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4 minutes ago, jake87 said:

How many were butchered by Jamie Shaw from carisma? They done that awful split boot window mod but it was a crazy time to be modifying cars - vastly better than it is now. 

I remember going with my brother in the 90s to some place in hemel which was like racers edge from fast and furious. They had this computer where you picked a 2d image of a car and then chose different wheels for it. I picked a r5 turbo and venoms. They hadn't been out that long at that point and were the dogs bollocks 

Ahhh the kit he slammed on them made them look like space ships, just got carried away. 

The one with the blue interior and 19's on was awful. Remember seeing that on a mag. 

Venoms were rare at first because how expensive they were then think it was demon tweeks did finance on them and that was it they got murdered 

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Ok, this is not mine but could be of interest to British classic fans. 
I saw this at a service station. This one was originally owned by its designer, Donald Healey, hence valued at £300k :cool:

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On 5/15/2020 at 3:35 PM, Philfg said:

My gt turbo. Owned it 10 years now. Full nut and bolt restoration. 

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My knowledge of cars is awful and I have no interest in them other than driving from A to B

Is that a car or is it a fridge freezer?

Edit - or possibly an en suite bathroom.

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48 minutes ago, Sasnak said:

My knowledge of cars is awful and I have no interest in them other than driving from A to B

Is that a car or is it a fridge freezer?

Edit - or possibly an en suite bathroom.

It's a teen vagina magnet

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2 hours ago, Sasnak said:

My knowledge of cars is awful and I have no interest in them other than driving from A to B

Is that a car or is it a fridge freezer?

Edit - or possibly an en suite bathroom.

My wife thinks it looks like an upside down shopping trolly and doesn't like it. 

Hey ho, its worth a small fortune now and going up year on year. 

Petrol heads however love them. 

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1 hour ago, Philfg said:

My wife thinks it looks like an upside down shopping trolly and doesn't like it. 

Hey ho, its worth a small fortune now and going up year on year. 

Petrol heads however love them. 

Joking apart I do remember them. My mate was big into hot hatches in the nineties. There’s a few who wish they’d held on to those xr2, xr3i, Astra GTE, etc 

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I’ve got a final edition Subaru Impreza. Owned loads over the years and was away from them for ages. Then got this as it’s a bit more refined and I can get in it easier lol. Pretty standardish waiting to do more once this lockdown is done 

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27 minutes ago, Sasnak said:

Joking apart I do remember them. My mate was big into hot hatches in the nineties. There’s a few who wish they’d held on to those xr2, xr3i, Astra GTE, etc 

Have a pall with 2 novas, 1 has a mk1 astra gte, my kid has a 205, xr3i and and a 205 cti. Some older lads I know have mk2 escorts and one has a capri. 

 

If my numbers came up I'd gave a garage full of 80s 90s classics. 

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3 hours ago, Philfg said:

capri

If my numbers came up I’d have a top of the range 3 litre ghia. I think I’d also have one of the later 2.8 fuel injected models too, but just for shits and kicks. Normally aspirated engines only for me.

As a rule of thumb, for me, you can stick anything with “i” or “terbo” after the model name up ya jacksy.

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I went through many when I was a 'yoot', all the common suspects but favourites had to be me Ren 5's and my goodwood green 309 GTI, I just loved that car. 

I always wanted the 2.8 capri but had to settle for the extra wide pepper pots off one and stuck them on a fiesta xr2....unfortunately my arches didnt last that long :(

 

 

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4 hours ago, Philfg said:

Have a pall with 2 novas, 1 has a mk1 astra gte, my kid has a 205, xr3i and and a 205 cti. Some older lads I know have mk2 escorts and one has a capri. 

 

If my numbers came up I'd gave a garage full of 80s 90s classics. 

mate had a 205 gti 1.6...it felt like you were just hanging on behind the engine when he put his foot down. absolute rust bucket though sadly.

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I’ve been on the look out for a low miles unmodified premier edition EP3 type R that I loved since a teen and think it will be a future classic. 

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29 minutes ago, JohnnySack said:

mate had a 205 gti 1.6

My mate had 3 of those in total. He never did and still doesn’t drink to this day. He’s been running us around for 30 years although he has a sensible car these days. He had the 1.9 version too. I’ve just messaged him to see if he has any pics. The 1.9 flew but it was like going 90mph in a tin can.

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9 minutes ago, Sasnak said:

My mate had 3 of those in total. He never did and still doesn’t drink to this day. He’s been running us around for 30 years although he has a sensible car these days. He had the 1.9 version too. I’ve just messaged him to see if he has any pics. The 1.9 flew but it was like going 90mph in a tin can.

yeah the 1.9 was the one he wanted actually...it really did feel like two car seats strapped to the engine mounts being pulled along in that car...the 1.9 must have been mental.

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47 minutes ago, JohnnySack said:

mate had a 205 gti 1.6

Forgot to mention that I had the same car at the time, only mine was the 1 litre base model. In fact it the engine might have been smaller. I can’t remember. He used to take the piss out of it as you might expect. Mine never got nicked though!

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4 minutes ago, Sasnak said:

Forgot to mention that I had the same car at the time, only mine was the 1 litre base model. In fact it the engine might have been smaller. I can’t remember. He used to take the piss out of it as you might expect. Mine never got nicked though!

sub 1 litre 205 back in the day ? this isn't the thread to be coming up with that s**t mate...I'd delete that post sharpish if I were you.

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1 hour ago, JohnnySack said:

sub 1 litre 205 back in the day ? this isn't the thread to be coming up with that s**t mate...I'd delete that post sharpish if I were you.

Might have been a 1.2. Fvck knows. I can’t remember. My main memory of that car was the overflowing ash tray. I was never one for littering and chucking my empty cigarette packets out of the window. As a result there was empty Marlboro Red or Camel cigarette boxes in the passenger seat front footwell to the point of filling it up and them spilling onto the seat. Same in the back. Hundreds of them. Happy Days :D

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On 17/05/2020 at 6:26 PM, Sasnak said:

If my numbers came up I’d have a top of the range 3 litre ghia. I think I’d also have one of the later 2.8 fuel injected models too, but just for shits and kicks. Normally aspirated engines only for me.

As a rule of thumb, for me, you can stick anything with “i” or “terbo” after the model name up ya jacksy.

Wasn't the capri  2.8i   ?

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2 hours ago, sean m said:

Wasn't the capri  2.8i   ?

Yeah. I put that in my post. My school of thought back in those days is you knew anybody who had a fuel injected or turbo charged car it was always a hefty bill if anything went wrong with them. Knew a bloke who had a Saab 900 turbo and something went wrong with the turbo and iirc it effectively wrote the car off. Carburettors are easily changed at relatively minimal costs.

Seems strange how these days you’d probably struggle to buy a new car that isn’t injected or turbocharged. Progress.

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