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Not seen one of those for a while!
« on: 13 October 2017, 11:58:24 »

Whilst out on my 2 hour walk with the dog this morning a lovely looking metallic blue Vauxhall Ventora drove past us  reg  UMP 8M it looked a minter.Just looked it up on the MOT site showing 49,000 miles on a very recent test.
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #1 on: 13 October 2017, 12:07:04 »

Whilst out on my 2 hour walk with the dog this morning a lovely looking metallic blue Vauxhall Ventora drove past us  reg  UMP 8M it looked a minter.Just looked it up on the MOT site showing 49,000 miles on a very recent test.

Lovely,my Dad had two of them,FD then FE :y
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #2 on: 13 October 2017, 13:38:51 »

Whilst out on my 2 hour walk with the dog this morning a lovely looking metallic blue Vauxhall Ventora drove past us  reg  UMP 8M it looked a minter.Just looked it up on the MOT site showing 49,000 miles on a very recent test.

Lovely,my Dad had two of them,FD then FE :y
Much more attractive than the later model. :y

3.3 litre straight six from a lorry if memory serves.
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #3 on: 13 October 2017, 14:31:22 »

vauxhall did make a petrol staight 6 which was put into the green goddess fire engines and no doubt some lorries too but i think it was more like a 6 litre ish!
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #4 on: 13 October 2017, 15:05:14 »

My first Vauxhall was a PB Velox 3.3 litre Hydramatic 1964 1 owner from new bought in 1972 for 160 I was 18 at the time ,thrashed the life out of it .😀😁😂
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #5 on: 13 October 2017, 16:22:35 »

My brother had one of these, sounded lovely. He painted it red and put a Starsky and Hutch stripe down both sides. I know it sounds awful but it actually looked quite cool.
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #6 on: 13 October 2017, 17:15:05 »

My brother had one of these, sounded lovely. He painted it red and put a Starsky and Hutch stripe down both sides. I know it sounds awful but it actually looked quite cool.

Oh dear. :)
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #7 on: 13 October 2017, 17:25:11 »

My brother had one of these, sounded lovely. He painted it red and put a Starsky and Hutch stripe down both sides. I know it sounds awful but it actually looked quite cool.

....and I suppose your brother was the spitting image of David Soul and therefore had more pussy than he could handle. ::) ;)
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #8 on: 13 October 2017, 18:52:01 »

On the spotted old VX theme, I saw a beautiful silver Firenza* in Acklam the other day. I slowed down and told the driver it was stunning... he pointed out that it might look stunning, but at the time it was broken down... Sadly I wasn't in a position to help, being at work at the time.

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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #9 on: 13 October 2017, 19:26:02 »

On the spotted old VX theme, I saw a beautiful silver Firenza* in Acklam the other day. I slowed down and told the driver it was stunning... he pointed out that it might look stunning, but at the time it was broken down... Sadly I wasn't in a position to help, being at work at the time.


Reminds me of when i was working in engineering and we had the local MP, (thick as sh*t), make a visit. He remarked that a pallet of beautifully machined components looked absolutely wonderful. Trouble was that someone had machined them to the wrong dimensions and were all scrap. A classic case of not everything is what it seems. :-[
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Re: Not seen one of those for a while!
« Reply #10 on: 13 October 2017, 20:10:37 »

There's a bloke round here who has two 3.3 estates.It was Murray Walker[yes that one]who had something to do with marketing for Vauxhall at the time who suggested it should be called Ventura,however after a couple of objections to this it was altered to Ventora.
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