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 Post subject: New member.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:00 pm 
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Hi,

I'm new to the site so hello . I'm in Nth Lincolnshire and looking to buy a Sprint , Had an 1850 when I was 18 (30 odd years ago !) Now what's best to buy ? I have seen quite a few (e bay, auction ) selling for around 5k and they all need plenty of welding doing . I would like a car that I can drive now not in a years time so what sort of money is a drive away car and also has anyone got one to sell ? Any advice is appreciated .

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Chris


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 Post subject: Re: New member.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:02 pm 
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Welcome to the Forum, Chris. Sprints vary enormously in value but a starting point for a decent, but not exceptional, car has got to be over £6K, all the way up to £20K for the very best. Keep looking in our Sales & Wants section, we have had some very good cars on here recently. Also check ebay and other websites, good cars do occasionally come on to the market. Be prepared to travel though, these cars are rare to the point that the chances of one coming up for sale in your street are going to be slim! Take your time though, the right car will be available eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: New member.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:10 pm 
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Thanks for that info, I was looking at the one on e bay now but given the distance to go look and the amount of work it requires I think it's a step too far for me . One will become available soon am sure .


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 Post subject: Re: New member.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:33 pm 
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Would you consider an automatic Sprint? A very good one will be hitting the market shortly...


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 Post subject: Re: New member.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:49 pm 
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Yes , please keep me posted :)


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 Post subject: Re: New member.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:11 pm 
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A quick update , I was looking at a couple that are currently on e bay both look good cars then would you believe a car has turned up 4 miles from our village ! Going to look next weekend when the owner returns from away . W plate (BROWN !!) fingers crossed it all works out . On a side note these cars on e bay change hands quickly !! and some people will bid on anything . Just my thoughts .

Chris.


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