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  1. No bloody doubt! There looks to be a Matchbox mk2 MR2 prototype in the 2022 listings and a Mitsubishi 3000GT as well; the 3000GT seems a very Hot Wheels thing given recent releases but it is for Matchbox.
  2. Beige interest for the next year, with Hot Wheels announcing an '87 Sierra Cosworth and Matchbox a '73 Opel Kadett C coupé.
  3. cms206

    Bus Shite

    It's a Volvo B12B, my faithful companion over the last seven months at 800-1000 miles per week. It was new as KX08 HLU but is now away for 70 seat school bus conversion. Likely replacement for me is a 62 or 63-plate VDL Futura 2.
  4. There are a number of factors; generally boggo stuff runs until it dies, specialised kit runs until it becomes unreliable or until (if applicable) the chassis breaks then the body is remounted. The latter is generally the case for things such as Air Start Units, Ground Power Units, Air Conditioners, that kind of thing. Self Propelled Stairs and De-icer units generally don't get rebodied. We ran a couple of ASUs, one on a G-reg FL6 and the other on an P-reg MAN 8.163 and both bodies were on their second chassis even then. Quite a lot of the stuff goes for scrap even if it's not physically worn out, largely as it's never been registered, may not comply with C&U regs and has run on cherry it's entire life. We had a US-spec Volvo FE deicer which ISTR was so afflicted.
  5. I passed my airside driving test in April 2005 in H446 KJN, a 4-speed 0609 with no power steering; we had a pair of 0609s, three 0813s and a 1011 at the time. The 0813s felt like rocketships in comparison to the 0609s which seemed to struggle even with just a couple of tonnes of bags on the back. No pics of H446 KJN, but it's sister 0609 H443 KJN was one I did pap.
  6. cms206

    Bus Shite

    *phone rings* "Hi Andy... what colour is the inside of your bus again?" "Blue" "... and what state are the racks and headlining in?" "They're fine. Why?" "Ahhh, nothing, nothing" "Anything to do with the set of 70 blue school bus seats that have appeared?" "Errr... so yeah, busy gotta go, byeeeeeeee" Bugger. New shift bus coming. I'm really rather fond of this old tank.
  7. Having not really bought anything of late, does anyone know any more about Lone Star? Bit old for me but it was cheap* and looked a bit of alright. Undecided about keeping it yet as I really need a clearout.
  8. My apologies, I did of course mean the mainland. At the time DVLA ans DVLNI records I suspect were still different things; certainly it returned to England as OXI 525 and became W386 HKL shortly thereafter, before heading to ROI.
  9. I checked mine the other day; I only need the closed light LHD to complete the four.
  10. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/202394691624287/
  11. From what I've been able to find out, they sold less than 1300 diesels of all models in the UK - 479 TDi, 107 TDi GLS, 5 Trio TDi. 579 SDi and 93 Wira TDi. They all used the 4D68 or 4D68T Mitsubishi diesel, 68bhp in the SDi and 80bhp in the TDi. I think road legal survivors are down to low single figures. Your 1.6 would have been an XLi? Aircon instead of a sunroof? The TDi was more or less equivalent to the 1.8SEi but with a sunroof instead of aircon, no ABS and rear drums.
  12. I only found out the other day! I need to check my stash, think I've got one closed lights and two open but not checked the interiors. They all use a LHD wiper sweep as far as I can see but there are definitely LHD and RHD interiors. Apparantly they also have an engine moulded into the interior also.
  13. This hasn't hit 55k yet; TBH if I could keep the water out the sodding sunroof I'd use it more often! Could be doing with a couple of rear shockies but otherwise isn't too bad bar what I assume is an old accident repair getting grotty. Turbodiesel so punchy and decent on fuel too
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