Going under the hammer... today!

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Going under the hammer... today!

Postby palacebear » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:08 pm

www.brightwells.com

Cars for auction include Minor Million 1000318, a left-hand drive low-light saloon, a Series 2 cheesegrater convertible conversion (all for restoration) and a half decent looking Series 2 Traveller. A couple of Minor pedal cars too.

A load of other BMC/BL and other makes in the sale including some rarities like a J2 camper van with 'Paralanian' full-width caravan bodywork.

All from the Jaguar/Land Rover Collection. All offered with no reserve price.

Auction was this morning. Be interesting to see what sort of prices they made.
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby RobThomas » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:40 pm

Lowlight 83329, registration SEV962 is up for sale.
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby sid » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:14 pm

as i drove past the venue today,an Austin A35 came hurtling towards Bicester..a left hand driver! :o

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby 1000179 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:22 pm

I can't see any reference to a classic car auction today.. someone please help me with this torment . Would love to see the the million and its sale price.

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby 1000179 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:58 pm

Finally found the auction listings but no results as yet

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:34 pm

It sold for £7200 plus premium. And was pretty rough although complete.

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby BrianHawley » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:53 am

ManyMinors wrote:It sold for £7200 plus premium. And was pretty rough although complete.
Well they aren’t making any more of them.

Morris prices can only go up as they become rarer. And the Million is the rarest of the non-prototypes
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Image "Jodie". '67 Traveller, 1275, discs, suspension mods etc.

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:59 am

This might give a clue regarding the level of work required......
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby 67-2door » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:08 am

Eek, there's some metal missing from there. The fact it's a million makes it well worth doing though.


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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby palacebear » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:40 am

Given that, when new, Millions weren't treated as being very 'special', it's good that It's survived at all. Hopefully the new owner will have the time and money to invest in it to secure its future.

Don't suppose said new owner is a forum user....??
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby 1000179 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:32 pm

£8496 including fees & vat.. incredible

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby panky » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:07 pm

All sale prices have been added to the catalogue

https://www.brightwells.com/classic-mot ... 250&page=1
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby BrianHawley » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:48 pm

1000179 wrote:£8496 including fees & vat.. incredible
It’s a lot.

But if the car is rare enough and somebody wants it.....
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Image "Jodie". '67 Traveller, 1275, discs, suspension mods etc.

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:03 pm

palacebear wrote:http://www.brightwells.com

Cars for auction include a half decent looking Series 2 Traveller. Be interesting to see what sort of prices they made.
"Half decent" is optimistic. The catalogue description stated that "the all important woodwork looks reasonably sound"......

Somebody still paid £3200 plus premium for it.
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby palacebear » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:38 pm

Working off phone. Laptop dead (thank you Windows 10 updates! :evil: ) Only got the pre-catalogue thumbnails and a very small screen to view on. Didn't see the extent of the rot!
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:16 pm

I reckon perhaps some of the bidders were at home viewing pictures on their phones too :o

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:15 pm

The buyer of the Traveller has decided to try and move it on.......I see it is now for sale on ebay and the car and classic website where the woodwork (see photo above) is described as "sound and presentable" :o
Apparently it simply requires some tlc and will then be worth over £20,000! Please form an orderly queue.

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby palacebear » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:57 pm

I'll linger right at the back of that queue... queue-jumpers welcome! :lol:
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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:36 pm

I was always told that "you can't polish a t*rd" but it appears that you can :lol:
To be fair, once the seller had paid the auctioneers hammer price, their commission and VAT, then transported it home, seemingly got it running and then carried out said polishing and paintwork touching up.....he isn't going to get rich even if he does achieve his asking price. I don't think he knows much about Morris Minors or older cars in general, from his description.

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Re: Going under the hammer... today!

Postby palacebear » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 pm

I tend to agree. I get the impression it was either an impulsive or speculative purchase and the new owner may then of realised It's perhaps beyond his abilities and/or finances, in which case I would imagine he's somewhat disappointed
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