When did you last seen one of those?
I do not belive it.
Found a Fiat 132 2000 GLS, one of the 1st volume production cars to have low profile tyres, it is been advertised in the UK, but its in Italy and LHD £3995.
Unique 1 owner stunning 132 with 38,000 Km (approx 22,000 miles). This car has never been painted, welded or molested, and is in stunning original condition. I guarantee finding another 132 like this is impossible, when was the last time you saw one advertised? This car belonged to my friends father who is no longer with us and he had it from new. The car is currently in Modena in Italy as importing it into England and registering it would devalue the car on the Italian market BUT if there is SERIOUS interest from anybody outside of Italy I would arrange to have the car shipped to England. For any further details call me but please only serious collectors of the finest motor cars need call.
Shame don't have £4k gathering dust, also for that price I would want a RHD.
Here's my MkII saloon at Farnborough earlier this year. :-
Keef - Dartford Kent UK
1962 A40 Farina MkII Saloon (Yoko), 1965 [i]VDP 1100[/i] MkI Saloon (JJ), 1965 Series 2 SWB Land Rover (Dutchy)
1966 [i]Riley Kestrel[/i] MK1 Saloon (Victor), 1968 [i]Wolseley 1100[/i] MkI Saloon (Jasper)
1972 [i]Wolseley Six[/i] Saloon (Reckless), 1974 [i]VDP 1300[/i] MkIII Saloon (Tike)
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Agreed, the Espace was a trend setter and may now achieve classic status, but most of what has been mentioned since will probably not be saved. Of course for people of a certain age some of these cars will bring back memories, but nostalgia alone will not be enough.
In a former life in the early eighties I was manager of a London branch of a large chain of service garages and we used to stock spares according to numbers of cars on the road. The Quinten Hazell rep used to come in with charts of the numbers of cars being scrapped and for some reason the figure of thirty-three Vivas a day being taken off the road sticks in my memory. The possibility of resurrection is ok for some seventies cars, but from the eighties onward most manufacturers started using a lot more moulded plastic parts, bumpers etc that can not easily be remade today. Also the growth in onboard electronics and chips will make these models near impossible to restore once the makers stop supplying spares.
While there is interest earlier cars made of metal parts and nuts and bolts with odd bits of ruuber trim will be comparatively easy to fix up, so will we in future find more V8 Pilots than Sierras at a Ford rally? Will Humber Hawks even outnumber Honda Preludes?
Is good see diferente opinions,
Anyway, more japanese steel who is desapering from streets, spotted at Lisbon,
Nuno they call them Wizz Kids over here, and powered by a Suzuki GS 1000 bike engine
It looks tiny because it is! Narrower and lower than a Mini, but a shade longer because of those bumpers. Wish mine looked that clean. But nice to see another with round lights: UK-spec cars had rectangular ones (shared with the DeLorean!)
@GBt, always fancied putting a bike engine in, but in standard form the motor is nothing more glamorous than a heavy old four-pot from the Suzuki Rascal van...
Really? neve read about that.
They are very rare cars here.
This one used to reside in Colchester in the early ninetees , but my mistake Alistair, I always thought it was a four pot out of the enlarged GS750 to 1000cc bike motor, but I see it was a water(not ram air)cooled and the only water cooled jobs Suzuki had made, street bike wise before, were the Kettle or Water buffalo GT750, had one of those heavyweight monsters/ and the Wankel engined one that equated to 1200cc, I think,-I saw a UTube clip where some guys had put a Honda Fireblade into a little Fiat 126 or whatever the Polish version was called. the scariest motorbike engined car was the Berkeley with the 650 beezer engine, sorry I digress, however I was intrigued to find out what those 2 bikes that seem to be shaft drive are, seen with the VDub barn finds so will go there to ask...Nuno..
Thanks Alistair, great clips, You guys seem to have a lot of fun, and its nice that we can get an insight with the fun clips-Martin Ports Scimitar outing also, but was that Harry Hill I saw riding shotgun up front,without a big collar?(only kidding Mr Evans).
I would imagine there is also a high involvement of work pressure too in amongst what some of us may imagine to be dream jobs.