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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #320 on: June 28, 2021, 10:08:15 pm »
my dads car from when I was around 5/6. Always remember the seats where red hot if it was left in the sun.
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #321 on: June 28, 2021, 10:12:58 pm »
my dads car from when I was around 5/6. Always remember the seats where red hot if it was left in the sun.


I love the Mk3 GXL, those 4 headlights :thumbup
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #322 on: June 29, 2021, 11:38:34 am »
The Mk3 to my mind is the best looking Cortina.

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #323 on: July 1, 2021, 10:47:00 pm »
I've been looking for a decent Rover SD1 Vitesse to buy and fix up, unfortunately I can't find one that isn't tons of money or rusted to bits if it's affordable

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #324 on: July 2, 2021, 02:33:55 am »
All these old Fords now being classics, funny old world we live in.
Had one of these when I was in my 20's, Granada Ghia Coupe 3.0 Essex motor, sold it for 150 quid, probably worth a lot more now ::)


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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #325 on: July 2, 2021, 06:50:08 am »
All these old Fords now being classics, funny old world we live in.
Had one of these when I was in my 20's, Granada Ghia Coupe 3.0 Essex motor, sold it for 150 quid, probably worth a lot more now ::)



Between £10-12k now. The 4 door Ghia's are around £16-17k
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #326 on: July 2, 2021, 08:02:47 am »
my dads car from when I was around 5/6. Always remember the seats where red hot if it was left in the sun.

I remember those sunny days:)

That's a boss car, as Rob says the twin headlights always made it - like on any car back then.

And at the time the colour would have been trendy also.

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #327 on: July 2, 2021, 08:54:53 am »
I remember those sunny days:)

That's a boss car, as Rob says the twin headlights always made it - like on any car back then.

And at the time the colour would have been trendy also.

That is a really nice colour. A neighbour of mine had one in this gorgeous orange colour, lovely car.

I remember getting into my Dads MK2 Escort wearing shorts and almost getting 3rd degree burns off the vinyl ;D
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #328 on: July 2, 2021, 10:08:08 pm »
All these old Fords now being classics, funny old world we live in.
Had one of these when I was in my 20's, Granada Ghia Coupe 3.0 Essex motor, sold it for 150 quid, probably worth a lot more now ::)



The Mk1 Granada/Consul is a rare beast these days. I will forever associate them with The Sweeney.
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #329 on: July 30, 2021, 09:07:41 pm »
Local car park yesterday, my eldest asks "what's that car Dad?". My Dad, or one of his mates I knew, was likely involved in the build as they worked at Triumph in Speke.

Not  sure of what engine is in it, as the TR7 didn't come with a V6 as per the badge and twin pipes and the TR8 used a Rover 3.5L V8 and most of these were for the US market





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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #331 on: August 26, 2022, 01:51:04 pm »
My mate was doing up a TR7 at his house in Leicester back in 92/93.  He moved and left it "rusting".  Said it wasn't worth the hassle.

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #332 on: August 26, 2022, 03:11:12 pm »
My mate was doing up a TR7 at his house in Leicester back in 92/93.  He moved and left it "rusting".  Said it wasn't worth the hassle.
wtf, mad get, it would be boss now.
My mate had one, bit unreliable but it was just a super little motor when he had it. I loved being out in it.

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #333 on: August 26, 2022, 04:15:25 pm »
1..2..3 or 4 & more in some models

Gonna start with one of the most popular.

Which model/mk is better than the rest?

Cortina Mk's 1-4..the Mk5 is too similar to the previous & is swerved.

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Lots of different makes & models out there to continue the thread.
Personally i love the Cortina Mk1.
I dŕove a Mk5 crusader for about 18 months after i passed my test which pulled me a bit but the Mk1 is so stylish.


My dad had a Mk1, Mk2, Mk3 & Mk4.

I only remember (born oin 1972) the Mk3 (brown) and Mk4 (red, NHF33S).

The Mk3 got pinched. The Mk4 got crushed when a pop truck lost control and crashed into it when it was parked outside my grandad's house (also caved in the front of the terraced house; my dad and grandad were inside, thankfully uninjured)

He then (1983) got a Sierra (red, 1.6L, CCK380Y), which he, years later, gave to me as an 18th birthday prezzie. And which I drove into the ground over the space of 4 years.
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #334 on: August 26, 2022, 11:58:02 pm »
Followed a bright yellow Ferrari 308 gtb today.  In some kind of rally trim.

Such a nice car.
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #335 on: August 29, 2022, 04:46:41 pm »
I was not able to attend the Knebworth Classic Car show this year sadly. Instead I consoled myself by having a good snoop around the BMW E9 CSi that one of my parents neighbours brought.


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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #336 on: August 30, 2022, 10:45:14 am »
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1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Estimate: $650,000 – $725,000)
Among the most recognizable and admired grand touring cars of all time is the Aston Martin DB5. Truly as sporty as it is elegant, the DB5 has come to embody the very definition of cool, forever linked to Sir Sean Connery’s portrayal of the ever-charming international spy, James Bond. Mr. Peart’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5, chassis DB5/1690/R, is one of just over 1,000 built, and was acquired by the consignor in 2009. It comes finished in the gorgeous colors of Silver Birch metallic over a navy blue leather interior, and also features a five-speed ZF gearbox and period-correct, alloy-rimmed Borrani wire wheels.


1964 Shelby Cobra 289 (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,000,000)
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1965 Maserati Mistral Spider (Estimate: $575,000 – $650,000)
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1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Coupe (Estimate: $140,000 – $160,000)
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1973 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe (Estimate: $250,000 – $300,000)
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1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe (Estimate: $150,000 – $180,000)
Mr. Peart’s Chevrolet Corvette Split-Window Coupe is a 327/340 hp coupe from 1963, the only model year to feature the iconic split rear window. Desirably equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox, chassis 30837S109652 is presented in silver with a red vinyl interior. The attractive and rare coupe received an extensive restoration prior to joining the Peart collection in 2011. The proportions, stance, and design details of the C2 Corvette coupe earn it a place among the greatest General Motors design achievements.

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #337 on: August 30, 2022, 11:48:10 am »
wtf, mad get, it would be boss now.
My mate had one, bit unreliable but it was just a super little motor when he had it. I loved being out in it.

He's just done this up over about 4 or 5 years


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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #338 on: September 1, 2022, 12:07:43 am »
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #339 on: September 5, 2022, 12:26:48 am »
Perfect-looking AC Cobra came past me in Turin today, sounded beautiful.
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #340 on: September 16, 2022, 12:04:13 pm »
bit unreliable

that's an understatement. I think almost all British cars made around that time were a 'bit unreliable'. When I was in the RAF I used to have to park my Mini at the end of the car park that got the sun earliest so it would be dry and would start so I could leave on a Friday afternoon. Brand new minis would have wind screen wipers that didn't work. My previous Allegro had a fucked up suspension system that broke every few months.

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #341 on: June 2, 2024, 08:50:07 am »
Saw one of these on the M6 yesterday, haven't seen a MKI Capri in years

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #342 on: June 2, 2024, 10:06:50 am »
^ ^
They were a special car when they came out, so many young lads loved them. At the time those wheels would have been boss.
I love that colour as well.

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #343 on: June 2, 2024, 10:13:19 am »
My uncle had a 2.0 GXL in the same colours on an L reg, bought it new,  I absolutely loved that car. Got a pic somewhere of him stood next to it with our kid sat on the roof.

Cousin of mine had an RS 3.1, rare beast. Not seen him in years, but if he still has it, it's worth a fortune now
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #344 on: June 6, 2024, 10:26:30 am »
Still regret I didn't get a 3.0S like this instead of my 2.0GL


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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #345 on: June 6, 2024, 01:16:06 pm »
That car just makes me think of The Professionals
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« Reply #346 on: June 6, 2024, 01:22:32 pm »
That car just makes me think of The Professionals

Everyone forgets the RS2000, TR7 and Dolomite Sprint from the earlier episodes, its only the pair of 3.0S's that everyone remembers ;D
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« Reply #347 on: June 6, 2024, 02:55:06 pm »
Everyone forgets the RS2000, TR7 and Dolomite Sprint from the earlier episodes, its only the pair of 3.0S's that everyone remembers ;D
Was a bit too young for the early ones, only have a vague recollection of watching the later ones on LWT when visiting Grandparents in London.

Anyway shan’t detail the thread any further
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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #348 on: June 6, 2024, 03:55:13 pm »
Was a bit too young for the early ones, only have a vague recollection of watching the later ones on LWT when visiting Grandparents in London.

Anyway shan’t detail the thread any further

They had some great (now classic) cars on the show, they're much sought after cars now.

RS2000



Dolomite Sprint - these were actually faster than the RS2000, had a 2.0 single cam 16v engine, the worlds first mass produced multi valve road car



Mk2 3.0 X-Pack



These two were up for sale as a pair, from the 4th series

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Re: Classic Car choices
« Reply #349 on: June 7, 2024, 10:19:53 am »
there was a small classic car show last Sunday near me and they had an old L reg (I think) mark 1 3.0 capri GXL - had never seen one before...also quite a few TR6's on show
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