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  1. It is actually the official Peugeot dealer fit bodykit offered for the 205 - bloody awful even 30 odd years ago.
  2. New clutch kit finally fitted to my roffle winning 406 Coupe - it's thrust bearing finally gave out the ghost a few months back. Had dagger eyes from my usually chirpy spannerman - it turned out to be a pig of a job.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. It's a trick of the phone camera lense. Those are standard issue post October Series 2 Horizon wheels. 👍
  10. 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!
  11. The Lincoln is used as spares car for his mint example kept inside. The Tuk Tuks I believe are a business import sideline 👍.
  12. Spotted this out in the wilds of South Wales today. Rare even when they were new - now practically extinct.
  13. Especially as this is the same car before it was painted........😥😥
  14. 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.
  15. Jag Xjr 15. 1989 Mazda 626 Coupe taillamps..
  16. It bet it goes like a bomb! 😂
  17. 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.
  18. Couldn't the tank in the Albert looms car be a possible option?....
  19. That's a Citroen press car from late spring 1986 from a batch specially registered in Carmarthen to get the Bx plate. It must be one of the earliest facelift Bxs left.
  20. The problem as I see it is this - lines between Hubnut and Ian Seabrook have been blurred. Real life Ian Seabrooks life changes necessitate a reliable hassle free family and business use vehicle. You Tubes Mr Hubnut needs quirky obscure needy and unloved tackle to maintain his channel and Usp. There's nothing worse than having to rely on near end of life cars as daily transport unless you have the desire and the financial means to spend major dosh on a particular car and stick with them for a length of time. Any old shitter is a spend away from the crusher, we all know that - Ian Seabrook now needs to get a decent car for himself and not for content . Mr Hubnut needs to start setting deadlines for some of the projects and getting some mojo back. How about the Yugo Sana for 2022s Festival of the unexceptional?.. Perhaps invite Tiff Needell to revisit his original Top gear test once the Sana is back on the road and do a collaboration with his Love cars channel...??.. a few hours with a decent autosparky should see the Sana running or at least diagnose properly why it wont - at least then you can find out if it's a viable prospect or something to offload. If there are then certain jobs on any of the cars your uncomfortable with or just plain can't be arsed - its no shame getting in getting someone in to help to get things moving again rather than let them gather dust and damp in the shed to further demotivate yourself. For the latest Olcit - I would quietly beaver away at it - film the content but not serialise it in real time - it will give you the breathing space to get things done properly and take the daily Youtube pressure to finish it off - which in the mean time can be filled with general enjoyment maintenance and buffoonery of the rest of the fleet. In terms of the C5.. the last time I changed a clutch on the driveway was a decade ago and after putting my shoulder out I swore I'd never do another. If one of my car shows any signs of impending clutch doom - I go out and by the kit in advance and nurse the car until it needs fitting and spread the material and labour costs in to two separate lumps. Ive enjoyed the recent C5 content, I did good business selling them when they were brand new.
  21. The G T was available from the UK launch in Sept 83 - it came with Velour seat trim , the pressed steel sports wheels and the twin carbed 1360 suitcased engine. Until the Gti arrived in 1984 it was the sportiest variant - the only real option being 13 inch alloys that would later be used on the Roland Garros special. It was joined initially in 1985 by the identical spec but 3 door X T . In 1986 the Xs arrived and replaced the Xt - still with the Suitcase engine but adding the tweed sport seats and front spoiler and foglamps. Surprisingly though the 5door Gt carried on unchanged and didn't receive any of the Xs additions - it stayed faithful to its original spec until it was deleted from the 205 range in 1987. When the facelifted Tu engined range appeared in late 87 the Xs remained visually unchanged but fitted with the Tu3s engine - but it was at this point when the Gt was replaced by the Sr which in truthfulness was just like the old Gt but minus the sports wheels and Gt decals but now obviously fitted with the Tu3s lump. The Sr only lasted the 1988 model year before it was superseded by the reintroduced Gt in 1989 which finally became the 5 door twin of the Xs and lasted until 1991. The 3 and 5 door Gtx's appeared in 92 which were the petrol twins of the D turbo which were in turn velour upholstered Diesel Gts. As production was being rationalized in favour of the newer 106, the 5 door Gtx's were deleted in 93 and the 3 doors were rebadged XT , bringing back the shortly lived badge from 1985 to an equally shortly lived run out model.
  22. They were sold throughout their model life in the UK, which preceded the Chevette and ended when the Fwd Kaddett (Mk1 Astra) arrived in the Uk in the latter half of 79.
  23. Spotted this in Mumbles today. It surely has got to be the finest remaining example in the Uk. It was absolutely immaculate on top and underneath.
  24. What a truly epic find. My grandparents neighbour - who was a builder, had an identical dropside Cabstar on a W plate brand new back in 1980 . As for what colour it should go - it has to stay blue - it's the default Datsun commercial vehicle colour. 😊
  25. Don't cry for me.... Argenta. https://ebay.us/x1onz1
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