in Sidmouth , Devon.

I believe it will be auctioned next month.

It may have been in its garage for 25 years ...

John P

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:12 am
by DPP
Looks very good with some nice body lines and when do you get the chance to buy a MK3 FF.

Will require a bit of recommissioning but it would be great to see it back on the road again.

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:44 am
by cannonball
looks a very straight car,, buy it Dave, :wink:

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:17 pm
by Series3Jensen
A very interesting car that looks in remarkably unrestored order

I have some early information on this car
Originally registered ONB 880
Appeared in JOC Magazine 136 - November 1997
Was previously carrying Registration No 11 ALY
Assigned current Registration No MDP 474 K
Last Log Book issued 07.10.1983
Not taxed since 30.06.1989

Jim Smith
Mem No 1639
136/8791 RJF 17 - owned since September 1978

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:57 pm
by Pymmie
Have spoken the the auctioneers who are Potburys of Sidmouth.

Will pop in and have a look hopefully next week.

Looking at mid September sale.

If anyone wants me to look at anything in particular just ask.

Will be sold as is, comes with Jensen hub puller

John P

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:54 pm
by colin7673
There's a MK3 FF going nowhere, after a full restoration at Cropredy some years ago.
It drove into the a warehouse and hasn't moved since.

Having seen the car it is mint, as it's in an all air conditioning area.

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:00 pm
by johnw
colin7673 wrote:There's a MK3 FF going nowhere, after a full restoration at Cropredy some years ago.
It drove into the a warehouse and hasn't moved since.

Having seen the car it is mint, as it's in an all air conditioning area.
Colin, are you referring to this car or to another Mk3 FF?

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:53 pm
by colin7673
This one.

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:36 pm
by Peter Rothery
But 316 has a beige interior....??????

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:54 pm
by Pymmie
Peter Rothery wrote:But 316 has a beige interior....??????
Colins picture isn’t 316 but another FF3 restored @ Cropredy

Regards

John P

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:30 pm
by jvcarrier
Front corner of the hatch looks very odd on the above?

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:54 am
by colin7673
jvcarrier wrote:Front corner of the hatch looks very odd on the above?
In what way?

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:04 am
by Helen
Having consulted Ulric Woodhams oracle, this car has been in Devon since September 1983 and the purchaser still owned the car in 1990 so you are probably right John - it has been in a garage for 25 years or so.

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:20 am
by Pymmie
Helen wrote:Having consulted Ulric Woodhams oracle, this car has been in Devon since September 1983 and the purchaser still owned the car in 1990 so you are probably right John - it has been in a garage for 25 years or so.
Thanks for info Helen.

The owner is still very much alive but elderly. Lots of people remember seeing it driving around East Devon.

Potburys will forward some more photos later this week.

John P

Re: Rare FF Mk3 going to auction

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:11 pm
by jvcarrier
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On the light blue one in the picture above (not the one just found) the gap does not look even round the front corner.