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    Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Which one of you is gonna jump on this gem? I donít know if Iíve ever seen a funnier Healey listing.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scarce-1956...BcQRgk&vxp=mtr

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Poor car!

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Must have been a fire. Aluminum is pretty much gone.

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Yep. The carbs are completely melted. Is there anything that can be salvaged in that poor hulk?

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    It's in better shape than Steven Kingsburys' 100 (lost in the Camp Fire in Northern California):

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Looks like cars I use to see in junk yards in Florida , just a pile of rust.
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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Looks like it died, then got burned up in a fire, then got left outdoors for 20 years or so. The gas cap doesn't look too bad. Block and crank maybe. Wow--I am optimistic, but buying that car would be more like crazy.

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    This is a chance to either build your own 100-4 M or
    100-4 S to your specifications from an original
    numbers matching example

    Yeah, sure. Bet you could buy a fully restored M for less than it would cost to build this one.
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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Sounds do-able to me, looking do-able is another matter. I'm pretty sure the only difference between a straight 100 and a 100M is the badge on the grill....no? Aside from possibly using the gas cap as noted (dubious if the chrome guy says its too pitted) there is a really nice looking cargo strap holding the door that could be repurposed to actually hold cargo.
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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Darn, too bad I missed it__in the town right next door__could've picked it up for free!

    Maybe Lin got it...?
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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe View Post
    ... I'm pretty sure the only difference between a straight 100 and a 100M is the badge on the grill....no? ...
    I think (hope) you're being sarcastic but, just in case, no:

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/...in-Healey-100M

    This guy is basically offering up this car for counterfeiting a 100M:

    'This car could be personalized to be a Factory 100 M, “Le Mans” or 100 S "Sebring".'

    'Personalized' == 'counterfeited' in my book. Now, if it was an original 100M, the VIN tag might be worth a couple grand to somebody.

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    It'll buff out.

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Bob,
    I assumed all on this forum would see my comment as sarcasm. If some unassuming sucker somehow didn't know the ins and out of the 100M world, let alone the 100S stratosphere and had no idea of what salvageable versus unsalvageable looked like, I would tell them to ignore multiple offers to buy bridges that link Manhattan to the rest of NY. Whomever the seller is, clearly doesn't know much beyond Wikipedia entries. I once had a discussion with someone who simply could not understand that you can't simply "recreate" a Yenko Camaro and get the same kind of money that the genuine article brings. He just didn't get that aspect of how things work and what people place value on.

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    I dunno ... I saw a couple of 'Yenko'--'reproduction,' or the even-more-insidious 'tribute'--cars go for pretty good money on B-J auction yesterday (I had no idea Yenko is modifying 2019 MY--I think, just caught it out of the corner of my eye--Camaros). I suspect the 'reproduction' or 'tribute' gets somehow dropped from the description a couple credulous owners later.

    ps. Someone had to take the bait
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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Twelve Grand for that POS? What's he smoking? I can just see a scarve blowing in the wind in that one.

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    I had my eye on the fuel tank cap as well as I think my present cap has seen better days.
    I would like to get a new one and adapt it to accommodate a hose that would vent fumes out of the boot but cannot find a cap on the Moss site for a 100.
    Does anyone have a source?

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    It'll buff out.


    Yep: LOL
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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    I like the last line: "WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THIS AUCTION 4 DAYS BEFORE THE END IF WE FIND THERE WAS AN ERROR IN THE LUSTING."
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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Michael,
    Google " Triumph motorcycle gas caps " and you will see a similar cap as used on the 100. Originals and repros.
    Bob

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    Re: Anybody feeling optimistic? Or drunk?

    Bob--

    Thanks for the tip. There are many interesting caps, including a handsome all-brass cap from Taiwan but it is not returnable and takes about six weeks to ship. I opted for the Lowbrow Custom #83-3875. Interestingly the same seller shows the same cap at two different prices: $28.95 and $13.25. I selected the lower price option.

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