WVK 722H

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WVK 722H

Postby RichardBarnes » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:14 am

Hi there,
I have seen this for sale, an eye watering price. Does look stunning, however. Is it known to anyone in the club?
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Re: WVK 722H

Postby Myrtles Man » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:41 am

Quite apart from the 'ambitious' price, this ad contains a pet hate of mine I'm afraid, viz:-

concourse
/ˈkɒŋkɔːs/
noun
noun: concourse; plural noun: concourses
1.
a large open area inside or in front of a public building.
"a station concourse"
Similar:
entrance; foyer; lobby; hall; piazza; plaza
2.
formal
a crowd or assembly of people.
"a vast concourse of onlookers"


Concours d'Elegance (Concours d'élégance)

Concours d'Elegance is a term of French origin that means a "competition of elegance" and refers to an event where prestigious vehicles are displayed and judged. It dates back to 17th-century France, where aristocrats paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during summer weekends and holidays."

But, on reflection, I suppose that "concourse Morris Traveller" could merely mean that it spends all its time on display in the above-mentioned "large open area inside or in front of a public building". :roll:

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby Owlsman » Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:36 pm

Phew, what a relief...............I thought it was just me :D

This is one of my pet hates too and I have to say, along with many other grammatical errors, that are all too frequently seen in adverts and forums......even classic car magazines! Last month's 'Practical Classics' referred to uprating Marina breaks. Deary me!

There's one regular Fleabay advertiser based in Hampshire. Obviously skilled restorers, as all their vehicles are immaculately presented but their standard 'about us' blurb just makes me cringe! It could easily form the basis of a GCSE English examination question, intended for students to spot and correct as many grammatical errors as possible :roll:

I really need a lie down in a dark room now, :D :D

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby Myrtles Man » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:01 pm

We need a modern-day Wat Tyler to lead the Pedants' Revolt! :lol:

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:26 pm

Hi,
Go on then, give us a laugh, tell us what they are demanding for this one?
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:35 pm

No need, I've just spotted it (the garage doors in the background are very distinctive): £29,995. :o :o :o
A song comes to mind...... Dreeeeam, dream, dream, dream.................. :lol: :lol:
I'll leave it at that and not into a rant about greedy investors and speculators (my pet hate) this time......
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby philipkearney » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:12 pm

The car is well known and is one of the best out there. The list of concours prizes the car has won shows that, but the price is ambitious to say the least and I know the dealer paid significantly less for the car than the asking price they have now. That's probably why they have had it for sale for quite a long time now !

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby RichardBarnes » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:56 am

Thanks Phillip, these Travellers are so rare in Australia, but the price is too high, even with the Aussie dollar a bit stronger against the pound. I hope when we can travel again I will return to the UK to find a Traveller to bring back...
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Re: WVK 722H

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:12 pm

these Travellers are so rare in Australia
Hi Richard,
Did they not sell very well over there when new then?
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:13 pm

I know the dealer paid significantly less for the car than the asking price they have now. That's probably why they have had it for sale for quite a long time now !
Point made.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby RichardBarnes » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:14 pm

They were never marketed in Australia. Not sure why, we did get saloons, vans, pickups. They all tend to be early models as the Minor was replaced by the Morris Major around 1962. Looks similar to the Riley of that time
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Re: WVK 722H

Postby philthehill » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:11 am

Termites! :roll:


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Re: WVK 722H

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:54 am

They were never marketed in Australia. Not sure why, we did get saloons, vans, pickups. They all tend to be early models as the Minor was replaced by the Morris Major around 1962. Looks similar to the Riley of that time
BMC / BL missing a trick there then, what a surprise........ :roll:
Wonder why the replaced the Minor with the Major, poor sales?
Out of curiosity do you have a picture of a Morris Major that you could post up?

Termites! :roll:
:lol:
I hope they don't specialise in Travellers for Richard's sake.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: WVK 722H

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:17 am

Nice looking car.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby don58van » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:07 pm

The Minor assembly lines were changed to Morris 1100 manufacture about 1962.

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:30 pm

The Minor assembly lines were changed to Morris 1100 manufacture about 1962.
Ahhhhh, so no room for the humble Minor, shame.....
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: WVK 722H

Postby Timdiver1966 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:48 pm

jagnut66 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:30 pm
The Minor assembly lines were changed to Morris 1100 manufacture about 1962.
Ahhhhh, so no room for the humble Minor, shame.....
And I thought that £17,995 for a Traveller restored ten years ago and advertised in Practical Classics was ambitious!


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