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Author Topic: OPTOMISTIC, or what?  (Read 810 times)

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Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 09:09:42 PM »

Methinks that somebody is having a giraffe...
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Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
« Reply #2 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
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Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
« Reply #3 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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Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 10:20:55 AM »

There's a red/black? mint 100/4 on Fleabay at the moment asking 98,000.

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Re: OPTOMISTIC, or what?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 10:21:38 AM »

Thank goodness its not the Mark 1 - they were prone to rust!   {-)   
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