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Barn find

Post by Jon » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:58 pm

Hi, I found a 1972 1.3 coupe in a collapsed garage. The house is being sold through probate and I'm sure the family would welcome it being removed! If anyone is interested then I can pass on details.
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Re: Barn find

Post by MarinaCoupe » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:26 pm

Hmm, not on DVLA database, been off the road a v long time. However J reg Coupe so v interesting car



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Re: Barn find

Post by balmy » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Where is it Jon?


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Re: Barn find

Post by Jon » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Just south of Salisbury

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Re: Barn find

Post by JoshWard » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:51 am

Hi Jon,
I contacted you on Facebook a few days ago. As I said I would definitely give this a good home. If you can find out some details please that would be fantastic!

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1971 1.3 DL Coupe- #343, Wreck
1971 1.8 SDL Saloon- #5293, J reg
1971 1.3 SDL Coupe- #25621, Engine rebuild progressing well!
1971 1.8 SDL Coupe- #55065, Luscious Limeflower
1972 1.3 DL Saloon- #74890, The good one
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Re: Barn find

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:43 am

Hmm, no further news on this one?

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Re: Barn find

Post by JoshWard » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:06 pm

Sadly not. The original poster got me the address. House has now sold, I have sent a letter but not heard anything back. It was registered April 71 and the first batches of cars built were Bedouin 1.3 DL coupes like this so it is probably older than the earliest confirmed survivor by some way.


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1971 1.3 DL Coupe- #343, Wreck
1971 1.8 SDL Saloon- #5293, J reg
1971 1.3 SDL Coupe- #25621, Engine rebuild progressing well!
1971 1.8 SDL Coupe- #55065, Luscious Limeflower
1972 1.3 DL Saloon- #74890, The good one
1995 Peugeot 405 1.8 GLX- Daily

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Re: Barn find

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:25 pm

That's frustrating Josh. Amazing what unknown cars keep turning up though isn't it?

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Re: Barn find

Post by JoshWard » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:31 pm

Yes they're still out there! Sadly not much more I can do really. Horrible thinking what was probably one of the first Marinas built could be on it's way to the scrappy as we speak!
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1971 1.3 DL Coupe- #343, Wreck
1971 1.8 SDL Saloon- #5293, J reg
1971 1.3 SDL Coupe- #25621, Engine rebuild progressing well!
1971 1.8 SDL Coupe- #55065, Luscious Limeflower
1972 1.3 DL Saloon- #74890, The good one
1995 Peugeot 405 1.8 GLX- Daily

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Re: Barn find

Post by JoshWard » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:53 pm

Looks like this will be coming to the home for early Marinas after all :thumbup:
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1971 1.3 DL Coupe- #343, Wreck
1971 1.8 SDL Saloon- #5293, J reg
1971 1.3 SDL Coupe- #25621, Engine rebuild progressing well!
1971 1.8 SDL Coupe- #55065, Luscious Limeflower
1972 1.3 DL Saloon- #74890, The good one
1995 Peugeot 405 1.8 GLX- Daily

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Re: Barn find

Post by ScreamingLordStokes » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:27 pm

Fantastic news Josh! You made contact again then eh?
This is the holy grail for you isn't it. Can't wait to see some more pics (hope its not tooo crusty)
Well done.

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Re: Barn find

Post by marinabuoy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:42 pm

Yeah brilliant news, can't help feeling a bit excited about that one myself!!


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Re: Barn find

Post by JoshWard » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:44 pm

Yep the owners gave me a call today. Garage has collapsed onto it so not holding out much hope... if it's really bad and really early I will see if I can donate it to Gaydon. Obviously would like to restore it but with my day job museum/conservation hat on it will no longer be one of the very first built if restored. Assuming it is that early of course...!


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1971 1.3 DL Coupe- #343, Wreck
1971 1.8 SDL Saloon- #5293, J reg
1971 1.3 SDL Coupe- #25621, Engine rebuild progressing well!
1971 1.8 SDL Coupe- #55065, Luscious Limeflower
1972 1.3 DL Saloon- #74890, The good one
1995 Peugeot 405 1.8 GLX- Daily

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Re: Barn find

Post by Morris McKinnon » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:29 pm

Brilliant :thumbup: I was hoping they would get back to you on this, well done. If you don't have the time to restore it I have the space ;) anyway, can't wait to see some pics of her in the open :thumbup:

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Re: Barn find

Post by MARINAMADBAZ » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:56 pm

Well done josh!
You the man!
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