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norustplease



Joined: 11 Apr 2011
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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:12 am    Post subject: Swap? Reply with quote

Following on from Rick's 'Regrets' thread, I wonder how many of us have been to a show and been drawn to a car (other than the one we've already got) and thought, 'Yes, I'd exchange my car for one of those.'
Or wouldn't you consider an alternative at any price?
Any thoughts on a (reasonably practical) swap that might appeal to you?
And why?
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badhuis



Joined: 20 Aug 2008
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Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Because when it came to choosing cars, I am quite methodical. I want to make sure to get just the right type and model.
Examples - TR4, not the TR4a or 3
Interceptor - series 1 not a later series
CX - series one with fuel injection and automatic
etc
even our current "modern" has been chosen carefully
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Keith D



Joined: 16 Oct 2008
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Location: Upper Swan, Western Australia

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the old proverb applies, "Better the devil you know……"

Keith
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mikeC



Joined: 31 Jul 2009
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Location: Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contrary to the previous posts ... yes, all the time! I tend not to keep my cars for any great length of time - probably five years is the average - because there's always something new and different to experience. Only last night I was at a gathering and eyeing up possible exchanges for my Lancia!
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alastairq



Joined: 14 Oct 2016
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Location: East Yorkshire

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think any sort of thoughts regarding swapping, would [for me] focus on the 'sellability' of the other vehicle?
thus far, my runners are eminently sellable, should the need for funds arise.....[The Dellow I would only sell if I could no longer drive it]...

The rest of my wrecks are slowly being re-done...after a fashion, to suit my personal needs....spit 'n polish not being one of them.
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main competitor to my SS was the MG SA and WA. Having done some work on one and had experience of driving them I'm totally convinced that I would not want to swap. See: http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk/new_page_9.htm

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