Through the Past Darkly

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by JRH » Tue May 05, 2020 1:49 pm

The only car I have had and would consider even now was the mk2 cavalier SRI 140. 130mph 40mpg pretty quick when you could stop the front wheels spinning. :D
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Richzx6r » Tue May 05, 2020 1:50 pm

JRH wrote:
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The only car I have had and would consider even now was the mk2 cavalier SRI 140. 130mph 40mpg pretty quick when you could stop the front wheels spinning. :D
But it's a cavalier.....that should be enough to put you off :scratch:
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by dynax » Tue May 05, 2020 1:52 pm

Some thing's are better left in the 80's :lol:

Mike, just cruising around with Xena 8-)
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Mickly » Tue May 05, 2020 2:50 pm

I had a Mini Marcos with a 1340 A series lump in it, I loved it but it was so impractical & unreliable, but was like a rocket propelled go cart on the road.
I toyed with getting another one, then saw one at a show..... how the fcuk did I fit into one of those? at 6’2” I must have been very slinky, no chance these days.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Six30 » Tue May 05, 2020 3:49 pm

3.0 s capri's , 2.8i capris.... had a fair few of em , worth a fortune now.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Tue May 05, 2020 4:02 pm

Given the choice of any classic.....I'd choose one of these: a red GT380J from 1973.
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Why? Well it's certainly not because it's the best bike I had in that era......that was my GS750.

It's because it was my first NEW bike.......April 18th 1973......the week before my 19th birthday. When I got that it felt like I'd finally become a real biker so to speak. Don't forget, that was considered a big bike back then.

If I had one now......how would it improve my life? I certainly wouldn't have young birds eyeing me up as I went down the street cos they don't do that anymore. And if they did I'd probably get put on the Sex Offenders Register.

And thinking back was it so great in 1973 really? A month after buying the bike......my alltime hero Jarno Saarinen got killed at Monza, and a month after that I met my first wife. Then it was downhill all the f**k way! Mistakes like that last a lifetime.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by James in Brum » Tue May 05, 2020 5:38 pm

If ever I win the lottery I shall buy a j reg Mazda 323f 1.8 GTi and then have it fully restored. It was first car in red, up and down headlights all electric stuff. I loved it, I bought it for £150 in 2007 I think with 1800000 miles on the clock, added about another forty thousand with £300 to get it through an MOT and the. Scrapped it because it would cost so much to get through the Next MOT.
I would pick that car over a £20000 car now.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Bender » Tue May 05, 2020 6:33 pm

dynax wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:52 pm
Some thing's are better left in the 80's :lol:

What about going back to the late 60's?

Which is where I'm heading.

My first car was a mini from 1960 I hated the fooker, I had more money than sense so it was a bizzare mix after that, 3ltr rovers, 4.2 mk1 jag, lancia beta coupe was quick, was even quicker at rusting, then had a bit of a boring patch, marina, chevette etc

I would have any of the big cars back in a heartbeat
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by fastbob » Tue May 05, 2020 6:34 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:19 pm
See my perfect car if we are going down them roads is an early 70s reliant scimitar gte se5a for some reason I just love em :thumb:

Thoughts?
Princess Anne had one of those .

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Tue May 05, 2020 6:42 pm

fastbob wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:19 pm
See my perfect car if we are going down them roads is an early 70s reliant scimitar gte se5a for some reason I just love em :thumb:

Thoughts?
Princess Anne had one of those .
That's a threadkiller right there Bob! :lol:

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Richzx6r » Tue May 05, 2020 6:57 pm

Aye I know bob but thats not why I want one
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Stu » Tue May 05, 2020 7:04 pm

I think the only old motor I would have is probably a series 2a Land Rover lightweight!!

I regret selling my dads :cry:

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Ian Frog » Tue May 05, 2020 7:06 pm

fastbob wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Richzx6r wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:19 pm
See my perfect car if we are going down them roads is an early 70s reliant scimitar gte se5a for some reason I just love em :thumb:

Thoughts?
Princess Anne had one of those .
Actually I think she had about 3 of them over the years.
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They used to hate being reminded that the same people made the bodies.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by skyrider » Tue May 05, 2020 7:07 pm

i used to have a 1975 series 3
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Stu » Tue May 05, 2020 7:53 pm

skyrider wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:07 pm
i used to have a 1975 series 3
seen the prices of them recently?
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