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#61 OFFLINE   Formula Autos

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:51 AM

There are almost no Rover 800s left in West Cumbria - the only ones I've seen recently were a Vitesse towing a caravan and two coupes (one sitting, seemingly dead, outside a country pub). Five years ago they were the pub landlord's weapon of choice around here, and could be glimpsed near a fair few pubs (GR8 for ferrying pork scratchings from the cash and carry). Now pub landlords round here seem to smoke around in 4x4s - either Range Rovers and Discoveries over 10 years old, or Kia Sorentos/ Ssang-Yyong uglyb'stards (or whatever they're called) of about four or five years old (again, GR8 4 the cash and carry).

There seems to be loads of Rover 600s surviving around here though. Strange. I guess there weren't many fitted with the K(ettle)-series?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:05 AM

I'd completely forgotten about Rover 600's, there's a slightly chavvy one kicking round town but apart from that I haven't seen one for ages. We've still got a few 800's left though including one in the carpark at work :D

I think the Picassos might be with us a while, they don't tend to attract owners who'll thrash them and the X plate example at work stlll looks fairly fresh for its 250k :shock:

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:39 AM

Agreed. I think if you drive/like a certain type of car you seem to notice other examples more as you're out and about.


Can't remember the last time I saw another Calibra out there on the road, Billy... except Captain Flimble's V6 and my cousin's 2.0 8v (both pre-V grille, of course).

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:09 AM

There seems to be loads of Rover 600s surviving around here though. Strange. I guess there weren't many fitted with the K(ettle)-series?


I don't think any 600s did - the engines were shared with Honda, apart from the L series diesel (waits to be corrected!)

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:18 AM

Agreed. I think if you drive/like a certain type of car you seem to notice other examples more as you're out and about.


Can't remember the last time I saw another Calibra out there on the road, Billy... except Captain Flimble's V6 and my cousin's 2.0 8v (both pre-V grille, of course).


I might be seeing one very soon, all being well. Certainly not many left full stop though, an early 8V in white or one of those special edition supertouring type ones in white would do nicely.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 01:30 PM

Agreed. I think if you drive/like a certain type of car you seem to notice other examples more as you're out and about.


Can't remember the last time I saw another Calibra out there on the road, Billy... except Captain Flimble's V6 and my cousin's 2.0 8v (both pre-V grille, of course).


I might be seeing one very soon, all being well. Certainly not many left full stop though, an early 8V in white or one of those special edition supertouring type ones in white would do nicely.


Haha yep, they look best in white. My V6 is white, as is Flimble's V6 and my cuz's 8v. By special edition do you mean DTM?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:00 PM

That's the one. Missed one a while back now, Cat C on eBay but looked nice and think it was repaired too. ended up somewhere around the £750 mark I think on eBay.

Just waiting for someone with an 8V one to get back to me now, he's quite hard to get hold of and I'm not sure if we have a deal or not.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

There seems to be loads of Rover 600s surviving around here though. Strange. I guess there weren't many fitted with the K(ettle)-series?



No K in the 600. Rover T series Turbo, Rover L Series Diesel, or Japcrap engines.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:11 PM

There are almost no Rover 800s left in West Cumbria - two coupes (one sitting, seemingly dead, outside a country pub)


Hey Forumla, you couldnt capture a pic of the seemingly dead one could you?

Rover 800s have been pretty scarce for years, even back in the day. I've probably seen a handful in the last few years around Birmingham.

There is still a proportion of 600s floating about though, loads of R8 200s/400s, not surprising as they did churn them out down the road.

Mk4 Fiestas seem to be rpaidly disappearing though. There used to be loads but now you'd be lucky to spot them in single numbers per day, same with early KAs, loads of lateplated KA2s still doing service.

Mk1 Vectras are dwindling in numbers too, though they have got passed the council-estate stage and are being scrapped faster than they can move. Similar story with the Mk1 Focuses.

Mk1 Toyota Avensis has all but replaced the Carina II, I remember there used be loads inclding some still used as private cabs, not seen one for ages, though even the Mk1 Avensis' are starting to disappear.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

The ADO16 lookalike Corollas.


Ever since you wrote this, I've seen the bloody things everywhere.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

I think we ought to get some photos of each of the models mentioned in this thread and check to see if they are still alive in 5 years time. Since this thread started I have passed every single car mentioned.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:44 PM

There seems to be loads of Rover 600s surviving around here though. Strange. I guess there weren't many fitted with the K(ettle)-series?



No K in the 600. Rover T series Turbo, Rover L Series Diesel, or Japcrap engines.



And non-turbo T-series. I wonder how many 620Ti cars are left, the ultimate 90s Q car?

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

There are almost no Rover 800s left in West Cumbria - two coupes (one sitting, seemingly dead, outside a country pub)


Hey Formula, you couldnt capture a pic of the seemingly dead one could you?

Happy to oblige Sir.

I snapped it a few days ago, but hadn't got round to uploading it onto Flickr.

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I think it's there mainly to stop anyone breaking into the (now empty) pub via the cellar doors, which are juuuuust in front of the car. It's just off the main road, so I see it most days. All the tyres are now flat, but it seems to still look OK, cosmetically - missing trim aside.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:46 PM

I wonder how many 620Ti cars are left, the ultimate 90s Q car?


Myth. The one i had was quick enough but didn't feel quick or handle.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:32 AM

Happy to oblige Sir.

I snapped it a few days ago, but hadn't got round to uploading it onto Flickr.

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Thanks FA! Strange looking one this, it looks like a post-96 Vitesse but has pre-96 Black-topped bumpers, I strongly suspect that it may be a pre-96 827 Sterling with post-96 crap stuck to it (Alloys, tinted rear lights) these being a popular mod amongst many in the Rover 800 circle.

You didnt manage to get the plate by any chance just to see whats what on the DVLC. It looks pretty clean despite its usage as a celler door lock.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:20 PM

Mk1 Toyota Avensis has all but replaced the Carina II, I remember there used be loads inclding some still used as private cabs, not seen one for ages, though even the Mk1 Avensis' are starting to disappear.


(Pedant mode on) Do you mean the Carina E? - Carina II was the 88-93 one, made in Japan, Carina E was the first Derby built car, 93-98 (Pedant mode off).

There are probably Carina II s still running around in somewhere in Sandwell :) . I saw a pale blue '85 Nissan Cherry last week, so anything is possible.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:49 PM


Mk1 Toyota Avensis has all but replaced the Carina II, I remember there used be loads including some still used as private cabs, not seen one for ages, though even the Mk1 Avensis' are starting to disappear.


(Pedant mode on) Do you mean the Carina E? - Carina II was the 88-93 one, made in Japan, Carina E was the first Derby built car, 93-98 (Pedant mode off).

There are probably Carina II s still running around in somewhere in Sandwell :) . I saw a pale blue '85 Nissan Cherry last week, so anything is possible.


Bah! :oops: Yes I meant the 'E'. How could I get that wrong? To be honest, if you go into certain areas of Birmingham, like Small Heath, Sparkbrook/Sparkhill you'll still see a few Carina Es about on thier last legs. The IIs have almost disappeared, though the ones I do see arent in too bad a condition, they at least look clean and well looked after.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 11:53 PM

if you go into certain areas of Birmingham, like Small Heath, Sparkbrook/Sparkhill you'll still see a few Carina Es about on thier last legs. The IIs have almost disappeared, though the ones I do see arent in too bad a condition, they at least look clean and well looked after.


Go to Derby and they're still being used as cabs. Loads of 'em.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:24 PM

I haven't seen an original MK-1 Volvo 460 for yonks in my neck of the woods (Glasgow area), and I mean yonks. I think I've probably seen about two in eight or so years (you know the ones, big chrome grille with Lambda-Sond badge on it!) All of the 400 series are at risk of extinction as they don't send their power to the rear wheels (cue 300 series drift brigade). Also, ever seen an N-Reg Volvo S/V40? I've only ever seen two or three! Don't see many before V-Reg nowadays, which is sad, as I noticed hundreds when my dad had an R-Reg 2.0 SE a couple of years back. Relatively oddball cars which were not very popular from new are likely to disappear, most notably saloons due to their lower levels of practicality compared to hatches and estates - a fate which has sadly befallen many of the older Volvo saloons as above. Therefore, don't hold out much hope for survival of the likes of the Proton Persona; Volkswagen Vento; Fiat Marea; Daewoo Lacetti/Leganza; Ford Scorpio etc.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

V40s were a common sight but you don't see them now - S40s cn be spotted in giffer spec. V40 lacks the indestructibility of the earlier 'proper' Volvos - funnily enough the Daf 77...sorry Volvo 300 series seems to be a lot more common than I thought it would be - seen at least half a dozen in the last month.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:28 PM

AXs are rapidly disappearing, but I reckon the Saxo will survive well due to the association with chavs, rather than because of it. I reckon standard or subtley modified ones will beccome reasonably sought after in the future as people relive their youth. The Nova is a good example of that now that the snowplough bumper tossers have mostly deserted them.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:39 PM

AXs are rapidly disappearing, but I reckon the Saxo will survive well due to the association with chavs, rather than because of it. I reckon standard or subtley modified ones will beccome reasonably sought after in the future as people relive their youth. The Nova is a good example of that now that the snowplough bumper tossers have mostly deserted them.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

I know these are relatively new, but I can't see many of them selling. A bit like a modern-day Talbot Tagora, in my opinion...

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

I haven't seen a Calibra for many months.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

I haven't seen a Calibra for many months.

i passed 2 on friday on the road

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:02 PM

I haven't seen a Calibra for many months.


I've seen several, but apart from a tatty one with no back bumper I saw on the A59 Autobahn by Duisburg about a month ago they all belong to me or to people I know.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

MK 1 Xara and any Xants are getting thin on the ground.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Toyota Paseo? Not seen one in at least 2 years.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Seat Ibiza Mk1 and Mk2's have all but vanished




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