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We were once at Oulton Park. A Chevette saloon turned up in a very matt but original dark red paint. The guy swapped wheels for something very skinny and presumably bald. He then went on the drift track and did the lowest speed but most precise driving out of anyone there.Posted 1 month agoThe Flying OxMember
My first car was a Chevette in Dysentery Beige. Absolutely loved it. Pair of hifi speakers in the boot and a cheapass £40 stereo banging out Fat Of The Land on the way to college. Ended up killing it by “rallying” on a really unsuitable dirt road between Wyming Brook and the A57, although it did still manage to get me home somehow. I’d have another in a heartbeat.Posted 1 month agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I’ve got the YouTube channel for you RedThunder.
Thank me later.Posted 1 month agojohnikgriffMember
My first car was a Chevette in YELLOW, GLS no less 🤣
A year or so later myself and my mates started buying hothatches (back when 18 year olds could insure them).
One of of them got a MK2 escort RS2000 and another bought a Chevette HS. If I’m being honest they where both not great cars to drive or own (especially the HS as I recall) compared to the GTE/XR/GTi’s etc.
Eventually they gave up on them breaking down and not great to drive in the wet and joined us “boy racers”.
I now take great delight in sending them copies every one that now comes up for sale at prices over £30 to £40K.
Turns out we didn’t know shit.Posted 1 month agosquirrelkingMember
My mates mum had one in white. At least I think that’s what colour it was, there was more rust and filler than actual metal.
What amazes me more than anything is that shitbox can’t have been more than 7 years old at the time and it was a wreck. My present cars are 10 and 11 years old and neither has a hint of tinworm.Posted 1 month agoCountZeroMember
I had a Chevette, loved the shape, loads of room in the back, really enjoyed owning it, would have loved an HS with the 2.3 slant-four motor.
Even better, and similar vintage and underpinnings, there’s always one of these:
Or one of these:
I owned one for several years, until engine issues and a rotten floor put paid to it, sadly. Absolutely loved it, like a compact Camaro, if I had the money I’d buy another and put a small but pokey motor in it, like the Vauxhall 1.4 Turbo, with upgraded suspension and brakes, with modern tyres, a fun, attractive little car.Posted 1 month ago
I had a pair of big Pioneer speakers in the rear shelf, which was a steel sheet; mounted underneath with holes cut in the steel and cloth over the top, the sound was fantastic, with amazing bass, but no clues from the outside. I had a Pioneer component system providing sounds, from metal and chrome tapes, 12” singles recorded from my Logik turntable. I miss that car. 🙁
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