Monday, 31 October 2011

End of Year Rally & Show. Ryhope Engine Museum

Thansk to Joe for some nice pictures of the Triumphs at the Sunderland & District Classic Vehicle Society Show. End of Year Rally & Show. Ryhope Engine Museum, Sunday October 30th.

Apparently the White Vitesse is from Washington.

Also Joe was approached by a bloke with an MG Midget who'd bought a hard-top, which turned out "to be for a Spitfire". It has opening quarterlights (in the rear, presumably?!), the seller reckons it's quite rare, needs paint, wants £150 ono. It's in Horden. Name & phone number, please contact Joe by email


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Cars for sale

29.10.11 Quick update the 2 engines and towbar in Morpeth have now been sold but the vitesse project is still available. Cheers Aaron Hi all

A couple of cars are for sale at the moment;

First one:
Joe has found it local to Morpeth:

2-litre Mk2 Vitesse Convertible on a 'J' plate. PROJECT CAR in need of complete restoration.
Originally Damson, now mainly in red, but will need full paint.
Looks solid enough, 60% - 70% complete car, Engine turns by hand, gearbox, diff, hood all present but will need wiring loom, repairs to seats, etc.,   Photo's on request. Needs a trailer to transport.

Couple of engine's, described as "13/60 and possibly gearbox to go with it" and "Spitfire engine, possibly Mk3".

Tow bar fitting, to suit Herald or Vitesse;  uses a strengthening plate in the wheel well; the type where you don't need to cut the rear bumper section.

Any interest, let Joe know and he will pass details on to the seller.

Second one:
Another Vitesse has come up for sale, local to Middlesbrough:
2.0L Vitesse Saloon, F plate (1968), in Red, MOT has just expired, apparently needs some welding to the floor but panel come with car. 35,000 miles on the clock but i don't know if that is 135,000 or not. 

The car is based in Ormesby, Middlesbrough, I have not seen that car, but a friend has. 

I there is any interest let me know and i will pass on contact details.  


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

CLM 2012 Update

Following the October meeting, we have 6 cars in total pledged to go, 10 people, so there is at least one passenger/co-driver seat going.
Le Mans 2010

Get in touch if you're interested in one of the spaces.


Monday, 3 October 2011

Meeting and car for sale

At the meeting last night, Ian's 13/60 made its debut. I'm not sure the street lights do the colour justice as apprently its very bight yellow. Well done to Ian on getting this car back on the road in such a short time. He just need to needs to sort out the engine now and he will be laughing.     
Ian's herald by rougeherald
Chris Fish has also let us know about a car that has come up for sale, as it appears to be a sound working car he is obviously not interested, details below: 

Herald 12/50 1966 Wedgwood Blue over Gunmetal two tone car.
1250 herald by rougeherald
Car is in standard unmodified condition and very original throughout. It has a good interior and recent new carpets. Mechanically sound with a replacement dynamo and a negative earth conversion (which could easily be put back). Exterior appears to be in original condition and not repainted, so has a few minor dings after 45 years. Door bottoms suffer the usual corrosion and need some attention, as do the edges of the sun
roof, however this is water tight. The car is currently taxed and MoT’d and has been used regularly through the summer. Tax due in October but will shortly be renewed. Mot runs until 31st July 2012. Chassis is sound and, although having had some limited welding in the past, is fully undersealed. There is a history file containing various receipts and many MoTs to support possible genuine mileage of approximately 88,000
Car is garaged in Fenham and can be viewed at most times.

Price : £1800 Contact : David (contact number in area email)