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On 7/20/2019 at 8:42 PM, EssDeeWon said:

Good spot.  Never seen an R reg mk3 before, even P was quite rare but not unheard of. 

There were some badged as Fiesta Classic on a P reg, could the R reg one be one of the last Fiesta Classics? 

 

Edit: according to DVLA it was made in 1997 so looks like it is, though I didn't know they did a diesel Fiesta Classic. Also untaxed since April and not insured currently either. 

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Ex Mrs had a fiesta in that shape on a p plate. Even more odd was hers was a sport model with the massive bumpers in metallic green. 1.6 but had 5 doors and no electrics at all bar Pas. Most sports were 3 door and all the 1.6 I've seen over the years had leccy windows and central locking. Never seen an R plate at all. I did have a N reg sad face model which I believe was early for that too. 

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Do you mean the Si model bub?  With the bucket seats and spots in the front bumper?  (Mondeo GLX wheel trims too unless you opted for the alloys) most of those were M and N plates, not seen a P reg Si before.  There was a 3 and 5 door option and usually in mallard green. 

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1 hour ago, EssDeeWon said:

Do you mean the Si model bub?  With the bucket seats and spots in the front bumper?  (Mondeo GLX wheel trims too unless you opted for the alloys) most of those were M and N plates, not seen a P reg Si before.  There was a 3 and 5 door option and usually in mallard green. 

That's the bugger. Was replaced with a 2.0 sport astra! Yes hers was quite odd as usually the 1.6 was fully specced with alloys etc and the 1.4 was lower spec. Hers had steels on it too. The massive winged seats were a complete arse for unlocking the back doors with no central locking! Was quite nippy too. Weighed naff all with the 1.6 in it but them zetec lumps weren't the most refined. 

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1 hour ago, bub2006 said:

That's the bugger. Was replaced with a 2.0 sport astra! Yes hers was quite odd as usually the 1.6 was fully specced with alloys etc and the 1.4 was lower spec. Hers had steels on it too. The massive winged seats were a complete arse for unlocking the back doors with no central locking! Was quite nippy too. Weighed naff all with the 1.6 in it but them zetec lumps weren't the most refined. 

Someone I used to work with used to have a green 5dr M reg Si in about 2005/6. No idea whether it was the 1.4 or 1.6 though

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4 hours ago, bub2006 said:

That's the bugger. Was replaced with a 2.0 sport astra! Yes hers was quite odd as usually the 1.6 was fully specced with alloys etc and the 1.4 was lower spec. Hers had steels on it too. The massive winged seats were a complete arse for unlocking the back doors with no central locking! Was quite nippy too. Weighed naff all with the 1.6 in it but them zetec lumps weren't the most refined. 

Alloys were optional on the 1.6 and 1.4 (3 and 5 door models) also the 1.6 got the full on bucket style winged seats and the 1.4 didn't, that's how to tell them apart. IIRC

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47 minutes ago, sierraman said:

That’s a South African built 318is. They used to rot like fuck compared to the German ones. 

when i was in security the was one of these, we watched it rot away then it dissappeared and we assumed it was scrapped, then it reappeared all welded and painted... must of cost more than value of the car

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The MoT tester who dealt with my CX yesterday told me about his earlier life working for Perry's Ford when they had a dealership in Whetstone. A Mk.2 Escort was brought in, requiring some attention, and the plate it carried was a 1984 "B"-prefix. There was some head-scratching about this as the Mk.3s had been launched in 1980/81.

Story was that this 1.3L 4-door saloon had sat in a corner of the compound at Perry's, unwanted and unregistered for five years after it was built. When the car's owner, who worked for Perry's, found out and asked if he could buy it and register it even at this late stage, apparently it wasn't a problem!

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