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A Sunbeam, but yet other British cars...

Sherlock

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This one in Washington State came to my attention...

https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___1968-Sunbeam-Arrow-station-wagon_W0QQitemZ190283722046QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20TrucksQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Cars_Trucks?hash=item190283722046&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A7|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Now if only I had the money... :cry: I just have to hope cars like this will still be around when I can finally afford a classic car...
 
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Plus shipping... Plus whatever work it needs... Plus, I don't have storage space right now... Plus... Shall I continue?
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Besides, I've decided to pursue acquisition of camera gear rather than the purchase of an old car, as I am trying to build a small-scale photography business, so...
 

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Sherlock said:
Besides, I've decided to pursue acquisition of camera gear rather than the purchase of an old car, as I am trying to build a small-scale photography business, so...

I don't know, I think a distinctive vehicle to take to your shoots. Looks like just the right size. a nice sign on the side...
 

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I understand not wanting to pay shipping charges...I don't like them either - they just drive up the initial purchase cost.
 

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If only the spitfire was done. That would make a nice grocery getter and kid hauler.
 
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And Tony,

Beyond the shipping...

As we all know, old cars are essentially money pits, who knows how much money that car needs to get going... I'm just not in a position of any sort to purchase an old car right now, for quite some time yet...
 

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That is a very cool car, you would definitely never see another at the car show. If it was closer I would save it.
 

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Kennewick,Washington has a fairly dry climate,
so if it was a local car,shouldn't have more than
minor rust (& I don't mean Morris Minor rust).
The outside looks a lot like a MKII Cortina wagon,
also very rare nowadays.

- Doug
 

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It would be a real pain to bring in a car like that from the US. Needs a very strict inspection to be registrable. Best to find a local car when ready. Shame as it looks like it will go cheaply.
 

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A very interesting Sunbeam. And an automatic. I will watch and see what comes of it. I wonder if there's a reserve price? Shipping is such a pain, unless you live on an Interstate. Dream on, dream on. Eastern Washington might be considered dry, but only relative to North Western Washington. It would be great if someone on the Forum could snag it.
 

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You have been saved. That model is a giant POS and a money trap that you wouldn't be able to give away if you restored it.

I test drove one in 1968 - total garbage. Ended up buying an Imp instead, and then selling it a couple of weeks later when it proved unable to perform a hill start. Loevely engine, though.

You'd be much better off to adopt a non-orphan car like an Austin Cambridge.
 

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billspohn said:
You have been saved. That model is a giant POS and a money trap that you wouldn't be able to give away if you restored it.

I test drove one in 1968 - total garbage. Ended up buying an Imp instead, and then selling it a couple of weeks later when it proved unable to perform a hill start. Loevely engine, though.

You'd be much better off to adopt a non-orphan car like an Austin Cambridge.

Any car fitted with a single Zenith Stromberg carburettor should be a massive sign that the car is a POS!
 
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