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Everything posted by garethj

  1. Slightly fucked but still endearing Honda https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/314480296180?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=gcgaatrotew&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  2. 2CV from the film Red 2. Wonder if it’s got the BMW motorbike engine in it? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256016392203?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=fZNdIsU-Sj-&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  3. I knew someone who was the same👍
  4. garethj

    Rozzer Shite

    I found these on Facebook today, who doesn’t love an old road test👍
  5. 16 valve, hiding its light under a bushel https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202301263616789
  6. Bubble 214 in sporty 3 door flavour with moderate grot https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202303135206821
  7. Moo, wind and tree for 1500 sovs. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202301273674479
  8. Mingebag 940 with cloth, manual and diesel https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202302274698567
  9. Range Rover, you’ll never sleep soundly again👎 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202303095073137
  10. Proton, you’d never sleep alone again 👍 https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202301213484763
  11. Hell yeah! This is what I wrote when I created a model kit Ferrari 275? Jaguar E Type? Cox Cheetah? Kellison J6?? No, it’s an Intermeccanica Apollo, the bodyshells were styled and built in Italy then shipped to California to be fitted with the Buick V8 engine, the one that was to become the Rover V8 a few years later. The company founders reasoned that while the looks of a Ferrari were very desirable, the fact that a set of carburettors cost more than an entire American V8 engine was uncomfortable for some owners. Wouldn’t it be great, they said, if you could get European GT looks and still get it serviced at your local garage for Buick prices? And there was the question of reliability too; European sports cars of the time weren’t at their best in the traffic of the West Coast, American cars were made for this kind of punishment. Milt Brown, Ron Plescia, and Ned Davis must have been giddy with excitement at this idea, it couldn’t possibly go wrong! They approached Carrozzeria Intermeccanica in Italy with some sketches of a car that looked like a Ferrari but with E Type proportions, underneath they planned to use the 1961 Buick Special with its sophisticated four link trailing arm suspension which used coil springs instead of the more common leaf springs. Reports of the time compared it favourably with the Corvette and even the much more expensive Aston Martin DB4 and Ferrari. Sales were steady at 2 cars a month, but the demon of small companies everywhere – cash flow and lack of investors – was soon causing trouble. Production lurched to a new owner in Texas which soon failed and went back to California to a different owner. Sadly the whole operation folded after just 88 cars were made. In 1967 Disney Studios had contracted Max Balchowsky about preparing two Apollo GTs for their forthcoming film “The Love Bug”, he worked with Carey Loftin (as they worked on the Mustang and Charger for Bullitt) to get the cars ready for filming. Balchowsky made several modifications to strengthen the car for its high speed work. You know the final stunt in Bullitt where the Charger crashes and explodes? That was done with Carey Loftin’s “tow and release” system where he drove the Mustang towing the Charger then released the cable letting the driverless Charger crash. Exactly the same system was used with the Apollo releasing the VW here
  12. No, it’s all their own work
  13. Do you want to have a moustache, a horrible sneer and be terrified of white Volkswagens? This could be your lucky day, build your own Thorndyke Special https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/952519069247191/
  14. Restoring a Jensen Interceptor is not a straightforward proposition. Get around the can I / can’t I worry by diving straight in to this FF version 👍 https://www.facebook.com/groups/250646578391491/permalink/5707054882750606/?sale_post_id=5707054882750606
  15. You know the Christmas present you dreamed of in 1983, how would you like to sit in it? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/224604633397855/?mibextid=dXMIcH
  16. Subscribed, you’ll be a YouTube influencer by Thursday 👍
  17. Stick 2 fingers up to Tesla drivers with this electric 106 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256007132257?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=YHXgSUGuRrW&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  18. Lightly crashed MGF with hardtop https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275707447945?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=PcNdjsgpSBW&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  19. Mildly pogweaseled 480 with smaller than average list of faults. I’m a sucker for popup headlights though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/394499234975?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=robn4ajyqne&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  20. Part of the ‘shiter’s skill is seeking out value for money. Everyone knows a Fiesta is a good little car and a Focus is a good family car so everyone types that into their searches. Demand is high, price is high for what you get. Something less well known is where the value is, cast your net wider and be more open to a good example of something lower profile, rather than what the motoring press said was good 15 years ago but is now fucked.
  21. That shows my level of ignorance, I thought there was only phase 1 and 2 cars!
  22. I have a soft spot for these, 3 door for maximum sportiness 👍 https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/573161281535352/
  23. Merc diesel. I think I remember these from Top Trumps in the early ‘80s, if your opponent picked 0-60, you were fucked. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255991929152?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=x_UeUIgKQcW&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  24. Cool, an Austin 7 that’s in my price range! Oh 🙁 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325547183635?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=bHyvxrM6SJy&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=y9xs1hiVQ9O&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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