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#121 OFFLINE   Nibblet

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:51 PM

We should not forget the humble Citroen ZX, which gives all the benefits of the saloon (cheap, comfy, frugal, park anywhere, easy to maintain) with useful extra capacity for farm work etc:
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My ZX 1.9 estate is my chariot of choice for long distance commuting:
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and the AS choice for polishing at the Field of Dreams...
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Agreed; the ZX/405 is high up in the stakes. I think the Volvo 145/245 just edges into first place, the 7/9 series Volvos tie with the Granada in second and the W124 comes in third. ZX/405 fourth.
BX/CX coming in at fifth.
The Volvos cheat a bit as technically they aren't the best but in British (Swedish) fashion they have occupied the top spot through keen advertising and an ability to enter the social lexicon. After all the word Volvo is synonymous with a practical estate car, in the same way that Land Rover is with practical off road vehicle.
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#122 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:03 PM

It should not be forgotten that fins are essential on estates.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

But when it comes to sheer landyachtiness, it's difficult to beat a '60 Mercury Wagon.

 

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It's even called "Colony Park", for those who still don't grasp what's going on.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

For Land Rover lovers here is the Tickford Series 1...
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:47 PM

It should not be forgotten that fins are essential on estates.

http://www.moparfins.com/Plymouth/60/Sub...


You want fins? Holden has you covered.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:50 PM

For me it has to be a L-R LWB Safari, with ‘tropical’ roof, preferably in Series IIA flavour....
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

It should not be forgotten that fins are essential on estates.

One day I will own a 1959 Cadillac...

 

... but definitely not this one! I hope its mother loves it!

 

1959 Cadillac Broadmoor Skyview Station Wagon

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Some more details about it here:

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:22 PM

Pug 405 in XUD form. Ultimate estate, period for me. Volvos close behind.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:49 PM

Do not put a mini-roundabout on the airport service road...

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

Oh, and here is that fugly Classic 315....

 

 

 

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Sorry for shite picture it was a long time ago

 

 

 


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:10 PM

Space to really stretch out...

 

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I'd love to know if this ever made it back onto the road again. Brave project.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:28 PM

Volvo 740.

You didn't expect a different answer, did you?

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

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Wings or no wings Bond had it covered.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:53 PM

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:23 PM

Princess Anne had one of these.

 

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But not one of these:

 

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1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:26 PM

No walnut cappings to the back of this one... a Standard Gazel estate from India, based on a local four-door interpretation of the Herald saloon.

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

^^^ not to be confused with a Herald estate, which is a thing of beauty...

 

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https://www.swva.co....ld-estate-1963/


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

Or a Vitesse for those who like 6-cylinders!

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

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1971 Mercedes 280SE............................................................fucked

1979 Mobylette AV89............................................................running
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

The Queen has always looked to Vauxhall for a decent estate. These days she has an ex police dog handler unit Astra but in the old days if she was doing a run to the tip or picking up some extending ladders from B&Q she took the Cresta. She had this PA and later on a PC. This is why she is Queen.

 

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She had this PC well into the 1980s apparently.

 

This is the first time I have thought of the Queen with lust in my heart!


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

Oh, and here is that fugly Classic 315....

 

 

 

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Sorry for shite picture it was a long time ago

 

I seem to remember reading somewhere that this was scrapped. In years to come people will regret that, just like they regret the demolition of Pebble Mill!


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

I know -= lets make an estate with the engine in the back - 
Daft idea that kind of worked if you didnt put much weight in it .|
The van version ( of which this was once )  had what must be the biggest difference in front and rear tyres in the history of motoring 
45psi rear 
18psi front
On crossplies = scary shit :)
Factory estate had opening side windows - well sliding ones - twas called the Husky 

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Pete-M wrote . My only interest whilst driving it was working out how long before I could get out

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:48 PM

OK, back on message.
The 145 express, beloved of Swedish tradesmen and a service van version. Think the windows are just painted over, not panelled out. I believe the roof extension was steel on these rather than fibreglass so durable enough.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

Or a Vitesse for those who like 6-cylinders!

Of course I like 6-cylinders! :-)


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

OK, back on message.
The 145 express, beloved of Swedish tradesmen and a service van version. Think the windows are just painted over, not panelled out. I believe the roof extension was steel on these rather than fibreglass so durable enough.

not seen these before - i want one now 


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

The Queen has always looked to Vauxhall for a decent estate. These days she has an ex police dog handler unit Astra but in the old days if she was doing a run to the tip or picking up some extending ladders from B&Q she took the Cresta. She had this PA and later on a PC. This is why she is Queen.
 
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She had this PC well into the 1980s apparently.
 
This is the first time I have thought of the Queen with lust in my heart!


Not a great fan of HRH but that second photo is a great one. I now imagine the Queen driving around Sandringham in an Astra G full of dog hair.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

I know -= lets make an estate with the engine in the back - 

Fiat made the Giardiniera of course, but it wasn't as pretty as the Multipla...

 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:13 PM

Rear engined estate cars like the Imp Husky.   Perfectly good idea.   Two boots, innit? 

 

 

There was a time when I really, really, wished my Dad would buy one of these.   Back then, by the way, Dads wore Tootal ties and bri-nylon shirts on the beach and smelt of Clan and Old Spice instead of being beanie hatted hipsters with beards like a Victorian cricket legend.    Lowering the car meant you had a puncture...

 

 

 

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Had I grown up in Pennsylvania instead of the New Forest I would probably have wanted him to buy this.....

 

 

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Shame there was no Simca 1000 Chatelaine, NSU Prinz Kombi or Renault Dauphine Domaine to rival that Husky, though.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:46 PM

More Royal Estatesimage.jpeg
One-off latter day Cresta.
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Almost as rare Tickford Granada

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