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Barn find

#1 Post by t2000 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:26 pm

Item no 121256398859 barn find 2000 or is it a 25s overall tidy car are they aging a laugh or what starting price £1500 looks to me a 2.5 s on a k plate tax dodge?

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Re: Barn find

#2 Post by JimB » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:33 pm

That's hilarious!!! :lol:

Total space cadet thinking its worth £1,500 in that condition...might be worth £150...

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Re: Barn find

#3 Post by TedTaylor » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:01 pm

t2000 wrote:Item no 121256398859 barn find 2000 or is it a 25s overall tidy car are they aging a laugh or what starting price £1500 looks to me a 2.5 s on a k plate tax dodge?
Yes - highly likely a tax exempt re-plate job as it has all the badging/appearance/specification of an 'S'. Someone could get their fingers burned and lose the registration of the car if DVLA pick up on it.

If it had been cleaned and was reasonably sound I would suggest £500 tops though a blow up of the one picture suggests wheel arches starting to get scabby plus other things. £1500 buys a complete tested running car needing further work - we must not undersell our cars or they will not be worth repairing and end up being scrapped off.

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Re: Barn find

#4 Post by JimB » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:31 am

I'd love to talk up the value of our cars, but putting a dodgy barn find up for £1,500 is rather, erm, "hopeful" at best :wink:

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#5 Post by TedTaylor » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:35 pm

JimB wrote:I'd love to talk up the value of our cars, but putting a dodgy barn find up for £1,500 is rather, erm, "hopeful" at best :wink:
erm ..... surely Jim you know me better than that ...... :lol: :)

The £1500 refereed to a good useable honest MOT car ...... not a dodgy overpriced 'barn find', or should it have been someones abandoned restoration/possible registration bodge ..... :shock:

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Re: Barn find

#6 Post by englishbull » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:10 pm

There are not many, if at all any £1500 MOT cars out there
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Re: Barn find

#7 Post by Dave B » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:05 pm

With the amount of corrosion that you can see on this car, all in difficult & expensive places to repair, plus all the corrosion that will be elsewhere that you can't see, then its identity crisis, is it an S trying to be a tax exempt Mk2, or a long time ago attempt to make an S from an early Mk2 ? Never thought I'd say this, but maybe its best bet is to go out in a blaze of glory as a banger racer :twisted:
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Re: Barn find

#8 Post by Charles H » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:06 pm

Says registered in 1977!!!! even has the late rubber inserts in the steering wheel! An S without doubt, late seats with headrests, late type seatbelts, S wheels, S grille and therefore the later light panel with the extra grille tabs, are the suspension shackles the later ones that drop further down? BUT early bumpers and not a colour that I think the S was produced in? Ice blue?
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Re: Barn find

#9 Post by Dave B » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:37 pm

Looks to be Ice Blue (116) as you say, Charles, and not a very common colour on the late Mk2's, but I do remember a director at work getting a brand new R regd 2500S in ice blue in 1977. There was also a N regd facelift PI in ice blue there as well. Very nice colour 8)
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Re: Barn find

#10 Post by Richard B » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:37 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121256398859#ht_294wt_958
This car is a barn find and is partially restored
It needs 2 parts of welding and a complete paint job
Its a solid car underneath
in boot along with many spare badges
Overall tidy car

Why are you all so negative? :D


Obviously its a '71 car thats been partialy restored using parts from a 1977 2.5S and then been left to rot for 20 years. Its a bargain! :wink:
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