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    pompei reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    with plah

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    pompei reacted to The Reverend Bluejeans in Can we have a Yank thread?   
    If I had a workshop big enough - and I haven't - I'd own a sixties or early seventies US motor. To me, they were the best cars built in this era - styling, quality, and technical advancements. 
    A 1960 Cadillac Coupe, be it a base Series 62 or a Coupe DeVille, it matters not. The 1959 car is still a hero chariot but the 1960 car has lower fins and a tidier front end. Cadillac pioneered stuff like self dipping headlights with the Autronic Eye in the 1950's, a light sensing device on the dash top that could sense oncoming cars. That was sixty years ago. Self seeking FM radio? Let's have it. 

    1970 Dodge Challenger. Like the similar Plymouth Barracuda (both Chrysler E Body) the Challenger arrived too late to oust the Mustang and by 1970, the Pony Car thing was dying out anyway. But it's incredibly pretty and it has the best of American V8's, the magnificent 426 ci Hemi. I love late sixties/early seventies Mustangs but these to me are in a different league. 

    1962/3 Lincoln Continental. When the Mark 10 Jag appeared in the US in 1962, most Americans laughed at the 3.8 litre six pot, wheezing away whilst trying haul the portly thing along with the AC barely able to cope and Lucas bits falling off. The 61 onwards Continental was a proper car. The 430 ci V8 was not a regular Ford V8 but a special design. Each one was built, bench run, stripped and reassembled again to make sure it was right. Zinc coating was used in the bodyshell. Stuff like a laminated screen was standard along with vacuum operated central locking as well as a two year 25'000 mile warranty, in 1961.......
    The 62/3 car was restyled front and rear and to my eyes is a better looking car.

    1965 Buick Riviera. Really, there's no bad year for these but the 1963-66 cars are best and some like the original 1963 car the most. But I like these so there. Bob Monkhouse and Dusty Springfield are amongst the original owners. 
    What a thing of beauty. Buick of course pioneered the turbocharged road car whilst Porsche was still making Beetle engined bathtubs.

    So fire away. Waiting photos photos of a 1983 Dodge Aries complete with a Confederate flag and an American accent picked up after a fortnight in Miami. 
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    pompei reacted to vulgalour in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This Granada is pretending to be a P6 so you should be aware that the brake fluid reservoir is probably empty.

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    pompei reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    cracking cheese Gromit

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    pompei reacted to The Reverend Bluejeans in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Shit the bed.
    "Only selling due to needing funds for new business".
    Pray tell? Photography and car restoration? Ah yes. That £62 will go far on start up costs. Notice that it's been fitted with the standard Mini owner rear window sticker wanker pack. 'Berds the rules, rules the bends' and of course that charming classic, 'you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off'.


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    pompei reacted to egg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    1300, 'a bit of bodywork needed' - ground up rebuild, then.

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    pompei reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Like a 1980's version of a Terry and June backdrop.

    I love buying cars when they're in that sort of neighbourhood, something very pleasant about meeting old people with a story to tell.
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    pompei reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   


    Ideal Mr_B replica.
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    pompei reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    pompei reacted to egg in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Looks absolutely spot on. SE London. £1k.

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    pompei reacted to UltraWomble in eBay tat volume 3.   


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    pompei reacted to Mrcento in Multipla. Should I?!   
    Definitely a mk1 uglybug and definitely a JTD ELX.
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    pompei reacted to lovejoy in Multipla. Should I?!   
    Hmmm,   Dis-a-pointed......  I thought you meant a REAL  "Multipla" ......600c and going backwards.
    (someone please post up a decent pic for me, cheers, and Merry Berry)  
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    pompei reacted to The Reverend Bluejeans in eBay tat volume 3.   
    £2700 tidy RHD GS in Portugal.

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    pompei reacted to nacho man in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Colour scheme 12/10
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    pompei reacted to MorrisItalSLX in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Citroen CX2400 Pallas

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    pompei reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Wouldn't mess with spiders that big

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    pompei reacted to The Reverend Bluejeans in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This one has got.......wait for it.......
    Won't make a grand. It's an old Jag. Treat old Jags now as they were treated 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years ago. Buy for buttons, enjoy, weigh when fucked. 

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    pompei reacted to Skizzer in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Well, yes, but that's a bit like saying there's a bit of Tamara Ecclestone about Bernie Ecclestone.
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    pompei reacted to wuvvum in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is an unusual one - Trabant converted to RHD using a Matiz engine, box and dashboard (!).


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    pompei reacted to The Reverend Bluejeans in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I have to.
    Cadwell Park is there.
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    pompei reacted to Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    The witches are the least of your worries. It's the general public that puts me at not inconsiderable unease.
    The county whose name must not be mentioned has the highest proportion of people in the UK, that claim they have been abducted by aliens.
    Nuff said?
    Mablethorpe you say?
    If that doesn't scare the living shit out of you, go and buy a cheap Citroen SM.
    How often do I have to tell you this?
    Do not go to Lincolnshire!
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    pompei reacted to Felly Magic in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I have been to Mablethorpe many times, and you are right JM, THAR BE WITCHES
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    pompei reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Have fun pulling out of t-junctions in narrow country lanes


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    pompei reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Things you never knew until now, part 3,338: LS Lowry did photography for eBay.

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