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  1. Manchester_sky_blue

    Manchester_sky_blue Well-Known Member

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    Aside from football, cars are my other big interest. My Grandad worked at Standard-Triumph, Dad has worked for just about every UK car maker there is or ever was so it's inevitable i would be a petrol head.

    Would be interested to see what motors you all drive, doesn't matter what it is, as long as you have an interest in it.

    My present fleet consists of a not-very-interesting but useful Citroen Picasso which handles the daily duties and serves as family transport and then 3 toys – 1969 Triumph 2.5 Pi Saloon, 1968 Triumph Vitesse Convertible and a 1994 Ford Fiesta Mk3.

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    Loving the MK1 2000. Need's some TR6 Wheels though :)
     
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    Just normal family cars nowadays.

    Never going to bring back the days of RS turbos that are spitting flames when you take your foot off the accelerator :(

    Usually worked best when going under the sports centre in town when it's rammed with students to watch them all absolutely shit themselves when it pops. Would probably have anti terror police dragging you out at gunpoint now :(

    Do like the older fords, had Xr2i, Xr2 and RS Turbos in my youth. Then had a Megane Sport and Audi TT V6 but they weren't really as much fun.
     
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    Manchester_sky_blue Well-Known Member

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    No accounting for taste :p

    It's a 2.5 pi, not a 2000, altogether rarer beast.
     
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    I like the Vitesse. In the late '60s/early 70s I borrowed a Herald from my mate for a few days. He'd fitted an SU carburetter and done a couple of other mods to it. I absolutely loved driving that car, and the position of the gear lever was really great.
     
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    Manchester_sky_blue Well-Known Member

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    Herald was my first car and I've had 3 in total

    My '65 1200 that I bought in 2003. Had 2 Herald estates prior to this one but don't have photos of them to hand. This one i sold to a guy who shipped it to Ireland and its the only one i regret selling, should have kept it.

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    My own car at the time was a '55 Morris Minor. The difference in performance between the two was staggering.
     
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    Just clocked that in your OP. Very rare beast in a Mk1 shell. Think they only did them right at the end of the Mk1 production run IIRC. You’ll know better than me.
     
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    Spot on, just made for one year, 68-69. Was intended to launch in 1966 but problems with the injection system delayed it. Now a massive PITA as its mechanically very different to a standard mk1 2000 and the rear floorpan is different too. Yet it's also quite different from a mk2 PI because they had all that extra development time to iron stuff out for the later car. Consequently mk1 Pi's are tricky to get certain parts for and a bugger to work on. Compensation is it's more powerful and lighter than a mk2 by some margin so goes better than it has a right to.
     
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    Saving up for a Tesla :D
     
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    I quite like the look of the Model S.
     
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    They are genuinely next generation cars, as soon as the superchargers are all over the place they'll take over.
     
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    I think the battery tech has got to improve and become cheaper before they genuinely go mainstream. Will be interesting to see what happens in the next year or so as the first wave of Graphene batteries become commercially available
     
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    Mk1 is my favourite triumph of all time and yours is especially nice (apart from the wheels ;) ). If my numbers come up on the Euro’s tonight I’ll PM you later.
     
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    Cheeky! Period 60s Wolfraces those are, took forever to find them wheels
     
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    2010 Ford Focus with squeaky brakes.
     
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    No one likes a show of.
     
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    My old 1961 Vauxhall Cresta. Bloody loved that car! Column change gears, overdrive, blue leather bench seats front and rear. Fabulous! This is me back in the early 80's giving it the weekly wash and polish!
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    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from Malvern

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    This is my current runaround, but will be looking for something else in December,,,,,,,,
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    I've owned a number of interesting cars:
    1965 Vauxhall Viva SL (my first car).
    1972 Sunbeam Stiletto,
    1972 VW Karmann Ghia,
    1974 Fiat X1/9 (fantastic car),
    1983 Mercedes 230e,
    1967 Fiat 600D,
    1965 Cadillac De Ville convertible,
    1966 Cadillac Coupe De Ville,
    1987 VW Vanagon.
    Found photos of a Sunbeam Stiletto identical to the one I had. Signal Red paint, black vinyl roof, black interior.
    I love Triumph Heralds/Vitesses and always wanted to own one, but never did.
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    I have a boring list of cars at the moment. But wife is planning to move house in the next year so have put my next plan on hold. Been looking for a Triumph Stag without rust everywhere :rolleyes:

    What I have now

    Toyota Corolla Verso T180 2008
    Saab convertible 2.0 T 2003
    MG TF convertible 1.8 2003
    Mercedes E class 2.5 7 seater 2000

    And then my baby. Fiat Coupe which is my track car with a stupid amount of BHP. The buzz you get when flying past daddys little rich boy in his Ferrari on a straight makes it worth everything.

    All the cars I have presently cost between £750 and £1,500. The most expensive upkeep is the road tax at nearly £100 a month :wideyed:
     
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    My MR2 Turbo Japanese import that has 18k's worth of modifications, de-badged, forged pistons, massive turbo upgrade, digital boost control for the turbo, fully adjustable Apexi coilovers, TSW wheels, turbo timer, huge brake upgrade with vented discs, torsion bars, carbon air intakes, massive cooling system upgrade that lives in the boot, etc, etc......not everyone's cup of tea but I loved them as a kid so I bought the best one I could find when I was able to afford it.
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    Lovely cars mate, my Grandad also worked for Standard Triumph at Canley
     
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    BMW 3 series at the mo best car I’ve ever had.......until it snows
     
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    I must say mate, I can't stop looking at the Triumph saloon, It's a thing of beauty, the grey paint is perfect, is that it's original colour?
     
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    Dump Valve or Chatter?
     
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    Has anybody looked at buying an old classic as a project? Talked about it with the wife and had a look about for an old RS Turbo or something that needs some work, they are going for about £3k just for sheds. Madness.
     
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    Dump, but It's not over the top, sounds like a rattle snake.
     
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    RS Turbo's are fetching massive money now, you are right, you will get the log book and a pile of rust for 3k. I mate of mine is threatening to get rid of his Renault 5 GT Turbo that he has had for 20 + years, It needs loads of work but I'm seriously tempted.
     
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    They are silly money as well, looked at all of the decent turbos of that era and they go for loads.

    Looking back I wish I would have kept mine :(
     
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    I want to cry when I think about the cars I have sold, did you have a GT Turbo Nick?
     
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    Nah never had one of those.

    Mine was pretty much like this, took it for a bit of work and a remap and they didn't put a hose on properly. Wondered why it felt rapid one night on the A444 and then saw the boost guage fly way higher than it should and then the smoke came. Needed a car for work so had to get something newer, it sat on my drive for months so sold it for £800 as at the time I had no money to get it fixed or do anything with it :(


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    Is it one of the special editions with working indicators.


    We have boring cars

    Hyundai Tuscan & i10
     
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    Did column change ever work properly? I vaguely remember drivers frantically trying to get into any gear they could.
     
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    I love them, I had a red XR3i cabriolet same shape, my mate had an RS Turbo exactly like that but in white with a grey leather interior and I was so envious, the Recaro's were amazing
     

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