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  1. They were new and once wound up would even show a bit more on the clock. Although my XR3i was quicker till about 80.
  2. 924’s were an integral part of my transition from callow youth to something approximating a man. 1982 and a new Account Executive arrives at my workplace in a flurry of shoulder pads, YSL Opium , hair gel and 4” heels, the MD sends me down to take her to our underground car park . She throws me the keys to her 924 LeMans because she’s not confident reversing- I still remember pushing the seat, right back and not being able to reach the pedals - the first time that had ever happened, I can’t remember it happening since to be honest. Anyway I was smitten . A year later she divorced on
  3. This looks reasonable value. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-S-class-300se/164528297161?hash=item264ea694c9:g:WcsAAOSw6XZfuVAT
  4. Looks like a better looking copy of a Cullinan.
  5. Well, Mystic Meg, at £4K for a scrap Avenger I think this one is already overpriced.
  6. I used to borrow a S3 Land Rover LWB with a Harvey Frost on the back , it had a V8 and sounded great . For a long time it had the rear prop removed because of a broken half shaft , no problem it was just left in high range 4wd. All good until I picked up an SD1 from the bottom of a steep lane- I think we had about 6 people on the bonnet and front bumper to get out to the main road. It would occasionally lose traction and the tyres squeal on bumpy roads too, lovely light steering!
  7. A421 heading towards Bedford from Black Cat yesterday.
  8. That’s exactly how I remember Silver Fox Metallic Cortinas, Corsairs and Zephyrs looking in the late 60’s early 70’s. The paint fell off within a couple of years.
  9. I remember him writing about it on Twitter. Something along the lines of the only payment he got for doing the show was to keep the piece of shit that would have been a death trap IF it had actually run. And the best acting he’s ever done was looking happy at the handover. Slagged off the production company too.
  10. Lots of them on Autotrader, only noticed when searching for older Camrys. I think they’re all Hybrid and have replaced the Avensis in the U.K. lineup.
  11. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1958-Standard-Ensign-Vanguard-One-Off-HotRod-Rat-Rod-Custom-Low-Rider/203188692098?hash=item2f4efd6482:g:9uEAAOSw0lxft4zP Love it or hate it, you have to admire the work that’s gone into it. My favourite detail is the modern bonded rear screen, never seen that done on an old car before.
  12. Top Tip Next time just paint those garage doors green and we would think it was already at Cavcraft Towers.
  13. You say, not a clue ... But does it also have 2 more seats and penned in a different Torinese studio?
  14. After reading people’s views and taking everything into consideration , it seems a high riding, convertible with reasonable power , lots of comfort and fun handling is the way to go. So, just wait another 15 years for one of these to get cheap
  15. Over 200 rental cabs in a field near Epping Forest, according to a story on BBC News it’s reckoned up to 2000 have been taken off the streets. Not really surprising as nobody is going into London to work and there’s definitely no tourists.
  16. I was high bidder at £750 until about 2 mins to go , then it went mad. It finished up about where I’d expect to sell it on at! I was a little wary of the “ worn exhaust”
  17. The first car I drove after passing my test was an Ascona 1.9 Berlina auto, looked pretty much like those two , it was a company car my Dad was using whilst his 2.0L Granny was having a new carb. He wanted to keep the Ascona but it had to go as was high mileage - 50,000!, how attitudes to mileage have changed. I remember doing 110 on the M4 as my Dad gave me a motorway lesson. “ Get in the fast lane keep your foot down and flash your lights a lot” What was good in 1981...
  18. I sometimes wonder how these people that think they’re going to reinvent a great British brand managed to make the money they will inevitably spunk on their vanity projects. Jensen Railton currently Lister are turning up the boost on modern Jags sticking their name on them and expecting people to pay £15000 for a £70,000 car. Wonder if the logbook says Lister or Jaguar? At least the Allard bollocks only wasted the cost of 3 LS400s, a bit of Wob and some coach tail lights. 70A6B5FA-328A-48F1-B0B6-AE1A9B343289.webp
  19. Yeah, saw that . But it’s in Edinburgh and I think Jeanette Krankie is about to shut the border...
  20. There is an exemption from MOT if a Taxi Compliance test is in place. Most drivers have both, but you can save the MOT fee if you choose not to have an MOT certificate. I’m assuming that’s what’s happened here, but it might be something else, exported even if just to Channel Islands, IOM etc. Although it did do 45,000 miles in that time.
  21. Stunning, has it got one of those weird drop down and side hinged lower tailgates? I always imagine at some point theyll just fall off if you get it wrong.
  22. I remember this half arsed Allard resurrection attempt. I think there were two or three different ones, unless they just made one and swapped wheels and light treatments. Looks a bit like @vulgalour could have made it, but just not as well executed as his Princess.
  23. I’m hoping that all the good things people are saying apply to the 02 2.4 auto I seem to be high bidder on since looking at Camrys last night. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Toyota-Camry-2-4-VVT-i-CDX-4dr-automatic-petrol-grey-saloon/264933074227?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225076%26meid%3D335f2b11730c4d3384bd02deafade250%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D353278268406%26itm%3D264933074227%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109 Big gap in MOT history that points to i
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