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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't stand it when number plates are sold off, my 47 Minx had the plate sold off many years back. I checked a couple of weeks back and found that the original number is now on a Mitsubishi!

Such a shame.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I can't stand it when number plates are sold off, my 47 Minx had the plate sold off many years back. I checked a couple of weeks back and found that the original number is now on a Mitsubishi!

Such a shame.


Agreed, CJM 357 now resides on a 2018 Merc diesel Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long-term forum-ers may remember my A40 Devon, bought in 2005 and owned for 5/6 years. At least its registration appears to still be on the car, probably due to X not being a particularly popular initial with the private plate brigade. Great old car it was too.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car, always had a soft spot for the Devon.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I re-discovered a few photos of my XJ12 S1 the other day, these were taken in the mid-1990s at a park in Cheadle, Cheshire. The red Series 3 was dad's XJ12 HE. It was sold 1997ish, the funds went into the deposit for our first house.





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gone but not forgotten; of all the cars I have had in my life (and they are numerous) the one I would love to own again is the VW Jetta GLi I bought in 1982 in Inari Green (peppermint really). A Golf GTi with a cavernous boot, 1600 cc fuel injected engine, about 110 bhp from memory, it was the perfect family car. Four doors, lively (for the day) and in its way a perfect Q-car. I looked on the "How Many Left" site and see that only two exist. Sad.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lowdrag wrote:
Gone but not forgotten; of all the cars I have had in my life (and they are numerous) the one I would love to own again is the VW Jetta GLi I bought in 1982 in Inari Green (peppermint really). A Golf GTi with a cavernous boot, 1600 cc fuel injected engine, about 110 bhp from memory, it was the perfect family car. Four doors, lively (for the day) and in its way a perfect Q-car. I looked on the "How Many Left" site and see that only two exist. Sad.


The only thing I can remember about the Jetta was their propensity for being written off. More than any other car the Jetta was really accident prone. I don't think there were any inherent faults or even that the drivers fell into a particularly risky category...just a statistical quirk of fate.

Perhaps that is why so few remain?

My Brother in Law had one - and he loved it.

...and yes he pranged it!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps having a bigger bottom it was more tail happy.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
lowdrag wrote:
Gone but not forgotten; of all the cars I have had in my life (and they are numerous) the one I would love to own again is the VW Jetta GLi I bought in 1982 in Inari Green (peppermint really). A Golf GTi with a cavernous boot, 1600 cc fuel injected engine, about 110 bhp from memory, it was the perfect family car. Four doors, lively (for the day) and in its way a perfect Q-car. I looked on the "How Many Left" site and see that only two exist. Sad.


The only thing I can remember about the Jetta was their propensity for being written off. More than any other car the Jetta was really accident prone. I don't think there were any inherent faults or even that the drivers fell into a particularly risky category...just a statistical quirk of fate.

Perhaps that is why so few remain?

My Brother in Law had one - and he loved it.

...and yes he pranged it!!!


I loved mine too. Bought in 1992 for 100. Sold it two years later for 250!
Had it been boot-less, it would have been three times the money.
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