Haven't seen anything in Europe for a while so it's quite refreshing to have one turn up again. The grand tour moves on and now we arrive in Poland with what looks like an Austrian car that's done some travelling. If it is original I would say it is a late Mk1 with some of the crossover interior that went into the Mk11. allegro.pl
That looks really nice. Now how could I drive it here :). You must let us into the secret of how you managed to find the European websites. Maybe you learned from Nick? A Google of Wolseley 18 85 Spain doesn't bring it up from here (using google.co.uk).
David, No real secrets behind finding the cars in Europe, just a consistent approach and tactic. I get most of them via a google search but in order to pick them up I need to do the search every day and select the last 24 hours. That will usually bring up anything new within the first couple of pages. In addition to that an occasional look on leboncoin.fr and subito.it can yield fruit. A little knowledge of where they were originally sold helps too, such as the Morris 2200s which keep turning up in Denmark.
For the UK it is the usual suspects such as eBay and Carandclassic. One site I tend not to bother with is classiccarsforsale which seems to carry adverts for cars which should have been deleted months ago. The classic car mags in the UK push this site but it doesn't seem very dynamic to me. Autotrader still occasionally throws something out and for Ireland (NI + Eire) it is worth keeping a look at donedeal
Through my trade connections I have access to all the cars offered at British Car Auctions but anything older than about 12 years is unusual and I've yet to see a Landcrab for sale. Copart is worth a look, they usually have about 20 or so cars that they describe as classics and there has been one Landcrab in the last year - their cars are usually projects or parts but not always.
Tripplescrew keeps as good selection in Crabmart on the landcrab.net site. Those without computer access or desire also use Classic Car Weekly. I usually buy this about once a month and have seen cars there that have not been advertised elsewhere - worth a look if you are wanting to buy, rather than just having a nose.
All this lot keeps my interest going. If something comes up for sale I usually know if it has been seen before in the last couple of years or is new to the market.
Thanks Nick, that's very useful information. I must admit since you took on this role I have been a trifle lazy in carrying out my own searches. It appears that although I search from Google's UK website I don't seem to get the same results. Perhaps Google is trying to be too clever and biasing the results more towards this part of the world. I certainly seem to get more Oz hits than UK and have Thai adverts on the pages.
If I go to the Oz 1800 website on Google Groups and log in it automatically comes up all in Thai even though my registration shows my base as the UK and language English. There's not even a flag on the screen to change languages, you have to hunt through long Thai menus in Thai. It's not the only organisation to think that if you're in Thailand you must want to read your pages in Thai. Facebook and Twitter do the same (I don't use them but occasionally there is a link to something useful on their sites). Again changing language isn't easy in fact I had to use Google to find out how to change Facebook it's that poor. It should be up front with a flag or English text like many commercial sites.
It's very good of you to continue posting even though you no longer have your car, and much appreciated.