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  1. Bloody hell, forgot about that! It wouldn’t surprise me if early ones like that were in single figures now. Can’t remember the last time I saw a pre-facelift Ibiza of that era either come to think.
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    eBay tat volume 3.

    Shame he’s selling, I’d be intrigued to see where the list would carry on next
  3. Never recovered? Millions of Impreza WRX STI Spec B Super Batshit Mental Version 6 Editions (etc) disagree with you there. They capitalised on this well in the early 2000s, so much so that around 30% of UK Imprezas sold were WRXs. The issue was that everything else caught up; you’ll put up with gawky looks, cheap interiors and shit fuel economy when the car is cheaper than the competition and can outrun pretty much anything else. A few years on, everything else had 300bhp+, £ sterling against ¥ meant they were no longer cheap and people wanted refinement as well as the performance. SVX was always going to be a niche thing, like the XT before it
  4. You could probably write a whole thesis on Austin/Rover but one that springs to mind was the launch of the bubble shape 200/400 in the mid-nineties. Good looking, good driving cars but as usual Rover took the piss and priced the polo-sized 200 as a golf and the golf-sized 400 as a Passat. They then got more tragic with each tepid facelift. Alfa Romeo have had a few -the 156 was a huge success and gave them their best ever sales figures in the uk. The generation that followed, 159 etc looked amazing but were expensive and the drive didn’t match the looks and didn’t sell half as well. They are now in the curious position of finally having a worthy car that can live up to its aesthetics in the Giulia, but are left with about 3 dealers and a three car model range so they’ve sold even fewer.
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    eBay tat volume 3.

    Ahh that’s right, it’s the older one. Its daft really, I can’t remember what I had for dinner yesterday but ask me what a bloody stranger on the internet was shedding/improving 10 years back... You should do an update on the old tat museum. Some interesting ‘pieces’ as I remember!!
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    eBay tat volume 3.

    That’s FOAD’s isn’t it? @Mr_Bo11ox do you still have that (I think) gold one you had painted years back?
  7. I think I’d be too frightened of messing about with an lpg system, so interesting to see!
  8. It’s a PROPER car this, a lovely old thing. I can smell the aroma of fuel, un-catalysed fumes and old leather from here. 12mpg is fucking frightening though
  9. Look forward to reading/watching - what about shifting them on? Surely if one takes a while you’ll end up with multiple cars? Costs can quickly mount! Not in any way trying to put you off btw, it sounds entertaining (for us)
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    Ford timelord

    No way! I hadn't long since passed my test when this came out and it featured heavily on my car tuuuunes, I must have had a CD with it on. Reminds me of bombing about in my Corolla Twincam!
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    Ford timelord

    Hands down, this is one of the best ever bloody threads on here! I’ve just read it start to finish over 2-3hrs! I really like the KLF and I’d never even considered what happened to the car. To anyone who’s interested I remember being consumed in a YouTube rabbit hole a while ago and found an interview they did shortly after burning the £1 million where they try to offer an explanation, which pretty much centred around ‘have a think why it makes you so outraged - that’s why’. I had no idea about the gloss paint incident with the replica! @Philmanns how did that go down on the day? You literally park it up then return to it in its new livery? What happened then? After all these years I still haven’t got round to reading any of the books. I’m gonna track them down now. And that’s The White Room on again in the car tomorrow! Great stuff!!
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    eBay tat volume 3.

    I've got a bit of a thing for these old Mercs and this one looks quite ni.... 'THE INTERIOR IS IN GOOD CONDITION BUT AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PICS IT DOES HAVE A LEAK FROM THE VENT IN THE ROOF OF THE SHOWER ROOM THAT HAS CAUSED A BIT OF DAMAGE TO THE WALLS INSIDE TO THE REAR OF THE VAN [ POSSIBLE QUICK FIX WITH SILICONE ] Start bid just £4000 🤣
  13. I'd imagine the gearing plays a fair part too. That JDM impreza is the only car I've ever owned that ran out of revs instead of running out of aerodynamics. Bonkers.
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