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  1. I've been quite a grown-up, this year. Out... Tatra 613-4 KATi Citroën Ami 6 MGB GT6 In... Lada 2106 Rover 75 Tofaş Serçe Fiat Panda 30 Volvo 740GL Hindustan Ambassador ...and possibly a Kalmar Tjorven. Babysat; mended; rallied; soiled; handed back... Škoda Favorit 135L
  2. To save fucking around now this bumping exercise is obsolete: Left to right – Rodacar, ZAZ Tavria, Moskvich Aleko, Tarpan 233S, Skoda 105, IZh 2125, Żuk
  3. SOLD! Thanks to everyone who expressed an interest... I'll tell Scott who you are in case the Ami gets regurgitated.
  4. ...so while Scott mulls this over, here's a 'can you guess all seven non-Citroëns in the photograph' procrastination exercise. Hint: they're all East European or Russian.
  5. Yes... it's an IZh 2125, as this man is explaining: I'll go and poke at the Ami later today.
  6. Does anyone fancy a 1965 Ami 6 Break that’s lightly broken? It needs light recommissioning and a gearbox rebuild. It’s very rust-free and it hasn’t been welded, but it has been resprayed at some stage in its original colour. I recommissioned six years ago with new brakes, new Michelin tyres, electronic ignition and various other bits-and-pieces, then drove it to La Traversée de Paris. It thrummed along excellently… really quite nippy. Unfortunately, though, the transaxle started making a nasty knocking noise on the final leg of the return trip. I never got round to investigating. The seats have been retrimmed quite badly, it lacks carpets, the doorcards are present but need fitting and the tailgate’s exterior trim is missing. Otherwise, it’s a good ‘un. Selling it on has never been on the agenda. The fact that it hasn’t made it into the workshop in six years, however, probably means that it never will. Price: £2000ish. It’s near Cirencester. Sam
  7. The Panhard's exhaust bears the weight of the transaxle, too – and it supports the carburettor. It's lucky exhausts don't rust.
  8. As I bolted the space-age cowling to a Panhard PL17 engine last night, I mused that it was the coolest-looking engine ever. But then I remembered thinking the same about a Tatra 603 engine. Any advance on these two?
  9. Sam Glover


    Attention! This Militsiya Volga is an M21R – the proletariat-spec base model built from 1965 onward.
  10. I need to hire a car in Ekaterinburg next week. Look at this catalogue of delights… http://imavto.ru Uz-Daewoo Nexia, Lada 2114, ZAZ Chance, Datsun On-Do. Ekaterinburg is a modern city! Though the Lada’s ‘convenient ashtray with illumination’ was beguiling, the pull of the Datsun's 'handy gearbox' was too strong to resist... ‘The budget front-wheel drive Datsun On-Do is more than a reliable car. The elegant sports sedan is built on the Lada Granta platform, but it features a more modern design and a handy gearbox. This model is easy to learn from the dynamic silhouette of the body, the special geometry of the grille, a wide lower air intake. Feature Datsun On-Do - roomy trunk, which is great for carrying a lot of things during travel.’ Gr8 photog skillz, too.
  11. I've done it slowly and inexpertly it in various terrible cars. It's exciting – and perfectly safe. https://youtu.be/xrvna4Qkz4M
  12. I'd be very interested to read Mac's lengthy article, if he obliges. Sam
  13. Can I have another random please and take advantage of your two-for-£25 combo mega-deal promotion?
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