FOR SALE SOLD - 1973 Devon - needs finishing

Discussion in 'Late Bay Classifieds' started by salad.dodger2, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. I am reluctantly selling my 73 Devon Bay which I have owned since 2006.

    I have had pretty much all the metal work done by a company called BLASTING DIE PAST, which is owned by Kank on this forum. >>>>>


    The engine had new heads, pistons, barrels etc from Machine7 as the spark plug repair wasn't to my liking so it was overhauled. It has driven about 250 miles since rebuild.

    The vehicle sits in a semi stripped state, in primer apart from window surrounds.

    Most of the work has been done really.

    It's a good, solid, honest bus and would make an excellent project.

    It will need (approximately) the following to finish:

    Full Paint Job
    Loom (original still in place, been hacked about)
    Window & Door rubbers
    Lights - have originals but not great condition
    Pop Top roof restoration
    Full interior - the overhead locker in pics has been sold <<<<<
    Engine service
    Standard wheels refurbed or another set. NO EMPI 5 WHEELS <<<<

    Please see pictures to understand condition of vehicle. Not in order.


    Was being used until I decided to take windows out



    I won't give it away but need to sell.

    I am open to offers so I will start the price at £6000

    Location: Slough

    Please message me on here first.

    Kind regards


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  2. GLWS salad ,you put a lotta time n lurv into your bus ,shame you can’t finish it but realise life’s needs sometimes huh. It is a good buy for someone who wants a solid resto . Good luck mate :thumbsup:
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  3. Thanks Barney.

    I'm gutted but in a position where I've no choice. Life's kicking my butt just now.
  4. £3000 no offers
  5. That is too cheap.

    Why have you dropped the price from 6k? it's only been listed a week hasn't it

    If you need a quick sale you could see what happens on eBay.

    I've just walked past this late bay for sale for 8k and it didn't look in good condition
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  6. That's fine dude. But I've got a sick parent, autistic brother to take care of, huge bills to cover now ive lost my job. I can't wait.

    Plus it's now sold. Being collected tomorrow.

    Thanks for the concern buddy
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  7. Sorry to hear the project ended in those circumstances. Was looking good and had good bones.

    Good karma to you and hopefully another bus will come along.

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  8. That's really sad news, Andy.
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  9. Sorry to hear of your troubles and you have had to let the bus go.
    I wish you well for the future and don’t be a stranger
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  10. Thanks all.

    Fingers crossed for the future.
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  11. I hope things improve for you and your family salad , family comes first and like most stuff it’s hard when things are against you ,take care of ya self too bud :thumbsup:
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  12. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    Stick it on eBay.
    £3k is rotten hulk money.
    If I had the space I'd have it.
  13. Hi, I fully understand its cheap and I could get more, but I can't have it waiting around as its the only option I have to get enough money to last me and my family the 4 - 6 months whilst I sell the house and get my sh*t in order.

    I don't want to sell it but I also don't want a CCJ put on us. I have exhausted every other avenue.

    Let's leave it there if you will guys.

    I'm feeling shockingly stressed and upset as it is. Never in my life have I experience lack of money due to illness as well as watching mum suffer with her disability that the NHS have kept us on hold for since 2015, plus the loss of her mum, my nan, who died in December.

    Thanks and much love.
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  14. Thinking of you and wishing you the very best. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  15. Wishing you all the best. Hope things improve for you & the family
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  16. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    I hope you get sorted @salad.dodger2. It’s a shame you’ve had to sell your van quickly. Hopefully it will help you get things sorted and ba able to relax a bit and be able to look after yourself, your mum and brother.
    Good luck with everything and don’t think you need your van to join in the chat. X
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  17. Always been so friendly here and no complaints at all. I am just so sad that I haven't met many of you at all and the bus is going without doing very much with it at all.

    It's been a very very tough time lately, last 3 have been hell. :(:confused:

    I am staying, I enjoy the chat. In fact, I should join in more, think I need it.

    Will I buy another bus??.......... never say never :)

    Will I restore another bus??......No sodding way

    #muchlove :thumbsup:
  18. That’s a lot of shyte to deal with let alone all at the same time.
    Hoping things improve for you soon chap, I really do.

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