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    Justin Case reacted to New POD in When is it time to call it a day ?   
    £1100? 
    That's less than a full service at a main dealer on a Citroen xantia in 1998.  Ref: one of my brother in laws 
    I have gradually reached the conclusion that value of the car you are fixing is irrelevant.  If it were worth £20k you'd think NOTHING of spending £1100 on it. It's the environmentally sensible thing to do.
    Google Durable car ownership. 
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    Justin Case reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in The return of Morris!   
    Just rebrand it as a Marina.
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    Justin Case reacted to richardmorris in The return of Morris!   
    Well, not this week. They’ll need an amphibious on to park there.
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    Justin Case reacted to brownnova in The new news 24 thread   
    Today was a 2CV day.

    Lovely run to Lake Vyrnwy with 11 other 2CVs.

    Pics pinched from others, but the scenery and autumnal colours were superb!

    Here’s us arriving slightly late for the rendezvous.
    Lovely day out! 
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    Justin Case reacted to Timewaster in I love the smell of new in the morning   
    She's giving you a piggy back? 
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    Justin Case reacted to Dick Longbridge in infamous hubnut   
    Thanks for the subtitles. I feel like a Cornishman in a Glaswegian ale house. 
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    Justin Case reacted to MrDuke in infamous hubnut   
    ....making Savvy and Hairnet look like paragons of linguistic clarity.
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    Justin Case got a reaction from Burnside in Aldridge Transport Museum Autumn Event   
    Last Sunday
    A selection of local buses 

     
    Hard to believe this is 30 years old 

    1950 wants its buses back ☺

    Volvo Citybus, better than it looks, just awaiting a repaint 

     
    Classic cars from the Owen Motoring Club, thanks for supporting us 

    A couple of Autoshite favourites, thanks to the North  Birmingham Classic Car Club 

    Finally  an oily rag Oxford, which in spite of appearances will not need the attention of the Midland Red breakdown truck ☺
     

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    Justin Case got a reaction from eddyramrod in Aldridge Transport Museum Autumn Event   
    Last Sunday
    A selection of local buses 

     
    Hard to believe this is 30 years old 

    1950 wants its buses back ☺

    Volvo Citybus, better than it looks, just awaiting a repaint 

     
    Classic cars from the Owen Motoring Club, thanks for supporting us 

    A couple of Autoshite favourites, thanks to the North  Birmingham Classic Car Club 

    Finally  an oily rag Oxford, which in spite of appearances will not need the attention of the Midland Red breakdown truck ☺
     

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    Justin Case got a reaction from Saabnut in Aldridge Transport Museum Autumn Event   
    Last Sunday
    A selection of local buses 

     
    Hard to believe this is 30 years old 

    1950 wants its buses back ☺

    Volvo Citybus, better than it looks, just awaiting a repaint 

     
    Classic cars from the Owen Motoring Club, thanks for supporting us 

    A couple of Autoshite favourites, thanks to the North  Birmingham Classic Car Club 

    Finally  an oily rag Oxford, which in spite of appearances will not need the attention of the Midland Red breakdown truck ☺
     

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    Justin Case reacted to Lord Sterling in Sainsbury's Archive   
    Selly Oak, Birmingham







    This store closed sometime last year as the okd Battery retail park and the long-unused land around it have been revamped and built on which included a massive new Sainsburys store. The old building has been kept but its unclear exactly what it is to be used for.
    Things looked so much nicer, cleaner and more looked after back then. 
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    Justin Case reacted to stuboy in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    welcome to beigeshite, and good to see u took breakdown cover in form of the push bikes..
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    Justin Case got a reaction from RayMK in Aldridge Transport Museum Autumn Event   
    Last Sunday
    A selection of local buses 

     
    Hard to believe this is 30 years old 

    1950 wants its buses back ☺

    Volvo Citybus, better than it looks, just awaiting a repaint 

     
    Classic cars from the Owen Motoring Club, thanks for supporting us 

    A couple of Autoshite favourites, thanks to the North  Birmingham Classic Car Club 

    Finally  an oily rag Oxford, which in spite of appearances will not need the attention of the Midland Red breakdown truck ☺
     

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    Justin Case got a reaction from ProgRocker in Aldridge Transport Museum Autumn Event   
    Last Sunday
    A selection of local buses 

     
    Hard to believe this is 30 years old 

    1950 wants its buses back ☺

    Volvo Citybus, better than it looks, just awaiting a repaint 

     
    Classic cars from the Owen Motoring Club, thanks for supporting us 

    A couple of Autoshite favourites, thanks to the North  Birmingham Classic Car Club 

    Finally  an oily rag Oxford, which in spite of appearances will not need the attention of the Midland Red breakdown truck ☺
     

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    Justin Case got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Aldridge Transport Museum Autumn Event   
    Last Sunday
    A selection of local buses 

     
    Hard to believe this is 30 years old 

    1950 wants its buses back ☺

    Volvo Citybus, better than it looks, just awaiting a repaint 

     
    Classic cars from the Owen Motoring Club, thanks for supporting us 

    A couple of Autoshite favourites, thanks to the North  Birmingham Classic Car Club 

    Finally  an oily rag Oxford, which in spite of appearances will not need the attention of the Midland Red breakdown truck ☺
     

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    Justin Case reacted to 500tops in Best looking saloon cars on the road today.   
    Alfa Giulia without a doubt


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    Justin Case reacted to Essex V6 in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - 1985 Range Rover moves under its own power for the 1st time in 5 years, with video!   
    I seem to recall those Marina LE's were available only as a 1.3 - why didn't they do a 1.8 so it at least gave it a chance to match its good looks - classic BL shooting itself in the foot
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    Justin Case reacted to barefoot in Mon premier thread de colléction   
    What are you on, the fucking Autoshite Express?
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    Justin Case reacted to DialATune in Mon premier thread de colléction   
    I like your thinking, @barefoot. That is a vehicle that would actually justify such a ridiculous journey. If you have a line on such a beast let us know!
    it turns out London to Manchester is a fucking long way, so I’m letting the train take the strain again. I shouldn’t complain though - the guy on the other side of the aisle is heading to Aberdeen to pick up a Rover 45, and the guard has to spend all tomorrow going to Dawlish to collect the Kia Picanto he ‘won’ for £160 on eBay...

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    Justin Case got a reaction from stonedagain in Automotive bull5hit facts thread   
    When siting their new factory, the Audi planners spell-checker auto-corrected 'Ingoldmells' to 'Ingolstadt' which is why it is located in Bavaria and the Lincolnshire coast does not have a thriving motor industry,
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    Justin Case got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Saab 96L - An Occasional Series.   
    Perhaps I can add a bit more on the history of KOW 296 P.  I bought it in 1986 from Regal Motors (Peugeot dealers in Bilston, and still going strong) It was up for £385 in their 'Bargain Basement' but as it wouldn't stay in 3rd gear  on the test drive they reduced it to £285  (they probably wanted shot of it )so of course I snapped it up. I was living in Walsall at the time, not far from Highgate Garage who did one or two jobs on it,  so I may be the owner referred to in artdjones's post I , especially as i didn't do that many miles in that time, as life tended to get in the way.  I'm pretty sure that I sold it in about 1993, but it may have been a little while later.  I sold it directly to Bill Faulkner, who I thought was living in south Birmingham at the time, but not for anything like £820 .  However he worked for Saab GB when they first imported 96 two-strokes in 1960 and were based in Marlow so he could well have lived in Sonning  at some time and I'm certain he knew Chris Partington,they were both well-known in Saab circles.
    I think that Graham Macdonald bought the Saab 93 from the Patrick Collection whwn it closed down, if so I might have met him a couple of times at Saab Club events, but not to know him. Interesting how much of the history of an ordinary and unknown car  and its links to people can emerge from just a random thread on AS, but then I suppose that's a thing with early Saabs, they've always been an enthusiasts car
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    Justin Case reacted to artdjones in Saab 96L - An Occasional Series.   
    First patch gone in.

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    Justin Case reacted to Datsuncog in Remember when these were big cars   
    Basically, I reckon manufacturers should just cut to the chase and put the Alvis Saracen and Humber Pig back into production - because that seems to be where car design is ultimately heading, with huge wheels, ugly angular styling, weighing umpteen tons, and the driver and passengers peering out through a slit with fuck all visibility...


    Add some easily-dinged alloys, pearlescent white paint and a bit of carbon fibre-effect trim to the above, and I reckon we'd have the next-gen Range Rover Sport pretty much in the bag...
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    Justin Case reacted to clayts450 in Remember when these were big cars   
    Car parks are a joke these days, because bloatmobiles more than fill the allotted bays. You either have to risk squeezing up next to a SUV and pray your supermarket sweep is quicker than the owners of that car so you can get back before the inevitable door bumpage occurs. I always try to park in deserted bits of car parks to get away from them.
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    Justin Case got a reaction from Squirrel2 in Saab 96L - An Occasional Series.   
    Perhaps I can add a bit more on the history of KOW 296 P.  I bought it in 1986 from Regal Motors (Peugeot dealers in Bilston, and still going strong) It was up for £385 in their 'Bargain Basement' but as it wouldn't stay in 3rd gear  on the test drive they reduced it to £285  (they probably wanted shot of it )so of course I snapped it up. I was living in Walsall at the time, not far from Highgate Garage who did one or two jobs on it,  so I may be the owner referred to in artdjones's post I , especially as i didn't do that many miles in that time, as life tended to get in the way.  I'm pretty sure that I sold it in about 1993, but it may have been a little while later.  I sold it directly to Bill Faulkner, who I thought was living in south Birmingham at the time, but not for anything like £820 .  However he worked for Saab GB when they first imported 96 two-strokes in 1960 and were based in Marlow so he could well have lived in Sonning  at some time and I'm certain he knew Chris Partington,they were both well-known in Saab circles.
    I think that Graham Macdonald bought the Saab 93 from the Patrick Collection whwn it closed down, if so I might have met him a couple of times at Saab Club events, but not to know him. Interesting how much of the history of an ordinary and unknown car  and its links to people can emerge from just a random thread on AS, but then I suppose that's a thing with early Saabs, they've always been an enthusiasts car
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