Discussion in 'transport' started by Idris2002, Oct 13, 2016.
Not sure what's going on here, to be honest:
The pink panther car was like that.
I succumbed to a nicely vulgar white Lancia Beta Coupe. Great car, like an pumped up and slimed downed Escort conceived on a Vespa. It was of course resprayed and rusted to death but gloriously. I was occasionally mistaken by excited Germans for an Opel Manta driver.
By the way this is the Opel Manta:
Takes all sorts.
Spotted this week in West Norwood and Streatham, respectively.
(Stock photos, not actual cars)
I, and almost all my friends, had one of these. But you don't see them any more..
More a car you never see, a Lada transformer!
On a similar vain to ringo, saw one of these at the Waterloo Classics Saturday
1800cc or 2200cc version?
I didn't note that; it was rather wet. But, it was very good condition.
One of these things is not like the other:
I think the 2200 badge was offset to the right on the grille so if that's a photo of the one you saw hash tag I reckon it's an 1800.
No, it wasnt the one I saw; no camera wih me and it was wet, BUT, here's the actual one from the Waterlooclassics website
That's an Austin 3 litre!
You're right, driver-side on the 2200 (as with my all-time favourite Austin of that era - the 1300GT), central on the 1800.
My first car was 1966 Mini 850 and then I had 1969 Mini 1000. At the time, I didn't rate the 1100/1300 but as time goes by I've got quite fond of them. I should have bought one instead of the Allegro I had after the Minis!
This is not a million miles from my second car, also at the Waterloo Classics
Loved the Minis, especially the 1000s and the 1275s, but the 1300GT had a much nicer ride and held even really rough roads better. They looked quite ugly and odd compared to the Mini though, I'll admit!
They definitely had a much better ride but I think what put me off them at the time was they were mostly driven by mates' mums or grandparents so it was an image problem for me rather than any technical or stylistic failings.
It's a Pininfarina concept based on a Ferrari 512. When I first saw it I was thinking it was Bertone for some reason but a quick google put me right.
I stroked the roof of that ...at the NEC in Brum ... its first car show .. latter end of the 70's ... outside Earls court ..the seat had soft rollers which allowed you to slide in ..least I think it was that car .... not allowed to sit in it obviously .....bugger all view out the front ....
you were lucky. In the early 90s I had a Merc W123 200T and I was going home, thought be a nice car to have at home rather than those V8s. Shipping costs was reasonable but to get rego and the bond to pay to stop me selling the car straight away stopped me taking the car home.
Went home and got myself a Falcon FE instead
So the other night I was walking around the kiez, and saw what I thought was a vintage Lada, but actually it was a . . .
I see TVR's are making a comeback at Goodwood in a few weeks, alas they are sold out, for now.
But, is it really a TVR or simply people cashing in on a name?
Daewoo Nexia, anybody?
Looks a bit like a mk2Astra...
It's supposed to. Daewoo ripped off loads of different popular cars.
Pretty much anything that was manufactured pre-1990... ish.
I remember the first car I purchased. It was a 7 year old Ford Escort MK2 1300cc 2 door, which I subsequently took a sledge hammer to the bulkhead of, and made room for a 2.0 ltr pinto engine
Nowadays a 7 year old car is like new, but this was as rotten as a pear, and needed plates welding into the C pillars, it was that bad.
I really don't miss old cars... Apart from the Lotus Sunbeam I owned. That was a barrel of laughs
I really don't miss all the shit cars I owned... but I do.
Never said it wasn't supposed to
Not the worlds biggest petrol head but i am aware some car manufactuers, over the years, make imtations of other popular, already existng cars
My mate used to have a black mk2 with a burton racng cross flow in it and twin 40s, no backseat and a rollcage. Crackng around town car it was
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