Thinking of selling up chaps

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Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Ross S » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:35 pm

Hi folks,
I am hoping to get a bit of a talking to here.
I am considering selling my Hurricane and moving away from old cars for a while. She is a lovely car she really is but I just have nowhere safe to keep ger over night and the car park I use just gets worse and worse :(

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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Defender110 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:38 pm

Unfortunately it makes sense if you don't have anywhere safe to keep it. Ideally cars of this age should now be in covered storage to help preserve them as long as possible.
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:49 pm

Have to agree..

There now old and a little fragile and need to be loved.
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Ross S » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:58 pm

She is loved, I just have no storage. I thought it would be OK but I don’t think I can live with the situation.

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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:17 pm

Ok sorry, pampered! And being used in all weathers and left outside does degrade cars. I pay more than I should on storage but don’t want my cars outside.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by rutter123 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:34 pm

Could you not rent a garage locally?
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 am

I just contacted my local council and have done just that, its £10 a week so not cheap but I was amazed how quickly it was sorted (within 5 days)
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Defender110 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 am
I just contacted my local council and have done just that, its £10 a week so not cheap but I was amazed how quickly it was sorted (within 5 days)


I did this 3 years ago for extra storage and I'm still waiting ! :roll:
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1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:33 am

I was amazed Kev, normally the council are rather slow but with it being year end and they having spare space maybe they were keen!
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1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Jaba » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:01 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:08 am
I just contacted my local council and have done just that, its £10 a week so not cheap but I was amazed how quickly it was sorted (within 5 days)
That £520pa is easy to justify as a motoring cost when you consider what the annual depreciation of a much newer car would be each year.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by deltic » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:37 pm

And even more drastic we've just put an offer on house, so that after 17 years I might be able to finally park the BX off the street. There is one slight issue though, the "double garage" (to quote the estate agent) now has breeze blocks instead of doors which is a little inconvenient...

Anyone want to buy a terraced house in north Kent?!
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:40 pm

Bit of a long commute!, breeze blocks shouldn't be hard to sort, the BX deserves a retirement away from the hustle and bustle.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by senmathal » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:16 pm

I just built my own double garage to store my BX 16 Valve in for the Swedish Winter and I feel very happy and satisfied. I have planned for the garage in 10 years and now it is there. This winter there is no warming-up but for the next winter it will be at least 10 celsius in there. Maybe someone think it is not so warm but when it is minus 20 C outside it is comfortable in comparison.

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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by deltic » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:27 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Bit of a long commute!, breeze blocks shouldn't be hard to sort, the BX deserves a retirement away from the hustle and bustle.


It's long enough for me into London! Of course there is the risk that once in the garage it becomes out of site, out of mind. It will be wonderful to be able to work on cars under cover though.
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Re: Thinking of selling up chaps

Post by rutter123 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:00 pm

I too have a nice double garage but it just means you can get twice as much crap in it.
90 BX Tzd turbo 294k SORN undergoing major surgery
90 BX Tzd turbo estate 46k awaiting surgery
65 Peugeot Boxer Van the new workhorse
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