Cars You Never See Anymore

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

  1. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Homologation innit - they had to make them in order to be able to enter the proper ones into competition.
     
  2. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

  3. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    Saw a fair few of these whizzing round the villages near Bergerac back in September. :)
     
  4. Are any new cars being made with pop-up headlights?
     
  5. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    Quite common here. And cheap too.
     
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  6. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    Two sprang to mind, the Corvette and MX5, but after doing an image search for 2017 models it appears they've ditched them too.
     
  7. snadge

    snadge metal alchemist

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  8. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Popups are all long gone because of pedestrian safety regs.
     
  9. Feet Wankers.
     
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  10. Leo2

    Leo2 Vexatious correspondent

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  11. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    No. Daylight running regulations in some markets killed them. The 2004 Corvette was the last production car to have them.
     
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  12. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    If it is hiiden lights people are looking for, how about these little babies...

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  13. Idris2002

    Idris2002 incels to the gulag

  14. urbanspaceman

    urbanspaceman Well-Known Member

  15. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    Saw some weirdass VW thing parked in Camden today, looked a bit like a 2CV but with weird ridged panelling like some kind of jeep/desert car. If my phone battery hadn't been died I've had got a pic.

    Edit: a bit of googling indicates it was a VW Trekker (also known as a VW181, originally a jeep for the west German military). Pretty sure it wasn't a soft-top but might be remembering incorrectly.

    Further edit: Apparently only 20 still registered in the U.K. (Listed as the 181)
     
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  16. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

  17. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    Saw an 1800 Marcos yesterday. The bloke doing my Vixen is restoring one together with an Interceptor and Ginetta G4.
     
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  18. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    Can't remember the last time I saw a woody.

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  19. Idris2002

    Idris2002 incels to the gulag

    FTFY
     
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  20. PippinTook

    PippinTook Well-Known Member

  21. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    Sadly they often looked better than they were built. Many were kit cars. Great fun to drive though.
     
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  22. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Used to like seeing these back in the day - I had a matchbox one, was seriously quick on my Hot Wheels track..

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  23. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

  24. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    I had a Renault engined one. The windscreens always leaked because people pulled on the pillar trying to get out of the thing. Always looked better than it went.
     
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  25. sovereignb

    sovereignb Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing most people in this thread or forum are 48+?
     
  26. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Olly Murs is a cock

    These were pretty cool. Reliant Scimitar GTE. When I was a little kid someone on our road had one exactly like this, I remember being dazzled by its coolness :cool:

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    About the same time my grandfather had one of these (Volvo P1800) :cool:

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    Beautiful cars, never see them on the road nowadays though :(
     
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  27. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Olly Murs is a cock

    Reminiscing about cars has reminded me of my primary school friend Evagoras' mum's car - one of these, same colour. I have vague memories of it seeming massive, noisy and exotic to me :) Vauxhall Ventora

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  28. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    Possibly. But I'm certain that, whatever our age, we are in love with cars. That's all that really matters.
     
  29. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    My grandfather had one of these, it was rare even then. We need more woody estates in our lives.

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  30. dessiato

    dessiato Maholo e ke akua no kei la

    My father had one of these, his was roadworthy and registered HRH 188
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