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  1. I wouldn't take that MOT history at face value to be honest, considering this was the advert for it a few days ago. https://m.facebook.com/groups/EastCoastRetros/permalink/2369991779810660/ A shame, as aside from that it looks alright.
  2. The controversial Sandero I had earlier in the year was a pretty decent car, much better than I expected. It had only been a taxi for 2 years, but the owner managed to pop about 70k on it in that time and it still drove very well. The only complaint I had about it was someone had previously smoked in it on a regular basis, which was a surprise for a taxi, but a very thorough clean later and it was as right as rain. I'd definitely buy another taxi again if the price was right, but have now got into an ex-police car to see how shit they are in comparison.
  3. I'm still good for tomorrow, but will need to nip off by 13:00, as I've now got to go in to do a late shift due to the number of people off at work. I will probably be there by 11:00 if it's going ahead for tomorrow, but if numbers are looking too low, next Saturday would also work here.
  4. Just bumping this up to see if anyone has any particular date they'd be up for this as we're in October?
  5. That was an absolute bargain and looks much better than any sub £200 I've seen for a while; great work on snapping it up. Like you I haven't been a fan of them in the past, but they've aged very well and now look much more interesting than most things on the road. Reckon that's the perfect first car for your lad to learn in and tool around in for several years afterwards. Cheap to insure, tax and drive about in, and should last forever, can't think of a better car as an introduction to driving.
  6. A shame that it was initially relegated to the modern car park, but at least you were able to get it onto the show field, where it belonged, later on in the day. These have disappeared very quickly, especially the pre-facelift ones, so it was nice to see one again. Unfortunately didn't get to speak to you in person, but very pleased to have seen it (not that you'd be able to miss it in such a bright and undeniably 90s colour.)
  7. It was very nice and looked like it was in pretty decent condition. It's brilliant to know the backstory about this. Great work in saving it from being scrapped.
  8. Traffic issues aside, it was a pretty good show. Lots of good cars and it was great to catch up with a lot of people there. The day started with myself and £95 Peugeot meeting with quite a few others off here and convoying from the truck stop down to the Castle. I was behind Kiltox's Eco Astra for a while in the traffic, until we got to the main driveway leading up to the Castle. I switched the engine off and I managed to drain the battery of the Orion by listening to the radio when we were stuck for another 20 minutes. After getting it pushed out of the way, the chap who had the Mondeo V6 in the concourse gave me a jump start and I managed to get to the parking area without anymore issues. There were simply too many good cars to photograph there, but there are a number of highlights for me. First one was this Fiat Argenta which was parked directly behind me With a Montego and Renault 9 parked on either side of the same row Further down the field, an Avenger, Solara, early Mondeo, Proton and Mk2 Escort were all parked next to each other With a base spec, Astra steering-wheeled, Mk3 Cavalier a few cars away, strangely with a 1.6 engine and auto gearbox With an equally appearing Mk2 Cavalier further down Along with some interesting far eastern offerings from the 90s A 212k 127 Late Maestro van Pair of lovely Renaults and a 504 104 that I followed back towards the A1 The Sapporo left fairly early but was very nice to see Alfasud E34 525iX estate 320's extremely grim, but also strangely appealing, Toledo Wartburg police car Trio of early Espaces
  9. Thanks, got it earlier this year and have to say it's brilliant. Bottom of the range with a beige on brown interior, so should fit the show perfectly.
  10. Cheers, really appreciate the offer. No response yet, but we will hopefully see over the next few days...
  11. Unfortunately not, didn't refresh fast enough and missed out. Still will be messaging the seller, in case the highest bidder doesn't follow through.
  12. I should really avoid this thread.
  13. That's a shame. I always liked seeing that around Ipswich. I doubt it will happen, but it would be nice if he was able to carry on with it.
  14. It's a Senator, which is even worse in my books. Still one of my favourite car chases in any movie because of the amount of shite in it though. They even managed to get a bug-eye Scorpio in as a police car beforehand, which was a surprise when I first saw it.
  15. That's a shame. It was well put together and packed full of the kind of cars that everyone on here loved; what other magazine would have had a group test with a Rover R8, Mk5 Escort and Renault 19 Chamade just pages away from a Peugeot 405 vs Renault 21 article. You could just tell it was something created by people who were passionate about the cars.
  16. Just caught up with this, nice work with it so far. Would have expected it to be tricky to get NOS wheel trims, so you've done well to find them. Having driven it and been chauffered by PBK a few times I know it is very comfortable and a nice car to drive. Despite being a 75 guy, an early 45 is probably a better bet as an everyday car. You get the same seats, a large boot and a decent amount of wood trim, but without the fragility which you are starting to see with 75s now.
  17. If you phone up a Vauxhall dealer, they should be able to get it within a few seconds, if it is original to the car.
  18. I am scheduled to be working that day, but will try to get it booked off for this year's show. The last two have been brilliant, so I will try to go along to it again.
  19. 6 months MOT and only two bids so far on this Maestro van, which appears to have been owned by a shite hero. "Was used Daily for work. Only selling due to ULEZ charge" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Rover-Maestro-Van-700-Rare-Petrol/143509906489?hash=item2169db6439:g:EQEAAOSw2kleJH0y
  20. Yes, everyone knows 90s Escorts are shit, but the seats in this Ghia estate more than make up for it in my opinion. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Escort-Classic-Estate-1994-Ghia/223885654752?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20171012094517%26meid%3D8fc91d71801d47e4add68d8e67bf4135%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D293444737953%26itm%3D223885654752%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219
  21. Very low mileage pre-facelift Vectra in Staines. Currently £235, with about 18 hours to go on the auction. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Vectra-LS-2-0-16v-1998-VERY-LOW-MILEAGE/293444737953?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20171012094517%26meid%3D01592f4363d9470cb677f6cf58e7a71c%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D124067476353%26itm%3D293444737953%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219
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