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  • Registered Users Posts: 37 ✭✭✭ classichunter


    Sleeping bj40


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,407 ✭✭✭✭ Eric Cartman


    Theres a load of those pottering around rural Romania , in RHD too, no idea of sale prices or where to look but if you fancied a longer distance import it might save you money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


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    €21,500 1979 BJ40 with 2 spares.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel



    For sure. Been there, done that.
    My posts are more a curiosity than any thing else on the market for 40 series in Ireland.


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Yes, but as you'll see from most of the pics in the ad, because it's an Australian car, you won't be able to drive it here.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,179 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    True, it's a whole new experience learning to drive while upside down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,505 ✭✭✭ TrailerBob


    A few guys out to make a few quid on Aus imports. They can be had for reasonable money, especially ex farm and mining trucks. If you get a good deal on shipping then landing a good one in Ireland for 8 or 9 grand is very possible. I'd love one, but prices are prohibitive at the minute.


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭ Mitchomagic


    Anyone doing spare for theses in Ireland,new/2nd hand?

    I have a BJ40 that needs restoration just gauging where to source parts

    Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,505 ✭✭✭ TrailerBob


    There's a guy in wexford doing full rear tubs and body panels, you'll find him on donedeal. Other than that its mostly eBay or the like


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭ corglass


    Anyone doing spare for theses in Ireland,new/2nd hand?

    I have a BJ40 that needs restoration just gauging where to source parts

    Cheers
    Pm me if you like, I fully restored one a few years ago. Did everything, new wiring, rebuilt chassis, new panels etc etc etc. I still have plenty of contacts


  • Registered Users Posts: 284 ✭✭ Bus Boy


    We have just restored my father in laws. I’ve been told it’s only one of 3 in Ireland which has been his since new. Drove it out of a well known Toyota dealer in 1981, they’ve even tried to buy it back on many occasions for a lot more than 20k. A 20k import may look cheap but that’s just the start... It’s 20k for a reason. If I was looking for a BJ40 I’d try source an original Irish one and then start a restoration. A pal of mine recently bought a ‘mint’ Portuguese one at auction that had spent its time in Africa, let’s just say another 20k may have got it ‘mint’. He doesn’t have it anymore. Be careful out there.

    @TrailerBob Classic Cruiser Restoration. Excellent fabricator.


  • Registered Users Posts: 415 ✭✭ browner85


    Didn't Connollys in Wicklow have one for 70k last year ����


  • Registered Users Posts: 284 ✭✭ Bus Boy


    Yes. Repossed from McCabe’s in Drogheda, was part of his private collection. Originally Indonesian, restored in California. Bought at auction in 2015 for €42k plus buyers premium and then put up by Paddy for €72k. Sold for €65k eventually. If it was Irish it would have gone for more ��.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    Bus Boy wrote: »
    We have just restored my father in laws. I’ve been told it’s only one of 3 in Ireland which has been his since new. Drove it out of a well known Toyota dealer in 1981, they’ve even tried to buy it back on many occasions for a lot more than 20k.  A 20k import may look cheap but that’s just the start... It’s 20k for a reason. If I was looking for a BJ40 I’d try source an original Irish one and then start a restoration. A pal of mine recently bought a ‘mint’ Portuguese one at auction that had spent its time in Africa, let’s just say another 20k may have got it ‘mint’. He doesn’t have it anymore. Be careful out there.

    @TrailerBob Classic Cruiser Restoration. Excellent fabricator.
    It would have been worth that to the original dealer seller but only to him. Tax deductible business expense and great advertising. But that doesn't mean it would be worth 20 to anybody else ! I would pay more for a car i used to own that the guy next to me.
    But , great to see he kept it and restored it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 284 ✭✭ Bus Boy


    80sDiesel wrote: »
    Bus Boy wrote: »
    We have just restored my father in laws. I’ve been told it’s only one of 3 in Ireland which has been his since new. Drove it out of a well known Toyota dealer in 1981, they’ve even tried to buy it back on many occasions for a lot more than 20k.  A 20k import may look cheap but that’s just the start... It’s 20k for a reason. If I was looking for a BJ40 I’d try source an original Irish one and then start a restoration. A pal of mine recently bought a ‘mint’ Portuguese one at auction that had spent its time in Africa, let’s just say another 20k may have got it ‘mint’. He doesn’t have it anymore. Be careful out there.

    @TrailerBob Classic Cruiser Restoration. Excellent fabricator.
    It would have been worth that to the original dealer seller but only to him. Tax deductible business expense and great advertising. But that doesn't mean it would be worth 20 to anybody else ! I would pay more for a car i used to own that the guy next to me.
    But , great to see he kept it and restored it.

    I agree @80sDiesel, only worth what someone is willing to pay and all that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    Only the patina one has been sold so far.

    Another one 1971 for 14750

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,985 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    80sDiesel wrote: »
    Only the patina one has been sold so far.

    Another one 1971 for 14750

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    Checker plate has always been used to hide a plethora of nasties, one would want to be really careful for that sort of rope.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    Looks decent . Its not diesel though. 6750
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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭ 80sDiesel


    1982 original , but rusty and non-runner. No log book either. Looks to be from NZ. 6500

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  • Registered Users Posts: 284 ✭✭ Bus Boy


    Heartache right there. Rust in all the usual places. You could start at 20k+ to get that right, and that’s just the body, and then you have the engine, suspension and brakes...


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