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    crad reacted to Schaefft in Schaefft's Bargain Barge Extravaganza - Obscene Bits   
    The key for the Merc still hasn't arrive but there's other good news! Its new car reveal time!
    Yes, it may be lockdown but that doesn't stop me from buying more cars I've been wanting for a long time, but have absolutely no need for. So naturally I had to jump on the opportunity when another bargain* popped up on Ebay, a car I wanted since I've sold my last one over 2 years ago. And lo and behold, its another V8 landyard.

    So what we got here is a 2002 Audi S8 in a beautiful shade of Ming Blue, extremely well equipped and of course in need of recommissioning. WCPGW? Apparently the previous previous owner left the car at a garage where he purchased a new Golf. He then, erm, died and the car stood there for 4 years before the person who I purchased it from picked it up for 2 grand, threw new brakes on it, lost the keys and quickly dumped it on Ebay (shitty photos and all) after his wife got annoyed by it. As usual, I ignored all risks, contacted the seller, convinced him to end the auction early and bought the car sight unseen for a very, very reasonable price. Collection from Scotland was arranged a few days later and the car arrived in the evening.
    All this happened a month ago, I've spent the last 5 weeks investigating what might keep it from starting. In the end all it needed was a properly charged battery, a few sips of petrol, a coded key and a relay. Total investment so far: about 70 quid. I am about to pick up a bunch of parts from a local A8 specialist breaker soon to make sure its cosmetically as pretty as it can be, mechanical repairs will follow.
    But lets have a closer look:

    Overall, the exterior of the car is in very good condition. The clearcoat on the front wings and bootlid has suffered from a very odd reaction I can't recall having ever seen before. I will save myself any paint related work and have sourced a replacement wing and bootlid in the correct color for 100 quid, I will sell the old panels which are otherwise in good condition to recoup some of my expenses. The bonnet was replaced by the previous owner. The S8 18 inch Avus alloys have some slight clearcoat flaking and the passenger side headlight trim is lose, but apart from that it is very presentable.

    The leather/alcantara interior is in absolutely lovely condition. Naturally the car came with a bunch of trash and some interesting goodies:

    These goodies included several packs of paper tissues and toilet fresheners. Now I dont wanna know what exactly happened in this car previously, but none of this eases my mind. On a serious note, the car most likely suffered from a water leak caused by blocked sunroof and wiper cowl drains. As we had incredibly nice weather over the last few weeks, I couldn't confirm whether the issues persisted but it was pretty clear that this was the case while it was parked up.

    Being a very late S8, the dealership threw every option they had on this particular car, which included an Alcantara headliner, electric rear and manual side sun shades and as the headphones indicate, even a dealer installed rear seat entertainment system:

    Yes, nothing says luxury like a brick sized LCD monitor hanging down the ceiling of your high performance luxury sedan. Xzibit would be proud. But wait, there is more!

    What do my eyes spy hidden away behind the center arm rest?

    Fuck yes, they are controllers for a Playstation One!! I absolutely love the fact that Audi would supply you with a rear entertainment system that includes one of these. Now I can turn laps on the racetrack while turning laps in Gran Turismo 2!
    Oh yeah, there's a 360HP 40 Valve V8 as well.

    Now that the car is running and I've had the chance to drive around the estate a few times, I have to say that I really might have made one of the best deals yet. There are no strange noises from the drivetrain, I cant hear a single knock coming from the suspension and while some codes indicate that it might need new O2 sensors and a few other bits here and there, theres not a single indication that there might be a problem with the notorious 5-speed tiptronic. I took a gamble but I think this might be another keeper. S8s like this are slowly rising in value now. Some might remember that I have owned a 2002 Final Edition S8 before. That car was in much rougher condition, only cost me 100 quid less and was sold within a day or two for a healthy profit (went to Germany where its receiving a total restoration and LHD conversion). I've been missing it since I sold it back in 2017 and I really think that I have finally found a worthy replacement now. Lets see how things go with this one then!
     
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    crad reacted to DoctorRetro in Shite in Miniature II   
    Not glued back together yet (I've ran out of superglue). But here's the mostly finished BX
    From this:


    To this:



    I'm quite pleased, for an amateur job. 
     
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    crad reacted to Pieman in The grumpy thread   
    If people's biggest priority in life right now is eating a McDonald's or going to Ikea, they can be redirected to the nearest large body of water and have their fucking empty heads held under it for half an hour.
    There will probably be a much larger general rant from me tomorrow for many reasons.
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    crad reacted to Bren in The grumpy thread   
    Why I am no longer a member of any clubs. It goes pete tong once money is involved. Dont get rid - just bear with it Steve.
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    crad reacted to BorniteIdentity in The grumpy thread   
    Reading this thread, I've come to the conclusion I'm the only person who likes the smell of Marijuana and doesn't mind the odd McDonalds.  I also have more children than bedrooms, so I reckon I'm probably the Anti-Christ.
    Minor rant here.  Do you know how difficult it is to get a bike pump at the moment?  I've had two just "not turn up" from eBay and a third cancel after they've taken my money saying "OMGNOSTOCK".
    Thank goodness for lyrca clad neighbours.
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    crad reacted to egg in '93 Mondy thread   
    Fuck it the windscreen has cracked for no apparent reason, previously replaced by Autoglass
    Edit: I'm wondering it was something I did during pollen filter change - but the crack is not near any of the fasteners....but I still feel guilty. Could be a heat thing.

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    crad reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in Retro Cars is no more   
    Things haven't really been the same since about 1938.
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    crad got a reaction from Asimo in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283899224937
    rather optimistically priced sprinter 
    pretty epic fail list as well 
    Reason(s) for failure
    Rear Registration plate lamp not working both (1.1.C.1d) Offside Front Main beam 'tell-tale' not working (1.7.4c) Front Leaf spring cracked (2.4.B.1a) Windscreen wiper not operating automatically when switched on switch not working all postions (8.2.1b) Nearside Front Body has a sharp edge caused by corrosion (6.1.C.1) Nearside Front Body has a projection caused by corrosion (6.1.C.1) Offside Front Body has a projection caused by corrosion (6.1.C.1) Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2) Exhaust system not adequately supported (7.1.1) Fuel tank insecure (7.2.1) Offside Front Tyre has a tear, caused by separation or partial failure of its structure (4.1.D.1b)
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    crad reacted to S2000 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I was asked to make a ‘Snack Tea’ for the kids out of freezer fodder...... I decided to see what the letters would make ?
     

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    crad reacted to DoctorRetro in Calendar - May   
    Can you nominate your own? ?


     
    Also this from @inconsistants thread..

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    crad reacted to adw1977 in Calendar - May   
    Not so many photos to choose from lately during the lockdown, but I'll nominate this from the FOAD's Fleet thread:

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    crad reacted to atomic punk in The shitest XR3 in Hampshire...   
    Long time lurker, never actually posted anything about any of my old bangers until now. Might be interesting, might not...
    I've now had this old XR3 for 11 years and, when I first bought it, was an utter shed and, frankly, was only really fit for scrap. On the day I bought it, I drove it back to Portsmouth from Bristol, in which time it burnt and leaked its way through an entire sump worth of oil, subsequently the lifters lost pressure and buggered up the camshaft just outside Southampton... since then its spent more time off the road than on, had a complete engine rebuild, front and rear suspension, gearbox, brakes all overhauled and countless other minor jobs to make it reliable and usable. Having done all that, I found rust bubbles were coming through in a few places.... turned out this XR3 had two passenger side wheelarches, a patched up rear valance with filler carefully sculptured to replicate the original seams, and four layers of patches on the driver side rear floorpan.  So, a complete inner and outer rear arch on the passenger side, boot floor, rear chassis rails, rear valance, half the drivers side inner and outer arch, inner and outer sill, rear floor pan have all been cut out and replaced, cutting out the grot and fresh metal put in. Plus a new tailgate and bonnet, means that while it is now as reliable as clockwork its now a spectacularly half arsed mix of POR15, sunburst red and faded blue. Honestly, most people point and laugh when I drive past.....
    Still to do on the XR3 is the passenger side rear floor, which I know will be 3 patches thick like the other side was, and replace the front doors; one is rotten at the bottom, the other is rot free but badly dented typically. A spare set of doors has been sourced already. Unusually, the front half of the car is virtually rust free, with only a small patch on the front crossmember and on the upper A post which I am leaving alone for now as fixing it properly means taking the wing off and its not worth destroying the minty original wings for the sake of a 50p sized patch. I might be able to do it from the engine bay side.. Then its respray time and refurb the original telephone dial wheels, which are in a dire state hence the Orion 1600e wheels,
    On the flip side, its not had many registered keepers and I have an email from the original owner, who hasd it until about 2000 (and who bought a mk2 Granada DYB 86X at the same time as the XR3), plus a whole sheaf of service history and the original sales invoice, dealer keyring, and still has the original rear plate. It seems it fell on hard times and had a hard life until about 2005, when it sat about until it was put back on the road somehow in 2008 - the MOT history fgor that year makes for interesting reading and if it was online back then I probably wouldn't have bought it!
    Some highly flattering pictures.....
    20190317_105310 by Kevin  Harlow, on Flickr
    20190317_105332 by Kevin  Harlow, on Flickr
    20181213_131833 by Kevin  Harlow, on Flickr
    20190317_105405 by Kevin  Harlow, on Flickr
     
    Since lockdown I have had itchy fingers though...its been sat unused in my lockup since September and the MOT lapsed just before Boris introduced the extension.   I should really finish off the welding over winter and get it sprayed. Been quoted between £3k and £4k for a reasonably presentable paintjob if I can get the car stripped ready, so a paintjob is probably off the cards until sufficient pennies have been saved.   But I have that itch for something different. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) my bucket list cars (50's Westminster, PA Cresta, Mk2 Zodiac, Triumph Stag) are both out of price range and too big for the garage...suggestions on a postcard.
    The other resident is our Victor 101 estate, maybe do a thread on that another time but its one of those rare cars that doesn't really need anything doing so it would be a very short thread!.
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    crad reacted to BeEP in BeEP's motors - Corsa for sale and ado16 progress. 13/12/20.   
    So the local garage re-opened last Tuesday.  The plan had been to get the black 1800 in for MOT straight away, but on hearing that its sale was no longer happening it threw its toys out of the pram in the biggest hissy fit imaginable.  The alternator failed (trivial), the exhaust sprouted a hole (also trivial), then it stepped things up a notch.  Or two.  Firstly the intermittent issue with the clutch release bearing (which I thought had gone away) returned with a vengeance.  It's now pretty much impossible to select gear when cold and stationary and not that much better when warm (it's ok on the move).  So that's an engine out job then; hurrah.  Then when I'd come to terms with that the hose on one of the rear displacers failed.  Currently awaiting re-hosed displacer, release bearing and engine mount to be sent by club spares chap. Grrrrrr.
    So the Allegro went for MOT instead and passed after some carburettor tweakery.  I ventured into the centre of Wisbech this afternoon for the first time in 11 weeks to tax it at a post office capable of doing the change of tax class to historic.  I'll use it a bit until the V5 returns then it's going up for sale.
    And I've been tasked with selling @Craig the Princess's Volvo 940.  Having given it a clean up it's now advertised here:
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1231205
    I'm not sure it's worth starting a new thread on here for it, but have a couple of photos anyway (the white marks on the bonnet are reflections of clouds):


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    crad reacted to RoadworkUK in Shite in Miniature II   
    I've fallen way behind on matters of diecast tat; one of these days I'll get around to writing up the 1:76 Plaxton Panorama collection sponsored by the excellent Mr D Cog.
    For now, though, I must share a bit of an obsession that I'm trying, and failing, to kerb.

    Many moons ago, I chanced upon a loose Corgi 1:36 Sierra 2.3 Ghia in frustratingly fictitious racing livery at a car boot sale. It wasn't very many quid, so I had to have it, because Ford Sierra Ghia. 
    Now, my dad had an early Sierra Ghia, and I still consider it one of my very favourite cars in the whole world. While it's nice to have a decent-sized model of a Sierra Ghia for the first time in my life, the fact that it's decked out in silly racing car livery began to slowly eat away at me.
    What I needed, what I really needed, was one that actually reflected the spec of my dad's car (putting aside the fact that his was a 2.0 rather than a 2.3, and that Corgi elected to cast the impression of window winders into the doors, despite the Ghia having leccy efforts as standard.

    Anyway. At 39 years of age, I'm now allowed to spend my pocket money on anything that takes my fancy, and I knew that I just wouldn't be satisfied until I had a model of My Dad's Sierra.
    So, to eBay I went. Not immediately, but over the course of several months. I wanted a blue one, boxed, and in the best condition I could find, but not at a stratospheric price.
    Naturally, because "I know what I've got here", everything was stratospherically priced.
    Until, one evening, a chance visit to eBay suddenly threw forth an example that didn't cost any arms, legs or less vital appendages.

    Complete with yellowing plastic packaging that prevents the camera from properly focussing on its target, I'm guessing that this was among the final releases for the Sierra, packaged with a strange clip-on badge sort of thing that I'm not entirely sure of the purpose of. Incidentally, my Rolls Royce Corniche would have arrived in a similar package; I still have the Rolls Royce badge, whose very existence baffled me even when I received it at age 12 or so. (Incidentally this was from Chas and Dora, our next-door neighbours, now sadly deceased. Dora would later donate her Triumph Acclaim to my mum when she learnt to drive in 1993, and that would later become my first car. Cheers, Dora).
    So. I now had a blue Ford Sierra Ghia, so that's good.
    Except, the blue is really a bit too dark to be properly representative of my dad's car, which was a far lighter, slightly greenier shade called Glacier Blue.
    Also, this model wears the generic wheels that would grace so many others in the 1:36 lineup, including the Rolls Corniche. They're almost get-away-withable, slightly resembling as they do the wheel trims you got on a Mk 3 Escort Ghia: 

    As it happens, my dad's Sierra Ghia had a set of trims that actually should have belonged to a Sierra Laser, and I reckon they're among the most apt trimz that the Sierra ever did wear. They're all curvy and smooth and perfectly in kinship with the old jellymould's flowing lines.

    Anyway. I digress again. One thing that is quite cool about this release is the natty SIERRA number plates that it has in the appropriately spacey font that Ford used in the 80s.

    The 80s really were spectacular, weren't they?
     

    Looking at the above, the Sierra really does seem a bit of a poor relation compared to much of that lot, doesn't it? Consider that the Fezza 308 had its working pop-up headlights, the 325i (and Merc 190?) had its sliding sunroof, and the Bond Aston did all its gadgety things. The Peugeot 205 had a working engine, I believe.
    No I don't.
    Anyway, so there I was, finally possessing a 1:36 scale Corgi Ford Sierra Ghia, in almost the right colour, and with wheels that looked no less alike the ones on Dad's car than any other set that Corgi modelled. I was satisfied. 
    Or was I?
    Nope, of course not. While it's nice, very nice, it somehow feels NO GOOD AT ALL to represent my dads car with a model that was built and packaged long after the subject it depicts went out of production.
    What I really needed was an example from the very beginning of the production run.
    And now I have one.

    Now, the more observant among you will notice that it very definitely isn't blue, even if you squint. But, for me, right now, that's okay; especially given the context of this incredible packaging, of which I offer the following pictures.



    All of this, to me, is unspeakably gorgeous. The packaging, with its proud 2.3 Sierra Ghia emblems, is just perfect. Somehow, by using the very same graphic design that actually appeared on the car itself and the publicity materials that I spent so much of my childhood poring over, lends the model a tangible connection to the car itself. This model, in this box, feels like it's an integral part of the Sierra Story.
    It has immediately become one of my very favourite model cars, and its bright yellow hue gels perfectly with the orange of its promotional packaging. It's just wonderful.
    Would be even better if it was light metallic blue, though....
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    crad reacted to EddieCochran in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Hi my name's Jeff  Nice to be here to read everyone's posts.I'd love to own an older car and hopefully will in the near future.A 1950's frogeye sprite and a 1970's Ford Cortina Mk3 GXL four door would be cool
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    crad reacted to cort1977 in Cort1977's Fleet - Scandinavian arrival   
    Evening all,
    After wanting to do this for many years I have bitten the bullet and made a start on my V8 Sierra project.  I saw this heap on ebay last week, got some good advice on a thread I started which was mainly to leave it because it was overpriced and shit.  I ignored this advice and went ahead with it because I'm an idiot.
     

    So yesterday morning this turned up at my door.  Initial thought was 'what the fuck have I done?', the drivers window was hanging half open, the sunroof was open, the Mondeo alloys were horrible and it was filthy and rusty.  Top tip, don't buy shite sight unseen because you're bored with lockdown.

    After a restorative cup of tea I started poking around to see exactly how bad it was.  Window was off its runners but managed to get it aligned again, greased the rollers and it seems all right.  My boys were amazed at the concept of windows you have to wind yourself.  Sunroof closed up OK and keeps water out. 

    The 90s car alarm was ripped straight out and consigned to the bin.  I gave it a wash and had a good poke around the arches and underneath.  
    The good points are the interior is complete and in pretty good shape, the body is structurally sound and I like the colour.  The original engine, bumpers and wheels are long gone which is fine with me as i might feel a little bad doing this to some old giffer's pride and joy.  The bad points are it's covered in dents, the bumpers are cracked and the paint is terrible in places.
    So the plan is to fit a 5.0 litre V8 from a 1995 Mustang.  As luck would have it I got one of these a few months ago with the gearbox, propshaft and all the ancilliaries I could strip off the donor car.  

     
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    crad reacted to flat4alfa in Shite in Miniature II   
    The 'thingy' was a key to allow the detaching of the chassis / wheels section.  I didn't think it let you adjust any height - that is without swapping out for a different bigger wheel chassis instead?
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    crad reacted to brownnova in Mr and Mrs Brownnova's new arrival! The human arrival arrives!   
    Ta-dah!!

    Yea... it’s another 2CV... what did you start that day at Chumley @dollywobbler? 
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    crad got a reaction from Remspoor in Shite in Miniature II   
    here's some more of my shelf tat

    a rather battered matchbox ovlov 760 , had this one since I was very small

    majorette renault safrane, possibly as rare as the cars themselves were over here

    matchbox rover sterling with epic rimz

    siku vw passat mk3, my favourite shape- I have quite a few siku models from going over there a lot as a child as I have family over there, although this was found at a toy fair in the UK iirc. an excellent* colour choice as well

    majorette escort mk5? fastback? coupe? 3 door? not sure what this shape is called. it appears to have been painted over by a previous owner judging by the lights and the fact that behind the doors there is yellow paint.

    matchbox Honda Element, picked up in America as a child I think. I have a vague memory of being driven around in one of my dad's colleagues example when we were there once.

    two corgi rockets, although without the thingy to lower and raise the ride height, and with rather battered paint. the Jag I've had for a very long time.

    and a blingtastic majorette merc SL. an extremely tasteful* paintjob.
    @Datsuncog the trabants are maisto castings. funny you should say that about the yellow one, I've had that probably 10 years longer than the other three!
     
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    crad got a reaction from Sudsprint in Shite in Miniature II   
    here's some more of my shelf tat

    a rather battered matchbox ovlov 760 , had this one since I was very small

    majorette renault safrane, possibly as rare as the cars themselves were over here

    matchbox rover sterling with epic rimz

    siku vw passat mk3, my favourite shape- I have quite a few siku models from going over there a lot as a child as I have family over there, although this was found at a toy fair in the UK iirc. an excellent* colour choice as well

    majorette escort mk5? fastback? coupe? 3 door? not sure what this shape is called. it appears to have been painted over by a previous owner judging by the lights and the fact that behind the doors there is yellow paint.

    matchbox Honda Element, picked up in America as a child I think. I have a vague memory of being driven around in one of my dad's colleagues example when we were there once.

    two corgi rockets, although without the thingy to lower and raise the ride height, and with rather battered paint. the Jag I've had for a very long time.

    and a blingtastic majorette merc SL. an extremely tasteful* paintjob.
    @Datsuncog the trabants are maisto castings. funny you should say that about the yellow one, I've had that probably 10 years longer than the other three!
     
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    crad got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in Shite in Miniature II   
    here's some more of my shelf tat

    a rather battered matchbox ovlov 760 , had this one since I was very small

    majorette renault safrane, possibly as rare as the cars themselves were over here

    matchbox rover sterling with epic rimz

    siku vw passat mk3, my favourite shape- I have quite a few siku models from going over there a lot as a child as I have family over there, although this was found at a toy fair in the UK iirc. an excellent* colour choice as well

    majorette escort mk5? fastback? coupe? 3 door? not sure what this shape is called. it appears to have been painted over by a previous owner judging by the lights and the fact that behind the doors there is yellow paint.

    matchbox Honda Element, picked up in America as a child I think. I have a vague memory of being driven around in one of my dad's colleagues example when we were there once.

    two corgi rockets, although without the thingy to lower and raise the ride height, and with rather battered paint. the Jag I've had for a very long time.

    and a blingtastic majorette merc SL. an extremely tasteful* paintjob.
    @Datsuncog the trabants are maisto castings. funny you should say that about the yellow one, I've had that probably 10 years longer than the other three!
     
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    crad got a reaction from Bren in Shite in Miniature II   
    here's some more of my shelf tat

    a rather battered matchbox ovlov 760 , had this one since I was very small

    majorette renault safrane, possibly as rare as the cars themselves were over here

    matchbox rover sterling with epic rimz

    siku vw passat mk3, my favourite shape- I have quite a few siku models from going over there a lot as a child as I have family over there, although this was found at a toy fair in the UK iirc. an excellent* colour choice as well

    majorette escort mk5? fastback? coupe? 3 door? not sure what this shape is called. it appears to have been painted over by a previous owner judging by the lights and the fact that behind the doors there is yellow paint.

    matchbox Honda Element, picked up in America as a child I think. I have a vague memory of being driven around in one of my dad's colleagues example when we were there once.

    two corgi rockets, although without the thingy to lower and raise the ride height, and with rather battered paint. the Jag I've had for a very long time.

    and a blingtastic majorette merc SL. an extremely tasteful* paintjob.
    @Datsuncog the trabants are maisto castings. funny you should say that about the yellow one, I've had that probably 10 years longer than the other three!
     
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    crad got a reaction from flat4alfa in Shite in Miniature II   
    here's some more of my shelf tat

    a rather battered matchbox ovlov 760 , had this one since I was very small

    majorette renault safrane, possibly as rare as the cars themselves were over here

    matchbox rover sterling with epic rimz

    siku vw passat mk3, my favourite shape- I have quite a few siku models from going over there a lot as a child as I have family over there, although this was found at a toy fair in the UK iirc. an excellent* colour choice as well

    majorette escort mk5? fastback? coupe? 3 door? not sure what this shape is called. it appears to have been painted over by a previous owner judging by the lights and the fact that behind the doors there is yellow paint.

    matchbox Honda Element, picked up in America as a child I think. I have a vague memory of being driven around in one of my dad's colleagues example when we were there once.

    two corgi rockets, although without the thingy to lower and raise the ride height, and with rather battered paint. the Jag I've had for a very long time.

    and a blingtastic majorette merc SL. an extremely tasteful* paintjob.
    @Datsuncog the trabants are maisto castings. funny you should say that about the yellow one, I've had that probably 10 years longer than the other three!
     
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    crad got a reaction from Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    here's some more of my shelf tat

    a rather battered matchbox ovlov 760 , had this one since I was very small

    majorette renault safrane, possibly as rare as the cars themselves were over here

    matchbox rover sterling with epic rimz

    siku vw passat mk3, my favourite shape- I have quite a few siku models from going over there a lot as a child as I have family over there, although this was found at a toy fair in the UK iirc. an excellent* colour choice as well

    majorette escort mk5? fastback? coupe? 3 door? not sure what this shape is called. it appears to have been painted over by a previous owner judging by the lights and the fact that behind the doors there is yellow paint.

    matchbox Honda Element, picked up in America as a child I think. I have a vague memory of being driven around in one of my dad's colleagues example when we were there once.

    two corgi rockets, although without the thingy to lower and raise the ride height, and with rather battered paint. the Jag I've had for a very long time.

    and a blingtastic majorette merc SL. an extremely tasteful* paintjob.
    @Datsuncog the trabants are maisto castings. funny you should say that about the yellow one, I've had that probably 10 years longer than the other three!
     
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    crad got a reaction from Split_Pin in Shite in Miniature II   
    here's some more of my shelf tat

    a rather battered matchbox ovlov 760 , had this one since I was very small

    majorette renault safrane, possibly as rare as the cars themselves were over here

    matchbox rover sterling with epic rimz

    siku vw passat mk3, my favourite shape- I have quite a few siku models from going over there a lot as a child as I have family over there, although this was found at a toy fair in the UK iirc. an excellent* colour choice as well

    majorette escort mk5? fastback? coupe? 3 door? not sure what this shape is called. it appears to have been painted over by a previous owner judging by the lights and the fact that behind the doors there is yellow paint.

    matchbox Honda Element, picked up in America as a child I think. I have a vague memory of being driven around in one of my dad's colleagues example when we were there once.

    two corgi rockets, although without the thingy to lower and raise the ride height, and with rather battered paint. the Jag I've had for a very long time.

    and a blingtastic majorette merc SL. an extremely tasteful* paintjob.
    @Datsuncog the trabants are maisto castings. funny you should say that about the yellow one, I've had that probably 10 years longer than the other three!
     
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