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  1. First car I drove & had some brief tries in was a mate's 1.3 Morris Marina (it cost him £100.00 & was more filler than metal). Driving school car was a white BSM Metro with the embarrassing BSM pyramid thing on top.
  2. Well ours is mostly grandpa spec. Sounds far cooler to me 😁
  3. Yep totally agree, add Allegro,Marina & TR7 to the list too. The level of ineptitude is shocking and very sad. It could all have been so different as basically they were good cars & certainly no worse than the opposition.
  4. The Princess story is so sad. It could have been a major hit, it looked great,rode well,had tons of space but somehow BL managed to fuck it up by making customers do the development work so it got a bad name early in it's life. If Ford had released it,it would have done well, with BL in charge it didn't (sadly) have a hope. Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory!!
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    Good shout for Calllan' s Range Rover. That sequence was on YouTube it's well worth a watch.
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    The Sweeney was cool. I like playing the guess which car will be trashed game -usually some ropey older motor. Just looking at the motors parked on the street in London at the time is fun, there's some absolute gems.
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    I've always liked early white Jag XJS's because of Return of the Saint. I had the Corgi toy as a kid.
  8. Thing is, like I said previously cars don't have to be big to be safe. The size thing is a stupid modern fad so that all the sad tossers can feel more important in their bigger car. In these days of crowded roads small size and good visibility have never been more important but are just ignored !
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    The Whomobile! Pertwee gave that away to a fan. I wonder if it still exists (it was pretty crap allegedly).
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    I remember watching the first episode of Auf Wiedersehen Pet. To be honest it was the mk4 Zephyr that made me want to watch it, I really like them when I was about 14 or so & I'd seen the programme advertised & it showed it. Turned out to be a great show anyway & required Friday night viewing ! The sight of Oz cleaning his toenails with a trowel will stay with me forever
  11. Cool test. The 104 was a great looking little car. Got to say when I look at the absolutely flat floor with the back seat folded & that low load lip, modern manufacturers could learn a thing or two from the 104 when designing small hatchbacks.
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    Found this for the Persuaders. Oh to be a 1970's playboy The colour of that Aston is sooo cool.
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    The FD Victor was a great looking motor a real mini yank-tank with that cool Coke bottle styling (pre dating the mk3 Cortina) It's a real pity so few survived. Thanks for posting that, I'd forgotten about Randall & Hopkirk.
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    Another I thought of was the Persuaders with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis. Moore's Aston dbs was in an uber cool colour . The opening sequence with the dbs racing the dino was proper '70's cool !
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    The thrush-buster. That sounds like some sort of ointment 😁
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