Lowlight saloon on ebay

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Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby philipkearney » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:03 pm

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3512742100

I see this one has now turned up on eBay.

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Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby ManyMinors » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:15 pm

Had it been for sale before somewhere else? It looks pretty crispy - although fairly complete. Another optimist with a high reserve?
He also has 3 travellers listed for sale and they look even worse :(

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Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby palacebear » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:02 pm

The seller was canvassing opinions regarding its potential value on a Facebook group last week.
1956 4-door called Max

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Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby philipkearney » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:57 pm

It looks fairly complete and original but a bit crispy.

There were a range of values suggested for it, ranging from "whatever someone will pay for it" to the optimistic " ask £5000 for it" interested to watch and see what it makes.

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Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby Ian46 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:53 pm

The Lowlight caught my eye too, however if it looks this tired on top you can only imagine what it is like underneath. :(
Busy collecting parts for my '52 MM Convertible and 1949 Saloon restorations. :o

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Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby sparesman » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:49 pm

Does not show on DVLA Vehicle check so no value to number. Original Oxford number as well from late 49 early 50. I had OWL on a Oct 49 Tourer several years back.
1952 MM 2dr saloon in Thames Blue UNO212
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344

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Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:43 am

The highest bid on ebay was £1600 but the reserve wasn't met. Seemingly it did find a new home because it is now for sale on ebay again in Derby (was Shropshire before I think?) at a 99p start and no reserve......
MUCH better pictures show further rust but a fairly complete car. Seller claims it to be a 1948 but the registration number is later.....
Did anyone ask for the chassis number?
The new owner has obviously realised that the restoration is too big a job for him. At least he hadn't taken it all to bits first.......
Hopefully somebody will buy it this time and make a proper job restoring it :)

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Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

Postby philipkearney » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:27 pm

This new set of photos is certainly more revealing than the previous ones. Definitely looks like a big job, but it seems straight and importantly, not messed around with. Hopefully someone will take it on and bring it back to life. Would be a shame to see it broken for spares.


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