Solar Gold 3.0S & Ghia

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Solar Gold 3.0S & Ghia

Postby QuadCamCapri » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:00 pm

Having owned a Solar Gold 2.0S and an Oyster Gold 3.0S it was nice to see a Solar 3.0 Ghia appear locally which looked in pretty good unrestored shape.

So whilst bored at work had a nosey on Google and found it was auctioned last year....
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But then saw a Solar Gold 3.0S in the same auction which seems to have fallen from grace rather quickly as it was at the 45th only 3 years earlier looking a million dollars...
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Re: Solar Gold 3.0S & Ghia

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:35 pm

That's a rather spiffing photo of GMO903W at Brooklands that you've found on the internet! :whistle:

It doesn't look too bad in the auction photo either, just in desperate need of a good clean and a little TLC.

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Re: Solar Gold 3.0S & Ghia

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:11 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
It doesn't look too bad in the auction photo either, just in desparate need of a good clean and a little TLC.

Andrew.

For the price of a cheap indoor car cover, I can't understand why people don't fit one :?
In some car programmes you see a barn full of cars with an inch of dust on them :doh:

Nice colour though as is Tibetan Gold.

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Re: Solar Gold 3.0S & Ghia

Postby QuadCamCapri » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:37 pm

Yes nice pic Andrew, saw it was one of yours on flickr :D

Just seemed to have got quite dusty in a short space of time, agree why no cover.

Ah yes Tibetan Gold, I also like, but not Champagne Gold looks a bit washed out.

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Re: Solar Gold 3.0S & Ghia

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:40 pm

andyd wrote:For the price of a cheap indoor car cover, I can't understand why people don't fit one :?
In some car programmes you see a barn full of cars with an inch of dust on them :doh:

I think that's some kind of auction storage facility in the photo, as both the Capris are in the same shed. Looking through the auction catalogue, all the lots seem to be in the same dusty condition. I can't see that's condusive to obtaining the best possible sale price. Have a look at that blue Morris pick-up sandwiched by the two gold Capris. There is a photo on the auction website of it looking very clean and shiny, presumably at the sellers address before being entered into the auction. Then here it is in the auction looking like crap. Hardly Sotheby's is it? :D

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