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    Classic Cars what do you have

    Hi Guys

    I own a TR6 that I adore it was purchased last October, I have owned a couple of classics ie a Midget and a Spitfire over the years.

    Who on here has owned and still has some nice classics. Some nice pictures of the interior engine bay etc would be nice for all the car fans on here. Itís not a gratuitous thread for me to post pictures of my TR6 so I wonít, just a genuine request to see some nice new, old or rare cars.

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    Currently got a 1985 BMW 323i, but previously have had MG BGT, MG BGT V8, TR6, BMW 635CSI, x3 Mk2 Golf GTI 16V.

    Wouldnít mind another TR6 (YYH 981H where are you?) but this will do for now:


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    Any pictures John

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    Love the TR6, was looking to buy one last year before something else came up.

    I have a 1967 Lotus Elan S3 FHC, and share (with my father in law) a 1964 AC Cobra FIA and a 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1. Additionally he also has a 1956 AC Ace Bristol and a Sunbeam Tiger Mk2. Technically my '07 Audi RS4 is a bit of a relic now too.

    Just shut down my old server so need to figure out somewhere new to upload the photos.

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    Would love see some pics especially the Tiger one of my all time favourite classics

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    I went through a Mercedes phase a few years ago and after buying new, current models was left rather dissatisfied so i went classic and bought a nice 230ce pillarless coupe which was built when MB built cars made to last.
    Unfortunately it only lasted 35 years when it succumbed to rot (which they all do) and it was sold to someone new with fresh eyes and an open wallet...

    I had a few good years with it though and it was fabulous to drive: wind all the windows down, snick it into `D`, left limb resting on the centre armrest i`d pilot this fabulous old girl around the highways of Hampshire with just a thumb and forefinger on`t wheel wafting around in majestic elegance!

    In an age where every motor manufacturer seems to think we all need hard, jarring `sports` suspension, plasticky interiors and inert, characterless driving experiences this Merc was a joy with it`s lazy and torquey automatic motor, compliant, softly-sprung suspension and large, cosseting seats chairs.









    ...i`d have another..

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0hnbarker View Post
    Currently got a 1985 BMW 323i, but previously have had MG BGT, MG BGT V8, TR6, BMW 635CSI, x3 Mk2 Golf GTI 16V.

    Wouldnít mind another TR6 (YYH 981H where are you?) but this will do for now:

    Check our CCA and Anglia Car Auctions. I have seen several nice ones over the last couple of years and seem not to have gone silly, price wise, just yet.

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    Pillarless Coupe mmmmmmm pure class.

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    I've an old 1968 Merlyn that is quite a fun thing to drive





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    Still have my very first car, MGB Roadster, registered in 1971, bought by me in 1990 and this year had an engine rebuild. Great little car but hardly used!

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    ..also still got my viper green 911 RS (ish) thing

    As it's done 60 miles in the last 5 years it will be for sale soon

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    1990 Jeep Wrangler S

    This is my dad's car and it still does it work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1claire View Post
    1990 Jeep Wrangler S

    This is my dad's car and it still does it work.

    Nice car. And your first post. Welcome.

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    Twenty this year so presumably a classic. Fun all the same.

    IMG_3581 by Simon Gee, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    Twenty this year so presumably a classic. Fun all the same.

    IMG_3581 by Simon Gee, on Flickr
    Those things are magnificent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    Those things are magnificent.
    had one of these a couple oif years ago and such a superb drivers car .....epic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    Those things are magnificent.
    Had one of those. Frighteningly quick, but tremendous fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    Twenty this year so presumably a classic. Fun all the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    Twenty this year so presumably a classic. Fun all the same.

    IMG_3581 by Simon Gee, on Flickr
    Ridiculous service intervals, small petrol tank, noisy, hard ride.

    But having said all that, what a great car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunya View Post
    Ridiculous service intervals, small petrol tank, noisy, hard ride.

    But having said all that, what a great car!
    Had one of these until three years ago and flooged it with 26k ish on the clock , totally nailed it as a drivers car but as you say above quite demanding lol . I would have another but balls deep into my fords

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    Quote Originally Posted by P ELLIS View Post
    Had one of these until three years ago and flooged it with 26k ish on the clock , totally nailed it as a drivers car but as you say above quite demanding lol . I would have another but balls deep into my fords
    I've never had one, I went for it's bigger brother Galant VR4

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    Some lovely cars on this thread.

    Last year I bought a rare (in more ways than one) car, one that had a nostalgic appeal to me.

    A 1982 Volvo 343gl with a genuine 4k miles. Small cars are white goods now. More reliable, fuel efficient, safe etc etc but not the same character.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish boy View Post
    Some lovely cars on this thread.

    Last year I bought a rare (in more ways than one) car, one that had a nostalgic appeal to me.

    A 1982 Volvo 343gl with a genuine 4k miles. Small cars are white goods now. More reliable, fuel efficient, safe etc etc but not the same character.






    I love that interior colour!

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    My auntie had a Volvo 343GL new. It was an auto box but only had 1 gear. A strange thing to drive I seem to remember.
    My dad had a Volvo 262C in 1979. That was a rare car even back then. A coupe with Silver body and a black vinyl roof.
    Designed by Bertone but looked like a Volvo of the era with a chopped roof.

    I also had a few Volvo's myself. 122s with twin su's unfortunately I couldn't afford to have the underside rust sorted at the time. Then a 144. I just remember that was burgundy with black cloth. The last Volvo I owned was a 244GLE in white with tan leather and a 3 speed auto.

    My other classic was and still is one of my all time favourite cars. A BMW E24 628 csi. Mine was red with green cloth Recaro trim. I loved that car and its the only car I haven't lost any money on. Had it for 3 years and sold it for same as I had paid for it.



    Sorry no pictures of any of the cars but they did all happen.

    I think I would buy another E24 probably a 635 if I had a garage to put it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish boy View Post
    A 1982 Volvo 343gl with a genuine 4k miles.
    Itís funny, but of all the cars in this thread (including the Land Rover, even though Iím actively looking for a shed of a IIa as a long term restoration project) this Volvo moved me the most. Cars these days are just sh*t and itís cRs like this that make me feel that the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish boy View Post
    Good number plate too.

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    1977 T2 - Had it about 8 years now I guess, needed some work when we first got it but just routine maintenance now, its a fun weekend load carrier, bikes and portable BBQ etc, as a practical camper, not so much fun but doable if the weather is nice for a weekend, noisy, slow, woefully fuel inefficient but the wife and kids love it and won't let me swap it for a 924 Turbo.
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    That's awesome Jason and your photo catchs the essence of it perfectly. I could be tempted by a camper but the mrs would be reluctant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    That's awesome Jason and your photo catchs the essence of it perfectly. I could be tempted by a camper but the mrs would be reluctant.
    Thanks!
    Yes, Ive just been looking at some past photo rolls and its been a lot of fun, especially for the kids, they have never known life without it, I can bet in the years ahead they won't remember what car we have but they won't forget 'Campo'.
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    Classic Cars what do you have

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    Hereís mine, a 1972 MGB. Owned for 5 years.

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    My 914 a few years ago on the first-ever trip after the engine rebuild. A pump near the workshop. One of the last non-self service pumps in the area!



    Pride 'n' Joy engine room.

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    Porsches and VW Camper










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    Quote Originally Posted by Bootsy View Post
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    Wow,you must pinch yourself every time you open that garage and try and decide which one to drive!!

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    89 Mk1 Mr2, will dig out some pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale View Post
    Wow,you must pinch yourself every time you open that garage and try and decide which one to drive!!
    Always count myself very fortunate to have them

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    Just to look at them would be enough, but to drive them, well WOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Rumpus View Post
    Probably the shabbiest and slowest car on this thread! I have this wonderful Moggie that I am restoring for my son to use when he hits 17:

    I also have my buggy:
    Nah, I think our Midge would take that honour!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Argon View Post
    Nice M3, benny

    Odd - Iíd always pictured you in a Humber Super Snipe or Wolseley 15/60
    My old dad had a Super Snipe!, I had a Hawk!!


    My old Hawk was smashed to bits when a 18 year old nutter came on to the wrong side of the road and hit us head on at around 60mph (He was overtaing a car the was sat with a righrt indicator going!), I was doing around 40mph, The impact ruptured my wife's liver and almost killed her from internal bleeding- The useless doc's at our local hospital missed it twice!, It took a locum doctor to realise what was happening, He saved her life by getting an ambulance, Surgeons found she'd lost around 3-4 pints of blood, This was back in 1984.


    I had a Sunbeam Alpine years ago! Loved it and fitted twin Stromberg carbs to replace the single unit, It suddenly became very much more nippy but stuttered at 90 as the points were bouncing, I should have fitted a contactless electronic ignition, Never got chance as it was rear ended by a van





    The first car I ever owned, mk1 1100 Escort! Wouldn't pull you off the karzi!!


    I quite enjoyed driving this old bus for a couple of years but it was as thirsty as the old Hawk!!



    Sorry about the quality of the pics, They were from old photographs that weren't too good as i'm rubbish with cameras!


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    I'm going to cheat, this is a modern classic! 16 years old. The engine is certainly a classic, with a production run from 1979 - 2005; I feel ok adding it here.

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    Some of mine from the last 10-years including a Triumph Dolomite 1850HL, Dolomite Sprint, TR7, Acclaim, Rover Metro, Toyota Celica ST182 and Celica VVTL-I.....


    1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


    Triumph TR7 1980 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


    Celica by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopsontoast View Post
    Some of mine from the last 10-years including a Triumph Dolomite 1850HL, Dolomite Sprint, TR7, Acclaim, Rover Metro, Toyota Celica ST182 and Celica VVTL-I.....


    1979 Triumph Dolomite 1850HL by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


    Triumph TR7 1980 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


    Celica by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
    Have had two TR7'S realy like them great design in my opinion very modern at the time still look good.

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    I’ve owned a few classics over the years, had a couple of Triumph Spitfires in the late 70s/1980 ish, followed by an MGB Roadster. In the mid-80s I spent 3 years rebuilding a 1968 MGB GT. In the early 90s I restored another B, which I kept for a couple of years. After a long break from classics I bought a TR6 in 2001, an excellent example which I eventually sold in 2010.......a mistake in hindsight.

    My current classic is a 1970 MGB Roadster, bought in 2015 as my ‘get well’ present following a year of health problems in 2014. Having been restored using a rust-free shell from the USA there are no rust problems and the car hasn’t been cut and welded.

    With an uprated engine and a few suspension mods the car drives nicely. I like old cars but it’s a mistake to try to make them drive like modern ones, a few subtle improvements are fine but it’s better to accept the cars as they were intended to be.

    I liked the TR6, but the MG’s a better car in most respects. The Triumph’s engine is a big plus, but it’s a significantly heavier car; uprating the MG’s engine narrows the performance gap between the two, it’s easy and relatively cheap to do......provided you enjoy rebuilding engines! DIY maintenance is virtually a must if you’re going to run an old car, there’s always something that needs attention. Sadly, the poor quality of replacement parts remains an issue, but unlike watch parts they are readily available for many popular classics.


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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Iíve owned a few classics over the years, had a couple of Triumph Spitfires in the late 70s/1980 ish, followed by an MGB Roadster. In the mid-80s I spent 3 years rebuilding a 1968 MGB GT. In the early 90s I restored another B, which I kept for a couple of years. After a long break from classics I bought a TR6 in 2001, an excellent example which I eventually sold in 2010.......a mistake in hindsight.

    My current classic is a 1970 MGB Roadster, bought in 2015 as my Ďget wellí present following a year of health problems in 2014. Having been restored using a rust-free shell from the USA there are no rust problems and the car hasnít been cut and welded.

    With an uprated engine and a few suspension mods the car drives nicely. I like old cars but itís a mistake to try to make them drive like modern ones, a few subtle improvements are fine but itís better to accept the cars as they were intended to be.

    I liked the TR6, but the MGís a better car in most respects. The Triumphís engine is a big plus, but itís a significantly heavier car; uprating the MGís engine narrows the performance gap between the two, itís easy and relatively cheap to do......provided you enjoy rebuilding engines! DIY maintenance is virtually a must if youíre going to run an old car, thereís always something that needs attention. Sadly, the poor quality of replacement parts remains an issue, but unlike watch parts they are readily available for many popular classics.

    Any pictures of the MG Paul




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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopsontoast View Post
    TR7

    and the Premium edition at that. Black and gold paint, front spoiler, special alloys, full sunroof and the Triumph laurel wreath on the bonnet.
    Mine says hello.

    This was his poorly brother awaiting restoration in the garden(actually never completed, swapped for a Suzuki GSX550ES as I already had the Premium.)
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    Been trawling through the photos of my cars and in some worlds these could be classed as classics.
    First car Mini 850.

    After this and up to date there has been a series of 'standard' cars(Datsun Cherry 120A, Escort Mk3, Escort Mk4, Orion, Sierra, Vectra, Mercedes, BMWs, Toyotas, Nissans, Discovery, FTO, Shoguns etc. etc.) which I owned while indulging in some classics, usually overlapping at least a couple of classics at a time.
    So there was the 2 TR7s above, then.
    944 2.5

    944 S2

    Mercedes E190

    968 Sport

    968 Club Sport

    968 Coupe(with CS suspension and M030)

    BMW 325i Coupe makes an appearance.

    Jaguar XJ40 makes an appearance

    Mercedes W124, with the 325i and 968 Coupe(and the Disco) in the background.

    Change of wheels for the 968 and the 924 makes an appearance after the Jag has gone

    924

    Capri 2.8i for track use.

    As well as a daily runabout I still have these below:
    Toyota Celica

    Porsche 968 Sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanST150 View Post
    I'm going to cheat, this is a modern classic! 16 years old. The engine is certainly a classic, with a production run from 1979 - 2005; I feel ok adding it here.
    Loving those!! Missed having an Alfa V6, last one was a GTV 2.0 V6 TB

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