1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

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1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Post by SiC » Thu May 21, 2020 8:36 am

Payment sent. V5 filled in. Worldofceri has loaded and left the sellers compound.

Expected ETA around 1pm.
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by richardthestag » Thu May 21, 2020 10:17 am

Oh Lord what you done now ?
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by chadders » Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am

My guess is something like a XJS.
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by Hooli » Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am

2Cv & you'll live in your man cave eating lentils?
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by SiC » Thu May 21, 2020 10:25 am

richardthestag wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:17 am
Oh Lord what you done now ?
Bought another money pit. 😆

Back story is that the trader took this in part-ex for a XJ8 he was selling. He got told the car I've bought was in excellent condition but pictures were from it been restored 7 years ago...
The car was collected sight unseen and he isn't too happy. Did say he was going to sue the last seller for difference in value.

Latest pictures show it detoriated a bit and it's sold as a restoration project. Bit of a crap shot as it doesn't look that bad and going by the other stock the trader is selling, I expect he was expecting a absolutely mint, concourse example.

I got it for not a too bad price as these things go and it was last MOT'd in 2018, expired (not failed) in Nov 2019 so hopefully not that bad! 😬
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by SiC » Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 am

chadders wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am
My guess is something like a XJS.
Unfortunately my budgets don't stretch that far.
Hooli wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am
2Cv & you'll live in your man cave eating lentils?
I really want to like the 2CV but just not able to! I'd much rather have a Renault 4 or something like that. Or what I've bought...
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by Hooli » Thu May 21, 2020 10:29 am

SiC wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 am
Hooli wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am
2Cv & you'll live in your man cave eating lentils?
I really want to like the 2CV but just not able to! I'd much rather have a Renault 4 or something like that. Or what I've bought...
I've never understood the love for the 2CV, they are just awful in every way. Just like almost any french car.
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by SiC » Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 am

Hooli wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:29 am
SiC wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 am
Hooli wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:24 am
2Cv & you'll live in your man cave eating lentils?
I really want to like the 2CV but just not able to! I'd much rather have a Renault 4 or something like that. Or what I've bought...
I've never understood the love for the 2CV, they are just awful in every way. Just like almost any french car.
I respect the engineering simplicity of them and their noble goal of a utility vehicle that is affordable. Which is why I want to like them. Just struggle to have any interest in wanting to own one.
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by Hooli » Thu May 21, 2020 10:34 am

SiC wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 am
Hooli wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:29 am
SiC wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 am


I really want to like the 2CV but just not able to! I'd much rather have a Renault 4 or something like that. Or what I've bought...
I've never understood the love for the 2CV, they are just awful in every way. Just like almost any french car.
I respect the engineering simplicity of them and their noble goal of a utility vehicle that is affordable. Which is why I want to like them. Just struggle to have any interest in wanting to own one.
I can see where you're coming from but the end result is about as like-able as those 'Africars' a few decades ago.
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Re: "New" Car Inbound

Post by mercrocker » Thu May 21, 2020 10:50 am

What is it, then? My money is on a Mars Miner. What else could take the place of the crab that got away?
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