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  1. Early Carina E... https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1435500
  2. I don't know anything about BMWs, but this strikes me as a bit of a bargain (shame it's too big for the camera!)... https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1392088
  3. But surely all that is part of the appeal. This place is getting far too logical!
  4. Admittedly it now has a MOT, but that's quite a mark up from the £910 (inc. premium) it sold for at ACA a month ago!
  5. This is the key and is misunderstood by many, including on here it seems. What it is reasonable to expect from a 20 year old £750 car, and hence the protection to the buyer that the legislation provides, is rather different to that of a new/nearly new car costing tens of thousands.
  6. I agree with Saabnut re brakes. As with most of my opinions I know I'll be in the minority, but I'd... run it as is this summer otherwise you'll soon find it's October and the engine(s) still in bits, sell the 1800 engine as there will be some demand and funds can go towards... re-build the 1500 next winter keep the current gearbox if it is known to be good (and sell o/d box) investigate diff options. I don't know anything about these, but did anything use the same diff but with a higher ratio (later A60/Oxford Farinas??)
  7. I'm guessing the Cardiff train then, which I believe (could be wrong) reverses at Bristol Temple Meads.
  8. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/704384050600057
  9. Sold at ACA for £1700 + fees (so £1892 total) the weekend before last to an internet bid. I had a good look round it and it's not as good as it looks, so not surprised the new owner is looking to get his money back.
  10. BeEP

    HMC Toledo swaparoo

    In 2013 myself and a few other Allegro apologists drove five Allegros from Longbridge to Seneffe (the Belgian BL plant) to mark 40 years of the Allegro launch. Partly for something to do, partly because we wanted to see what, if anything, was left. Apologies for the shite scans from the club magazine, but the first photo below shows @Craig the Princess's Applejack S3 in front of a faded but still visible BL roundel on the end of the building. The second shows a friend's Equipe in front of one of the factory doors (albeit probably replaced since BL days)...
  11. And just in case anyone has missed the thread in the for sale section, the Avensis is now available: https://autoshite.com/topic/48949-2003-toyota-avensis-18-full-mot-£740-or-roffle-£13£24-for-two-west-norfolk/?tab=comments#comment-2504711
  12. As per the Anglia Car Auction thread, yesterday I collected this... ...and today the orange Allegro I acquired last August passed its MOT (I know it doesn't need one!) and returned to the road for the first time in over five years. Still a number of jobs to do but good to discover that it drives well, albeit with the familiar Allegro steering rack clonk and less than perfect second gear synchromesh. It was getting dusk by the time I remembered to take a photo - must try harder...
  13. "Immaculate" - definitely very much not. Bumper corners don't fit properly and he's carefully avoided showing the worst of the mismatched paint - but I can see it's still there. "No issues at all" - except the scrubbed tyres, non-functional heater blower, driver's door dropping slightly when opened, floppy key blade etc... "£30 tax" - nope, it's £165. "Warranty" - really!? On the plus side he turned up when he said he would, paid the agreed amount and disappeared without fuss. It's the worst car I've had for a while and I lost £20 on it, so I'm not complaining too much.
  14. What you need* is a nice dependable Avensis with full MOT which definitely isn't insipid blue or pale metallic blue. In fact it looks more like this and would cost you a fair bit less than four figures...
  15. I was likewise concerned about their ability to sort out the deposit refund so decided the solution was to buy something! Namely this, probably the cheapest lot to go through today... Was good to catch up with @wuvvumtoo
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