[ROVERNET - UK] Suspect listing on e-bay

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sat Jul 9 04:20:31 BST 2005

Jim Moule of Sydney ROC fame had one.  This isn't it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Gale" <agale at ihug.com.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 12:43 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Suspect listing on e-bay

> There is what looks to be a nice 1934 Speed 14 on e-bay at the moment.
> Number 4559720050 ending on the 12th.
> Seller claims this is a "Blue Train" car.  My recollection is that the 
> blue train rover was a 1929 ish model (the race took place in 1930) and 
> was a 2 litre car, not the 1.6 litre model advertised here - or did the 
> marketing chaps in rover subsequently append the "blue train" tag to this 
> model?  Motoring PR was as shameless then as it is now.
> Owner claims there are only five others of this "rear" (sic) model in the 
> world.  As few as that?
> Current bidding has slowed at the $A15,850 mark, and the reserve is not 
> yet met - so it seems the seller is keen to reach "world parity" pricing..
> Alan Gale
> Melbourne Australia
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