I had read about the Sub/Saab in the motoring rags - sounds like an interesting
tie-up. Yeah, it's a shame we never got it as it's probably good shite to look
forward to when it drops to our kind of budget.
I don't know why we can't get offered that Saab?
is surely right, but it's maybe also because in Britain
both Saab and Subaru have their own distinct-ish niches
(as distinct as any these days), and each is serviced by a loyal
fan-base of buyers. So such a joint venture maybe wouldn't be as beneficial
as they figured it would be Stateside.
Well that's what I thought. MC
What's under the skin of this one?
I looked at the picture for too long, and now I'm seeing things again...
The front bumper looks like it should be on the back with 'zorst trims poking through!Mr_Regie
Great picture-finding skillzz - I struggled to find the back of an Alpine.
Are you with me on this pair?
Sorry - couldn't resist when that came back from googlepics!
I thought it looks a bit like this:
...but the glasshouse is pure is exactly like...
The 944 Kombi pics are from this site with a few build shots:http://www.hotgraffix.de/Seite5.htm
Shame I can't read German.
Seeing that made me remember this creation:
...which I saw on the Eng/German bilingual cable channel here.
It told the story of the build, and apparently it drove and handled really
well after a bit of R+D!Spottedlaurel
You, sir are a veritable font of J-info! Respect.
certainly knows his stuff too!Volksy
The Camiras only came here in wagon guise, I think.
Perhaps Holden spotted an un-exploited niche in Thailand, as very few
estates have ever been sold here. The only mainstream one on sale now
is the Chevy Optra. There are others, but they're European imports at
five times the price.
There are still a few Espero saloons about, as I said before. Did they
make a hatch or estate version?? I've not seen any of either.Hirst
Don't do it! NOOOO! Not an Espero! Anything but that!
That's one C8)L Celeste you had there!
Do you know where it is now?Hey guys!
Remember this beauty from page one?The car,
^ I was well chuffed to get that today, because I missed it a couple of
This is the oldest style of pick-up based on the Mazda 1000 that we commonly see around:
^ Nicely restored with a coffee kiosk on the back.
Here are the two later shapes:
The full monty: long, tall cab and matching canopy:
This one is unusual - it has the longer cab of the newer ones, but the low roof of the older ones. I like it!
And this one I'm sure is a home-brew job:
It has the grille off something larger, too.
I've seen others, some cut'n'shuts with four doors, others on 4x4 chassisesessses.
Hey KruJoe, gotta say i love this thread - must be the best on the forum....
Wow, that's quite an accolade to live up to! Thank you, kind sir.
What's the Citroen situation over there like, i'm guessing it must be pretty poor judging by the lack of photo's! Any pics or info would be gratefully received!
The only proper shite vintage Citroens I've posted are a few BXs. I've not
spotted much else other than some 1.4 AXs and the odd ZX. There's
nothing older, other than a few of these:
And there's not much newer, too. We sometimes see imported future-shite
C5s or Pluriel funny roof things up fron Bangkok, but they only sell there
in small mumbers due to the crazy import taxes. I don't think there's a
Citroen showroom here in the north now.
But I spoke to the English owner of that CX ^...
He said he can get absolutely any part from Citroen, but he has to WAIT,
and has to PAY! A bullet he happily bit for the spheres, though.
His CX runs a Nissan carb, he said it was an easy fix for his mechanic,
and it runs better than original!
This is his daily:
And his wife's wheels:
With big federal bumpers and top comedy badging!
He's part of a new club based in Chiang Mai:http://www.classiccarsoflanna.com
Maybe one day...
It's past my bedtime now, so here's my "Catch of the Day".
Maybe all you Celeste fans will appreciate this:
The front looks very American to me...