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nikbj68

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« on: April 06, 2009, 17:01:28 »
...Getting 'restored' into Cobras, but now, we have
   an Aceca Bristol that has lost it`s head and become an Ace! [:0]
   (Click on pics or above link)
   
   
   
   
   
                KERCHING!       [V]

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 21:25:54 »
Hi Nik
   
   No idea of values at all but does the asking price of £135k mean it's now worth a lot more than before ?
   
   Paul [:)]

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 21:32:29 »
I think as an Aceca in good nick, it would be £45k - £65k... £135k is pretty rich for a 'no story' Ace Bristol, but for this seems WAAAAY out to me.
   I`m only guessing these figures with no recent references...if I`m off the mark, someone please correct me!

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 21:45:19 »
Hopefully not new shades of 428s then ? Talking of which there's still no sign of any Sale Room activity for them yet especially compared to last year. Good sign or bad ?

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 01:33:00 »
quote:
Originally posted by nikbj68
   
I think as an Aceca in good nick, it would be £45k - £65k... £135k is pretty rich for a 'no story' Ace Bristol, but for this seems WAAAAY out to me.
   I`m only guessing these figures with no recent references...if I`m off the mark, someone please correct me!
   

   
   Nik
   
   Very interesting but Stupid!!  Another AC with a lost ID,
       "The Great Pretender" [V]
   
   Have been informed that there was a error in my text, Therefor all text removed as requested by Barry Howsley at ACOC
   National day 22-08-10.
   
   As I wasn't the instigator of this Thread I can only delete my own Text.
   
   Keith

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2009, 05:42:41 »
Why do the words "rear-ended" and "roll-over" come to mind?
   
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   BE772

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2009, 13:24:42 »
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Originally posted by tinnes
   
Why do the words "rear-ended" and "roll-over" come to mind?
   tom i
   BE772
   

   
   Do you know what...the cynic that I am, I hadn`t actually considered that there could have been such significant accident damage or similar to neccessitate such a re-modelling! [:I]
   Maybe there weren`t any salvageable bits left over!
   I presume the processes involved & costs of a total resto on an Aceca would be a fair amount higher than an Ace, what with more body, more seats, wooden dash etc.
   
   It would be nice to know some more of the history behind this Ace(ca); maybe we have been a little too quick to judge?
   
   ...Or maybe NOT! [;)]

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009, 13:06:13 »
"The Schizophrenic Ace"
   
   Would the REAL DMT 70 please stand up?
   Photos to accompany Keith`s previous post.
   
   So here we have AE 1172, quite happily being DMT 70 in 2000 at Chavenage:
   
   
   
   ...but by 2003, (Here at Kedlestone Hall) Our headless Aceca BE774 claims the monicker:
   
   
   
   ...whilst in another corner of the same field, celebrating the Ace`s 50th Anniversary, AE1172 is now YFH 54:
   
   
   
   And finally, just because it`s a great action shot, The AC formerly known as DMT 70 gets some exercise at Prescott Hill in 2008:
   
   

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 15:12:17 »
SORRY ALL TEXT REMOVED..... as requested by Barry Howsley
   22nd August 2010  .. .. [V] .. [V]
   
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 15:49:12 »
Excellent work, Inspector Bristols. [;)]

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 16:48:07 »
Not being familiar with vehicle registration in the UK, I have to ask; how did the # DMT 70 move from AE 1172 to BE774? Perhaps the answer is within the thread but I missed it.
   
   Doesn't a change to rack & pinion involve the removal of the portion of the chassis that contains the stamped VIN #? That is true on early Cobras.

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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 02:27:52 »
It`s possible to purchase an existing desireable registration, from around £50 - £Stoopid (go on, guess before you click the link.... you will be way off!), and then, for an £80 fee, to transfer registrations from vehicle to vehicle, (with various conditions, of course see here: The DVLA).

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 14:56:31 »
I had thought the credit crunch may have knocked down the price of registration numbers and thought about participating in the recent DVLA auction. The number D1 was up for sale and I though it might now be a low price and could be a nice present for Dee. However, it would appear there are a lot of people that have not had their credit crunched (yet). I very quickly changed my mind about the intended purchase and decided to buy Dee a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers......The number finally sold for more than £320,000.

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 15:22:27 »
quote:
Originally posted by cobham cobra...I very quickly changed my mind about the intended purchase and decided to buy Dee a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers......The number finally sold for more than £320,000.

   Tightwad!
   I hereby order you to make up for this by purchasing Lot 312:
   "DEE 2Y" (Guide price £400) at the DVLA`s June 3rd Auction.[;)]

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 15:29:52 »
No, no no !
   I have recently had to get the leaking fuel tank repaired on the MkIV so there is no money for things like number plates. Dee got an Easter egg instead..........chocolate always works right[:D]