Cars You Never See Anymore

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

  1. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Great little cars the K10 Micra (apart from killing you in anything above a 30mph accident.) Modified one for a laugh and it is still the most enjoyable car I've driven on a road :oops:
     
  2. Griff

    Griff Hardly posting anymore

    When did you last see a GS, let alone the 'sporty' GSX?

    1975 Citroen GS X, 32000 miles For Sale | Car And Classic

    Remember when these came out and they were so cool.

    Looking at it now, they were just the last run out of the 1015 engined cars with a bit of orange paint, spotlights and some different seats. :D

    Would still love that though! :D
     
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  3. A380

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

    My mum had a first generation Fiat Panda- it actually was the pink one from the advert - they did a custom paint job then sold it at our local garage. The colour was so popular they then started offering it as an option ( cool story huh). Anyway, it was actually a really good car. A hoot to drive round town and it just kept going - when it was about 15 my mum gave it to my ex when we broke up ( me and my ex, not me and my mum...)and it ran for at least 20 years. Great car. (Unlike my fucking Polksmi Fiat 126- which was shit personified).
     
  4. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Saw a nice V8 Rover 3500 today. Is it the last decent car that they made?
     
  5. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Sooo clean. Must have had a full body restoration. The rubbers were fresh. IMG_20180730_121622.jpg
     
  6. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Looks nice, but what about those wheels? They look like something off an 80s Merc. Why restore a Granada and then put the wrong wheels on?
     
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  7. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    P series or the SD1 series? P series were deffo the best cars, SD1s I don't think quite so, specially with the slab dash board and money saving cuts everywhere
     
  8. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    And the chrome arches, too. Sort of Basildon meets the Bronx.
     
  9. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    FTFY.
     
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  10. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    P series. In the classic beige
     
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  11. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I am very fond of the SD1. My uncle used to have a 2 litre SD1, I loved it. I’d say there’s a case for that to be described as the last great Rover, before they became rebadged Hondas.
     
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  12. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    What's with UK/Euro car manufacturers and silly names and numbers that make cars sound like rocket ships and bad spy names. SD1s, XK8s, 335iXdrive, 850CSi. OK, so BMW and Merc have always had accountants naming their cars, but I mean can't we have some memorable fucking names?
     
  13. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    I've owned both a P6 2000 and an SD1 2600, and I have to say it feels much nicer driving the P6. A better sense of style and comfort, as well as that little something I can't describe (plus the emergency fuel lever was great too!!).

    Whereas the SD1 was an ex police, with the holes stil in the roof for their lights, and with low profiles held the road like glue, was shifty and roomy. But just felt like driving a big car, the P6 was heaps more refined I felt.

    Like old British cars with names huh? Minx, Rapier, Heralds, Tiger, Alpine, Maxi, Allegro, Maestro, Mondeo, Granada, Escort, Consul, Pop, Prefect, Hunter, Zodiac, Zephyr, Capri, Avenger . . .. ooo was just having fun remembering names but realized the list could go on and on and on!! lol!! :)
     
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  14. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Exactly. Great names. Why did it stop?
     
  15. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Well I know the SD1 was abbrevation for "Specialist Division" and 1 was the first car designed there.

    I guess at the time marketing thought letters and numbers made the model sound more exciting as opposed to the traditional names maybe?
     
  16. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Numbers supposedly sound more engineer driven. There are still companies doing names, but they are names they have made up. Captur, Evoque, Prius.

    But even the numbers used to mean something. A BMW 316 was a 1.6l 3 series. A Merc C220 was a 2.2l C class. Now it just seems to be one engine and now it is mapped / the number of turbos strapped to it is denoted by the end of the number.
     
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  17. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    You're right Smick, numbers used to mean the car.

    BMW as you mentioned and Mercs, as well as Volvos 244 series 2 4 cyliner 4 doors, 265 series 2 6 cylinder 5 doors etc.

    Be nice for someone to start a thread on car designations. for example when Zetec was the engine, then onto trim spec. Consuls the cheap version of its better brothers, as Minx was etc

    ETA: whereas now I think the names are thought up my marketing men so they could be pronounced in any languages, I think I was told, to increase its market shares.

    Whereas old names were quite evocacal, or something liek that :)
     
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  18. not-bono-ever

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


    I had one. Worst thing ever created apart from my Italian made Nissan cherry. You cannot believe how bad and soft the straight 6 engine was
     
  19. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    wow, you had the cherry built back to front (should have had nissan oily bits and alfa styling. It would have rusted, but run.)
     
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  20. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The BMW system has always had anomalies: the E30 316 was a 1.8, the E28 525e was a 2.7 and the E23 745i was a 3.5.
     
  21. not-bono-ever

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

    It cost £15 quid with a months tax and 3 weeks mot or something and I still feel aggrieved about being ripped off
     
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  22. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    The Arna, wasn't it. Alfa Romeo Nissan something. The more I think about it, the more exciting it would have been to have Alfa and Nissan working together on high-revving, twin cam engines in sexy bodies.
     
  23. not-bono-ever

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

    Currently kinda hopscotching around central med - have allocated a few extra days on the end to tie down a deal on a well priced Brit classic should one pop up. Cyprus is silly money, Malta is better but not bargain. Have checked out escorts and cortina s both 1 and 2 series. May have to spread net wider in Malta and hunt something down this week. Updates to follow
     
  24. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Knowing what Malta's roads are like, I bet the cars there are well battered.
     
  25. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Cracker in Barnsley this evening

    IMG_20180810_190230.jpg
     
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  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    My second car was a 2.0 gxl. It was an m reg car, I think, in sebring red....a cracker
     
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  27. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    The festival of the unexceptional has really taken of
     
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  28. OzT

    OzT Online early mornings when at work ....

    Lovely cars, though in the days when they were round in England I prefered the Vauxhall's (FD/FE) versions, like the Venturas or VX 4/90s. Same coke shapes but I guess stems from Holdens preference back home to Fords. (Kingswoods over Falcons)

    That Cortiuna though should be in that Cortina's slightly tinted golden Brown to be really in era! :)
     
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  29. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Was just coming on here to say I saw a clean red one in Ramsgate on Saturday.
     
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  30. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    bloke down the road has this. nut and bolt restoration; he does his own paintwork, too, which is of a high standard. IMG_0223.jpg
     
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