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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #15 on: 05 April 2021, 18:09:13 »

Watched it , Monaro performed reasonably well but just looks a bit too Astra lookalike,  the TVR  sounded terrific but know all about the problems with them as my brother had one.

               I think you would do far better with an S typeR Jaguar 4.2 400 bhp and 400 lbs ft too.
 And cheaper👍
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #16 on: 05 April 2021, 19:32:17 »

Watched it , Monaro performed reasonably well but just looks a bit too Astra lookalike,  the TVR  sounded terrific but know all about the problems with them as my brother had one.

               I think you would do far better with an S typeR Jaguar 4.2 400 bhp and 400 lbs ft too.
 And cheaper👍
Just had a look at them on the trader. All getting on a bit but look good. Always liked the S type, despite people saying it's an ugly f*cker but, then again, I like top gear  ::)
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #17 on: 05 April 2021, 21:39:43 »

Watched it , Monaro performed reasonably well but just looks a bit too Astra lookalike,  the TVR  sounded terrific but know all about the problems with them as my brother had one.

               I think you would do far better with an S typeR Jaguar 4.2 400 bhp and 400 lbs ft too.
 And cheaper👍
Just had a look at them on the trader. All getting on a bit but look good. Always liked the S type, despite people saying it's an ugly f*cker but, then again, I like top gear  ::)

Me too!  :y

I've just watched the first episode with their Dad's cars, which brought back memories of my Dad and his Dark Green Mk1 Ford Capri.  8)

Had a bit of a lump in my throat....  :-\
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #18 on: 05 April 2021, 22:34:39 »

Watched it , Monaro performed reasonably well but just looks a bit too Astra lookalike,  the TVR  sounded terrific but know all about the problems with them as my brother had one.

               I think you would do far better with an S typeR Jaguar 4.2 400 bhp and 400 lbs ft too.
 And cheaper👍
Just had a look at them on the trader. All getting on a bit but look good. Always liked the S type, despite people saying it's an ugly f*cker but, then again, I like top gear  ::)

Me too!  :y

I've just watched the first episode with their Dad's cars, which brought back memories of my Dad and his Dark Green Mk1 Ford Capri.  8)

Had a bit of a lump in my throat....  :-\

Dad's cars, There was a few of them, I was fortunate to get driving lessons in Dad's company car which just happened to be a 1972 2500 BMW, I think this is where my love of big cars came from.
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #19 on: 06 April 2021, 07:54:58 »

Most of the early Monaro from Auz, weren't rust proofed so are going rotting, so buy an early one,and do a Robsey and put the running gear in a rust free omega shell,  now what to do with my rust free estate shell :),, wife says no.. :'(
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #20 on: 06 April 2021, 12:41:11 »

Watched it , Monaro performed reasonably well but just looks a bit too Astra lookalike,  the TVR  sounded terrific but know all about the problems with them as my brother had one.

               I think you would do far better with an S typeR Jaguar 4.2 400 bhp and 400 lbs ft too.
 And cheaper👍
Just had a look at them on the trader. All getting on a bit but look good. Always liked the S type, despite people saying it's an ugly f*cker but, then again, I like top gear  ::)

Me too!  :y

I've just watched the first episode with their Dad's cars, which brought back memories of my Dad and his Dark Green Mk1 Ford Capri.  8)

Had a bit of a lump in my throat....  :-\

Dad's cars, There was a few of them, I was fortunate to get driving lessons in Dad's company car which just happened to be a 1972 2500 BMW, I think this is where my love of big cars came from.


My Dad nearly always had Fords MK2 3 & 4 Zephyrs & Zodiacs mostly , had a MK1 Cortina for a short while but didn't like it, my favourite car of his was a 2.4 Jaguar in black had the wheel covers over the rear wheels & burgundy leather interior  I can even remember seeing it for sale on the car lot £335 ! I would love to own it now, reg number was UYY 765 must have been around 1965 when he bought it.
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #21 on: 06 April 2021, 13:13:17 »

I think the three of them go well together. :y

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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #22 on: 07 April 2021, 00:09:15 »

I'm sure I've written here before, but the 'new' Top Gear is actually quite watchable.  Whether that is comparing it to the Chris Evans era, I don't know, but it's gone back to a similar format as the Clarkson, May, Hammond era.

If you aren't completely adverse to technology, Chris Harris' has a brilliant YouTube channel.  His natural enthusiasm for cars is evident in all the video's he shares.

Back to the Monaro.  I'm pretty sure I'd never own one.  I really don't understand why Vauxhall imported it at all.  A large coupe with terrible fuel consumption was never going to work, especially back then.

The VXR8...... yes.  A big 4 Door Saloon.... a useable waste of money.  I reckon if it was available in the Estate (like it was in Aus), they would have sold more.

EDIT TO ADD:  I've never owned an Estate car......... but if the VXR8 was available, I'd buy one.
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #23 on: 07 April 2021, 08:56:46 »

There is or was a Lotus Carlton estate for sale recently.
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #24 on: 07 April 2021, 11:36:34 »

There is or was a Lotus Carlton estate for sale recently.
Vauxhall carlton diamond fitted with lotus engine and parts
Lotus never made an LC estate
so many parts including the back bumper must be modified or perhaps an Irmscher senator estate item  :-\

it's very nice though  8)

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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #25 on: 08 April 2021, 20:41:52 »

I'm sure I've written here before, but the 'new' Top Gear is actually quite watchable.  Whether that is comparing it to the Chris Evans era, I don't know, but it's gone back to a similar format as the Clarkson, May, Hammond era.

If you aren't completely adverse to technology, Chris Harris' has a brilliant YouTube channel.  His natural enthusiasm for cars is evident in all the video's he shares.

Back to the Monaro.  I'm pretty sure I'd never own one.  I really don't understand why Vauxhall imported it at all.  A large coupe with terrible fuel consumption was never going to work, especially back then.

The VXR8...... yes.  A big 4 Door Saloon.... a useable waste of money.  I reckon if it was available in the Estate (like it was in Aus), they would have sold more.

EDIT TO ADD:  I've never owned an Estate car......... but if the VXR8 was available, I'd buy one.

I quite like the new trio on top gear too,anyone seen the top gear tribute to Sabine Schmitz,most presenters past and present were on it and nicely put together :y
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Re: Monaro Top Gear
« Reply #26 on: 08 April 2021, 23:58:13 »

Yes I saw that. Great tribute. She was quite unique.
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