Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

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Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby audi90 » Fri May 01, 2015 12:34 am

Looks like a 1967 onwards car mascarading as a 1955 car. Good possibility it's a stolen/ringed car.
Could be a stolen pride and joy of someone .check it out guys

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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby charlie_morris_minor » Fri May 01, 2015 5:58 am

even the seller identifies something is not right

http://www.gumtree.com/p/other-cars/mor ... 1113520017

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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby gtt1951 » Fri May 01, 2015 12:34 pm

A '55 car would have been a Split-Screen series II (see middle car in sig below).
One piece screens came in with the Series III (948cc engined) cars in October 1956.
My Trav is a September '56 and it is Split-Screen.
So, there can be no doubt that the blue one for sale is a "ringer".

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby POMMReg » Fri May 01, 2015 2:55 pm

Any pics of engine bay showing the vin plate?

If insurance discovered the boob, wouldn't be covered.
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby busguy » Fri May 01, 2015 4:19 pm

POMMReg wrote:Any pics of engine bay showing the vin plate?

If insurance discovered the boob, wouldn't be covered.
Looks like old style vin plate fitted.
1098cc engine also still has engine number plate fitted too..

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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby olderisbetter » Fri May 01, 2015 6:24 pm

Its a shame if the current owner has no knowledge of the history, I always HPI any car im looking at and try and do a bit of research, The fake adverts on autotrader are annoying but easy to spot as they normally have email contact only and a story about the owner being in another country. :roll:


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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby ManyMinors » Sat May 02, 2015 9:47 am

The trouble with HPI checks is that you're only checking the registration number really. The car itself might be a different car altogether :o

Many of the scams on Autotrader or ebay show pictures of a perfectly legitimate vehicle which interested parties then "HPI". The report shows no problems and people are often hoodwinked into sending money for the vehicle as a deposit or sometimes even the full amount! Later to find that the car, although legit was never for sale and that a scammer, probably in another country, has got their money..... Quite amazing how often this has happened.

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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat May 02, 2015 9:59 am

The ad has now been removed.....


Too many Minors so little time.....

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Re: Fake 1955 minor for sale gumtree Motherwell scotland

Postby bmcecosse » Fri May 08, 2015 11:45 pm

As in the other thread - I saw this car today in Glasgow at the lights at the Royal Infirmary. It's certainly not a 55 car... But neither is it modified in any way.
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