There was a very strong market for them...In 1986.
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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:11 PM
Dugong- "Yes. Crashing a Ghibli through a hotel room made of champagne whilst off your swede on forest argh would be great."
Mouseflakes- "Are these wafer-thin slices of an actual clown's face?"
WilsonWilson - "What is this? A Vtec for ants?"
1997 Jaguar Sovereign 4.0 V8
2002 Honda Accord 2.0 (MK6)
Posted 14 January 2017 - 05:24 PM
There was a market for them when they were still being marketed.
But the public and fleets wised up. When you could have an E34 or W124 for similar $$$$................
RED SKY AT NIGHT..............TOMORROW'S GOING TO BE BE SHITE.
MASTER RACE MOTORS.
1989 F BMW 730i. Prestigious shite.
1999 S BMW E36 318i Touring. Daily shite.
2007 57 BMW E90 320i - modern complex shite - 4 sail.
Posted 14 January 2017 - 08:25 PM
Well, that's that then. What's the future of Longbridge? To be a carbon copy of most other towns/city parts around the UK with a set of offices owned/run by private firms, housing estates, some new 'aspirational' housing surrounded by a load of council sink estates, a retail park which will eventually kill off any smaller shops and become a convenient 'hub' of the community. The name of BMC/Austin/Rover/MG etc... the building of cars in Longbridge will cease to exist and be nothing more than a bad memory.
Those in power have wanted kill off car building in Longbridge for years, it somehow became a blot on the landscape, an embarrassing reminder of yesteryear in todays modern world of technological paper-pushing and sales consultancy. I never really thought that the Chinese take over by SAIC or whoever was a real effort to save Longbridge, it's workers and car building there, more a vanity project, a badge to claim that thier cars "designed and nailed together in England" and probably a synical way of slowly winding down car building there until it completely ceases to exist.
The developers themselves have admitted though it could take another two decades to finish the redevelopment! I know people will still need houses but in 20 years retail parks could be as much of a memory as prototype Metros on road test.
Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:52 PM
As much as I love BL-Bust (see sig)
Just flatten the place, for fucks sake and be done with it.
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1992 'Wedge' 418 SLD Turbo
1994 Montego 2.0 MDi Countryman
1997 Rover 216 Cabriolet
1998 Rover 216 Cabriolet
1999 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur (T--- JOP plate)
1999 Freelander 2.0 TD
2002 45 K-14 Impression
2004 MG ZR K-14
Posted 16 January 2017 - 11:00 PM
Longbridge doesn't have a future.
What Longbridge has is a past.
A bit like Wolfsburg soon.
1971 Mercedes 280SE.............................fucked
1971 Rover P6 V8..............................not fucked
1979 Mobylette AV89.......................disassembled
1996 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 HSE.............posh
1997 Peugeot 405 2.0 Executive Estate..........boring
Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:27 AM
Errr, which forums were they lurking on in the '70s, '80s and most of the '90s? [/quote]
The one with the adverts for swapping your Mrs.
I saw a comic at the Longbridge social club actually do that gag about the Metro's roomy boot (holds 20 gallons). It was mid 80's and it went down well. So did the one about-- thankyou and goodnight.
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