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33 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Been after one of these for ages, like the condition, you can see it’s been enjoyed but cared for. But sadly missing the pipes. Easily remedied though with some 15mm copper pipe left over. 

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Finally managed to get mine complete after finding the trailer at the boot sale. Need a couple of tyres and of course the pipes 

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1 hour ago, bunglebus said:

Finally managed to get mine complete after finding the trailer at the boot sale. Need a couple of tyres and of course the pipes 

It wasn’t that dear to be fair, the older type seem to go for more than thelater purple jobs. Think off hand it was £2.50 plus postage

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2 hours ago, sierraman said:

Been after one of these for ages, like the condition, you can see it’s been enjoyed but cared for. But sadly missing the pipes. Easily remedied though with some 15mm copper pipe left over. 

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That was always one of my favourite castings tbh. I preferred it in the Esso wrecker guise, but the tipper and also this yellow pipe truck were all great. Much prefer the pre-Superfast wheels as well.

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Some Matchbox British tin.

Trojan van.

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Wolseley 1500. This was dug out of storage in the 1980's because I  had a white one myself. This model was painted in the touch-up paint I had for the real one. It was then sitting on the dash.

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A Morris Minor.

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Karrier Bantam.

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I’m so fecking happy this shop was open today. I walked past one evening last week and spotted this dodge van super king in the window. I immediately remembered having the van at school in the 90s on a “bring a toy to school” day. It got dropped and the front suspension broke. Said shop was open today, so I did a blues brothers style 180 parking manoeuvre outside the shop and shot in (slight exaggeration). £14 was exchanged and I left a happy man. Didn’t even know it came with a Porsche on a trailer until the other day. It’s near mint, one mirror and one wheel centre on the roof wheel missing. It’s awesome!!!

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2 hours ago, sutty2006 said:

 

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I had the van, bought with a huge box of similar era cars off someone I worked with years ago. I have the trailer and the Porsche but the van was in the loft when I split from my ex wife. Sad emoji.

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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Give Mattel their due, the Capri is a really good casting, accurate and almost free of defects. Interior is damn good too

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is it just me, or do the rear lights look like narrow pre-facelift despite it having the facelift's twin headlights?

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Good shout on the rogue rear lights on the Capri. The original MB Capri was an prefacelift one with the Allegro headlights and small rear tail lights.

It's still a really nice model. I haven't opened it yet but I think I will now!

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8 hours ago, Justwatching said:

1986 Ford Taurus in OCP Detroit Police livery from RoboCop.

It's a Greenlight, so smudges inside the windows, but otherwise very well executed.

I used to have an OCP Taurus when I was a kid. It came with a RoboCop figure. Nostalgia! 

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That looks quite nice.  It should stand up neatly to conversion to  Mercury Sable spec and a coat of white paint...

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Spot On MG PB. I had a number of Spot Ons. Including a milk float, Sunbeam Alpine, Ford Zephyr and bubble car.  I recall a I had an old shop which could have also been Spot made. All of these have disappeared. The range were my favourites. The detail and eh weight of each model was better than those offered by the other two manufactures of the day. They were more expensive so I was not gifted so  many.

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They will let anyone one into the club.😁

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Got to both the normal and late start boot sales today. Resisted the temptation of this Puch

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Some ancient tyres

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And anything this guy was selling, interesting though some of it was

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Settle down with a nice cuppa while I show you all the cars I bought

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Um yeah that's it. Not sure if it was the forecast rain or whether everyone got pissed in the sun yesterday and couldn't be bothered, but both sites were underpopulated with slim pickings. 

At least it was all cheap, newer boxed tumble buggy was £1 and the others 10-50p

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18 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

Got to both the normal and late start boot sales today. Resisted the temptation of this Puch

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Some ancient tyres

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And anything this guy was selling, interesting though some of it was

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Settle down with a nice cuppa while I show you all the cars I bought

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Um yeah that's it. Not sure if it was the forecast rain or whether everyone got pissed in the sun yesterday and couldn't be bothered, but both sites were underpopulated with slim pickings. 

At least it was all cheap, newer boxed tumble buggy was £1 and the others 10-50p

The Mercury is the post 83 issue I think?

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8 minutes ago, sierraman said:

The Mercury is the post 83 issue I think?

I don't know anything about them but would guess repops. He had some good condition Corgi etc both Junior and full size but £1.50 upwards for Juniors and £5 plus on the bigger ones. No rarities

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13 hours ago, sheffcortinacentre said:

Twin lights were avl on late prefacelift 3000E

 

Every days a school day , I must admit I assumed they’d based it on a US Spec Mercury, but even that doesn’t explain the lumps between the lights and numberplate.

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34 minutes ago, NorfolkNWeigh said:

Every days a school day , I must admit I assumed they’d based it on a US Spec Mercury, but even that doesn’t explain the lumps between the lights and numberplate.

RS2600 and a few others seem to have had those no. plate lights

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Did a MK1 ever come with a steel sunroof though?

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