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Now this is the business! Not an original colour I take it? Who cares! 8)
I think that is an original colour, 'Daytona yellow' :wink:
I guess you must be right. I've heard of Daytona yellow (I've got a model Consul in it from Vanguards & a MkII Escort in it from Trofeu) but thought it was more lemony whereas that looks positively bananaish!

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Now I'd love to go for my 'last ride' in the back of that 6/110 (though not just yet admittedly)The mk2 Tina looks as though it may end as an Historic Saloon Stock Car.Top spottings anyway as ever Daniel.

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Those unsilenced headers must sound fantastic, but surely can't be legal?! :shock:

That car was at this year's Croxley Green show. It's not as loud as you would think - istr that the chrome ends provided some sort of silencing effect.

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Good stuff! Not sure I like the Rat Rod look- that's a '29 Model A on '32 rails, I think. Those unsilenced headers must sound fantastic, but surely can't be legal?! :shock:

I thought it looked more of a '32 body with a severe chop and the grill is a '32great pics by the way 8)

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Not 100% sure I have to admit- grille is '32 as you say, but the Model A windscreen is a different shape to the Model B, as are the rear side windows- that looks like a chopped model A shell to me.

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Now this is very cool - this epitomises what led me to desire a MkI Escort as my first car when I was a kid in the days when there were still plenty around & wanting one was not jumping on any bandwagon & they weren't hugely desirable. Needless to say 12 or 13 years later none of that was true any longer. :roll:

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That Mk1 is nice, Reg. I regret not having a (decent) one when they were still reasonably priced. Turning down a Mk1 Mexico (real!) with a 2.1 and all the trimmings for £1500 in 1996 or 7 is one of my biggest regrets. I'd need to remortgage the house now to get something similar.The MK1 I did have was a lovely car to drive & to look at. But by christ was it a rotter underneath. Would have cost billions to put right as my skillz are NIL for that level of work. Still, it will live again I hope. Although I'm not keen on the suicide doors it sports nowadays. :wink::shock:

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^^^ seconded.Interesting result on DVLA:The vehicle details for FNJ 820L are: Date of Liability 06 08 2007 Date of First Registration 17 08 1972 Year of Manufacture Not Available Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1798CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour GREEN Declared scrapped on 6th Aug maybe??

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Marinas are an interesting example of a car being supposedly very rare (700 left in the country etc, unfortunately 699 now) yet are worth precisely [email protected]@k all.Similarly unloved cars in the 90s, such as Cortina 4/5s, Vivas, Avengers, Chevettes, Hunters, all have their following now, yet not Marinas - are they that bad to drive??

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