Austin Ranger (Mini Moke style) Kit Car
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Sold Date: 02/12/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay UK
Category: Transportation and Vehicles
Ranger" kit car - a Moke lookalike complete with soft-top hood, in excellent drivable order. The cooling system has been fully overhauled with a new radiator, it has a very sweet engine, the electrics have been "sorted" and I fitted a mini heater to make it usable in the winter as well as the summer. It's ready to drive away.
The Ranger is built around an Austin 1300 donor car - using the front & rear subframes and suspension, with a custom metal chassis and glass-fibre shell. It is set-up as a two-seater (has inertia reel front seat belts), but having done some research on this car, I see it was designed to have two back seats - which could be retro fitted. I have always been able to get spares and the car is a doddle to work on.
The car runs happily on unleaded fuel - it has a device fitted to make the fuel compatible with the engine - and either that or "lead memory" on the valves has meant that there has been no valve seat recession since I have owned the car these past 4 years. It's possible the cylinder head has had an unleaded conversion, but I don't know that as I've never taken the head off.
I bought the car from as a project 4 years ago and have basically sorted it out for proper road use since then, and had a lot of enjoyment with it.
The car, whilst not flawless is in a fully usable state and a lot of fun, particularly in the summer - I am selling it as I have too many cars at the moment and not enough room. You can view the car, by appointment in Teddington Middlesex (near to Twickenham). Please contact me by email to arrange a date and time to see it.
I will ensure the car has 12 months MOT before you collect the vehicle, I will also dig out the mass of paperwork I have to go as well, I have most of the MOTs since the car was completed in the 1990s and bills for the work done and parts obtained.
Please contact me by email with any questions.
Successful bidders will be asked to pay an immediate deposit of £100 with the balance in cash on collection or cheque with collection after funds have cleared.
Quick note: I have found the V5 for the car. It was first registered in 1992. I also noticed that it is 1100 cc not 1300cc as I stated above, and I now can't change the main heading, or the original text.
I just got back from the MOT garage, the Ranger went straight through the test and has 12 months MOT. I also noticed that the road tax is paid until July 2011.
I've been asked a few times to divulge the reserve I have on the car, my plan is to let the auction run to the end, however I do want to sell it by the end of the auction this week and my reserve is realistic.
I have been asked about delivery: the car will need to be collected from Teddington Middlesex by the successful bidder.
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