This is pretty incredible dude. Exciting times. I am amazed the sprintex rover has gone, is the car it was in going too?
I too am making big plans for the next project or two, and a space to do it all in 😍
Sadly so dude, made crazy money though, and the new owner is shoehorning it into a 100e, which I'm all for The car it was destined for (Manta GTE) is still here, but will be going up for sale (as a complete rolling shell) soon.
Would like to hear your plans man; got time for a cuppa before go-time?
Any tips for selling and shipping large parts? For example I have some wheels, tyres, exhaust back section and a gearbox to shift that just make my garage a nightmare.
For most stuff I use the Parcel2Go app. - it does all the hard work for you. For big things (wheels, engines/gearboxes on pallets) I use www.carpartcouriers.co.uk/ - I've had no issues whatsoever with either. There are various other options I have, but I'm obviously not gonna suggest them, and there's a reason I've settled on these.
Being willing to send stuff literally anywhere has really helped me out with a lot of this stuff. I only use couriers that collect the parcels from me, and the act of wrapping stuff up a sticking a label on it is the same if it's going to Southampton or South Africa. So far I've sent 3 massive boxes to Australia, 2 to Pakistan, various to the US, one to Canada, and a set of 18" wheels with tyres on to a tiny Portuguese island (as well as loads to the UK & Europe, but that's too easy). My experience is being helpful / flexible leads to more sales & maximising value.
That's pretty cool, I had no idea that such a mk2 escort even existed.
I've seen 2 other Mk2's, and a handful of Mk1's, mostly not that well done, and it would be more or less impossible to build one now (what with BIVA's / modified monocoques, etc). I've got big plans for mine, hopefully next year...
Sorry I haven't replied to everyone individually, but thank you for the kind comments. Also, thanks to those of you that know what it is for not spilling the beans - some amusing guesses The thread title isn't about old hotrods or limousines.
By way of an update.. The car is at the port in NY, and I paid the shippers today, so it will be on a boat soon and here in 3 weeks or so. I can't wait! Unfortunately the only space at TAB it'll currently fit in is blocked by my W124 which is in a zillion pieces at the moment, so I'd better crack on!
This lockdown must have generated the turf out mode of all retro/classic owners. I have been having a good clear out so that in the new year I can get stuck in to my classic. 1982 Datsun Bluebird 1.8GL Auto sedan. Will probably get a few probs along the way, so look out for me searching for either advice, or parts. Or both. The picture is of how it was when it was my daily drive. Not looking so good nowadays stuck in the garage for 18 years.
Those lyrics just remind me of 'Sega RIP' by DJ Yoda/Scroobius Pip......It was all a dream, i used to read GamesMaster magazine
Pretty inspiring stuff though, i did a half hearted clear out last year but mainly my spare wheels and bumpers etc, sold a lot and made money on it all (i'd collected it over 10 years or so...) but never did get to the point where i moved some cars on. However had Covid/lockdown had any impact on me I think i would have......alas i have been at work every day without fail since the whole thing started (give or take the week i took off after working mid Feb to end of August without a day off!!!). Probably just need to bite the bullet and shuffle some old hulks on and clear space, and alsp strip the spares a car i promised to do by Easter.....2017 ooopsss
Anyone want a broken Octavia mk1, Rusty SportKa or Peugeot 406/Seat Toledo V5 maybe....
'inspiring'. Things I don't recall being called before. But thanks
2 more weekends until the car is set to arrive. W124 is still blocking its spot at TAB and is still in a lot of pieces, although some good progress made this weekend. Rear subframe should be back from the powdercoaters this week, and I've got a big box of Lemförder goodies from Germany ready to put it back together, along with the Silver Project adjustable camber & toe arms. Annoyingly I'll have to take it apart again at some point cos I've bought a set of Commonwealth Motoring bottom arms, which are arriving in the boot of the car from the US.
This week has also seen the RX7 pretty much fully stripped - another big box on its way to Pakistan, one to New Zealand, one to Wales, and a few to less glamorous locations. The engine conversion (13B rotary) is now on eBay, and I'll list the rolling shell on a few FB groups this week.
Next jobs are to put my / ex-EmDeeAlfa 155 up for sale, and list my Audi for breaking. Busy busy.. If you're interested in any of this, PM me