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ajaffa1

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Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:30:33 PM »
Don`t see one of these every day. Never been run since manufacture. $5000 is way too rich for me but as a collectors piece it is probably priceless: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/warwick/collectables/vintage-lister-diesel-engine/1207228263

Hope someone can find it a good home.

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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 10:06:13 PM »

That's just too funny.
Even if it was bought new by John Wayne, sold to Elvis, then gifted to Michael Jackson, it ain't worth
it. It's a mystery what makes folks think their iron is worth it's weight in silver.

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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 11:10:18 PM »
Pity it wasn't kept in the crate.  Might be worth that to the right collector here in the US.

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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 01:06:36 AM »

That's just too funny.
Even if it was bought new by John Wayne, sold to Elvis, then gifted to Michael Jackson, it ain't worth
it. It's a mystery what makes folks think their iron is worth it's weight in silver.

I never ceased to be amazed at a lot of things people over price  or where people come up with prices for things in the first place.

I had one on Monday.  3Kw used set of solar panels with an inverter.  Listed as $4000. I thought it was a typo and offered $350.
Got this indignant response back about being so far below the asking price and a lot of carry on.
Told the woman seller thought it was a Typo and sent links to brand new 5 Kw systems installed for $5000.

Came back and said she was selling it for a friend and would let them know.
Yeah sure.  I see it's still listed at $4K.

If the engine looked mint it may have some more value but seeing as it pretty much looks like any other shedded lister after a degrease..... I don't think the collectors are going to be beating the door down.

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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 01:12:15 AM »
So true.
Any day of the week one can browse Craigslist and see the ridiculous over priced ads for tools, equipment., etc that have literally been on there for YEARS. Just what goes thru the sellers mind.........besides a cross wind??
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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 04:23:43 AM »
Yes the price is madness but if it has genuinely not been run it would be very interesting to run it as a test bed to see how many hours it would do before requiring a rebuild. We could run it along side an Indian Listeroid for comparison purposes, same load same fuel. I think I know which one I`d put my money on.

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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2019, 09:22:11 AM »
"Always kept under cover". Sitting beside the garden shed under a tarpoleon for 75 years may not be the gem one thinks it is. Just saying. I have seen first hand the moisture damage that can occur with a CS from sitting unrun for long periods of time. It can be ugly!

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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 03:47:55 PM »
Yep, I bought one of those "never been run" deals on a 'roid. I didn't believe the guy, but it looked pristine UNTIL I pulled the covers and looked inside. I found heavy flaking rust spots on nearly everything, it is very repairable, but it's gonna take a lot of needle scaling and sand blasting.
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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2019, 04:40:19 PM »
He sold it, though

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Re: Unused 1944 Lister CS 6/1 for sale
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 11:31:09 PM »
He sold it, though

Yeah but you never know what price the deal was done at. I'd guarantee it wasn't near the listed.

The engine would have been desirable but everything has it's price... Both ways.  I'd guess he got about 1/4 of the asking price.