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  1. All L's had the plastic bumpers - only the base and City X spec came with the black metal ones. The seat trim is standard - L spec material became slightly plusher for the 1984 model year. This would be a late registered early dashed model - C plate was the crossover period for when the dash was swapped for the Montegos and the Mayfair trim level added.
  2. I've owned a Yaris Verso for nearly 8 years now. Brilliant things - a proper swiss Army knife of a car. I won't part with it even though Toyota's rustproofing on the rear half of the floorpan and sills was dire - it's always a constant struggle to keep it tidy underneath. Even half about examples are worth more than people think - and they're Ulez exempt which is an extra bonus.
  3. It's not the only one in existence though - it's a butchered Capri based Jba Javelin Kit car from the mid to late 80s. It would have started life looking ike this.
  4. Sadly there are hardly any standard cars left - and those that tend to be kept relatively unmolested are the very few remaining TI's or Lotus cars. I'd love a Petula Clarke spec white 1.6 S with stainless bumpers and green check interior - but those are nigh on extinct and any tidy barn finds are quickly snuffled up by the rally boys who'll easily pay 10k for a really nice car. To seek out a tidy Ti it might be worth joing one of the Sunbeam Avenger clubs - good cars tend to be quietly traded without ever being offered on to the open market.
  5. It will snapped up very quickly - it's a very straight low milage Sunbeam shell that needs minor work - its value is in its huge potential as a historic rally car base rather than it being a plain Jane Sunbeam 1.0. The car is being sold in North Wales - they fully know what and how the car will be used. 5k is pretty reasonable these days for a low milage Sunbeam for the rally boys.
  6. The thing is - the rear wing pressings are completely different for the later 1976 Chrysler Avengers as is the rear panel and the boot floor. As somebody has already mentioned the filler neck was moved to the drivers side rear with a flap and behind those blanking ends lay a flat mounting panel. One can only presume the body engineers decided that they couldn't reliably press that shape in one go. Could never understand the reason why they deleted the original hockey style stick lights - I even owned a Chrysler Avenger for 4 years and always thought the execution of the rear end restyle was half arsed.
  7. It's a trick of the phone camera lense. Those are standard issue post October Series 2 Horizon wheels. 👍
  8. It's the late actor Tony Britton. Most famous probably to most people as being Richard O Sullivans father in law in Robins Nest and also Nigel Havers father in the sitcom Don't Wait up. He was the TV presenter Fern Brittons dad and he did indeed voice a lot of TV ads back in the day. He had a good innings in life and finally left us back in 2019 at the grand old age of 95 - and outlived the majority of UK registered Senators!
  9. The Lincoln is used as spares car for his mint example kept inside. The Tuk Tuks I believe are a business import sideline 👍.
  10. Spotted this out in the wilds of South Wales today. Rare even when they were new - now practically extinct.
  11. Especially as this is the same car before it was painted........😥😥
  12. You need a proper Lexia diagnosis to pinpoint the fault. If it's an AL4 box its usually the solanoid valve packs that go rogue with age and old fluid - not an involved job to change and replacements are readily available and quite reasonable in cost.
  13. Jag Xjr 15. 1989 Mazda 626 Coupe taillamps..
  14. It bet it goes like a bomb! 😂
  15. The Honda Ballade is exactly the same car bar the 1.5 derivative of the same engine and difference s of trim - built in the same factory as the 200 and then checked over by Honda's then newly opened Swindon crew. Ballade survival is now apparently single figures.
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