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bigt80

United Kingdom
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Posted - 02 May 2015 :  15:23:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just happened across this before it finished:-
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sunbeam-Rapier-Fastback-Bonnet-Badge-/171763468706?
It hasn't even got its locating pins! Rather than warm-up the badge and take it out; someone cut the pins off to 'straighten' it .
The club was selling these for £16.25 complete (to members) a few years ago. Well, I guess they must be getting rare, but that much for a damaged one - as the subject says. G.

JPSH120

United Kingdom
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Posted - 03 May 2015 :  10:13:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The crazy nature of eBay right there for all to see!


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bigt80

United Kingdom
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Posted - 04 May 2015 :  12:19:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes indeed & some sellers now latch on to that and even starting or asking prices are quite high sometimes. I know things are getting rarer, but I would urge all forum members not to forget club spares, particularly for mechanical items, where you can often buy parts cheaper. I know there isn't anyone doing it full time at present, but in the meantime, I'll always try and help out & of course AWM & Speedies are still selling parts at sensible prices too. G.
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Rootes 66

United Kingdom
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Posted - 07 May 2015 :  13:21:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a Reproduction badge, only 4 Jewels on plinth, originals had 5
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bigt80

United Kingdom
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Posted - 07 May 2015 :  19:16:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've not heard of that one before. Will have to dig out one I've been storing for my re-build for many years, or one on old (original) car to check that out
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Rootes 66

United Kingdom
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Posted - 08 May 2015 :  07:14:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I may have been a bit quick to judge, googling points to the 5 jewel badge being from the Series Alpine, I have sold a couple that came from early fastbacks with 5 jewels but I also have in collection of new parts one with just 4.
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onefunkyman

United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 May 2015 :  22:05:26  Show Profile  Visit onefunkyman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Glen,

if you are going to make some more of these, then put me down for 5 of them please!


Cheers!
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bigt80

United Kingdom
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Posted - 25 May 2015 :  17:40:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dave, they were oe's obtained long ago & probably still have 5 left: Chap who was involved with Rapier's & is now back on the scene, bought about 100 them 15 years ago: they sell for silly money on the bay Sure we can do you a good deal G.

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Originally posted by onefunkyman

Glen,

if you are going to make some more of these, then put me down for 5 of them please!


Cheers!

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