eBay Find of the Week

eBay Find of the Week : Blueprints to make your own Metro

eBay Find of the Week : Blueprints to make your own Metro

Craig Cheetham A collection of rare engineering blueprints for all generations of the Austin-Rover Metro, plus its stillborn Indonesian spin-off and a proposed Zagato-styled saloon variant of the Rover 100, have appeared for sale on eBay. The collection, which is being offered for sale by a classic car specialist in Birmingham, allegedly contains enough information to […]

eBay Find of the Week : Low-mileage, late 400

eBay Find of the Week : Low-mileage, late 400

Craig Cheetham A bit of an anomaly, this one, being an R8-shape 416 on an N-plate. Given that the HH-R 400 Series debuted as an M-reg, it’s clearly one of the last (and, arguably, a far better car, but that’s a topic for a different day). Nevertheless, good R8s are getting thinner and thinner in […]

eBay Find of the Week : When is a Metro not a Metro?

eBay Find of the Week : When is a Metro not a Metro?

Craig Cheetham ANSWER: When it’s a Metruck… While I’d never be 100 per cent convinced of the structural integrity of such a thing, this interesting homemade venture appealed to me for one reason and one reason alone – if I squint a bit, I actually think it’s quite pretty… Whilst I ready myself for cries […]

eBay Find of the Week : MG Metro Turbo (and a rather pricey one at that)

eBay Find of the Week : MG Metro Turbo (and a rather pricey one at that)

Craig Cheetham Here’s an indicator of how times change – and, hopefully, for the better… Back in the day, this MG Metro Turbo would have been pretty worthless other than for its engine – we don’t need to go into detail here about Metros giving up their engines to Mini nuts, but the fact that, despite […]

eBay Find of the Week : The Mini Mira

eBay Find of the Week : The Mini Mira

Chris Chapman Thanks to AROnline reader Chris Chapman for this week’s rather quirky discovery, which puts a whole new slant on the concept of grey imports…   When is a Mini not a Mini? There’s certainly some Mini DNA in this week’s online auction discovery, but under the skin it’s a 660cc Daihatsu Mira – […]

Blog : eBay Puzzle of the Week – the Austin Metro shock absorbers…

Blog : eBay Puzzle of the Week – the Austin Metro shock absorbers…

Craig Cheetham I stumbled upon this bizarre listing earlier and it reminded me of my student days… At the time, I had a Pageant Blue Allegro 1.3 (which, of course, made me a HUGE hit with the ladies), and thanks to one too many 19-year old approaches to roundabouts, I was in need of a […]

eBay Find of the Week : The £295 Rover 75 CDT

eBay Find of the Week : The £295 Rover 75 CDT

Craig Cheetham A Rover 75 CDT with less than 100k on the clock for £295…? If I needed a cheap winter car right now, I wouldn’t be putting this up here as it’d already be sitting outside the house… Sure, the interior looks a bit grubby, it’s not the best spec and the brake pad […]

eBay Find of the Week #2 – Rover 216 GSi

eBay Find of the Week #2 – Rover 216 GSi

Craig Cheetham Twice in a week? Well, I couldn’t let this one lie, really. Partly because there’s a lot of R8 love out there at the moment following its 25th birthday shindig at the weekend, and partly because it’ll be gone by Monday. Nice pre-grille R8s are getting fewer and further between, especially bearing in […]

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eBay Find of the Week #1 – £5k Allegro Estate

eBay Find of the Week #1 – £5k Allegro Estate

Craig Cheetham Okay – an old feature momentarily resurrected, because when a mate pointed this out to me I had to share my incredulity… I can’t decide if it’s the price, the car or the fact that someone decided to do a full nut and bolt job on a Doom Blue Allegro Estate that astounds me […]

eBay Find of the Week : Discovery G_WAC

eBay Find of the Week : Discovery G_WAC

Keith Adams Press launch cars tend to be the holy grail of cult classic cars – they’re appreciated by those who really know their cars. And as such can sometimes get missed by the more general enthusiast audience when examples come up for sale. That’s probably not the case with Discovery G-WAC launch cars – […]

eBay Find of the Week : Morris Ital time-capsule for sale

eBay Find of the Week : Morris Ital time-capsule for sale

Keith Adams Never, ever underestimate the ability for our classic car market to turn up some amazing barn find cars. We recently told you about a Rover 200 with 12 miles on the clock which was up for sale and this Morris Ital will seem positively mileagey in comparison, having covered 300 miles – but, for those who […]

eBay Find of the Week : Rover 2300

eBay Find of the Week : Rover 2300

Keith Adams Our friend, the eBay seller known as ‘The Doctor’, has this unerring habit of finding some of the cleanest, tidiest, lowest-mileage BL and Austin Rover-era cars known to man. And this Rover 2300, one of the last of the line, is a great example of just that sort of car… The Doctor is […]

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eBay Find of the Week : ‘Twini’ Cooper S

eBay Find of the Week : ‘Twini’ Cooper S

Keith Adams Here’s an interesting one. Well, when we say interesting, perhaps it’s more a case of scary. Whatever your opinions on the ‘Twini’ prototypes, it’s good to know that there are dedicated Mini enthusiasts out there who have recreated these fascinating might-have-beens. Even better to know that there’s one for sale on eBay… and […]

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eBay Find of the Week : Chrome Metro

eBay Find of the Week : Chrome Metro

Keith Adams Here’s a strange and yet compelling one to get your teeth into – a chrome and carbonfibre-wrapped Rover Metro Rio. Obviously, it’s going to be an acquired taste this one, but we rate this as pretty cool. According to the blurb that comes with the sale, it’s an immaculate low-mileage example, and looking […]

By 23 September 2011 20 Comments Read More →