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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #30 on: 14 October 2018, 00:04:47 »

Seven grand for a Marina ??!! And I always thought of you as a sensible fella. :o :-X

Likewise Albs, but then you went and bought a C90!  ;D
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #31 on: 14 October 2018, 00:14:00 »

Here's the car in question!  :y

Shame about the colour, but I guess I could live with it.  :-\  Looks OK though?  ???  :y

Crikey just seen it is a Marina. Havent they got one in a museum somewhere you couldgo and look at ? You could get a real car for 6k. I take back my suggestion of going up by Ryanair.
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #32 on: 14 October 2018, 01:10:11 »

I was in Northwich on Sunday too. ::)

So, having travelled there, how would you get it back?
You couldn't pack enough lower trunnions on the train to drive it back, after all. ;D
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #33 on: 14 October 2018, 02:30:58 »

A mate of mine had a 1.8 saloon in the mid '70s.From memory for its time it went quite well and wasn't really that bad to drive,still preferred my Avenger though[shame that wasn't one of the Tiger versions].
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #34 on: 14 October 2018, 07:02:52 »

Seven grand for a Marina ??!! And I always thought of you as a sensible fella. :o :-X

Likewise Albs, but then you went and bought a C90!  ;D

Fair comment.  :-[ ;D ;D......didn't pay 7 grand for it though.  :P ;D
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #35 on: 14 October 2018, 10:10:28 »

I had a V reg (1980) 1.7 Marina estate in Arctic White wasn't a bad vehicle at all , and also a 1.8 TC jubilee which I thought was the business at the time.😂
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #36 on: 14 October 2018, 11:21:44 »

I had a V reg (1980) 1.7 Marina estate in Arctic White wasn't a bad vehicle at all , and also a 1.8 TC jubilee which I thought was the business at the time.😂

I had a 1.7 Ital estate. I think the 1.7 engine was actually OK. Quite smooth, reasonably powerful, didn't need a lot of maintenance and made the 1.8 lump look very agricultural. The rest of the car, however.. ::)
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #37 on: 14 October 2018, 11:57:23 »

I had a V reg (1980) 1.7 Marina estate in Arctic White wasn't a bad vehicle at all , and also a 1.8 TC jubilee which I thought was the business at the time.😂

I had a 1.7 Ital estate. I think the 1.7 engine was actually OK. Quite smooth, reasonably powerful, didn't need a lot of maintenance and made the 1.8 lump look very agricultural. The rest of the car, however.. ::)

I was gifted a 1980 1.7HL Princess. Same engine, I imagine. 

I believe HL stood for 'Highline'.......whatever that means.
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« Reply #38 on: 14 October 2018, 16:30:21 »

I had a V reg (1980) 1.7 Marina estate in Arctic White wasn't a bad vehicle at all , and also a 1.8 TC jubilee which I thought was the business at the time.😂

I had a 1.7 Ital estate. I think the 1.7 engine was actually OK. Quite smooth, reasonably powerful, didn't need a lot of maintenance and made the 1.8 lump look very agricultural. The rest of the car, however.. ::)

I was gifted a 1980 1.7HL Princess. Same engine, I imagine. 

I believe HL stood for 'Highline'.......whatever that means.

Something to do with Pigs and Lipstick, I reckon. ;D
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #39 on: 14 October 2018, 16:55:34 »

I had a 1.8 auto Marina. Tall Passengers accidentally knocked it out of gear. It was browny rust in colour.
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #40 on: 14 October 2018, 17:53:24 »

Weren't they all that colour :D :-\...Oh,I see what you mean yours was actually painted that colour :-[ Meanwhile Opti should travel as far as Kings Lynn on 3rd November ACA have a '73 Citroen SM going through guide price of 35,000-40,000 which surely is mere pocket change to him.
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #41 on: 14 October 2018, 19:10:13 »

Weren't they all that colour :D :-\...Oh,I see what you mean yours was actually painted that colour :-[ Meanwhile Opti should travel as far as Kings Lynn on 3rd November ACA have a '73 Citroen SM going through guide price of 35,000-40,000 which surely is mere pocket change to him.

The price of these cars is only going one way. :y
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #42 on: 15 October 2018, 10:55:38 »

I've spotted a car for sale that I quite like the look of, but unfortunately it's way way Ooop Norf, so a long long way to go and look at something that might be a shed!  ::) :-\

Mate of mine went from Welwyn to Durham and back to pick up a 2002 4.2 V8 Audi S8 last weekend.. that's quite the journey.

We (he and I) also did Bracknell to the middle of Wales and back to pick up a 1992 XJ12, once..
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #43 on: 15 October 2018, 14:10:09 »

Once is right... it never made it out of Bracknell alive ;D

The chap who bought both my Plod and Elite flew over from Belfast... twice in one week.
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Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« Reply #44 on: 15 October 2018, 14:44:04 »

I've spotted a car for sale that I quite like the look of, but unfortunately it's way way Ooop Norf, so a long long way to go and look at something that might be a shed!  ::) :-\

Mate of mine went from Welwyn to Durham and back to pick up a 2002 4.2 V8 Audi S8 last weekend.. that's quite the journey.

We (he and I) also did Bracknell to the middle of Wales and back to pick up a 1992 XJ12, once..

Now that sounds nice, how much did that cost him?

As that kinda vintage is only way I could ever scratch that V8 ich....
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