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 Post subject: Bah!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:04 am 
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This is going to get scrapped for the interior, wings and gearbox I fear:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolo ... 3140548487

And this will be a another f###king sprint reshell if the price doesn't get more sensible damn soon:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-1500 ... 3046334520

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 Post subject: Re: Bah!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:25 am 
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Best buy them to ‘save’ them then!

But don’t do what I did, buy more projects than you can cope with and watch them sit and rot...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:45 am 
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Already there Alun :-(

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 Post subject: Re: Bah!
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I had a little moral dilemma last night, to buy all the bits individually I need to get my 1850 back on the road is going cost me an arm and a leg, and there was an 1850, hardly a panel not holed with a decent (ish) interior going cheap...

Edit: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolo ... Swu05bRNDM

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Don't be fooled by the photographs Raf, that car is RAF; as in 'Rough as f**k'!

I've known the car for many years and the PO kept it going as a daily driver for long as he reasonably could. I was offered it FOC a while ago, but had no room: I would have broken it based on my knowledge from last having seen it before it was parked up on grass for several years. The current owner bought it about a month ago for £80


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:lol: Then I shan't feel guilty for having bad thoughts about that one and stripping it for the parts! Was chatting with a mate and looking at the project 1850 earlier today for a sanity check and we decided that as I can't make the 1850 any worse than the shed it is, that I should be thinking more about getting it moving than what it looks like or it's originality.

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Well, I helped nudge the 1500 into four figures ;-)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:03 pm 
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And still a surprisingly low price all considered.

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But don’t do what I did, buy more projects than you can cope with and watch them sit and rot...
And that's why I've stopped collecting cars, unless I know I can get them drivable or break it within a a few months I won't buy.

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and now its a spitfire............land version :lol:

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Dolomite 1300,1977(tax free 1-1-1977),`R`reg in carmine red,bog standard including rust :shock: last time on road 6-2005


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 Post subject: Re: Bah!
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Ebay redirect you to something vaguely similar if you follow the link to a completed listing now, most annoying. Search for completed listings instead.

I'm biding my time for a Vermillion 1500HL in the condition of that FWD to turn up, then I'll be having that conversation with Mrs Weevil again. 'Till then I shall resist!

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I was given a second chance offer on the FWD at £975, looks as if the 'winning' bidder was the now common ebay arsehole.

Vermillion Tin'? Will Flamenco do?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192600072680?ul_noapp=true


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I was given a second chance offer on the FWD at £975, looks as if the 'winning' bidder was the now common ebay arsehole.

Vermillion Tin'? Will Flamenco do?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192600072680?ul_noapp=true
Looks more like carmine to me Alun :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bah!
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You could be right, looked unusually bright for Carmine on my monitor, but then I'm used to seeing that colour with a matt finish! :woohoo:


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You could be right, looked unusually bright for Carmine on my monitor, but then I'm used to seeing that colour with a matt finish! :woohoo:
:lol: :lol:

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