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Re: YOU DIDNT BUY IT, OH NO, YOUR KIDDING, SURELY, REALLY ??, WTF, WHAT YOU GONNA DO WITH IT

Post by CHR15E » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:21 pm

Charles827si wrote:Congratulations. Though I'm sure somebody would have bought it all the same as a project. Just a matter of time.
Based on how many of these have been unsold in the past I doubt it.

Can only be about 10 left now?
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Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:49 pm

xpuffin wrote:Nice one Matt
You really are as bad as me ar'nt you :D
I'm wondering how many dogs he's got Jez! :wink: :lol:
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Post by BlueRover » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:20 pm

Excellent. Worth spending on these now despite many people saying otherwise..... see my sig...
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Post by midnite » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:35 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
xpuffin wrote:Nice one Matt
You really are as bad as me ar'nt you :D
I'm wondering how many dogs he's got Jez! :wink: :lol:
yes jez, between the 2 of us we own more 800s than half the club i reckon, also dave i had two dogs, but i had one put to sleep on saturday, so a bit of a downer the day before i picked up the tickford.
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Post by Richard Moss » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:58 pm

Good luck with the project. I'd love one of these
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Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:59 pm

Matt - PM sent!
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Post by Charles827si » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:38 pm

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Charles827si wrote:Congratulations. Though I'm sure somebody would have bought it all the same as a project. Just a matter of time.
Based on how many of these have been unsold in the past I doubt it.

Can only be about 10 left now?
Maybe I'm being wishfully thinking about these cars. I'm sure people who know 800's are aware of how collectable 820 Tickfords are, but perhaps the same people don't see them as valuable enough to buy as projects with the possibility of them being a nice future investment. The problem is though many enthusiasts don't take the plunge and pay what the cars are actually worth, and thus there is not much hope that any of the 800 models will increase in value; more will become scraped by those assuming the car is worthless.

In Europe, 800's are worth nearly 50% more because the mentality and loyalty to the Rover marque is greater then in the UK.
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Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:58 am

Another related problem the Tickfords face Charles is the 25/45 "boy racer brigade" who buy them as cheap sources of a 2.0 turbo engine and box with no regard to the models history, development or important place in the history of the 800 range or indeed the history of the "B" series engine from way back when and its development throughout the decades from Austin, Morris, BMC, BLMC, BL, Austin-Rover etc.
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Post by CHR15E » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:57 am

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CHR15E wrote:
Charles827si wrote:Congratulations. Though I'm sure somebody would have bought it all the same as a project. Just a matter of time.
Based on how many of these have been unsold in the past I doubt it.

Can only be about 10 left now?
Maybe I'm being wishfully thinking about these cars. I'm sure people who know 800's are aware of how collectable 820 Tickfords are, but perhaps the same people don't see them as valuable enough to buy as projects with the possibility of them being a nice future investment. The problem is though many enthusiasts don't take the plunge and pay what the cars are actually worth, and thus there is not much hope that any of the 800 models will increase in value; more will become scraped by those assuming the car is worthless.

In Europe, 800's are worth nearly 50% more because the mentality and loyalty to the Rover marque is greater then in the UK.
I can't really explain why it is, only going on past exprience. For whatever reason nearly every (not all) Tickford I've seen sell has really struggled to find a home.

Perhaps lots of factors?
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Post by scoobyh123 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:37 am

Maybe "fear of the unknown"? People are scared to buy and/or restore a Tickford as they percieve it to be hard to get parts for and think nobody knows anything about it.
Someone like Matt is ideally placed to buy and restore one, he knows the cars (with the possible exception of the finer points of the Tickford/820 Turbo) and what he doesn't know he can almost certainly find out on here. He also has the enthusiasm to do it as well so i'm looking forward to his project thread on it! :wink: :D
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Post by midnite » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:51 pm

yeah, i love them, but gonna be a while till a project thread on here, i got me house to finish, me mums new house to do first and then tart up her old one to sell, and my 827 gonna get some more bits soon, so the tickford will have to wait, might have to sell my vitesse, as i can't do them all.
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Post by scoobyh123 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:29 pm

I'd be surprised if you sold any Matt, time is a great tool for getting round to doing things though! :wink: :D
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Post by Charles827si » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:05 am

Just found this front bumper beam which the ebay seller (Ade) states is for 820 Turbo and enhancement pack. Thought it would be useful if your in need.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rover-800-820 ... SwPTlTzN7M
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Post by BlueRover » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:48 pm

I got a good condition used one a couple of years back after I had a little accident in my car.
The original one just crumbled away. Luckily that prevented the crash cans from getting bent.
The one in the ebay picture is a rear one as the front one is a lot more substantial and has brackets for the headlamps.

Here's a comparison of old v new.

http://s980.photobucket.com/user/eoslen ... t=3&page=1
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Post by scoobyh123 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:16 pm

BlueRover wrote:I got a good condition used one a couple of years back after I had a little accident in my car.
The original one just crumbled away. Luckily that prevented the crash cans from getting bent.
The one in the ebay picture is a rear one as the front one is a lot more substantial and has brackets for the headlamps.

Here's a comparison of old v new.

http://s980.photobucket.com/user/eoslen ... t=3&page=1
Crikey! You could have just swept that crash bar up! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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