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Welcome to our new occasional blog series with the catchy title:

‘Classic cars that catch our eye that you should buy‘

Today, this classic car caught our eye…

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What is it?

It’s a 1971 Opel GT/J

Where did you find it?

For sale at on Car & Classic, HERE

Why buy it?

Well a Ferrari 250 GTO will set you back something like £23m and a Toyota 2000 GT close to £1m. So you’re getting the rear end looks of a Ferrari 250 GTO and the front end style of a Toyota 2000 GT for literally a fraction of the price.

How much is it?

£14,750

Is that a lot?

Well, there aren’t exactly many of these for sale. According to HowManyLeft.co.uk, there are 29 registered in the UK that are on the road. So importing this one and getting it registered on UK plates would increase the national population of Opel GT owners by one!

But can I fit Powerspark Electronic Ignition?

Yes, of course, we sell an electronic ignition kit suitable for many Opel models

http://bit.ly/OpelGTignition

Was this whole blog post just a cunning way to show readers that Powerspark sell a wide range of products?

Yes. And an excuse to look at cars on eBay…

Seen a car you think we should feature? Email us!

Here’s some more photos:

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Welcome to our new occasional blog series with the catchy title:

‘Classic cars that catch our eye that you should buy‘

Today, this classic car caught our eye…

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What is it?

It’s a 1968 Triumph Spitfire that’s been sat at the bottom of someones garden since 1983.

Where did you find it?

For sale at on eBay, HERE

Why buy it?

With the fastback style hardtop it really is a looker, and being a barn find means it could go two ways… Either you’re about to snag a bargain, or it’s going to go for museum money.

How much is it?

Right now, at the time of writing, £99 with no bids and no reserve and a week left to run.

Is that a lot?

You can buy a good Spitfire for around £5,000, so this auction would have to end at a pretty low price to make the restoration worth the job. Who knows, that’s the fun of the online auction for you!

But can I fit Powerspark Electronic Ignition?

Yes, of course, we sell an electronic ignition kit suitable for many Triumph models

http://www.simonbbc.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=triumph&x=0&y=0

Although we don’t sell elbow grease, and it looks like you’ll need a bucket or two of that…

Was this whole blog post just a cunning way to show readers that Powerspark sell a wide range of products?

Yes. And an excuse to look at cars on eBay…

Seen a car you think we should feature? Email us!

Here’s some more photos:

Welcome to our new occasional blog series with the catchy title:

‘Classic cars that catch our eye that you should buy‘

Today, this classic car caught our eye…

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1968 Triumph TR5 PI

What is it?

It’s a Jasmine Yellow Triumph TR5 with Surrey Hardtop and Overdrive.

Where did you find it?

For sale at Classic Connection, Surrey, Here

Why buy it?

It looks fantastic in Jasmine Yellow, there aren’t too many left and those that ARE still around don’t tend to change hands too often… owners like to hang on to these cars.

Also, check out the photos… Can you imagine wearing a flat cap and driving gloves with a packed lunch in a hamper behind you whilst enjoy some fine English countryside motoring through Scotland or the wilds of Yorkshire? (or Surrey, which is where the car was photographed)

 

How much is it?

£39,950 as stated.

Is that a lot?

Well, in 1968 it cost around £1,260 before taxes, that equates to £20,533.04 in today’s money.

In 1968 the average salary was £1,488, which equates to around £24,839 in 2017.

So the TR5 was equivalent to spending 80% of your annual salary on a car…

In 2017 the average salary is £27,000. Could you buy something as beautiful and desirable as this, brand new, for 80% of that figure, say around £22,000…?

Well, £22,000 is enough to get you a brand new MX-5, so the question is, which would you rather have brand new, machine built, four cylinder, super reliable, quick, lightweight, safety conscious sports car or a fine piece of British engineering bolted to a wonderful six-cylinder engine that’s sure to be noticed and appreciated anywhere you take it…?

But can I fit Powerspark Electronic Ignition? 

Yes, of course, we sell an electronic ignition kit suitable for many Triumph models

http://www.simonbbc.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=triumph&x=0&y=0

Was this whole blog post just a cunning way to show readers that Powerspark sell a wide range of products?

Yes. And an excuse to look at cars on eBay…

Seen a car you think we should feature? Email us!

Here’s some more photos of the beautiful car…

Welcome to our new occasional blog series with the catchy title:

Classic cars that catch our eye that you should buy

Today, this classic car caught our eye…

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1968 Ford Crayford Cortina MK2 TwinCam

What is it?

It’s a Ford Cortina, turned into a convertible by Crayford ‘back in the day’. With it’s Lotus TwinCam engine, this is a real peach of a classic car.

Where did you find it?

On eBay, here.

Why buy it?

LOOK at it! That is one very, very good looking soft top. It’s difficult to make a four seat convertible this stylish. The colours are fantastic, it’s fully restored, and it has Lotus power. There is a lot to love with this car.

How much is it?

£39,950 as stated.

Is that a lot?

No, not really. You can buy Cortina Crayford Convertibles a little cheaper, but not with the Lotus Twin Cam engine and probably not in this superb condition.

But can I fit Powerspark Electronic Ignition? 

Yes, of course, we sell an electronic ignition kit suitable for the Lotus Cortina Twin Cam

http://www.simonbbc.com/distributors/4cyl-points/karmann-ghia-1956-1974-points-distributor

Was this whole blog post just a cunning way to show readers that Powerspark sell a wide range of products?

Yes. And an excuse to look at cars on eBay…

Seen a car you think we should feature? Email us!

Here’s some more photos of the beautiful car…

Welcome to our new occasional blog series with the catchy title:

Classic cars that catch our eye that you should buy

Today, this classic car caught our eye…

 

1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible

What is it?

Well, it’s a classic 1969 Karmann Ghia Convertible that’s been restored and modified rather tastefully.

It’s low, it’s slow, and it’s definitely very cool.

Where did you find it?

On eBay, here.

Why buy it?

Well, firstly it’s beautiful, rare and according to the seller, award winning. It’s also a soft top, and summer is coming. Do you need any more reasons?

How much is it?

£42,000 as stated.

Is that a lot?

Hmmm, possibly, but try building one and see how much it costs. Plus, it’ll take you a VERY long time to do.

But can I fit Powerspark Electronic Ignition? 

Yes, of course, we sell the complete distributor with electronic ignition

http://www.simonbbc.com/distributors/4cyl-points/karmann-ghia-1956-1974-points-distributor

Was this whole blog post just a cunning way to show readers that Powerspark sell a wide range of products?

Yes. And an excuse to look at cars on eBay…

Seen a car you think we should feature? Email us!