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  1. Round headlights on Hunters too for the first three years.
  2. Jensen CV8, but that's a 3 litre mark two Princess. The one facing the camera is a 4 litre R.
  3. That must be what I saw in a Blackpool junk shop in 2018. Went again in 2020 and it hadn't moved,might be there still.
  4. And I bet it looked and sounded the absolute business. Had an auto 420G until recently, always wondered what it'd be like with a manual box. Pretty fucking amazing car as it was tbf. Not as good as a decent S.1 XJ but then neither was anything else for twenty years or so. Personally I'd paint it all to match but whatever.Just hope it stays away from the oval,I've seen too many thus wasted.
  5. Can't be more than three or four left,very probably not that many. If that's the one I think it is, it's been circling the drain for a few years since its last owner (and short-term saviour) passed away. Pity about these things,they're actually an amazingly good steer but 9/10s of people are retards who have never even sat in one but believe it's terrible because they read it somewhere once.Most of the remaining ten per cent wear riggers and are proficient with a hiab.
  6. And again. And again. There's your answer. Fuck that other scrap off.
  7. Very late (J or possibly K registered) Morris Oxford VI in El Paso beige
  8. Four VWs in that picture. Can't see an Amazon. Not when there's a mark 1 Escort parked there it isn't.
  9. About twenty years ago,some borderline crackheads a few doors down from me had a 205 1.9 GTI sitting on their driveway with fairly bad osr quarter damage. A mate of mine bought it against all available advice. When he turned up to pick it up,they were trying to knock the worst of the dent out from inside. With a fucking brick. Seriously. I lost contact with him shortly afterwards but it didn't surprise me to see it in a scrapyard in Exhall about two years later looking even worse.
  10. I just hope that ends up restored and not ratmonged.
  11. Sen this about a few times but not had the opportunity to get a picture until now. S and T reg examples were getting very scarce in England when we moved up here a couple of years ago,this is the oldest I've seen in Scotland by a country mile. Still looks pretty good for its age too.
  12. That was there on Tuesday too,since I was mildly annoyed I couldn't stop to snap it I'm pleased you did!
  13. Which is also a 245 not a 242. Nice though.
  14. I'll happily second your last sentence. In need of a roomy machine after the deeply disappointing Transit Connect shat the bed again we picked ours up from a local garage last winter (elderly owner had passed away,widow didn't want to see it sitting on the driveway apparently) and it's been a great investment. Spacious, comfortable,decent economy for a petrol auto and quite a bit more thoughtful design than I'd have expected. I freely admit I expected to dislike it but it's certainly grown on me and been an impressively useful tool,well worth the £250 asked for it. Still plenty of them knocking about locally too,which says something.
  15. Won't be riding his bike or sitting on a bar stool for a while.
  16. As a result of mistranslation,the Skoda Fabia was nearly foisted on the public as the Labia. In spite of the last-minute correction and consequent rebadging,to this day they can usually be found in the vicinity of a cunt.
  17. Most of mine is in the loft,some in the attic over the barn,some more in the back bedroom (still not unpacked 15 months after we moved here..) and there's some dotted about in the garage too. I wouldn't be able to get away with a wardrobe stash,but this is the second house where I've been able to have a diecast shelf in the kitchen. For anyone else who feels like trying this,it seems to help if you're at least a foot to eighteen inches taller than your partner..
  18. Certainly agree with that, Buragos were a rare treat for me too ,which is why I still have most of my childhood examples. I had a few Majorettes and a few 1:43 Solidos as souvenirs when we began to take holidays abroad from about 1987 onwards, I don't recall them being readily available around Colchester in the eighties. The thrill of the chase though,that just sums it up for me. Like most of us here I suspect,I've got a mental list of things my collection needs and it's a strange but pleasant feeling if/when I come across one of them. Probably never will tick them all off but I hope never to stop looking.
  19. Amishtat

    Rover P4

    You may already know this,but there's a lovely period film on YouTube from about 1958/9 called In the Rover Tradition. It's largely concerned with the new 3-litre P5 but it gives an interesting insight into the no compromise quality and construction of Rover as it was,rather than the second-rate gasket-blowing fwd landfill which was later to bear the name. Well worth a watch, I'm afraid I'm not technically proficient enough to post a link.
  20. I'm not sure I can answer the question of why I still like collecting older diecast, certainly until about eighteen months ago I hadn't bought any new Matchbox since about 1990 or so but as mentioned upthread some of them are too good to ignore for the price. Also,I wouldn't buy anything else out of Tesco because their food is mostly garbage I wouldn't inflict on my dog. My little selection of sixties Corgi, Dinky and (very few) Spot-on is slightly easier to justify though,at least to myself. My Dad used to let me play with his own collection when I was very young (certainly while my mother was alive,so before I was four) and I've never forgotten just how fascinating I found them and the anticipation I used to feel when he'd go up into the loft and bring them down. The colourful boxes with the illustrations on and the cars themselves,at a time (early '80's) when the real things were rarely seen and usually downtrodden old bangers on their last MOT. Many years later my stepmother decided she'd relieve him of them so that set me off assembling a selection of my own, albeit in mostly worse condition than his were on account of the ££ asked for mint and boxed stuff nowadays. They'll never be quite as good as the originals in my memory,but it's the best I can do.
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