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R500POP

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coppice

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No.

VHPD

295 posts

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NO

Cock Womble 7

29,908 posts

110 months

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Quite the opposite - bit of a bargain.

R500POP

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Hm, quite tempted. Problem is it would be my daily driver due to lack of space.
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ForzaGilles

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Price is about right i'd say.

VHPD

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R500POP said:
Hm, quite tempted. Problem is it would be my daily driver due to lack of space.
As much as I love my 7 I don't think that I could live with it as my daily drive.

I run a cheap hatch as a daily which helps off set the cost of running 2 cars.
The very cheap 7 insurance helps too.

Also a garage is essential for me.

There will be other valid opinions posted I'm sure thumbup

ForzaGilles

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VHPD said:
R500POP said:
Hm, quite tempted. Problem is it would be my daily driver due to lack of space.
As much as I love my 7 I don't think that I could live with it as my daily drive.

I run a cheap hatch as a daily which helps off set the cost of running 2 cars.
The very cheap 7 insurance helps too.

Also a garage is essential for me.

There will be other valid opinions posted I'm sure thumbup
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CanAm

1,290 posts

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R500POP said:
Hm, quite tempted. Problem is it would be my daily driver due to lack of space.
It's nice and shiny, but as an ex-racer the following may make it harder to live with as a daily driver:-
Hand-brake under dash
Bare ali centre tunnel may get a bit warm for you in hot weather
Does it have a heater or heated screen?
Short passenger footwell?

Murph7355

10,185 posts

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CanAm said:
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Hand-brake under dash...
That's where they should all be smile

(I rarely use the handbrake on mine)

CanAm said:
Bare ali centre tunnel may get a bit warm for you in hot weather
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Fair enough, but easily sorted.

CanAm said:
Does it have a heater or heated screen?
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Again, easily fixed if not (I think I might have a heater somewhere).

CanAm said:
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Short passenger footwell?
Only carry short passengers biggrin

R500POP

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CanAm said:
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Short passenger footwell?
Only carry short passengers biggrin
4'11" tall wife!!!

Eugene7

422 posts

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I have used my 7 as a daily drive for most of the past 20+ years...

Dead easy!

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CanAm

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Murph7355 said:
CanAm said:
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Hand-brake under dash...
That's where they should all be smile

(I rarely use the handbrake on mine)

CanAm said:
Bare ali centre tunnel may get a bit warm for you in hot weather
...
Fair enough, but easily sorted.

CanAm said:
Does it have a heater or heated screen?
...
Again, easily fixed if not (I think I might have a heater somewhere).

CanAm said:
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Short passenger footwell?
Only carry short passengers biggrin
Sounds like just the car for you then. yes

7ss

551 posts

102 months

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I'd say it's a bit dear for an ex race vauxhall. Dealer pricing of course. Should be able to find a k series racer for similar money.

James.S

562 posts

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Expensive.

You should be able to pcik up a nice spec late K series for that money.

HustleRussell

5,821 posts

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Buy it and come racing in Classic Graduates!
Seriously if you have any questions about this particular model, I know them inside out as it's identical to mine.
Under-dash handbrake does not necessarily make it ex-race, they were all fitted there on live axle cars (although this car probably was a Scholarship/Academy race car for at least the first year of it's life).
For £10k my money would be on a De-Dion 'k'-series. The Vauxhall 8v motor is a boat anchor.
Price isn't unrealistic and it's unlikely to depreciate if you get it for closer to £9k.

rubystone

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As long as you realise it isn't going to be a rocketship and don't get talked into upgrading it (the Nova engined cars are not cost effective or easy to upgrade) I am sure it'll give you lots of pleasure.

As others have said, you can get newer k series cars (dedion of course) for the same money but of course they have their own issues.

Steve-B

588 posts

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I would offer no more than £8,200 as you can get a really decent K-series for the money they're asking. That's not to say it is not a nice car, but the lump under the bonnet is a heavy one, albeit a reliable heavy one.

SLR400

122 posts

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What Steve said. There's a nicer (IMO) 1.6 vx on p/heads at the moment. Having said that, I think a k series would be easier to live with for that sort of money on a day to day basis, having owned both. Good luck

7ss

551 posts

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HustleRussell said:
Under-dash handbrake does not necessarily make it ex-race,
Ad states it's an acadamy car.

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