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    Have a 944S2 tucked away for winter in the garage.

    Lovely machine to drive but needs a suspension overhaul before the summer as itís a little wobbly around fast corners. Hardly surprising with 30yo bushes / springs and shocks.

    Photos to follow.

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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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    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 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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    89 Mk1 Mr2, will dig out some pictures.

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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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    1999 TVR Chimaera here. No airbags, no ABS, no traction control......... No reliability!





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    Sound of that engine makes up for all that

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    A modern classic for me (on the left).



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    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:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Rumpus View Post

    I also have my buggy:

    They're great fun aren't they. I built a GP in the early '70's.

    Yours looks gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benny.c View Post
    A modern classic for me (on the left).


    Lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    They're great fun aren't they. I built a GP in the early '70's.

    Yours looks gorgeous.
    Cheers Neil, there's nothing better on a sunny day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    Any pictures of the MG Paul
    Sorted!



    Here's one of the engine and gearbox waiting patiently to go back in (2016). I'm envious of the nice big garages shown on this thread, more so than I am of the cars, I`m stuck with a small garage that makes working on the car a challenge to say the least. If the 'right' house with a big garage came up for sale we'd move tomorrow........but I can`t magic one up out of thin air.

    Having bought a restored car I ended up taking it all to pieces again....but that's a LONG story.

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    Had a number of classics over the years Minis to E-Types..

    Currently have this:-



    Started out looking like this:-



    Current project.. As it arrived in the UK before I purchased it:-




    Current state, following hours of welding, re-forming crap-quality new parts (Sills, A-Posts, etc):-


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    I`m sure the MGA won't stay that colour, but I think it looks good in metallic blue!

    The birth-year watch fad never appeals to me but a birth-year car has a ring to it.........1958 MGA with a few mods/upgrades would be tempting, although Mr Wallet and Mrs Walker wouldn't be at all pleased.

    Best stick with the 'B'.

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    Some nice motors on here

    In the "gone but not forgotten" category this is my old 1968 Cooper S MkII which had a Richard Longman Metro Challenge engine - evil thing on the road, as it lurched to the right on each gear change (due to the LSD)

    Quite quick in its day , though







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    My daily driver.



    Summer cars.




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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 benny.c View Post
    A modern classic for me (on the left).



    Lovely cars. The best M you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    I`m sure the MGA won't stay that colour, but I think it looks good in metallic blue!

    The birth-year watch fad never appeals to me but a birth-year car has a ring to it.........1958 MGA with a few mods/upgrades would be tempting, although Mr Wallet and Mrs Walker wouldn't be at all pleased.

    Best stick with the 'B'.
    The colour looks far better in the pictures than it really is.. Started life as OEW, then red and black at some point in its life, finally the electric blue.. Whoever did it, in the US, made a right pigs ear of the job and even had the audacity to sign his name (in paint) on the inside of one of the doors...

    Its a 1956 - 1500cc, originally left the factory in OEW, with black leather interior.. It will be restored and painted in OEW, but planning on beige/biscuit leather interior and hood/tonneau

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Idc0001 View Post
    Lovely cars. The best M you think?
    In my opinion yes. Itís very involving to drive and great fun even at road legal speeds. The rarity, dogleg box, LHD, hi reving motor etc all add to its ďspecialnessĒ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incredible Sulk View Post
    1999 TVR Chimaera here. No airbags, no ABS, no traction control......... No reliability!





    Looks lovely that, I've got a '95 4.0 in Ross Pearl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Queen View Post
    1969

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    1971

    Beauties!!! 😍

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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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    1997 Chimaera 450.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3 View Post
    Seriously? And you hadn't told us? You don't get away with a simple (but stunning) pic!!! We need more of that.

    This is like a watch thread about 'Oldies, what do you have in the drawer?' and you turn up with a Rolex 5513/5517 without any comment.

    Menno

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    Iíve posted pics before. I still have a 1999 GT3 Club Sport and a 2005 Renault Clio Trophy which could probably be classed as modern classics.
    Andy

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    Some lovely cars here, quality Pork, old British motors, plus some unsual cars like the Saab 96 and Volvo, but the winner has to be the lightweight Jag.

    Much more info required. For example.

    Semi or full light weight.
    original or reimagined.
    Raced or garage queen.

    I still have my 1990 Porsche 964 C2 Manual Coupe, but cannot post pictures as they are in Photobucket land.

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    ^ agree with andyg.
    I have a humble Stag and a TR7 and previously had a TR6 for a decade.

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    Great thread, some beautiful motors especially the TVR and 993 content :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Seriously? And you hadn't told us? You don't get away with a simple (but stunning) pic!!! We need more of that.

    This is like a watch thread about 'Oldies, what do you have in the drawer?' and you turn up with a Rolex 5513/5517 without any comment. Menno.
    Wow! Iíd like to know more. A lightweight low-drag E-type, or Eagle? Help us cmcm.
    Also, can I have a go?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by benny.c View Post
    A modern classic for me (on the left).


    Nice M3, benny

    Odd - Iíd always pictured you in a Humber Super Snipe or Wolseley 15/60

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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 Irish boy View Post
    Good number plate too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argon View Post
    Nice M3, benny

    Odd - Iíd always pictured you in a Humber Super Snipe or Wolseley 15/60
    Ha, thanks.

    If it helps complete your mental picture, my daily driver is a 5.7 Hemi Cherokee

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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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    That last car is a Toyota if I am not mistaken, was it the top of the range model, rare beast now.

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    [IMG]Untitled by Simon C, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]Untitled by Simon C, on Flickr[/IMG]

    1965 Fastback with 408ci stroker engine, disk brakes, restored and noisy / fast / fun

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    Classic Cars what do you have

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    Thatís lovely!



    My father and I have a joint hobby trying to keep this on the road.
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    She's 20 years old this year so maybe an aspiring classic!


    Mike

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    What lump is in the Cobra.

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