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Old 14th April 2019, 16:09   #1
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Rover dealership in Bristol with what looks like abandoned Rover models!!!


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Rover dealership in Bristol with what looks like abandoned Rover models!!!


I do believe this is Hursley Hill garage, He has various 75 in there with delivery mileage on them. But he is ASKING TOP BOOK prices for them, I even think he has a V 8 in there as well ...I t appears that he is not bothered if he sells them or not.



It has been mentioned many times on here.
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That’s not a business. It’s a bunch of deluded fools gambling on the possible upturn on demand and prices of Rover cars. The cars are probably or very close to being beyond restoration.
There is a man who lives near to me that uses cars until they break then parks them for 10 or more years always insisting he will repair them.
Periodically a lorry and grabber turns up to clear his front garden.

Imagine the work required on steering, suspension, tyres and hoses to mention just a few areas of restoration. Does not add up at all.
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Old 14th April 2019, 19:32   #4
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Thatís not a business. Itís a bunch of deluded fools gambling on the possible upturn on demand and prices of Rover cars. The cars are probably or very close to being beyond restoration.
There is a man who lives near to me that uses cars until they break then parks them for 10 or more years always insisting he will repair them.
Periodically a lorry and grabber turns up to clear his front garden.

Imagine the work required on steering, suspension, tyres and hoses to mention just a few areas of restoration. Does not add up at all.



Yes it seems a funny how do you do to me too!!! I cant understand someone letting those cars get in a state of repair like that!
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Couple of years ago I bought the ZT-T interior in Monaco Blue leather to fit it to my Blue ZT-T. A chap was breaking his ZT-T 190 and he told me about that garage not far from his home. I visited it on the way back and got chatting to several staff members there. Both workshop and sales staff. They did not mind my taking a series of images of the various cars they had there which included a delivery mileage Rover 75 V8 in the showroom.

Those various used Rovers and other stuff parked around the site are almost certainly all part exchanges taken in and no doubt stand them in for peanuts. Many other dealerships send their old P/Xs taken in part exchange straight round to car breakers and weigh them in for scrap value. Many fine old cars have that unfortunate premature end. How come... various used car trading constraints designed to protect the consumer mean it is not worthwhile for traders to sell cars like that on because of those same constraints designed to protect the consumer ... which ironically now means consumers pay far more for their motoring than was once the case. Wasteful from many aspects..
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This begs the question I have often pondered when reading some adverts, -Is a trader even allowed to sell a car to a member of the public (not involved in the car trade) without a current MoT? I once bought a 1953 Morris Oxford MO that had stood on the traders forecourt as an eye-catcher for several years. Apart from freeing off the brakes, pumping up the tyres, and buying it a battery and an oil change, it was ready for MoT which it passed first time. It was remarkably rust free, as most of those Rovers appear to be. Most of the muck would come off with a good jetwash.
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This begs the question I have often pondered when reading some adverts, -Is a trader even allowed to sell a car to a member of the public (not involved in the car trade) without a current MoT? I once bought a 1953 Morris Oxford MO that had stood on the traders forecourt as an eye-catcher for several years. Apart from freeing off the brakes, pumping up the tyres, and buying it a battery and an oil change, it was ready for MoT which it passed first time. It was remarkably rust free, as most of those Rovers appear to be. Most of the muck would come off with a good jetwash.
I would imagine that it is not necessary, however a dealer is obliged to sell the product fit for purpose and therefore would be obligated to provide some form of warranty . The terms on how it was sold, though, would determine the effect of any warranty. Eg' for parts only', stated on any invoice would get them off the hook. But if it was sold as a car, and it failed the mot, a buyer would have some redress within a reasonable mount of time (normally a.minmum of 3 months). Using sold as seen on an invoice apparently doesn't absolve a dealer. A valid mot though is a such a strong selling point for any car dealer so selling without one doesn't make sense to me.

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Some maybe many used and new car dealerships do not have "in house" MoT facilities. Thus all that MoT stuff is not worth their time, effort or money as the asking price would hardly cover those various time and money costs.

This means my local favourite car breakers shows a steady stream of nice "old" cars ~ often less than ten years old ~ being stripped for parts. I would bet a nice few quid this is the same with all Nationwide car dismantlers. Lots of nice old cars sent to a premature death. Good for the consumer and environment apparently to those we entrust to the Nation's and our well being.

Those same cars would be both treasured and command higher values in other countries where such "helpful" trading constraints are not in force.

Over the past forty-odd years, except for those cars bought new, most of my used car purchases are owners' rejects. Many owners being professionally advised to get rid following pro-diagnosis. In many cases those pro-diagnosis were erroneous... not simply "It's a Rover ~ they all do that" ~ but difficult to start Opel Cadet Estate or early Fiestas, MKIII / MK IV Cortinas, Mini 1000s you name it. Most of those problem cars were put back into good relaible order and used within the family fleets for some years. Such waste is far more prevalent nowadays based on the best evidence available to me... that of my own eyes and ears.

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.............. It’s a bunch of deluded fools................

I believe this description could be applied to the majority of us. The people who delude themselves that they are driving desirable, luxury cars..........

The only difference is the scope of each person's delusion.

Personally, I would not mind being in the shoes of the person who can afford to park up 10+ nearly new cars for whatever reason of delusion.
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Worth asking at Hursley Hill about used spares. I got a complete set of VGC seats for my Sterling in there, Lee (the parts guy at the time) was very helpful.


I also sat in the V8. When I remarked about it to one of the lads I got an eyes raised to heaven reaction, don't think they're impressed with the cars sat there rusting away, never to be sold.
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