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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:28 pm    Post subject: Gone but not forgotten Reply with quote

Hi all,

We've probably touched on this before (several times no doubt), but what now-sold cars do you look back at with affection? I have to say that in terms of driveability, practicality, and rarity, Compo the Companion would be in my top three or four. I nearly bought it back on a couple of occasions, but so far at least I've resisted.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My GTI 16V which I wasn't using so much and P/X'd for my first Riley in 1999. A much modified car, this is me in it at Castle Combe:

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Ellis



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over the past 38 years I have owned many, many vehicles from a Mini Clubman to a Sierra Cosworth, Mark 1 Ford Escort Van to big double cab pick ups. But of all of them, classics included, the most reliable and the one I regret selling even today 14 years later is a humble Volkswagen Caddy 1.6 diesel pick up.

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I bought it new in August 1989 with 4 miles on the odometer and I added a further 157,000 in the next ten years. It was a truly great vehicle which gained a 5 speed gearbox, GTi alloy wheels but very few replacement parts due to wear. Just before I sold it a mechanic friend put a mechanical oil pressure gauge on it out of interest and it was still within 10psi of new readings.

A local trader told me in August 1999 that a customer wanted one and he sold mine within hours of collecting it from me. It did have a complete service history from new and because I pumped it full of Waxoyl when new it was rust free ten years later.

I needed new tyres for my daily drive Ford Ranger earlier this year and the tyre fitter told me that my Caddy had been in for new tyres a few weeks earlier and it was still in good condition.

Good, original ones are sought after even today and I can understand why.

It's second and still current owner only lives 12 miles away from me but in all the time since selling it I have only seen it once.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biggest mistake I ever made was letting go of my '42 Studebaker Champion.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 1928 Ford Model A Tudor. Bought 1966, used, then fully restored 1972, then many adventures. Sold 1990, after about 200,000 miles.

Photo taken about 1973-


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For driveability if not practicality I look back with great affection on the Ginetta G15 that I owned in the 1970s. It's still in use today as pictured below. Alas, no longer in my ownership.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many years back I rescued a 1936 Hillman Minx, registered locally to us in Bristol. She was complete but stripped down. I did some work on her but space was a problem so I sold her on. The chap who bought her left all her chromework and never came back to pick it up leading me to think that they never did anything with the car. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sale regrets would be a silver fox 1968 Cortina 1600E back in 1982 BSV205F and a yellow Triumph Dolomite Sprint RVD509M after that. Newer cars would be a 1989 Orion 1600E raven colour F720UJS and, don't laugh, but a 1988 MG Montego petrol turbo F821KKS in white both sold in the 90's. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well its easy the 1991 rover cooper I had between 1998 and 2002!
One of only 5 in Malta.
It was still almost immaculate when I sold it on and its still in very good condition now having been sold by the chap I sold it to and is now again for sale at a dealer's showroom. Have yet resisted the urge to go and take a look but I saw it in another showroom were it was on display beforehand and that's how I know its still in very good condition!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Mk7 jaguar,registration number RBP123. Wish I'd kept it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I regret selling my Maestro two years ago. Got it back in October, but it has really deteriorated in places.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 1968 Alfa Romeo GTV (the Bertone one with the step front).

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 1966 Volvo Amazon 122S, owned by me for several years in the late seventies. A wonderful car, grey with red seats, totally reliable, and quite nippy, that carried me all over the country. I was eventually seduced by a Rover P6, which proved a poor substitute in reliability terms.
I might look out for an Amazon, it would be a good daily for my retirement in a couple of years time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all my cars, this one I guess. it was stately, I was younger, and I sold it after being pressed for a while. She's seen here outside of Sir William's home.



But I did love it, know where it is but it is not for sale, and so if I sell a car I must look for another one day. Manual overdrive was what I loved the most, with that crystal overdrive switch. It says a lot that when I built my own house I had this put in a window:-



And yet strangely, in a quite different way, I feel sad today. I've had my everyday Mercedes 13 years but have sold it and she went for her last MOT today. I'll be waving goodbye next week with a little tear. She has served me well for 250,000 happy miles.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic job on that window lowdrag Smile

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