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  1. This one maybe? It had previously been for sale on an ad in the window of a local shop, then turned up one day outside a nearby garage.
  2. Just like I bought in 1989 and sold the following year: How can it be 30+ years ago? I think the 1.5s are blunted by overly tall gearing, the 1.3 I had a bit later on was better.
  3. I wish I had a reason to buy this car - if I had to rationalise the fleet it'd be ideal. Not cheap for something of its age, but way better than most newer cars at that price: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Toyota-Camry-2-4-VVT-i-GLS-4dr/353233739493
  4. For various reasons (including one fairly obvious one this year) I'm not taking anywhere near as many everyday spots as I used to. But I do still get them from time-to-time, so here's an update from the end of last year's holiday....... Early '90s stuff like this is about the oldest I usually see in everyday use. The Civic was particularly nice. Certainly not many as old this to be seen at the local surpermarket. This was just off a road I've driven along many, many times. A local garage had a nice coupe version in a few days ago.
  5. Attempting an update, looks like the way the forum accepts photos from Flickr has changed (although at least the old ones are still there). Does this work?......... OK, looks like it does, try again!
  6. Some great stuff, do like the Laurel (obviously). Bonus crazy paving in the Rekord shot, and an Avantime behind the 404 pickup?
  7. I went into a market town Tesco yesterday and saw a reasonable amount of new-ish stuff. Amongst them they had several Civics and the Austin-Healey, I came away with a Sambar (which turned out to be a duplicate!) and '95 Nissan Hardbody. Also got Hot Wheels Kia Stinger and plain red '89 Mazda Savanna RX-7.
  8. Hmmm. The original bit of ours dates from the early 1800s so it looks like I need a horse and cart. Clutching at straws, the combined age of the various cars I have takes me back to that age, there or thereabouts. The rubbish 1970s flat roof extension at the back is probably about the same age as the Datsun 1200.
  9. I bought a spare one a while back with you in mind. Still here if you're interested.
  10. Blimey, not just a Bluebird, but a Bluebird Turbo! Looks like it was used in at least one other sketch as well. Don't remember watching that series at all.
  11. Six on the road at present, plus one Camry spares car, all as per sig below. Five on the road had been my limit, one for each working day of the week, but when the chap rang me about the LS400 I couldn't resist with what he wanted for it. Extended MoT is due soon on the Sunny, was contemplating not bothering but it'll be easier to get it through now than after sitting over winter.
  12. Very sorry to read this, I knew of Boo through Flickr but didn't realise the sad reason as to why his uploads had stopped.
  13. I was just a bit too young to watch it, my only knowledge of the programme came from seeing the cars in the Dinky catalogue.
  14. Who knew that a connection with Joanna "Up The Gurkhas" Lumley would add so much to the value of a rather basic kit? £199.99 plus postage...... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare-Revell-1-25-The-New-Avengers-Purdeys-Triumph-TR7-Plastic-Model-Kit/133535733661 Save £25 and get Gambit's Jag instead: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare-Revell-1-25-The-New-Avengers-Gambits-Jaguar-XJS-Plastic-Model-Kit/154115316561 Relating back to recent discussions, wonder if they did a version of Steed's XJ? I'd have swapped Steed's and Gambit's Jaguars around. Looks lik
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