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Leyland Worldmaster

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  1. I see references to the 'Class System'. Interesting. In my view, it is an outdated and anachronistic way of dividing people into groups that must never mix. Yet, for some time, it has been possible to borrow the money to buy one's self into 'class' - the 'dreams' and 'aspirations' sold to us in our everyday lives. This may explain the large numbers of SUV type things with premium badges on cheap shitty tyres and a lack of VED and Insurance... I have fuck all time for all of that, having learned my lesson over twenty years ago; no 'Designer Label' will paper over the cracks of insecurity. Anyhoo; I like it here as there is a pleasing lack of pretentious people at AS. Apologies for the rant.
  2. A VW Transporter T4. Slightly* bigger than the vehicle it was covering for! πŸ˜…
  3. My first experience of this transmission in service: ZF Arsetronic Lite! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
  4. Good point; maybe a change to the Continental European system whereby the 'plate stays with you and the car takes it's next owner's number plate would be a sensible move. This would stop cars from being seen as old- after six months- and therefore stop the wasteful; throwaway society approach to car buying. 😎
  5. https://www.drive.com.au/news/old-peugeots-never-die-they-just-get-made-in-azerbaijan-peugeot-405-still-in-production/ Found! I called it a 405! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ 😎 😎 😎
  6. There's a Peugeot flavour one in the Croydon are. Never seen a Citroën flavour one before! 😎
  7. Success! Alison was collected last Tuesday. These guys are great. At very short notice, they changed the brake pedal switch- which has only lasted 256,500 miles and 18 years. A snotty email has been sent to Audi. Also, the slightly* irritating way the footbrake pedal would become hard was sorted. This may have been a loose pipe. Anyway, it's fucking sorted. That's the main thing. I don't feel nervous about the upcoming MOT. Loads of bits have been done over the last few years, so should be a clean pass! 😎 😎 😎
  8. https://m.independent.ie/life/the-shamrock-the-flash-and-sleek-irish-car-that-never-got-out-of-first-gear-30600546.html 😎
  9. Really reminds me of early SAAB cars! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ 😎 😎 😎
  10. Claus Luthe was involved in a number of BMW models in the 1970's and '80's. An article I read about him contained an interesting quote about "...visual pollution..." Now that visual pollution is everywhere; especially with Audi and BMW' s latest offerings. Now where's my fucking eye bleach? πŸ€”
  11. Seeing well respected Classic Cars at the Garage that looks after Alison does inspire confidence! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘
  12. Oh fuck. That will really* increase the reliability* and driving experience! Thankyou for answering my question! 😎
  13. https://www.route-one.net/vehicles/first_drive_enviro200_astronic_lite/ Anyone familiar with the Arsetronic Box of Gears? πŸ€”
  14. Fuck me! BBC News article about a Bus Museum. Outside of London? OK... I almost spat my drink out just now! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-59827695.amp
  15. I missed the fucking sunset. So I thought I'd try something arty*.
  16. Looks like a brochure picture, cool as fuck! 😎 😎 😎
  17. Absolutely fascinating! Been reading up on some of those guys! πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘
  18. Thankyou very much this information! An (albeit cursory) search bought up only a few pictures; none of them the original 'clone' bus. I think the underframe was notably different including Independent Front Suspension. I might be completely wrong about this though... πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ 😎 😎 😎
  19. I should provide some context. The Cannon bus was launched with almost identical styling in around 2013. This was some time after the Enviro 200 was launched. The Cannon was rather controversial as it appeared to be built using E200 spare parts. From memory, some parts (glass) even had Adl branding. Much to the chagrin of ADL, hence the rather clumsily re-styled Cannon seen above. I don't know what happened to the Cannon. Not sure it even entered service as I cannot find information on it now... πŸ€“
  20. Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 and Cannon of Strabane Midibus.
  21. 😁177,377 A2 built... Source: https://driventowrite.com/2019/07/17/1999-audi-a2-profile-history/ πŸ€“
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