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Re: Old cars are shite.
« Reply #30 on: 02 August 2018, 12:38:43 »

I love the idea of a 356 speedster, but just that, the idea.

Iirc they rolled off the line ith aroun 45-55bhp, rising to a dizzying 95 if you coughed for the hot one (can't remember what its called now). If I were thinking of one today, it'f have to be a Chesil Speedster with a 200bhp scoobie boxer in the boot  8).

Not to mention a chesil would be the right side of 40k, the porker the wrong side of 200k :o

Well at least money won't be an issue. :)
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« Reply #31 on: 02 August 2018, 17:28:02 »

If I wanted an old "sports car" it would have to be an Austin Healey 3000 or in my opinion the most beautiful car ever produced an  E type Jaguar.

I've always wanted a TR6. Still do........but I imagine the dream wouldn't match the reality and it would drive like a bus.

Like an MGB with a bit more grunt. I drove a very expensive race prepared one a few years ago and it was a pile of steaming shite.  :y
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« Reply #32 on: 02 August 2018, 17:47:37 »

I will put you down as a 'maybe' then Albs :D
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« Reply #33 on: 02 August 2018, 19:25:56 »

Emma Peel Elan.

One or tother would be enough fun for me. :P
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« Reply #34 on: 02 August 2018, 19:28:39 »

Emma Peel Elan.

One or tother would be enough fun for me. :P

Emma Peel will be as old as Moses now so I'll go for an Elan Sprint in Gold Leaf livery. :y
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« Reply #35 on: 02 August 2018, 19:34:51 »

Emma Peel Elan.

One or tother would be enough fun for me. :P

Emma Peel will be as old as Moses now so I'll go for an Elan Sprint in Gold Leaf livery. :y

I was thinking more a Spyder Zetec converted one, actually.  :y

.. just checked and she's 80. :o
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« Reply #36 on: 02 August 2018, 19:56:14 »

Emma Peel Elan.

One or tother would be enough fun for me. :P

Emma Peel will be as old as Moses now so I'll go for an Elan Sprint in Gold Leaf livery. :y

I was thinking more a Spyder Zetec converted one, actually.  :y

.. just checked and she's 80. :o


In that case I'll stick with the sixties fantasy rather than the 2018 reality. :)
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« Reply #37 on: 02 August 2018, 20:18:39 »

Agree with Tilbo[and many others]E-Type has to be the most beautiful car ever-the earlier incarnations at least as the series 3 was something of a parody.If we're talking sports cars why not go the whole hog and go for a 427 Cobra?They do say that the smaller engine version is the more "driveable"the car said to be responsible for the imposition of the 70mph limit on Britains roads.
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« Reply #38 on: 02 August 2018, 20:49:42 »

It`s a good thing that there is a forum for old shite then

 http://autoshite.com/forum/3-autoshite/

I think they have a get together once a year of unexceptional shite, in a big field somewhere  :-\

I attended last year in my MV6.  I found it for sale on Autoshite .  Anyone that buys an omega I send here for advice.

http://autoshite.com/topic/32600-yoofs-new-%C2%A3750-45000-mile-faux-german-almost-junkman-spec-mmmmmmv6/   

If this was excel we'd have a Circular Reference Warning.

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Re: Old cars are shite.
« Reply #39 on: 02 August 2018, 21:12:38 »

Emma Peel Elan.

One or tother would be enough fun for me. :P

Emma Peel will be as old as Moses now so I'll go for an Elan Sprint in Gold Leaf livery. :y

You speak disparagingly of the lady I broke SO many wishbones over, Doctor; shall we say pistols at dawn?  >:(

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« Reply #40 on: 02 August 2018, 21:45:15 »


If memory serves it has the same wheezy 1.8 litre engine than went into the woeful 1.8TC Marina.

Wash your mouth out with soap and water M'lud!  :o

The Morris Marina 1800TC was a fine motor car, especially in coupe guise!  :y.     ;D


Yes......a Marina coupe was a sure way to loosen the knicker elastic of a scrumpy intoxicated 'darzett' farm girl back in the day. :)

Having been upside down in a Marina Coupe, as a passenger and therefore the only witness in the coroners court to my mate loosing control and hitting the back of a pedestrian from behind before we ended up in a ditch upside down, I can only paraphrase the Police expert witness, who said that despite this beige 1275 coupe automatic being exceptionally well maintained, this type of car has a deserved reputation to being tail happy, and my mate would have struggled to control it on a patch of damp road, with changing road camber, with or without oil or mud.  Had my mate not tried to control it, we would more likely gone backwards over the central reservation, but the Aramco would have stopped us hitting on coming traffic.

Summary - All British Leyland cars have a reputation that they deserve.
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« Reply #41 on: 02 August 2018, 21:51:41 »

Do you always love your first car? I certainly did; an old but good pre-BL Morris 12, born in 1938.  :-* :-* :-* :y 8)

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« Reply #42 on: 02 August 2018, 21:55:35 »

Do you always love your first car? I certainly did; an old but good pre-BL Morris 12, born in 1938.  :-* :-* :-* :y 8)

Ron.

No. I foolishly bought a 1974 1300 spitfire registered as a 1500, in 1985, and it was a dog. A good one would have been rubbish, but a bad one ?  Didn't put me off BL - I had a mini 1000, clubman 1500, metro 1275 sport, metro Turdo a mini 850 and a mayfair over the next 20 years, BUT a lot more vauxhalls
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« Reply #43 on: 02 August 2018, 21:56:24 »

..... an old but good pre-BL Morris 12, born in 1938.  :-* :-* :-* :y 8)

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Bloody hell  ??? ..... my Dad was 1 & my Mum was born that year  ;D ;D
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« Reply #44 on: 02 August 2018, 21:59:53 »

Er.....the CAR was born in 1938, Andy - NOT me (I'm only 29)!  :P

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