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Old May 4th, 2021, 21:06   #41
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Originally Posted by skysurfer View Post
This car was previously up for sale privately at less than 10k but sold on to a dealer who has obviously added his premium. There's also a red one coming up for sale at Orchard Classics at around 13k which has had a lot of money spent on performance enhancements. The beige one looks nice but the red one is probably the better value buy....
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Old May 7th, 2021, 10:34   #42
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Alan if you want something a little 'different' and probably the only one of its kind, check this out:

It's described as a project, but from what I've read it just needs work on the engine to get it going. Looks like a B18 conversion too (1957 car would have been B16 and 6v from factory). Colours might not be to everyone's taste(!) but if it's a solid car underneath, paint is the least of the worries to sort out.
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Personally I quite like the 'camo' look; oddly, it seems to suit the image of the car!

I also like the 'period' roof-rack, and the twin SUs will add a useful turn of speed - a nice find!

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That Duett is interesting but for seven grand with the spares I don't necessarily see that as a better deal than the nicer looking car that started this thread...

...and I say that with a heavy heart as I think a sorted Duett would be a much nicer (and more practical) vehicle to own. (Things would need to be done to the Duett such as a higher geared rear axle and nicer suspension but...)

For me that Duett would have to be a really surprising and charming vehicle - better than the pictures on ebay - and the 10K PV544 would have to be a really solid and rust free vehicle.


If anyone wants advice on "where PVs rot" let me know - I can write up a bit if needed.
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Old May 17th, 2021, 20:12   #45
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The red PV at Orchard Classics has just appeared on e-bay, looks a beauty.
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