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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:25 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Lol, apologies for the pic whoring but i cant resist...


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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:29 pm 
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WOW!! that's awesome, glad it hasn't got some outrageous body kit on though, bet it moves like hell!!!

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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:34 pm 
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First - 1.2 Nova 2-dr saloon, in that delightful 'industrial' blue beloved of '80s Vauxhalls. I had so much fun in that car, and I actually cried when I left it at the scrappie.

Most-loved - possibly the Volvo 740 I had 3 years ago, mint with full heated leather and 'chrome' everywhere. I'd have it back tomorrow. Oh, and my Mk3 Escort estate that I sold in a moment of utter madness last year....although the current owner has done it proud, check Classic Ford this month...


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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
WOW!! that's awesome, glad it hasn't got some outrageous body kit on though, bet it moves like hell!!!

Alison


Thankyou, people do still think 'chav' when you mention nova's even now, but when they see the car/pics and see how original it looks, then theyre usually quite surprised!

Externally, only the wheels are non standard, everything else is original, the decals on the doors are reproductions of the originals, and all the boot badges (barring the '16v') are genuine new old stock, i darent count how much its cost me to build and get looking like that lol, but the shell is original and hasnt yet been painted/welded (barring strengthening welding to accomodate the engine)

But thankyou very much for your comment, ive not had it out for a while due to the poor weather, but getting a nice reaction has made me smile, and yes, it goes very well, well enough to risk your licence if youre not sensible (which is quite hard to be when youre behind the wheel)


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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:52 pm 
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First car Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Best so far BMW 535d Touring with all the tricks including telly and air conditioned seats mmmm
Sadly written off at 110 mph into the back of a lorry that just pulled out in front of me driven by a thick scouser
Currently our fleet is a 118d sport 1series 2 door of course
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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:36 am 
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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:12 am 
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Can be argued my first car was not a car it was a Reliant Robin. It was a unreliable, quirky, banger...........I loved that car, I want another one but in slightly better nick, preferably a Reliant Rialto saloon with the yellow top engine.
Sorry, i'll get my coat...................


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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:13 am 
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velomaniac wrote:
Can be argued my first car was not a car it was a Reliant Robin. It was a unreliable, quirky, banger...........I loved that car, I want another one but in slightly better nick, preferably a Reliant Rialto saloon with the yellow top engine.
Sorry, i'll get my coat...................


Are they as bad as the Top Gear one that turned over at the slight bend/

Alison


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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:36 am 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
velomaniac wrote:
Can be argued my first car was not a car it was a Reliant Robin. It was a unreliable, quirky, banger...........I loved that car, I want another one but in slightly better nick, preferably a Reliant Rialto saloon with the yellow top engine.
Sorry, i'll get my coat...................


Are they as bad as the Top Gear one that turned over at the slight bend/

Alison


say that sentence out loud and think about what you've just said...


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 Post subject: Re: First and most loved
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:55 am 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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legrandefromage wrote:
Isaac_AG wrote:
velomaniac wrote:
Can be argued my first car was not a car it was a Reliant Robin. It was a unreliable, quirky, banger...........I loved that car, I want another one but in slightly better nick, preferably a Reliant Rialto saloon with the yellow top engine.
Sorry, i'll get my coat...................


Are they as bad as the Top Gear one that turned over at the slight bend/

Alison


say that sentence out loud and think about what you've just said...


Our minds work in very different ways, as apart from saying slight instead of slightest I can't make the sentence mean anything other than the way I intended it

Alison


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