Cars You Never See Anymore

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

  1. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee


    This was in Dalston at the weekend. Vauxhall Viva.

    A friend had a shabby four door version about ten years ago in a pale blue colour (the type of shade you never see on a car anymore), he gave it away to another friend because it was costing him too much to keep running. It then got stolen and written off, TWOCkers have no respect for vintage.
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  2. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    I have always had a soft spot for the Vauxhall's FD/FEs. I had 3 of them, and I brought them cause a) I couldn't afford the MkIII Cortinas at the time which was what I really wanted and b) They were just a smallewr cut down versions of our Kingswoods back home so I brought Vauxhalls as I was a Holden rather than a Ford man back home :)

    And I still like seeing them nowadays. The top end of the Vauxhall then, like Ventura or the VX series were so much better, imho, than the Ford's offerings
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  3. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    It's still in favour with the Qatari royal family.

  4. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    That Scimitar has always been a favourite of mine. Saw a P1800 last year in Tulse Hill :thumbs:
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  5. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  6. Leo2

    Leo2 Vexatious correspondent

    Umm, not quite - I'm 21 next birthday. :)
  7. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing

  8. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    Had a 1967 Volvo 1800S (P1800) as my daily driver in the mid 90s. Loved that car and is the only car I've ever regretted selling. :(

    Especially as now you can't get a decent one for less than 25k.
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  9. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    The Nissan Silvia. My dad and aunt both had one in the 80s. We loved it when we were kids cos it had pop up headlights.
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  10. pseudonarcissus

    pseudonarcissus fluttering and dancing


    I suspect we won't be seeing this particular car again any time soon
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  11. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    My dad had a Scimitar :thumbs:
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  12. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

  13. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Probably for the first and last time on this thread, i give you the completely unremarkable Vauxhall Belmont, aka the Vauxhall Bastard


    A mate had one and was delighted when it was stolen, less so when it was found .
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  14. gosub

    gosub ~#

    remember being near Loch Lomond about five years back when there was a rally of them at the hotel we were staying at..there was about 50 there
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  15. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    At the beginning of the 80's I had 3 Morris Marina's one after the other, they were shoddily built unreliable rustbuckets but you could pick up even a reasonably new one for next to nothing, I think I paid about £300 for a 4 yr old car, they were that bad.
    When the sole criteria of buying a car is the fact that you're broke, you can't get too choosy.
    I haven't seen one for donkey's years but they've probably all rotted away by now.
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  16. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Haha, that's just an old Astra with a boot, they must have had some offcuts of steel to get rid of.
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  17. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Know a girl whose first car was a pale blue Viva she got rid of it in the early 90's I wonder if it was the same car
  18. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    That was the first car I remember my old man having when I was a nipper. It was succeeded in it’s turn by a Ford Cortina Estate, a Hillman Avenger and a Chrysler Alpine - none of which I’ve seen for a long time (prob because they were all rust buckets!)
  19. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    4DEBCBA9-1766-4387-9D54-DE8FCA7A6DC0.jpeg As a kid I used to see a lot of these on the road - mainly because my brother used to point them out. Not sure what he saw in them as they were a bit nondescript. Ladies and gents, the Riley!
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  20. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

  21. Dieselpunk2000

    Dieselpunk2000 Well-Known Member

    It purrs away real horrorshow.....

  22. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Or indeed any Teslas anywhere, because no cunt actually buys them.
  23. gosub

    gosub ~#

    No they lease. At least 4 round my way
  24. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    I've seen a bright red Tesla Model S several times in the staff car park at the hospital where my daughter works, I imagine it belongs to either the boss of the Trust or a consultant since my daughter assures me that you coudn't buy it on a nurse's wage.
    It is a truly beautiful machine but it is as far beyond my reach as a private jet.
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  25. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I have seen 2 Teslas on the road recently.
  26. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    A friend posted this bonkers 80s ad on FB. Did it arrouse a young Farrage?

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  27. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Damm you you tube...

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  28. passenger

    passenger up and down...

    The pictures really do not do it justice the 1.3 boxer engine
    and Japanese technology were a dream match. View attachment 127170 22.jpg kool.jpg
  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Didn't he get done for beheading a copper with it?
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  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Lovely cars, but some fucking awful colour schemes.
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