My neighbours old Viva

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My neighbours old Viva

Postby mrbedhead » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:42 pm

Hello all, I'm posting on behalf of my neighbour that doesn't have an internet connection. What he does have however is an L reg (1973) 2 door Viva saloon that has been sitting in his garage for the past 20 years. We were wondering what kind of value it might be to someone that would like a little project. I have some images that I'll get uploaded later on.

Many thanks,

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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby rizzo » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:57 pm

Post up some pics Mike and also what model, engine size, etc man/auto?? does it run etc :D
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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby Retro morgs » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:46 am

Croydon isnt a million miles from me so i dont mind viewing it and getting the info on it if needed
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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby mrbedhead » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:32 pm

Hi guys, sorry for not getting back sooner, I'm not sure about whether or not it's an auto or manual, but I'd imagine manual. It's a 1256 I believe. Here are some images:

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As for running, I don't think it's been turned over in a very, very long time so I'd doubt it, but you never know. It's full of rubbish at the moment so that will need clearing out before any kind of testing could be done.

Thanks!

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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby hbpeter » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:46 pm

Not in our register,1256,2dr,Deluxe. Dosent look too bad, any chance of getting it out the garage to see its condition better. Whats the interior like?

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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby Mjones » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:29 pm

What superb garage find! A few months ago I completed restoration on a L reg Viva Estate that had been garaged for 23 years and was therefore in very similar condition to this example.

I would advise against trying to start the engine as judging from my own experience it is likely that the fuel tank will be suffering from internal corrosion and the remaining fuel will be like soup! I can almost guarantee that a replacement tank will be needed. Everything really needs to be dismantled, cleaned and examined.

If I had the space I would love this as a project, but I have three vehicles already. Let's hope that a VVOC member snaps this up. Why not list it on the Vivas For Sale section of this Forum?

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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby 1972nail » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:45 pm

It's been fitted with an OHC lower front panel bulge.
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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby bobblehead006 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:59 pm

To be fair on the pics it actually looks pretty sound on the inner wings etc. a good resto for someone. Needs saving.
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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby keavy2013 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:11 pm

hi mate is this still for sale? if so how much you asking for it and can I have a phone number please cheers alan
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Re: My neighbours old Viva

Postby hbpeter » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:35 pm

Dont know if this is still available, suggest you PM the bloke via the PM button under your name on the left of a post.

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