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  • You can keep your new Capri
  • That is lovely!

    piemonster
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    Too new for my tastes

    khani
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    Doesn’t do it for me, a nice Cologne Capri however…

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Preferred the Sierra Cosworth over the Escort.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Pfft….

    Me in my Astra GTE 8v (the fastest car ever made) on the A3022 in Torquay, pwning some modded thing, as was usual for my mighty machine*….I was all over it, knickers were being thrown over the car by admiring ladies.

    I then looked in rear view mirror to see one of these practically sat in my rear seats.

    I filled my pants, pulled over and watched it disappear past at Millenium Falcon type pace.

    The sound, speed, and that “Cosworth” badge. Oh my…

    *yes, I know it was all very stupid – but I was 20 & very stupid.

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    Ooooooo I heard of this being done back in the day but I could never afford the 4×4 drivetrain to do it to mine. Had some silly silly times in my RS.

    sobriety
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    V6 Granada…Mmmm. My Dad had one when I was a kid, it was a barge, but a fast barge, and his was the scorpio, back when it was the top trim level rather than a horrible car.

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    Sobriety, my dad had a V6 Granada it was amazing, I’ve been looking for it for a while, it WILL come up for sale one day and I WILL buy it.

    I need a mop to wipe up the drool from that fourby escort!!!! Very well done example and the key thing, still looks standard!!!!!

    sobriety
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    Haha, I just checked his on the DVLA, came back as ‘not licensed’ which probably means it’s gone to the great scrap heap in the sky 🙁 (actually I seem to remember the guy he sold it to writing it off in some sort of excessive velocity into a solid object incident)

    Surprisingly for such a silly engined car my Dad was very sensible with it. apart from tailgating ‘proper’ sports cars to make them boot it, so he could hear them go, seeing the wisps of blue smoke come out of a Lamborghini Countach’s exhausts at about 90mph just before it disappeared into the distance is one of my enduring childhood memories!

    Premier Icon althepal
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    How can you check the Reg details.. had an old 72 mini that I’d like to know is still on the go..

    ski
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    To demonstrate a typical eBay idiot. We all know they exist.- amyandbenj from Staffordshire. He offered me 7000 two days ago followed by another offer today of 6000. No doubt he’ll continue to amuse himself until he’s down to 0000

    made me giggle 😆

    samuri
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    I had a tuned 1275GT mini at the same time that Cosworths were popular. Those guys were always up for a race. They were way faster in a straight line but on the country lanes I’d leave ’em stood. That car could corner incredibly well. I just kept my foot down and turned the steering wheel.

    wrightyson
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    In all honesty why would you want that eccy?

    grim168
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    Cheers for that link northermatt. Christ my old lc is still going 😯

    johndoh
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    I had a tuned 1275GT mini at the same time that Cosworths were popular. Those guys were always up for a race. They were way faster in a straight line but on the country lanes I’d leave ’em stood. That car could corner incredibly well. I just kept my foot down and turned the steering wheel.

    I thought I was the guy with the biggest cock in mine.

    Until I was utterly owned by a guy in an MGB GT V8

    user-removed
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    I had a Cossie Scorpio for about a year. Every time I got it going sideways the engine cut out. Scary going sideways in a 1.5 ton lump with no power steering… Very very quick in a straight line though.

    gwj72
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    I wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole. I wonder how metal they took out of the already flimsy shell to make way for the running gear?

    Should be impounded and crushed to make the world a tiny bit safer!

    jools182
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    Mk2 was the last nice escort

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Nope – I don’t get it. Even when new that version of Escort wasn’t anything special, and shoehorning in the drivetrain from something it would look better in isn’t doing it either.

    Interesting DVLA link – apparently the two cars I’ve sold for which I can remember the reg have both become unlicensed within a year of me selling them. Not that surprised for my first heap, but kind of expected the one I sold a year ago to manage a bit longer (though strangely it appears to have been unlicensed for several months after I sold it given the renewal date). Of the other 3 I’ve owned I know that two of them were unlikely to have ever been licensed again after I got rid (only one my fault 😳 ), so I wouldn’t recommend buying a s/h car from me!

    Premier Icon simmy
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    I wouldn’t touch it with a bargepole. I wonder how metal they took out of the already flimsy shell to make way for the running gear?

    Should be impounded and crushed to make the world a tiny bit safer!

    Looks like they have cut the floor and inner wings out of a Sapphire and took the same out of the RS Turbo and welded them together.

    Provided it has been done along the original weld lines, like where the inner wings meet the bulkhead and the floor meeting the inner sills, it won’t be any weaker than the original shell, especially if its been seam welded.

    But yeah they are a lot more flimsy than modern day body shells

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    I had a RS500 whaletail in moonstone blue. It was amazing. I bought it after my dad (!) rolled my 205 Mi16 (was a 1.9 but we put the 406 engine in it – straight fit). As penance he topped up the insurance payout to get the Cossie, and i let him drive it but only when supervised. 😀

    pomona
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    I had a Saphire Cossie 4×4 that was good for about 350bhp when I was 25. Stupidly fast and stupidly good fun, the joys of no kids and working on the rigs!
    Has to sell it when I realised I was going to die if I kept it much longer.

    pomona
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    By the way NZCol, did I see that you were possibly heading back to the UK? We still never got round to having that beer

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