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  1. well bought there, i had a couple of them mark 1 focus's as company hacks back when they were new and thought they are a superb car. i thought them streets ahead of the equivalent astra and as as bigger leap forward over the mark 6 escrot as a modern jet fighter is when compared to the Wright brothers flyer. and that one looks a good 'un, i dont remember the last time i saw one running, never mind one with the back arches still made of metal! one i had was a 2 litre ghia saloon, the only thing i didn't like much was the silly little fold down armrest thing on the captains chair, and i don't recall that one been any heavier on pez than the 1600 i had before it was. goes to show, though that there are still really nice second hand cars to be found out there!
  2. good luck with that then, given its blowing a gale and raining here this morning.
  3. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/986842075433163/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A48f9a779-0429-45fa-bdf1-47cadc30a322 i got the Dinky toy station wagon version of one of these. my little diecast one of these isn't anywhere near as nice as this real one is.
  4. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/594388258663284/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A48f9a779-0429-45fa-bdf1-47cadc30a322 i'd like to own this too. because - well just because.
  5. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/362082645376367/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A48f9a779-0429-45fa-bdf1-47cadc30a322 i dunno EXACTLY what sort of Plymouth Fury this is. but i know i'd love to own it.
  6. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154671511920?hash=item240323f970%3Ag%3ASmYAAOSwOLFheSTT&LH_All=1 a beige maxi. lovely. just don't ask how much it is......
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165151481230?hash=item2673cb9d8e:g:S98AAOSwIChhI2Ba thread over (for today) i win......
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334198155449?hash=item4dcfc328b9:g:wp0AAOSwI2Fhes2e i have found the replacement for the Rover. a chevrolet station wagon that is so big it doesn't fit in any of the photographs. a 5 litre V8 is fitted, just what a guy needs when petrol is the better part of £6.50 a gallon........
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373772137465?hash=item57068e33f9:g:UWwAAOSwB-NhevdY this Beaumont is a chevrolet parts bin special from Canada. built in South Africa, and now here in blighty. isn't it lovely? i think so.
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334093230120?hash=item4dc9822028:g:itoAAOSw4E1hAboB this is the sort of motor that Harry Callahan would be driving round in Magnum Force, or The Enforcer..... shame about the insert in the back quarter beauty strip, still i guess it would glue back in or something.
  11. marvelous marvin, the mini-metro has achieved an MOT pass. on the second time of asking, mind, but a pass is a pass. its take a real good flush of the brake fluid, and the front callipers have needed some persuasion to get them working, but now a least they are functioning as they should. no wonder there seemed to be little or no brakes on the car on the drive over there! what did it fail on? two worn ball joints, with an advise for brake imbalance on both axils. the worn ball joints were mentioned as an advisory on the last MOT several years ago. now it has had the ball joints changed, and the brake balance advisory notes have been addressed. and it now has a shiny MOT pass to show for it. which is nice. only thing i need do now, is find it some winter quarters for it to wait until the better weather in the spring.
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403245971927?hash=item5de35539d7:g:WCEAAOSw-4ZhcWfj more MOPAR lovelyness, in the shape of this 50's New Yorker. just right for drive-in movies and crusin' about. them wheels are shit though. i wonder how hard it'd be to find something better to go on it?
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194458611499?hash=item2d46a2ef2b:g:3cUAAOSw2gVhcwva more MOPAR madness. Le Baron this time, and still glorious!!
  14. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265366896609?hash=item3dc9197fe1:g:-N8AAOSwfcVhXG4g be like Eddy Ramrod, only greener. much, much greener..... and rest assured, the green theme continues inside....
  15. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324847440948?hash=item4ba26a9434:g:wfAAAOSw05RhDn4u very original, slightly shabby MOPAR monster, that wants leaving alone and enjoying as it it.
  16. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115061876330?hash=item1aca38e66a:g:I1YAAOSwMZBhdVfN one of the Leykor specials, a standard mini body, with Wolseley grill. gotta be a rare thing here in the UK.
  17. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294491209118?hash=item44910b3d9e%3Ag%3AABcAAOSwq3NhdZ7c&LH_All=1 tatty but apparently solid where it counts Princess. the paint is horrid, but there is i think i nice car in there, trying to get out! those wheels are i guess MG B? the original steels and hubcaps are included though. which is nice.
  18. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/600740577792490/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Ab193a92c-f9a1-4fe7-9b8e-15d7326f7094 harvest gold is a rotten colour, really. if it is very much a colour of its time. however a landcrab is a lovely thing. even in harvest gold........
  19. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/883565092577648/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A6ed66728-36e3-4472-a96f-be70e2ab0a13 an unholy trinity? well not quiet, as this one is a 1275 and is blaze, the others are i think Tahiti blue
  20. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/361268239067234/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A6ed66728-36e3-4472-a96f-be70e2ab0a13 good golly, another one! same colour too, though this one is an 1100, the other one been a 1500. nice, very nice.
  21. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/813470345939869/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A6ed66728-36e3-4472-a96f-be70e2ab0a13 we had this yet? not sure about them rostyle wheels but the original ones and hubcaps are included. tidy in there too. nice.
  22. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294477585034?hash=item44903b5a8a:g:GJ8AAOSwjVphbxoc could be a nice little project for someone, and rare too see one with a hard top. its ADO16 based, and as it happens Kerry has a 1300 GT engine sat in the garage all ready.....
  23. have dragged the Metro out of its slumber today, and driven it up to George's so he can sort it out an MOT. its the first time out in over 2 years. what do we know from our drive today? well, there is some vibration when under way, which is i think flat spotted tyres. and the brakes are hopeless. there is not much braking unless the pedal is mashed to the floor. but it does ride very, very nicely now on its refurbished displacers, far more compliant than before with actually some bounce when needed, so that will be the first thing that George will be looking at. and guess what, who was the first thing we saw when setting off, in an untaxed and untested car? it IS insured, not that matters without the other paperwork. yes. a bloody copper. lucky for me, he was more interested in getting up to Maccy D's than on the metro's paperwork! and Kerry has been enjoying Cocopop too and from work this week. the car is riding beautifully. i have had a run around the block in it, and well, i didn't much enjoy it. there you have it, i didn't really enjoy driving it. not at all. so much so, i haven't used it myself for work since it came back. not that really i want to be in a small, slow car like on the Parkway/A19/A66 in rush hour. i think its future, along with the metro and mini 1000 are going to need to be seriously considered over the coming weeks and months.
  24. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324830603150?hash=item4ba169a78e:g:018AAOSwdsxhUa6A MK 2 jetta GTi, and a 16v to boot. in Norn Iron, shame some dub lickin' buffoon will end up getting it, and then ruining it....
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