BX 16v for sale

Buy or sell parts etc. Please put 'Wanted' in the title if it is a request for parts.
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Post by cavmad » Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:24 am

His car, his choice though surely?

Carl, I think there's still good money in that. Sometimes you can have sort off offdays on eBay where cars don't fetch much at all and other days they go nuts.
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Post by tim leech » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:11 am

Of course its his car and his choice but it just seems to offer it as a donor.

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Post by cavmad » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:14 am

Aye, but if it brings the money in then surely that's all that matters to him?
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Post by csg100 » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:52 am

It's been advertised on 4 or 5 forums for weeks now Tim, and it's been on a week long auction and only made £255 and that's to someone who would have broken it up. I didn't want to go down this route, but if no-one is willing to take on the car to sort it out I've got no choice. I need the money from it and the space on the drive ASAP.

If a BX'er wants to make me a sensible offer I'll happily let it go to them and will take it off ebay. But so far no one has stepped forward.
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Post by Kitch » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:41 am

Thats exactly the problem. ^^^


Plenty of tidy cars get offered for peanuts on this forum, or cars that are good underneath and need minor TLC. People are quick to judge, yet not stump up themselves. The nubmer of tidy BX's that are advertised on this forum vs the number that actually sell must be as high a percentage as the number of people who don't regret voting Labour in.

We had to Ebay that black 16v. I had to Ebay the 16RS the other day.....one of the tidiest mk1's I'd seen.

Phil had to Ebay his auto.

Tim's had to ebay numerous models.

And Billy

Plus numerous others......


If they keep getting ebayed, they'll keep going for peanuts and they'll keep having to constantly dodge the scrapman....even if they're good cars.

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Post by mountainmanUK » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:10 am

I think that there will always be more BXs that become available, than there are potential new owners within this Club.
Quite a few cars have changed hands within the membership over the past few months, and no doubt that will continue.
I reckon we are back to the main problem, which is storage space. There are a lot of members (myself included) who would gladly keep another 2 or 3 BXs with a view to further restoration somewhere down the road, but they simply do not have the space available for another car.

Also, we are (allegedly) in summertime, which is the time of year when a lot of people actually DO some restoration work on the cars they already have. Consequently, some cars will also become available that have been "restored" to some kind of working use, and thuis add to the "BX Pool" coming from eBay and the like!

If people are looking for a cheap, relatively simple, longish-term project, they will be more reluctant to part with a bigger sum of beer vouchers to start with! Therefore the free, or very cheap, cars will move around quicker and easier than some of the better models (such as good valvers) which need a bigger investment to begin with.

I think that quite a few members have one BX which is in almost daily use, and another currently SORNed in some stage of repair. To add yet another to the waiting list is simply not an economical, or logistical, possibility for most people, no matter how good their intentions.

The older these BXs become, the smaller the number of people who wish to keep one for everyday use. The only way to find homes for all the extra BXs which are 'saved' by members, would be to physically increase the numbers of people who want to own a BX!! Difficult job!!

That probably reads like a load of old tosh.....but I've not long been up, and need more caffeine!

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Post by cavmad » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:58 am

Makes a lot of sense actually Dave and I completely agree with Kitch and Carl too. We can't make people buy BX's on here (or anywhere else for that matter) so eBay etc has to be the answer.
Look at that 1.6 auto I had, cracking car with very low miles and would have been mint with very little work yet ended up going cheap on eBay to someone who only wanted a medium sized auto and didn't seem to care if it was a BX. Did I complain? No, it got me some money which it wasn't going to fetch on here. I honestly reckon unless you've got an extremely rare car or one that holds personal sentimental valu to yourself then it doesn't really matter how it ends up if you get your asking price or somewhere near.
Carl's done everything he can to try and make sure an enthusiast buys his and alas it's not happened so it's entirely his call what he does with it and how he advertises it.
When/if my early Metro hits eBay I'll be praying it doesn't go to a banger racer but if no-one else steps in then that may happen.
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:49 pm

I agree with everyone's sentiments on here, i sympathise with those who want to save everyone going, but thats just not realistic. I now own 3 BX's, 2 of which need repairs if they are ever to see the road again, & cos i dont know how to do these repairs will be sat on my drive until club members come visiting sometime in the future.

Also when they are sorted i wont be needing all 3, add up just the road tax costs alone, then insurance for all of em, just not economic. So at least one of em will have to go, presuming of course my marriage is still around. Wife now refers to us as the pikey's on the road, due to the number of old bangers we have......

So anyone got a huge warehouse thats watertight????

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:58 pm

We still need to do those arm bearings when i get chance Mulley.

BUT which car are we going to do them on?
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:25 pm

All 3 :D, only kidding, i think my latest one is ok. Hmm, which one out of the other 2 to do first?? not sure as i need help on both of them & doc is dropping off a 2nd hand head so either would be ok Ian.

I can possibly have a half day sometime next week if that fits in with your plans? depending upon the weather of course....

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:27 pm

Good point about the weather, i'm not doing it in the rain!!!

Have you rigged up the vice yet?
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:31 pm

I havent rigged it up, does it actually need attaching to something solid or is it ok to just be on the ground??

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:32 pm

I'm not sure my back would take it if its on the floor.
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:37 pm

I'm sure i could rig it up round my father-in laws garage, would mean a drive of a couple of miles. So they could be removed at mine & then sorted elsewhere, to then return?

I dont have any sort of bench type set-up in my garage so dont have anything i could attach it to, a tumble dryer perhaps???

Er, sorry about the thread hi-jack guys....