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I used to love my 440 turbo. Thought it was great and really quick. Would hate it now no doubt. 

If you took the ashtray out, you could get to a small vacuum pipe (I presume) and clamping it off made the turbo over boost and it flew then. Dunno why I thought that was a good idea but I was young and stupid. 

6 minutes ago, david gott said:

Yes done the arches it had £250 of paint, mot prep today came back great and solid underneath! Got a Volvo 440 n reg, one owner with 25k miles to prep now, bugger knows how I’m getting these old cart horses 

 

 

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David, I did well out of your last Volvo coupe, if the 440 sticks around (lets hope not) call me :-) 

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4 minutes ago, Screenman said:

That is the later model, plenty of them still around.

Oh right. Yes. Duh. Idiot. Pop up lights on the older ones. 

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The mind boggles with some of this old shite. I’ve had a few old trade-ins etc. and it seems old Mondeos & scruffy Rover 75 estates (must be diesel) are a sought after commodity. One chap buying my latest 75 even mumbled something about there’s a nostalgia surrounding the British motors industry!! I nearly choked stifling my laughter.

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12 minutes ago, BHM said:

The mind boggles with some of this old shite. I’ve had a few old trade-ins etc. and it seems old Mondeos & scruffy Rover 75 estates (must be diesel) are a sought after commodity. One chap buying my latest 75 even mumbled something about there’s a nostalgia surrounding the British motors industry!! I nearly choked stifling my laughter.

A low mileage auto 75 D Estate is a bar of gold. Punters get gooey over the perceived wonder of it having a BMW engine in it  -all be it fitted the wrong way round.  

I have a mildly mad (or probably should I say - delightfully eccentric-) punter in Southern Ireland, who has amassed his own little private Rover collection that he calls his museum. 

I have supplied him with a few gems over the years. Now I’m not talking about what we would call classic models, but rather 100s, 25s, 45s, 75s etc.

One exception was a 60’s rover 75 :P4 is it? I don’t understand anything before 1970 -but I was told it wasn’t the right model by another trader in the know. He was talking about getting a P5 at some stage, last time he bored, I mean spoke to me and again, not the right one/not a coupe  

He’s a lovely guy, but proper mad and loves them. 

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Moving this conversation on from mazda 323s but keeping it very much on the idea of the 'modern classic', I don't suppose any of you were in Enfield yesterday for the BMW sale (I have bmw Park Lane in my head but not sure if correct). 

Anyway, 

I had spied a 44k mile 1996 vw vento for sale on the bca app, 1 owner and no less than 20 main dealer stamps and being into old volkswagens I thought I might have a cheeky bid. 

Grade 4, out of mot but failed it's test on minor stuff plus it was an auto so never going to be worth fortunes. 

Got in front of the screen to watch a 65 plate Cayenne make 34k then a merc eclass almost 7k and the auctioneer was rattling through the cars rightly as they do... 

Then came the trip down memory lane. 

'Gentlemen, there are few times in our lives when we are able to have a snapshot into what life was like 20 years ago... And here we have this opportunity' (or some such guff) 

It was like the world slowed down and I turned to my wife and said well that's this thing now going to be sold for fortunes, just watch. 

She turned round and said, 'why what does it cap at? ' (I nearly missed the auction laughing at her) 

So I stuck a bid in at £100, then they moved it up to start at £900, so I thought fuck it - a grand, it has to be worth 2-2.5k sitting pretty to the right buyer. 

It finished at two grand. 

Plus fees, plus mot and any prep it needs. 

Soon to be found on ebay at 6k and festering on some lot for the next 2-3 years until the buyer gets sensible and realises they haven't a mission. 

But, maybe it was a private nutter or maybe the trader is an optimist.

Im still sore at missing it for a grand mind. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Linctrader said:

Moving this conversation on from mazda 323s but keeping it very much on the idea of the 'modern classic', I don't suppose any of you were in Enfield yesterday for the BMW sale (I have bmw Park Lane in my head but not sure if correct). 

Anyway, 

I had spied a 44k mile 1996 vw vento for sale on the bca app, 1 owner and no less than 20 main dealer stamps and being into old volkswagens I thought I might have a cheeky bid. 

Grade 4, out of mot but failed it's test on minor stuff plus it was an auto so never going to be worth fortunes. 

Got in front of the screen to watch a 65 plate Cayenne make 34k then a merc eclass almost 7k and the auctioneer was rattling through the cars rightly as they do... 

Then came the trip down memory lane. 

'Gentlemen, there are few times in our lives when we are able to have a snapshot into what life was like 20 years ago... And here we have this opportunity' (or some such guff) 

It was like the world slowed down and I turned to my wife and said well that's this thing now going to be sold for fortunes, just watch. 

She turned round and said, 'why what does it cap at? ' (I nearly missed the auction laughing at her) 

So I stuck a bid in at £100, then they moved it up to start at £900, so I thought fuck it - a grand, it has to be worth 2-2.5k sitting pretty to the right buyer. 

It finished at two grand. 

Plus fees, plus mot and any prep it needs. 

Soon to be found on ebay at 6k and festering on some lot for the next 2-3 years until the buyer gets sensible and realises they haven't a mission. 

But, maybe it was a private nutter or maybe the trader is an optimist.

Im still sore at missing it for a grand mind. 

 

seriously?

they didnt sell back then

did it have those course yard brushes on the autostick to stop spogs dropping in?

you misses a very large bullet in my opinion

buy something people want

that car is a classic viewing on ebay sunday night then you click to the next car you dont want

emocon emocon emocon.......................

 

 

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7 minutes ago, boring dave said:

seriously?

they didnt sell back then

did it have those course yard brushes on the autostick to stop spogs dropping in?

you misses a very large bullet in my opinion

buy something people want

that car is a classic viewing on ebay sunday night then you click to the next car you dont want

emocon emocon emocon.......................

 

 

Probably, 

That's the illness some of us have about liking cars as well as selling them. 

I still knew when to retreat though, the buyer on the other hand has to be in the shit and got totally caught up.

Or is crazy. 

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Just now, Linctrader said:

Probably, 

That's the illness some of us have about liking cars as well as selling them. 

I still knew when to retreat though, the buyer on the other hand has to be in the shit and got totally caught up.

Or is crazy. 

fight the illness

go left bat

say a nice fiat 132 with the 2 litre twinky

theres only one on ebay and i dont like that one,nasty interior

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Fiat 124 Sport Coupe , 2 litre twinky with 2 x twinchoke downdraught IDA Webers ......................

I had one of those when I was 17, fastest bloody thing I'd ever driven at that age, and soooooo much quicker than my mates Mk1 Escorts / Minis / Vivas etc 

Still no emoticons :( so ............... cool ............   \oo/

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51 minutes ago, Dave2302 said:

Fiat 124 Sport Coupe , 2 litre twinky with 2 x twinchoke downdraught IDA Webers ......................

I had one of those when I was 17, fastest bloody thing I'd ever driven at that age, and soooooo much quicker than my mates Mk1 Escorts / Minis / Vivas etc 

Still no emoticons :( so ............... cool ............   \oo/

Superminafouri? (excuse the spelling)

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No, 124 Sport Coupe a 2 dr Coupe, IIRC they were the only FIAT's that had the 2 twinchoke option, most only had a single T/C ;)

one of these :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-124-Sport-Coupe-Well-known-UK-RHD-Car-Superb-Condition/292119449896?hash=item4403ad1128:g:D1UAAOSwhvFZGzCH

That one is a 1600 Twink, mine was a 2.0 ;)

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Arrrrrgh no :(

Are you old enough to remember the TV advert ....................

Very big Italian Family all at FIAT Dealership and buying Cars to go back to the motherland ................

The 'elder Iytie' says to Salesman "We a takea 3 Mirafiori weeeth a da free 'olidays and a 3 Mirafiori weeeth a da free petrol"

LOLOLOL

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13 minutes ago, Dave2302 said:

Arrrrrgh no :(

Are you old enough to remember the TV advert ....................

Very big Italian Family all at FIAT Dealership and buying Cars to go back to the motherland ................

The 'elder Iytie' says to Salesman "We a takea 3 Mirafiori weeeth a da free 'olidays and a 3 Mirafiori weeeth a da free petrol"

LOLOLOL

I'm probably old enough (45) but I can't remember.

I am sure my old man had the Fiat twin cam in one of his Morgans - went like stink for a wooden framed car.

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2 hours ago, Dave2302 said:

No, 124 Sport Coupe a 2 dr Coupe, IIRC they were the only FIAT's that had the 2 twinchoke option, most only had a single T/C ;)

one of these :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-124-Sport-Coupe-Well-known-UK-RHD-Car-Superb-Condition/292119449896?hash=item4403ad1128:g:D1UAAOSwhvFZGzCH

That one is a 1600 Twink, mine was a 2.0 ;)

just looked at the photos it has one of those crap add on overtaking mirrors you could buy at the time from motorworld? with the plastic glass you could see nothing in and oh look its gone droopy draws like they did

happy times .not

nice car mind but im just thinking of all the welding it will need sooner rather than later, fiats were the worst on the road at this period 3 year old cars with no sills,terrible......(obviously lada and moskwich were even worse but we aint talking about dem) smilie smilie.....

1 minute ago, Mark101 said:

I'm probably old enough (45) but I can't remember.

I am sure my old man had the Fiat twin cam in one of his Morgans - went like stink for a wooden framed car.

it was the sound i loved

thats the only reason i would have another

plus proper petrol 4/5 star on the overun from the exhaust unburnt

beautiful smell, you kids wont know what im on about smilie smilie.......

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LOL that car, at the age of 17, was when I bought my first MIG, plus ponced a CO2 Bottle and regulator from a local Pub and learned how to Weld and Paint Cellulose ;) 

Oh happy days lol :)

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2 minutes ago, boring dave said:

just looked at the photos it has one of those crap add on overtaking mirrors you could buy at the time from motorworld? with the plastic glass you could see nothing in and oh look its gone droopy draws like they did

happy times .not

nice car mind but im just thinking of all the welding it will need sooner rather than later, fiats were the worst on the road at this period 3 year old cars with no sills,terrible......(obviously lada and moskwich were even worse but we aint talking about dem) smilie smilie.....

it was the sound i loved

thats the only reason i would have another

plus proper petrol 4/5 star on the overun from the exhaust unburnt

beautiful smell, you kids wont know what im on about smilie smilie.......

My Mini 1275GT had great overun, unburnt fuel that ignited on exit from the cherry bomb - awesome.

Best sounding car was my 5.0 S/C XK - that on overun sounded evil.

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I got Fiat for peanuts in 1979 'cos it had failed on sills and Inner Floorpan edges, nicked it off a local skint guy ;)

I wore that "Clarke" Mig out on all the Mini's and Escort 1's and 2's I had back then :laugh:

My S/C Merc S Class has Pulleys, Carlsson Back Boxes and De Cat, that thing sounds evil on both overrun and WOT :) 

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38 minutes ago, Dave2302 said:

I got Fiat for peanuts in 1979 'cos it had failed on sills and Inner Floorpan edges, nicked it off a local skint guy ;)

I wore that "Clarke" Mig out on all the Mini's and Escort 1's and 2's I had back then :laugh:

My S/C Merc S Class has Pulleys, Carlsson Back Boxes and De Cat, that thing sounds evil on both overrun and WOT :) 

ive still got my clarke as it holds the midi bottle nicely,my newer welder sits on top,never got round to gutting it so its a bit top heavy,i still pay nearly £30 a quarter for bottle rental but its very rare i fire up the mig these days,also have oxy aceteline ,keep thinking of buying a mini ductor but so far not been beaten

48 minutes ago, Mark101 said:

My Mini 1275GT had great overun, unburnt fuel that ignited on exit from the cherry bomb - awesome.

Best sounding car was my 5.0 S/C XK - that on overun sounded evil.

never had a mini 1275 but unfortunately ive never liked minis so thats why

nasty things to work on so, i was a ford man

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