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  1. My favourite local MKIII has to be this one: 1990 VAUXHALL CAVALIER MKIII 2.0 SRi SALOON by bramm77, on Flickr Appears to never come out, seeing as I have seen it the grand total of once.
  2. Well there does seem to be quite a few of the facelifted models around, but the older grey grille ones are certainly pretty rare now. Its been quite a while since Ive seen an F plate one, generally K and later these days now. I remember looking for one last year in college to use as a donor car, and there was plenty for sale, and for good prices too, as they seemed to attract a fair bit of attention, but there was certainly a limit everyone would pay for them, which seemed to be something like £400. Seem to see alot more of these than Sierras now though, is it just me or have they really de
  3. I suppose there must be some sort of irony in the fact that a picture I took of a Sierra is used to illustrate chaseracers hate for that particular model
  4. I think we all knew this would happen after seeing his website. Before anyone accuses me of hating on slammed cars, Im not, its just this seems like a lazy way to spur on more interest from the Dub crowd.
  5. More from me, from the last few weeks or so, some again may be familiar as RL has covered pretty much all of South London, but here they are anyway! 1984 Toyota Space Cruiser 1.8 Automatic MPV. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Renault 4 GTL Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr Seems to be loads of these 4s still around in London, I havent seen one not there for yeaaaaars. 1986/87 Daihatsu Charade 993cc CX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Ford Transit 100 2.0 LWB Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Nissan Bluebird U11 2.0 L Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Renault 9 1.4 GTL Saloon. by bramm77, on F
  6. Wow, superb cars there! Impossible to choose a favourite, that purple Tatra is mighty impressive though, such bizzarely good looking things.
  7. Ah well at least you tried, there will be something else soon trust me. Probably a good thing you didnt get this one, maybe would have been a baptism of fire. But you have a clear enthusiasm and that counts for alot, so look on the bright side of things. I wanted to rescue that Subaru that NB put up here recently so badly, but I couldnt store it anywhere, and that really bugged me. But its gone off to a very very good home so I see that as a plus really.
  8. Ive started to take photos of the not so common cars in the hope that one day, it will provide for fascinating viewing, both yours and SLs old shots have been my main inspiration here. I love these photos, film shots have so much more warmth to them, and the finds are of course, fantastic.
  9. What shit luck, but its repairable and thank god they didnt set fire to it or anything. How much does a garage cost to rent round your way? I remember when someone broke into my old colleges car park (with all the cars we worked on inside) and they attempted to hotwire cars with an immoboliser. Good work, someone also decided to steal the written off Focus with a front wheel at 45 degrees, suffice to say they wrote it off even more.
  10. I have a Google toolbar next to my internet window, and currently it has a headline on it regarding Mick Jaggers todger. Great.
  11. Lol what? I wondered why this thread had gone on for four pages! As far as I am concerned, these articles on these hugely knowledgable websites are only made to attract the sort of 'hey I know what this cars called, thus I am the mastermind of it' people so they can chortle to themselves about it, without actually knowing the square root of fuck all about it. For the record, I have always avoided calling a car shit without actually experiencing it. I have driven a new Mini, I hated it. I rate the new Ford Fiesta higher than it. My parents had a F reg Sierra and they hated it, yet I still love
  12. We have had a dyson for a few years, its got proper shit lately though! Refuses to pick up quite a lot. Still, its lasted better than the ones it replaced, including some horrific Electrolux contraption (the one they marketed as some amazing vaccuum back in the late 90s) which broke down more times than we used it. Maybe a Henry hoover is the way to go, they are great things. My grump is that i knelt on a rock earlier on the soft bit immediatly under your knee. Bloody still hurts!
  13. I had a top weekend, went round a mates house with loads of people (all of whom I know really well) and had a really good time. These past few weeks have been so good, thankfully! Also today, I helped her Boyfriend (also a friend) with his XR3i, the same one sold on ebay by a member on here (I forget your name, sorry), as the replacement exhaust was grinding against the floor when the suspension was bottoming out. The old one had been blowing due to a pretty poor backbox replacement. We managed to get the exhaust higher, but its now vibrating against the car! To be fair, i think the new exhaus
  14. Indeed it is in Blackwater!
  15. Okay, so I think make it pretty clear that I do like Custom cars, mainly stuff from the 70s/80s era Street Machine, as its just so OTT, but at the same time appears to be well done. Its 12:50am right now, so you will have to make do with this pair of scans I did a while back, but I have plenty more coming. Of particular interest is the readers ride section, which is always interesting/hilarious/shocking. Ill never forget the letter some chap wrote to SM regarding his 'IMSA Inspired' Capri, which they replied to in a lovely blunt manner. The picture is tiny sadly. Anyway here we go: 1965 THAME
  16. There has been a concerning lack of shite on the forum lately, sorry. I cant actually post anything about working on a car at the moment, hence why I updated the spotted thread, but it spurned little interest. I dont normally speak up about this, but its got a little bit OTT now? I really dont care if you dont like him/her, if I wanted internet arguments Id be more nosey on facebook.
  17. Sorry to change the subject here, but I really want to go to the NEC Classic car show next month, the one issue being travel! I can afford the ticket no problem, but it requires me to catch a train from Basingstoke to (I presume) Birmingham International, and Im not really sure if its worth the near two hour journey each way. I havent been to a show since the end of July now, so I am overdue this. Should I go? Is it walking distance from the NEC to the train station? I should probably find someone to go with....
  18. There is an N reg Uno that I see everytime I go driving. That must be a late one, surely.
  19. 1978 Ford Fiesta 957cc L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Rover Metro 1.4 GTa Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Peugeot 305 GLD 1.9 Diesel Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Volkswagen Golf 1.3 Formel E. by bramm77, on Flickr 1975 Daimler Vanden Plas 4.2 Automatic. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Vauxhall Astra 1.2 Merit S. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Bentley Continental 6.75 V8 Cabriolet. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Ford Orion 1.3 L 5spd Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1974 Reliant Scimitar 3.0 GTE Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Peugeot 505 2.0 GR Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 19
  20. At the risk of veering off topic here, I see many people reverse out of the high street parking outside, and the amount of times people decide to beep and not even attempt to stop whilst they are, is shocking. Just out of interest, they would be liable if they hit them right? Thankfully my instructor normally reverses into the parking bay allowing me to just drive out.
  21. The enquiry is complete The vehicle details for EOL 629C are: Date of Liability 01 08 2000 Date of First Registration 01 01 1995 Year of Manufacture 1965 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 3800CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour BROWN Vehicle Type Approval Who knows? Probably bangered or scrapped. But weirder things have happened.
  22. Does that brown estate say Rambler on the front? Thats what that one is, the blue convertible I have no idea about. There appears to be a yellow/white Chevrolet (for some reason I am also thinking Consul..surely not?!) of some sort behind them as well, but Im really not sure about that one! A shame they have disappeared, I would presume they are long scrapped. Ramblers are not common here at all!
  23. These MKIV Escorts fluctuate in value quite a bit, I dont think there is too many stupidly priced ones just yet. They had lost the alloys by the end of the production, being given fairly basic wheel trims which were, in all honestly, awful. Its certainly uncommon to see them wearing those wheels now, and I havent seen one in red for a while. A good price, nice work. My college had one of equal age, and it was actually more rotten than it let on, especially behind the headlights.
  24. Worryingly I appear to have acquired some quirks recently without even realising it. Yesterday in my driving lesson I started keeping one hand on the gearstick and one on the steering wheel, I probably need to kick that one before my test. I also have an inability to keep my hands in the same place on the wheel if I am on a straight road (dont worry, I always keep two firmly on it). I have noticed with this diesel Fiesta you can move off without using any accelerator pedal, but I find it smoother and a little quicker if you do. R.E. the reverse into the parking bay thing, what about shopping
  25. Well time for an update again it seems, Im having alot more time to go out now. Apologies if any of this has been spotted previously, especially the London stuff, which Im sure RL has spotted before me. Credit to them where applicable. 1990 Nissan Sunny N13 1.6 GS Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1968 Triumph Spitfire MKIII 1.3 Roadster. by bramm77, on Flickr 1993 Vauxhall Brava 2.5 Loader Diesel Pickup. by bramm77, on Flickr Okay so its only a Brava, but its fairly uncommon to see them this early and those Power Ranger esque decals you could get on new Pickups is barely ever seen
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