Cars You Never See Anymore

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

  1. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    Is it an Avenger Tiger? Or something like that, can't remember exactly. :oops:
     
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  2. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    indeed - a tiger

    first 100 were yellow with black stripe for engine bulge. rare as fuck yet half the price of a mexico these days
     
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  3. dessiato

    dessiato Lost in paradise

    They were rare when they first came out. Not sure how good they were though.
     
  4. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    I think they had uprated suspension and a few other tweaks and were slightly faster than the AVO competitors- only made for a couple of years and most were rallied to shit by privateers IIRC, hence their rarity
     
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  5. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Was there ever a truely sporty Viva? Ignore the SL90s
     
  6. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The Firenza HP was based on the Viva platform.

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  7. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Thanks! Forgot about that one! Small Magnum lol!! :)
     
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  8. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Beautiful car.
     
  9. dessiato

    dessiato Lost in paradise

    Brabham Viva

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  10. dessiato

    dessiato Lost in paradise

    Speaking of fast Vauxhalls, I've not seen a 2,3 HS for years. They must have been fun to drive.

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  11. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero


    Pretty sure there was a firenza snoot for sale recently in Wooler or somewhere on the border that took my fancy - looked to have been used for extra curricular activities for the farmer. a few bumps but straight and original panelling - was a bargain 1500 quid or so - I do not however have a garage
     
  12. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Nice ones go for 30k+ now. Anything with a 70s/80s rally pedigree is very sought after. I watched a 1.3L Chevette go for 6.5k in a online auction! I presume somebody intends to turn it into a HS/HSR replica.
     
  13. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    In a similar vein; Manta 400.

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  14. dessiato

    dessiato Lost in paradise

    Any earlier VXR is rare these days.
     
  15. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Saw an Austin Maestro at the weekend, it's still a shocker of a car.
     
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  16. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    What colour was it? the one I had was brown the colour of shit which was appropriate, got rid of it after it broke down in the middle of Stoke stranding me along with the wife and 2 toddlers.
     
  17. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    It was red. The paint had faded badly. My Dad had a metallic green one, it was shite.
     
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  18. MickiQ

    MickiQ Well-Known Member

    You'll get no argument from me, The engine had a pre-heater on the inlet manifold, the coolant diverted through it before reaching the rad to warm the incoming air up. The one on mine just snapped off one cold Sunday night leaving us waiting there with in the dark, the cold and the rain with a pair of bored, tired and hungry under-5's waiting for the AA.
    it was the last British Leyland I owned and the last car I serviced and maintained myself, after that Mrs MickiQ put her foot down and banned me from buying cars at the auction.
     
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  19. Sea Star

    Sea Star ...

    I went to Folkestone at the weekend. I saw both an Austin Maxi in mint condition and a Vauxhall Cavalier that looked to be in pretty good nick too.

    eta - and a I saw a Metro on the A20 which looked to be on its last legs.

    Going to Kent is like going back in time!
     
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  20. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Like us going to NZ!!! lol!! :)

    Neighbour down the road still has a Maestro station wagon, plus a spare one in his yard he robs for spares and thinking of doing up at a later date. He actually likes those cars. Chat to him sometimes when he's working on it and great to see such passion for such an unloved model.
     
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  21. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    They look like hearses, but not in a potentially cool, gothic way. Like a box of death.
     
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  22. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Citroën heaven
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  23. dessiato

    dessiato Lost in paradise

    At some time in my life I've been deeply in love with each of those. Citroën used to make such wonderful cars.
     
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  24. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    any idea what that was all in aid of?

    also unusual to see DSs in that sort of condition
     
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  25. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    I walk past them often in Waterloo,don't know how parking is arranged.
     
  26. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :eek:

    suppose they could all belong to a resident there, but surprised it hasn't caused a parking war with the neighbours. and surprised the owner/s don't get vandalism / attempted thefts with them...
     
  27. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Can you buy more than a couple of residents permits? (it's Lambeth so anything is possible I suppose)
     
  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    don't think so. don't know how easy it is to get a neighbour (who doesn't have a car) to get one for you. I think the only place I've lived and had a car (not lambeth) where there was a residents parking scheme you had to show the registration document to stop that happening.
     
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  29. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    They're all owned by one person who lives there apparently, a few mates have said they've been there a while.
     
  30. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    That SM is fantastic.
     
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