You can keep your new Capri
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.
Posted 4 years agosobrietyMember
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!Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
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.Posted 4 years agojohndohMember
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 V8Posted 4 years agoaracerSubscriber
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!Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
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 shellsPosted 4 years agoNZColSubscriber
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. 😀Posted 4 years ago
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