Model Boat Mayhem

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Title: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
Post by: BFSMP on March 18, 2017, 08:23:30 pm

description of this car is USED, lol.     http://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Austin-Healey-3000-MK2-Restoration-or-Parts-Vehicle-/391723451479?hash=item5b34898457:g:qhMAAOSwCU1YwFZG&vxp=mtr


Jim.
Title: Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
Post by: U-33 on March 18, 2017, 09:09:42 pm
Methinks that somebody is having a giraffe...
Title: Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
Post by: Plastic - RIP on March 19, 2017, 05:34:54 am
It's actually a bargain - it looks pretty complete mechanically so for 3k you get all the bits + a VIN plate.

All classic cars are like Trigger's Broom anyway and even a good looking project car will need 99% of the panels replacing or lots of panel repairs so this is actually more honest - you know where you stand from the start.

A good Healey 3000 can go for around 80,000
Title: Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 19, 2017, 06:55:40 am
 :o :o :o

Such bargains are readily avaialable here in Oz, at least in Queensland, they are called repairable write offs  O0  O0 by the insurance Companies who put them up for sale.   

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Title: Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
Post by: tigertiger on March 19, 2017, 07:12:56 am
It doesn't seem like a lot of money to me.
Even if you think of it as a just a pile of spares, that kind of money would not buy you a lot of spare major components from a scrap yard. The VIN plate in itself makes the pile of spares a vehicle.
When you consider the total cost of the project, USD4k is a small part. The kind of people who undertake these projects probably have at least that much invested in tools anyway.
Title: Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
Post by: mrzippy on March 19, 2017, 10:20:55 am
There's a red/black? mint 100/4 on Fleabay at the moment asking 98,000.

Paul
Title: Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
Post by: Danny on March 19, 2017, 10:21:38 am
Thank goodness its not the Mark 1 - they were prone to rust!   {-)