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23 minutes ago, Dirk Diggler said:

1987 Cortina Mk5 - FOAD's looked a prince of a thing compared to this rotter; but is it for eBay that or late registration madness? 

That needs respraying in bathtub blue, and a numberplate reading "CI 15", for that whole Father Ted vibe. Seller seems to be in Clare, so that's even more serendipitous. 

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6 hours ago, MKT said:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2732518790359454/

Onyx Firefly, 5k seems a bit steep as I'm not sure there's much of a market for one of these... Since it's listed as a Fiat Uno I'd guess that's what it's based off?

May be an image of car

I guess things like those will find their own price but £5000 seems like about £3000 too much to me, it's not even an 'iconic' kit car.

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37 minutes ago, Dirk Diggler said:

1987 Cortina Mk5 - FOAD's looked a prince of a thing compared to this rotter; but is it for eBay that or late registration madness? 

https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/ford-cortina/27490971

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This was owned by the same gent I bought my Strada and Senator from, last year. 

The story goes that it was driven on trade plates for six years - back when one could get away with such carry on of course - and registered when the new plate system was introduced. 

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41 minutes ago, eddyramrod said:

@The VicarWould you be able to keep an eye on that auction please?  There's no way I can afford this but it would be nice to know what it goes for...

I'll have my eye on this little 1300 as it goes through, so will certainly do the same for the Bedford.

https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/austin-1300/27475865?campaign=6

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4 hours ago, SteersWithThrottle said:

Maybe so, only one I've driven is a 69 plate Merc E class with the 7 speed box. Didn't like it, didn't see the point, as my left leg works perfectly well, and my brain can choose the correct gear at least as well, and probably change more smoothly if not as fast.

Automatic handbrakes are the spawn of the devil also, it's the one thing I hate about my Insignia, and will likely lead to me selling it earlier than I otherwise might have.

Again, the reason we bought my wife a mk6 Astra was that it was one of the few cars we could afford WITH an electric hand brake.  She had some issues* with her arm and shoulder, which caused her excessive pain when using the hand brake and changing gear, such that she could no longer drive.

* Calcific growth on the shoulder joint causing the nerves and muscles to be inflamed- sorted now..

I'm fine with the electric hand brake and hill hold, hill start function. 

 

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50 minutes ago, New POD said:

Again, the reason we bought my wife a mk6 Astra was that it was one of the few cars we could afford WITH an electric hand brake.  She had some issues* with her arm and shoulder, which caused her excessive pain when using the hand brake and changing gear, such that she could no longer drive.

* Calcific growth on the shoulder joint causing the nerves and muscles to be inflamed- sorted now..

I'm fine with the electric hand brake and hill hold, hill start function. 

 

You've a legitimate use case there, can't argue with that.

Nevertheless, it's one more thing to go wrong, and it just so slow to use I find it frustrating. Yes, I know I can just set off and it releases automatically, but I prefer to release it myself, to minimise wear and tear on the clutch and brake mechanisms and friction parts.

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1 hour ago, The Vicar said:

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1317632

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....How wonderful is this? 

I once saw the saloon version of this at a Stony Stratford New Year show - and the 2-stroke clouds of blue exhaust it was putting out were very impressive. It's the sort of car that should regularly run past the Green Party's head office.....

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Visibility out of the above would be somewhat akin to driving round sat in a Converse baseball boot staring through the lace eyelets!

 

 

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