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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #435 on: 16 April 2018, 09:51:00 »

Ah, the Finns. They are bonkers :y I know a guy over there who had a 450hp MR2 Roadster for summer and his "winter beater for the snow" was a Mk3 Supra ;D ;D

Ideal winter car, the Supra. ;D

A mate of mine bought one years back, but only because he oversteered into a lamp post on the test drive and decided that purchase was the best way out of the predicament. ::)
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« Reply #436 on: 16 April 2018, 10:10:18 »

 ;D ;D ;D I have a soft spot for the Mk3 & Mk4, but I don't think I have a bank balance large enough for one! 80s & 90s Japanese cars make an Omega look positively rust-free..

Though if money were no object, I'd have one of these as a project: http://www.mzr-datsun240z.co.uk/en/
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« Reply #437 on: 16 April 2018, 11:16:26 »

I was offered a 240z for 70 in 1979. It was 7 or 8 years old, but far too much rust to be worth bothering with, at the time.  ::)
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« Reply #438 on: 16 April 2018, 11:39:34 »

I've always loved the 240z, but memories of my Grandad's brand new 120y in the 1970's, where the tops of the front wings rusted through in 18 months from purchase, have prevented temptation in that area.

Mechanical and electrical gremlins I don't mind, but a bodywork nightmare just wouldn't be fun. :(
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« Reply #439 on: 20 April 2018, 01:00:23 »

My mate had one of these when he was 19 and doing well for himself.  :y

He put it in a hedge!  ;D
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« Reply #440 on: 20 April 2018, 06:02:13 »

Talking of projects, I was told about a Vauxhall nut in Norn Irn a few days ago who is building replicas of Big Bertha and Baby Bertha from the originals drawings & build sheets.
Apparently his interesting collection includes a mint Chevette HSR.
Next time Im over there, I may be able to go and take a look.  :)
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« Reply #441 on: 20 April 2018, 09:12:30 »

My mate had one of these when he was 19 and doing well for himself.  :y

He put it in a hedge!  ;D

I do not remember them as being that ugly.. ;D
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« Reply #442 on: 22 April 2018, 10:03:16 »

Talking of ugly?  ::)

Still beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.  :-\   ;D
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« Reply #443 on: 22 April 2018, 12:12:08 »

Talking of ugly?  ::)

Still beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.  :-\   ;D
.. and, to top it all, it's French as well. ::)
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