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Title: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: EuropaTC on Friday,May 26, 2017, 10:14:08 PM
Hi folks,

For anyone searching for an ashtray, there's one which looks almost as new just come up on Ebay UK. No connection with seller, etc, etc.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162529403874?ul_noapp=true (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162529403874?ul_noapp=true)

Brian
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: Certified Lotus on Saturday,May 27, 2017, 04:01:05 AM
Gone. That didn't last long.
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: 4129R on Saturday,May 27, 2017, 06:06:31 AM
At £125.00 = $150.00 someone must be desperate for originality.

We could commission China to make a batch of 700 and treat ourselves to a new one, for less than a quarter of that cost each.
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: EuropaTC on Saturday,May 27, 2017, 08:24:13 AM
I'm not surprised it sold, used ones have gone for similar or even higher prices.   Was it expensive ? For me, yes, that's a lot to pay for a Ford Zephyr ashtray but then again if I was into concours competition then I reckon I'd pay it for a NOS one.

People are paying north of £500 for Elan steering wheels when the only difference between that and a normal Springall wheel is a stamp of Colin Chapman's signature on a single spoke. Now someone getting hold of a stamp to do that little operation would be on to a nice little earner for rainy days !
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: jbcollier on Saturday,May 27, 2017, 06:21:16 PM
Another one already up again.
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: BDA on Saturday,May 27, 2017, 06:38:04 PM
Who knew there were so many ashtrays!
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: Certified Lotus on Sunday,May 28, 2017, 12:12:34 AM
The same guy had 2 NOS ashtrays? What are the chances......
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: EuropaTC on Sunday,May 28, 2017, 08:37:15 AM
I'm guessing he's an autojumbler - a guy who makes either a living or pocket money by trading old parts at the autojumbles that we have over here. It's amazing just what parts turn up as NOS (New Old Stock) even now when old garages are closed down, etc.  It wouldn't surprise me to hear that he'd found half a dozen in a dusty cupboard from a Ford dealership having a clearout.

Brian
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: EuropaTC on Sunday,May 28, 2017, 10:02:50 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152563858049?ul_noapp=true (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152563858049?ul_noapp=true)

even more....    I think the guy has found an ashtray mine....  :)
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: BDA on Monday,May 29, 2017, 05:24:17 AM
This is hurting Certified Lotus's reputation as a scrounger!  :)
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: Certified Lotus on Monday,May 29, 2017, 08:58:41 AM
If it's like the Bit Coin market might be time to buy and hold. These could be worth $500 each in a few years..........
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: 3929R on Monday,July 10, 2017, 08:01:37 AM
The ash trays keep coming.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-VERY-RARE-ORIGINAL-MK2-FORD-ZEPHYR-ZODIAC-REAR-BENCH-SEAT-MOUNTED-ASHTRAY/152608478976?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D44760%26meid%3Dee73934590924a9bb905c28da9c7cd1a%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D162529403874

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-VERY-RARE-ORIGINAL-LOTUS-EUROPA-ASHTRAY/152607630890?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D44760%26meid%3Dee73934590924a9bb905c28da9c7cd1a%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D162529403874
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: EuropaTC on Monday,July 10, 2017, 08:49:17 AM
The guy has definitely found a box of them hidden at the back of a dusty Ford dealership. I don't think I've ever seen so many NOS items surfacing at once !
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: 4129R on Monday,July 10, 2017, 11:56:54 AM
If you think originality and ash trays are expensive, it seems Lotus Twin Cam air filters are like rocking horse sh*t.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Twincam-Lotus-Cortina-Escort-Twin-Cam-AC-Air-Filter-Box-/253014236117?hash=item3ae8d2dbd5:g:6K8AAOSwPK1ZUh29

Form an orderly queue please.
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: EuropaTC on Monday,July 10, 2017, 01:23:25 PM
Phew ! I bet the filter to fit something that strange isn't available at Halfords either....   
Title: Re: Another ashtray on Ebay
Post by: Certified Lotus on Monday,July 10, 2017, 04:18:37 PM
Never seen one of those. Hope to never see one again considering how much they cost.