Cars Thread!

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  1. Ranjit Bhurpa

    Ranjit Bhurpa Well-Known Member

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    Deffo a weekend motor wrapped up in cotton wool. Certainly look forward to Saturdays growling up to the Ricoh.
     
  2. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    We had all of those in the fleet NW. One of my colleagues who owned a Porsche 928 borrowed a Croma turbo for a business trip and sadly wrapped it up on the M5. Couldn't handle the acceleration lol
     
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    I always wanted a Lotus Europa. They are supposed to be terrible cars but they just look so good.
    I think they look particularly good from the rear.
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    That reminded me of Loadsamoney's motor [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. IrishSkyBlue

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    for me only one classic id love to buy and hopefully some day a shelby cobra love these cars:

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    A lad at work has a lotus Carlton. It's absolutely battered he reverese it into a fence nearly every day when he's parking it.
     
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    Most curious behavior

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    Was going to buy one of these about 20 years ago ( really cheap) until I looked at the log book and it had had 37 previous owners ,considering it was only about 10 years old I thought that was some going...and they were just the ones who bothered to send the log book off
     
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    It probably does 0-60 in sub 6 secs in reverse so fully understandable
     
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    For sheer style, I think the Italians have it. Demonstrated by Raf Vallone as the Mafia don in The Italian Job with sharp suit, graduated shades and Fiat Dino. Perfecto!

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    My old boss had a Lotus Carlton. Gave the warehouse manager the keys and told him to drive it to the garage for a service. The guy jumped in, slammed it in what he thought was reverse and put his foot down to spin it out into the empty car park. Unfortunately, it had a 6 speed box and he put the front end of the car through the wall, and ended up 4 feet from the bosses desk.
    The car later got nicked, and was used in a few jewellery raids. Featured on footage shown on Police 5. (keep 'em peeled)
     
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    goign changing over my license in few weeks search on buy a car here, average litre car here like 2.5 or 3l petrol lol
     
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    lamborghini mura italian job
     
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    I know this is mostly an appreciation thread, however I'm just curious to see if many others here find that hideous fucking Vauxhall Mokka as painful on the eyes as I do?

    These crossover SUVs are terrible to look at, and at least 4 people I know own them and wish they hadn't bothered.
     
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    My Old motor.

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    SI?
     
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    Was a 1.0 popular before we started. They are SI bumpers with Seat Leon front valance plastic welded on.
     
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    How did you get into the back doors? :)
     
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    Remote controlled solenoids. It's how you got into all the doors as the locks were completely removed.
     
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    Ah, boot popper style.

    I do like old Fords! Would love another RS but too expensive for a 2nd car :(
     
  23. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Saw these at a Classic Car Show on the island a couple of weeks ago...........
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    The old Corvette is nice! Wouldn't mind something like that but would need to be minted to have it sat away and then to put fuel in it.
     
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    Nick have you seen the old one on Newdigate Road? When you see them on a drive you realise how big these old US cars really are.
     
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    No haven't seen it. Might keep an eye out next time.

    Have seen a couple of old american pickups and mustang about though, wouldn't fancy trying to park them in a normal parking space!
     
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    I have too many motors. Or so the wife says. Was looking at buying a Triumph Stag a few weeks ago. The wife said no. Had to agree with her for once. At the moment I have a motorhome, the one on my avatar, an MG, Grand Voyager 3.3 V6 and a Honda FRV. The Honda is for my dog. He only sits in the front. If someone gets in the front he sits on them. He is a Welsh Collie but is the same size of an Alsatian. The Honda is a 6 seater with 3 seats in the front.

    Will get a Stag when I can decide which one to sell. But they all get used.
     
  28. IrishSkyBlue

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    I finally bought a car over here, 2003 mitisubishi eclipse rs, always wanted one nice car can knock it off my list
     
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    The red V8 reminds me of the ZZ Top album cover, "Eliminator".
     
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    ....said the vicar...
     
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    Here you are Houch, the owners were staying at the same hotel as us in Shanklin 4 years ago. British Hotchkiss Society holiday. They Tour the Isle of Wight every year apparently. Interesting history of these vehicles.

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    They may have been there OSB. There were loads. Here's a few more..........
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    The thing I liked about those old cars is how when you drove them, you could see the bonnet in front of you.
    In modern cars the bonnets slope down so sharply, you see nothing.
    That last pictured Austin was a lovely little run-about. I love the little lamps on the wings.
     
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    The Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire was one of my favourite cars from the late 50's, early 60's. Made in Coventry too. So elegant.
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  35. IrishSkyBlue

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    saw this the other day pics dont do it justice love it, infinit q60 sport coupe, its basically nissans luxury brand:

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