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nang
January 4, 2018, 2:47am Report to Moderator

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I'm sorely tempted to get this. Trouble is it's at the other end of the country and would cost as much to ship it as the car cost. What's the value of one of these now in U.K. Thanks.
Tony.
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January 4, 2018, 7:06am Report to Moderator

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On the road in the U.K. 6k ish I reckon


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iggy
January 4, 2018, 7:33am Report to Moderator
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looks like it could be a genuine unmolested mk2 pi, if you want it have a chat with the seller he says in the ad it wont be relisted again, never no you might get it for less


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josh18
January 4, 2018, 9:45am Report to Moderator


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If it's not rusty buy it I reckon!
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JohnD
January 4, 2018, 11:40am Report to Moderator


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That car is for sale, "Buy it now" for UK£1000!  Bite his hand off!  That car has obviously been dry-stored and is in near pristine condition!

But, yes, Invercargill is the Thurso of New Zealand,  as far south as you can live!   Presume you're on North Island, Nang? So about 1000 miles between you, and the Cook Straight.
If you have, or can hire, a trailer, and have a suitable tow car, then I'd say it's economic:   Less than NZ$150 for fuel both ways, double that to include trailer hire, plus $400 for the ferry,  NZ$700 and it's in your garage!
Commercial trailer transport will be more, of course.

OR, is the car driveable?   Can you fly/rail down and drive it back?    What an adventure!

Hope you can work out how to buy it!
John


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andy thompson
January 4, 2018, 1:10pm Report to Moderator

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Its a beauty - quick buff with a wheel and sort the injection - NZ Pi's were beautifully trimmed - best made PI's in the world


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nang
January 4, 2018, 6:25pm Report to Moderator

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Unfortunately it doesn't drive , so yes a trailer or truck job. I'm also in Hawke's Bay, half way up the North Island. My only car with a towbar is my 2500 TC. Probably a bit too much of a drag for her.
I'll have to think about it.
Tony.


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Ridgetone Triumph
January 4, 2018, 10:33pm Report to Moderator


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Quoted from nang
Unfortunately it doesn't drive , so yes a trailer or truck job. I'm also in Hawke's Bay, half way up the North Island. My only car with a towbar is my 2500 TC. Probably a bit too much of a drag for her.
I'll have to think about it.
Tony.


I have A-Framed my Charger behind my Wife's Toyota Corolla once during winter, very exciting!! More than once.
My Herald used to A-Frame my Vitesse, and my 2500 Estate road trailers my Triumph 2000, so not too much of a drag for the car, more like too much of a drag for the driver


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asam_x
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Hi all. Can anyone tell me a way of contacting the owner for his full address. I cant register on the site to contact them as I'm not a resident there. I need details to check how much it will cost to ship to UK. I'm definitely interested. And mad.
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rlubikey
January 5, 2018, 12:54pm Report to Moderator

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I think you'll find TradeMe is NZ residents only. Got any friends or family out there?

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Quoted from Ridgetone Triumph
my 2500 Estate road trailers my Triumph 2000, so not too much of a drag for the car, more like too much of a drag for the driver

Respect! About 25 years ago I rescued a Mk2 PI and trailered it back home behind my 2000 Mk2. A very scary journey, I will never forget it. Anything above 40mph and the combination tried to do nasty things. That journey took ages but we got there in the end.  
The 2000 had no problems in getting my TR4 a year later.



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JohnD
January 5, 2018, 4:19pm Report to Moderator


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I'd be cautious about towing with an A-frame for 860 miles!  
In the UK they are effectively illegal , as most cars towed will weigh over 750kgs and as it is considered to be a trailer must have operating brakes.  See:  https://www.gov.uk/government/.....p;    A few systems can do that and you see them on tiny cars towed behind motor homes.

But a T2500, with a towbar, would be an excellent tow car, and I can see several NZ companies offering transporter trailer hire.
This webpage has a 1969 assessment of various cars' towing capcity, including the T2.5. http://www.thomson-caravans.co.uk/advice/caravanadvice/1969towingcars.htm
It cites a manufacturer's maximum towing weight of 25 hundredweight (1270kgs) and the 2.5Pi as being less than that (23.5cwt), but of cocurse you would need to consult NZ recommendations on what can be done.    https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/glovebox-guide-safe-loading-towing/guide-safe-loading-towing.html

I really hope you can get this car!
John


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dave b.
January 5, 2018, 6:26pm Report to Moderator


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Quoted from JohnD
But a T2500, with a towbar, would be an excellent tow car, and I can see several NZ companies offering transporter trailer hire.
This webpage has a 1969 assessment of various cars' towing capcity, including the T2.5. http://www.thomson-caravans.co.uk/advice/caravanadvice/1969towingcars.htm
It cites a manufacturer's maximum towing weight of 25 hundredweight (1270kgs) and the 2.5Pi as being less than that (23.5cwt)


I would think you have to include the weight of the car trailer in those calculations, as it will definately exceed the recommended gross train weight with a big saloon on it.
But I hope you still go for it anyway !



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nang
January 5, 2018, 7:31pm Report to Moderator

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I've towed a 2500 behind a 2500 before and wouldn't do it again on our roads . Our hills (called mountains) by some oversea's visitors are a bit of a challenge, especially with an unbraked trailer.
John, $700 is not really realistic, It would take me over a week there and back and I'd have to stay somewhere. I'll keep looking for a truck.
Asam, Trademe's rules don't allow swapping phone details but I see his cell phone number is listed in his ad. 0272229947.
Tony.


If all else fails-Read the Instructions! ��Wairoa
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1976 2500TC (converted to S spec) owned since 1998.

1999 BMW 2800 cc Z3 Convertible.
 
2003 BMW 525i Touring.
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JohnD
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Whatever you do, nang, rooting for you and the 2.5!
John


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