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Best estate shite ever made?


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#31 OFFLINE   Nibblet

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:43 PM

The old 505 was unusual in that the second set of seats were a bit higher up (I don't know if any other cars are like that), any rate I remember travelling in the back of a 505 wagon aged 13ish and being able to see over the front passengers' heads.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:45 PM

The old 505 was unusual in that the second set of seats were a bit higher up (I don't know if any other cars are like that), any rate I remember travelling in the back of a 505 wagon aged 13ish and being able to see over the front passengers' heads.

 

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

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Fun fact: all the bits fit in any Montego Estate, but only the factory 7 seaters had a laminated rear screen.

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This muthaflippa looks more spacious than an Airbus A380.
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1960's saftey*
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50 years advances
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#34 OFFLINE   davocano

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

RETIRED HEARSE R 4 ESTATE WINZ

 

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I caught this in 1991 and have found limited info about it. Pearsonian?

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

Hmmm flexi !

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

Those real Sierra estates did look amazing though with the individual windows, especially with chrome trim

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:06 PM

I have owned 2 estates, this one which has already featured:

 

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And this one:

 

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Both of which were pretty fucking cool and are both still alive, which is good going for a car that's been owned by me.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:07 PM

LYNX EVENTER


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:12 PM

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

Winner:

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Runner up:

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

For pure space it’s gotta be a 900 series ovlov or an omega I reckon . Saab 9-5 pretty close tho .
I rate the vectra b estate tho

If you happen to be around Plymouth there is a Mitsi Sigma Estate if you can spot it have a good look at its loadspace , over 1200mm between the arches and 1800mm flat length . also if you spot it try and speak to the driver and put him in touch with me . 500tops spotted it about a year ago and not seen it since .msg-71-0-82255600-1499106435.jpg msg-71-0-54377400-1499106448.jpg
Apparently near Lidl's so possible giffer owned !
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:18 PM

No mention yet of the BX shiter? :)


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:20 PM

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:21 PM

Well if nobody else is going for this I'll bag it for myself thanks.
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They might not be up there with the Volvo on loadspace but they have a neat seat folding system with a completely flat floor.
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This was the best pic I could find. Note also the rubbing strips to protect the fully carpeted interior.

How many other estates have walnut cappings right to the back of the car? Quality.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:28 PM

No mention yet of the BX shiter? :)


No mention of Princess Anne yet....Oh bollocks.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

OK it'll have to be my Isuzu in a dress then.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

Pipped to the post by 7 mins

 

Yup Triumph 2000, one of many estates my parents owned during the 80s but definitely a class above the Cortina Mk2 and 3 which went before

 

Bottle green, like this one, automatic.

 

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On the Cortinas, I know the Mk 2 estate (light blue, ULA ----F) got pinched, and the orange with vinyl roof Mk 3 estate just fell apart because 70s Ford.

 

I'm racking my brains to remember what other estates they had, but seem to recall a Peugeot at some stage


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

I would like to nominate the original Volvo V40 on the basis of its "mongrel-ness".  Take a Mitsubishi hatchback, turn it into an estate, add some Renault engines, or perhaps Mitsubishi ones, make sure that Ford has a go at redesigning it during its life, sell it as a Volvo, ensure that although it is an estate there isn't that much space in the boot and voila, the perfect product.  I had two, a petrol and a diesel, and they were both surprisingly good, given their mixed up parentage.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

You got to have self levelling to be a contender.
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But this gets my vote.
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[Because a) 3 door, b) boot at front, c) air cooled]
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:49 PM

Some random , recent estates.
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I bet this would have fitted in a 245.
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This trbled its value on this French trip last year.
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This lost £5k in a year, probably the best car I've had, still hate it.
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Useless estate, favourite car.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:12 PM

But this gets my vote.
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[Because a) 3 door, B) boot at front, c) air cooled]


Because engine in rear loadspace?
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:13 PM

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In 3.0 12v CDX format.

 

Square, slow, thirsty, perfect.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

The Squire Wagon.....

 

Not necessarily a Ford with battens.   I mean this. 

 

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B Series Powah and Nuclear Survival. 

 

Proper tailgate AND  a wheel locker.  

 

TWO filler caps.  

 

Politically correct too....Traveller.   Not like Austin Gipsy.

 

 


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:19 PM

Proper estate cars need a load floor that can support a proper load........made of metal preferably.

Most moderns have some plastic/recylcled recycled stuff.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:25 PM

Here's an estate question- Did MB ever consider making a 190 wagon?
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

Both properly shite; interests me how similar they are, a slight curve here a nip there and one looks good and it's not the Allagro. The sweeping curve at the C post of the Allagro ought to look good, that and the treatment of the tailgate top edge.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:31 PM

You're all wrong.  The answer is obvious:

 

Edit: Beaten to it!

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:36 PM

Still shite...If you can find one. Always looks from the side to me like a little Benz. Simca 1300/1500.Folding picnic table in back :)

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:37 PM

My vote is another Volvo; but the 850

With the right engine they are the best Volvo from the 70s to the present day
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:38 PM

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