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Phase 1 for sale (not mine)


 

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1224456



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"The price for this car is based on others that have sold for a similar amount and have considered the time saved in stripping the car down and the amount of parts that come with the car"

How much extra time would one need to puzzle the car back together if that person did not take it apart and has no before pictures?

Seems quite a steep price for it.



-- Edited by Erik V on Monday 11th of May 2020 08:48:51 PM

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I took mine apart and still can't remember where everything goes. Every now and then, I go into a box and pull out a part and think, wtf? Where did that come from?

And have you seen the price of a pair of tail lights??

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Apart from the price tag...

It's a very brave man that will buy a dismantled Peerless when no drawings or parts list exist, and some components are almost irreplacable.

Or it's someone that we already know, from our small and very exclusive band of warriors.

Stand by for some questions, Nigel.

 

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Is it just me or am I not seeing any holes where the front sidelight wiring should come through?

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Yes, and its a non-overdrive box shown, the chassis is missing its front rail, and should a Phase 1 have recessed headlights?

Easy to pick, I'm sure these are all do-able, and the body does look sound.

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mikerf wrote:

And have you seen the price of a pair of tail lights??


 708 pounds at Holdens cry



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Erik V wrote:
mikerf wrote:

And have you seen the price of a pair of tail lights??


 708 pounds at Holdens cry


 And not even available disbelief



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Apart from the price tag...

It's a very brave man that will buy a dismantled Peerless when no drawings or parts list exist, and some components are almost irreplacable......aaaar is that where I went wrong then....three times!

 



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the headlamp area is semi correct, Ph1's did have a slightly recessed headlamp, just far enough in to take the outer rim that clamps the glass into the bucket and then the PH1 rim fits over BUT this "mod" shown here I feel could have been made by the factory

as I have had at least one car with exactly the same style/type of finish. 

I think they realised that their headlamp rim was firstly, bloody expensive for what little detail change there was compared with a standard Lucas rim and secondly, they must have had some irate owners calling to say they fall off after five minutes!

By adding the flange to the outer face you can fit standard Lucas rims and be "rim proud" for ever......



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Can't see it clearly in the pics but if it should have std Lucas rims, is the edge on top of the wing still there then?

Or is that rounded off to match the shape of the Lucas rim?

Also it looks like some alternative rear lights have been mounted some time, by the looks of the cut holes?



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the crest of the wing is so slight it doesn't really show that much with a standard rim fitted (shouldn't really say that as I'm trying to sell ph1 rimsdoh) and I've seen bodies cut like this around the rear lights before



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Now sold, apparently.

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Price was reduced to 7500 pound when i looked last Wednesday.

If it sold for that price....



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Well, I'm all for prices rising.

They've been undervalued for far too long and given the pedigree, racing history etc. deserve to be more realistically priced.

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I'm all for prices rising.

What I don't get is how someone can spend seven grand on a dream when the reality is a other ten grand away, even if you do all the hard graft yourself.

Try to sell a running one, and it's a different story, which is why they seldom change hands.  You can buy a decent running MGB for seven grand.

If this results in another fresh face in the register that would be wonderful, but I don't think the number of "on the road" cars has moved much in the last twenty years.

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Still cheap at 7 grand in comparison to, say, a rusted out Ford Escort Mk1. I know which one I'd rather have.

And don't get me started on Bond Bugs!

I don't think any home restorer expects to get back anything like they spend on a restoration. I certainly don't. I've probably spent more than 10k already (don't tell the Mrs) and still got paint, interior and lots more besides to do and that's all before the purchase price. If I sold it as it stands, I'd be delighted to get 7k.

I've lost count of the number of classics I've seen advertised with 10, 20 or 30k restorations going for under 5 figure sums. Unless it's high end vehicles, don't expect to make money.

I know Gary Stretton is rebuilding one on behalf of a customer. I wonder how much that is coming in at. That's not a pop at anyone that gets a professional job done but, I think, it shows that there are people around that value our cars quite highly.

Best of luck to the new owner if he or she turns up here. I hope they get as much valuable support as I've received.

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