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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:01 PM
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:51 PM
2003 Renault Espace IV 2.0 petrol - living up to its reputation...
Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:26 PM
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:25 PM
O.K Here goes. I hope this works
It's a '76 Passat TS 1.6 Automatic. It was imported into Ireland from Germany in '78 by the original owner who kept it until a couple of years ago. It has 60000 miles on the clock. It even has the optional "Rally seats". These photos were taken just after I bought it. I have cleaned it up a bit since, so will post better photos soon.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:29 PM
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:59 PM
Well, when I have wondered previously how my car is a rhd Ritmo, it was suggested to me that it might have come from Ireland. But I'm the 2nd owner, the first being an old giffer who lived in Belvedere, S.E London, and my car was new to him in Feb 1980 from a Fiat / Citroen dealership in Plumstead called Morris & Pidgeon! So search me....
Nice Ritmo by the way. Was it originally an Irish car by any chance, as we had Ritmos and Britain had Stradas.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:25 PM
Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:20 PM
No, you could (and still can) order a car through a foreign dealer but order it as RHD, they would order it from factory and it would be delivered to said dealer in the normal manner. You can still do it today and certainly a fewyears back could save a lot of money - order your rhd Renault from a dealer in Calais, drive it home and then get it UK registered. Easyish!Hi Ed and welcome by the way. Passat looks lovely!
Would it not then be a left hooker as a result?
Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:19 PM
It does indeed. I like the styling of German cars up of that era.
Hi Ed and welcome by the way. Passat looks lovely!
I may have misled you on the posting pictures by the way. I thought it would automatically add the "Img" tags. For future reference they would have shown up if they'd had the tags around them as follows.
Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:43 PM
This was the '70s remember, everybody assumed VWs were air cooled and would usually have to be shown the engine bay before they'd believe otherwise. Hence they were much cheaper used than a Ford.Shume mishtake shurely? Passats were water cooled!
Everyone we knew considered it 'foreign air-cooled rubbish' though!
Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:21 PM
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