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#31 OFFLINE   Alexg

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:26 PM

Do you think I should knock on this blokes door.... 8)

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The Ambassador has been there at least since the early 90s. I know as I used pass his house on the way to cubs :oops: (yes I knew my shite even at 10!). Despite that, it looks remarkably solid. The Marina has only turned up in the last couple of months, tax expired 2002. The Midget arrived I guess about 10 years ago.

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#32 OFFLINE   Alexg

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:32 PM

The amount of years the Ambassador has been allowed to rot suggests this geezer is in it for keeps :roll:

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:03 PM

Still worth knocking and asking though surely?

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:08 PM

That coupe is a stunner!, YOU MUST KNOCK! Turn up in your MG if it's road worthy just so he can see that your into your shite as well.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

Do you think I should knock on this blokes door.... 8)


Yer!
I was gonna say put a note through his door telling him about this site but sounds like he could be old-ish. Worth a try though.

That's the kind of collection that makes me think he might have worked for BL...

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:16 PM

That's the kind of collection that makes me think he might be mentally unstable...


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

That Ambassador didn't live a long life on the road. The vehicle details for A500 KWK are: Date of Liability 01 03 1987 Date of First Registration 07 02 1984 Year of Manufacture 1984 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1994CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour RED

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

Do you think I should knock on this blokes door.... 8)

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:17 PM

For christ sake will everyone fuck off. I'm not knocking on this old mental blokes door to attempt to shell out on a rusted shitty money pit of a car. Firstly- of all I have no money. Secondly- I have no space. Thirdly- I have no time. Plus, my Mrs will go fucking ape- seriously, she was in a 24hr mood when I bought the MG from Redsparrow. And anyway, I bet pikeys and mg enthusiasts have knocked already and obviously been told to do one, so it'll be a fucking waste of time too! But I guess you guys don't give a shit as you sit behind your keyboard encouraging stupid behaviour you know I will regret 'for a laugh'. Bollocks. Well I suppose I could pop by Wednesday... What harm will it do :wink:
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:43 PM

For christ sake will everyone fuck off. I'm not knocking on this old mental blokes door to attempt to shell out on a rusted shitty money pit of a car. Firstly- of all I have no money. Secondly- I have no space. Thirdly- I have no time. Plus, my Mrs will go fucking ape- seriously, she was in a 24hr mood when I bought the MG from Redsparrow. And anyway, I bet pikeys and mg enthusiasts have knocked already and obviously been told to do one, so it'll be a fucking waste of time too! But I guess you guys don't give a shit as you sit behind your keyboard encouraging stupid behaviour you know I will regret 'for a laugh'. Bollocks.



Well I suppose I could pop by Wednesday... What harm will it do :wink:


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:03 PM

For christ sake will everyone fuck off. I'm not knocking on this old mental blokes door to attempt to shell out on a rusted shitty money pit of a car. Firstly- of all I have no money. Secondly- I have no space. Thirdly- I have no time. Plus, my Mrs will go fucking ape- seriously, she was in a 24hr mood when I bought the MG from Redsparrow. And anyway, I bet pikeys and mg enthusiasts have knocked already and obviously been told to do one, so it'll be a fucking waste of time too! But I guess you guys don't give a shit as you sit behind your keyboard encouraging stupid behaviour you know I will regret 'for a laugh'. Bollocks.


Eh??

I suppose I could pop by Wednesday... What harm will it do :wink:


Thats more like it!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:23 PM

Random internet searching lead me to find my above pictures posted onto the Princess Ambassador forum. It turns out this very VDP was the last Ambassador ever built and a former Gaydon Museum piece! Apparently is was auctioned off about 8 years ago for around £2500 :shock: . Since then its not been taxed and sat on this blokes drive :?

Here it is in its former glory

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So yesterday I posted a letter enquiring in to its future, explaining its 'importance' and offering to buy the car. Watch this space.... :D

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:28 PM

Good luck! Is the Marina still there?

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:28 PM

No its gone....

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

Good luck! It would be an absolute crime if that Ambo went for scrap...

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:55 AM

I can't see the pics here thanks to the net ninny, but if it's the car i'm thinking of it's a metallic red Ambo? Was sold off in the great fire sale of Gaydon and has sat outside a chap's house rotting away ever since? It's now got a busted back window and the inside is ruined?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:57 PM

That's the one mate. Knowing where he lives I can guarantee that banger racers and scrap metal pikeys have banged on his door plenty of times asking about the car. Because of this I decided to post a decent well written letter explaining my enthusiasm for BL tin, my knowledge about his Ambassador and its significance, my concerns for the vehicles future and promising a loving home. That was 2 days ago and I await to hear a reply. The problem is I suspect he's one of those blokes who would rather have it rot than give it away to a good home.....

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:34 PM

So, we'll assume it's now returning to nature then.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:12 PM

Like this thread was :roll: 


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:33 PM

Random thread resurrection is one of the charming idiosyncrasies of this place.

Accept this...

 

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

So, we'll assume it's now returning to nature then.

You are the reincarnation of Pogweasle and I claim my £5 :)

 

Actually, things used to be fun with Pog about - I miss him :(


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:01 PM

So, we'll assume it's now returning to nature then.

 

Wow, this thread. Well no, I left a note and a few days later received a phone call from a polite guy who said it wasn't for sale and was being moved to the safety of the rear of the property. It was moved, although Marina and Midget are still abandoned there.  


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:38 PM

I know of a 1971ish C10 Skyline GTX, Hakosuka GT-R clone, that was imported around ten years ago and has spent every day since, slowly decaying on the persons drive. And they will not sell it, under any circumstances, so says Ant Dat.

 

Apparently the car is not what it appears to be. So I assume they didn't know it was a Hako clone. Or it's a teabag.

 

I have pictures, somewhere.

 

I like this thread. Please, continue.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:52 PM

wasn't there a Rover 214 with something like 18 miles for sale a few months back?


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:59 PM

Aye, a 213. One of the Doctor's I think.

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:13 PM

I know of a 1971ish C10 Skyline GTX, Hakosuka GT-R clone, that was imported around ten years ago and has spent every day since, slowly decaying on the persons drive. And they will not sell it, under any circumstances, so says Ant Dat.
 
Apparently the car is not what it appears to be. So I assume they didn't know it was a Hako clone. Or it's a teabag.
 
I have pictures, somewhere.
 
I like this thread. Please, continue.

Dig out the pics Edd.
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:19 PM

Dig out the pics Edd.

 

I am not Edd. :D

 

It seems that my pisstaking of him has lead to some crossed wires! Very corroded and thin wires, natch, but crossed none the less.

 

I will look for the pics though. It's a car I would love to own.

I think I have a rust fetish, but currently have only experienced it in a leather paddle and nylon rope fashion.

 

If I were to own a knackered 70's Datto, that would be the equivalent of adorning a full gimp mask and having my scrotum inflated with water to ten times it's natural size.

 

I think.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:37 AM

I am not Edd. :D

I think.



I've met him, and he 100% IS Edd.

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

I've met him, and he 100% IS Edd.

 

On me Edd, son!


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

THREAD DUG OUT OF LAKE AFTER 63 YEARS AND STILL RAN.
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