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Ruby for quick restoration. - Tony Griffiths - 05-03-2020

Go on; you know you always wanted one... Any bets on what it might make?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114138312780?ul_noapp=true


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - Mike Costigan - 05-03-2020

I've never seen seats mounted on blocks of wood like that - perhaps ii's an early prototype! If it's retained its registration number, I reckon it may fetch £2,000.


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - Tony Griffiths - 05-03-2020

(05-03-2020, 12:26 PM)Mike Costigan Wrote: I've never seen seats mounted on blocks of wood like that - perhaps ii's an early prototype! If it's retained its registration number, I reckon it may fetch £2,000.
Yes, the blocks of wood...and note the carefully-crafted - if rather insubstantial - sheet-steel tab securing the front of the seat. With the current push for "patena", some might say get it running and leave it as it is; however, in this case, that might be taking fashion a little too far.....


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - Nick Salmon - 05-03-2020

Ad should have started with:

Ideal for masochist with deep pockets...


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - JonE - 05-03-2020

Could have sworn this was 1850 on carandclassic but it now appears to be 1950.
so 1700 quid then!

There was a lovely, slumbering, tatty interiorerd, one owner for 60 years Ruby on ebay yesterday for 2250 that looked a far better bet i.e. perhaps needed an oil change. That had become 2500 an hour later. (still there - Harrow)


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - Tony Griffiths - 05-03-2020




RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - Colin Morgan - 05-03-2020

Beware - cars tend to be flattered by the photos...


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - Tony Griffiths - 05-03-2020

Indeed, as we always say, "If it looks bad in a photograph, by God is really is!"


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - Steve kay - 05-03-2020

Prices for Sevens as indicated yesterday at Brightwells. 1930 swb RK saloon, £8960, LCES eligible which helps the value. 1931 RN saloon with paperwork, invoices and receipts, £7280. 1932 RN on interesting tyres which would suggest an early intimate relationship with the underside of wheel arches with  a dog on  the back seats, let alone a case of wine, £9070. The 1935 "Nippy" as discussed on this very forum sold for £10,080.

Quite a few non sales, a couple of bargains not built at Longbridge; Riley Merlin saloon for £10,080 and a Rover 10 two door coupe for £6830.

Somebody gave ten grand for a Morris 8 that had appeared on television. My Ruby has made numerous appearances on youtube, does that increase its value? Has a Morris ever been recorded chasing a sheep up Shelsley?


RE: Ruby for quick restoration. - dickie65 - 05-03-2020

I like the honest looking 1934 tourer, I think its good value and more interesting than a Ruby.
It would make a great minimal restoration trials car for someone.
My Wife would not approve of me getting another project.