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#31 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:20 PM

Yes I agree, however for fear of wakening the demons, I'm sure there was no one who would have taken on that Checker as a project.. Would be like the Forth Bridge!! Imagine the length of garage you's need!! :shock: Shame as I'd love to own one.. :(

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:44 PM

Bit more practical that the Checker, these are supposed to be super rare now

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:38 PM

Blimey, is that a Coleman Milne? I've seen a Mk2 but never a Mk1 stretched estate. Those must be 2dr front doors.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:52 PM

Sorry I don't know anything about it; just saw it in the car park.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:58 PM

What car park? When? What a fantastic motor!!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:08 PM

I'd forgotton about this beauty but just came across the pic again on my 'puter. Based on the US version of the Datsun Bluebird (910). Classy...

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:18 PM

What car park? When? What a fantastic motor!!

Great Yarmouth, yonks ago, I hadn't seen one before but I have since heard of another one in East Angia. The other one isn't red but it may even be the same car resprayed.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:30 PM

:D @ the 910. Doriftu Stretchu!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:48 PM

:D @ the 910. Doriftu Stretchu!

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:02 AM


This one's a bit on the angular side:

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/S...

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Bad news for Laurel fans I'm afraid...

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The car turned up in Lancashire and was actually sent for restoration but I think the owner absconded leaving the car stripped down and dumped at the restorers! The garage understandably wanted rid of it (I imagine it was taking up a lot of room!) and called the local breakers... £200 changed hands and it ended up on the local banger track in february.



On a "stretched shite" note, the mate I share my banger yard with showed up this weekend in a Eagle Quest II - aka Vauxhall Carlton limo. It turned up last week at Milton Keynes auctions in immaculate (and I mean immaculate!) condition, 82k, FSH & full MOT - he got it for £400. A fridge, optic rail & sound system are being installed... :lol: He gets bored of cars easily, so if he shifts it on egay next year rather than race it, I'll post up the link on here if any of you are brave enough for a 20 foot long 8-seater!

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:16 PM

Bad news for Laurel fans I'm afraid...

http://www.tim-catley.co.uk/Warton6/phot...

Top find! Shame it's hit the track, but what else would you do with it?

Back of the rear door glass seems subtly different, door frame a bit more upright?

The only one I've vaguely heard of was in the NW, so maybe this was it? Perhaps there's another still lurking out there somewhere?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:49 PM

Ha ha ! Skoda 110R and Yugo Zastava /45 are top finds!!

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:58 PM

Mega stretched Yugo! Wonder if Croatian /Serbian totty tumbles drunk out of that on a Saturday night?No, probably not.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:46 AM

Checked back to provide an update on the Laurel story...It was knocked down for about £1500 at Preston auctions about 3 years ago - the "enthusiast" bought it then dumped it on the garage and did a runner, then it was driven into the scrappies by the garage staff and left for free before hitting the track - apparently the interior was mouldy and there was a slight bit of grot in the floor but otherwise OK.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:55 AM

Thanks for the update Wilko. One would imagine it had a good chance of survival when sold for £1500, just odd circumstance that it ended up neglected then scrapped, can’t blame the garage people as I’m sure it was taking up more than its fair share of space and there’d be a fairly limited market for something like that. Probably one of the most ungainly ‘proper’ conversions I’ve seen.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:02 PM

extremely ungainly, I am not too sad about that getting mullered.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:10 PM

Hey its one of those pikey wanker limos!

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:41 PM

I'd put money on the next port of call for that lincoln being the weighbridge.In all fairness, while the C32 limo is unusual and kind of interesting because of it, I wouldn't have wanted to drive around in it. It looked pretty ghastly.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:45 PM

I'd love to make that into a stretched Lincoln pickup...

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

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1987 Cressida in the USA.

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:36 PM

Truly hideous!

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 09:21 PM

Taxis on the beautiful Isle of Capri

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I only wish I'd gone there when they were working :(

Somehow the idea doesn't work so well in Northern climes:

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 07:56 PM

25 Limo is a very rare beast,got the Brochure etc on it,and my mate has one in the U.K,i think its the only one to exist over here,lots of work involved for a few inches!

This one? http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0195866189

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 08:02 PM

Wow! That 25 is ace!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 09:17 PM

WONDERFUL!!!! Wonder what it will fetch? can't be worth much with a shagged bear box.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 05:30 PM

The granada stretch is sitting in a scrap yard but the owner will not sell it. I will check later as to where, the owner has been offered lots of money but will not let it go.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:31 PM

The granada stretch is sitting in a scrap yard but the owner will not sell it. I will check later as to where, the owner has been offered lots of money but will not let it go.

Are you talking about the estate? If so and its the same car what colour is it? I was told there was a dark blue or possible a black one in a yard in East Anglia. Cheers

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 07:58 PM

WONDERFUL!!!! Wonder what it will fetch? can't be worth much with a shagged bear box.

Auction ended, reserve not met. Wonder what will happen to it now?

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:21 PM

WONDERFUL!!!! Wonder what it will fetch? can't be worth much with a shagged bear box.

Auction ended, reserve not met. Wonder what will happen to it now?

"if the car remains unsold i will keep car myself and fit diesel espace engine and box to it as i am a long time renault mechanic/enthusiast/dismantler/nutcase myself"




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