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connor376
27-01-17, 03:17 PM
Hi all

Here is our Dax project for sale
The car belonged to my dad who owned if for 10+ years.
It was first on the road in 1988

Rover 3.5 V8
Holley 4 barrel carb
Sd1 gearbox
Has a full jag twin suspension rear end
Coilovers all round which will need refreshing

Story behind this one is

My dad bought it around 12-15 years ago.
He's put thousands into it over the years I have bags of history

He got diagnosed with MS and they took his licence off him around about 4 years ago so he gave me the car, at the time it was running but needed a water pump

It's sat in a garage since

8 months ago I took it to a mate of mine
We got the engine out
Fitted brand new alt and starter
EP pump with a lifetime warranty
Changed plugs dizzy and got it running
Adjusted timing as for some reason it was out
Bought a new rad and fan to fit

Plan then was to remove the body to repaint
& to paint the chassis too so it was mint

I haven't got the money to finish the project right now and it's killing me with it being such a family orientated project..

To finish it will need in my opinion
New brake discs n pads due to age
Coilovers rebuilding as they're looking old
Repaint 100%
Interior finishing

The car runs and drives it has nos installed a while ago and was never used due to my dad becoming ill at the time, so we sold the nos kit but we need to take the adaptor plate off of the carb as it leaks fuel right now.. easy to sort just needs this plate removing.

I can deliver it if needed

I am open to offers around the 13k mark?

07825957695

Pictures to be added when I figure out how to

dave
27-01-17, 07:18 PM
H Connor.
It's easiest if you can host the pictures on Photo bucket and then link them to here. ;-)

connor376
27-01-17, 09:12 PM
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connor376
27-01-17, 09:30 PM
Time for pics!!

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connor376
27-01-17, 09:31 PM
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connor376
27-01-17, 09:32 PM
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27-01-17, 09:32 PM
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kdavies3
30-01-17, 09:11 AM
Hi Connor, you don't say in your write up if the car is registered correctly as a Dax or not?
It will make a difference to your sale.

connor376
30-01-17, 03:39 PM
Registered as a Dax

Not sure why my posts with pics haven't gone up? Should be 30 pics in total

Also have a video of the car running taken today

Happy Jim
30-01-17, 07:11 PM
Not sure why my posts with pics haven't gone up? Should be 30 pics in total



Slack moderator, I'll have a word! Should be visible now

Jim

connor376
01-02-17, 12:00 AM
Thanks buddy

markyg
01-02-17, 09:47 PM
Hi Connor, where are you based mate? Was looking at a project to do a bit later on due to a business venture. But if the price is right I might be able to bring my plans to buy a project forward. So do I understand correctly that car was originally running and registered for the road so no need for an SVA test? just restoration?

Cheers Mark

connor376
02-02-17, 08:37 PM
Hi buddy

Car just needs restoration yes.

However I have a gentleman coming over from Europe on Wed's who I believe will be taking it home with him..

Will update if anything changes.

markyg
02-02-17, 09:18 PM
Hi Connor,

Thanks for the reply. Ironically albeit i am a brit I live in Sweden. So my plan would also be to bring it back to Sweden. I just noticed that its a Q plate. Is there any reason why your Dad registered it as a Q plate rather than an age related plate from the donor car. Only reason I ask is it can devalue the car quite a lot if its a Q plate. No worries regardless and just let me know the outcome mate.

Many thanks

Mark

connor376
02-02-17, 09:23 PM
Hi Connor,

Thanks for the reply. Ironically albeit i am a brit I live in Sweden. So my plan would also be to bring it back to Sweden. I just noticed that its a Q plate. Is there any reason why your Dad registered it as a Q plate rather than an age related plate from the donor car. Only reason I ask is it can devalue the car quite a lot if its a Q plate. No worries regardless and just let me know the outcome mate.

Many thanks

Mark

I have no idea mate, believe it was already registered before his ownership

kdavies3
03-02-17, 07:25 AM
One thing to realise is that once a car has a Q plate it is stuck with it.
Cannot be put on a private plate or anything else.
Probably the original builder couldn't be bothered with the minimal paperwork required to get age related.
It's a shame.

route66
03-02-17, 10:07 AM
Probably the original builder couldn't be bothered with the minimal paperwork required to get age related.
It's a shame.

Quite possibly not true as I've alluded to before. The situation was very different prior to SVA (pre 1998) if you did not have a donor car / V5.
A Q plate does not imply that the builder was lazy or the car was built to a poor standard.

kdavies3
03-02-17, 11:51 AM
Agreed Steve, wasn't trying to suggest that the build was sub-standard in any way. :-D

markyg
03-02-17, 06:17 PM
Hi guys, the reason for my question to Connor ref Q plate is i now live and work in Sweden and if a car has a "normal/age related plate" then it's straightforward to get it registered on Swedish plates and pass the basic tests over here. Not sure how they will deal with a Q plate reg though. That however is not the big problem as i think they do have equivelant q plate over here. My plan however was to do a top restoration and put a big V8 chevy engine or modern LS, plus top interior and paint job etc. However as a Q plate or Swedish equivalent, i think I might be throwing money away doing a top resto as it will always rightly or wrongly have the stigma of a kit car and affect any possibly resale value further down the line. As mentioned pre 1990 it was a different thing regarding so called "kit cars" and especially compared to the standard and quality you see now days.

But good luck to Comnor as I think he has found a buyer anyway. 👍