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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304200987169?hash=item46d3cab221:g:KIQAAOSw9exheDKQ
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to HMC in HMC motors- New- ‘63 Morris minor   
    Where to begin? 
    I’ve always liked them, even as a small child. Plus there’s that noise. Mind you the few where I grew up were rotting on driveways , as cast off daily drivers waiting to be scrapped. At university in Leeds there were about 5 that were used by students, including a girl i unsuccessfully tried to chat up, who had a peat brown one.
    I had a few once I was able to run a car. Always fun, and over time the good and not so good ones informed be of my ideal age and spec, and in particular where they like to dissolve.
    So I like the 4 doors. I like the later engines, but I also like clap hands wipers and if possible an original old style reg. SO unless it’s a modded one, your looking about 62-64ish. Moon on a stick.
    Anyway one came up in Cornwall, in basically my ideal spec. It’s a ‘63 and a deluxe - I think- as it has a heater (!) The luxury! 
     
    Anyway here it is; I bought it off a lovely elderly couple who took a shine to me as their son and I share the same first name…

    I felt like I was buying a family pet





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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to DoctorRetro in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Oh, it's definitely solid. I need to get seam sealer, primer and waxoyl, so just blasted some paint over for now. 
    Bit of filler and it'll be fine. MOT worthy at least 
     
     

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Felly Fav and Trum. *Favorit gets a respray*   
    Looks great, the colour is amazing! I do miss the rugged simplicity of mine occasionally, the way it could swallow sofas and do 50mpg endlessly. Mine was a mk2 though, and these mk1s are that little bit funkier in every way. 
     
    There’s lots about it that I don’t miss too, for some reason this was the only car that made me long for power steering.  The car that followed it was the auto Saab 900 which couldn’t have been more different, and highlighted just how much these Favs are constructed around no fuss, fix anything with a 13mm spanner, go anywhere minimalism. It was my daily for a year or so and it feels great to have been immersed in that approach to car design. Fuck me, do I appreciate luxury now 😂. Anyway, the only thing wrong with mine is that is wasn’t this colour. Keep the pics coming! 
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Dick Longbridge in Dick's Lambretta and Vespa adventures   
    Hmm. I appear to have been pretty slack in updating the intervening years after I sold my turquoise DL125 in 2005. There were many more along the way!
    However, to bring things bang up to date, I bought this 1961 Li125 Series 2 18 months ago. It lived in Italy for almost sixty years until I bought it. Laid up since 1971. Still a runner and fairly sweet sounding, all said. Gorgeous old thing wearing its original paint still, along with dealer sticker on the horncast. I even managed to grab copies of the original Italian logbook and number plate. 
    However, we have a young lad, storage is a  bit of a 'mare and I can't see I'll have the time or inclination to get around to getting the old girl roadworthy in the next few years. Yes, better than money in the bank and I don't think I'll find another original one again for sensible money. However, decisions are decisions and I've just sold it. The new owner is well into his seventies, and has never owned anything with two wheels and an engine. He is however, mechanically minded, bloody-minded and plans a mechanical overhaul, wax over the paint (I'm really happy the paint isn't being messed with) and intends to ride it along the Amlfi Coast next year. 
    The original Italian owner was a chap called Simone and the new owner is called Simon too. It couldn't have gone to a better custodian. 
     




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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Felly Fav and Trum. *Favorit gets a respray*   
    Looks great, the colour is amazing! I do miss the rugged simplicity of mine occasionally, the way it could swallow sofas and do 50mpg endlessly. Mine was a mk2 though, and these mk1s are that little bit funkier in every way. 
     
    There’s lots about it that I don’t miss too, for some reason this was the only car that made me long for power steering.  The car that followed it was the auto Saab 900 which couldn’t have been more different, and highlighted just how much these Favs are constructed around no fuss, fix anything with a 13mm spanner, go anywhere minimalism. It was my daily for a year or so and it feels great to have been immersed in that approach to car design. Fuck me, do I appreciate luxury now 😂. Anyway, the only thing wrong with mine is that is wasn’t this colour. Keep the pics coming! 
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Yoss in Felly Fav and Trum. *Favorit gets a respray*   
    Looks great, the colour is amazing! I do miss the rugged simplicity of mine occasionally, the way it could swallow sofas and do 50mpg endlessly. Mine was a mk2 though, and these mk1s are that little bit funkier in every way. 
     
    There’s lots about it that I don’t miss too, for some reason this was the only car that made me long for power steering.  The car that followed it was the auto Saab 900 which couldn’t have been more different, and highlighted just how much these Favs are constructed around no fuss, fix anything with a 13mm spanner, go anywhere minimalism. It was my daily for a year or so and it feels great to have been immersed in that approach to car design. Fuck me, do I appreciate luxury now 😂. Anyway, the only thing wrong with mine is that is wasn’t this colour. Keep the pics coming! 
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to DoctorRetro in The Doctor's travels through time. AX FTP. Sortof   
    Finally got a cordless angle grinder.
     

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to Yoss in Felly Fav and Trum. *Favorit gets a respray*   
    I am, especially as they did more than they said they were going to. The door shuts weren't originally going to be done but he said the doors come off so easily they decided to take them off to work on them so they decided to do the door shuts as well. That's the good thing with having such a basic car. There are no wires in the doors at all. The rear doors come off with four bolts, two on each hinge and the fronts you just tap the roll pin out of the middle of the hinge. 
    They also did the scuttle panel betwixt bonnet and windscreen which looks nice. 

    I need to keep it clean under there now. 
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to dome in Domes shonky autos-4 weeks, 4 MOTs 2 down, 3 to go!   
    Results are in for the Jag
     

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to DodgyBastard in FOAD's fleet   
    Nice!
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to JimH in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    I'm changing my mind on this. In the past I have seen a few cars of the Allegro 2 /Morris Marina variety appear for sale which had been pieced back together to a ridiculously high standard. This always puzzled me - if you are going to haemorrhage that amount of time, effort and skill why not do it on something that has a fighting chance of at least starting to recover your costs to set you on your way to the next project. I'm not talking about making money on this sort of shit rather just trying to keep the cost of your pastime down. 
    Of late I have become increasingly bothered by marque experts who are anything but, marque experts who are beyond clueless when it comes to actually getting off their arse and actually doing something to an actual thing and pricks from lesser public schools who have set themselves up in the upmarket banger trade with nowt more than zero knowledge and a sense of entitlement. I've become bothered by tosspots talking about investments - sorry - you have to call them "bankers" in an effort to make you sound like an alpha male City type who has all the inside gen.
    Then it struck me. This is why a small number of people burn all that skill and effort on a 1300 Talbot Horizon. They get to sit in their workshop tin bashing and generally getting better at what they do and everyone else leaves them in peace.  
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to barrett in 35th time lucky: Pal comes home   
    I took some detail shots... The newly-plated brightwork really shi9nes agianst the black, and the 'coined' top half is just so bonkers. Gonna try and get together with the 'other' Palladium soon for some photos



     
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to barrett in 35th time lucky: Pal comes home   
    As of this morning, the Palladium is now tucked up in its new home with the Riley. Haven't taken any photos as the headlamps need to be assembled and it looks a bit rubbish, but otherwise all the bodywork is done and it performed okay over the 60-odd mile journey back

    Otherwise, nothing really to report except this satisfying milestone in the BMW the other day

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from louiepj in Autoshite cars which are ULEZ compliant (excluding 40+ year old cars)   
    Sorry if this has already been mentioned in the thread, it’s certainly been mentioned elsewhere but you can filter adverts on auto trader by ulez compliance which throws up some unexpected ones- there was a ‘97 vectra on there that was compliant 
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Dave_Q in Autoshite cars which are ULEZ compliant (excluding 40+ year old cars)   
    Sorry if this has already been mentioned in the thread, it’s certainly been mentioned elsewhere but you can filter adverts on auto trader by ulez compliance which throws up some unexpected ones- there was a ‘97 vectra on there that was compliant 
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Autoshite cars which are ULEZ compliant (excluding 40+ year old cars)   
    The dizzle Merc estate with an import history that @HMC sold recently showed up as compliant.. seems maybe there’s an import glitch.. will they close the loophole I wonder? 
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Barry Cade in Ambitious towbars   
    Not so much ambitious, and nor do I have a picture, but I once saw a Mercedes G63 AMG towing a Biiiiggg twin axle caravan. What was impressive/stupid is that he overtook me up a big hill- he really booted it and fuck me did it shift whilst also making LOTS of noise 
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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to goosey in Ambitious towbars   
    from a few years ago 
    This was the only way we could get the angle so the Lupo didn’t belly out 
    Both cars and trailer long gone 

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    Fabergé Greggs reacted to DoctorRetro in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Did some pointless cleaning at lunchtime.
    As it was.



    It's a start.


     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Furthest away car for sale.   
    So much going on in this picture and hardly any of it is car.  It also has a touch of renaissance tragedy to it which belies the artistry. 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in Datsun Cabstar 1980   
    Outside world: This plan makes no sense for too many reasons to list 
    Autoshite world: This is a perfect plan
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from mitsisigma01 in Datsun Cabstar 1980   
    Outside world: This plan makes no sense for too many reasons to list 
    Autoshite world: This is a perfect plan
     
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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from BeEP in Fabergé Greggs: Tiny one out, medium one in   
    I said goodbye to the Agila. Although it was hilarious, it was becoming less hilarious on a regular 500 mile round trip.
    Incoming is this zenith of an car:

    The journey home was serene: I sometimes think that all these folks that mindlessly buy new middle sized cars are absolute geniuses. It just feels so much like a car it's striking. I feel like I could just get in it and it would do car stuff. Many thanks to @Crackers and his Dad who got up at 5am to fill it with fuel for my journey home! I didn't get to do any thrashing, but I look forward to reporting back on what all the fuss is about with these when I go up to rural Scotland in a couple of weeks and take it down my favourite road. 
    Now I proudly own 2 exemplary examples of "an car" in blue, separated by a mere 40 years. 

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    Fabergé Greggs got a reaction from Datsuncog in Peugeot 309 rescue thread.   
    Even if you don’t end up welding it, please please please fully document cleaning it 
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