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Skizzer last won the day on October 5

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    Mae hen ceir fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi.

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  1. Damn you Billy! I could probably have afforded it at £1500... You’re right though: tested, rattle-free and used a bit for debugging this is surely a £2k+ car, isn’t it?
  2. I was very tempted by this when it was for sale a year or so back at a Saab specialist (now defunct? Or moved?) in Somerset. Similar money then as now; not cheap but it did look immaculate, including pics under the boot carpets etc. I am too skint this time round, sadly. Otherwise would, it looks a gorgeous thing and I love flat front 9000s.
  3. Nah man, THIS is the Fiesta special edition you want. 99p start, too. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F362780557960 This urgently wants reuniting with @trigger‘s Scorpio for the full 1989 his’n’hers effect.
  4. Very well and happy thanks I’ve even washed it since that pic, and taken the roofrack off.
  5. To answer your question though... These are all grandpa spec, being beige with brown cloth interior and this and this yup, all Hondas except Type Rs are automatically grandpa spec Jesus, very oh yes, big time (although Diesel) And both of these, especially the BMW in Luxury trim with shiny bits instead of black. (The ungrandpalike show plates on the Audi were swiftly dispatched in favour of correct pre-2001 font ones.) So yes, I dig grandpa spec.
  6. I disagree that base spec = “grandpa spec”. Giffers (including me, since I was about 28) love chrome and velour and trinkets. Also, if dull colours are so uncool, why is every sports-effect Audi/Merc/Porsche/etc black, white or grey? (BMW has Estoril blue and Alfas are sometimes red. Whoopee, how hip and happening.) Plus pastel metallics or Nightfire Red are the ultimate giffer colours, aren’t they? I didn’t warm to that YouTuber at all, for what it’s worth. It struck me as an unbearably smug, unoriginal, overlong voiceover to other people’s pilfered uncredited footage. I had to stop halfway through. Each to his own though, clearly it works for some.
  7. I don’t have kids but I have two nephews. Number one went through a phase of destroying various Seats in increasingly creative ways, which is just the sort of thing I did at the same age, then got a shite Jag S-type and now has a responsible job and a company Skoda Superb. Number two spends all his time travelling, either on boats looking for offshore oil or hanging out with his Vietnamese girlfriend, so he doesn’t have a car as far as he can remember. He used to have a very tired 2002-ish Honda Civic with opaque headlights that he abandoned on various people’s driveways for months at a time, including mine, but he’s either sold it or (more likely) just forgotten where he left it.
  8. Look at this gorgeous, original, rust-free, brown-on-brown, low mileage Saab 99 Combi Coupé! So much want. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264454393049 Except the barbarians have now ripped out all the interior and running gear. Heartbreaking.
  9. Have we had this? Apols if a repost. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F352815967030
  10. Flamineck, that Cavalier even has wheelarches. £650 very well spent, I’d say.
  11. Christ this looks grim. £599 is presumably just a little private joke. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223694929989 needs a good clean Pity they banned trichloroethane, really. Maybe use a flamethrower instead?
  12. Skizzer

    TV cars

    Actually a Plymouth Cricket also featured in Columbo, more prominently - it belonged to a secretary who tried to blackmail the murderer (which didn’t end well for anyone, obvs, including the poor Cricket I believe). http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_105428-Plymouth-Cricket-1971.html
  13. Some smutty-minded child will be along in a moment making an off-colour remark connecting ‘not unattractive’ with ‘left a deposit’. But not me. Oh no.
  14. Skizzer

    TV cars

    I believe that’s Rathgar Avenue in Ealing, where it joins Culmington Road. My grandparents lived about 200 yards away at the time. Part of the wall in the background was rebuilt a few years ago and a gate put in, but it hasn’t changed too much: There was often filming going on in the area, partly due to the proximity of Ealing Studios (by then BBC owned but also rented out to others). It added an extra dimension to the Sweeney, Professionals etc when the car chases sometimes went past our house. Happy days.
  15. Crikey, they weren’t that shiny when they were new. Thats a very picturesque Tesco’s you’ve got there, by the way.
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