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#31 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:22 PM

In my imaginary garage, I would take the engine+box and find the most hilarious car to plonk it into.  Probably something which would piss off Ferrari purists.

Beetle-based Lamborghini replica? The only Pontiac Fiero left in the world that hasn't been wobbed up to look not much like a 308GTB?


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:30 PM

You're all RONG.

 

The obvious autoshite answer is an MGF, complete with its original hydrasag suspension.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:02 PM

Yo Tadghg, I'm guessing cars with east European number plates are a sore point with you as you never miss a chance to have a moan about them and make wild assumptions about their legality.

when you see the same vehicles for years at a time ,  where their drivers and passngers are substantively employed in UK businesses ... 



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:30 PM

Seems a bit pointless at this late stage to mention it, but you do not have to provide any 'evidence' of when you brought a car into the UK when you do a NOVA, so simply pick a random date within two weeks prior to you making the application and Bob's your uncle.

Don't buy that Thema though, ffs
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:58 PM

I can't think of a single reason to not buy an 8.32 Lancia. Except the boring Thema bit.

I had a good look at one at the motor show and was impressed with how neat and tidy the engine installation was. Massive contrast to the Honda rat's nest under a Rover 800 bonnet.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:59 PM

How long are foreign cars allowed to be here without registering? There's a fairly new Mazda 3 near me that has worn Bulgarian plates for the last 2-3 years.


There are plenty of UK registered cars here in BG that are running around with no mot/insurance
They have the equivalent of tax as all you need to buy it is the reg number
1 car we looked at last May the mot had expired in 2013,seller (British) wasn't bothered on the slightest
You can be sure there are more UK registered cars running around with no insurance/tax ect

Any way

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Have you picked up the Lancia yet?
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

I haven't picked up the thema yet.....

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But I have just picked up a takeaway in the Wartburg

That thema is on the Isle of Wight which seems to be making people reluctant to bid for the transport on shiply.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:12 PM

That thema is on the Isle of Wight which seems to be making people reluctant to bid for the transport on shiply.


This suggests that you've already looked into the Shiply for it.

You fucking legend!
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

You're all RONG.

The obvious autoshite answer is an MGF, complete with its original hydrasag suspension.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:04 PM

I drove a VW camper  for a year  that I'd imported from Germany  with export plates on it ....

I'm guessing that made me a 'proper' European ....?

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Some of the locals in that there Lundin confirmed my bone fide European status by shouting 'fucking kraut' at me on more than one occasion while driving  said vehicle.... True story not Jackanory!


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:06 PM

I haven't picked up the thema yet.....

That thema is on the Isle of Wight which seems to be making people reluctant to bid for the transport on shiply.

The correct answer is to get the shipley quotes from the terminal in Shitehampton and just drive the thing** to the ferry as there is no law enforcement* on the IoW due to the last dibble being eaten or possibly subject to a Wicker Man funeral pyre*.

 

**Does it drive?


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

The correct answer is to get the shipley quotes from the terminal in Shitehampton and just drive the thing** to the ferry as there is no law enforcement* on the IoW due to the last dibble being eaten or possibly subject to a Wicker Man funeral pyre*.
 
**Does it drive?

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT WILL NEED COLLECTING BY RECOVERY WITH WINCH, I CAN GET A PRICE FOR COMPETITIVE NATIONAL DELIVERY PLEASE SEND POST CODE. CAR WOULD NEED TO BE PULLED OFF WITH SOMETHING YOUR END AS REAR WHEEL LOCKED ON/TYRES FLAT.

 

I'm sure he wouldn't mind if a buyer turned up with a hammer, a footpump, a jump pack, £5 of V-power and an AA card for a collection mission...


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:22 PM

Get that Thema and be like Mr Bean!

Rowan Atkinson to sell two modern classics
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

There's also the issue of breaking the law in the country you import from. I'm looking at bringing something back from here to the UK, so, if I am going to play by the rules, I have to get it on temporary Swedish export plates which have a one month expiry.

 

Now tell me, please, how long can I hoon around in Sweden on those bleeding plates?


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:47 PM

I haven't picked up the thema yet.....
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But I have just picked up a takeaway in the Wartburg
That thema is on the Isle of Wight which seems to be making people reluctant to bid for the transport on shiply.


If it's only on the island, I'm but a ferry trip away from there....
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:48 AM

How long are foreign cars allowed to be here without registering? There's a fairly new Mazda 3 near me that has worn Bulgarian plates for the last 2-3 years.

 

I worked with an English guy in Derby at Rolls whose wife was a German, and who had originally come over on a 6 moth secondment from Berlin, where they build small jet engines in the old bmw aerospace plant, and she (and he) have travelled back to \Berlin to see her parents every year in said german registered mx5 mk2 every year for about 5 years. Whilst there the car was subject to a TUV test.

I can't imagine that it wouldn't be less hassle to get it registered in the UK and fly on easy jet to see her parents. I did offer to buy it but my offer was so low he wouldn't talk to me for a week.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:02 AM

Get that Thema and be like Mr Bean!

Rowan Atkinson to sell two modern classics

 

Wowsers; get a load of that interior.

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 03:07 AM

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GIB!


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:54 AM

In my imaginary garage, I would take the engine+box and find the most hilarious car to plonk it into. Probably something which would piss off Ferrari purists.


An LDV?
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:16 AM

HMC's propensity to buy shit cars long distance (sight unseen) plus racial tensions have me YEARNING to fire off the old jackopopcorn.gif

 

Must.... MUST.... RESIST.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:18 AM

FFS

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:07 AM

How can it be racist, I've not mentioned caulkheads once.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

The fusebox hanging out of an 80's Ferrari/Lancia hybrid mongrel doesn't give me the willies, no not at all ..........said no one ever !

 

Get it bought immediately


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:53 AM

AN italian origined friend in Watford had one of these and it was glorious 'when it worked' - he refused to accept italian cars were not the best on the planet and persevered beyond the point of nervous breakdown.........

It was fantastic place to sit and be - a throb inducing exhaust note on song and I loved every inch of it's doily like metal - you could've stripped it down for parts with a decent jet-wash it was so rotten. Spent 5yrs on his folks garden before he finally admitted defeat and weighed it in.

 

GIB - 5 tickets for me when it's ready ;-)


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

Lancia.....parked by the sea for an undetermined period....

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

Is that a sunroof in the bootlid?


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 01:37 PM

Speed dependant spoiler, pops up at 50 I think, hard on material for it's day !

 


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:19 PM

Is that a sunroof in the bootlid?

 

Yes, in the sense that it's something that leaks and fills the space below with water.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:00 PM

Yes, in the sense that it's something that leaks and fills the space below with water.

That would certainly* explain the gaffer tape being used to hold the spoiler down/hold the lid up/retain the boot badge.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:38 PM

My local garage was a Lancia dealer for a while, my favourite car they ever had was an 8.32 while my mates lusted after the integralè's. How bad can it be...

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