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Classic cars

Post by Will » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:05 pm

Anyone run a classic car ? What have you got ?? any tips thinking of getting one (thumbs)
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Re: Classic cars

Post by scubabiker » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:31 pm

i have grown up around classic cars, my dad used to do a bit of wheeling and dealing so to speak. i think old VWs are a great investment, and they can be used as daily drivers without worrying about breakdowns.
ive got a 95 camaro (was my fathers til he died) which some people consider a classic from its age, its new to me, anything with injection and airbags is waaaay beyond my knowledge! (i need to clean and rebuild the distributer on the camaro, but i think its a sealed unit and it about 4 hours work to get it off!)

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Re: Classic cars

Post by vRSG60 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:38 pm

Posted before but any excuse. 1989 Rally Golf G60

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Re: Classic cars

Post by D16PJM » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:20 pm

I have a V8 rover P6, insurance is £79 for the year including breaking, tax free, and should only go up in value.

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Re: Classic cars

Post by Will » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:43 pm

The Rover p6 looks good that's more the sort of thing I'm looking for , Cars I'm after bit more info on are volvo p1800 and scimitar GTE my uncle had a new one when was teenager and I thought it was the dogs b&@&ks ,
My Dad had a Vauxhall Ventura as well but I would think these all have rotted away by now
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Re: Classic cars

Post by D16PJM » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:47 pm

I have had a scimitar, mainly ford running gear, the one to go for is manual overdrive, se5 seems more sort after but SE6 just as good in my opinion.

this website is full of info on relients.
http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/

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Re: Classic cars

Post by Will » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:52 pm

D16PJM wrote:I have had a scimitar, mainly ford running gear, the one to go for is manual overdrive, se5 seems more sort after but SE6 just as good in my opinion.

this website is full of info on relients.
http://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/

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Was that yours in pic , my uncles was a 1971 3.0 v6 Essex weren't the later ones 2.8 i.
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Re: Classic cars

Post by D16PJM » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:58 pm

That's my old one in the picture, after 84 they had the 2.8, before that was the 3.0l Essex, newer ones had a galvanised chassis but I think the early ones are just as good, mine was a 77, you need to check out riggers where the chassis bolts to the body and look for ill fitting doors as it could mean rust, gel coat on body can be a costly repair, I paid £950 for the one above and after a bit of work sold it for £2200.

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Re: Classic cars

Post by hotbulb » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:15 pm

Not sure it counts, but my Land Rover is a 1968 Series 2A. Not much of a looker, but it's reliable, and I used to commute in it for many years (just tried hard not to think of the fuel consumption). The zero tax is always a sweetener!
I'd always wanted a Land Rover, but I was also swayed by the fact that more or less every part is still available.. either new (old) stock or replica. And it's straightforward engineering - no computers, injection, ABS.. just stuff that Ican fix with a hammer, screwdriver, and/or a couple of spanners. A bit like the Transalp, really ;)

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Re: Classic cars

Post by dazcapri » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:26 pm

Have a look at the Volvo forum for more on the P1800

http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=9

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