Members Classic Cars

Post pictures and stories about your cars both present and past. Also post up "blogs" on your restoration projects - the more pictures the better! Note: blog-type threads often get few replies, but are often read by many members, and provide interest and motivation to other enthusiasts so don't be disappointed if you don't get many replies.
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Talking Hoarse
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Re: Members Classic Cars

#11 Post by Talking Hoarse » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:55 am

I have spotted BobbyMel's Viva estate a couple of times - @ Ryhope & @ Metro Centre, and have been captivated by it. It is utterly straight, complete, proper & rather better than the photo above actually suggests. So nice to see what was a plain and everyday car from so long ago that is not bling'd. It is certainly not plain and everyday now.
Every time I have seen it I have wondered why it hasnt been tooled up with a 2300 engine and all of those good things etc in it.

triford-v4
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Re: Members Classic Cars

#12 Post by triford-v4 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:44 am

Here's mine, a 1969 Herald 1200, not exactly sure what i'm going to do with it yet, but i do know i gotta keep it as near standard as i can, maybe you have some idea's of what i can do to it.
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saab900
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Re: Members Classic Cars

#13 Post by saab900 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:35 pm

I guess this is my introduction as im a new member, Im 45 from Essex and like many of you im a regular reader of PC magazine.
I have always liked classic cars and being the age I am back in the day I drove cars that are considered classics now as daily banger transport, where cheap to buy and run.
I will have to do a blog on the cars ive owned my first car was a mini 850 a 1979 T registration that my dad bought me for £500 when I passed my test :)
Anyway fast forward to now and im currently the proud owner of a 1986 Saab 900I 2.0 8v slant four with borg Warner 3 spd auto box.
She has 120000 miles on the clock which is genuine backed up with service stamps upto 89,000 and mots from the mid 90s.
She is all original not been messed with, road legal but a work in progress.
I can remember these being new and the shape stayed with me especially the big American spec bumpers, shes no sports car but a nice old comfortable cruiser, I don't push her these days we trundle on at a steady 60mph on the motorway and shes a happy old girl I can get 25mpg out of her if I steady. Image

saab900
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Re: Members Classic Cars

#14 Post by saab900 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:17 pm

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The 2 ladys in my life excluding the wife :)

My Saab 900 and my Micra K11 pre facelift shes 20 years old now :)

steveb
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Re: Members Classic Cars

#15 Post by steveb » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:29 pm

Awaiting some TLC,

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vulgalour
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Re: Members Classic Cars

#16 Post by vulgalour » Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:12 pm

I keep a thread on my rusty children over here: http://practicallyclassics.phpbbhosts.c ... =12&t=4713

I've now had this old bus for three years and used daily for a good chunk of that. She's undergoing quite a bit of work at the moment so she can be pressed back into daily use again, this is my favourite car ever.
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I'm hoping to be picking this up next weekend, things are in motion to do that. Rescued from a field in Wales originally.
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A little on the new side but still a respectable 20 years old is this Corsa I recently acquired. Have spent time sourcing original wheel trims, radio and touching up the various little marks on the paint. Pretty good for a car that's done 100,000 miles. Got me back from London to Stockton-on-Tees in one go without a jot of bother. Definitely a future starter classic and one not to overlook.
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Finally, my current daily. At a mere 17 years old it's definitely a bit young to be a classic but has the credentials for being one in the future being a proper green-blood Citroen, just a shame a lot of the Citroen quirks have been smoothed out. A good reliable bus, now had it for 10 months.
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fearn
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Re: Members Classic Cars

#17 Post by fearn » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:20 am

Hi ive got a nissan sunny slx coupe in very good condition for its age its a 1987 im just woundering if there is anyone on ere that could tell me how much its worth thanks

rich.
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#18 Post by rich. » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:14 am

pics please :D

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JPB
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#19 Post by JPB » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:12 am

fearn wrote:Hi ive got a nissan sunny slx coupe in very good condition for its age its a 1987 im just woundering if there is anyone on ere that could tell me how much its worth thanks
Is this a red one by any chance and do you show it down in the North East of England? If not, then this means that there are two of them :shock: , a good thing as they were a pretty decent car IIRC. Value is between impossible and very difficult to gauge short of putting an ad up to your local yellow paper and seeing what kind of offers it brings in, or you could use eBay, searching for similar cars on completed listings.
rich. wrote:pics please :D
^^^^^^^ Necessary! :thumbs:
John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

fearn
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#20 Post by fearn » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:01 pm

No its a white one. I will up load some pics of the car tonight

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