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PostPosted:Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:33 pm 
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For sale is my Dolomite 1500 Auto in Brooklands Green. It was first registered on 1 June 1980 (41 years old so now qualifies for historic vehicle MOT and tax exemption).

I am planning on moving house between December -March and have other plans for the new garage, so will need to part with it before then. I have owned it for around 3 1/2 years and I am ashamed to say that I have never done anything with it or ever really used it. My vehicle focus has been more on my more modern (but almost retro) daily and my motorbikes.

It has been garaged the whole time and has accompanied me on 1 house move already.

From memory it has approximately 61,500 miles on it and that number won't be going up (it is currently SORN and the last MOT has expired).

When I purchased it back in early 2018(ish) it was running and driving just fine and I popped up to my local garage and back in it but that’s it. I gave it a nice clean and a polish and put it away in the garage. I didn't get it out again until I moved house (in mid 2018). It started and drove up on/off the trailer and straight into the garage again. After that it hasn't been started and has just been sitting in the garage. Needless to say, it currently won't start as the battery is dead and it will likely need an oil change and some fresh fuel (so would need to be trailered).

I have taken a few (not great quality) pictures in my garage tonight and have included some older photos from around the time I purchased it. When I have an opportunity I will try and get some better pictures up.

In terms of asking price, I'm not particularly sure what it is worth (I know that is not very helpful, apologies) and am open to reasonable offers.

I am not generally available in the day time but if you drop me a message here or an email to jgjking@outlook.com with any questions.

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PostPosted:Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:54 pm 
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Well, congratulations on owning what is probably today one of, if not THE rarest Dolomite model in existence. Howmanyleft.com gives just 3 non-HL 1500 autos taxed and 4 more on SORN of which this is presumably one.

Unfortunately for you, the extreme rarity doesn't translate into a higher valuation. Hard to say from pictures of a stated non runner, but it appears fairly tidy, I think you'd be looking at £1500-2000 as it is, possibly up to £1000 more running and with a fresh MOT. I know it's now MOT exempt as well as VED exempt but its amazing how much that literally worthless piece of paper translates to in sale value! A conservative estimate possibly, but at this distance........

I'd be inclined to spend a few quid getting it roadworthy and MOT'd. It'll fetch a more sensible return!

HTH, Steve

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PostPosted:Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:33 am 
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Thanks for the reply Steve!

I had seen the howmanyleft.com page before; I never knew if it was really accurate but it certainly seems like these ones are few and far between.

If I wasn't buying a house at the moment then I would also probably be inclined to spend a bit for it to pay off later down the line. But I think in my current circumstances, letting it go now is probably the best choice.

The guesstimate based on the photos is useful thanks! I've added a few more since getting it out of the garage. From the other places I have had it advertised I've been getting offers of around £1,000-£1,100ish so far; but also quite a lot of promises to turn up and view that never materialise!

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PostPosted:Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:11 pm 
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I think that car belonged to me at one point in its history

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