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  1. Interesting! That's actually a more recent photo than any I have seen, which means they have made an effort to prop the roof up etc Good to know!
  2. That's a good picture @LightBulbFun, I hadn't seen that before. Do you know when it was taken? Sadly it has deteriorated quite a lot since then from other photos I've seen - the rear wooden bodywork has totally collapsed and the aluminium roof has twisted. I didn't have a record of the registration though, so that's helpful. The Surrey reg is unusual as most of them seem to have been registered ex-works in Middlesex. I believe it's a three-owner car. Glad to see the seats are intact, the only other survivor has lost its original seats which I suspect are unique to the Astra Anyway, I
  3. I would love to catch a 'case of Sherpes'* in the back of that Leyland! I reckon, despite appearances, that it's probably been better cared for than most and it's not really much money in the scheme of things. If I came home with that I would definitely be living in it, though *sorry for stealing your line @Mr_Bo11ox
  4. I reckon that's a 100 per cent legitimate response tbh. If I ran a business I'd take great pleasure in telling moany customers where to stick it - I reckon most of the world's problems can be traced directly to the 'customer is always right' mentality. Then again, I did get my mate to do a DIY cast alloy number plate rather than pay Tippers £150 for the privilege so what do I know
  5. Hey, who is our resident French diecast chod-botherer? I've just clocked there was a Hachette partwork series of 1:24 Citroen cars out this year including AX, Ami 6 Break and the lovely BX below. There are a few on Ebay but what are my chances of finding one in a newsagent in France? If these things are €8 a pop or whatever (rather than the ebay prices) I would take several of each!
  6. Those Gilberns have been for sale for ages - I think he started out with a 'job lot' of six or seven in varying states of decay but I think a few have since been sold on. The same lad has had half a dozen weird old Subarus for sale over the last six months; I'm not sure if he thought Gilberns and Subarus would make a nice little pension pot some day, but I reckon he bet on the wrong horse
  7. Any good? It's not cheap, but will transform the way this car looks (I know that's not the priority right now). I'm happy to chuck a tenner in the pot towards purchase! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mk-1-Citroen-Bx-Rear-Bumper/184489014603?hash=item2af466f54b:g:bwwAAOSwlDpfiB5X
  8. I definitely didn't need another shit old car, but I have been keeping an eye out for a BX 14 for ages. They hardly ever seem to come up, but I spotted this one at a reasonable price, reasonably near. I realised it was an AS member's car, and we came to an agreement where he would do most of the work needed to get it MoT'd. Went to collect today but due to a big smash on the A27 I missed my pre booked MoT slot so had a slightly nervous drive back to my office on the back roads. I wont be able to put it in for a test until next week so it's just gonna have to sit for a few days - I had such a g
  9. I found this dead Mazda the other day, outside what I assume is quite an expensive house Then I saw this classy battered Yoda at the services, at night in the rain Three generations of Volvo in SE - not sure if the 144 is one I spotted ages ago in Forest Hill, but it was far enough away for me to think it was a different one (and looked pretty permanently moored to its current spot) This was on full zoom, which for some reason made my camera turn on the HDR function so it looks like some sort of shit oil painting. Sorry. These were at the
  10. This is literally just down the road, and is exceedingly cheap. I have a real soft spot for Hornets to the extent I have given serious thought to importing one in the past (though I'd have a wagon or a fastback version ideally). Luckily I don't have the very reasonable asking price. Look at the interior! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMC-Hornet/254744969677?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225076%26meid%3De234ff3ad3134b668d6ca0b3d72c8432%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D293777317422%26itm%3D254744969677%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3
  11. Have you seen those videos of hyperboosted diesels exploding on a dyno? Yeah, like that
  12. Thanks, I've shared it. It does look nice - I would love that full interior but it's a bit far for me to go
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