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I remember being given a lift in a nearly new 55 in the late 80s and even as a 10 year old thinking 'WTF is this?' as everything inside was either painted metal, hard plastic or stinky rubber. 4 speed, non-adjusting seats, no radio, keep-fit windaes and no HRW. Proper bASe. It was spoiled by having one of those shit pop-up sunroofs, presumably fitted by the dealer.

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3 hours ago, chancer said:

..sorry for the bad pic quality

You should apologise for the "No Fear" sticker! :-)

 

My mates mum had a brand new 45a, most notable for the first fill up with petrol which all ended up on the forecourt as the filler neck wasn't connected. Good work on the PDI there.

Pastel blue with grey interior.

She kept it about 15 years and covered 8000 miles.

I'd have bought it if I'd known it was up for grabs.

One of her other sons had a second hand 65 with a silly body kit in colour coded red and caramac interior.

I assume they would have been reasonably quick even if only in comparison with a 45.

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7 hours ago, bramz7 said:

Fiat took over the factory as far as I know. 

They did - there were plans to build the 500 there (but this went to the old FSO factory in Poland ) instead they made Uno's. And not for the first time, there was a Zastava (Yugo) Uno in the 90's.

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27 minutes ago, martc said:

They did - there were plans to build the 500 there (but this went to the old FSO factory in Poland ) instead they made Uno's. And not for the first time, there was a Zastava (Yugo) Uno in the 90's.

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Never knew Yugo made Unos. How many were made? 

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1 hour ago, Craig the Princess said:

Excellent, I've a lot of time for these. If you want a free copy of Jason Vuic's Rise and fall of the worst car in history book DM me your address.

Ooooh yes please!!  

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10 hours ago, Eyersey1234 said:

Never knew Yugo made Unos. How many were made? 

According to this site

https://autorepublika.com/2018/03/22/zanimljivost-dana-yugo-uno/ 

2620 Yugo Uno 45R's were built between 1988 and 1994.

Edit - forgot to mention that between 2008 and 2013 Zastava built approx 41,000 'FIAT' Uno's.

Edited by martc
More Uno chat

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I've said before about our various Russian block motors - back in the day - and amongst them were of course, several Yugos. 45. 55. 511 and the bigger one, whaterer it was called. Also had a Sana. If you accept them for what they are/were, they are great cars, as are old Skodas (130/5 was awesome for the money though few believed it, sad bastards) and we even had one of the early UK 45s that the passenger could apply the brakes by pressing on the bulkhead with their feet.

 

As punishment for destroying the interior of a new MK3 Granada (with horse stuff and a dead battery from her horsey friends motor on the back seat, which fell over, leaked and rotted the material) I gave my 1st wife a Yugo 45 as a smoker. It was new and she hated it. But only for the badge... After a few weeks she refused to give it back as she had grown to love it. Had the same with s Skoda coupe a while later.

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3 minutes ago, brownnova said:

Maybe once I’ve done this one I’ll rock up in it to try and persuade him to part with the Sana... 

I'll happily meet you locally and take you there.

 

IIRC from my last post on this the owner is a bit eccentric (not Richard) and hung on to it because it is his late father's last car.

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1 minute ago, brownnova said:

That’d be awesome! Cheers! 

I can imagine the prospect of you (AS staff) and myself (The Dark Wob staff) working together to SAVE THE SANA will result in several of our respective members reaching for the beta blockers before writing a stern letter to The Times to voice their concerns.

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11 minutes ago, warren t claim said:

I can imagine the prospect of you (AS staff) and myself (The Dark Wob staff) working together to SAVE THE SANA will result in several of our respective members reaching for the beta blockers before writing a stern letter to The Times to voice their concerns.

Maybe we’re not as far apart as some might like to have us think.... 🤔🤔

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The company I first started working as a bailiff at back in 1991 had a burgundy Yugo van that was bought for the specific purpose of uplifting huge CRT TVs for a company we had a contract with. Anyone who drove the Yugo was allocated that job as a punishment for fucking up elsewhere. Needless to say I had the pleasure of driving it after taking out two offside tyres on my Mk4 Escort Combi van here on Moss Lane, Litherland on the chicane traffic calming islands that used to be here. In all fairness the Yugo went like hell and would run up to stupid speeds on it's doubtlessly optimistic speedo. Only the thought of getting crushed from behind by a 26" CRT slowed me down. It's a pity Yugo didn't fit a bulkhead!

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There really ought to be a communal AS A-Frame that could be posted/shitely’d around as required. 
Alf892 blagged one for me to move my (sans brakes) Mini with and it was a god send.
Great idea..

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3 hours ago, BorniteIdentity said:

There really ought to be a communal AS A-Frame that could be posted/shitely’d around as required. 

Alf892 blagged one for me to move my (sans brakes) Mini with and it was a god send.

I did look at buying one... but don’t think I can afford it this month sadly. 

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On 9/11/2019 at 9:58 PM, warren t claim said:

.....IIRC from my last post on this the owner is a bit eccentric (not Richard) and hung on to it because it is his late father's last car.

The sentimental link suggests the fella will never part with it; he'll just let it slowly decompose....

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14 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

The sentimental link suggests the fella will never part with it; he'll just let it slowly decompose....

Which means it'll sadly be swept away when he dies.

 

Still worth a try though?

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