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Some of you may have seen this before, but it's interesting seeing this version with all the models pointed out. What a find!

 

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2 minutes ago, Bruv said:

  A friend had a 1953 DeSoto Firedome for many years with the Hemi V8 that was a quick car, You can't beat those old MoPars. 

 

 

Damn straight!

Folks always think about the muscle cars and the ponies as the quick ones, granted a Plymouth 340 Cuda or a 426 Hemi Challenger is quick but they were aimed at the young end of the market...A quality executive spec car is always quicker though, once had a 1970 Chrysler New Yorker 440 cu, 4 door bench seater, took 12 people to Glastonbury in it!

Once made the mistake of going to Keele in a '70 440 R/T Challenger, didn't see much of the niter, spent most of it fielding questions about the car in the car-park and showing people the chromework on the engine I had spent weeks rebuilding, wasn't my car, a customers, only used to go to Keele in Yanks because of fuel consumption! My lass used to moan like hell when we did that, she'd spend the whole night on her own on the dancefloor, mates used to enjoy goin' to the events though, in those days I wasn't afraid to open up a six-bbl carb, garage I worked were a bit 'Mopar-nuts' at the time I was one of the very few if any mechanics in the UK to have served their time on Yank motors, used to push-bike to work then burn around in yanks all day, weekends I'd take a motor home and blow all my wages on petrol, again much to my lass's annoyance...Long-suffering my lass was/is!

Can't afford any yank iron these days, got a lot of pals though on the scene so still get to drive the odd one or two!

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10 minutes ago, Peter99 said:

I had a Vauxhall Firenza. Mine was white. I used to call it The Shark. Can you see why?

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1.8 or 2.3 slant 4? Either way nice motor! Done loads of Magnums, Droopsnoots, VX490s, once put a 7litre Olds V8 in a Ventura, think it's still kicking around 30 years later! Lovin' this thread, can't wait for someone to start the Vintage geetars thread, it's comin' I can feel it!...

Great thread, great listnin to some great Northern oldies tooling around in iron like that, look how lovely that Viva coupe is compared to modern computer designed generic sh**e!

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2 minutes ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

1.8 or 2.3 slant 4? Either way nice motor! Done loads of Magnums, Droopsnoots, VX490s, once put a 7litre Olds V8 in a Ventura, think it's still kicking around 30 years later! Lovin' this thread, can't wait for someone to start the Vintage geetars thread, it's comin' I can feel it!...

Great thread, great listnin to some great Northern oldies tooling around in iron like that, look how lovely that Viva coupe is compared to modern computer designed generic sh**e!

Cant remember which model to be honest. One of my mums friends - an old school mechanic, serviced and tuned it for me once. It purred like a brand new engine. Clever bloke. I seem to remember his name was Curt! 

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Just now, Peter99 said:

Cant remember which model to be honest. One of my mums friends - an old school mechanic, serviced and tuned it for me once. It purred like a brand new engine. Clever bloke. I seem to remember his name was Curt! 

Yet nowadays an engine can't function without an onboard computer ECU, my 2 litre series 1 landy has a sidevalve engine that runs like a swiss watch, sounds like an E-type Jag...

This Curt sounds like cool character, anyone who can get a Viva running good was a bit of a hero back in the day, they weren't known for running very well especially the slant 4 which was basically one half of a V8!

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2 minutes ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

Yet nowadays an engine can't function without an onboard computer ECU, my 2 litre series 1 landy has a sidevalve engine that runs like a swiss watch, sounds like an E-type Jag...

This Curt sounds like cool character, anyone who can get a Viva running good was a bit of a hero back in the day, they weren't known for running very well especially the slant 4 which was basically one half of a V8!

Yep he was just some old geezer. It was rough as anything till he took it home for the day. When he bought it back it was like he'd put a new engine in it! I seem to recall it cost me £20!

Happy days.

Pete

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1 hour ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

Yes I'm not sure which law it is but deffo illegal. I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about if I tell you I used to have a bonneted FG wrecker and a Commer Q4 back in the 90s when we used to hang around up Stonehenge, Arundel common, Kirkby Stephen and other similar tourist attractions. :thumbsup:

Best wishes maaan!

AHHH! Nows ya talkin I had an FGK4O and I loved that lorry. Old PO van used to tote my Sound System round in it. Morris it were i really miss it to this day. Classic commercials do it for me now even get the magazine. Only trainspotting the last stages of nerdom left open to me now.

Nice thread bruv.? 

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7 minutes ago, Peter99 said:

Yep he was just some old geezer. It was rough as anything till he took it home for the day. When he bought it back it was like he'd put a new engine in it! I seem to recall it cost me £20!

Happy days.

Pete

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I can tell you now that he adjusted the tappet clearances!

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Just now, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

I can tell you now that he adjusted the tappet clearances!

yes he did!

 

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The drop snoot Firenze was one of my dream cars when I were a lad.

 

Oh, and Magnums too.

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8 minutes ago, themroc said:

AHHH! Nows ya talkin I had an FGK4O and I loved that lorry. Old PO van used to tote my Sound System round in it. Morris it were i really miss it to this day. Classic commercials do it for me now even get the magazine. Only trainspotting the last stages of nerdom left open to me now.

Nice thread bruv.? 

Yeah, had loads of thrupenny bits back in the day, always thrust bearing wear in the diesels, we used to braze two thrust washers together to take out the crankshaft endfloat, that and the welding used to resurrect them on a regular basis, often building a beavertail back and stitching the banger lads up with 'em.

Crap phone photo of the type WF, used to drag a Q4 REME workshop on an A-frame behind this back in the fezzie days!

Sixth sense says our paths may have crossed.

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12 hours ago, Peter99 said:

I had a Vauxhall Firenza. Mine was white. I used to call it The Shark. Can you see why?

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Didn't they get a reputation of the doors bursting open ?

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1 hour ago, Chris L said:

Didn't they get a reputation of the doors bursting open ?

Not sure Chris. Thankfully didn't happen to me. 

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2 hours ago, Chris L said:

Didn't they get a reputation of the doors bursting open ?

Any car that isn't maintained correctly will suffer as a result, properly looked after, ie: having the door latches and mechanism greased periodically will prevent this. When the latch becomes sticky and the springs worn very likely the doors may burst open, never had it happen on a Viva or anything else I've worked on unless it's been in for having new door latches or adjustment, very common fix on VW buses, again lack of maintenance is the cause. There is provision for adjustment of the lock striker in the B-pillar (or C-pillar if it's a four door) to correct any wear present in the latch or hinge pins, all vehicles need to be looked at periodically by someone who knows what they're doing otherwise silly problems like that develop and the car always gets the blame!

With Land Rovers if the bulkhead isn't correctly shimmed at the mounting points on the chassis the doors often fly open on corners being as the body is not one piece, again though it's either lack of maintenance or incorrectly set up.

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On ‎04‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 23:32, Parkypine said:

Here is one of my nicer Simca 1000 

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Hi, very nice motor!

Funny I never had a Simca or worked on one but funny thing is I miss seeing 'em, like a lot of rare cars they have a unique beauty seldom seen with modern cars! Very nice.

Have a mate who has two Imps, have done welding to Imps, Minxes, Avengers etc  in the past, Hillman like Humber and other Rootes products I love, especially the big Humbers, being a big fan of Commer Superpoise, Q4 commercial and Karrier Bantams.

You sir, have some nice iron! :thumbsup:

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Used to have this Jag Sovereign, 5.4 so very smooth........  once i set up my own business and wasn't on company fuel I couldn't justify it anymore at 14 to 18 mpg.

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my pride and joy some years earlier was a Cortina 1600E  (wooden dashboard and reclining seats!) until i drove it across a roundabout as a short cut and the suspension struts both gave way.....

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3 hours ago, Chris L said:

Didn't they get a reputation of the doors bursting open ?

I think it also came in a 2.3 version, pretty fast seem to remember. Only ever had 1 Vauxhall in the UK, this bewt...........

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3 minutes ago, Chris L said:

I think it also came in a 2.3 version, pretty fast seem to remember. Only ever had 1 Vauxhall in the UK, this bewt...........

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That is the Victor/Ventura platform, in 2300 spec it would be known as a VX490, very nice motor styled after the 67 Chevrolet Camaro also a GM product, I once put a 7 litre oldsmobile V8 in one of these, a Ventura, I'm told it's still around after nearly thirty years, I love these cars but what a crying shame they didn't make a two door coupe version, imagine that! That 72 Victor probably an 1800 in that condition probably around 8-10 grand now.

Lovely car!

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21 minutes ago, bbrich said:

Used to have this Jag Sovereign, 5.4 so very smooth........  once i set up my own business and wasn't on company fuel I couldn't justify it anymore at 14 to 18 mpg. my pride and joy some years earlier was a Cortina 1600E  (wooden dashboard and reclining seats!) until i drove it across a roundabout as a short cut and the suspension struts both gave way.....

Lovely car especially the V12 option, bugger to set up though. Fantastic number plate, you wish you'd kept that!

It would've been the shock absorbers that gave way on the 1600E as they had wishbone suspension, as opposed to the Escort platform that had Macphersons (Struts).

I know, I know... I'm a nerd, currently logged in here in my garage and doing some welding on a 60s landy hence me replying quickly to posts, anything is better than doin' this s***!

Still, got a nice Northern Oldies playlist on so... nowt like listening to NS for getting things done quickly!

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I sold the number plate seperately for about double what i paid if i remember.  I did think they were macpherson struts on the Cortina1600E but only because that is what some mates said they were - all i know is they were not supposed to be seperated from the rest of the car when trying to re-enact a scene from 'dukes of hazard' (I am a lot more sensible now...)...

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 Couple of picture's of my 1956 Chevrolet BelAir with a 1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod doing a wedding in the summer, I have owned the chevy now since 1991. 

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2 minutes ago, Bruv said:

 Couple of picture's of my 1956 Chevrolet BelAir with a 1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod doing a wedding in the summer, I have owned the chevy now since 1991. 

 

Beautiful car, love the Tri-Chevys!

235 or 265? Or...?

 

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23 hours ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

Thank you very much, the car still has the original 265 ci V8 the car was imported from Atlanta Georgia in late 1990, and came up for sale in Exchange and Mart in June 1991

I had been looking for a 1950's car for months and this car was at a sensible price as the fella needed money quick. 

 

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8 hours ago, Bruv said:

Thank you very much, the car still has the original 265 ci V8 the car was imported from Atlanta Georgia in late 1990, and came up for sale in Exchange and Mart in June 1991

I had been looking for a 1950's car for months and this car was at a sensible price as the fella needed money quick. 

She's an absolute beauty, was it imported by fat Sam from Plaistow? Don't need to discuss prices, we both know what is a good price for a car of that quality, you knew what I meant when I asked whether a 235 or not, a 235 would've been a six, nowt wrong with a six though, love a decent car with a truck motor in it! I know what the 265 motors are like, their simplicity makes them a thing of great beauty! Very very nice, but you know what I'm about to say, one word, headers!

When I worked for Blues Brothers we, or rather I, built a 57 coupe up from an imported rotten shell from Belgium, took an age to get all the chrome trim this was in late 8ts. Dropped a 350 in it out of a 7ts caprice, did Newark in it and Tatton park, all the big shows, it ended up with Tom Hollywell at Louth, a famous guy on the scene in them days, probably gone to yank garage in the sky now, had it dynoed at 270, not bad really, owed us about 4 1/2 grand in those days, nowadays would be worth 25 plus. Nowadays  I can't afford a yank, only had them myself in the glory days of the cold war when yanks were cheap and easy to get but as I said earlier in the thread with the knowledge I have I know all the guys on the scene down 'ere and get the odd drive when I do work for them, a mate has a 291 in a 56 Tbird, only a few weeks ago did a service and MOT on a 59 Apache running a 350 small block, also look after a F150, another mate has a Plymouth Satellite Roadrunner replica with a 440 from a Newport, currently pulling 375 but like they all do he's read in books that you can pull 425 plus, like I said to him, come see me and bring yer wallet with yer! 

Nah seriously she's one nice motor ticks every box in the yank checkbook, you're right to be proud, funny thing here, with a car like that you do weddings, I quite often get asked to do funerals! Like a young MOT tester once told me 'you know you're getting old when you start liking Land Rovers!'

Watch this video at 03.55 you'll see the guys I worked for with a Roadrunner we built, nationally acclaimed, two twins, we used to be in the all the mags late 8ts! Also another pal of mine Dunc  Watts he's in all the mags, UKs go to guy for Mopars, Iain Mumberson out of Alvechurch another expert big mate of mine, we're all still on the scene in one way or another. 03.55 on the vid, comment from me on that page too, the only comment it has.

Best wishes Bruv, keep burbling away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will there be a lot of soul boys at the NEC Classic & Sportcar show this weekend then? 

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8 hours ago, 6T's Mojoman said:

Will there be a lot of soul boys at the NEC Classic & Sportcar show this weekend then? 

Haha, doubtful, only a handful of us have bothered with this thread, with, for me about a 500 mile round trip I won't be taking any of my 40mph tops Landys. I might go Saturday club at me mates 1950s shack village garage and congratulate a few pals on the heavily patinated look of a few old classics before attending a soul night in a tiny village hall near St Ives, that'll be my weekend, mind you when yer live in paradise... 

Dunno about anyone else, only talkin' about me own weekend, still we aint that backward, we had a killer NS weekender here only last weekend! :thumbsup: Picture taken in November! :D

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On the drive Vettes

63 coupe

65 soft top 

both tucked away as the road salt man is coming 

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4 hours ago, ZoomSoulBlue said:

On the drive Vettes

63 coupe

65 soft top 

both tucked away as the road salt man is coming 

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The dogs!!!!..Fantastic

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On 11/8/2016 at 22:08, Bruv said:

 Couple of picture's of my 1956 Chevrolet BelAir with a 1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod doing a wedding in the summer, I have owned the chevy now since 1991. 

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Always loved those Bel-Airs :thumbsup:

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1 hour ago, Chris L said:

Always loved those Bel-Airs :thumbsup:

Chris love the tri chevys - 56 Nomad my fav 

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5 hours ago, ZoomSoulBlue said:

On the drive Vettes

63 coupe

65 soft top 

both tucked away as the road salt man is coming 

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Wow! Not a huge "needer" of fancy cars but they are top drawer mate. 

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Pete

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6 hours ago, ZoomSoulBlue said:

On the drive Vettes

63 coupe

65 soft top 

both tucked away as the road salt man is coming 

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Absolutely Stunning Corvette's thanks for sharing. 

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On 10/11/2016 at 05:08, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

 

 

On 10/11/2016 at 05:08, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

 I've heard of big Sam but I have never met him.

I have met Duncan a few times at the MoPar Nats and bought parts off him for my other cars. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Couple of pictures here of another of my American cars, it's a 1977 Lincoln Continental MK V 460ci V8 (7.5 litre) Auto it was imported in 1990 from Virginia and I purchased it in 1999 I always fancied owning one of these having admired them in the old cop shows in the late 1970's, I keep threatening to sell it as I hardly use it put it always puts a smile on my face when I drive it. :) 

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Used to love the Lincolns with the 460 big blocks in 'em.

I've had a few MK4 Lincoln contis, but once had a 72 MK3, only one I ever saw in my life, really pretty thing compared to a Mk4, no porthole and more elegant, lighter lines, slightly narrower and therefore longer looking.

Nice yanks in this thread, looks like I'm the only Landy guy though.

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Hi All, here is my MkIII 1972 Mini - complete nut and bolt rebuild from scratch from 2006. Photos from 'Mini Magazine' 3 page feature following it being spotted by the editor whilst on tour in France/Belgium. Original BL colour 'Tundra Green' - not a popular colour and only originally used on a small run of Vans and Pickups.

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I love old / older cars always have, am lucky enough to own three cars a 1991 mark2 VW golf GTI, 1988 BMW E30 320 and 2005 Mini cooper which is our daily driver. All three have loads of character and are great to drive loads more than any modern car. The E30 is currently off the road while I do some mild restoration over the winter months ready for next year. The golf is used for local running around and taking our two dogs out and about, while the mini is for my wife to go to work in and going out, we went to Rugby allnighter in it on Saturday never missed a beat, great thread and some equally  very interesting cars on it.

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Great to see some Yank tanks in superb condition, including the wash & wear brace of Corvettes, the best Corvette model to go for IMHO, don't blame you for wrapping up away for the winter. 

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21 hours ago, Raym said:

Hi All, here is my MkIII 1972 Mini - complete nut and bolt rebuild from scratch from 2006. Photos from 'Mini Magazine' 3 page feature following it being spotted by the editor whilst on tour in France/Belgium. Original BL colour 'Tundra Green' - not a popular colour and only originally used on a small run of Vans and Pickups.

 

Lovely, I just am totally in love with the A series BL engine, I believe that some 11+ million were made. My wife had 2 minis, a 1990 Red Hot and a 1997 Balmoral, she loved them.

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22 hours ago, Bruv said:

Couple of pictures here of another of my American cars, it's a 1977 Lincoln Continental MK V 460ci V8 (7.5 litre) Auto it was imported in 1990 from Virginia and I purchased it in 1999 I always fancied owning one of these having admired them in the old cop shows in the late 1970's, I keep threatening to sell it as I hardly use it put it always puts a smile on my face when I drive it. :) 

Big enough to be a yacht!

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On November 13, 2016 at 14:11, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

Used to love the Lincolns with the 460 big blocks in 'em.

I've had a few MK4 Lincoln contis, but once had a 72 MK3, only one I ever saw in my life, really pretty thing compared to a Mk4, no porthole and more elegant, lighter lines, slightly narrower and therefore longer looking.

Nice yanks in this thread, looks like I'm the only Landy guy though.

Reminds me of the mile-long Cadillac with a Cowboy riding a bucking bronco as the hood (bonnet) ornament that used to be parked everyday in The Centre of Den Haag (where it is impossible to find parking spaces).  It was owned by a crazy millionaire Dutchman who fancied himself a cowboy, and who wore a stetson (Texas style) ten Gallon cowboy hat, and overalls and chaps and cowboy boots every day.  :lol:

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18 hours ago, RobbK said:

Reminds me of the mile-long Cadillac with a Cowboy riding a bucking bronco as the hood (bonnet) ornament that used to be parked everyday in The Centre of Den Haag (where it is impossible to find parking spaces).  It was owned by a crazy millionaire Dutchman who fancied himself a cowboy, and who wore a stetson (Texas style) ten Gallon cowboy hat, and overalls and chaps and cowboy boots every day.  :lol:

Sounds like my kinda guy, I like crazy millionaires and have a few among my friends, some whose cars I 'curate' for them.

I'm an eccentric millionaire myself, just a penniless one! :hatsoff2:

Best wishes Robb, hope you're well buddy! :thumbsup:

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On ‎13‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 22:20, Raym said:

Hi All, here is my MkIII 1972 Mini - complete nut and bolt rebuild from scratch from 2006. Photos from 'Mini Magazine' 3 page feature following it being spotted by the editor whilst on tour in France/Belgium. Original BL colour 'Tundra Green' - not a popular colour and only originally used on a small run of Vans and Pickups.

 

 

 

Nice car, everybody loves a Min-Bin.

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FANTASTIC thread Chris L....and some SUPER cars....no not some....ALL!!!x I may be bias as i've always enjoyed classic/vintage cars of all kinds since jumping into a Triumph Herald estate aged 15.....steering wheel was bigger than me!!!x I came looking for any interesting comment on recent England Manager developments...or stagnation.....oh...and Rooney's/FA staff activity's....but found none so popped in this thread as it was the next appealing....and not 'work/research' etc!!x

I had a Suzuki AP50 as my first 'legal' thing on the road.....fell off it too many times...can't ride 2 wheels 'confidently' so swopped it for a Mark 1 Cortina...aged 16 in '78!! It was running on 3 cylinders and the fourth shot out of the engine block 3rd day I had it!!x So began my search for a proper...classic car.....that worked...!x That search i believe will be a life long thing....it's a passion like me music/vinyl as you say Chris!x Over time i've proudly owned a Mini 850...'66 as me first legal car...a Mark 2 Capri....1600 sadly not the 3L.....several Cortina Mark 2's/Granada's a Vauxall Viva....Hillman imp....Allegro....Fiat 127....BMW 320/735i all up to the 90's......and then i got serious!x  

I have to say tho'....out of all the cars i've ever owned and currently have.....a Ford Probe...is my favourite and it seems to just wrap around me and I can drive it with full confidence!x Had 9 so far....and me latest 'project' is the red one with white stripe....which will look like the Batmobile when finished.....and named....the Sootymobile....hell yeah!!!x The Excalibur I use for popping to car boot sales looking for vinyl and Tesco's....the people like to see it....and yes.....I got my hands dirty renovating it with a new engine and interior!!x I bought it from ACDC's drummer.....full of hot rock holes in the interior so had to sort it!!x Here are some of the cars I had in the 80's/90's...and since!x I included the pic of some of my Limo's because they are a 'classic' in my eyes today. The chassis...engine..are really the same kit as used back in the 60's/70's on the old square limo's with big v shaped antenna on the boots!!! In fact they look like a Ford Granada when looking at the engine...all 'old school' and is why i stick to them....I know where stuff is!!!x I added the pic of me SLR McClaren as it is now considered an all time classic in the history of cars.....altho' i enjoy driving me Probe anyday than that and feel safer......toooo fast for me!!!x The DeLorean was nice altho' noisy!!x

As I say...some great pics of your cars and i appreciate them all....obviously!x Ever had someone say 'have you heard of Northern Soul?'....well the thread rang out like that to me....forgive my enthusiasm for the topic!!!x Finished with me AP50...or pic of one that looked just like mine.....which started it all off....thankfully!!!x Would thrash a Fizzy tho'.....OH YESSSSS!!!!hehe!!x I did have 1 more 2 wheeled fingy....a quite rare Vega 75....half size scooter....I was happy.....but realised i can't do 2 wheels and that was the end of that idea!!"x Ah....the 1 car that has eluded me to date.....a BMW 850i!x Bought one like the orange one for mega ott money to find the next day it had a wrung engine and got me money back!!x Still want one tho'....after i've finished me Sootmobile....re renovating the Excalibur again.......sigh......yup.....never ending record...init!!!x

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A few of my friends cars.....image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

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I'm not really a car person but do appreciate the classics.....the other side of the garage has as many cars!!!....the Ferrari in the bottom picture is his every day run around ( in the summer anyway) think it's the italia model? Anyway you guys will know. Hope you like the photos.....kind regards....Rob

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On 04/11/2016 at 19:29, Chris L said:

Does anyone drive/own and old or classic car ? I suspect that if you collect old records then you may "collect" old cars ? :thumbsup:

I've had a few, sold my last one, a TRiumph TR6, when we moved last year. I came into a small amount of money this year and now I'm retired looked for something else. I bought a 1986 MG Maestro, in Spain, nice and rust-free. Anybody else own an old car ? I know Steve Proudlove has an old ford Corsair.

Chris - just as a "I wonder question" I like the classic cars from the late 50ts through to the Early 70ts muscle cars - and my choice of NS is classic oldies.

so would that be true if you like 70ts cars or newer classic super cars - you would like modern , cross over etc - just throwing out there ??

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Here is my 2nd car, after the Simca.  A classic 1959 Mercedes-Benz 22SE Sedan.  I only was able to keep it about one year.  The maintenance was too costly, having to pay those Stuttgart-certified MB mechanics their exorbitant rates at the MB dealerships.

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1 hour ago, ZoomSoulBlue said:

Chris - just as a "I wonder question" I like the classic cars from the late 50ts through to the Early 70ts muscle cars - and my choice of NS is classic oldies.

so would that be true if you like 70ts cars or newer classic super cars - you would like modern , cross over etc - just throwing out there ??

Well, good question, anything past the 1970s/80s, depending on car gets called a "newtimer". I once had a Triumph TR6 that was 17 years old, considered a real classic "oldtimer" but my Maestro is 30 years old but the classic car world won't recognise it as such. Now a 1980 MGB is considered a classic in spite of its age. Ah well bit like the Northern Soul scene :D

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