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    Default Collector, Hoader, Lunatic or all 3?

    http://jalopnik.com/399525/amazing-b...7-classic-cars

    Not sure if the story about "some dude" who has all these cars in a shed somewhere outside Adelaide is pre-server crash news or not, but nonetheless it's here for all and sundry to behold.

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    I recall reading something about this pre GAFC but still it's interesting. You have to wonder how many is enough and what the hell he or anyone else is ever going to do with them.
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    He's only got 68 to go and then he'll have one for every day of the year!
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    The only diference between this collection and our experience is space - as his (mostly Pommy?) cars expired he had the space to park them and buy another.

    We had to dispose of our previous to replace it.

    Reckon a few of us older farts could have a more desirable collection than that shown, given space.

    Ah, if only - - -

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    Quote Originally Posted by fento View Post
    The only diference between this collection and our experience is space - as his (mostly Pommy?) cars expired he had the space to park them and buy another.

    We had to dispose of our previous to replace it.

    Reckon a few of us older farts could have a more desirable collection than that shown, given space.

    Ah, if only - - -

    Fento
    The Hillman Minx Californian didn't do it for you then? Understeer took on new meanings with that range of cars...... Things like an Austin Freeway ute pretty rare these days (perhaps with good reason).

    I've never quite understood this level of accumulation of assorted stuff. I find my six is at least one too many, but then I use them all, rather than have them sit collecting dust.

    I'd love to see the place though!
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    Nah, John, those you mention do not arouse any enthusiasm.

    But a 1925 Alvis 12/50, 1930's Triumphs, Jag Mk 7 & Mk11 3.8, plus other lesser beasts - now you are talking real cars.

    Ah, memories - - -

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    Quote Originally Posted by fento View Post
    Nah, John, those you mention do not arouse any enthusiasm.

    But a 1925 Alvis 12/50, 1930's Triumphs, Jag Mk 7 & Mk11 3.8, plus other lesser beasts - now you are talking real cars.

    Ah, memories - - -

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    Yes! The first time we ever did the old ton was in a 3.4 MkII Jaguar. I always wanted a 3.8 (on a Renault 750 budget, so never did get it). On that occasion we were passed much more rapidly by a "Taylorspeed Gem", which you'd probably just recall as a fibreglass mini variation with a lot of go, sold in Adelaide, Taylors being a big BMC dealer.

    I still think the MkII Jag is one of the great postwar saloons. Back in the mid-1970s they were just about affordable too.

    Amazing collection. I wonder where it is exactly.
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    John,

    My MK11 was probably the worse car I have ever owned - totally unreliable and bloody expensive to maintain. However, it certainly had the most sex appeal.

    However, the Light 15 I owned at the same time was probably the best ever in terms of general utility. Photo's attached (I hope).

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    Hey Donat
    A word from your ex-teacher, it's spelt "hoarder", and you'll know why I took note of your message heading
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    Quote Originally Posted by fento View Post
    John,

    My MK11 was probably the worse car I have ever owned - totally unreliable and bloody expensive to maintain. However, it certainly had the most sex appeal.

    However, the Light 15 I owned at the same time was probably the best ever in terms of general utility. Photo's attached (I hope).

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    Fento
    Great photo. Looks like early to mid-1960s in any new Oz suburb. If it were SA, I'd say Hectorville or Elizabeth. What a pair - talk about chalk and cheese!

    I was put off the MkII by cost and the (then) current horror stories about maintenance costs and oil burning. Mostly cost. I still love the look though and the performance wasn't poor (when running I suppose). I could buy a MkII now, but bought a CX instead (for a fraction the cost) and it is certainly the most costly and least reliable French car I've ever owned, but I do like it......
    JohnW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce H View Post
    Hey Donat
    A word from your ex-teacher, it's spelt "hoarder", and you'll know why I took note of your message heading
    I realised my typo not long after posting.

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    JohnW,

    pretty well spot on - South Coast NSW 1966 - 68, Housing Commission fibro. First marraige, kids. Works burned down, 12 month's worth of penalty rates to spend following rebuild of power station.

    Jag 3.8 manual, overdrive, high comp head, plus others. Second hand from Pommyland with a racing pedigree. totally rusted out underneath (well disguised) and generally shagged. Cost a fortune to repair it.

    The MK7, on the other hand was a Lady. Pure refinement, reliable, etc. A much superior car from the MK11, apart from a little less performance. Having said this, the MK11 really went - that is, on the odd occassion it was actually running -

    Citroen, my first and last Traction, was sold a few years ago, and now resides, I believe, in Tassie. A top little car!

    Regards,

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    Hi Donat,

    ...and then there is: http://www.intuh.net/barnfinds/

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    Petpug,

    the alternate story you have found regarding the Potugese collection is certainly more believable than the more common "find" story.

    I remember the Stumpf Bugatti collection being described as a 'barn find' when news of the collection was first made public.

    Thanks for the link,

    Fento

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    The SA collection is hardly a 'barn find' (no offence to the OP, I've seen it described as such often), it was even featured on 'Collectors' once. The daughter and co-owner of the collection used to post regularly on here and was quite open about the collection and their intentions. The term 'barn find' is an oft abused term these days...I make a barn find every time I go to the shed!

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