Pre-Purchase Missed out on this car

Discussion in '1st Generation (1976-1981)' started by accordheritage, Saturday 20th Sep, 2014.

  1. accordheritage Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Decided to bid on this 1st Generation. I have all new parts to make it perfect to sell on, then sod it. Project car daily driver, nice set of alloys and a sweet little fast road car.

    $_57-1. $_57. $_57-2. $_57-3. $_57-4.
    Not to be. But at least the price is above what a long bumper late car normally makes. Nothing special apart from power steering. Doesn't have the correct front wings from an 80 model. It has 76-78 wings. Why on a tidy car. Think it may have had a bump, seems to me the front bumper curtain may be missing too. Not brave enough to bid. Too much work for what I'd call a doer uper. 80s accord models can hide rot.

    Hell my 13 thousand mile car was only 620 quid.

    May save up a little and build a Civic 1335 hillclimb spec but being theaccordman I have to really want it and have space in the boot for a buggy.

    Just seen the Triumph Acclaim. Possible choice

    Oh well whoever wins this. Look after it.
     
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  2. accordheritage Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Wow it sold for 1020 pounds. Very expensive for a long bumper with incorrect parts.

    Keep a look out for this car on here.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Accord are holding their values ,hope we see this car and its new owner here.
     
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  4. hedleyf Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Nice spec, 5 speed and P/S spend time and source the correct parts,respray and it s sorted, even if the total bill ran to 2500 to 3000 it would make a nice motor.
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

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  6. accordheritage Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Doesn't matter. Bit greedy having 3. But one's low mileage other is perfect so idea was to have a modified one. Just needed a solid base car but a bit cheaper to get me started. It was the power steering that caught my eye.. Oh well. Like you say one will turn up. I like the stubby bumper earlier cars, apart from one very low mileage green example :Wave:

    Maybe this was the wake up I need to finally get cracking on my 73 Civic :hunter:
     
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  7. Nighthawk Guest

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    I love some of these older cars, so much character and there is just something about them which just makes them all so special
     
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  8. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    I just noticed the choke light, I remember my old fiesta had a one.
     
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