Crabmart - Cars & Parts for Sale/Wanted

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Austin 1800
Date Posted Year Description Price
09/10/14 1971 - J Reg

Austin 1800 Mk2, manual, Limeflower with navy blue interior. Engine approx. 140,000 miles good engine no smoking at all. Suspension down on one side front passenger displacer blown. MOT to December 2014. Good condition drives very well. Call for further details.

Contact: Graham Miles 07748 918099 (Gloucestershire)

£800 ono
06/05/15 1971 - J Reg

Austin 1800 Mk2 S, owned for 40 years by present owner who is now unable to continue restoration. Finished in half British racing green (Hammerite,) new front wings fitted, engine was rebuilt, interior needs finishing, a new headlining was fitted along with a new dash top. There are a load of spares to go with the car - grilles, body panels etc, including a spare engine from a Mk3 car.

Contact: Brian Jones 02920 213770 (Cardiff)

£500
11/05/15 1968 - F Reg

Austin 1800 Mk1, manual, date of registration 01/04/68. Fitted with a reconditioned engine and rod change gearbox. Towbar is fitted. Bodywork described as good by owner. Interior is tan colour & is presentable with only a slight tear on the drivers seat. There are six boxes of various spare parts that are included in the sale price along with body parts including a bonnet, 4x doors used, 1 x sill, 1 x n/side front wing used, 1 x spare engine minus gearbox. 1 x Dalek type hydrolastic pump & 1 x used petrol tank. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT OWNER TO SELL PARTS SEPARATELY.

Contact: Keith Arrowsmith 01325 483938 (Darlington)


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£3200 ono
22/06/15 1972 - L Reg

Austin 1800 Mk3, Midnight blue with navy interior. 50,000 miles from new. 1 owner from new. Garaged all its life recently taken out after 26yrs in slumber, now looking for someone to restore her. Car is not a basket case but requires restoration to front wings, brakes etc.

Contact: Philip Sampson 01909 774394 (nr Sheffield, South Yorkshire)


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Offers in the region of £500
29/06/15 NEW OLD STOCK

BRAND NEW UNUSED MK3 1800 BODY SHELL IN GREY PRIMER
Call for further details.

Contact: Patrick Gordon 07715 677714 (N. Ireland) LOCI Member

£2000
01/07/15 1973

Austin 1800 Mk3, automatic. 3, white with Limeflower trim, 66,300 miles, PAS, tow bar.

I have reluctantly decided to offer for sale my superb Austin 1800 mk3 Automatic as I simply have too many classic cars and feel one has to go to free up a bit of space and give me the chance to use the others a little more. I'm a BL enthusiast of many years and very knowledgeable about the cars so you can count on my description being accurate. It is a rare opportunity to acquire an excellent example of one of these now very rare cars and it is even rarer to find one in this condition with a history like this and will be very sad to see it go, but I feel it is a sensible decision.

The car started life in July 1973 being supplied new to the then joint managing director of Jaguar Cars which at the time was part of The British Leyland Motor Corporation. He retired around this time and maintained it fastidiously, fully undersealing it at an early age, wax injecting the sills and box sections and continuing this treatment as the years went by so no corrosion ever had the opportunity to form in the floor or sills. He also looked after the car mechanically and no expense was ever spared in keeping it in top running order. He loved the car and kept it until he passed away in the early 1990s, at that time it had covered just 49000 miles. The car then passed to the owner's son who put it in a museum and it wasn't used again until it was removed and bought by myself in January 2003.

At that time I treated it to a cellulose respray for cosmetic reasons as it had some aerosol touch ups here and there but I had never seen another with such straight and unmolested bodywork. Today the total mileage is just 66000, the paintwork still looks bright and very attractive but not absolutely concours and the door bottoms and rear wheelarches have never been repaired and are excellent. The rear arches still have all the factory spotweld dimples clearly visible all the way round the rim with no corrosion or filler. The sides of the car are free from car park dinks and dents and the like. The chrome is all very good and shiny. Underneath it has a thick layer of underseal and there is no corrosion, welded repairs or dents/scrapes. The original jacking plugs are still present in the jacking points and the original sills are totally corrosion free along their entire length. Under the bonnet the inner wings have never been welded but it could do with detailing if the new owner was fussy about showing it under there. The front wings are original. The car has optional overriders with the rubber inserts which really suit it and a towbar is fitted.

Inside it is very good with just a very minor age related split to the driver's seat backrest, low down and hardly noticeable. There is also a little sun fading to the front plastic door bins, but again hardly noticeable. I have a roll of original Olive Ambla seat material the new owner could have if they wanted to have the seat professionally repaired. The panel concerned is plain with no fake stitching so a perfect repair could be carried out if desired. The headlining and dash are excellent and it still has it's original option Radiomobile pushbutton radio with speaker mounted in the dash top and I have the original operating instructions for this.The car also comes with it's original handbook.

Mechanically the car is excellent. It runs beautifully with a lovely exhaust note, the very rare factory option BW35 automatic transmission performing excellently with the kickdown operating smartly and the parking pawl working as it should. The very rare smooth and efficient hydraulic power assisted steering makes the car a delight to drive and I've hardly ever had to top up the fluid in my twelve years of ownership. Engine oil consumption is also very good.

There is loads of paperwork with the car and MOTs going back years. It has just passed it's MOT with no advisories and is tax exempt. It is a lovely car to drive and will cruise at 70mph all day long on the motorway and you could drive anywhere in it. It has been carefully maintained regardless of cost in my ownership with further wax injection carried out. It had a new genuine Unipart full exhaust last year, a good quality new battery and two new heavy duty "Club" engine mountings recently fitted. The cylinder head was fitted with hardened valve seats a few years ago for permanent, trouble free running on unleaded petrol so no worries there. It has only been used in the summer months in my ownership and that added to it's museum stay means it's been many years since it's seen a salted winter road so it's very rare to have an opportunity like this. Also you can count on one hand the amount of surviving Austin or Morris 1800 Automatics so it's a very, very rare car and having the power steering makes it even rarer.

Contact: Ian Kennedy 07506 593081 (Telford, Shropshire)


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Offers around £4250

 

Morris 1800
Date Posted Year Description Price
10/04/15 1968

Morris 1800 Mark 1 "S" Left Hand Drive - car is Swedish registered. Grey with grey interior. 74Kw Engine equipped with twin carbs and carries Downton Tuning insignia (see pictures).

For more information please contact: Anders Karlsson +46 705 898 345


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Sensible offers around £7000
06/07/15 1972

Morris 1800 Mk3, manual, genuine 22600 miles from new!

Damask Red with Spanish Rose unmarked interior. Carpets are good but sun-faded. The headlining is perfect, just as from the factory with the original BL glue marks. The exterior is good with no rot evident on the bodywork or underneath the car. The paintwork has thinned in a couple of places due to over polishing.

The car spent most of its life in a private museum in Dover which explains the low miles. This is an original unmolested car. The current owner purchased the car and drove it with out fault from Dover to Sheffield. Only selling as downsizing in property and have no space for the car – will only sell to a genuine enthusiast who will cherish and look after this car.

There is every M.O.T. with the car to verify the mileage as correct. A few invoices for recent work carried out including new clutch cylinder. To be fair the car would benefit from a complete respray to improve its exterior appearance.

Contact: Robin Hobson 0114 288 2425 or 07850622804 (Sheffield)


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£3250

 

Austin/Morris 2200
Austin Kimberley/Tasman

Date Posted Year Description Price
06/11/14 1972

Morris 2200, for sale/restoration/parts. First registered 1972, has v5, and mot certificates from 1993-7. Slight damage on front wing which is repairable. Complete car in need of restoration. Mileage is over 100,000. Vehicle is in Edinburgh, Scotland. All offers considered.

Contact: John Torrance Tel 07505 147231

Offers

 

Wolseley 18/85 & Six
Date Posted Year Description Price
06/07/15 -

Wolseley Six for restoration, automatic, just over 57,000 miles, Cosmic Blue with blue interior.

Main work required is to the offside, requires a new front valance and the bottom halves of the doors (see images). Away from that you'd not guess it was the same car. Rear is lovely with good chrome and the nearside is very good too. Overall apart from the offside and front it shows few signs of any rust.

The rubbers are all good so the interior, whilst suffering from normal Wol-6 pathetic finishing on the seats, is good. Good tyres too. The missing hubcaps are in the boot as are the front indicators. It's been well maintained by the previous owner but now needs the carbs need taking off and cleaning up.

It'll make a lovely car when done - nice colour too!

Contact: Michael Sanchez Tel 01926 811116 (near Coventry)


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Offers in the region of £800

 

Restoration Projects & Donor Cars
Date Posted Year Description Price
09/10/14 1973/74 - M Reg

Morris 1800 Mk3, manual, Midnight blue with red interior. Suspension down due to being stood for 2yrs. Engine was running when parked up 72000miles, brakes need attention, body good. Restoration project. Call for further details.

Contact: Graham Miles 07748 918099 (Gloucestershire)

£500 ono
06/11/14 1972

Morris 2200, for sale/restoration/parts. First registered 1972, has v5, and mot certificates from 1993-7. Slight damage on front wing which is repairable. Complete car in need of restoration. Mileage is over 100,000. Vehicle is in Edinburgh, Scotland. All offers considered.

Contact: John Torrance

Offers
01/12/14 -

Austin 3-Litre, automatic, blue. Vehicle is in perfect running order, engine and running gear perfect, V5 and all paperwork present. This vehicle is a restoration project or spares source. No MOT, stored for a number of years and now surplus to requirements.

I am willing to transport this vehicle for the purchaser at cost, to be agreed prior to delivery. Inspection ramp available for viewing.

Contact: Ronald Laird Tel: 01659 58718 or Mobile: 07880 544339 (Dumfriesshire) LOCI Member


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£1000 no offers
UPDATED
26/01/15
1967

Morris 1800 Mk1, Arctic white with black interior. The car will need a full recommissioning - see pictures and call for more information. The owner also has some spares he needs to rehome MK2 doors, full set of black seats for a MK2 car & a Mk 2 engine. The car is located in Quinton near Birmingham just off the M5 Junction 3.

Contact: 0121 426 1274 (Birmingham)


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Offers
06/05/15 1975

Austin 1800 Mk3, Automatic, Glacier white with brown interior. Restoration or parts. Car will need recovering. Call for further details.

Contact: Patrick Gordon 07715 677714 (N. Ireland) LOCI Member

£500 ono
06/05/15 1973

Morris 1800, Automatic, Midnight blue with navy interior. Restoration project. Runner but needs restoration work to reach MOT standard. Needs new sill for definite. Car will need recovering. Call for further details.

Contact: Patrick Gordon 07715 677714 (N. Ireland) LOCI Member

£1000 ono
06/05/15 1972

Wolseley Six Automatic, Glacier white with navy interior (needs re trimming) Complete restoration needed but not a basket case. Car will need recovering. Call for further details.

Contact: Patrick Gordon 07715 677714 (N. Ireland) LOCI Member

£600 ono
06/05/15 1971 - J Reg

Austin 1800 Mk2 S, owned for 40 years by present owner who is now unable to continue restoration. Finished in half British racing green (Hammerite,) new front wings fitted, engine was rebuilt, interior needs finishing, a new headlining was fitted along with a new dash top. There are a load of spares to go with the car - grilles, body panels etc, including a spare engine from a Mk3 car.

Contact: Brian Jones 02920 213770 (Cardiff)

£500 ono
22/06/15 1972 - L Reg

Austin 1800 Mk3, Midnight blue with navy interior. 50,000 miles from new. 1 owner from new. Garaged all its life recently taken out after 26yrs in slumber, now looking for someone to restore her. Car is not a basket case but requires restoration to front wings, brakes etc.

Contact: Philip Sampson 01909 774394 (nr Sheffield, South Yorkshire)


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Offers in the region of £500

 

Cars Wanted
Date Posted Year Description Price
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NONE AT THIS TIME

 

 

Parts For Sale/Wanted
Date Posted Description Price
18/08/14

FOR SALE
Used spares:

Wolseley Six/2200 Engine & auto box. 41300 miles last run 18 months ago. Engine now out of car. Needs water pump changed. Take a chance on this Engine - £75.00.

Wolseley Six glove box door - £8.00
Wolseley Six rear lights Complete - £10.00

Wolseley 18/85
Padded door pulls, tan in colour, full set - £10.00
Pair of sun blinds (for quarter lights) pull down for 18/85 - £10.00

2 Wolseley grills with lights Good Condition - £12.00 each

2200 rear quarter lights, good condition - £10.00 the pair
Map reading light Chrome plated - £10.00
2 Lucas spot lights, oblong with covers - £15.00 the pair

2200 Drive shafts with hubs £10.00 each
Front & rear screens - £6.00
1800/2200 Complete wiper gear & motor - £12.00

Contact: Vic Cosnett 01384 372371 (Dudley) LOCI Member

prices - see listing
23/09/14

WANTED

Wooden dash for 1971 Wolseley 18/85 Mk2, also wooden doorcaps for same.

Contact Hugh McGowan 07868 704512 LOCI Member

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25/10/14

WANTED

Land crab inner CV joints

Contact Neil Duke 07770 340483

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04/01/15

FOR SALE
1800 Mk2 parts - doors, full set of black seats, engine

Contact: 0121 426 1274 (Birmingham)

Offers
02/02/15 WANTED
Navy Blue interior / Front Seat for Austin 2200.

Contact Maarten Kempen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) LOCI Member
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15/02/15

FOR SALE
Austin 1800 Mk2 Handbook

I have an original British Leyland Austin 1800 Mk 2 owner's handbook, dating from 1970, that I would like to pass on to an enthusiast. Reasonable offers please.

Contact: Roger Steele (Nottingham)


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Offers

18/02/15

FOR SALE

Austin 3-Litre power steering rack - £120 ono

Contact: Steve Bates 0121 628 0924 or 07958 804818 (Birmingham) LOCI Member

£120
13/03/15

FREE TO ENTHUSIAST

Austin 1800 Handbook

Original hand book which I would like to let someone have rather than throw away.

Contact: John Worrall

FREE
UPDATED 22/03/15

FOR SALE
1800 parts

Austin/Morris 1800 Boot Lid. In a good condition with small amount of work around boot lock. £25 ono

Austin/Morris 1800 Bonnet. In a good condition with minimal surface rust and some bare metal. SORRY, NOW SOLD!

Tow bar, tow ball and electric socket SORRY, NOW SOLD!

Contact: Tim Brown 07814 422507 (Hertfordshire)
LOCI Member


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prices - see listing

UPDATED 10/04/15

BREAKING FOR PARTS

Morris 1800 Mk1, E Reg. Breaking for spares.

Rear seat back in good condition for £50.00
Full MK 1 headlining in good condition SORRY, NOW SOLD!

What do you need? Call or email with your requirements. Small items can be posted. Large items will have to be collected or we can pass on via club meetings.

Contact: Dave Stretton 01226 237829 (Barnsley, Yorkshire) LOCI Member


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22/04/15

FOR SALE

1 x Brand new automatic gearbox for 18/85 or 1800 - unused still crated - £250.00 ono

Collection only

Contact Pete Allen Tel: 07881 475832 (West Yorkshire) LOCI Member

£250
20/05/15

BREAKING FOR PARTS

2 x Wolseley Sixes, all parts available, what do you need?

Contact: Ronald Laird Tel: 01659 58718 or Mobile: 07880 544339 (Dumfriesshire) LOCI Member

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22/06/15

1800 PARTS FOR SALE

A Job lot of what I believe to be Austin 1800 spares including front and rear windscreens, wiring harness, front and rear light blue seats and some door and dashboard upholstery, engine/gearbox and various other parts.

Please call Ian on 07788 910004 (Rugby, Warwickshire)


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Offers

24/06/15

WANTED AUSTIN 3-LITRE PARTS

Heated rear windscreen and a driver's side headlamp panel (from an otherwise scrap wing) for an Austin 3-Litre.

Happy to pay a good price for either items to help restore a much loved car to her former glory. Thank you.

Contact Mike Bennett

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