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Old 9th February 2021, 22:29   #11
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OMG: I'd almost forgotten about this one. I recall going with Martin Green and Lewis to Longbridge on a number of occasions to try to negotiate a deal on spares and salvaged cars before the crushers arrived, all to no avail.

This old S Reg girl was the only one rescued, sold to us by weight, x£'s per ton! Great to see her looking so good.

It was a sad and sorry day when the crushers destroyer many dozens of brand new and hardly used 45's, 75's 25's MGTF's and even Vans.

The saddest of all was to see a glorious 75 limousine in moonstone green, with all the toys and less than 30k on the clock go into the crusher.

Can anyone explain why on earth this was allowed to happen? I literally don't understand why anyone would crush perfectly saleable vehicles/
Public liability/tax/warranty etc. Same as why prototypes usually get destroyed, even if they are fully functional vehicles (unless they sneak out of course...).
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Gerry T, Rad Fan Resistor, Handbrake Compensator, Bonnet Catch Block, Leather Handbrake gaiter, Journey Camera,
Sean's DD Unit with Freeview!, Towbar, Rear Sunblind, Smiley!, Headlamp Protectors, Alloy Intake, R75 Brolly, Puddle lights, reversing camera.


2006 MG ZTT 160+ cdti auto; for disposal.


2004 Connie CDTi Tourer; replacement for the ZTT.
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Old 19th March 2023, 10:44   #12
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New to 75 ownership, and I canít really believe what Iím reading. How can companies be so thoughtless and wasteful. What a disgraceful practice. Iím very pleased OVP was able to be saved.
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Old 19th March 2023, 11:32   #13
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New to 75 ownership, and I canít really believe what Iím reading. How can companies be so thoughtless and wasteful. What a disgraceful practice. Iím very pleased OVP was able to be saved.
Agree completely. Difficult to comprehend that a company in financial distress didn't auction these vehicles. Surely that would have been much more cost effective? Corporate madness.
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