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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely touch with the window.
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Ashley



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking car too.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd bump this thread up again, what vehicles do you still kick yourself for letting go of? Equally, photos of cars you're glad to have seen the back of are just as welcome Smile

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norustplease



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several years ago, I bought for far too much money, a VW Trekker that had received some initial restoration (one front wheelarch).
It proved to be a complete dog and by the time that I had removed all of the old dodgy repairs that had been done at great length, but never properly protected, I had very little of the original vehicle left, was heartily sick of welding and never wanted to see a MIG again.
However, I persevered and the outcome was fine, but I was never entirely happy with it and my wife hated it, so it went to a man who took it to Spain as his holiday transport (it was LHD).

Bon voyage.
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goneps



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars you're glad to have seen the back of? A 1976 Granada Ghia, bought new for far too much money, and nothing but trouble. The clock packed up in the first 24 hours, and from then on it was an almost daily catalogue of woe. Its only redeeming feature was its ability to handle high speeds on dirt roads, unlike the Fairlanes that preceded and succeeded it.

At the opposite end of the reliability scale was the South African-built 1987 Nissan Skyline 3.0GL. Bought with 192,000km on the clock, brought to NZ at about 240,000, and still far and away the most reliable vehicle I've owned when rust took over at 350,000km. Consequently sold with much regret in 2004 after 12 years of almost entirely trouble-free motoring.

Richard


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norustplease



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally found photos of VW Trekker as per previous post.
Interesting, but not liked at all by the family.





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stumpy



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 2 motors that I regret letting go, the first was a mk1 Transit swb with sliding front doors, LJB225E, this was the first vehicle that I had after I passed my driving test in 1979. My dad bought it for me to use in his delivery company and I loved it, I was 17 years old and felt like I was king of the road!
It was soon replaced with a mk1 Luton Tranny of 1973 vintage, OMH341L, that I did over 100,000 miles and covered most of the UK in over the next 3 years.
My other most missed car was a Singer Gazelle, TCY235H, that I bought off my brother in about 1980. I only bought it because it had a full tank of petrol and my mini traveller had run out, it was Christmas day so no petrol stations were open!
I had it for 3 years and changed just about every part of it. I rebuilt the 1725 engine, with my dads help, put the interior from a Humber Sceptre in and even replaced the 4 speed box with an overdrive one from the Sceptre.
My dad even re-sprayed it in a lovely hi gloss black, in the street where we lived in NW London.
I was pestered into selling it by a friend who took it to live in Devon and regretted it from the moment he picked it up.
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lowdrag



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I posted earlier about the dear Mk VIII, but of the moderns the car I will always miss is the inari silver VW Jetta GLi. 1982 was the year and this was the Q-car of its day, being an innocuous saloon with the 1600 GTi engine under the bonnet. We toured France with it, getting everything needed for us and the kids in that cavernous boot, a boot so big we could get four golf bags and overnight bags in as well with room to spare. I looked up the howmanyleft site and it seems there are but 3 still around. Shame.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I recently parted company with my 1973 Triumph GT6 Mk3. I had owned it for 38 years and rebuilt it from the ground up. Totally impractical, utterly reliable and went like sh8t off a shovel. I knew every nut and bolt of that car, I even re sprayed it myself and it was part of me - man and boy.
Why I sold it I shall never know. All I do know is that the new owner has one darn good car.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look tidy Ray, I can understand your regret at letting that one go.

PS welcome aboard Smile

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Calum



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray... snap!

I really regret selling my Mk3 GT6, too. Always hankered after one but had to sell when I finished uni and was looking for a job (and with other classics needing attention!). I sold it the day I got a job... mind you it put much needed funds into the Carawagon project. It was a superb car though, SO much fun!! I sold it to a chap who has since become a mate, but he sold it on and I believe it has now gone abroad Sad

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Crying or Very sad

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear Calum, you should have kept it. I should have kept mine.
Apart from being the best fun you can have on a budget they are a doddle to maintain and if the rust can be kept at bay they are just so lovely to look at. I see yours had the stainless twin exhaust. One of the reasons I decided to part with mine was the poor quality
of new parts these days. I replaced the silencer and pipes on mine with stainless. I sent 2 back for not being made right. Two fuel pumps, rubbish bumpers made in India, faulty brake and steering parts hopeless panels, useless switches, etc etc etc., I don't expect to get much in the way of spares with my vintage cars but when you have been used to a good service for many years, it is frustrating to see it turn into a rip off. Still wish I had kept it though! Crying or Very sad

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poodge



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still miss the practicality of my "72 T2 VW Microbus.It was imported into NZ from South Africa.I sold it when it needed major rust repairs to the floor and outriggers,but if I'd kept it,I'd have spent less than I have on my other cars since.It was the only vehicle i kept for more than 5 years.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, another year has passed, so time to bump up this thread again, in the hope that more photos of departed vehicles might be added in Smile

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of my old green E83W pickup turned up on Facebook again today, leading me to dig out one of it back in my ownership (below) - before a numberplate pirate got their sticky mitts on it Mad Now registered 106 XUE.

It now sits outside a craft shop in Ireland as an advertising gimmick.



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