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one for the vintage vehicle fans   Rog

Old Petter engine coming along fine good clean off and top half stripdown and valves ground in,old carbon deposits cleqaned from cyclinder head and piston crown.all filters changed as

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Strange to say but the older Ford models are becoming quite collectible by enthusiasts. True classics like E Types and big Healeys have gone through the roof on prices. An E Type convertible can command around £150,000 and the coupes £100,000. There must be some money around. Have a look at the prices of cars on Sherwood Restoration’s in Southwell website. You’ll see my old Lotus but the mileage is understated by 2000.

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At a garage in Waltham on the Wolds in 1965 I was offered a Jaguar XK150s for £250. That was about 6 months wages and a quote for insurance was more than that... a lot more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I bought my first E Type in 1972 for £350 - kept it for a year then swapped it for a Buick Riviera. - If only !!!

It is still on the database CNT 925C - I wonder if the car survived ?

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I did have an F Type a few years ago. In three years and 12000 miles it went back to the dealership eight times with problems. It was going to be a keeper but I got rid as soon as the warranty expired. I was very disappointed.

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I quite fancy another Caterham 7. I built one from a kit about 25 years ago. My only problem is could I still get in and out of one? There are no doors. I sold my Lotus Elise because of access difficulties. Now my hip's done and I'm flexible again I might give one a try. Really, at my age, I should be past wanting to play with interesting cars!

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In 1970 i bought a 1963 Chev Impala  from an american car dealer in Leicester the registration number was 675 EUT can anyone find out if it is still around? It should be a classic by now only going up in value.

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I was talked into selling both my Rover P4,s and now regret not keeping one,I needed the lucre to rebuild my model T project, I will have another one when I can ,I never rated them until I rebuilt my first one , I think they are the best made classic car of the lot

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I had a P4 way back when but struggled to keep it running properly. The gearbox leaked but had the advantage that the passenger could top it up from inside the car as we drove along.

The overdrive never did work and I couldn't afford a Rover exhaust so I made one, I forget how many exhaust clamps I used but it was a lot!

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Doesn’t need T-Cut. That patina probably doubles its value.

 

Likely worth around five grand as-is in today’s market.

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Seriously doubt it Rob... look on CarandClassic site..

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