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My new car.....yes, another one!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lashout_UK, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. Lashout_UK

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    Got it trailered back today, it's fantastic!

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    It's a one owner 1500 FWD, pre-dolomite - it's a 1971, so tax exempt!

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    Fantastic nick, interior is mint, it's really a very nice car. At the moment it's lowered excessively but I've got a set of taller springs and will be replacing the dubious backbox on the rear. Sprint wheels too .... :cool:

    Other than that, it's great! Got every MOT from new and only done 44,000 miles. Real rare beastie!
     
  2. Lashout_UK

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    Haven't driven it much - needs a quick service, raising, speedo cable then I'm set to go!

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    (got height? got camber?)

    I love it to bits!

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    Original stickers and tax disk holders too!

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    At best estimate, there's 10, maybe 20 left on the road. You'll never see another one!
     
  3. ajgoodfellow

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    That really is in unbelievably good nick for a 35 year old car!

    That looks really nice - it's only averaged about 1,250 miles per year too!

    Has it been garaged as part of a collectors collection? Just can't get over the condition!
     
  4. Lashout_UK

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    Rolled into a garage in '84, been there ever since! :D
     
  5. rs125

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    Gotta admit that when i first saw the pics i thought "thats ******* horible but ive been looking at them for about 5 min now and really quite like it... :p

    Is that body work all original ??

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  6. Lashout_UK

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    Yup! Few period bodges here and there, but nothing major. All original, even underneath! :D Ziebarted from new, so it hasn't suffered :)
     
  7. Lashout_UK

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  8. rs125

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    how much is she worth? :)
     
  9. olv

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    Looks in such good condition, quite remarkable.

    FWD though? what's all that about!
     
  10. Lashout_UK

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    Cost me 600 nicker :) Not damn bad at all, worth about 1k but owner wanted easy, friendly home for her :)

    Yup! Snorting, torquesteering beastie :o
     
  11. oap

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    Very nice car you got there, agree about the back-box = bin it!
     
  12. saitrix

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    Looks brilliant Lewis! Shame its fwd but such a good bargain. Want to sell me your Dolly? ;)
     
  13. commited

    Soldato

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    Looks fantastic dude - I'm finding it hard to resist buying one of these :o
     
  14. Trifid

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    How is the universal joint on such a early FWD car?

    I think my uncle had one of them, beautiful car and only £600! Nice find.
     
  15. Joe T

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    Cool. :)
     
  16. agw_01

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    Jesus christ, that's immaculate! Very well done on finding yet another bargain :cool:

    Do you keep your cars garaged?
     
  17. Lashout_UK

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    Only the project car (cause it's on axle stands, got no choice :D ). Rest are out in the open and used all the time!

    It'll be well cared for though - paintchips touched up as soon as, waxoyl topped up etc :)
     
  18. penski

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    Early? FWD has been around since the 1900s and has been mass-produced since the 1920s.

    Is the engine longitudinal, dude?

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  19. Enfield

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    £600?

    Bloody hell, I was thinking that would cost at least a couple grand it being a classic and all.
     
  20. Lashout_UK

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    It is indeed longitudinal, with the gearbox underneath and slightly set back.

    Yea, like I said it's worth a little more, but we were no hassle and good home :)

    Plus, it has no test, knocks a bit off it, but soon sorted come this week! :D