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Apparently the C60L sold yesterday for 2.5 times the price it had been on the open market for ages....and not previously sold.

 

All seems very strange.

 

Perhaps Nigel Hay will elucidate in next months CMV magazine.

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The one that went for 43K was a real one. The repro one went for 17k.

 

So the repro is a weapon's carrier with newly made body on it?

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I can't see the final sale prices on the links given. How do I get them to appear?

 

- MG

 

Prices are now gone from the website but I wrote down all of them so just ask if you want to know about certain lots.

 

 

So the repro is a weapon's carrier with newly made body on it?

 

I don't know. I didn't pay much attention to it at the viewing but it would have fooled me. I wonder what makes it a repro too...

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Prices are now gone from the website but I wrote down all of them so just ask if you want to know about certain lots.

Thanks,

I'd be interested to know what the two Ward laFrances and the Sterling wrecker went for?

Cheers - MG

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To me the deal was the big Coleman Aircraft Tug - that would have been worth a speculative bid - ah well.

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Thanks,

I'd be interested to know what the two Ward laFrances and the Sterling wrecker went for?

Cheers - MG

 

Lot #7 €10,250

Lot #8 €17,500

Lot #9 €14,758

 

All excl. the 40% premium & vat.

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I'm not sure whether the WLF's were good prices or not, although a lot of vehicle for about £ 17k .

What do the WLF owners on here think ?

What I found astounding was the halftrack.......I'm sure there must have been something special that only a few knew about it....maybe thats the one Patton pi**ed into the Rhine from in 1945.

We saw it and to the untrained eye it looked like a lot of other halftracks I have seen....looked after but 106000 euro i just dont see that.

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Something very similar occurred when the same auctioneer (who specialises in bankrupty sales and foreclosures, not collector's items) dealt with the disposal of the business assets of the deceased former Belgian Norton motorcycle importer. Whilst he was alive, he was a man known for avoiding a paper trail.

 

I know what I think....

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Prices are now gone from the website but I wrote down all of them so just ask if you want to know about certain lots.

 

Could I get the price of Lot 22, the Federal aircraft tractor? I really liked the look of it but good sense prevailed.:undecided:

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Could I get the price of Lot 22, the Federal aircraft tractor? I really liked the look of it but good sense prevailed.:undecided:

 

€4300 ex premium & vat. Awesome machine indeed :D

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I'm not sure whether the WLF's were good prices or not, although a lot of vehicle for about £ 17k .

What do the WLF owners on here think ?

 

The market rate for an average restored WLF with a petrol engine in the UK is around £12k - £14. Maybe a bit more for a really nice one.

 

Lots 8 & 9 both went for £18,724 and £15,789 respectively incl. the 40% and both need money spent to properly restore them. I am basing my comments on what is shown in the photos.

 

Lot 8: M1A1. wrong front bumper, extra lights and reflectors added, wrong mirrors, missing pioneer tools, bars added under rear body, missing speedo. Est. £850 in parts to rectify.

 

Lot 9: M1A1. running on external fuel tank (tanks are prone to rotting out), wrong tyres, missing Sirenlite, wrong air gauge, wrong speedo. Est. £2900 in parts to rectify.

 

Lot 16 is an M1. I'd be interested to know what this fetched. Wrong cab fitted (this would have to be fabricated from scratch), running on external fuel tank, modified air system, wrong tyres, extra brackets and cable reelers added, missing spare wheel. Est. £7850 to rectify.

 

There is no shortage of these trucks on the market so why pay over market rate? Hopefully there were elements not visible in the photos which made them more appealing.

 

- MG

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From what I saw when I went over, the wards did not really stand out to me, in fact I thought most of the lots were average, I think people got carried away with the bidding, who knows.

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The market rate for an average restored WLF with a petrol engine in the UK is around £12k - £14. Maybe a bit more for a really nice one.

 

Lots 8 & 9 both went for £18,724 and £15,789 respectively incl. the 40% and both need money spent to properly restore them. I am basing my comments on what is shown in the photos.

 

Lot 8: M1A1. wrong front bumper, extra lights and reflectors added, wrong mirrors, missing pioneer tools, bars added under rear body, missing speedo. Est. £850 in parts to rectify.

 

Lot 9: M1A1. running on external fuel tank (tanks are prone to rotting out), wrong tyres, missing Sirenlite, wrong air gauge, wrong speedo. Est. £2900 in parts to rectify.

 

Lot 16 is an M1. I'd be interested to know what this fetched. Wrong cab fitted (this would have to be fabricated from scratch), running on external fuel tank, modified air system, wrong tyres, extra brackets and cable reelers added, missing spare wheel. Est. £7850 to rectify.

 

There is no shortage of these trucks on the market so why pay over market rate? Hopefully there were elements not visible in the photos which made them more appealing.

 

- MG

 

Thank you for your reply.

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I heard from several people who bid on lots , also spares , that they got a message that even after they had the winning bid , it was cancelled. ?? Can they do that ?

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Lot 16 is an M1. I'd be interested to know what this fetched. Wrong cab fitted (this would have to be fabricated from scratch), running on external fuel tank, modified air system, wrong tyres, extra brackets and cable reelers added, missing spare wheel. Est. £7850 to rectify.

 

 

Lot 16 made €4.700 ex. 40%.

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I heard from several people who bid on lots , also spares , that they got a message that even after they had the winning bid , it was cancelled. ?? Can they do that ?

 

Maybe they had a reserve price on these items?

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As I understood there was No reserve on any lots just a starting price.

We were also told that all vehicles that were on the video running/driving, were all using external fuel tank (although not possible to see on all vids) this was due to insurance.No fuel SHOULD have been in main tanks.All batteries were also removed. I may/could be easily lead but thats seems sensible.

Hell of a job bump starting the Sherman......

Edited by gas 44

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Lot 16 made €4.700 ex. 40%.

Thanks,

 

At a touch under £5,000 incl. the 40% that was probably a fair price.

 

- MG

Edited by TooTallMike

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what did the jeep make anybody! just got back from anglia car auctions i went up to £17400 on a 1944 gpw i gave up it went for £17600 if it sold on my next bid it would have come to £18968 with the 5% plus vat i dont know where it would have gone if i kept bidding :undecided:

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I believe I saw it posted at 30k cant remember if that was +40%

Also for a '44 it was a scripted tub. :nut:

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I believe I saw it posted at 30k cant remember if that was +40%

Also for a '44 it was a scripted tub. :nut:

 

Yes i noticed that. I've got a "44" GPW and there seemed a lot of things that were not the same as the one there.

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I dont have a problem with a mix if u know why. My jeep is a british army rebuild and I knowvher rebuild no. But a jeep without that info worrys people.

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