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Post  Kt1966 on Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:26 pm

Hello, a potential newbie here.. My main thing are minis, but I've been offered a Scamp by a bloke who is clearing a yard out. There's a Scamp tucked away in the corner, I think it's a 79 and, to be honest the body is very tired but not much rust. There's various bits missing from the engine bay though.
He is after £500 for it -is this decent ? All a bit out of the blue, but I'd really appreciate any pointers/guidance.

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Post  SUMB on Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:29 pm

Hi KT1966,

The first thing to ask about is a valid V5C or that it has a registration mark that will allow you to apply for one.

Being registered as a Scamp or Kit assembled from parts is a good starting point
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Post  Kt1966 on Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:21 pm

Yes it does have a v5 and a proper reg plate. Unfortunately, it's so buried in other stuff it's tricky to get any decent photos. At the back of my mind is that's it's going to cost a fair to ring it back to life andimwondering if it's worth it as they don't seem for that Mitch even when they are really well done

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:20 am

Kit cars are for fun, not investments, and it's safe to assume you won't get back what you spend on them.   For £500 you should be able to find something that doesn't need a huge amount of work, in fact not so long ago it would have bought something tatty but ready for the road.

If I were you I'd insist on dragging the Scamp out and seeing exactly what's missing and what work will be needed.  Then try to put a value on the fun you'll have sorting it, 'cos that's essentially what you'll be paying for!

P.S. I posted this at 9.20 in the morning.  Where's our server located - Melbourne?
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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:24 pm

Quite right Bob.
My message has been pending for the last 4 hours.
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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:25 pm

Kt

I live in the top of Wolves and could pop over this w/end if its near you.

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Post  Kt1966 on Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:06 pm

Thanks Rob, but we are away this weekend on holiday. That's very good of you though, . My inclination is its probably not for me with what will need to be spent on it etc etc, but if anyone else is interested then let me know and I can put you in touch. Thanks

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Post  cliff owen on Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:06 pm

Is this still available?

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Post  Kt1966 on Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:25 pm

Hello Cliff, no sorry, someone I know bought it.

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Post  cliff owen on Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:29 pm

Okay. Cheers


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