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    anonymous user reacted to Bitzer in Why are Classic Cars so expensive?   
    We have our weekend/summer farm filled with Art Nouveau/Jugendstil/Vienna Secession (choose your preferred term) furniture I picked up for next to nothing. It is all solid oak and exotic veneers and must have cost a fortune then, because it is definitely not a work of drunk village carpenter. If anything, it shows that antique furniture is not exactly bullet-proof investment, because when I needed to free up some space to replace some of the pieces with finer ones, nobody wanted them even for my original purchase prices.
    Actually, I think I read somewhere that the very world, "antique", is a deterrent. You must use "vintage" instead.
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    anonymous user got a reaction from DavidB in 2015 shite quote thread   
    Joey Spud on his dad's french microcar
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    anonymous user reacted to vulgalour in The new news 24 thread   
    Today, @Talbot kindly dropped the Princess wing off for me and we had a chinwag for much too long about basically everything, the new wing will allow me to replace the one currently on the car that's cobbled together from three wings and a bit of sill.
    In other good news, the weather and our work schedules aligned so the other half and I have just finished the conservation of one of the Lanchester's door cards.  This is the original fabric and fixings, with new tacks and copper rivets to hold everything together, as per the original construction.  New padding too, which has really improved the look and feel of the card.  We're looking forward to getting the other cards done and back in the car soon.

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    anonymous user got a reaction from egg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I like that, it's less London Taxi, more Triumph Mayflower 
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    anonymous user got a reaction from Yoss in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I like that, it's less London Taxi, more Triumph Mayflower 
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    anonymous user reacted to angle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    It appears that a Mitsubishi Flying Pug is actually a thing. From Wikipedia:
    'Mitsubishi had originally planned to build 1000 examples. However, the bodywork was heavily criticised by the motoring press as being ugly and this variant was such a sales flop that only 139 were ever made (built from September 1997 to June 1998). Mitsubishi's rather ambitious sales literature for the Flying Pug indicated that the vehicle "sported the classic looks of a London taxi"'

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3644897632227759/
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    anonymous user got a reaction from motorpunk in My shite new books - "SUPER - old, odd, interesting, obscure and abandoned filling stations".   
    I have just purchased a Wales edition as a Christmas present for my brother. It's a shame you didn't do it a few years ago as you could have had the village garage built by my father and uncles. (It was finally knocked down about five years ago) As it was built just post-war materials were hard to come by so they made all the concrete blocks by hand, labour was provided by German ex-prisoners of war. (One of whom visited my brother a couple of years ago) My brother sold it when he built his new workshop and the site is now home to a tyre fitting establishment.
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    anonymous user got a reaction from Christine in "Sarf of the bleeding' river at this time of night..." collection Fred   
    The prick, sorry I mean Prince, who is married to the Queen had one.
    And let's not forget Nubar Gulbenkian, the American billionaire, although he jazzed his up a bit
     

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    anonymous user reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in eBay tat volume 3.   
    A business plan that works well for Mitsuoka.
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    anonymous user got a reaction from Austat in Family snaps with your old cars in the background.   
    Added for the background cars, taken probably 1988 or 89.

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    anonymous user reacted to Parky in The grumpy thread   
    Not actually a grump but miracle of miracles my VISA arrived about eight hours before I was due to fly.  Unbelievable.
    As a result I now live in New Zealand - I am here now having arrived about two hours ago.  Doing two weeks managed isolation in Christchurch, after which I am free to trawl TradeMe and buy some dreadful shite.
    Heres Cathedral Square, my view for the next fortnight.  Nice room, food and drink on tap, can’t complain at all!
     

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    anonymous user reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Oh my...

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011146128770?sort=distance&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&include-delivery-option=on&price-to=1000&advertising-location=at_cars&year-to=1995&radius=1500&postcode=cv100nr&page=2&modal=photos



    Sure, a manual cog selection device might put some people off, I personally love it!
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    anonymous user got a reaction from alf892 in Why are Classic Cars so expensive?   
    Most of it is the basic supply and demand. If there are very few of a "desirable" car and enough people want that particular one, prices will rise. As with anything, the best ones tend to go for the highest prices. To a degree this will drag the prices of the not so good ones up.
    Some have bought the car of their dreams and are hanging on to it, so it won't be on the market any time soon. Add in speculators and suddenly there is a bubble waiting to burst.
    There will be quite a few that get handed around the trade in a pass the parcel manner. I can remember the classic car bubble bursting in the 1980s where it took years for things to get back to previous "values".
    A lot of the stuff "restored" then was not done very well and now needs it again.
    Not sure what people getting rich through rising house prices has to do with it. Not everyone who did has any interest in cars, not everyone did well out of price rises or did I imagine the last two crashes in the 1980s and 2007, as has been said it's only profit when you sell and buy something cheaper. Perhaps the ones spending are the younger generation who have inherited the benefits of the older generation.
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    anonymous user reacted to Lacquer Peel in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Lolwhat 
     
     


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    anonymous user got a reaction from Datsuncog in Wombles Wheels - C3 Picasso its Boxy... But meh!   
    The Yaris really does seem to be the motoring cockroach. I always recommend them to people who have no interest in cars, as they are so difficult to kill and generally seem well put together.
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    anonymous user got a reaction from dome in Wombles Wheels - C3 Picasso its Boxy... But meh!   
    The Yaris really does seem to be the motoring cockroach. I always recommend them to people who have no interest in cars, as they are so difficult to kill and generally seem well put together.
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    anonymous user got a reaction from Barry Cade in Wombles Wheels - C3 Picasso its Boxy... But meh!   
    The Yaris really does seem to be the motoring cockroach. I always recommend them to people who have no interest in cars, as they are so difficult to kill and generally seem well put together.
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    anonymous user got a reaction from Coprolalia in Thank god I've got a C15   
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    anonymous user got a reaction from barefoot in Wombles Wheels - C3 Picasso its Boxy... But meh!   
    The Yaris really does seem to be the motoring cockroach. I always recommend them to people who have no interest in cars, as they are so difficult to kill and generally seem well put together.
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    anonymous user got a reaction from oldcars in The grumpy thread   
    Bloody fireworks 
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    anonymous user reacted to Lacquer Peel in Basic functions of a car you never/rarely use   
    Will defend heated seats to the death. 
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    anonymous user reacted to Timewaster in Basic functions of a car you never/rarely use   
    The 4x4 on my Outlander! It is there as a requirement for work but really it is the ground clearance that makes a difference where you can get to.
    There was one place I had to go, long, long wet muddy track, a bit touch and go in places, my colleagues were in proper 4x4s, a Hilux and a Ranger. 
    We finally made it to the place to find this remote house and the guy who lived there had a K11 Micra. 
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    anonymous user reacted to clayts450 in The grumpy thread   
    Beirut here. Trixie's reaction ?

    Bovvered ?


    Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk
     
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    anonymous user got a reaction from stonedagain in People scare me.   
    I have a colleague who is lovely, but dreadfully ham-fisted and clueless, not to mention accident prone. All her cars end up with bumps and scrapes, usually on her own gate posts. Whatever car she has will always fail its MOT, if she hasn't killed it earlier. 
    Few cars have lasted more than a year. She has regularly run out of fuel, misfuelled, driven on flat tyres, generally oblivious to problems unless they cause the car to stop.
    She has a strange attitude to maintenance/servicing. Has been told about issues (You have light out, bald tyre, etc.) but usually thinks it can wait until the MOT. 
    The gearbox died on her XC90 Volvo, spent £4k on a new box, only to scrap it at MOT time as it needed tyres. 
    Realised the MOT had expired on her little Colt drop-top, put it in for test which it passed, after one new tyre, only to trade it in a day later for a Honda Civic. 
    The Honda was fine, apart from asking us one day what the "Aladdin's Lamp" meant on the dashboard. After having some much needed oil it didn't last long before the head gasket went and it was scrapped. Currently driving a Mini Cooper Clubman Diesel, place bets now on it reaching its next MOT.
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    anonymous user reacted to doug in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2674303882883389
     
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