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Maybe that was your car ?

Big AL
Yes. The number plate matches.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Sep 7, 2019 07:49AM
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Maybe that was your car ?

Big AL

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 Posted: Sep 7, 2019 07:48AM
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The lovely couple, Mr and Mrs Baguley receiving their prize.

Marcel - aka VA6CCD
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 Posted: Sep 7, 2019 06:11AM
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I have to admit I had to look it up https://www.crayfordconvertibleclub.com/heinz-57-prize-cars/the-heinz-57-story.html
as I had never heard of such a car. A very unique one I see,
cheers,
Abel

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Well put and thank you


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Yes, I still have the Heinz 57. If you recall, it's LLH815D, the car that Chuck bought in the latter 1/4 of the last century, did all the research then did nothing with until he sold it to me at the turn of this century. Chuck managed to contact all the previous owners, found the award announcement in a local newspaper and provided all provenience (V5, service records etc) for the car when I picked it up. We believe it is the only one that is so well documented. It was this car that got the Crayford Car Club started... it's kind of a big deal

No one knows what those cars are worth since an intact running example hasn't been up for auction. I expect nothing less than a similar quality MKI S would get, which appears to be something like $60K USD on BAT for the choice ones. There are days when I would take an offer like that for 815, or the '65 S, but most days not. Days when I have to move them out of the way to get at the Cortina are my weak days

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 Posted: Sep 5, 2019 02:46PM
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Sent you a message or two about the 44.

Ted

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If you happen to come across one while you are downsizing, I am still looking for a nippon seiki 3 clock / gauge / binnacle in MPH for my little car. 

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So Marcel, you still have the “ Heinz 57” ?

Just what kind of money would that fetch ? Ball park ??

And what # is it ???


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 Posted: Sep 3, 2019 10:29AM
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Funny, someone was asking about a classic mini junk yard. Some days I feel like my 5500 sq. ft. shop is just that. I have shells, engines, trannys and projects. Stacks of wheels and tires, sheet metal new and old. I have two more customer projects and a couple of personal projects. Leaning toward selling it all and finding a new hobby. No thanks on the eggs, but first crack at your car Doug, would be a treat. Steve (CTR)

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Originally Posted by oldminimover49
... you could take up collecting Ukrainian Easter Eggs,LOL

Pysanky?   Our house is overflowing with them.  My wife grew up doing the Polish version and years ago switched to the more complicated Ukrainian style.  Now we have baskets and cartons everywhere full of the things!  How many would you or Marcel like?

Doug L.
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Marcel, thanks for the full explanation, maybe after “ Cars” you could take up collecting Ukrainian Easter Eggs,LOL


Big AL

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 Posted: Sep 2, 2019 07:39PM
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I am also sorry to hear that you are thinning the heard.  However, I completely understand.  I am wondering how much longer I will own my Mini.  It seems like just yesterday when I picked it up as a project.  That was 20 years ago.  

Doug L.
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Big, it is so. I started playing cars in '74 and have never been without at least one Mini. A few years ago I took up running and motorsports has faded from my life. The last toy I drove was the Saab Sonett which I took apart 2 years ago to restore the chassis. None of the Minis has moved in four years, so there's really no point in owning them anymore. The Cortina last moved under its own power almost 20 years ago, and it still only has 5 miles on the restoration! Geez.

I recently sold the '68 tin wagon, so I have just the Minis three left, and the parts inventory is shrinking. I always said that when I stopped working I'd downsize the collection so I could liquidate the warehouse and extract $0.5 million from it. There's no point in delaying it, so I'll pick away at parts this year and prep a couple of cars for sale next year. Of course, the UK economy is in the tank and the US economy may follow, depending upon what the tangerine terror gets up to, so now may not be the time to sell unique cars. I won't have a fire sale, so if the economy isn't cooperating, I'll sit on the cars and building until things improve, then get a container to ship the cars back home to UK for auction.

Stay tuned...

Marcel - aka VA6CCD
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Marcel: Say it ain’t so. !!


BIG AL

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 Posted: Aug 23, 2019 03:29AM
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Dibs on the wheels.... Email some pics at jake.hornsby@gmail.com

 Posted: Aug 22, 2019 12:16PM
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Greetings Miniacs, forgive me, it's been like FOREVER since I visited here...

 

I'm downsizing my collection of cars and goodies in preparation for eventual sale of my warehouse where everything has been stored. I'm currently offering:


The custom built dyno stand will be available shorty, and next year the '65 Cooper S and possibly the Heinz Hornet will be available. For now I will keep the '69 Cooper that I rallied all through the '90's, the Cortina which still needs to be finished (!!!) and the Sonett, which is currently being restored. When I sell the warehouse there will be tough decisions on which car I keep (sniff!)

Stay tuned...

PS, keep your trolling to yourself, that's why I left here in the first place.

Marcel - aka VA6CCD
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