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52 minutes ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

 

For reasons I do not understand, 1950s Opel cars are not worth that much. So this one has appeared for sale not far from me and is tempting but i have never driven a car from the 1950s and they are probably awful to drive? And not something one wants to own/use?

1956 Opel Rekord in good condition except that the brakes do not work.

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https://www.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=223834561

I would very happily buy that if I had the money.  Driving a car from the 50s isn't difficult, you just have to allow for much longer journey times and stopping distances.

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I sold two cars yesterday to regain some sanity and money. Which is why, 18 hours later, I'm already sharking around clapped out old Toyotas like a crack head on giro day.

 

Image 1 - TOYOTA PICNIC/PREVIA PETROL 7 SEATER PEOPLE CARRIER MANUAL NEEDS WORK FOR M.O.T.

These make good money - a quick tickle of the undercarriage and you're quids in with a reliable motor that will outlive denim.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403012001204?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m43.l3160&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=83b93796a0cc4c73b5b3e5c518bacfcc&bu=43182933369&ut=RU&osub=-1~1&crd=20210723041635&segname=11021&sojTags=ch%3Dch%2Cbu%3Dbu%2Cut%3Dut%2Cosub%3Dosub%2Ccrd%3Dcrd%2Csegname%3Dsegname%2Cchnl%3Dmkcid

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Now this is a making me rather giddy. The only thing id change (am putting aside of course any and every chance of massive fuckery getting it to reliable* daily status) is add roof rack for my ladders and shit and press it into service as new work van.  At a saving*  of 62.50 (ulez) it’s hard to ignore. Though mostly just overcome with its patina 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm?itemId=144118179492&du=1

 

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4 hours ago, Rustybullethole said:

Now this is a making me rather giddy. The only thing id change (am putting aside of course any and every chance of massive fuckery getting it to reliable* daily status) is add roof rack for my ladders and shit and press it into service as new work van.  At a saving*  of 62.50 (ulez) it’s hard to ignore. Though mostly just overcome with its patina 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm?itemId=144118179492&du=1

 

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I think that's lovely.  I'd be all over it if I had money!

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7 hours ago, TheOtherStu said:

I absolutely love old Jap shite. 

As a child of the 70s, I thought that the Japanese were way behind the cars that were more generic like the Fords, big old Volvos, BLs and so on. As I've got older, my view has completely changed and I think they were under-rated. 

Why do you think the European and US car industries hit a brick wall in the 70? 

Rampant complacency. Underdeveloped, under equipped, under whelming, when compared to Japanese offerings. 

I mean obviously they started small in the moped market before destroying the motorcycle industry, and then moving onto cars. And politically giving them quotas was good for them, because they didn't need to compete on price to get the volume, so could focus on features and quality. 

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2 hours ago, willswitchengage said:

That Justy has given me a semi.

My old boss had one in the 90s and I thought it was the ultimate small car. Oh man. Where can I hide this from the missus...?

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11 hours ago, TheOtherStu said:

I got super excited - thinking that it really was a Prince Skyline. As you say, it seems to be a bastardisation made for the export market.

For those that don't know, originally the "Skyline" wasn't actually a Nissan thing at all, it was a company called Prince. They made a crappy model in the 1950s but in 1964, someone decided to lengthen it and throw their 2 litre engine in and start racing them.

I think both these statements are a little reductive, no?

Firstly, it IS a Prince Skyline, not a 'bastardisation'. As far as I know, the export cars where no different to the home-market cars. They were sold in Norway, probaly other Scandinavian countries and probably the Netherlands, and possibly built as CKD kits in Belgium too. As you say, the two-litre cars were alwasy rare and I doubt any were exported, so any European survivor is going to be a cooking 1500cc version - but just the same as the ones sold in Japan and other parts of Asia.

Also, saying Prince made a 'crappy model in the 1950s' is a bit harsh. The company had been building cars and heavy & light commercials since the end of WW2 at least. The 1950s models were a significant cut above what most Japanese makers were churning out at the time - certainly better than anything Nissan could come up with. Prince launched the Skyline, the Gloria and the Homy van, and was developing a small fwd city car which became the world-beating 100A Cherry when it was subsumed into Nissan in the late 1960s. Not to be sniffed at, eh?

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Do not paint.

Image 11 - Consul Capri

Image 111 - Consul Capri

Well maybe a bit of paint and perhaps a washing machine side with some Isopon Bridger.

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Number plate valued any 3k - NOT INCLUDED IN SALE. 

I wonder if the seller knows you need an MOT to plate rape?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174854185038?hash=item28b61f204e:g:FK4AAOSwVWtg-tIH

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Daihatsu Materia, £1295 in London

Let's run through some things that make for an appealing ad

1. Make sure you've removed the salvage auction markings from the screen
2. Include the whole car in the photo
3. Take the photos in an attractive area, ideally where the nearby properties have glass in the windows
4. Make sure the interior is clean and tidy, with no dubious stains on the seats

OK, never mind then.

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4 hours ago, Soundwave said:


I seem to remember that used to be on here, didn't it?

Yes. Went through a few hands glad to see it has a bid lovely little thing not for the feint hearted. Very nearly bought it though did a reality check on the skill/time and ducked out.

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Want something speedy yet looks dull?  This Corolla makes 140bhp at 6200 rpm, but keep going to almost 8000 revs and it makes 190😳

The engine was also used in the Elise so it’s basically a 4 seater Lotus👍
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Toyota-Corolla-1-8-T-Sport-VVTLi-Recent-Clutch-Tyres-Starter-Battery-/174846442878?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

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5 minutes ago, garethj said:

Want something speedy yet looks dull?  This Corolla makes 140bhp at 6200 rpm, but keep going to almost 8000 revs and it makes 190😳

The engine was also used in the Elise so it’s basically a 4 seater Lotus👍
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Toyota-Corolla-1-8-T-Sport-VVTLi-Recent-Clutch-Tyres-Starter-Battery-/174846442878?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

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Cheap. Should shine up with a valet. I'd like one, probably more practical than a Celica and probably less prone to rot. 

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