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  1. jamesC's 1979 Toyota Celica
  2. I think you're probably right on both counts. I had a friend who owned a Capri in about 1997 and she was a university student, so it can't have cost much. Mind you, at the height of the recent panic buying you could quite possibly have exchanged two bog rolls for a Capri!
  3. 226. 1986 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser A late bottom of the range example, seen in Morden, south London. This car has only covered about 30 miles per year in recent years. D224 KAF ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2020 ✓ MOT Expires: 27 June 2020 Vehicle make FORD Date of first registration 1 August 1986 Year of manufacture 1986 Cylinder capacity 1593 cc Fuel typePETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour RED Number of previous owners: 7 Current owner since Nov 1997 Mileage at last MOT: 14,780* Mileage since previous MOT: 25 * Mileage could be 114,780
  4. And Vauxhall exported Chevettes to Germany during the 1979-84 period. They were sold through Opel dealers without Vauxhall or Opel badges. Again, Vauxpedia has details.
  5. Here's the Astra saloon showing off its boot: Reminds me of this: The original idea was that Vauxhall would develop a proper saloon version of the basic Opel Kadett design to be used for both Vauxhall and Opel versions. Vauxhall were also to design a different front end for the Vauxhall version, in similar fashion to their efforts turning the previous generation Kadett into the Chevette. Vauxpedia have various pictures of that aborted project: Vauxpedia link
  6. Can't leave out the Allegro, with quartic steering wheel and tasteful fake wood:
  7. Even Audi had their moments 1973 Audi 80 Brochure
  8. Subtle colours in a 1977 Renault 14 Brochure link
  9. I wonder if these were deliberately not used earlier because they were considered undesirable combinations? OO because of confusion with zeros and WC because of its lavatorial association!
  10. I don't understand why Land Rover didn't come up with a properly utilitarian vehicle to replace the Defender. Surely the image of the brand would be improved by having something properly rugged that would be seen being used by aid agencies, armed forces etc. and there wouldn't be an overlap with what already seems like a pretty complicated range of fairly similar vehicles.
  11. Looks like 20 reg cars may be a bit of a rarity. BBC News - Coronavirus: New UK car registrations plunge by more than 40% https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52176669
  12. 1.7 Granada estate can't be very rapid! 2.0 was the smallest engine offered in the UK.
  13. Presumably the painted bars instead of chrome at the front are the equivalent of a grey grille and mark out the base model?
  14. The Royale had it's own brochure. Fuel consumption figures here:
  15. I've got the whole of this brochure scanned. Flickr link
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