Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Now we're Metroing (updated: 06/07/16)


  • Please log in to reply
68 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:56 PM

Kinda cheating, as I've already bought the car. The deal was done over Facebook and the seller dropped it off at my parents' house cos he lives near them. They woz WELL chuffed.

 

Today, one of the busiest days of the year for travelling apparently, I'll be using a variety of transport to get from Hertfordshire to Shropshire to collect it.

 

It started first thing this morning with a walk to St Albans railway station where I could get a train to work...

 

 

Now a fullish day's work will take place before I hitch a lift to somewhere midlandsy where I can get a train to Shropshire and see shite for the first time. WCPGW?


  • Junkman, Elstro1988 and Sealtainn like this

#2 OFFLINE   Sealtainn

Sealtainn

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 726 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationMossbank, Shetland Islands
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Don't forget the (now) obligatory petrol station & Woollard shots


1990 Ford Granada 2.0i Ghia
1992 Peugeot 205 XLD
2004 Ford StreetKa
2012 Ford Transit Minibus

#3 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 01:07 PM

Don't forget the (now) obligatory petrol station & Woollard shots

 

Petrol station shot will happen over the weekend, but probably not today. Unless my parents are so angry with me that they won't even let me stay a night or two.

 

Woollarding... nah.


  • dollywobbler likes this

#4 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:37 PM

Journey north has begun. In the gaffer's mk2 Golf GTI avoiding flooded roads just two miles into the journey...

 

 

And then hurrah, the M1. Will it remain flowing?

 

IMAG4047.jpg


  • Junkman likes this

#5 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:00 PM

Surprisingly uneventful journey up the M1/M6.

 

Followed a lovely E30 into Wolverhampton train station...

 

IMAG4057.jpg

 

Now enjoying the Friday night of kings waiting for a train to take me to the rural depths of Shropshire where shite will be awaiting...

 

IMAG4059.jpg


  • Magnificent Rustbucket, skattrd and Junkman like this

#6 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:32 PM

TRAIN.

 

IMAG4060.jpg


  • Magnificent Rustbucket and Junkman like this

#7 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 7,392 posts
  • 7 thanks

Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:40 PM

Much success of your quest, fellow traveller!
  • WilsonWilson, fred and Angry Sheep like this
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#8 OFFLINE   Skizzer

Skizzer

    Rank: Tommek Dirtbeast

  • Full Members
  • 5,375 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationMumbles
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:42 PM

Now a fullish day's work will take place before I hitch a lift to somewhere midlandsy where I can get a train to Shropshire and see shite for the first time. WCPGW?

 

As in, actually thumb-out hitching a ride from a passing random punter?  That's WELL HARDCORE.  I must try harder next time I collect some tat.

 

GLWTAxeMurderers ;-)


  • Magnificent Rustbucket, Breadvan72 and Junkman like this
75N Vauxhall 2300S | 76P Lotus Elite | 76P Renault 16TL | 79T Rover 3500 | 82X Lancia Gamma Coupe | 82Y Jaguar XJ-S HE | 83A Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 | 84B Talbot-Matra Rancho | 85C Ford Granada 2.8 estate | 91H Audi 80 2.0E | 91J VW Golf Rivage cabrio | 99T Land Rover Discovery V8 | 06 Alfa Brera 2.2JTS | 14 BMW 428i

#9 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:51 PM

Much success of your quest, fellow traveller!

 

Ditto! What a way to spend a Friday night

 

As in, actually thumb-out hitching a ride from a passing random punter?  That's WELL HARDCORE.  I must try harder next time I collect some tat.

 

GLWTAxeMurderers ;-)

 

Nah, my boss. Not as hardcore but far easier than farting around with public transport in the south east.


  • Skizzer likes this

#10 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 06:54 PM

See that? That's countryside. Shropshire countryside.

 

IMAG4061.jpg


  • Skizzer, Magnificent Rustbucket, Junkman and 1 other like this

#11 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

Noel Tidybeard

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,870 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • LocationBirminghamshireton
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:01 PM

Don't forget the (now) obligatory petrol station & Woollard shots

sod that - work has been mentioned we want periodic pics from work now


07 Civic spaceship- daily
93 Renner 19 RNi- sulking
89 Sunnay L premium- hiding
14 Poojoe 208 ehdi feline- works (1 of 10)
 




What have you got to swap? call now on 01 811 8055


#12 OFFLINE   Taff

Taff

    We are going to make sweet, sweet love.

  • Full Members
  • 2,507 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Location53rd & 3rd
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:06 PM

apologies for being a bit late, I've been bailing out the F 

 

 

pre-emptive strike:-

 

you are collecting a 1999 VW Passat in Ink blue with an erratic speedometer, a cracked tail-light lens and a faint smell of chocolate sick


  • vulgalour and Clanger like this

so, it's 2am & I'm driving past prostitutes in short strappy dresses with bare arms and legs. I want to stop and offer them 10 minutes in a heated car, but no police officer is going to believe that.


#13 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:13 PM

IMAG4065.jpg

 

Train reading. It's quite good.


  • eddyramrod, holbeck and Junkman like this

#14 OFFLINE   holbeck

holbeck

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,491 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:24 PM

^^ spurred on by your book recommendation, I just checked ebay.

Cheapest one on there £10.33. Am oot!

#15 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 07:25 PM

Hello, Shrewsbury.

 

IMAG4067.jpg

 

The more observant amongst you will notice I'm in a car. Not that car.


  • Magnificent Rustbucket and Junkman like this

#16 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:21 PM

IMAG4071.jpg

IMAG4073.jpg


  • mouseflakes, wuvvum, CortinaDave and 35 others like this

#17 ONLINE   Heritage motor centre

Heritage motor centre

    Feckless Idiot

  • Full Members
  • 2,900 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationDevon
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:26 PM

Wow! That looks superb. Unsure whether or not the backdrop is the collection location or not, but I can well imagine an elderly Lord or Lady, buying it new ( buying briitsh OBV) and still pootling around in in today (although by now it would have no bumper end caps left)


  • Magnificent Rustbucket, brickwall and Vince70 like this
2002 Mercedes E320cdi Avantgarde T-model
2005 Mercedes CLS 500
2007 vw polo TDI

#18 OFFLINE   trigger

trigger

    Rank: Matra Rancho towing a Tagora

  • Full Members
  • 20,187 posts
  • 68 thanks
  • LocationIpswich
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:29 PM

^^ spurred on by your book recommendation, I just checked ebay.

Cheapest one on there £10.33. Am oot!


If your quick it's £2.81 delivered on Amazon, I've just ordered one and it says there's 2 left.
  • holbeck likes this

1979 Triumph Dolomite 1500 SE

1983 Rover 2600SE SD1

2004 Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec


#19 OFFLINE   vulgalour

vulgalour

    Rank: Margot Leadbetter

  • Full Members
  • 12,645 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • LocationMucking Fental
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:32 PM

Now I know who you are!

 

Nice little CHOCOLATE LIME you got there.



#20 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

Mr_Bo11ox

    Rank: Matra Rancho towing a Tagora

  • Full Members
  • 22,466 posts
  • 12 thanks
  • LocationUttoxeter/Derby
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

FUP!!!! That is mega!

PIGEONZ NEST

CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

"THE 2.3 POWERTRAIN IS A SILENT IS AS A FISH, AND IT PULLS LIKE A GREAT"
"The engine has airbrushed skulls on it"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"


#21 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

dollywobbler

    Mr HubNut

  • Full Members
  • 23,157 posts
  • 13 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:40 PM

YUM. Lots of Metro love on here lately. Hydragastastic.


  • fred likes this

1986 Citroen 2CV6, 1989 Nissan Bluebird
1990 Proton 1.5GLS, 1997 Honda S-MX, 2001 Perodua Nippa
HubNut Blog      HubNut Vids    Twatter


#22 OFFLINE   320touring

320touring

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 7,392 posts
  • 7 thanks

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:45 PM

Oooft! you, sir are one of the WINNERS!
Read about my chod based adventures here:
http://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/

#23 OFFLINE   Skizzer

Skizzer

    Rank: Tommek Dirtbeast

  • Full Members
  • 5,375 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationMumbles
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 08:47 PM

PHwooooaaaarrr!

Opaline Green AND those original mudflaps! Flippin ace. Looking forward to LOTS MORE about this in due course.


PS Just because he's your boss doesn't mean he's not an axe murderer.
  • mouseflakes, Richard and Breadvan72 like this
75N Vauxhall 2300S | 76P Lotus Elite | 76P Renault 16TL | 79T Rover 3500 | 82X Lancia Gamma Coupe | 82Y Jaguar XJ-S HE | 83A Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 | 84B Talbot-Matra Rancho | 85C Ford Granada 2.8 estate | 91H Audi 80 2.0E | 91J VW Golf Rivage cabrio | 99T Land Rover Discovery V8 | 06 Alfa Brera 2.2JTS | 14 BMW 428i

#24 ONLINE   Richard

Richard

    Rank: Talbot Matra Rancho

  • Full Members
  • 11,300 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 09:05 PM

I used to hitch all the time and I hardly ever got murdered.

 

Top tip for buying books is Abe Books, I've never looked for anything and not found it on there. http://www.abebooks....=auto biography


  • mouseflakes and Magnificent Rustbucket like this

#25 OFFLINE   Alexg

Alexg

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 6,409 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationMaidstone Kent

Posted 24 July 2015 - 09:08 PM

Perfect. How can anyone not look at that and smile.


  • Magnificent Rustbucket likes this

1979 Allegro Estate S2

1985 Sinclair C5

1974 Renault 5 TL - Leboncoin special

2001 Rover 75 Connoisseur SE 2.5 V6

@alex_the_beard

 

 


#26 OFFLINE   fred

fred

    Ventora whorer

  • Full Members
  • 3,571 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationWalsall
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:11 PM

Limey chocolate love

Methinks the Metro massive have called out and found their place on autoshite - the dogs trust for unloved chod


  • bub2006 likes this

I blame the Belgians


#27 OFFLINE   dave21478

dave21478

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,997 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationFrance
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:59 AM

I believe I have just been out-Metro`d. That looks lovely. Mint...in both senses of the word.



#28 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

WilsonWilson

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 8,461 posts
  • 2 thanks
  • LocationUtopia
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 25 July 2015 - 06:46 AM

gRubrhE.png


xqKJUYl.png



That looks well worth the journey and braving the rain.
Sometimes the destination is unimportant and the joy is found in the journey.
Then sometimes there's a green Metro waiting for you to arrive!
  • Skizzer, Magnificent Rustbucket and dome like this

634840.png


#29 OFFLINE   Angry Sheep

Angry Sheep

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationHertfordshire
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 25 July 2015 - 08:46 AM

Only driven it a few miles so far but I can confirm it's absolutely lovely :D

 

It's had the standard one lady owner from new who had it serviced and MOTed every year at her local garage and kept all of the receipts. It's never wanted for anything. Over its lifetime it's covered 45k miles with lots and lots of receipts to prove.

 

She decided to give up driving this year so contacted the Metro Owners' Club. The secretary bought it, got it MOTed (four new tyres and a bit of welding - which was done twice because he wasn't happy with it the first time), and then sold it for me for a very reasonable three-figure sum.

 

Oh, and he spent about £300 getting the suspension sorted out.

 

Have some pics of the history cos I love stuff like this...

 

IMAG4074.jpg

IMAG4076_1.jpg

IMAG4078_1.jpg

 

So I'm a very happy chappy. Plan to take it into Wales today before driving it home to St Albans tomorrow. Expect this weekend I'll put more miles on it than it's done in the last year, so hopefully all goes smoothly.


  • mouseflakes, trigger, dollywobbler and 15 others like this

#30 ONLINE   Heritage motor centre

Heritage motor centre

    Feckless Idiot

  • Full Members
  • 2,900 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • LocationDevon
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 25 July 2015 - 09:27 AM

Love looking over all that old paperwork! Best bit is often seeing what (if anything) was chopped in for it. At the time the part ex is usually a fraction of the price but often the tables have turned by today's values.

 

Hope the trip goes well!


2002 Mercedes E320cdi Avantgarde T-model
2005 Mercedes CLS 500
2007 vw polo TDI




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users