[ROVERNET - UK] 2000TC on eBay

Glen Wilson rovercar at comcast.net
Mon Oct 30 01:57:04 GMT 2006

Check out this positive feedback!

He apologizes, but he's right back there doing business with the same 
consignor. This is the same person who owns the TC.

A++++as broker I trust him and will deal again, however I do not trust 

*Reply* by ecvs_llc: Thanks Randy--apologies for consignor's 
duplicitousness and orneriness!


Buyer  rb794 <http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/rb794/>

Glen Wilson wrote:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/68-TC-2000-PROJECT-CAR-COMPLETE-BRITISH-LOW-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ260046128874QQihZ016QQcategoryZ6472QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#mainImage 
> This car is down the road from me, and I've looked at it closely. I 
> posted pictures on the web some months ago for Rovernetters to look 
> at. I'm not sure what the reserve price is, but the seller wanted $2k 
> for it when I spoke with him a few months ago. It is a solid car, but 
> it is most definitely not a 40,000 mile car. It has been poorly 
> resprayed, and the paint is peeling in several places. Some of the 
> interior panels have overspray on them. There is some rust in the 
> doors, though I don't think it was all that bad. It has an SD1 badge 
> up front. The engine had all sorts of oil leaks.
> When I saw it, I was told that the trans could not be shifted due to 
> the shifter ball and bushings problem that affects these things.  It 
> had not run or moved in ten years, so I'm not sure what to make of the 
> agent's claim that it had been "started and moved frequently" during 
> those years. It is possible that they have managed to start it up, but 
> to say "it runs and was driven regularly" would tax the Heart of 
> Gold's improbability drive. The air cleaner was on top of a stack of 
> tires next to the car, and I note that it is still not fitted. In the 
> picture, the car is sitting just outside the bay where it had been 
> sitting for the last ten years, and I rather doubt that it got there 
> on it's own power (gravity doesn't count).
> When I looked at this car, I was thinking it looked pretty nice for a 
> $500 or possibly free car, but the seller was adamant about the price, 
> at that time. I'd say that it is straight and solid (except for the 
> somewhat rusty door bottoms) and about 98% complete, but I wouldn't 
> drive it ten feet assuming it would start and go into gear.
> If I sound negative about this, there are two reasons for this. First, 
> the owner is a used car dealer who knows what condition this car is in 
> and has a grossly inflated idea of its value who swore it had 40k 
> original miles on it as I stood next to him looking at the driver's 
> footwell in the pictures. Second, the person selling it on eBay is an 
> agent who is simply relaying what he was told, and he has not done due 
> diligence on this car.
> Caveat emptor, people. The car can definitely be restored, and it 
> deserves to be saved, but we're talking full mechanical and cosmetic 
> restoration here. On the other hand, he just sold someone an 88" LR 
> that was a complete rust bucket (floors, frame, everything) and a 
> non-runner to boot for $4,000 and the buyer left positive feedback. I 
> guess value is in the eye of the beholder.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/68-TC-2000-PROJECT-CAR-COMPLETE-BRITISH-LOW-RESERVE_W0QQitemZ260046128874QQihZ016QQcategoryZ6472QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#mainImage 
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