Talking B____X

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:44 am

Well, that was a very productive weekend.
After a nail-biting start getting the old rear spheres off... (Picture Phil Boxall with 2lb lump hammer and huge chisel and lots of cussing), we ticked a lot off the To Do list.

The car will need just a couple more bits attending to and it'll be fully match fit for October.
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Post by deltic » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 pm

Well, if the two of you have any time spare, we've all got long to do lists. :wink:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:20 pm

Well it's a case of three steps forward and one step back... the (admittedly cheap) 'new' rear cylinders both failed (!) within 250 miles but at least they'll be easy to whip off and replace with new - and guaranteed - TZD spheres (on order). Just received more bits to fit: hand brake cables, front flexis, EBC discs and pads; so we'll be doing more work next week....

Also got a CCC official valuation on the car. Which - without being precise as valuations are not usually spread around - was more than twice what I paid for the car: Therefore there's some latitude in justifying the expenses incurred in the work. But it's not been cheap to get this far!
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Post by deltic » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:11 pm

Surely top a degree it's what it's worth to you and if you enjoy it why not? All cars are money pits...
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:50 pm

Hi Phil

Ive just spoken to FJ about this and upped the value of mine, I don't know if you saw in last months Practical Classics but the value of BX GT's have risen by 50% so with that in mind I have valued it accordingly, also the TZI has been adjusted.

I doubt very much there are 40 GT's left in the UK, maybe 10?
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:38 am

This is all good news. I could almost say there most certainly aren't 40 GT's left in the UK. Perhaps in the world? Howmanyleft thinks there are 16 left, and a list i've compiled (so very anorak like i know...) of the GT's in circulation contains 12 of them. I'm sure there are others tucked away, so hopefully there are more than 16 left!
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:43 am

I know of a white one (only white one I've seen on UK roads) which is hidden away in a garage, its done loads of miles.

There yours Tom, Kitch's, the dark red one, mine, and that silver one advertised for sale recently.

As you say maybe some tucked away in a garage.

Most of the launch/press cars were red but I cant say ive ever seen one.
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:52 am

I've never seen a white one, do you remember if it was an 85 or 86 Tim? Black and red look the best IMO.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:15 pm

It was a C plate with the stripes, done about 200k, owned by Keith Would.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:23 pm

Andy Jones had a Black GT that sadly he lost interest in and it's disappeared. I can check with him to find out though.
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Post by Jaba » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:34 pm

Following others I have just put another 1100 on the agreed value of my GTi. All they wanted was 6 photos and agreed immediately with no extra cost.

But as with everyone else the value is still way less than I have spent on it to keep it looking presentable and on the road.
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Post by mds141 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:07 pm

I’m in the process of sorting out this years cover for the Valver. Never used FJ before, but what would you guys reckon is a realistic value on my 16 Valve? I see the black PH2 that’s been advertised on eBay has had it’s price reduced by a grand.
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:38 pm

HI Mark

I would say at least £7000!
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Post by Dave_16v » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:21 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:38 pm
HI Mark

I would say at least £7000!


I agree Tim, I noticed one for sale in the recent past quoted it was agreed at £8000 and in view of the appreciation that appears to be happening with a lot 80's and 90's classics, cars and bikes, I think something circa that can be considered.
It could go either way of course depending on the vehicles attributes.
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:06 pm

Hmm, this is all very interesting. I shall have to get my GT valued too.
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