Mad Cyril reacted to Squire_Dawson in Abandoned Aston Martin
Perhaps, just perhaps, there are some people who aren't just motivated by financial gain and are quite happy to keep hold of uninteresting cars just because they've had them for donkey's years and don't wish to sell. Or else, out of sheer bloody-mindedness have it decaying gently. Either way, I like the guy, ten times more than the posers with immaculately restored examples at car shows.
Mad Cyril reacted to Junkman in Shite in Miniature II
Well, this high gloss polished supercar excursion will go on until Sunday.
Be prepared for more
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In the meantime, I take the liberty to post something in the true spirit of this thread.
I pride myself in having accomplished a deal on Leboncoin, which is remarkable in its own right.
As difficult as it is to trade with the immediate neighbouring country, I must say, that whenever you reach an agreement with a Frenchman,
they turn out to be the most gentle, generous and reliable persons you've ever dealt with. The question begs as to why it is so difficult.
Anyway, here we go.
Whitewall tyred R8 shite in all its suspension sagging warped glory:
Some shite not even hardcore Norev collectors are aware of:
Some shite with stinking cylinders with holes in them:
German Wirtschaftswundershite icon personified in warped plastic:
Fintailshite in the same snot green, remarkably straight:
And cars you didn't know existed until recently - its a shite Monteverdi 375L before you ask:
So here it is, Junkman's current fleet of Norev plastic shite:
Now, please feel free to use your 'like' button to your heart's content.
I'm bloody proud of this shite.
Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.
Husband skins up just for fun
Kid tie laces in the sun
One lad will ring, other one will text
Warning him his bird's perplexed
Watch out here comes striding mum
looks like she has seen her bum
Black trousered guy next to car on drive
Some guy with a council estate
LandRover one bucket is what he has
Is he masturbating or having a whazz?
So this is how it feels to be lonely
This is how it feels to be small
This is how it feels when your trike's worth fuck all at all
Mad Cyril reacted to dollywobbler in 1975 Ford Granada Coupe - 1039 hours of work - Sub frames installed
Alternatively, the chap, who does seem to have a pretty decent reputation (though I don't know him personally), realised he'd f*cked himself with the quote and so wanted to raise it. Fixed price restoration is a bloody dangerous game to play. If the costs spiral and the customer won't pay, then it's his livelihood that's down the pan. If the price can't budge but more parts/labour is needed, the restorer has two choices. Cut the work output somehow or go out of business. I'm not sure suing someone like that would really help.
Mad Cyril reacted to cort16 in Just because it looks written off doesn't make it written off.
So don't start it Dear Fuckface?
Mad Cyril reacted to Spottedlaurel in Shite in Miniature II
I had that edition of Car Capers as a youngster, a bit of a formative influence on me. Still got it, and another later version I picked up in a charity shop.
On the subject of cardboard car-related stuff:
Remus Design-A-Car Play-Kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
Mad Cyril reacted to garethj in eBay tat volume 3.
Ace out Jonny69 with this Tesla. A friend has driven a few of these and the performance is brilliant but the ride and finish is a bit crude for the money. Basically they've invented the Fiat Uno turbo.
Mad Cyril reacted to Lacquer Peel in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!
Roads of Britain
People of Britain: "this is appropriate for my needs"
Mad Cyril reacted to Shep Shepherd in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!
For me, the USP of any postwar CitroÃ«n above 2CV size is suspension hydromatique. Kudos to the company for daring to be different engineering-wise for so long.
Mad Cyril reacted to artdjones in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!
Our main car for the last 5 years has been a 2005 C5 1.6 HDi.All the issues on the car have been to do with the conventional parts of the car.The only hydraulic parts replaced have been 1 rear cylinder gaiter costing about â‚¬20 and a front strut return pipe costing â‚¬15.Thats after about 80000 miles on rough Irish country roads.So I think the durability of Citroen suspension is ok.We've also had four BXs and two Xantias in the family without undue problems.Any there have been have usually been caused by abuse and neglect by previous owners.
Mad Cyril reacted to Longblackcoat in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!
I have never, ever had a problem with Citroen hydraulic suspension. Many people can say this because they've never owned/sat in/travelled in an LHM-equipped Citroen, and it would therefore be impossible for them to experience such an issue. Fair enough. But that's not me.
You see I, on the other hand, have owned a bevy of BXs, have travelled circa 200,000 miles in them, and have never had a leak, a failure, a blowup .... nothing. I did change the spheres a couple of times because maintenance, true, but at Â£35 a corner that's hardly a killer. And the ride was just brilliant.
Sad to see them disappear.