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#1 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:02 AM

Just thought I'd post an update, I bought it from eBay in September last year, its a LHD Polish import. It sat at my mates scrapyard until Jan when I put it in for test which it passed needing a caliper, h brake cable, 2 tyres and some niggly little things. Insured last week and tomorrow I'm off to the DVLA with an arsenal of paperwork and forms in order to get tax and uk plates. Happy days :D


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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

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#2 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:15 AM

It's an '84 Polonez in fantastic beige

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:18 AM

Cool!, got any photos?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

Loads. Was trying to sus adding some, i get the html tags but im on my mobile so its diff. to upload to a 3rd party site then link on here... ph is easy as is facebook but i struggle on other forums!

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


#5 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:26 AM

You need the code that ends .JPG and put it between the and brackets, posting them from a phone though is very hard.

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#6 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:35 AM

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


#7 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:38 AM

did that work? I only see half the pic!

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


#8 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:46 AM

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


#9 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:50 AM

The bottom ones better, The top ones a bit big, check out the size of the rear bumper! It's like a American spec Volvo!

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#10 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:58 AM

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:37 AM

I thought these had all disappeared. The last one I saw was when I was about 12 and our neighbour had one which was bright orange I think. It's like I'm rediscovering Eddie's (that was our neighbour, btw) cars in beige, what with your FSO and my Princess, I'll have to remember what other cars he had and see if they turn up in beige too!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:08 AM

Hey i remember this on eBay, someone was selling a load of old eastern bloc cars from a film project or something, this was defo one of them, it was about 4-6 months ago I think

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:35 AM

Hey that's a flaming epic motor, let us know how you get on at the DVLA :D

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:22 AM

Thats excellent, best of luck with the DVLA, shouldn't be a problem!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:16 PM

Lovely! Looks like the most basic trim level and spec too. 8)

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:35 PM

test

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

yes this is one of those so called film cars, I was told when loading up that it would be in last octobers Spooks (which it wasn't)

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

And the DVLA, what a miserable experience. I've no idea what will come of todays outing. I paid the admin fee and road tax and filled out a customs form as if I had brought it over personally.

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:50 PM

Nice FSO, Samba S - whare abouts are you based? Welcome to the forum, by the way! A week or so ago, I was tramping along the A59 towards Knaresborough when I exchanged waves with a guy driving a Samba cabriolet - it was quite a surprise, I can say(I was in the Cavalier).

"How would ya get a maaa-chine to do that?"


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

haha, that was me! ;)

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2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:56 PM

Seriously?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:01 PM

Yes on my way home from my mums, I managed to flash back which was odd, I've not driven the Samba in a while and usualy hit the indicator instead of headlights. Good to see a mk2 Cav on the road!

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

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2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

And the DVLA, what a miserable experience. I've no idea what will come of todays outing. I paid the admin fee and road tax and filled out a customs form as if I had brought it over personally.


Just curious - why would you need a customs form if it came from Poland? Don't the DVLA know Poland is in the EU?

Oh wait, we're talking about the DVLA here...
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:10 PM

That's sooo cool, I don't think I've unexpectantly seen another forum member on my travels!

PS, that's the car I saw!!! :D :D :D

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:42 PM

This entire thread is cool! :D We love a Polonez round here.
I love the 'Nez rescue.
I love the unplanned meeting of two Shiters.
I love the fact that both of you are Oop North and so within reach of Coniston.
I love a Polonez, as you can see...
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Mine and my dad's, 1995. His is the E reg. :D Sadly both cars are long gone, but I have fond memories of them. Tough, comfy old boots.

And even allowing for the funding crisis, I haven't given up on this one over here, not yet:
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:11 PM

WoW! nice in red =) thats the colour the Scottish one I first saw as a kid was. Where fromCyprus could you have the Polonez ferry'd to ie Turkey, Spain, France. And at what cost? Also my grandparents own a villa in Mandria

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

Also my grandparents own a villa in Mandria


I'm in Paphos, so next time you visit them, come and say hello! :D I'm the other side of town from Mandria, up the B7 Polis Road, just after the road that goes back down to the General Hospital. But make it soon, because from September we won't be here any more, we will be in Barrow-in-Furness.

As for ferrying the car to elsewhere (not Turkey for obvious reasons...), I know it can be done, that's why I haven't given up on that white one yet. I know the owner, he knows I have my eye on it... :wink: He's exported cars before, so he knows the routine.

And thank you for the enthusiasm over my old red one, have a gratuitous pic! :D
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

KCH 7L91 is now:

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As soon as I'm back home I'll be adorning my Polonez with a UK TAX disk, and going to get some plates made up. Where can I get the old style lettering? not this new font they use...

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2. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

3. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

4. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

5. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:28 PM

DESIGNAPLATE on ebay do reasonable ones that are quite cheap

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