Simca 1100 for sale Jun 1, 2020 19:16:39 GMT
Post by orangesimca on Jun 1, 2020 19:16:39 GMT
I hope you are all okay and staying safe?
It is with a heavy heart that I am putting my 1100 up for sale, I was hoping to get the old girl to a good running standard this year but unfortunately I have too many projects that require money and time and the Simca has started to suffer from the neglect and I want someone to take her on before it starts to become unviable.
I wanted to offer it out to the enthusiasts before she goes on the dreaded 'bay but she will need some restoration before regular use and this was the stumbling block for me.
I purchased the car blind in good faith as a solid import that needed a bit of tarting up but unfortunately, the old girl was not what I had agreed to buy and needed a lot more work than I was led to believe, quite how it got an MOT for the import is beyond me.
She is a Portuguese import (LHD) in Orange and comes with a bit of paperwork from the transfer.
Whilst I have dealt with some of the issues, she still needs the following work doing:
- A new dynamo or an alternator conversion, she only charges at just over 12 volts so you can drive round fine during the day but put the lights on and you are walking home. It's not the regulator, as I have fitted a new one.
- Indicator stalk needs changing but the car comes with a replacement. This was actually fine until my niece broke it.
- Starter sticks occasionally and needs a tap to unstick, once freed up it works fine if regularly spun up.
- O/S sill will need replacing from the front wing to the rear door, this is the worst bit on the car and will need part of the floor doing as well.
- O/S rear inner arch has a small hole appearing, not massive yet but will probably get bigger when attacked!
- N/S front wing bottom edge needs doing.
- A few of the tyres are old and cracked, they hold air well and are legal but will need replacing.
- Brake light switch needs replacing, the rear lights work when you feed power to them but don't work off the pedal and all my poking around has led me to point a finger at the switch.
- Wipers will need replacing.
- The body work is scruffy with the odd rust bubble coming through on most panels. The N/S front door also has a dent.
- Either the diff or a driveshaft needs doing, as she has a right clunk when turning (right from memory). Another little nugget that was omitted from the original description...
- Seats are tatty, as are the door cards but there is a mint door card in there as a pattern for new ones.
Now for the good bits!
- She starts and drives, quite well actually, apart from the previously mentioned gearbox/driveshaft clunk.
- Tax and MOT exempt.
- Everything inside seems to work, even the window washer button down by the clutch! The light switch can be a bit tetchy but a quick fiddle and its fine.
- She comes with a boot full of spares including what looks like a GL dash pod.
- It does have a new rear exhaust box of questionable quality but one of the hangers has snapped in the last few weeks. I do have one somewhere so if I can find it, I'll put that back on but it may end up being a bungee.
- Engine runs fine and pulls quite well, the tappets will need adjusting mind.
- The fan works fine but with such marginal charging it will flatten the battery and you will be walking home again, trust me, this is talking from personal experience.
I know this makes her sound like a pile of rubbish and she isn't actually that bad and I have had some fun playing with her, but I don't want someone else getting something they aren't expecting, like I did.
Price wise, I am a realist, I paid far too much for this car, as it was sold as a ready to go car needing some bodywork and as you can see, it really isn't that.
So, I have no idea what these little beauties are worth and I leave it open to offers from you guys if you are interested.
I will leave it a week before she goes on ebay but please speak up if you are genuinely interested, as I would rather sell her to an enthusiast than a classic investor wannabe.
Also, don't be afraid of making me an offer, I have an idea of what I would like in my head but I know I have already lost a wad of cash, so bid me. Just offer some sympathy if I start to cry....
You are very welcome to come and inspect her before you buy, if fact I would be happier if you did, so you can see what you are getting. We'll have to do the social distance dance but we can fudge it.
If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for some pictures, as I can't seem to get them to attach to this post.
Many thanks and stay safe, Alex