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#51 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 21:02

Or you could try this one:

http://www.bonhams.c...p;iSaleNo=17261

My disclaimer involves me being a retained Bonhams' consultant, so of course don't believe a darned word I say about them (situation normal?). :cool:

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#52 f1steveuk

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 17:56

There is so much there I want/need, but a wallet that doesn't allow it! Lot 126 puzzles me, 301mph at Daytona!!??

Apart from seeing so much I'd like to own, but can't, it's just so pleasing to see that, up until the sale, this stuff was owned, looked after and kept, mainly in original "nick", by people who obviously knew what they had. Also makes you wonder what else is sitting in houses and garages up and down the country!!

#53 Pullman99

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 18:53

There is so much there I want/need, but a wallet that doesn't allow it! Lot 126 puzzles me, 301mph at Daytona!!??


Hi Steve, :wave:

Yes, indeed; and if you visit Daytona USA, they'll tell you it did 330 mph on the beach! :confused:

Nice photo albums though.


#54 f1steveuk

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 14:10

Hi Steve, :wave:

Yes, indeed; and if you visit Daytona USA, they'll tell you it did 330 mph on the beach! :confused:

Nice photo albums though.


Ian, 330? I don't even think that would have been peak speed would it?

Yes those photographic albums, quite special, and so is the estimate! :eek:

#55 RTH

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 18:18

Mercedes CLK GTRs to go under the hammer from a collector slimming down the collection.

http://www.pistonhea...p?storyId=20715

#56 condor

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 20:40

Just a query really :)

Someone mentioned to me at the Revival last weekend that they got in ( to the Revival) by buying the Bonhams catalogue for IIRC £25 which then gave them, in effect, cheaper entry than the official price - it was also suggested that this ruse works at other places. Is this a known loophole?
Can anyone confirm this?



#57 arttidesco

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 23:16

See Mecum have the 1961 Production B Gulf Corvette coming under the hammer looks like an interesting piece of history.

#58 Allan Lupton

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:24

This "Benz" seems to be a Chinese copy of a copy.
The weasel he say "it is patterned after the series sanctioned by Daimler-Benz and built by John Bentley" - "patterned after" forsooth! What sort of language is that and more to the point how is that object worth $60,000-$80,000 US?

#59 Cargo

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 14:35

This barn find looks wonderful to me,,, :love: wish I had the money to bid ... but way out of my league

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Will be auctioned by Bonhams end of this month.


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#60 hipperson

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 19:35

H&H Duxford last Wednesday

http://www.classic-a...d-1341.aspx?p=1

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 19:57

H&H Duxford last Wednesday

http://www.classic-a...d-1341.aspx?p=1


Amazing what people will spend their money on, innit? £21K for a Sprog-Eyed Frite with an Imp engine... :confused:

Edited by h4887, 20 April 2013 - 19:58.


#62 hipperson

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 20:19

The XJ220 struggled to £108,000 and did not sell

#63 Gary C

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 20:43

well, this thing didn't sell.............

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#64 elansprint72

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 20:08

Evocation. :rolleyes:

In the pursuit of money is there no word which a motor-trader will not miss-use?

#65 Gary C

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 20:31

'Evocation.'
Yes, RTH & I both laughed at that.

#66 Cargo

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:01

Sold for £109,000! :eek: :eek: :eek: That's the kind of price I thought it would get AFTER restoration! The estimate before the auction was £20k=£25k, and I seriously thought about travelling up and making a bid as the estimated price was (marginally) what I could afford.


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http://www.bonhams.c...ot/...s=5&r1=10

Will have to re-think things ... :confused: £109,000 really is a great deal of money for a wreck..

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#67 Graham Gauld

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:48

...and yet, the plate will be used on a Skoda.

There's something ironic about that.



Knowing that TNF people like quirky stories. S1 was the very first Edinburgh car registration. It was taken up by an Edinburgh car dealership and used on their demonstrator. Some time later Edinburgh Corporation approached the dealer and politely asked if they could have the registration number to put on to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh's official car. The dealer refused and so the Corporation created their own number S0 ( Zero) which was technically illegal as you were not supposed to have a single digit zero but as far as I am aware it is still used on the Lord Provosts car. Ironically the same thing happened in Glasgow and they had G0 because G1 had also been taken up by a dealer and at one time the number was used by Sir Hugh Fraser who was owner of Harrods - and the dealership.

#68 Alan Cox

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 14:53

Seems you need a pretty hefty amount of spare cash floating around these days just to be able to afford a child's car...
http://www.goodingco...hilds-car/#tab1