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    Down by here or over by there
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    Cars, architecture, travel. self sufficiency. Mostly cars!


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  1. I am surprised this has not been on yet, sorry if it has and I missed it. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissan-Cherry-Turbo-1985/264786477076?hash=item3da6810014:g:c8QAAOSwWmtfAjUb Needs a bit of work but look at the interior!!!!
  2. As of today I am free to go out, I hope to try and get my Citroen running soon, this looks remarkably similar! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-CX-Pallas-2400-1977/193554058818?hash=item2d10b88e42:g:o2EAAOSwCRBfAb3w
  3. Up until 1983 it was no problem to re-register a car with a newer plate and was the norm for ex MOD cars, write offs, kit cars etc. I remember a local Y reg Cortina Ghia in black which was clearly a 1980 model and always looked odd, possibly ex. MOD. In late 1983 when the new A registration was introduced the Q plate was also introduced for kit cars, write offs etc. and the practice of registering cars on newer plates stopped.
  4. I agree with the comments above, we got my mother one around 8 years ago and was so impressed that my girlfriend got one soon after we still have both with no intention of getting rid of them.They are great cars, so good I would not consider another modern small car, great on fuel and surprisingly competent on longer runs. During the lockdown all our newer car batteries went flat except the Panda, this started first time, I even jump started my works new Fiat Fullback with it! We have 2008 and 2004 models, both 1.2 petrol.
  5. My best guess for the plastic is a hot knife type soldering iron and some of the same type plastic melted in as filler material. Blend as best you can with the hot knife then possibly finish with very fine wet sandpaper when cooled. My only experience of plastic repair though is repairing cracked water buts with a hot air gun and scraper, so I am no expert!
  6. I would be interested in one of each, do you have any idea of price please.?
  7. I like this too, not quite as much as the Rover but it is still super cool! Those number plates though are far from cool. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1975-Barn-Find-Rare-Jaguar-XJC-Coupe-starts-runs-and-drives/293636637607?hash=item445e1b83a7:g:qCgAAOSwLG9fAG-C
  8. I like this a lot, it’s a shame it no longer looks like this but I still want it! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/rover-sd1-v8-series-1/193552701168?hash=item2d10a3d6f0:g:BVgAAOSwKAhfAK7l
  9. It is around 75 miles and 1 1/2 hours each way for me. We are still in full lockdown in Wales but it could be a nice drive out next Saturday if there is nobody closer. We are no longer under house arrest from Monday so I would be glad of a drive in one of the proper cars next weekend. PM me if no better offers are received..
  10. As others have said, it is your car to do as you please other peoples opinion of your car are not important. For me modern stereos look out of place and detract from the experience. I do however understand how good it is to have quality music when driving. My Granada has an original Philips turnolock and the sound is great, my mk 4 Cortina Ghia estate has the original p21 and that is not so good but looks great. My Cortina S has a modern CD radio and I find it visually offensive, I plan to replace it with a period radio with I pod / smartphone lead conversion, these look to be easy to do or relatively cheap to buy ready converted on ebay. I have recently bought several old radio cassettes on ebay to swap the rest of my cars back to period correct units. Not necessarily what they had when new but a top end radio from 1978 in a 1978 car is what I want. I cannot comment on the quality of the I pod conversion as I have yet to fit one!
  11. Talking dash!!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Maestro-Vanden-Plas-1984-with-the-talking-dash-1-owner-from-new-R-Series/333640465402?hash=item4dae857bfa:g:6l8AAOSwhYhe-5Dc
  12. This looks very nice, the price seems reasonable compared to the others for sale, nice colour too. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1238397
  13. I would love this, before sorting the interior and anything else needed I would bin the number plates and get some respectable reflective ones. It is a matter of priorities. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELITE-501/203035703211?hash=item2f45def7ab:g:34IAAOSwL0xe-xh1
  14. Is wheel theft a problem there? Looks like you disturbed the thieves in the last picture!
  15. This is lovely, not cheap but perfect interior and exterior colours, the most stunning 124 I have seen: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/fiat-124-sport-coupe/293630009320?hash=item445db65fe8:g:F2YAAOSwR6le-IJK
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