S series car(s) seen advertised.

S series car(s) seen advertised.

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glenrobbo

12,419 posts

86 months

Wednesday 15th August
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greymrj said:
Not sure Glen, owned by Stewart Macrae, ex RAF?
If he is the current owner, then it is another S that I am unfamiliar with.
Carry on...

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Friday 17th August
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Interesting one, first time I have seen one advertised by auction with COYS! We are going up in the world!!

http://www.coys.co.uk/cars/1989-tvr-s3

advertised as a 1989 S3!! Looking for over 18k!!!

tileart

155 posts

11 months

Saturday 18th August
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Described in their blurb as being in "fantastic" condition. They must mean the alternative dictionary definition, "imaginative or fanciful; remote from reality".

xstoka

25 posts

59 months

Saturday 18th August
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tileart said:
Described in their blurb as being in "fantastic" condition. They must mean the alternative dictionary definition, "imaginative or fanciful; remote from reality".
Is it your aim in life to constantly criticize every S that comes up for sale? Personally i think that one does look fantastic.

Remember that every S that comes up for sale has been loved by the previous owners and will be loved by its current and subsequent owners no matter what the condition they are in. I don't think any forum dedicated to enjoying these cars should be used to nitpick and pass personal judgement on cars for sale, but to encourage new owners with helpful advice and constructive comments to help buy and enjoy these great cars.

tileart

155 posts

11 months

Saturday 18th August
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The auction result will tell us a lot.
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phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Saturday 18th August
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Isn't that the idea of these "another TVR for sale" forums?

Someone posts up the latest ad they've found then everyone piles in "nit picking", fault finding and generally ripping the car to pieces biggrin



So here's my two'penneth worth...... there are two arty farty close up photo's, the badge on the rear and a door handle, both accentuate issues with the paintwork.
But hey, it's nearly 30 years old and at that price you can't expect perfection wink




Edited by phillpot on Saturday 18th August 16:44

lordofthewings

104 posts

8 months

Saturday 18th August
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Simmer down chaps, the auction was a week ago in S.Africa, the results will be available on the Coys site in due course.

pequod

480 posts

74 months

Saturday 18th August
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phillpot said:
Isn't that the idea of these "another TVR for sale" forums?

Someone posts up the latest ad they've found then everyone piles in "nit picking", fault finding and generally ripping the car to pieces biggrin



So here's my two'penneth worth...... there are two arty farty close up photo's, the badge on the rear and a door handle, both accentuate issues with the paintwork.
But hey, it's nearly 30 years old and at that price you can't expect perfection wink




Edited by phillpot on Saturday 18th August 16:44
Mike, you are clearly one of the S forums' guru's, so many members hang on your opinion.

I think that S is worth whatever the bidder considers a car that is/was part of (famous person/well known collector of classic cars) is prepared to pay!

Do you disagree?

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Saturday 18th August
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pequod said:
Do you disagree?
With the guru bit?hehe



Yes a car is "worth" whatever someone is prepared to pay and I'd imagine Coy's are no idiots when it comes to valuing cars but even with good provenance something like double the "going price" of a good S3 does seem like a slightly ambitious estimate?
But of course it is only an estimate, wonder what the reserve was?


Enough serious stuff, any one want a well used S3 with excellent provenance ( wink ) for 18 grand?

pequod

480 posts

74 months

Sunday 19th August
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phillpot said:
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Enough serious stuff, any one want a well used S3 with excellent provenance ( wink ) for 18 grand?
thumbup

... and worth every penny! wink

ps. you forgot to add ''Part of the Phillpot Classic Collection''!!! hehe

glenrobbo

12,419 posts

86 months

Sunday 19th August
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pequod said:
phillpot said:
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Enough serious stuff, any one want a well used S3 with excellent provenance ( wink ) for 18 grand?
thumbup

... and worth every penny! wink

ps. you forgot to add ''Part of the Phillpot Classic Collection''!!! hehe
Mike, I reckon it would be worth that amount if you clad it externally with stainless steel and fit a flux capacitor and all that gubbins.

As long as both front indicator lenses are original and in perfect condition.

Who knows what these S's will be worth back in the future?

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Sunday 19th August
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glenrobbo said:
Mike, I reckon it would be worth that amount if you clad it externally with stainless steel
Don't tempt him Glen!!!

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Sunday 19th August
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On the subject of S3's, blue one in Prescot. Chassis outriggers indicated as done, but always check of course. Price is just a teeny weeny bit lower!
The advert pictures do look very promising indeed and appears well looked after.
Prescot is N Merseyside. Within my range if it needs viewing.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163209007996?ul_noapp=t...

Spanish S2

293 posts

68 months

Sunday 19th August
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Sir Mike, S club guru Phillpot.bowbiggrin

glenrobbo

12,419 posts

86 months

Sunday 19th August
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greymrj said:
On the subject of S3's, blue one in Prescot. Chassis outriggers indicated as done, but always check of course. Price is just a teeny weeny bit lower!
The advert pictures do look very promising indeed and appears well looked after.
Prescot is N Merseyside. Within my range if it needs viewing.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163209007996?ul_noapp=t...
I had a quick inspection of this S3 last Tuesday at our local TVRCC meet, and I was quite impressed.
The outriggers were recently done by a respected local TVR guy, and the car has obviously been well looked after.
Body work and interior are very good, and mechanically it seems sound with no engine knocks or rattles. Fluctuating oil pressure would suggest a replacement oil pressure sender is required. The vendor said he will address that issue and fit a new one.

The car has the Chimaera alloy roof struts, brand new hood & rear window, recovered targa panels.


The only faults I could find were minor:

Slight blooming of the windscreen bottom LH corner.

Slight corrosion of the alloys which would ideally require the lacquer stripping to give them a good polish. The rims are free from kerb damage.

Nearside front indicator lens chipped.

Slight surface rust patches on the rocker covers.

I did not drive it or have a thorough look at everything, but I think it's a serious contender for somebody who is looking for a good honest S3.

I know that the vendor is very reluctant to be selling it, but he doesn't want to be leaving it parked outside.
He has other TVR projects currently taking priority of his time as well space, so he would like to see it go to a good home.

And finally, I'm sure you'll all agree that this S3 is the best colour combo! cloud9

wink


Edited by glenrobbo on Sunday 19th August 14:16

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Sunday 19th August
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glenrobbo said:
And finally, I'm sure you'll all agree that this S3 is the best colour combo! cloud9

wink

Edited by glenrobbo on Sunday 19th August 14:16
Grrrr, you were doing so well until you got to that!!rolleyes

Nice interior colour I will admit, but we all know green is really the best.blah

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Monday 20th August
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Red S2 project in Cheshire. £3950 or offers. Been off the road 7 years but appears to have had work done before that. Hope it gets saved and a new member of PH joins us!
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1022123

greymrj

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2,956 posts

140 months

Monday 20th August
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White S3 project 'barn find' Loughborough.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283111074973?ul_noapp=t...

phillpot

14,477 posts

119 months

Monday 20th August
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seller said:
it'll require welding or a new chassis which are accessible and apparently quite easy to fit
Piece of cake wink

greymrj

Original Poster:

2,956 posts

140 months

Monday 20th August
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and another S1, or is it the same one in Loughborough with a different advert?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232898023222?ul_noapp=t...