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MG ZR ZS ZT Technical - Gaydon auction rare heritage cars 4 sale

http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/wspd_cgi.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?screen=Catalogue&iSaleNo=10503#

They are selling off part of the hritage collction includinge th last MG Metro, Mk1 V8 discovery, Rover 400, Mgb gt and many more
metropolis

Old old news.....
Kelvin

Thanks Metropolis - the news might not be new news but I haven't seen the link to the Bonham's catalogue before. Indeed as a regular customer of Bonhams I had been searching for the auction details on there site for some time. Good to see they have finally got them up!

The real hoot is the 1961 Wolseley 1500 MkII Saloon - it's painted in XPower Grey! MGR obviously found gallons of the stuff in some warehouse on Longbridge because they couldn't sell it in the 60s. Some bright spark in Marketing decided to use in on the TF and con people into believing it is cool!

Final proof folks that grey is OK on something terminally boring! (no offense meant to Wolseley 1500 fans!)

Cheers

Patrick


Patrick Beet

Patrick

I thought it was a colour you would like - didn't one of your former employers use it quite a lot:-

Ted:-)
Ted Newman

Ted,

As I have said too many times before, grey is a great colour for a battleship to merge into the drab North Atlantic. Were I buying a new battleship, I would insist that they painted in grey - but a sport car....
Patrick Beet

LOL

Are you ex RN then Patrick?

Reminds me of a caption in EVO when they group tested an X-Power Grey TF - "Our photographer's nightmare, a car exactly the same colour as wet tarmac." - Made me laugh.

Wouldn't mind the V8 Disco actually, not that I've got any spare cash at the moment.

Diggers





Diggers

Quite a few cars amongst that lot I wouldn't mind.

But is it me or did you notice that they were nearly all ex BMC/BL/Rover Group cars - does the fact that Ford now own Gayden have any bearing on this?

Or am I being just a little too cynical?

Ted
Ted Newman

No Ted,
Ford are selling off our British motor heritage, lock stock and and almost all the barrels!!


Kelv
Kelvin

slight exaggeration I think. Judging by the photographs, many of the cars on sale appear to have been stored away from the main exhibition. Also not sure that selling off a cut up verion on the Marina, midget, Freelander etc or a full size model of a Metro rally car, or the last Rover 400 (Honda Concerto) Estate or a most of the others on sale has any signifant effect on our "Heritage".

If I was Ford I would have a laugh and keep the Xpower grey Wolesley to exhibit alongside one of the current MG saloons in the same colour!

And yes Diggers I served in the Grey Funnel Line!

Cheers

Patrick
Patrick Beet

The question is, who would want to buy a sectioned Marina, other than someone who aught to be sectioned?

Ralph
Ralph

>> The question is, who would want to buy a sectioned Marina, other than someone who aught to be sectioned? <<

Anyone posing such a question is unlikely to have the width of vision to understand the answer.......

If anyone here spots that Montego Turbo Display engine on offer anytime I for one would be very interested.
John McFeely

John

It would make a good talking point at the 'lights' providing you have a 'cut-away' bonnet to allow sight of the 'cut-away' cylinders with the 'half-pistons' going up and down!

Ted
Ted Newman

the cutaway Marina was sold for 550, which was above estimate.
David

'the cutaway Marina was sold for 550, which was above estimate.'

The purchaser, when asked, replied 'whee blobble sugar-lump fizz-bang' stood on his head and was then carried away by a group of men in white coats.
David Beckham

I have nothing against Marinas, per se (after all, my MGB has a Marina 1300GT engine in it). Its just that a sectioned Marina whouldn't be much use to anyone other than a museum, or for breaking for the 50% of parts that remain.
Ralph

Ralph >>>(after all, my MGB has a Marina 1300GT engine in it).
===no wonder it's so slow ;-)
- I know you meant 1800
David

Ted,

There's another bonus with a cutaway:

You'd only ever need half a tank of fuel ..... ;-)
John McFeely

how much did the last mg metro go for?
leon ruddick foster

4000 plus 15% buyers' commission
David

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