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Mar 24, 2014 6:28 pm
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Subject: Re: Rare 1939 V12 Coupe, Hooper Bodywork for sale at NEC 12/13th April
Not the first auction house I'd approach to sell this.

It will be very interesting to see if it goes for around that level, or stupidly higher.

What a shame the number plate is being touted, let's hope whoever buys is interested in the car as a whole, and not asset stripping.

Laurence
 

Mar 24, 2014 7:23 pm
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Subject: Re: Rare 1939 V12 Coupe, Hooper Bodywork for sale at NEC 12/13th April
Laurence hi

The number plate may be touted, however...

David is correct, that it is not saleable until the car is made roadworthy and taxed with MOT etc. So it is more likely in my opinion that the number plate will stay with the car for now at least.

imo., Julian is bang on with his valuation of the car as is, and there is clearly one hell of a lot of work to be taken on. But, it is unique, and deserves to be saved, but it is not a dhc, so one wonders where the auction house got the estimate from ?

The majority of people in the club who would be interested, already know about it, hopefully a white knight will step forward...
 

Mar 27, 2014 8:45 pm
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Subject: Re: Rare 1939 V12 Coupe, Hooper Bodywork for sale at NEC 12/13th April
Just found this, a photo taken at the Ellard auction.

Trouble uploading...now there's 2 pictures...ho hum.

Anyway...doesn't look down at heel then, does it. Poor thing.

Laurence

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Apr 09, 2014 5:14 pm
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Apr 10, 2014 8:25 am
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Subject: Re: Rare 1939 V12 Coupe, Hooper Bodywork for sale at NEC 12/13th April
Really surprising ! must have been somebody with the initials F.L.D.
 

Apr 10, 2014 3:29 pm
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Subject: Re: Rare 1939 V12 Coupe, Hooper Bodywork for sale at NEC 12/13th April
Peter hi

Perhaps wishful thinking at 70,000 for FLD1..

My take on it is slightly different. It was the most expensive car by a long way in terms of auction estimate, yet everyone who might be interested in the club knew about it..

So what happened ?

A white knight rode up on his charger and paid the asking price ?.

I imagine that the owner and auction house were given a substantial bid above the lower estimate to close the sale ?

What a shame that the sale price will now not be known !

It might have been a no-sale, but I think not, given how crazy "barn-find" or totally good cars which have been allowed to rot have been making...

Just suggestions, and no doubt I will be proved wrong...
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Apr 20, 2014 6:35 am
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Subject: Re: Rare 1939 V12 Coupe, Hooper Bodywork for sale at NEC 12/13th April
Reading through Classic Car Weekly, it appears the auction and owner received a substantial six figure bid for the car...
 

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