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  1. One of these? DSCF1065 by timothy jones, on Flickr
  2. Finished my 1/43 Airfix/Heller XJ-S a few days ago. A nicely detailed kit which will look good on the shelf. DSCF1417 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF1418 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF1419 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF1420 by timothy jones, on Flickr I've also finished another Airfix boxed Heller kit in the shape of a 1/24 Xsara WRC. It's a bit bigger than the Jaaag. DSCF1428 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF1424 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF1427 by timothy jones, on Flickr
  3. This looks very tidy and only 84k on the clock. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/toyota-corolla-1-4-vvti-2001/203007289413?hash=item2f442d6845:g:WZUAAOSwOlBeZSjm
  4. I used to pass this every day on the way to work and never saw it move. As the Mot ran out in 2008 I now know why.
  5. BL Bloke

    Kade's Volvo 940

    Well bought, it looks good in red.
  6. As a former owner of two VP1500s and two A35s I thoroughly approve of your latest purchases. I've never driven an A30 but my A35s (2 door saloon and 1098cc van) were both used daily back in the 80's.
  7. I've recently started on this, which is a reboxed Heller kit. DSCF1362 by timothy jones, on Flickr Just like an aircraft kit I started with the cockpit, which is as detailed as some larger scale kits I've got in the stash. Doing the silver trim on the door panels was a bit tricky though. DSCF1367 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF1369 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF1380 by timothy jones, on Flickr Unusually for a small scale car with a closed bonnet an engine is supplied. It only has four parts but looks OK when painted up. DSCF1377 by timothy jones, on Flickr The wheels are around the same size as a 5p piece so took a steady hand to paint. DSCF1379 by timothy jones, on Flickr More soon.
  8. BL Bloke

    Morris 1300

    That looks like a great example Rob, I imagine 2 doors are pretty rare these days. My first car was a 2 door Austin 1300 back in 1979 and later on in the 80's I had a Morris 1300 and an Austin1300GT. I'd love another but like most BMC/BL cars they're well out of my price range now.
  9. Not exactly a family snap but this is my fleet in early 1993. In the foreground is DEY245X, an 1981 Audi 80GL, partially obscuring SOP116H, a 1969 Austin 1300GT. On the driveway are LSV 818 known as 'Little Bert', a 1958 Austin A35 2 door Deluxe and K528UFK, a1992 Rover Metro 1.1 that I bought new at the end of 1992. DSCF1382 by timothy jones, on Flickr
  10. On my 20th birthday back in 1982 I was driving a 1976 Chevette E 4 door saloon NOK153R. Eight days later it was written off in an accident with a Mazda 323 and was replaced with a 1970 Morris 1300 4 door CAB339H identical to this one but not in as good condition obviously. . It was stolen twice while I owned it. First time was on Christmas Eve from Birmingham City Centre, it was found a week later by the Police. The second time was from outside West Bromwich baths while I was at work and I never saw it again. I remember wishing serious ill will on whoever stole it but I did get £100 back from the insurance which was good as I only paid £130 for it and the Mot was about to run out.
  11. Great save. As has been said before, it's in good condition considering how long it had been sitting on the driveway.
  12. With the recent Rover 45 activity on the forum I was feeling more and more that I wanted to get mine back out, as since I put the Saxo on its insurance policy last August it has been sitting up the corner so with its Mot approaching I insured it a couple of weeks back, (for £200 less than it cost last year) with the policy due to start April 1st, amazing what difference a couple of weeks notice makes. I taxed it, topped up the coolant and took it on the weekly shopping run this evening. DSCF1345 by timothy jones, on Flickr It sounds a lot less tappety than I remember from the last time I drove it but the exhaust sounds like it might be blowing a bit. After 7 months I'd forgotten how nice it is to drive . On the way back from Sainsbury's this happened. DSCF1346 by timothy jones, on Flickr Now that Mot testing seems to have been suspended I could carry on after the Mot runs out but I plan to use it until the end of the month, then it will be SORNed until things start to get back to normal and I can get it tested. If the lockdown ends before the Fiesta's insurance finishes in July it will be up for sale and the proceeds from the sale plus some of the money saved by not having to renew the tax and insurance will be used to get the Rover's coolant leak sorted properly.
  13. It would be nice to see this brought into the AS fold. I'm happy to put £50 into the purchase fund or £100 if needed.
  14. I found a Nova in a tat box the other week. Now I know why it has BP decals on it. DSCF1233 by timothy jones, on Flickr
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