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Nice PI on eBay

#1 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:55 pm

Lovely 2 owner Valencia Blue PI on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/222062609689
Everyone's bidding, up to £2050 in 24 hr's. I Wonder how much he payed the dealer for it? Is there any way you can find what the CAT D damage was?
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#2 Post by sprint95m » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:08 pm

You are a better man than me if you had the patience to read that description!
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#3 Post by tony » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:11 pm

I see it has a tandem brake master cyl. Unusual in your part of the world?
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#4 Post by johnnydog » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:49 pm

Always makes me suspicious of the quality of work carried out when you see suspension strut top nuts and bonnet release cable covered in Valencia paint.
First observations.....sill trims on upside down (why??), rear badges on wrong way round, and that front nearside wing looks decidedly ripply to me...., one of the doors (can't remember which without going back into the ad) looks a dodgy at the bottom.
But then again, it looks well in the photos, is a 40+ year old car, but just going from photos, you pays yer money and takes yer chance! Probably seen more paint than Picasso's easel :lol:
Has to be seen in the flesh, IMHO.
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#5 Post by johnconradlee » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:01 pm

There's been some discussion about this one on Facebook. Looks like it's been converted from left hand drive. The clues are there if you look carefully. Has a LHD steering column (i.e ignition switch on the right, indicators and wipers reversed), caps covering holes where the wipers were, along with the export spec tandem brakes. On the plus side this probably means the drives side carpet is less worn...
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#6 Post by johnnydog » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:57 pm

You did well there John in spotting the wiper holes and the ignition barrel! Perhaps a pointer with Tony's post about the brake master cylinder, but a good spot nevertheless!
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#7 Post by johnconradlee » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:34 pm

Alan Chatterton spotted the ignition barrel which started the discussion on Facebook, so he wins the prize for that.
Apparently it's also got a LDLO commission number which is an even bigger clue.
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#8 Post by Dave B » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:12 am

johnnydog wrote:You did well there John in spotting the wiper holes and the ignition barrel! Perhaps a pointer with Tony's post about the brake master cylinder, but a good spot nevertheless!
John, didn't your LHD 2000/2500 whatever it was a good few years ago have a YNF**L registration? Just a thought...........
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#9 Post by johnnydog » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:46 am

I can't remember for the life of me what the full reg was now of that Saffron 2000, probably because I wasn't that enthusiastic about the car, to be honest, Dave. I can remember it was a Manchester reg YND with an L suffix, having been re registered when it was imported from Sweden but that's it. Can't see it being that car, but it should be easy to check if need be.
The chassis number bearing L prior to the DLO is, as said, confirmation that it stated out life as LHD; be interesting to know a bit more about its history.
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#10 Post by johnnydog » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:09 am

A VOSA check shows an MOT history back to when computerised records began in 2006, and in that time it has covered less than a 1000 miles; over the last several years almost the mileage to the MOT station and back again!
What is perhaps more concerning is that there was frequently a reference to corrosion around the seat belt anchorage mountings on the inner sills during numerous past tests; it then failed the MOT on this issue in September 2015. Obviously more than surface rust, and any repair relative to this needs checking before purchase IMHO. Maybe the reason why the sill trims have been off and replaced upside down. Usual associated issues as a result of standing, plus the compulsory Triumph oil leak :lol:
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1976 Mk2 2500S in Carmine Red

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