[ROVERNET - UK] Re: Adventures in Rover land Part 2

Geoff Kirkpatrick britcarnut at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 2 19:14:00 BST 2005

I guess I must be sitting on a bloody fortune, with three of the 99
existing Rover P4's in the world!  :-)

I'm the lucky new owner of Alan's car, by the way.  I'm having a great
time with it.  I'm planning to take it to the Palo Alto All-British show
on the 11th.  

This auctioneer sounds like he's straight out of a Lovejoy novel.  I do
feel sorry for the car's buyer; it sounds like he has perhaps a $5K car at
best, not a $13K one, and it really was sold under false pretenses. 
Having recently been taken by a Florida crook from whom I bought a
Mercedes 600SEC that turned out to be little better than a parts car, I
don't find con artists amusing except in fiction!

Geoff Kirkpatrick

> > After looking at the car close up I decided that if a Concourse car is
> > a 10
> > then this car was a 3. It had a bad repaint and was hiding body
> filler.
> > But the interior was very nice and original.
> >
> > I think the funniest part of this storey was the description of the
> > auctioneer gave. "Totally original classic never driven in the winter 
> > and
> > less then 100 in the world" My 2 sons had never been to an art and 
> > antique
> > auction before and could not believe that old beat dressers and old
> > paintings were selling for $25,000 to $50,000 really!
> >
> > 

"This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him."
- William Lyon Phelps

Geoff Kirkpatrick, 382 Riverside Avenue, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, USA

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