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#31 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:00 PM

A FEW MORE PICTURES

 

Alpine LE felt comfortable amongst friends (also MOTed and used daily)

 

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Happy camping
 
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One of my other ratty SambaS loan cars**

 

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**SambaS loan cars is a fictional non-profit making organisation

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:04 PM

My god,that supposedly the last le on the road,so presumably means that is the best condition one left as well? Ford clearly had one of these in the studio when designing the ka.
I like it in a strange interesting to read,but thank fuck its not mine kind of way :-)
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#33 OFFLINE   406V6

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:04 PM

Commiserations about the rust. At least you had a Talbot-filled day out.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:07 PM

That petrol filler cap...isopon or araldite or epoxy adhesive or what? What gloop can you trowel on to get that sort of effect!?!?

Just horrendous but at the same time, not unsaveable, good luck to you.
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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:10 PM

So you overpaid for an awful car that turns out to be even more awful than first assumed and it's full of holes? Normally, it'd be difficult to see any positives in that. But it's got what looks like Astra Mk2 wheeltrims. Good save.


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#36 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:13 PM

I'd say the value of the car is around £80 - £150.

 

The value of the car for parts is irrelevant as 1. There ain't much of use. And 2. It's not getting fucking broken up!

 

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2  1991 Ford Escort Shadow

3. 1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sport Automatic

4. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

5. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

6. 1985 Talbot Horizon LE Special

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9. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


#37 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:13 PM

I never thought I'd get to say this, but... That is much rustier than my Maserati was, at its worst. And it'll be hiding the worst of the rot.

 

But on a more positive note: if you do end up keeping it, how about localising its trim spec for the British market by getting a "THE" badge made up for it?


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#38 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:15 PM

OH BUT THE STORY DOES NOT END THERE

 

Who wants to see Alpine number 2?


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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:16 PM

Wish I had the time, money and skill to fix it. It's the kind of thing we need at college as it needs everything. It's a lot better than the jowett they are totally rebuilding

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:19 PM

if ya have the time - fix

 

if not save bits weigh and buy johns twingo :D



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:27 PM

 

if ya have the time - fix

 

if not save bits weigh and buy johns twingo  :D

 

 

John has a Twingo?????


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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2  1991 Ford Escort Shadow

3. 1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sport Automatic

4. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

5. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

6. 1985 Talbot Horizon LE Special

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8. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

9. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:36 PM

Is this being saved and repaired? Would be nice as there's not exactly a huge amount of these left anymore. My dad had one and it was buggered after just 9 years on the road.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:37 PM

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ATTENTION! ATTENTION! THIS IS AUTOSHITE.COM

 

This car will be repaired and re-MOTed post-haste


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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

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3. 1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sport Automatic

4. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

5. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

6. 1985 Talbot Horizon LE Special

7. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

8. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

9. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:40 PM

Phew!

 

The 'scrapyard' reference scared the collective shit out of us.  Please don't do that again.

 

;)


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:42 PM

OH BUT THE STORY DOES NOT END THERE
 
Who wants to see Alpine number 2?


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:49 PM

ALPINE NUMBER 2

 

I was passed on the details of another Alpine by the older generation at the scrapyard. As it was my day off, I though I'd take the LE on a ride out to see if I could find it, as I was told the guy had some parts for mine.

 

I found the place and the guy's number on one of his vehicles. WIN. He answered the phone and I wasn't told to fuck off! WIN!!

 

So off we went for a look.

 

Nice early series 2 grill there. Uber rare.

 

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Beautiful, beautiful colour
 
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Chrysler steering wheel
 
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30,467 miles, very high when it was parked up in 1982!
 
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Inside of boot
 
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So in 1982 someone drove into the back of it. These guys bought it and set to rebuilding it using a sweetcorn Chrysler Alpine GL as a donor. The NOS rear panel is only vaguely attached
 
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Nicey nice original dealer plates
 
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"have we done alright" said the guy, his mind drifting back to the early 1980s!
 
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Some corrosion on the replacement panel
 
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Can this repair be rectified and stay? Jury is out.
 
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The underside of this car is a proper treasure
 
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The sill has sustained some damage
 
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Did I say I love the colour? White bumpers too...
 
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So they never got as far as welding everything together here
 
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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2  1991 Ford Escort Shadow

3. 1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sport Automatic

4. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

5. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

6. 1985 Talbot Horizon LE Special

7. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

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9. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:50 PM

I think we have all 12 Autoshite 2016 calendar pics in a single thread here.
Well played Samba, this place is even better than it used to be!
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#48 OFFLINE   SambaS

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:52 PM

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1. 1992 Daihatsu Charade GXI Automatic

2  1991 Ford Escort Shadow

3. 1996 Jaguar XJ6 Sport Automatic

4. 1984 Opel Monza GSE Automatic

5. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

6. 1985 Talbot Horizon LE Special

7. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

8. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

9. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:53 PM

WOW and WOW , Cant remember the last time i saw one , that rot is bad but not terminal.

We can all go home now

YOU WIN 


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:59 PM

Well done for saving it, when you mentioned the scrapyard I thought you'd given up in disgust! These are one of those cars that seem to look better viewed retrospectively. I like it, I enjoyed a Solara GLS once upon a time.

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:03 PM

I can't type what I'm thinking.....
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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:11 PM

I'm a bit out of touch here, does that all mean it was on the road for 2 years and that 30467 isn't lacking a 1 at the start? :shock:


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:12 PM

mind contents now :D



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:23 PM

I can't type what I'm thinking.....

 

Ha Ha..... my eyes scanned that and >>>>> "I can't type while I'm w*******"

 

gettinn me coat.......

 

 

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:27 PM

SambaS, on 22 Nov 2014 - 7:27 PM, said:

 

 
 

 

John has a Twingo?????

 

 

Well... technically it's my bird's, but:

 

http://autoshite.com...w-just-£250/

 

;-)


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:31 PM

LASTLY  KGF.jpg BROUGHT TO YOU BY AUTOSHITE.COM

 


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5. 1986 Talbot Express "Auto Sleeper Talisman II"

6. 1985 Talbot Horizon LE Special

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8. 1984 Talbot Samba Cabriolet

9. 1984 Talbot Samba Roller


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:35 PM

need moar input.

 

 

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apparently the oldest one left, live sin folkestone. 


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some bellwank on ebay:

 

 

 

I believe the car to have been previously owned by Paulo Nutini' Grandmother

 

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:36 PM

Feck me thats a huge clock , at least you will know how long it takes for the recovery wagon to arrive 


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:52 PM

Good lord. The blue one is an inspired save - good on you for giving it a chance.
The bronze one is find of the century! Who the hell would do 30k in two years in an Alpine, then store it for 32 years? I was chatting to my father the other day about his old T plate one he owned back in the early 80s. He said "it was lovely to drive, and felt really comfortable on a long run." He sold it for a slightly newer Horizon, which was in turn replaced by an X plate black 'Ultra Horizon'. To be fair, he's not owned French tin since!
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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:09 PM

Whats the deal with the copper one? I don't think i have ever seen a facelifted one with white bumpers. Was that normal?

 

Also, I assume its and LS with a GL boot?


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