Friday, November 24, 2006

All change

Well a lot of change anyway! I have sold the red 13/60 estate to local member Jayson (he was part of the RBRR team 12) The 1200 saloon, is going in the next couple of weeks, and after 20 years of ownership my Coupe has also been sold.
The Triumph 2000 estate stays, and I have just bought this beautiful Courier Van, thanks to Bill Davies who gave me the info. This latest purchase of the Courier was the third van I had seen in three weeks, but this time I certainly got a fantastic car.

People say to me how come you always find such nice cars, my answer is, if you really want something that much get off your butt and go looking. For example I got a 1200 estate that was in a triumph club magazine for over a week and nobody went to have a look except me.
When I bought it in 2004 it was the product of a long search, I went to Halifax in Yorkshire, Barnstable in Devon and Penzance in Cornwall just to see.

P.S the 2004 1200 herald estate was sold to a forum member Bill Goodwin, and now it lives in the States with him, an excellent article about this car has just been published in the current Triumph World magazine.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Courier Van more photos

Courier Vans

I have seen two vans for sale this week, one which the owner thinks is wonderful and One that has been left out in the open since 1992!

The first one still on ebay is a project car, but the one I saw today is a brave restoration project, it needs an awful lot of work although apart from the engine it's all there, in fact the engine is there but not in the car.

The roof has serious rot, the van panels are restorable, the bonnet not too bad, the floors are very bad and the chassis looks to be reasonable. It doesn't have the optional rear seat and the interior need replacing, but most of it is plywood so thats not a problem.

It is a Mk2 which is the most desirable, let me know if you are prepared to restore this van , but the owner says it must not be scrapped or just used for spares, due to it's rarity, I tend to agree, I have enough on my plate at the moment to consider it.