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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(992 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

XK120 recreation
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 09, 2014 04:33AM

Haven't seen one of these before.
[cgi.ebay.co.uk]

Leaving aside the clumsy tires, it quite looks the part, although some of the detailing could be better and who on earth fitted that speedo....
Doesn't look as if it's been driven much if at all - 14,000 on dry roads I guess.
Seems surprisingly little interest in buying it, however,

That dealer has some lovely cars.

Ivor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2014 04:44AM by 88v8.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4525 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: XK120 recreation
Posted by: Moderator
Date: August 09, 2014 07:24PM

"Seems surprisingly little interest..." - but of course people who bid early don't matter. Most serious bidders wait until the final hours. The photographer has skill, but the copywriter is clueless. The car? Did they say when it was built? Or who built it? The body is obviously fiberglass, but I didn't see anything about that in the description. "Build to XK120 Standards"? What does that mean to you? All I can tell is the paint looks nice in photos. Selling the sizzle is one thing, but I don't see why they don't describe the bacon too.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(992 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: XK120 recreation
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 10, 2014 05:19AM

Early bidders... very true, but this is the car's second time around, and oddly they've chosen to pitch the start price at the point where the previous effort stalled.
We'll see.

Sizzle, bacon, lol.

Ivor


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