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  1. I love the look of these MTs, there’s a 500 and a 350 version and I think it’s only the 350 that has a disc brake up front. A friend of mine rode a few when he was in the army and apparently they were a bit crap on the handling front. So bad in fact that when one got run over by a tank it didn’t handle any worse😀
  2. Reliant with too many wheels, this is the one with the XR2 engine rather than the Nissan turbo https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Scimitar-SS1-1600-cvh-/274986889093?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  3. Audi coupe. Smallest engine and not a quattro, but probably why it’s affordable https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1995-Audi-Coupe-2-0E-8V-3dr-HATCHBACK-Petrol-Manual-/224613470152?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  4. Cheap for a turbo brick, 5 speed manual instead of the 4 speed with overdrive https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-SE-Turbo-estate-/304183916789?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  5. Have we had this White Hen 4x4 yet? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lancia-Y10-4WD-4x4-RARE-/265356987230?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  6. I really like the look of these, for some reason they remind me of a rally car from the back, maybe because the silencer runs right across the car? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1999-Mitsubishi-Colt-1-3-GLX-3dr-HATCHBACK-Petrol-Manual-/124957225455?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  7. Relive those PS2 games of Gran Turismo, but with more lacquer peel https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1995-Mitsubishi-FTO-GPX-2-0-V6-Mivec-Manual-/133903991776?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  8. Wow, an Escort Mexico for 1500 quid! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Ford-Escort-Mexico-Limited-Edition-1995-37K-GENUINE-MILES-/124941558253?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Oh shit🙁
  9. These are quite sharp looking, I wonder if they’re any good https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Cougar-2-5i-24v-X-2000-/304137527938?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  10. It’s an odd choice for “this is my best side” but you’re owning it 😀
  11. Definitely not a Tatra
  12. Agree with the stuff before. I’ve found that the Japanese bikes are similarly reliable but the characters of bikes can be very different. I had a Honda Hornet 600 as my first bike after direct access and it was a hoot but the small fuel tank range didn’t fit with my commute. Some giant trail bikes were easy to ride and suited my character more than out and out sports bikes, but they can all get a hustle on if you’re even moderately skilled. Modern tyres are better than most people’s bravery. I dearly loved my ZZR1100 because it was so easy to ride; basically on the roads you’re only using 30% of its capacity so you could loaf along with very little effort. However if you need to somewhere quickly it was faster than anything except a helicopter. It always felt like a big, friendly bike and it would look after you. I also had a Honda VFR750 which everyone says was a sensible speedy bike but I found it soulless. 500cc bikes are fast enough to be stupid on and are cheaper to run. I can’t remember what bikes my instructor used but it was an aircooled twin 500 and this thing was dropped at least twice a day, had the clutch slipped all the time and was generally ridden by idiots. Yet the only tools the instructor carried to keep a fleet of three running was a spanner to tighten the mirror when it got dropped again.
  13. If an old FX4 got stolen from outside your house, you could probably stroll to the end of the street and apprehend the thief in time👍
  14. Genuine LeMans Lagonda 4 1/2 litre. £650 seems pricey… Compared to the 1930 Bentley 4 1/2 for £295. I think they’re about 2 million quid now😳
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