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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #30 on: 16 May 2019, 09:01:45 »

I don't think they ever did the iconic Morris Marina Coupe 1800TC either.  :-\
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #31 on: 16 May 2019, 10:07:49 »

They have done plenty of cars which weren't iconic, but a bit sporty or interesting. quite a few of the cars they did could have been substituted for the equivalent Vauxhall, so they obviously had something against them.
Golf GTi or Pug 205 GTi  could have been replaced by Astra GTE for example.
Also depends on your definition of iconic. It could be argued that Droopsnoot Firenza, Chevette HS, maybe even Mk3 Cavalier SRi, and certainly Lotus Carlton were iconic.

Certainly those two and probably the Lotus Carlton too :y
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #32 on: 16 May 2019, 10:33:18 »

They have done plenty of cars which weren't iconic, but a bit sporty or interesting. quite a few of the cars they did could have been substituted for the equivalent Vauxhall, so they obviously had something against them.
Golf GTi or Pug 205 GTi  could have been replaced by Astra GTE for example.
Also depends on your definition of iconic. It could be argued that Droopsnoot Firenza, Chevette HS, maybe even Mk3 Cavalier SRi, and certainly Lotus Carlton were iconic.

Now you are talking :y :y :y

I really wanted one of those when I had 2 ltr Carltons as company cars, but the company would never even let  me go to a 3ltr version! :'( :'(   had to wait until I was blessed with a 3ltr Senator 8) 8) :D ;)

Now that car, I believe is iconic, and although based on the Carlton it was/is a special, fantastic car :-* :-*

For a short time I also had a Cavalier 1,8 SRi in gold, which was fantastic, and iconic, but I gave that up for the Carlton's when I feared for my licence after a few 130 mph runs on the M5! :D ;)

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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #33 on: 16 May 2019, 10:48:30 »

Yes as a matching pair they'd be worth 50p of nearly anyones money,instead of being worth 20p each singly :D ;D

Yes, I've always said a matching pair is essential ;D ;D ;)

I'm getting that one in before Lord Opti does ::) :D ;)


Speaking of classic cars, Lizzie.

I can imagine you with a nice pair of Bristols. ::) :-* :-* :-*
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #34 on: 16 May 2019, 12:57:13 »

Yes as a matching pair they'd be worth 50p of nearly anyones money,instead of being worth 20p each singly :D ;D

Yes, I've always said a matching pair is essential ;D ;D ;)

I'm getting that one in before Lord Opti does ::) :D ;)


Speaking of classic cars, Lizzie.

I can imagine you with a nice pair of Bristols. ::) :-* :-* :-*

  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  I knew you would bring up that one Opti! :-* :-* ;D ;D :y

In fact I lived near Bristol for some time and did see some great examples of those cars, but somehow never thought I wanted one of those. :D ;)
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #35 on: 16 May 2019, 13:46:34 »

Yes as a matching pair they'd be worth 50p of nearly anyones money,instead of being worth 20p each singly :D ;D

Yes, I've always said a matching pair is essential ;D ;D ;)

I'm getting that one in before Lord Opti does ::) :D ;)


Speaking of classic cars, Lizzie.

I can imagine you with a nice pair of Bristols. ::) :-* :-* :-*

  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  I knew you would bring up that one Opti! :-* :-* ;D ;D :y

In fact I lived near Bristol for some time and did see some great examples of those cars, but somehow never thought I wanted one of those. :D ;)

The old ones are always the best Lizzie.......be they jokes, or Bristols......or jokes about Bristols. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #36 on: 16 May 2019, 17:34:36 »

I have just remembered that there was a Bristol car in our road near Bristol and it's reg. number was 100MPH

Just done a vehicle check and it is still around:  In blue, a 5.9 ltr built in 1981, so when we saw it is was not anold car 8) 8) :y
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« Reply #37 on: 16 May 2019, 18:14:20 »

I have just remembered that there was a Bristol car in our road near Bristol and it's reg. number was 100MPH

Just done a vehicle check and it is still around:  In blue, a 5.9 ltr built in 1981, so when we saw it is was not anold car 8) 8) :y

I think they used a big Chrysler V8. :-* :-* :-*
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #38 on: 16 May 2019, 18:36:51 »

I have just remembered that there was a Bristol car in our road near Bristol and it's reg. number was 100MPH

Just done a vehicle check and it is still around:  In blue, a 5.9 ltr built in 1981, so when we saw it is was not anold car 8) 8) :y

I think they used a big Chrysler V8. :-* :-* :-*


5.9 is the small Chrysler V8, a 360ci. Earlier cars used big blocks. I'd love a Bristol but, like Interceptors, have missed the affordable ones
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #39 on: 16 May 2019, 18:44:36 »

They have done plenty of cars which weren't iconic, but a bit sporty or interesting. quite a few of the cars they did could have been substituted for the equivalent Vauxhall, so they obviously had something against them.
Golf GTi or Pug 205 GTi  could have been replaced by Astra GTE for example.
Also depends on your definition of iconic. It could be argued that Droopsnoot Firenza, Chevette HS, maybe even Mk3 Cavalier SRi, and certainly Lotus Carlton were iconic.

But that's the point, ask any car forum, outside of a Vauxhall one, to name an 80s hot hatch and the list will be populated by the Golf GTi, Pug 205 GTi, XR3i, RS Turbo, R5 GT Turbo and i would bet an MG Maestro/ Metro gets mentioned before many come up with the Astra

Name one from the 70's and it'll be the Lotus Cortina, Sunbeam Lotus, BMW 2002ti, Escort Mexico/ RS2000, Capri, Dolomite, P1800, or an American muscle car, most wont even think about a Vauxhall, apart from the odd rally fan who might mention the Opel Manta which isn't even a Vauxhall

Apart from a couple of years in the BTCC, one year when they were the only manufacturer, where is the motorsport heritage? How many Vauxhall F1 cars have their been? infact how many F1 teams have used a Vauxhall engine? How many times have Vauxhall won Le Mans. The last winning Rally car was an Opel badged machine

They have done an Opel, so it kind of tallies with what side of the branding brings the interest


There is no conspiracy or hatred, its purely the fact that a Vauxhall of any variety has very very little interest to the general public. Outside of the UK Vauxhall doesn't exist, every other make they have shown is pretty much a global brand and as its a global show, what are you going to do? Market forces etc etc
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #40 on: 16 May 2019, 19:36:59 »

No one seems to have mentioned the famous Audi Quattro. A 1980's classic if ever there was one :o :o :D ;)
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #41 on: 16 May 2019, 19:42:57 »

Manta 400  :y 8)
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #42 on: 16 May 2019, 20:10:49 »

Jag Mk2, proper car.
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #43 on: 16 May 2019, 20:13:45 »

No one seems to have mentioned the famous Audi Quattro. A 1980's classic if ever there was one :o :o :D ;)
They did one of those ::) Grey metallic one iirc 8)
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Re: I've bagged myself a future classic!
« Reply #44 on: 17 May 2019, 10:43:21 »

Jag Mk2, proper car.

Rumour has it you and a couple of scally mates robbed a bank in one of these.

That is what they were designed for. :y
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