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Cliff
post 29 Sep 2015, 02:34
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Hi, everyone;
It has come to the point of having too little time and too many projects. I was trying to get time to do the Isis but other items got in the way so I am putting it up for sale. I am asking $750 for it. It is a 1957 Series II with automatic transmission and the body is reasonable but needs some rust repair. The engine is jammed but not seized (starter??). I have not had time to go through it although I had the valve cover off and valves all seem ok. There are some other pictures of the car under my profile.

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post 29 Sep 2015, 02:45
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If I brought that home I could start singing:

Our Dee-Aah-Vee-Oh-Arr-See-Ee; becomes final today
Me and little I-S-I-S will be goin' away




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post 29 Sep 2015, 08:33
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ISIS are causing all manner of trouble, but this is the first time I've heard of them causing a divorce.
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post 30 Sep 2015, 19:50
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It is a pity to hear that you have to let the Isis go, but understandable.

15-ish years ago I had to let a series III Oxford woody traveller go - there was just no way I was going to get any time for *years* to restore it.
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post 30 Sep 2015, 19:58
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Cliff, I am sure you already know of this, but here is the site where I would put the Isis if I were you. Free, and they seem to have a very good turnover and success rate. You don't have to be a member to place an ad.

http://www.oecc.ca/catalog_ads.htm



The Isis that I would not be able to turn down would be an Isis Traveller. I wonder if there ever were any in Canada?

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post 1 Oct 2015, 17:40
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QUOTE (Llansadwrn @ 29 Sep 2015, 02:45 ) *
If I brought that home I could start singing:

Our Dee-Aah-Vee-Oh-Arr-See-Ee; becomes final today
Me and little I-S-I-S will be goin' away


Hi, Bob;
I totally understand that statement although I also have a space problem which compounds the issue.

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Cliff
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post 1 Oct 2015, 17:42
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 30 Sep 2015, 19:50 ) *
It is a pity to hear that you have to let the Isis go, but understandable.

15-ish years ago I had to let a series III Oxford woody traveller go - there was just no way I was going to get any time for *years* to restore it.


I get reminded of that same problem and I am getting up in years (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post 1 Oct 2015, 17:54
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QUOTE (Llansadwrn @ 30 Sep 2015, 19:58 ) *
Cliff, I am sure you already know of this, but here is the site where I would put the Isis if I were you. Free, and they seem to have a very good turnover and success rate. You don't have to be a member to place an ad.

http://www.oecc.ca/catalog_ads.htm



The Isis that I would not be able to turn down would be an Isis Traveller. I wonder if there ever were any in Canada?


Bob, the Isis is already on the site. I started a branch of the OECC about three years ago, here in the East Kootenays so hopefully should not take too long. I was told there were five total that came to Canada and at least two were automatics but that is all that I know.

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QUOTE (Cliff @ 2 Oct 2015, 06:54 ) *
I was told there were five total that came to Canada and at least two were automatics but that is all that I know.

Amazing to think that just 5 ended up in a place with as many people as Canada... so very rare even when new.

I wonder what the attraction was to those 5 buyers when the cars were new, compared to the range of North American cars on offer?
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QUOTE (webmonster @ 1 Oct 2015, 14:37 ) *
I wonder what the attraction was to those 5 buyers when the cars were new, compared to the range of North American cars on offer?


In those days immigrants to Canada were overwhelmingly British (they could even vote as soon as they stepped on to Canadian soil!) and no doubt transplanted Britons would have bought most of the British cars. Also people in the few large cities. Prairie people had large distances to travel and chose big American cars, although often with the more frugal straight sixes that didn't sell too well in the US, a richer country.
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post 12 Oct 2015, 12:19
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Looks as if Cliff sold his Isis. Congratulations!

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post 12 Oct 2015, 13:19
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Is it congratulations, or more of a black armband situation?
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post 12 Oct 2015, 13:26
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QUOTE (Fred Oldham @ 12 Oct 2015, 07:19 ) *
Is it congratulations, or more of a black armband situation?


Not if it gets into the hands of someone who will restore it, which is what Cliff wanted. Hopeful at least.
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post 13 Oct 2015, 05:33
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QUOTE (Llansadwrn @ 12 Oct 2015, 13:26 ) *
Not if it gets into the hands of someone who will restore it, which is what Cliff wanted. Hopeful at least.


Hi, Bob and everyone;
The new owner and I have worked out an exchange and he is also one of our local OECC members so I can find out how he is doing with the Isis. I am sure he will take good care of it. He already has a Sunbeam Alpine with which he did a fabulous job so I am sure our branch can give him a hand when needed. Now I can devote some more time to my Hillman restoration and maybe when that is nearing completion, I can look at another restoration etc. So many British cars and not enough time or money (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
Cheers,
Cliff
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