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Thread: Roadster: 2ltr Ford Pinto engine with fast road cam

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  1. #1 Roadster: 2ltr Ford Pinto engine with fast road cam 
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  2. #2 Re: Roadster: 2ltr Ford Pinto engine with fast road cam 
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    MOC member selling?
    They say ‘must be one of the best Marlins’ wow it must be good.
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    Now on Car & Classic as located in Holland at an asking price of £7,495!

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1123884
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_wilkinson View Post
    Now on Car & Classic as located in Holland at an asking price of £7,495!

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1123884
    Milland is a village near Chichester, Sussex. So presumably driven from there to Holland as it was previously in Yorkshire.

    But something is still odd about this car, it seems to have passed through many hands in the past few years.
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    I think maybe the same seller tries to sell his wares around northern france as well, some down as far as Nthn Paris!
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    I believe that in the EU, a car that can be proved by official documentation to be over 30 years old can be classified as such with a ‘historic’ number plate.
    Especially important if it’s ESCA recognised, they can command high prices.

    The EU generally does not have the same legacy of small volume car manufacturers that the UK has, again elevating prices.

    I don’t see this as a problem for resale of kit cars as driving a RHD car in the predominately LHD area carries some risk, and insurance can be difficult.

    You take your chances but expect a 6-8% charge to put a car into your name, normally free in the UK.
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  7. #7 Re: Roadster: 2ltr Ford Pinto engine with fast road cam 
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    My Berly cost me 250€ to get 'Collection' status and a reg no. that was after the French Fed of ancient Vehicles(about 50€) had verified various items of proof and issued a Certificate of Verification, this was followed by a French MOT(about 45€), all documentation was then taken to the Department prefecture, the last bit took less than 10 mins!
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  8. #8 Re: Roadster: 2ltr Ford Pinto engine with fast road cam 
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    Nice car, MK2 with Pinto seems like a good combination.
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  9. #9 Re: Roadster: 2ltr Ford Pinto engine with fast road cam 
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    Pity that they cannot even get the basics right! Now described as a 2L DOHC Ford.
    At that price my Alfa powered one with 5 speed has to be worth at least double.
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