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    Default Another Floride for sale.

    https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/d...853377/?Cr=139

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    That's interesting and you'd have to say it's well-presented. They are good-looking cars, especially for 1957/8.

    I'll leave others for the detailed comments but I don't believe the oval plate. Hopefully, it'll get a generator added before sale.

    Fascinating to watch prices asked for these as the years march on.
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    Wow..
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    That was the ex-Gus Favi car.
    He had just had the resto finished when I joined the club in 94. It was done by an ex Ferrari factory mechanic and a fabulous job. I helped judge the concourse that year, and Gus’ car won just beating John Brigden’s Dauphine Gordini (and many of you know how good that car is/was).
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    For 45 grand an alternator or generator would be nice.

    it's very red.
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    They are offering a test drive, hopefully with a generator. This is a nice car and still an originalish Floride, great. Please, please, who ever buys it leave it as a Floride. There are not many that haven't been Caravellized. Of course there are a few small things not original. The carpet is obvious (although in France it was an option but not like that) The radio blanking plate is a not right, also gear knob, gear shift cover, chrome tappet cover. Luggage compartment mat ugh. But at least the head is painted green. However still a very nice car I hope they get $45,000 for it, don't we John. In fact all of us that own Floride Caravelles will keep our fingers crossed.
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    Beautiful car. Be good to see it sell for that price. Were they 1000cc? I thought 850.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    They are offering a test drive, hopefully with a generator. This is a nice car and still an originalish Floride, great. Please, please, who ever buys it leave it as a Floride. There are not many that haven't been Caravellized. Of course there are a few small things not original. The carpet is obvious (although in France it was an option but not like that) The radio blanking plate is a not right, also gear knob, gear shift cover, chrome tappet cover. Luggage compartment mat ugh. But at least the head is painted green. However still a very nice car I hope they get $45,000 for it, don't we John. In fact all of us that own Floride Caravelles will keep our fingers crossed.
    I might have to hold off selling mine for a few more years until all the cashed-up Baby Boomers have moved through. Once all the Baby Boomers are gone the values might drop again though.
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    I gotta stop playing with my Clio Sport Cup 182's and get all my Florides fixed and on the market.
    Stuff selling any of them all I need is a bigger garage to fit three of each
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvr View Post
    Beautiful car. Be good to see it sell for that price. Were they 1000cc? I thought 850.
    Yes, 850 in round numbers..... It seems to have the correct engine though, so probably IS 850. As it was restored some years ago, it is unlikely to have the 903 cc or whatever the big bore sleeves give (but Renault8&10 may know).
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    It's very shiny isn't it! I love the interior. Very nicely done, even if its swayed slightly from original. I don't mind minor tasteful modifications like this . I think MG does a better soft top though (I'm not talking those English things from a Morris Garage either)
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    The seller's comments say that it has "an all-synchromesh 4-speed manual transmission".
    I thought the Dauphine/Floride 4 speed (Type 318) was non syncro on 1st?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    It's very shiny isn't it! I love the interior. Very nicely done, even if its swayed slightly from original. I don't mind minor tasteful modifications like this . I think MG does a better soft top though (I'm not talking those English things from a Morris Garage either)

    Wooh back there Grasshopper. The problem here is the tensioning lever inside the soft top hasn't been activated making it look rather more withered than it should be.

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    Like this MG production

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    Gosford Museum wouldn't have any idea apart from what they got off the internet.

    JohnW - too long ago to remember specifics (and I was too new to the club). It's been sat in shipping container for 20 years up until earlier this year. As far as I recall, they didn't do any specific mechanically repair of that extent, it was mainly body and paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Like this MG production

    I'm not a big fan of those whitewalled tyres J-man, what was I thinking - I much prefer the plain Jane look.

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    I actually think yours looks better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neural revolt View Post
    The seller's comments say that it has "an all-synchromesh 4-speed manual transmission".
    I thought the Dauphine/Floride 4 speed (Type 318) was non syncro on 1st?
    Yep no syncro on first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Gosford Museum wouldn't have any idea apart from what they got off the internet.

    JohnW - too long ago to remember specifics (and I was too new to the club). It's been sat in shipping container for 20 years up until earlier this year. As far as I recall, they didn't do any specific mechanically repair of that extent, it was mainly body and paint.
    Bound to be 850 then you'd think. Thanks.

    Fancy a car like that locked up for 20 years!
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    I think the blue cars look better than the red car. But then I always prefer blue as a colour for most cars and workshop machinery. I think the white walls with the full chrome wheel cover might be a bit much. However I like the white walls on my car.

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    Oh here we go, my blue one with White Walls looks better.
    The full Floride hub cap and white walls looks great and better than the vented wheels and black tyres on a Floride.
    The stock Floride S hub cap and white walls look greŗt too.
    The only thing that would look better is my red Floride with white walls on wire wheels if I ever find any cheap enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post

    The only thing that would look better is my red Floride with white walls on wire wheels if I ever find any cheap enough.
    That all amounts to a hill of beans if your Florides never see the light of day again. c'mon John you owe it to the public to get your hoard back on the road..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    That all amounts to a hill of beans if your Florides never see the light of day again. c'mon John you owe it to the public to get your hoard back on the road..
    John it is only fair cause we all know red cars go faster than blue.

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    I got more chance of fixing my heard than finding those three stud wire wheels I like.
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