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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. It’s not a gratuitous thread for me to post pictures of my TR6 so I won’t, just a genuine request to see some nice new, old or rare cars.

    Paul

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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.

    Wouldn’t 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.

    Wouldn’t 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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    Mrs R has owned this since 1997 when we bought it new.
    It gets used every workday for a 30-mile round trip commute.

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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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    1969


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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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    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'.
    Cheers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by stiglet View Post
    ..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


    Wow, would love one of these.

    I don't personally own this but for the last 8 years I have looked after this for my brother who has emigrated to New Zealand. Full nuts and bolt rebuild and respray before he left. Nice to use for the month we have sunshine over here.




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    I ran a series of Jaguar Mk11's and a XJ6 Coupe for nearly 22 years. They were good fun but always needed tinkering to keep them in top shape.

    I sold the Coupe in 2004 and have been buying Honda Civics ever since which have been boringly ultra reliable.

    I also have had just over 30 British motorcycles over the years but sold my last one, a 1960 BSA 650cc twin, to a friend last year.

    I suspect my "classic" era is now over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paneristi372 View Post

    I don't personally own this but for the last 8 years I have looked after this for my brother who has emigrated to New Zealand. Full nuts and bolt rebuild and respray before he left. Nice to use for the month we have sunshine over here.





    Very nice

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    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


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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.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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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

    Any pics of the 1600E Interior.

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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

    1600E, now you're talking!
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    Classic Cars what do you have

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    Here’s 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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    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.....


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Any pics of the 1600E Interior.
    hi. its updated from the original vinyl to full leather recaros, but std wood caps/dash
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    1993 Rover 214SEi with Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum sticker in the window.

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    Currently have a mk1 escort with all steel n/a cosworth engine in it, totally standard early 3.0 e36 m3 and a standard for now 1966 mk1 cortina


















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    Very nice collection

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    Love a 1600E

    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1956 View Post
    hi. its updated from the original vinyl to full leather recaros, but std wood caps/dash
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    Tastefully done Sir just beautiful

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    Some beautiful Cars boys, keep them coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idc0001 View Post
    Shouldn't there be a bit more stuff in there, like battery and coolant and brake reservoirs etc? Is it all in the boot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    Shouldn't there be a bit more stuff in there, like battery and coolant and brake reservoirs etc? Is it all in the boot?
    Battery is in the boot, Rad and the brake and clutch reservoirs are in engine bay

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    Lovely Yellow that mind I would say that as the TR is Mimosa

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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
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    Classic Cars what do you have

    [/QUOTE] Loving those!! Missed having an Alfa V6, last one was a GTV 2.0 V6 TB
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    I had an Alfa 75 with the V6 engine. Made a lovely noise but had an insatiable appetite for head gaskets. Also had the TwinSpark version. Slightly fewer horsepower but a better drive in many ways

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    Safely tucked away in the garage at this time of year so here's an older pic.

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