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    Does my 2002 Vauxhall VX220 count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benz1 View Post
    Does my 2002 Vauxhall VX220 count?

    Yes.

    Its quite a rare car and we need see some pictures

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    Couple of mine, the Porka is the latest edition and can now appreciate why they are so damn addictive.

    Pic taken tonight, when East meets West 


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobafett View Post
    Couple of mine, the Porka is the latest edition and can now appreciate why they are so damn addictive.

    Pic taken tonight, when East meets West 

    Two of my favourite cars as a kid. Superb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobafett View Post
    Couple of mine, the Porka is the latest edition and can now appreciate why they are so damn addictive.

    Pic taken tonight, when East meets West 

    Nice, complementary duo.

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    Those things are magnificent.
    Had one of those. Frighteningly quick, but tremendous fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobafett View Post
    Couple of mine, the Porka is the latest edition and can now appreciate why they are so damn addictive.

    Pic taken tonight, when East meets West 

    Love the orange datsun, more pictures please!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter franks View Post
    Love the orange datsun, more pictures please!!!

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    240Z?

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    That would be my guess!!
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    240Z?

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    We have a lot of really great cars on this thread, hows about we have some pictures of the engine bay, I am sure a lot of owners will be detailing for the Spring. I spent most of yesterday in the garage tarting up the TRs bay


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    I lack the patience to clean engine bays. If the engine's out and the car's apart I`ll take the chance to get everything clean, but leaning over and cleaning fiddly bits isn`t me. I keep my MG reasonably clean, and I like to know that the finish under the layer of dirt is good, but I couldn't spend time keeping it spotless. Likewise the exterior, a quick wash with the bucket and sponge is all mine gets.

    I`m more particular about my watches!

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    I might have to skip this round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    I might have to skip this round.

    It’s not about being pristine, let’s see those V12s V8 V6s Straight 6s

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    Er, yes, well, I've been out in the Healey a bit in the rain and mud of late. The day I collected it when its restoration was finally finished (17 years) I took it to the Revival and it pissed it down with rain. I haven't cleaned the engine bay since. At least the wheels are easy to clean now. When I get round to it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    It’s not about being pristine, let’s see those V12s V8 V6s Straight 6s
    Sorry, only a boring 4 cylinder 2½ litre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    That’s sublime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PreacherCain View Post
    Not entirely sure it counts as a "classic" (it's a 1991 car) but I've had this for 12 years and feel no desire to sell it just yet. Cross-plane V8, transaxle, aluminium body panels and pop-up headlights: what's not to like?

    Cars by preachercain1, on Flickr
    Very nice car. More to the point, it that your house?
    I had a 924 for years and now have a 986 Boxster as my only 'classic' as the Audi Cabriolet goes to its new home later this week.

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    Had this for 7yrs until last summer-just wasn't getting the use it really needed (I had one in the early '80s whilst serving in the then W. Germany and always wanted another.) anyway, she was just lovely; 1975 Opel Kadett GT/E, 2.3litre (non std engine) fuel injection, Bilstein suspension, limited slip rear diff, 5 speed close ratio 'box and lots of other goodies. Miss it but I know it's in a good home; sharing garage space with another one.






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    An Opel! Here, where I live, that's a cult car and has a LOT of followers. Back in the 70s, most youngsters here in the east (like me) went out to buy the most powerful, rally-est Opel Kadett money could buy. Some of those 'youngsters' are still aficionados and quite a few of these cars are still on the roads here.(Like, the Manta, VW Golf I, btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    An Opel! Here, where I live, that's a cult car and has a LOT of followers. Back in the 70s, most youngsters here in the east (like me) went out to buy the most powerful, rally-est Opel Kadett money could buy. Some of those 'youngsters' are still aficionados and quite a few of these cars are still on the roads here.(Like, the Manta, VW Golf I, btw)

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    I was once told it’s was the Euro lads equivalent of the mark 2 Escort. Looking at it they are similar

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    That Opel is lovely.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    That Opel is lovely.
    Likewise - an old mate used to rally one. Had a letterbox shaped slot in the bonnet where the flywheel and gearbox had parted company resulting in the flywheel exiting via the bonnet!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    I was once told it’s was the Euro lads equivalent of the mark 2 Escort. Looking at it they are similar

    Yes, that's more or less correct! Especially young farmers' lads here in the East used to thrash these cars along the backroads in the eastern part of the country. (Me likewise, although not from a farming family). That rear wheel drive car caused some hairy moments - nothing to do with the driver of course... Mine was an orange one. Real 70s colour!

    One like this: pic from the 'net. Fun part was tons of auxiliary lights and a large reverse lamp on the back (pit-dark country lanes...). When the GTE arrived, we all wanted go-faster parts on our modest Kadetts!

    In the end, things changed dramatically. Very sad. A guy in the village, always drove like he'd stolen that car. One night in April, May, he went home, speeding of course. He hit a cyclist and without stopping he ran from the scene. Ultimately to find out that he'd killed his own mom who was returning from a church choir practice. I wasn't around at the time. I was in the Army - I heard about it when I was on leave a few days later. I remember going to the funeral with my mother who was a choir member as well. Sitting on that church pew next to my mother, marked the end of my adventurous driving.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1956 View Post
    currently residing I my garage , is the 1600E owned for 44 years, and the 35 model y ( hotrod) built & owned for 25 years. I don't lik parting with my possessions LOL

    Lord, if only i could tell my 18yr old self not to sell that 1600E in favour of an MG midget.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post

    In the end, things changed dramatically. Very sad. A guy in the village, always drove like he'd stolen that car. One night in April, May, he went home, speeding of course. He hit a cyclist and without stopping he ran from the scene. Ultimately to find out that he'd killed his own mom who was returning from a church choir practice. I wasn't around at the time. I was in the Army - I heard about it when I was on leave a few days later. I remember going to the funeral with my mother who was a choir member as well. Sitting on that church pew next to my mother, marked the end of my adventurous driving.

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    What a terribly sad story

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    Quote Originally Posted by emgee View Post
    Had this for 7yrs until last summer-just wasn't getting the use it really needed (I had one in the early '80s whilst serving in the then W. Germany and always wanted another.) anyway, she was just lovely; 1975 Opel Kadett GT/E, 2.3litre (non std engine) fuel injection, Bilstein suspension, limited slip rear diff, 5 speed close ratio 'box and lots of other goodies. Miss it but I know it's in a good home; sharing garage space with another one.

    I have fond memories of the Opel Kadett, as it's the car I passed my test in. A saloon, and a rather nasty brown, but this was back in the 80's. I've always thought the coupé was a pretty car, that one looks lovely.

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    A few cars from the Classic and Restoration Show at the NEC today

    Escort Mexico




    Lotus Cortina



    Merc Pagoda



    Cosworth Sierra




    And my ugly mug with Mike


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    A ‘76 MG Midget, one day I will learn how to post photos.

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    Wow. some fabulous cars here, many we just don't see in the states. I belong to local British Car club, with some interesting vehicles and a great group of guys.
    I have a '79 MGB. Its reliable, comfortable with a new interior/wheels and solid. One of these days I'll paint it.


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    Lovely weather here in the UK today, so a perfect opportunity to get the Pork out and take it for a spin.


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    Same here Andy got the TR out and went to watch the first Sprint warm up meeting at Curbrough Lichfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Same here Andy got the TR out and went to watch the first Sprint warm up meeting at Curbrough Lichfield
    Nice. The roads however seemed packed with old men, wearing leathers, riding very large and noisy motorcycles - slowly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobafett View Post
    Couple of mine, the Porka is the latest edition and can now appreciate why they are so damn addictive.

    Pic taken tonight, when East meets West 

    Lovely. Absolutely love the Datsun! Have always wanted to go in one - never had the chance. Yours is in a great colour too, really looks the business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Nice. The roads however seemed packed with old men, wearing leathers, riding very large and noisy motorcycles slowly
    Bet they knew their watches though.

    Used to ogle the 240/260/280zs around the time my father purchased a 200l. Remember driving through a flooded ford and the rear footwells filling with water under the doors. It was only after arriving at our destination, c25 miles later, that we discovered the recoverable bungs in the footwell. Clever.
    The whole car was a discovery in thoughtful, organised, Japanese car building compared to previous British made cars (Viva, Hunter et al).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Nice. The roads however seemed packed with old men, wearing leathers, riding very large and noisy motorcycles - slowly

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    Let’s hope they’d taxed their vehicles, eh?

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    Just an old BMW 330 now, looking back to 1991 when i started driving they are all probably classicish now.

    Bmw 635 csi, Jag xjs v12, Jag 3.6 Sovereign, Jag xjs 3.6, Merc 230ce, Jag xj8 3.2, Porsche 928s2, 928s4, 924s, Jag xj8 3.6, Merc w126 300se, Mazda xedos 9 v6, Honda legend 3.5, Honda accord 3.0 v6 coupes, Merc cl500's, merc s500L, merc s550 amg, Citroen c6, vw phaeton. Yep even some of the more modern ones are edging towards banger classicdom.

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    It is a Jalpa from 1985.

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    An Urraco?

    That is rare - late model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    Lovely weather here in the UK today, so a perfect opportunity to get the Pork out and take it for a spin.


    looks superb.

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    And my ugly mug with Mike

    What watch was he wearing? He loves his timepieces.

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    It looked like a Sub or a GMT only got a fleeting glance. I was wearing my Glycine Eugene Meylan

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    First time out of the garage in quite a while. Good to hear her again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-GB View Post
    What watch was he wearing? He loves his timepieces.
    Mike looks a lot healthier. Lost weight, I think.

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    First time out of the garage in quite a while. Good to hear her again.


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    Good to see it on the road again. March 31 marks the 10 b’day of the finish of my TR’s restoration.

    I’m going to give myself and my car a present. I’m considering 3 options:

    - replacing the w/wheels for Minilites
    - adding ‘Brookland screens’ for hardcore driving without a windscreen
    - replacing the SU carbs for Mikuni’s

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    - replacing the w/wheels for Minilites
    Noooooooo! Boring, boring, boring, boring, cliched.

    They were cool once but with with so many classics wearing them I am just sick of the sight of them. If you must have alloys, Revolutions four spokes are much cooler. Personally I love the look of wires though I recognise they have their downsides.

    I'd love to put my Sprite on wires but the WW axles for the quarter elliptically sprung cars are rare and I don't like the idea of adaptors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    Noooooooo! Boring, boring, boring, boring, cliched.

    They were cool once but with with so many classics wearing them I am just sick of the sight of them. If you must have alloys, Revolutions four spokes are much cooler. Personally I love the look of wires though I recognise they have their downsides.

    I'd love to put my Sprite on wires but the WW axles for the quarter elliptically sprung cars are rare and I don't like the idea of adaptors.

    Agreed. A nice period wheel option would be some chrome moon discs. Very stylish and easy to keep clean.

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