Cars You Never See Anymore

Discussion in 'transport' started by Idris2002, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 The Man From G.R.A.S.S.Y. K.N.O.L.L.

    Companion thread to the "Cars that refused to die" thread.

    You don't see 2CVs anymore, at least I haven't for a long, long time. Maybe occasionally in France, but otherwise, nah.

    The Ford Cortina's another one you never ever see (at least I don't) despite it's being a 70s icon.

    What other examples can we think of?
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    Never see those panda cars any more

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  3. a_chap

    a_chap Much research has shown I am just fucking stupid

  4. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    I see (and hear!) a 70s V8 Cortina regularly in Herne Hill. I think it belongs to one of the owners of the brewery next to makerspace.
  5. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    Sure it wasn't Burgess Hill? ;)
    Executive - Poem by John Betjeman
  6. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Met filth have one I've seen it several times when they do PR exercises (giving out pamphlets, smiling like morons etc) around the South Bank and Waterloo.
  7. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Not what you immediately think ...

  8. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    So. If that's not a regular Traveller grille as I recall it, what is it then?
  9. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    My father had a Traveller way back, same colour as this, but I was only very little and don't remember all the details.
  10. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat That's Puddy Tat Esq to you

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  11. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    Ooh. I didn't know they did those. Bit downmarket for them, surely?
  12. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    But we had a Riley after that. :D
  13. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat That's Puddy Tat Esq to you

    previous post edited - right model, wrong series
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  14. dessiato

    dessiato Life is a lemon, and I want my money back

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  15. hash tag

    hash tag member

    I see the opening mentions 2CV's; I saw 3 parked up together in Latchmere Road yesterday.
    Here's a motor I saw on the box yesterday, a Fuego. Where do Renault get their names from?
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  16. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    When I was growing up in Oxford every other car was either a Maestro or Montego. Obviously a lot of people worked at Rover Cowley and got a deal but they were everywhere. Don't see any of them around any more, I don't think they were designed to get wet.
  17. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

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  18. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    They were popular with pensioners, a successor to the Allegro in that respect. There's probably loads pristine and SORNed in suburban garages owned by people not well enough to drive them anymore. A workmate offered me his dad's one for pennies several years back but I didn't have a licence at the time.
  19. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Fuego is fire in Spanish. Not too strange a name is it?
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  20. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I think most of them melted when it rained.
  21. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei


    The maxi. Leyland killed it as a legit car but it was a revelation as a family motor. tons of space, comfy suspension and a hatchback of sorts. A properly fun car to chuck around, especially the 2 ltr version. I once put my hand on my dads as a kid and my fingers went right through the mustard paintwork that held together the rusted to fuck wings
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  22. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I actually saw a Maestro in good condition on the road in the last 6 months.
    I was very surprised to see it as I like you thought they were extinct!
  23. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    And I saw one of these recently also, in a bit of a sorry state, but on the road!
  24. hash tag

    hash tag member

    An Accord? I am sure I remember chancing on an owners club meeting for those (or similar) at Gaydon once, brilliant that people care enough. :thumbs:
  25. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    There's a tidy-looking grey Renault 5 parked outside where I am today (Portugal) , and I saw a shabbier 4-door version earlier in the day. Can't remember when I last saw one in the UK. They were everywhere two decades back. Think they were easily Twocked, many probably met their end burnt out on the rec ground at the end of my street in the 90s.
  26. jontz01

    jontz01 taking refuge in the loft

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  27. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    One selling point of the Maxi was that the front seats reclined so far you could turn the whole thing into a double bed.

    This thread got me thinking about Haynes Manuals.
    Rubbish Haynes manuals you have lying around
  28. SikhWarrioR

    SikhWarrioR And the Worms ate into his brain

    Its been at least 2 decades since I saw an example of the worst car I owned a TR7 if anybody finds anything good about the TR7 let me know as I couldnt find anything good about me as it seemed to spend almost as much time in the workshop as it did on the road
  29. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    Funnily enough I saw one of those passing through our village high street only a couple of weeks back - the first I think I've seen for at least 30 years. I think there may have been a collectors' car rally somewhere in the vicinity.
  30. blairsh

    blairsh Kill me now

    Triumph Acclaim :)
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