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warren t claim last won the day on May 16 2018

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    On the hard shoulder in 1985 slipping Fuegobird a length.
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  1. When I lived in rural Wirral, the couple who lived in the cottage opposite owned a Mk1 Nissan Prairie. It will come as no surprise to you that their place was known as "The Little House With The Prairie".
  2. I went there when I was 13 back in August 1983. All the arcade machines were free and there was a dodgy hypnotist performing. I did the tour of the engine room and according to Mutha_Claim, I went white when the man giving the tour said that the ship is only beached on sand, not one pound of concrete holds it in place.
  3. https://www.phtm.co.uk/vehicle-age-and-regulation-survey&filter=A Best consult that before buying one of these....
  4. I had one of these as a driveway toy back in '82 when I was 12. RCM866K IIRC.
  5. Double the Stanza's. Double the pussy. (Autoshite 2010)
  6. Fast forward to 22:42 and you just know that being 70s coppers the conversation would have been different.Plod "Do you know why we stopped you?"Black Trucker "No boss".Plod "Well if you're going to use white man's motorway in these conditions then you need dipped beam".Black Trucker "Sorry boss".Plod "You silly little sambo, even your side light lens is broken!".Black Trucker "Sorry boss".Plod "I wouldn't have seen you at all if you weren't smiling and rolling your eyes!"Black Trucker "Sorry boss".Plod "Now be on your way and be grateful that there's cameras here or you'd be getting a kicking".
  7. I believe these were carb fed to make them easier to fix out in the field. Didn't they also have a second set of lights to make them look like Trabants from a distance?
  8. IIRC, during the 70s I saw plenty of Opels painted black.
  9. I think people's attitudes towards black cars was different back then. Back in 98/99 I took a tidy E plate Scorpio in black with black leather in part ex against a 3.9 efi Range Rover I was selling. I thought it looked smart but Mutha_Claim took one look at it and refused to go in it, let alone drive the thing. Her exact words were "I'm not driving that thing! It's fucking followed the hearse". In her defense, a couple of years prior we had a family funeral and every car in the procession was a variant of a black Mk3 Granada.
  10. Does anyone know the story of this?
  11. The Royal Family always had a bit of leverage when ordering slightly bespoke cars. This isn't an XR3i or RS1600i, it's an RS Turbo.
  12. An undertaker once told me this story. Apparently for a while now, black cars made in the EU aren't as black as they used to be due to the paint that the factories have to use now. Cars made in Australia don't have to obey the same regs which makes Aussie Fords popular in the funeral trade.
  13. IIRC, back in the late 70s Ford only offered factory black on the Capri S. This was also the time Ford offered Signal paint, whatever that was.
  14. Over25? Got a few years NCD? OK credit history? In a job paying over £12 an hour? Lease the 300+BHP car of your choice
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