MY MOTORS FROM THE 80'S

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  1. WRATH OF BOD's Avatar

    WRATH OF BOD said:

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    diging the loft out at the weekend & came across some of my 1st motors i had from leaving school in 1984 till about 1990.this is just a small amount of photos .alot of my cars i didnt take pictures of.i wish i had now..
    hope you dont mind me sharing .


    this one was a beast.1 was 17 just passed my test.1.8 tc .flying machine(in a strait line anyway.lol)








    this was from 1992.my wedding day....





    this one i got dirt cheap .an old guy near me just taxed & tested this.but had some problems with no power.it cost me 55 .turned out the main vent pipe from the head cover to the servo was choked solid.so i put a new one on fixed it.drove like a dream.& fast.got done 2 days later for speeding on the a19 doing 90. bugger..lol
     
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    Got a soft touch for Mk2 escorts and triumphs ,love most of the range ,is that a dolomite in the image ?

    As for the Morris Marina ,nearly got killed in a Maxi when i was a kid ,the kingpin fell out on the motorway sending the car into a horizontal spin .As for the Viva ,i saw someone trying to steal one that never had an engine in it (they tried to bump start it lmao) .
     
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    Nice escort.

    I love the way half of them are missing passenger side wing mirrors. I know it wasn't a requirement back then but wtf were manufacturers thinking? FFS it must have cost them no more than 5 (in todays money) for a wing mirror so why not put one on and at least make it symmetrical?
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRATH OF BOD View Post

    this one was a beast.1 was 17 just passed my test.1.8 tc .flying machine(in a strait line anyway.lol)
    Could have sold that plate to Raptor
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    Brock said:

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    Don't let Top Gear see the pic of the Marina as they might burn it or something.

    Never liked mini's. There isn't much room in them for me.

    Love the Escorts. I had quite a few Mk 2's. I just followed a white one today on the old "R" plate.

    Never seen a Chevette for years.
     
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    WRATH OF BOD said:

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    [quote=Eddie101;2695626]Got a soft touch for Mk2 escorts and triumphs ,love most of the range ,is that a dolomite in the image ?
    yes it is...what a lump that was.i killed it on the A66 doing 68mph when the big end went and put a hole through the side of the engine.lol.those where the days
     
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    K+ for this mate. What a great sets of pics
     
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    BOYYAKKA said:

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    heres the badboy for me [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
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    Over Carl said:

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    Nice one for the pics. Even though I'm relatively young, I prefer old cars with character rather than most of the bland, anonymous, bloated stuff we get these days.

    Don't know why, but I've always wanted a dolly sprint, preferably with the bodykit you could get for them.

    Seeing these photos makes me wish I had kept photos of my old cars, and you probably feel the same about not keeping the old escorts
    Spoiler:
    I hear they are worth a few quid these days
     
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    ise438 said:

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    Wicked collection - Thanks for posting...

    I also wish I had taken photo's of my old car...my best one for a Fully Load Black Renaut Fuego followed closly by a 2.0 S capri...
     
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    moe said:

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    I've noticed you used to buy 2 everything
     
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    peterc4 said:

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    nice to see, a blast from the past
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    Over Carl said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ise438 View Post
    I also wish I had taken photo's of my old car...my best one for a Fully Load Black Renaut Fuego followed closly by a 2.0 S capri...
    What was the Fuego like? I remember them when I was well little and thought they looked great. They were all gone long before I was old enough to even dream about driving though
     
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    WRATH OF BOD said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    What was the Fuego like? I remember them when I was well little and thought they looked great. They were all gone long before I was old enough to even dream about driving though
    i remeber a mate who ran a wedding car company about 12 years ago had a fuego lotus(so it says on the bodywork.)in british racing green 3ltr turbo.looked the dogs danglys at the time.lol i just looked on google & it looks shite...
     
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    Over Carl said:

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    3l turbo! I only thought they were 2l tops. Did those ones also have gold stripes or something because as soon as you said lotus version for some reason gold stripes popped in my head.
     
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    WRATH OF BOD said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by moe View Post
    I've noticed you used to buy 2 everything
    ye i did that alot.lol
    i even got 2 reno 5 gt turbos at the same time .it was an on going project that i give up on early 90's.
    just didnt have the funds to repair them so i sold them in spares insted,shame i loved the look of them too
     
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    WRATH OF BOD said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    3l turbo! I only thought they were 2l tops. Did those ones also have gold stripes or something because as soon as you said lotus version for some reason gold stripes popped in my head.
    ye it did have the gold stripes come to mention it.lol.& the lotus badge on the front back & wheels..i did a search but not found any pictures of that model...all the standard ones ore out there but no lotus.maybe it was just one someone made to look better.lol
     
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    Over Carl said:

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    Thanks for that - I thought smoking weed had destroyed my memory but it can't be that bad if I can remember details like that from cars that were around when I was around 4 years old.
     
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    Bilbo_baggin said:

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    Fond memories for every one have no doubt..


    Bilbo.