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  1. 4 hours ago, egg said:

    Apparently a French market car. Looking at wiki, these Darts were built in Spain, so maybe one of those (hang on, which means the US was happy to do business with Franco? ah, yes because he was anti-communist....).




    The Yanks didn't deal with Franco. They sold the tooling for the '65 Dart to the Argentinians who then sold to the Spanish. They were originally built by Barreiros then they were taken over by Chrysler Spain.  They were the biggest engined car the Spanish have ever built and are slightly different to the US Darts using some locally produced parts. They all had the leaning tower of power slant 6 with no V8's

  2. Michael Dezer went on a bit of a buying spree about 15 years ago. He bought up loads of mundane rare cars in the UK including my Simca Aronde. He bought it through ebay and I thought it was a wind up until the truck arrived. The transport company had been working for him full time just picking up crap he had bought. I did see a picture of my car out there some years ago as his collection wasn't a proper museum at the time and everything was for sale. First 2 pictures are of it in L.A the second two are from when I owned it after buying it from a Lady who used to race at the Le Mans classic

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  3. On 5/7/2023 at 5:50 AM, Asimo said:

    Someone here had a Renault 7, probably @panhard65.

    I mdon't really bother on here anymore but as you tagged me yes I had a 7. I have also had 4's including a very rare Raynor converted pick up, 5's including a Gordini turbo le mans. 7, 9, 11,12,15,17,18,21, 25 including  v6 turbo's. Fuego's including turbo's, Fregate including Domaine estates, Dauphine, Juvaquatre. Peugeots including 201, 202,203,204 early diesel estate, 205 206 and 207.

  4. 6 hours ago, Sir Chocolate Teapot said:


    I can not believe anyone in italy will buy that, and dealing with uk hmrc as i am at the moment, can not believe it will ever be worth taking back to uk either.  All this nonsense of 10% duty plus 20% vat even on old tat.

    You just concentrate on getting that ct 110 up and running for us all to enjoy.

    That is totally wrong importing from Europe is harder now but as it is over 30 years old it comes in as a historic vehicle with zero duty and 5 % vat. All you have to do once it gets here is ring HMRC they will ask you to email copies of the registration paperwork and a copy on the invoice. A couple of hours later they email back with a calculated figure for the vat and if you are happy with that just ring them up and pay over the phone. It took me about 3 hours to get the NOVA sorted on a Spanish import. Modern cars get hit with the 10% duty plus 20% vat. It really is simple the DVLA on the other had are a frigging nightmare at the moment randomly sending paperwork back once it has sat on their desk for too long.

  5. On 4/27/2021 at 9:21 AM, Tadhg Tiogar said:

    I wonder how @panhard65 got round this, then. He didn't seem to have any trouble bringing Spanish chod back to Britain....

    The easy answer is I got lucky buying my first one as all the seller wanted was a copy of my passport. The second one wasn't as easy as the car had no ITV. I had a bit of grief from the Spanish police at the port and never received the original paperwork which made UK registration difficult. I have just bought a Dodge 3700GT in Ourense it wasn't easy but the transport company are sorting all the paperwork including the UK NOVA. They are charging 200 euro for sorting it though. It is cheaper and easier to import from pretty much anywhere else but if you want something Spanish market only then there isn't much choice. One thing I found is the Spanish will not haggle the price they advertise is the price they will accept no haggling.

  6. I don't bother posting here any more but what a load of bollocks. That will sell for a grand plus all day long no matter what is wrong with it. The brakes are not some amazing mystical thing just citroen inspired and really not hard. Just fix them properly and forget fitting other parts these fuckers weigh 2 and a half ton and have 4 calipers on the front alone.  The list on the rear is likely to be rear trailing arms rotting through which you can get repair parts for. They do have the ability to suck up large amounts of cash if you have to pay "specialists" Try the Aussie RR clubs as they have lists for alternative cheaper parts that just tends not to be available in the uk. They are lovely old things and well worth owning one just once. Ignore all the idiots grow some balls and get it bought

  7. That 17 has been sitting outside in that yard for at least 10 years. It has been moved around a bit though as the last few times I have been past I didn't spot it. The lane it is on is easy enough to get a trailer down but I would be surprised if they would sell it at a sensible price and even more surprised if it was saveable.

  8. Earlier I noticed on my local Facebook marketplace someone was selling an unused coffin, the reason for sale being no longer required. (And yes, I did consider buying it, but wasn't sure if it was my size, in any case have already asked my family to use an old carpet and roll me up in it)


    PS if I was selling I'd have advertised it as an unwanted Valentine's present.

    Any pictures ? and how much are they asking as I could do with one for the hearse, but it would have to be cheap or one of those really ornate ones.

  9. I imported this Renault 5 pick up from France some years ago but had to sell it when I moved. It did reappear a couple of years ago but had been cut up into a trailer which was a shame as it was a proper French conversion.


    I also had a very rare Renault 4 F4 that was converted in the UK by a bloke from Bridgwater. He built quite a few back in the 70's/80's and having now met him reckons he might still have all the tooling etc to build them again.

    Finally there was my Hotchkiss which was modified in France then further work was done when I got it here including the Harvey Frost.



  10. My Thunderbird came over via San Fransico and cost just under 2 grand to get it here. That included shipping from L.A  to be loaded in S.F then to Southampton. I would be surprised if it could be done any cheaper but can enquire if anyone wanted to go after it.

  11. Blimey can you buy a windscreen and have it sent across the Atlantic? How much does that cost and where are you getting it from?

    If you have a screen shipped fed ex it is over a grand but I have found a specialist who ships a container once a month who will bring one over for a couple of hundred quid. If that fails I have found one in France for 500 quid

  12. Well after a months advertising and a load of timewasters the Thunderturd didn't sell. The good news is I had a really good January so there is a bit of cash to carry on with it. I had a quote to paint the roof of 400 quid so I better order the exhaust and windscreen from the states on monday. I might even take the Hearse to show the painter to get a quote on sorting the bodywork on it as well.

  13. The landowner I think, but that's just going on hearing of people getting done for their hedge blocking paths.

    With roadside hedges there is a bit of a grey area in that the landowners used to cut them up until they were told they would have to use white diesel in their tractors to do the job. Obviously they got the hump and stopped doing it leaving it in the safe hands of the local authority. Which is why you are lucky if the hedges get cut at all now. Most farmers do like to keep the hedges tidy but due to the additional bureaucracy placed on the job they tend to not do it anymore. I went to a farm sale many years ago and overheard 2 old boys talking about a snow plough that was in the sale. They both agreed that it was a daft idea to own one as you could get in so much grief if you did use it on the road that it was better just not to bother.

  14. I'm really surprised one of those abominations isn't being run on the forum, as part of a fleet with a Citroen Pluriel...

    I have had both in the past and the 1007 was the better car. The Pluriel auto was the 2nd worst car I think I have owned. Beaten easily by a Chrysler Le Baron. I would have another 1007 but it would have to be a manual as that automated manual is fucking awful.

  15. Its the sort of thing that someone will whiteroom and ask 10k for and it's probably worth 2k max ( these figures plucked from the air)

    I don't know what his plans are but will most likely suggest he puts it in a classic auction to get the best price.

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