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

Slatskars slatskars at comcast.net
Fri Sep 2 20:32:14 BST 2005

What was the name of this guy Geoff? It sounds like the fine fellow I bought 
a 1968 MG Midget from. Was he a Brit?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoff Kirkpatrick" <britcarnut at yahoo.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:14 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Re: Adventures in Rover land Part 2

>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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