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 Post subject: Retro transport
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:03 pm 
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Location: Kent
It seems, looking at the Clearout IV postings, that there are a few retro petrol heads here. So how much does retro permeate the rest of your life ?

My Current daily driver.

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My previous car.

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And a couple of things in the toybox :D

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Come on then, show us yours :wink:

Barry


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:11 pm 
Concours Judge
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Nice Barry 8) This is mine :arrow:

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- Melvin


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:12 pm 
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Location: Winchester
Daily driver:

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The toy (/very long term project, in bits!) is a 1939 MGTB. Now that's retro 8)

Saabs seem popular with bikers! I'd have one like a shot... if they weren't wrong wheel drive :(


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:13 pm 
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Location: Somerset
I have always liked interesting cars:

My current daily driver is a 1990 Volvo 740 GLT (2.3 16V). Rather quick actually and replaced a 740 Turbo as it was as fast but less laggy and better on fuel.

Used to have: (age I was)
1982 BMW 635CSi (24)
1983 BMW 320i (24)
1988 Jaguar XJ-S 3.6 (23)
1994 Nissan 200SX Turbo (22)
1985 Ford Capri Laser 2.0 (20)
1984 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 SRi (19)
1990 Volvo 360GLT 2.0i (18 )

Next I plan for either a Jaguar XJ-S V12 or a BMW M635CSi. (in about 5 years anyway :lol: )


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:16 pm 
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Location: Winchester
Done the capris & also had an '83 320i! :D Maybe fancy a volvo 850r if I decide to get something sensible (again, why not RWD?!), & the ol 6ers are seriously good value at the mo...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:59 pm 
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I have a 1993 Saab 9000 2.0 CSE - there's a few Saabs here!! Would love a 900 Turbo but good ones now are hard to come by. My next buy will be a 1998 (the last :cry: ) 9000 2.3 CSE...

Here is the rear end of it at the 2004 Real Ale Wobble!! I slept in the back of it once all the crap was out!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:27 pm 
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My bike car is a 1994 Ford Escort :oops: so I won't be showing you guys any pictures .. currently smells of wet mud due to the amount of times I've chucked a filthy bike in there, and never really cleaned it..

Barry, where in Kent are you ??


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:21 am 
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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Well i've posted pics of mine before so I won't again.

Oh, ok then then, you twisted my arm.

1975 MG Midget 1500:
my 'daily driver' since 1998.
It was rebuilt in 2003 with a new Heritage shell (rubber bumpers removed), Ford Type-9 5-speed 'box and Stage 2 engine, amongst other stuff.

It now looks like this (although it has a matching hard-top on for the winter):

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Brief spec:

Brand new 'Heritage' bodyshell.
Ugly, heavy rubber bumpers removed and body adapted to suit.
Koni adjustable dampers all round.
Full stage 2 engine kit - bigger carbs, lightened flywheel, racing cam etc...
Frontline Spridget Rear Transaxle Locator.
Anti-roll bar.
Ford Sierra Saphire 5 speed gearbox.
Custom exhaust and manifold.
Corbeau bucket seats & harnesses.
Minilites powdercoated white with Yokohamas.
Roll cage.
Currently has matching hardtop on for winter.
Around 110bhp and 600kg.




1967 MGB Roadster Custom V8:

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Brief spec:

Brand new 'Heritage' bodyshell.
Brand new 2001 Range Rover 4.0 V8.
Weber four barrel carb.
Spax dampers all round.
Rover 5 speed gearbox.
Special Equipment front air dam.
Front suspension and brakes from a 1995 MGR.
Custom exhaust and manifold.
Mohair hood.
Electric window conversion.
Minilites with Avons.
Around 220bhp and 800kg.


I need something bigger and more practical too!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:45 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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Location: Ringwood, Hants
Here's my other Retro transport
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and this
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and this
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:25 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
^^^ Nice selection!
Beautiful VW - love that colour.
That's a Ginetta isn't it?
Quality.


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