breakdown truck

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Re: breakdown truck

#2672 Post by JPB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 pm

Mmm, that Rialto with a catflap-style boot is a rare thing these days as most buyers wanted easier access to the luggage area and would have chosen an estate. It looks pretty tidy and the broken dashboard is easy enough to change or repair. I find these to be the nicest of the late Reliant 3 wheelers to drive, and even the colour of that one is less horrible than some of the available shades. I'd love to hear from anyone who can identify the major mainstream motor manufacturer whose shade of green that is and please be advised that Qualcast, Atco and Ransomes would all be incorrect.

Go on, buy it mate, you know it makes sense. Since Practical Classics' Sam Glover has been associated with a three wheeled Reliant, these eccentric wee cars are suddenly even more desirable and stray women will be throwing themselves at any compatible single chap who drives one. True that! :D

Is it wrong to like the Escort van? I do, but then I always did have a soft spot for vehicles with wheels that came in multiples of three. ;)

Lancia.. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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Re: breakdown truck

#2673 Post by GHT » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:18 pm

JPB wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Is it wrong to like the Escort van? I do, but then I always did have a soft spot for vehicles with wheels that came in multiples of three. ;)
Yes. it is wrong on every angle. Well, maybe there is one exception. If you have a mattress in the back I'll let you off on the missionary angle.
JPB wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Lancia.. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
Lancia, good grief, the Italian B/L, and there's me thinking that it was Rich with the aesthetic bypass.

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Re: breakdown truck

#2674 Post by rich. » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:20 am


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Re: breakdown truck

#2675 Post by rich. » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:11 am

ght, just for you... look in the background of the last photo... 8-)
for the rest of us
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Brumb ... rmvSB=true

edit, been in contact with the seller.. its for sale soon ;)

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Re: breakdown truck

#2676 Post by GHT » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:29 pm

Oh wow, that caravan! What a find. The pickup with the 'W' registration doesn't float my boat, but then you knew it wouldn't. It also brought back a reminisce that I would rather forget. In 1981 my Rover P6 company car was due for replacement, the company wanted me to have a VW pick up so that I could carry samples of the company's products. I was horrified, within three months I had left them and joined an international logistics company where I enjoyed a very good career. Some time later I read of the winding up demise of my previous company. I had suspected that there were problems and maybe, suggesting the VW in the way, did me a favour. Had they admitted that they were in trouble I would probably accepted the downgrade and worked as hard as the rest of the staff to pull them out of the mire.
The VW would have been on a 'W' plate, that's why I remember it so well.
If you know when the caravan is for sale, give me a heads up.


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Re: breakdown truck

#2678 Post by rich. » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:44 am


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Re: breakdown truck

#2679 Post by GHT » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:59 pm

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Re: breakdown truck

#2680 Post by JPB » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:38 pm

I must admit that I'm no great lover of the Mumford Marina either. The Coupé is, IMHO, a decent looking car and that conversion ruins it. Hanging's too good, etc. :(
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