Thoughts on ebay car.

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Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby hanvyj » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:40 pm

£2000 is a bit of a stretch of my budget, I was just wondering what people though of it:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/morris-minor- ... 500wt_1156

Seems like the only worries are panel alignment and smokey engine... How easy would it be to fit the panels do you recon?

Not so sure about it - but its really close so it might be worth a look.

Thanks!

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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby chickenjohn » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:43 pm

Ask for some pictures of the underside! The top looks quite nice except the gap between door and front wing closes at the bottom- could just be panel fitment, and the bottom of the wing needs to be moved forwards, or could be more serious.

Ask them if they would sell the car with 12 months MOT.
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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby MarkyB » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:41 pm

If it's close you need to take a look, not rely on what the seller says.
"all welding done" sounds great, but to what standard, MOT or concours?

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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:57 pm

No harm looking - but as above, don't even consider it with that short MOT. It needs a NEW MOT.. The cracked rear wing suggests fiberglass. Not a good sign..... And smoky engine is what it is - it will need a rebore etc, so budget £4/500 for that. I wouldn't go much beyond the current £1300 bid for the car - and then ONLY with NEW MOT.....
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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby Lee. » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:22 pm

Its been on ebay for a few days, i would ve thought someone would ve put a bid in by now if it was worth it. IMO.

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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby hanvyj » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:34 am

Thanks for your advice everyone.

The guy said he didn't want to put it through the MOT, so I think I might steer clear. Might go see a car irmscher is selling soon though... How hard is it to replace fibreglass wings, are steel ones hard to get hold of/expensive? edit: and are the new steel wings any good? They don't seem to expensive ~£70 each

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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby MarkyB » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:46 pm

If it's not far away go and have a look and offer him a grand for it, as long as it's OK.
With that attitude he's unlikely to sell it.
What have you got to lose?

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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby faversham999 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:18 pm

so was it thrown together for the Wedding.


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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby d_harris » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:38 pm

The fact he doesn't want to MOT it has to be indicitive of something as a full ticket would boost the value significantly. It does look fairly tidy but the panel allignment sends alarm bells ringing - of course without seeing the car its impossible to really say whats going on, it might be a really good car.....


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Re: Thoughts on ebay car.

Postby MarkyB » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:50 pm

You may both be right, but we are all just speculating,
Until someone actually looks at the car and evaluates it for what is is, without listening to how the owner sees it, we are all in the dark.

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