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Scottish member's help required

Postby chris.t » Thu 06.12.2018, 10:25

A French friend of mine has asked me if I know anyone who can look at a car for him. It's 30 miles west of Glasgow. Now the problem is that it's not an M100, it's an Austin 7. If you can help in anyway I'm sure he will be very grateful. PM me and I'll pass on his details.

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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby Saltire » Thu 06.12.2018, 14:14

7s are a fairly specialist market, Chris - and I speak as someone who rebuilt a 7 many years ago. There are many differences between 7s and more recent cars - not least the scale of the various mechanical parts. And it’s hard to get a feel for whether, say, the brakes are in good shape if you’re only used to hydraulics.

Great car, but if I were seriously interested, I’d be inclined to ask someone from (e.g.) austin7club.org or the 750MC to take a look on my behalf.
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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby John_W » Thu 06.12.2018, 18:11

Chris,
I’ll be in Ayr at the end of next week, so if it’s there I might be able to have a look. I know sod all about Austin 7s, but I can tell a pile of rust from a reasonable car and will be able to take some photos. However if it’s too far from there I won’t be able to help as I’ll be there for a family event where my presence is required.

Let me know if it’s of interest and I’ll ask a mate who has one what to look for.

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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby Rambo » Thu 06.12.2018, 19:40

Is it this one Chris ? If so, its in Ayr where JohnW is heading. And it looks like the owner has some very interesting Ferrari's, Porsche Carrera etc.... in his collection :burnout: The car, if it is this one, looks like it us kept in a dry, and probably humidified, environment so likely to have been well looked after and cherished

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1058444

There are quite a few Austin 7 owners and experts in our local car club (Borders Vintage Automobile Club) but they are based down in the very east of the Scottish borders so over 100 miles to Ayr unfortunately :?
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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby chris.t » Sat 08.12.2018, 08:42

Hi Guys, thanks for your replies. Yes it is that one Mark. John would it be ok if I give Serge your email. If so if you could pm me and I'll set things up.

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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby serge » Sat 08.12.2018, 09:15

Morning all

Many thinks for your help

Yes i'm very interested to buy a A7 from Mr Forbes Robertson . at Ayr
I'm living at more than 1000 kms from the car and if some member be able to have a look on this car is a good information for me to take my final decision .

Of course i'm ready to pay the cost for this job

If its ok for you ok please contact me at deleted by Mod for security - email as per link in users' profile

thanks very much in advance

Best regards .

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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby John_W » Sat 08.12.2018, 09:55

Hi Serge. :smt006

Chris,
I’ll contact Serge later at the email he has given (it might be best to delete or amend it in case spammers find it).
I will be in Ayr for 4 days so hopefully I will be able get away from family sometime over that period for long enough to meet Mr Robertson. There won’t be any costs involved.

Serge will have to tell me what to look for, as the car Mark has linked to looks nothing like my mate’s Austin 7!

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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby Rambo » Sat 08.12.2018, 10:56

Looks like the guy has an interesting collection John. I'm sure you'll have a good time browsing the more recent models

PS don't forget your magnet

PPS the car looks lovely from the photo's but is that laguered 4 ply underneath ?? :?
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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby chris.t » Sat 08.12.2018, 11:56

Thanks fellas, John/Serge can you liaise regarding information required etc. I don't think I mentioned Serge is a member of Club Lotus France and has an S1 Elise and a Caterham.

Well done LEC :)
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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby John_W » Sat 08.12.2018, 20:46

Chris,
OK, Serge and I are in contact. Something will happen.
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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby serge » Sat 08.12.2018, 21:39

Hi John

Thanks in advance for your help .

best regards

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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 09.12.2018, 18:10

Serge, luckily John was an impressionable teenager when the Austin 7 was launched, so he'll probably know it inside out... :twisted:
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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby John_W » Sun 09.12.2018, 18:59

:roll:

Actually, Geoff is more correct than he deserves to be. :evil:

My first car was a ten-year old Austin Seven. But by that time, that’s what they called the mini (1962 , registration number 204 NAL). It looked amazingly like this one:
https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auct ... er-deluxe/

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P.S. Serge: Ronnie and I had a good chat on the ‘phone today, so things are progressing.
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Re: Scottish member's help required

Postby chris.t » Sun 09.12.2018, 22:03

Oh I can see things have moved on a pace. Well done again.

John, my first car was a 1959 Morris Mini (Myrtle). Loved that car, taught me how to double declutch up and down the box, synchro was non existant. Very happy days. C
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