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Mr Laurence

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  1. £11,000 for an 80’s Mayfair(!) These prices are before ACAs fees as well aren’t they?
  2. That looks great! The matching hardtops a great bonus too. how does the 90hp 1.6 compare to the one in your last mx5?
  3. You could still get one of these on a J reg?!
  4. £50 Mk1 Punto https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/731406330851243
  5. That’s looking nice now. You’ve done a ‘stellar’ job of tidying it up. Were those Ford wheels also used on Cortinas? I think I’ve seen a few with them. They should look good on the Hyundai.
  6. I’ve never driven a mk3, but the general consensus is that they’re more liveable than earlier cars. Ignore any ‘comedians’ calling them boats. They’re barely any heavier than Mk1s or 2s. I think that the engines in a mk3 are more prone to failure though. On the flipside, you’ll get a newer car without as much rust to contend with. I personally don’t like the idea of buying a car as an investment, but Mk1 prices are rising fairly quickly without any sign of slowing down. Even rusty MOT failures are starting to make actual money now, so a solid one might make you a profit when you come to s
  7. Did comforts ever get offered as a civilian version, or were they just sold to buisnesses/governments? I think I’ve heard of a hot TRD version, but every one that I’ve seen has been a cab
  8. The rear wings look so unusual on this that I didn’t even notice the metal roof until I read the description. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/160642035868317
  9. That’s the first one I’ve ever seen in that colour I think. compulsory @Motownand @Lord Sterling tag
  10. Just echoing what everyone else has said already - PD engines are really good. And if you’d exude you don’t like it, the colour concept interiors seem to make pretty big money on eBay. You’d probably get half of your money back just from selling that and swapping in cloth seats from a scrapyard
  11. It’s a shame, but as @gmsays, they all go like that. It’s definitely worth saving. Early unmolested Mk1s are rare now, and most will need the same work doing as yours sooner or later.
  12. You know, they suit it quite well I think
  13. After the Castle Gresley one restoring this should be a walk in the park: it already looks lovely! How many 800s do you own now?
  14. That looks like it lived a pretty hard life. It’s done well to survive until now, but hopefully it can donate a few bits to keep others going.
  15. The Baur-Kohl Coupe was a coupe conversion of the E30 3 series with a huge rear window. They weren’t just a one off, as there’s at least 3 left. I can’t find much about them, but they seem to be a Baur convertible with a solid metal roof; the rear quarter windows look like they’re the same.
  16. £2400 What a total crock of festering old dogshit begging to be put out of it’s misery https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2843041455961941
  17. Wow... I’ve only just caught up with all this, and I don’t think there’s much more I can add really. I took a break from the forum to focus on other stuff before modgate kicked off, so I don’t really have any memory of it, but I do remember that when I came back early last year I did notice that a lot of the frequent posters I could remember were gone. Seeing bollox go is a real shame; his writing style and threads were some of my favourites and knowing there won’t be any more horse box updates is gutting. I wouldn’t consider myself to be a particularly big contributor to this forum and
  18. Just a routine reminder of my borderline obsession with Fantasia Green Lupos. Not only does this one have the correct typeface number plates and a full Webasto roof, it’s also (relatively) local to me. I really am running out of excuses... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-Y-VOLKSWAGEN-LUPO-1-0-E-3-DOOR-HATCHBACK/294011135521
  19. Congratulations on getting the MOT! For a 30+ year old car, that isn’t a bad fail list. Every time I see this thread it reminds me how much I’d like an E30. It looks nice on the steels too
  20. Lovely little Hillman Imp But wait, it gets better... As far as I'm concerned, this is evidence that time travel is real. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/5211688008848863
  21. £3000 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/467456940950476
  22. I had no idea they were that cheap now. Am I right in thinking that they’re just a Punto pulling a funny face? They can’t be that scary or expensive to look after if they are
  23. Any photos or details about the BRM? I’m sure that some people here (myself included) would love to see it!
  24. This one seems pretty fucked, but I don’t think there are many car/colour combinations that work quite as well as Lupos in Fantasia Green https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-LUPO-1-0-X-REG-spares-or-repaires/265042565582?
  25. Is there anywhere I can find out more about this? I’ve never seen that photo before and it sounds like a really interesting story
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