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benny4x

Original Poster:

203 posts

68 months

Friday 9th March
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Looking to buy an 'S' any advice or recommendations

WhatamIgettingmyselfinto

19 posts

20 months

Friday 9th March
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Try to find one with a decent chassis unless you're willing to do some work yourself. Pay particular attention to the condition of the outriggers. Running gear is from various Ford models so relatively easy to come by.
See if the doors have dropped. The fix may be as simple as replacing the bushes, but the hinge bolts can be a pain to remove and could lead to a major headache.

The later models have longer doors making it easier to get in and out, better mirrors and the later 2.9 engine (or V8 if you're lucky). All depends what you want as the driver.
If it's going to be used regularly ask if the roof leaks, see if the windows work etc. Normal car stuff.

I'm sure someone will come along shortly with a load more information.

Edited by WhatamIgettingmyselfinto on Friday 9th March 13:30

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Friday 9th March
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benny4x said:
Looking to buy an 'S' any advice or recommendations
looking for a "minter" or bit tatty, needs work?


Here's one, priced as a minter but needs work, best of both Worlds wink ...... S2 for sale

v8s4me

6,153 posts

155 months

Friday 9th March
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phillpot said:
.......or bit tatty, needs work?...........
Selling yours then are you? rofl

Maffe

461 posts

195 months

Friday 9th March
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phillpot said:
looking for a "minter" or bit tatty, needs work?


Here's one, priced as a minter but needs work, best of both Worlds wink ...... S2 for sale
Valid question!
Do you want to drive or a reason to "work in the garage"beer
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MisterTee

246 posts

45 months

Friday 9th March
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phillpot said:
benny4x said:
Looking to buy an 'S' any advice or recommendations
looking for a "minter" or bit tatty, needs work?


Here's one, priced as a minter but needs work, best of both Worlds wink ...... S2 for sale
That’s now showing as ended and it’s disappeared off their main website. Does that mean it has sold??

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Saturday 10th March
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v8s4me said:
phillpot said:
.......or bit tatty, needs work?...........
Selling yours then are you? rofl
£10k ? I'd be more than tempted tongue out

benny4x

Original Poster:

203 posts

68 months

Saturday 10th March
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Thanks I'm not looking to do any restoration stuff just basic maintenance to keep on top of things,I used to own a 2002 tuscan
that I regret selling
I'm longing for a tvr again this time with a smaller budget . There's a couple for sale at around £6000 is there a chance these would be sorted?

greymrj

2,956 posts

140 months

Saturday 10th March
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If you let us know the cars you see, someone on here might well have history on it or be able to provide other knowledge. I know a few of us have also looked at cars in our area to give others a bit of extra information. We also have experience of a couple of venders, good and bad, and know where caution might be advised!

s1robert

53 posts

27 months

Saturday 10th March
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HI
I might be selling my old girl that's the one in the garage due to health problems in the family so she might have to go. s1

TVRees

842 posts

48 months

Saturday 10th March
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s1robert said:
confused is it just me, or .........
where's the gear stick ??

GreenV8S

26,325 posts

220 months

Sunday 11th March
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TVRees said:
confused is it just me, or .........
where's the gear stick ??
I think it's that shiny metal thing where the gear lever normally lives..

s1robert

53 posts

27 months

Sunday 11th March
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That shiny thing is long gone, it's got it's little stick back with a bit of nice leather around it to keep it warm and covering a new original rubber gaiter.

benny4x

Original Poster:

203 posts

68 months

Sunday 11th March
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S1 robert if you serious let me know more

s1robert

53 posts

27 months

Sunday 11th March
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Will do, what part of the southwest are you. I'm in Ross on wye

benny4x

Original Poster:

203 posts

68 months

Sunday 11th March
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I'm near bridgwater somerset so not too far

tel595

674 posts

108 months

Monday 12th March
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My S3c is going up for grabs soon. Full resto a couple of years back. biggrin

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glenrobbo

12,423 posts

86 months

Monday 12th March
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tel595 said:
My S3c is going up for grabs soon. Full resto a couple of years back. biggrin

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yikes I hope you're not leaving the fold, ourTel? Was it something I said or something I did?
It certainly can't be the prospect of the GTS Initiation Ceremony, you're much too young and far too quick to qualify for membership.... as yet!

But that S3c of yours is certainly an outstandingly fine meticulously restored example. Anybody that gets their hands on that will be a very lucky person indeed. cool

tel595

674 posts

108 months

Monday 12th March
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glenrobbo said:
yikes I hope you're not leaving the fold, ourTel? Was it something I said or something I did?
It certainly can't be the prospect of the GTS Initiation Ceremony, you're much too young and far too quick to qualify for membership.... as yet!

But that S3c of yours is certainly an outstandingly fine meticulously restored example. Anybody that gets their hands on that will be a very lucky person indeed. cool
Sorry Glen, I'd like to have said 'it's not you', but..... rofl

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Monday 12th March
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glenrobbo said:
yikes I hope you're not leaving the fold, ourTel?
I suspect not ... wink



Very nice car for someone.


tel595 said:
Sorry Glen, I'd like to have said 'it's not you', but..... rofl
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