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#15631 OFFLINE   mnde

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:22 PM

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1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 GL

I'm also feeling the love for Cortinas like this. It's one of my secret ambitions in life to at least have a drive in one. Believe it or not, the only Cortina I've ever sat in was a Mk1! I know, I haven't lived!!

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1984 Ford Escort 1.1

This reminds me of the one my parents had - the same base model except it was turquoise/sky blue with the red stripe, and a 1.3. I remember when we pitched up at the Ford dealer in Woking to buy it new. They were in a phase when they put up "jazzy" lettering and graphics in the showroom window when the new reg letter came out in August, on the formula "x is for....." That year I distinctly remember it was "B is for Busy Bee" (!)

My dad chopped it in in '93/'94 for a Rover 214 and I was gutted I wasn't old enough to drive yet cos I would've had it off him :(

The enquiry is complete

The vehicle details for B528 JPB are:

Date of Liability 01 02 1998
Date of First Registration 01 08 1984
Year of Manufacture 1984
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1296CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed
Vehicle Colour BLUE
Vehicle Type Approval

Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £68.75
12 Months Rate £125.00

I suppose 14 years is quite a good innings...

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#15632 OFFLINE   Mash

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:34 PM

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1993 Austin Maestro 1.3 Clubman

This would be a better wedding car, at least it's clean and tidy.

With the Accord gone and the Sunny playing up, that Maestro is calling to me big time. Wonder if I should.... :?
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

#15633 OFFLINE   mnde

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:51 PM

OMG

http://www.carandcla...uk/car/C114821/

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The ultimate Hirst cab? Imagine the jolly japes!


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#15634 OFFLINE   mnde

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:57 PM

This is lush:

http://www.carandcla...uk/car/C110664/

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#15635 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:44 PM

I just read an item about the 'Chubby Checker' in an old C&SC. Coincidence? Er, yes.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 05:57 PM

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#15637 ONLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 05:59 PM

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#15638 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:35 PM

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Fricking CLASS!

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:04 PM

I've always wondered why Vauxhall separated the L and S that way? Could you get an L without the S?

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:06 PM

I've always wondered why Vauxhall separated the L and S that way? Could you get an L without the S?

My memory may be playing up here, but wasn't the S OHC and the E OHV? So an S L is an OHC L, etc.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 07:14 PM

I've always wondered why Vauxhall separated the L and S that way? Could you get an L without the S?

My memory may be playing up here, but wasn't the S OHC and the E OHV? So an S L is an OHC L, etc.

Pete-M your memory is spot on. And the astra is class! 8)
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:23 PM


http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/c...
1993 Austin Maestro 1.3 Clubman

This would be a better wedding car, at least it's clean and tidy.

With the Accord gone and the Sunny playing up, that Maestro is calling to me big time. Wonder if I should.... :?
I know we usually worship shite here, but I bought a 1.3 Maestro once and really wished I hadn't. It wasn't a hateful car, but it was utterly uninspiring and just not very nice to drive.

I've got a mate selling a nice Citroen BX turbo diesel though...

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#15643 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

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I think this would be just the job for driving about collecting 'insurance' money from shopkeepers and restauranteurs in the Poggleswade area.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:05 PM

http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!Be0rltg!Wk~$(KG...
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I think this would be just the job for driving about collecting 'insurance' money from shopkeepers and restauranteurs in the Poggleswade area.

I don't think that's a 1980 car - I'm pretty sure by 1980 Sevilles were FWD with that silly bustleback boot. I had one like that one ^ in 2001 - they're actually not a bad old thing, big enough to feel like a proper Yank but not so big that they don't fit on British roads. Handling isn't as dire as I'd expected either, although they're not quick for something with a 5.7-litre engine. Interior is wonderfully tacky too.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:20 PM

I don't think that's a 1980 car - I'm pretty sure by 1980 Sevilles were FWD with that silly bustleback boot. I had one like that one ^ in 2001 - they're actually not a bad old thing, big enough to feel like a proper Yank but not so big that they don't fit on British roads. Handling isn't as dire as I'd expected either, although they're not quick for something with a 5.7-litre engine. Interior is wonderfully tacky too.

DVLA says 1978. It must have been in the country since 1980, imports, write-offs, kit cars etc were given current registrations back then.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:37 PM

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Yeah, I know this is really pushing the boundaries of "autoshite", but anyone got any ideas how I can sell the idea of one of these to Mrs_Pog?
It's all the things I could want... toys galore, hoofingly fast, safe, reliable, family friendly.... but I can't get any interest from the keeper of the purse. Because it's twice the price of our current family chariot, and her argument is that you can't ever use that performance so we are better with 90hp of diesel... :twisted:

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

That motorised tin whelk is lovely.

Engine Size: 1,256 cc

That doesn't sound like a barrel of laughs though.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

My friend looked at buying a 9-5 estate recently, apparently they suffer terribly from the oil sludging up, causing the turbocharger, then engines to seize. There is a catalytic converter mounted under the oil sump which boils the engine oil. They are only happy with fully synthetic oil, but lots of people change the oil with semi-synthetic.He ended up winning one on eBay but it ended up with a catastrophic turbo failure while the seller was driving it from one spot to another. They refunded his £120 train fare.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:48 PM

http://i.ebayimg.com/06/!!rF)-)gBm0~$(KG...
http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0402839152

Yeah, I know this is really pushing the boundaries of "autoshite", but anyone got any ideas how I can sell the idea of one of these to Mrs_Pog?
It's all the things I could want... toys galore, hoofingly fast, safe, reliable, family friendly.... but I can't get any interest from the keeper of the purse. Because it's twice the price of our current family chariot, and her argument is that you can't ever use that performance so we are better with 90hp of diesel... :twisted:

Sorry, but Mrs Pog is absolutely right here. They're truly horrible - I don't care if they're fast. It's a barely disguised Vauxhall. The controls feel horrible. The engines sound horrible. Thankfully it is at least a manual as the auto 'box is rubbish. As has been said, they're not actually reliable either. Last one I drove had knackered air con and needed the dash out to fix it. It was unrefined and while it cruised nicely enough, overall, it was pathetic. I expect much more from a modern car. Saab. Ruined by GM.

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#15650 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:53 PM

I'd best get back to dribbling over X-type wagons then....

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:56 PM

I agree with 'wobbler on the Saab issue. I had been eyeing one from the corner of my office and thinking that I wouldn't mind one of them in a year or two.So I decided to take it for a spin. The most disappointing thing I have driven this year :( Flimsy, cheap feeling controls, hopeless over bumps, steering couldn't decide where it wanted to go - certainly not in a straight line anyway, not even especially comfortable and nothing to elevate it above a Vectra / Mondeo / Laguna. To be honest, I felt incredibly let down by it.Don't do it.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:59 PM

http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!Be3K(l!BGk~$(KG...

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0484120568

That's lovely. Though I'm surprised he's using it everyday given that the MOT ran out in October...

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:59 PM

Hmm, not encouraging. X-type. Or MG ZT-T. Or what can you suggest??(I'd also really like a BMW 330D M sport, but I won't get one of them past her in a million years)

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:01 PM

That's my old 401, I sold it mot and taxed on ebay about 6 years ago, the guy drove down from Scotland for it, from the pics I would say he's done nothing with it, still has the nasty black seatcovers I put on to keep from getting my backside covered in crap. It should fetch quite a few grand, Bristol values are on the way up, wouldn't surprise me if it gets to 6K, the engine on it's own could go for more still.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:04 PM

http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!Be3K(l!BGk~$(KG...

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0484120568

That's lovely. Though I'm surprised he's using it everyday given that the MOT ran out in October...
Its not 2010 yet Ian. Is it? :wink:

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:05 PM

Hmm, not encouraging. X-type. Or MG ZT-T. Or what can you suggest?? (I'd also really like a BMW 330D M sport, but I won't get one of them past her in a million years)

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:06 PM

With the Accord gone and the Sunny playing up, that Maestro is calling to me big time. Wonder if I should.... :?

You need a nice Bluebird 1.8GS...

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:14 PM

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In my experience a major cause of these things knocking out their cranks and/or turbos is the crankcase breather becoming blocked, due to the aforementioned oil sludging. If the oil is changed regularly with decent quality stuff and the breather is kept free they should go on for ages - although I'm not convinced a 9-5 would still be holding together as well at 270K as my 9000 is.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:17 PM

http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!Be5,7SgBGk~$(KG...

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AAAAAAHHH!!! WAAAAAAAAAANT!!!!! :shock::shock::shock:8)8)8)

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:22 PM

As spotted by louise2cv:

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And another! These things are fugging everywhere...


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That blue one is a right-hooker though - you've got more chance of spotting a rocking horse shitting out hens' teeth than you have of finding another RHD Innocenti. But alas two bags is far too much for something in that condition.




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