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Post by RobbyD » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:16 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98578300@N08/9227176254/

not the sprayoff from the radiator, it was pretty bad, hot water on jot day dried fast though, mid 2000's 1.7i
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Post by RobbyD » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:20 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98578300@N ... /lightbox/

friend saw this a couple weeks ago and snapped a pic for me, yes those are all feraris
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Post by Zelandeth » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:55 pm

...Never knew there was an estate version of that!

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Post by Zelandeth » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:47 pm

£650 ain't bad for that if it's as tidy as it looks. Still do reckon the Panda 1000 Fire was the one to have though. Still miss my father's one.
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Post by GvidoR » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:17 pm

I saw a Camaro, a classic 911 and 3 weird vintage cars in the last 3 days. Too bad I don't have any pics, but it seems like as soon as the weather got better, the cars were allowed to leave their garage for a day or two. :)
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Post by happiness stan » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:01 pm

Well, I've been out in the Nash with my dad on very rainy days indeed and you get fecking wet its like sitting in a bath with all your clothes on, with the aeroscreens up you get blinded, goggles get all steamed up then fill up with water and the bonnets aren't very waterproof. The sparkplugs stick out from the head and the leads have a little copper ring at the end which drops over the plug, so with the rain dripping through you can play count the misfire as you go. Sunny days are much less stressful.
Plus his insurance is quite prohibitive, so you have to plan your outings.
I agree with the alternative universe idea though, a classic car down my high street is a Clio!

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Post by Zelandeth » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:24 pm

Oh, that's a lovely Merc! That and Volvos of the same era are cars I'm really sad that I haven't had the chance to own (yet).

I know that open top cars etc have zero practicality points, and make for miserable life on wet days. Does that stop me wanting one of the new Morgan 3-Wheelers? Nope...not a bit.
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Post by GvidoR » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:44 pm

Those windscreen wipers are the only good thing about that car. :D
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Post by happiness stan » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:19 pm

GvidoR wrote:Those windscreen wipers are the only good thing about that car. :D
Suicide doors as well though...

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Post by excossack » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:55 pm

Does this count? Datsun 120A
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Post by excossack » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:02 pm

That's a mates spares car or oh whoops wheres that bolt for one he has just rebuilt and got MOT'd today (ok failed on a tyre bit of welding and head light bad earth) His is a T reg (1979?)
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Post by excossack » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:13 pm

You don't see many (any) on the roads these days. All rusted away I guess.
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Post by GvidoR » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:24 pm

Found this on the interwebs. Apparently taken in 2008... and in Ireland.

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Post by Zelandeth » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Red E plate Metro City X spotted just outside Inverurie today. Looked mint from the quick glance I got.

Can't remember the last time I saw one - probably when I sold my yellow HLE to be honest!
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Post by excossack » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:44 pm

Last time a saw an non rusting Metro was Isle of Arran and that was in excellent nick. Followed by an old Astra GTE !
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