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  1. XUDT, as per for sale thread. Liked the look of this myself but with two working cars (plus the classics, plus no commute) it couldn't be justified!
  2. This looks nice for £495 with MOT to September... https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1303872
  3. ...and half the front wing missing!
  4. Agree with the points above; my 55SX was great fun but needed higher geared steering and was moved on when it failed the MOT due to rampant rot in the rear arches (well hidden until prodded!), New owner has seemingly got it back on the road and moved it on again (whether by proper repair or more lashings of underseal I'll never know).
  5. If only @TheDoctorhadn't just bought the Punto... MOT to Oct and only £225 https://www.gumtree.com/p/suzuki/suzuki-wagon-r-estate-2002-manual-1298-cc-5-doors/1394711379
  6. Compare exhibit A - a Mini or ado16 radiator stuck at the side of the engine bay (which cools the a-series satisfactorily when in good condition) wih exhibit B - the much larger Maestro radiator at the front of the engine bay cooling the same engine. From my Maestro experience, in cold conditions such as we're currently experiencing the behaviour is normal. Although it's obviously worth replacing the thermostat to rule it out, possibly with one which opens at a higher temperature.
  7. ...or to claim first prize add a further £500 and bring this home: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1166173
  8. ...or add another £500 and put yourself behind the wheel of this... https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1301456
  9. Early Alfa 146 with boxer engine needing a bit of TLC for £499... https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1301496
  10. I've been watching that Metro since it was first listed. There have been two bids of £2000 retracted, which when active showed that the current high bidder has bid £1900. I'd love it, but can't reconcile myself with Metro prices nowadays. I remember the totally solid 1.3S (admittedly in Arum white) with the same brown strobe interior I bought for £400 in 2000/01. And sold for about the same amount a year later...
  11. The V5 for the 1966 Morris 1100 I bought last year just says 'Number of former keepers 5' rather than since a date, as do the both the red (issued 2012) and previous blue V5s I have for the 1973 Austin 1100 and 1972 Austin 1800 owned since 2005/06.
  12. Reasonably priced Panda in @Aston Martinspec: Dynamic with skydome, air-con, roof-rails & front fogs... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/fiat-panda-1-2-dynamic-2004-54-plate-with-128k-and-a-september-2021-mot/193836755526
  13. I had the same as Six Cylinder and LBF explained with the VP1300 last year in 2019. Off road since the mid 90s, I 'sorned' then recieved the threatening letter. Phoned and they said it couldn't be sorned, and I didn't hear anything more. Sold to a friend and lo and behold, the same happened to them. Again a phone call stopped any further action. Presumably whoever's on the other end of the phone can put a marker against it to stop the letter/fine process continuing, but it's a bit rubbish that they can't sort the system out to work correctly.
  14. Really sorry to hear that Dan. I certainly didn't spot anything with the front subframe, but then I don't suppose I had reason to look that closely - the bits I was more concerned with and highlighted to you haven't even warranted an advisory! Suspension arms are cheap and not too difficult to replace; I've done both on Craig the Princess's in the last few years.
  15. The spares car is a series 3 pre-facelift (A-series, single downpipe) whereas RPE is a series 3 facelift (A+, twin downpipe). The facelift occurred in March 81. Glad to see you persevering with RPE (and making good use of the spares car). Reading this has reminded me I think I owe you a PM re the quarter panel!
  16. I've used this thread on MoneySavingExpert twice to successfully get Rover radio codes for free: https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/26827/car-radio-unlocking
  17. This looks decent value (although it's not my cup of tea)... https://www.gumtree.com/p/volkswagen/volkswagen-golf-hatchback-1999-manual-1781-cc-5-doors/1393316231
  18. Triumph Toledo? Although I assume it's something far more esoteric and harder to guess!
  19. And H.C. Base is the spec, not the colour (High Compression, Base spec, just the same as the one I owned almost 30 years ago - the 957 engine was available in high or low compression)!
  20. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1957-Austin-A55-Cambridge-MK1-1500cc-Pre-Farina/224288227192 "The engine as you can see has been rewired" 🤣
  21. As there's a fair bit of MX5 love on here, here's one in a decent colour with (short) MOT for £495. Looks like it needs a fair bit of TLC/welding though (plus liberating from the ghastly wheels)... https://www.gumtree.com/p/mazda/mazda-mx5/1393166061
  22. Allegro with A-series engine (1100, 1300 and latterly 1.0) - 4 speed Allegro with E-series engine (1500 & 1750) - 5 speed (as per Maxi)
  23. Similarly tempting to the 820 above... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1988-Austin-Maestro-500-Van-ex-British-Telecom/164583134322
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