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Postby UpNorth » 05 Jun 2007, 08:29

Quite a few weekends work I reckon!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/vauxhaulL-chevett ... dZViewItem
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby Harry Flatters » 05 Jun 2007, 13:54

Nice...

Not a bad basis for a restoration though...

Always makes me laugh when people say 'When did you last see one of these for sale?' Well... on eBay quite recently actually... and the DSN...
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Postby Doive » 05 Jun 2007, 14:08

Blimey, that's needing a bit of work. I do like the way all the bits are carefully un-labelled and chucked into a couple of big boxes, that's not going to be a nightmare to sort out at all. It's another candidate for the 'not a single wheel alike' award - looks like an 'L' steel wheel, mk3 Astra steel wheel, early mk3 Cavalier SRi alloy and proper HS alloy.

I'm sure it will be a good basis for restoration for someone with the space and knowledge to do it.
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Postby Shellysowner » 05 Jun 2007, 14:27

Oh I dunno - I don't think it looks too bad. If you're going to baremetal it anyway then it wouldn't make much difference. I am wondering whats going on with the right hand corner of the cowl panel in this pic though:

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Postby Harry Flatters » 05 Jun 2007, 16:38

:lol: Missed that one. Looks as though the whole scuttle panel is loose. I also like what looks like a wad of newspaper in the heater aperture, held in by a large brick!

if it doesnt sell as a job lot would you be interested in splitting? need head, cams and gearbox only


Hmmm... wonder why.... Fair play though, he turned the guy down.

Sadly it'll probably go to someone who only wants those bits...
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 Jun 2007, 22:16

it's a rusted POS that needs scrapping. there's no way you'd be safe in that thing if it crashed, it's only worth the log book and engine, oh yea and rear turrets if they aint rusty :)
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Postby Shellysowner » 06 Jun 2007, 07:31

Herbie_Flowers wrote:it's a rusted POS that needs scrapping. there's no way you'd be safe in that thing if it crashed, it's only worth the log book and engine, oh yea and rear turrets if they aint rusty :)


Seems thats a minority opinion you've got yourself there Mr Flowers - £1800 already!
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Postby Doive » 06 Jun 2007, 08:57

I agree with Nick in so much as it's a rusty PoS. However, any rusty PoS can be repaired with enough time and dedication...
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Postby Harry Flatters » 06 Jun 2007, 13:32

I suspect Mr Flowers was being deliberately controversial...

I'm not sure I'd agree it's a rusty POS, for a change it does look as if it's what he says - surface rust only. Having said that, I'd like to see those sills and door bottoms a bit better...
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Postby Gordo » 06 Jun 2007, 14:12

Harry Flatters wrote:I suspect Mr Flowers was being deliberately controversial...

I'm not sure I'd agree it's a rusty POS, for a change it does look as if it's what he says - surface rust only. Having said that, I'd like to see those sills and door bottoms a bit better...


Some of that "surface rust" looks to be pretty deep. However, as I didn't win Lotto, it doesn't really matter anyway.
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Postby HSR 1T » 06 Jun 2007, 16:20

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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 06 Jun 2007, 21:36

Harry Flatters wrote:I suspect Mr Flowers was being deliberately controversial...

i wasn't being controversial Mr Flatters it was my humble opinion. there's a reason only those photos made it to ebay as others would have shown how bad it really was, like the lack of photo of the drivers footwell yet there was one for the passengers side for instance.
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Postby UpNorth » 07 Jun 2007, 19:35

HSR 1T wrote:Auction ended


Good god - if it was up to £1800 what's someone paid for it??? I think I'll have a rummage in the garden to see if I can find a knackered HS I've forgotten about :lol:

This can only help the value of Chevettes :D :D
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 07 Jun 2007, 19:51

UpNorth wrote:This can only help the value of Chevettes :D :D


Do we really want the prices of Chevettes/Kadetts to rise to Escort Mk2 Level? I love them for their looks,character,mechanical simplicity and most of all...cheapness. It would be a disaster if a 1.3 goes to 1000 for condition 3 and 2500 for a almost useless HS
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 07 Jun 2007, 21:17

Did he end the auction because he slammed a door and it turned to red dust?
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Postby marcevo1 » 07 Jun 2007, 22:15

2 offers over £2k...

looking at recent price of parts - head, gearbox, carbs etc i imagine it was worth £1.5k?

bit too much of a project IMO

who lets a car get surface rust on it as well?

i went for a chevette because of the escort prices - wont be long till they are up there as well... good if you've got loads of dosh but will kill the true enthusiast :-( especially with the lack of spares issue with the hs hsr stuff
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Postby HSR 1T » 15 Jun 2007, 11:44

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Postby Doive » 15 Jun 2007, 13:22

I see he has trailed it into daylight this time. Loads of surface rust, I reckon blasting that will end up with a lace tablecloth for a front end. Bit of a shame the whole car isn't going together, although I can understand selling the engine separately if it has been rebuilt. If it sold for a few hundred quid, I'd probably be willing to take that on.

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Postby marcevo1 » 15 Jun 2007, 14:58

car has moved south...

i enquired about the engine but cant be bothered bartering over a box of bits
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Postby jonny » 15 Jun 2007, 22:38

hi harry if you still got my phone number can you phone me all the best jonny from devizes
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Postby UpNorth » 16 Jun 2007, 08:07

I believe it is possible to split an auction into too many parts. I mean, a rebuilt engine....with no sump or head!!! Thanks a friggin' bunch - what happens if you win the engine but some swine outbids you on the head? I know that even the stripped but rebuilt motor will go for a pretty penny but it all seems a bit of a shame scattering the car to the four winds.

My view, rightly or wrongly, of an HS without its booming engine & 'box is that it's little more than a hatch but with the right logbook.
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Postby Doive » 16 Jun 2007, 11:42

What Mark says makes a lot of sense. Once the engine and box are sold, you are left with a hatch with the right words on the V5, but virtually unsaleable because it has no engine or box. I think the whole car would make a fair amount, possibly not as much as the sum of it's parts but still a reasonable sum, and it would mean the whole car remaining together.
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