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  1. Back in 1983 I bought an H reg Morris 1300 4 door for £130. I owned it for just over a year until it was stolen while I was at work. I got £100 from the insurance which wasn't bad as the MOT was up in few weeks and it would have needed some welding. A couple of months later it was replaced by a 1965 A35 van that I bought for £150.
  2. I won't be able to make it this month either due to a prior engagement but will definitely be making an appearance next year.
  3. Nice to see some Tonka Powered Scramblers making an appearance, not something you see very often these days. Back in the day my brother and I got one each for Christmas and since then they've been sitting in the die cast box with all the Matchbox and Corgi stuff. Having seen the brochure that @flat4alfa posted I now know that they are the Track Blaster and Wind Burner. I'm surprised that the Wind Burner still has its sticker while the Track Blaster's have disappeared over time but it has gained a crudely painted white panel on the back.
  4. Nice. My Dad had a CA Utilabrake back in the 70's. I've always fancied driving around with no seat belt on and the sliding door open. 🙂
  5. Not an old sticker but the other day I saw a Tigra with a 'It's not lowered, I'm just fat ☹️' sticker on the back. I could do with a few of those myself. 🙂
  6. All the browns Merc W124 with short MOT but good MOT history. 1989 Mercedes-Benz 230E W124 Saloon Gold / Every tax disc and service since 1994 | eBay
  7. After seeing @wuvvum's S Class in the FoD executive car park yesterday I may* have been looking on eBay last night and found this for £850 with MOT until October. 1999 Mercedes-Benz S Class S320 4dr Auto SALOON Petrol Automatic | eBay
  8. Today is the second anniversary of my trip to London to collect ELF, the Saxo East Coast. To mark the occasion and because it hasn't done a long trip since December 2019 I took it to the FoD yesterday. Upon arrival I parked it with a couple of its relatives. After an enjoyable few hours at the FoD it was time to go home, although all didn't go to plan as I ended up going South on the M40 instead of North so had to retrace my steps back through Bicester from the next junction. This along with a navigational cock up on the way down meant that what should have been a 157 mile round trip turned into around 220. 😕 I didn't mind though as I enjoy driving it and, unlike its last long journey, it didn't fling its alternator belt off. 🙂 Worth every penny of the £200 I paid for it although it is overdue a bit of tlc and an external tidy up. Since the morning of FOTU both the 205 and the Saxo have achieved the target of 200 miles before the end of August. The Rover has about ten miles to go while my modern Fabia has around 120 to go so maybe I should use that one a bit more.
  9. Yesterday was my first visit to the FoD and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great to meet up with fellow Shiters, some that I'd met before and some that I hadn't. The Saxo was parked in Citroen Corner. I don't know what colour the Cav is but it reminds me a lot of BL's Sandglow. It would be nice to see these back on the road. Theses two will probably take a bit more work. A few more pics. Thanks to @Six-cylinder and @Mrs6C for a good day out, will definitely come again.
  10. When I had my first car back in 1979, a 1970 Austin 1300, I bought a 'Recycled Ferrari' sticker for the back window.
  11. I'll be coming down tomorrow as the weather forecast looks better.
  12. The Rover went in for its MOT this morning. It passed with a fairly clean bill of health but there are a few little jobs that will need doing. As I mentioned in the News 24 thread I did have to fiddle under the driver's seat to get the airbag light to go out. I'm pleased to say that it stayed out during the test but came back on after going over a speed bump on the way home. 🙄
  13. The Rover has been dropped off for its MOT. I did have to stop and have a fiddle under the driver's seat on the way there as the airbag light came on. ☹️ Hopefully it'll stay off during the test as when it was in a couple a couple of years ago it was was going on and off while the test was being carried out.
  14. That looks a very nice example. I had a green Audi 80 with a brown interior back in the 90's. In other news I've been getting the Rover ready for its MOT tomorrow.
  15. While I was out last week I saw this. Interestingly it has a Hartwell West Bromwich dealer sticker but a Dundee reg. Last MOT'd in 2009 when it had 34,500 on the clock. From what I could see the body doesn't look too bad considering it's been sitting there for at least 11 years. It does have a for sale sign in the window so maybe it's not as far gone as it might be.
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