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45bvtc

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7th car for me..:whistle2:

This one Paul, all of £1476.00 delivered - a lot of £s in 1972 (and yes, a 3-litre Marcos Volvo alongside)

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Car now in Leighton Buzzard

How it arrived:

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45bvtc

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Very nice mate.. If it isn't being too inquisitive. What was your job back then to have access to such lovely cars?:thumbs up:

Contract engineering design draughtsman (marine and industrial diesel engines) - and drawing board, way before computers... And we saved HARD for 3-years to purchase the Europa. When we went to collect/pay for Lotus had increased the price again by £8 and that nearly stopped the 'buy' dead in its tracks, I could have had a drop-gead 4.2 E-type for less - but them things don't go around corner or stop too well! The Europa, especially when fitted with the Formula Ford Firestone Torrino tyres (6.5 front and 7.3 rears, sticky cross-ply on 5.1/2J rims) was unbelievable...
 
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pburv

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Contract engineering design draughtsman - drawing board, way before computers... And we saved HARD for 3-years to purchase the Europa. When we went to collect/pay for Lotus had increased the price again by £8 and that nearly stopped the 'buy' dead in its tracks, I could have had a drop-gead 4.2 E-type for less - but them things don't go around corner or stop too well! The Europa, especially when fitted with the Formula Ford Firestone Torrino tyres (6.5 front and 7.3 rears, sticky cross-ply on 5.1/2J rims) was unbelievable...
Old school designer....:respekt:
A hard job back in the day. I much preferred reading off a proper draughtman's drawing when I started in engineering back in 89. CAD drawings were coming into their own around that time. The last lot of drawings I worked to that were done by hand were for a Magnox nuclear power station dating back to the late 60's.
 

45bvtc

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Old school designer....:respekt:
A hard job back in the day. I much preferred reading off a proper draughtman's drawing when I started in engineering back in 89. CAD drawings were coming into their own around that time. The last lot of drawings I worked to that were done by hand were for a Magnox nuclear power station dating back to the late 60's.

Yeah but I do/did a lot of computer stuff now lastly animated work instructions for the build/strip/maintenance of rotary Wankel engines for UAV's: take a Solid Works model and animate it with IPA 8.1; great job, loved it... But yes, if I could go back to any job it would be the drawing board and a handful of pencils.
 
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Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
So here goes.
1. Escort Mk1 (no MOT/TAX/Ins) and was a bad boy driving it :haudrauf:
2. Mini 1275GT
3. Escort MK2.
4. Vauxhall Cavalier MK2 diesel (biggest bag of tat ever).
5. Sierra XR4i.
6. Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 SRI.
7. Peugeot 205 1.9gti.
8. Vauxhall Astra GTE.
9. Vauxhall Cavalier MK3 4x4.
10. Ford Escort MK3 LX.
11. Ford Orion MK2 Ghia.
12. Ford Escort MK6 L.(another bag of tat)
13. Vauxhall Vectra MK1 SRI 130.
14. Ford Fiesta Zetec(wife passed test).
15. Focus MK1 LX.
16. Ford Focus MK1 Zetec.
17. Ford Focus MK1 TDCI.
18. VW Golf MK4 S.
19. Ford Focus MK1 MP3.
20. Audi A3 Sport MK2.
21. Seat Leon MK2 FR.
22. Seat Exeo Sport.
23. Seat Leon MK3 FR
24. Audi A4 Sport.
25. Audi A4 S-Line.
26. Audi S3 Sportback.
27. Audi S3 Sportback.
28. BMW X3 M-Sport.
29. Cupra Ateca.
30. ???????

Jeez, didn't realise I had that many in 36 years of driving. The most times I changed my car in one year was #8 to #11 and #20 to #25. :wtf: Probably missed one or two. Not good I know and wasted to much money on cars, but I'm not bothered.
Forgot to add the silver XR2 MK2 after the Cavalier SRI #6 :haudrauf:
 
That's quite a jump from a Swift to an Audi A3.. Congrats on your new car:thumbs up:

I agree. During the test drive, everything was just so much better. I am reading that some people have complaints about the quality of the interior compared to the previous version, but this was the selling point for me. I was going for a Seat Leon at the beginning.
 

pburv

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I agree. During the test drive, everything was just so much better. I am reading that some people have complaints about the quality of the interior compared to the previous version, but this was the selling point for me. I was going for a Seat Leon at the beginning.
What was the reason you chose the A3 over the Leon? Reason I am asking is the wife is looking into replacing her car and the Leon is one on her list.
 

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Had my first driving lessons in a Mk2 XR2 G reg. and passed my test ( first time I might add lol) in an XR2i H reg. Both were white hence my fondness for white cars.:yes:


Oh yeah I remember the XR2i ... that was cool when it came out too ... didn’t it have multiple / twin lights on the front ?

There was a turbo too yeah ?
 
What was the reason you chose the A3 over the Leon? Reason I am asking is the wife is looking into replacing her car and the Leon is one on her list.

2 reasons that made me change my mind.

1) I was dissapointed from the interior of the new Seat Leon. Previous one was better in my opionion.

I dont like it when in a car the infontaiment system is like an external screen attach to the car. In the Audi A3 the infotaiment system is part of the car. The same with the previous version of Leon.

Also, very important, buttons! Audi has climate controls outside of the infontaiment system, while in the new Leon everything is controlled from the screen.

2) I realized that I want to drive something that look premium. The Audi badge looks more premium that the Seat.
 
Also, very important, buttons! Audi has climate controls outside of the infontaiment system, while in the new Leon everything is controlled from the screen.

The lack of buttons in the new Golf was also the main reason I chose the A3 instead (the A3 was initially third on my shortlist). That and the fact that the virtual cockpit /MMI in the A3 is far better than the equivalent in its sibling.
 

pburv

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2 reasons that made me change my mind.

1) I was dissapointed from the interior of the new Seat Leon. Previous one was better in my opionion.

I dont like it when in a car the infontaiment system is like an external screen attach to the car. In the Audi A3 the infotaiment system is part of the car. The same with the previous version of Leon.

Also, very important, buttons! Audi has climate controls outside of the infontaiment system, while in the new Leon everything is controlled from the screen.

2) I realized that I want to drive something that look premium. The Audi badge looks more premium that the Seat.
Interesting.. I will try and remember that when we actually start looking. Cheers:thumbs up:
 

jassyo06

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Yeah twin fogs in the bumper.
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There was a turbo version but the alloy wheels on them were pants lol
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The Fiesta turbo was actually an Ford RS car 133 bhp with RS Recaro seats, slip diff it was a different beast l had a red XR2i ....loved it especially when l found out it was way faster when you put leaded petrol in it lol my dad had one as well

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Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
God I used to salivate over XR2’s when I was a kid :)
I remember trying to get home from work (snow was falling like billyoh). Parked up in the truck up and local radio news was talking about snowdrifts etc. Around 20:00 as I got closer to home the snow drift was so big a JCB3C couldn't clear it fast enough so I had to park up the XR2 and attempt to walk home, took me 3hrs to walk 2 miles. Next day I went back for the car and couldn't find it as it was completely covered, anyway finally found it, dug it out and got home. The big story was that many cars along the same route had been broke into (stereo nicked etc) but mine was ok. The good old days, oh and my pepperpot wheels were hand painted black.
 

Jcbmally

Started with nothing & still have most of it left.
Had my first driving lessons in a Mk2 XR2 G reg. and passed my test ( first time I might add lol) in an XR2i H reg. Both were white hence my fondness for white cars.:yes:
Now your trying to show off Paul, but I'll raise you, in order of test passed = car, HGV1 and bike all first time
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45bvtc

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Never ever ever ever ever a FORD guy; we went MG Metro TURBO, but only because I was working for Austin Rover at the time and with the K-series Rover Metro looming they were selling the old stock off: nevertheless this MG METRO TURBO gave RS3copilot 17-years of FUN commuter motoring PLUS our fabulous 25th wedding anniversary drive into France (1993):

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pburv

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The Fiesta turbo was actually an Ford RS car 133 bhp with RS Recaro seats, slip diff it was a different beast l had a red XR2i ....loved it especially when l found out it was way faster when you put leaded petrol in it lol my dad had one as well

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They were good cars for the day. Back then it was what everyone wanted and stole. lol
Why they gave the RS those horrible three spoke wheels I will never know.:puke2:
There's quite a few XR2's driving around where I live in particular an off white one on a B plate which is driven by a rather tasty blonde haired lady :yum:
 

jassyo06

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They were good cars for the day. Back then it was what everyone wanted and stole. lol
Why they gave the RS those horrible three spoke wheels I will never know.:puke2:
There's quite a few XR2's driving around where I live in particular an off white one on a B plate which is driven by a rather tasty blonde haired lady :yum:
They where ****** AWESOME cars back in the day....nothing came close to Ford Motorsport they rooled the da Hot Hatch world....XR3i where my favorite cars of my beloved father he had...3 in total always wanted him to get the RS Escort ye know that one that only came white...lol l remember he got his first XR3 in Silver and chose the optional extra electric windows....lol black cloth seats....with widely spaced red horizontal stripes across them ....next one was in Caspian Blue....fully loaded sunroof...and central locking ....front driving lamps and headlight pressure washers....tinted glass ......silver XR3 decals bit like the stripe down the side of the Starsky and Hutch Ford Torino but far slimmer ....my dads car looked similar to this
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Meanwhile back at da ranch my Matrix oled rear tail lights eventually arrived today had to pay another £50 to "HMRC" over and above what l had paid the seller for the items plus his delivery charge...so they've become a wee bit expensive. But l aint stopping there, same seller has a brand new 2021 TTRS rear spoiler for sale but before l gave him an offer he was already waiting on a reply from another punter so if he doesn't hear from him by tomorrow its mine then l just need the gloss black emblems jobs a good un
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These are the Fords I really used to lust after ....

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They where ****** AWESOME cars back in the day....nothing came close to Ford Motorsport they rooled the da Hot Hatch world....XR3i where my favorite cars of my beloved father he had...3 in total always wanted him to get the RS Escort ye know that one that only came white...lol l remember he got his first XR3 in Silver and chose the optional extra electric windows....lol black cloth seats....with widely spaced red horizontal stripes across them ....next one was in Caspian Blue....fully loaded sunroof...and central locking ....front driving lamps and headlight pressure washers....tinted glass ......silver XR3 decals bit like the stripe down the side of the Starsky and Hutch Ford Torino but far slimmer ....my dads car looked similar to this
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fantastic photo :icon thumright:
Totally agree ... XR2 XR3i and Escort Rs Turbo in white was the ultimate at the time.
 

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Meanwhile back at da ranch my Matrix oled rear tail lights eventually arrived today had to pay another £50 to "HMRC" over and above what l had paid the seller for the items plus his delivery charge...so they've become a wee bit expensive. But l aint stopping there, same seller has a brand new 2021 TTRS rear spoiler for sale but before l gave him an offer he was already waiting on a reply from another punter so if he doesn't hear from him by tomorrow its mine then l just need the gloss black emblems jobs a good un
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The TT has started build :icon thumright:
 

pburv

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Meanwhile back at da ranch my Matrix oled rear tail lights eventually arrived today had to pay another £50 to "HMRC" over and above what l had paid the seller for the items plus his delivery charge...so they've become a wee bit expensive. But l aint stopping there, same seller has a brand new 2021 TTRS rear spoiler for sale but before l gave him an offer he was already waiting on a reply from another punter so if he doesn't hear from him by tomorrow its mine then l just need the gloss black emblems jobs a good un
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£50 is only a tank of fuel mate..:icon thumright:
Should be the dogs danglies when they are lit up.
 

pburv

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They where ****** AWESOME cars back in the day....nothing came close to Ford Motorsport they rooled the da Hot Hatch world....XR3i where my favorite cars of my beloved father he had...3 in total always wanted him to get the RS Escort ye know that one that only came white...lol l remember he got his first XR3 in Silver and chose the optional extra electric windows....lol black cloth seats....with widely spaced red horizontal stripes across them ....next one was in Caspian Blue....fully loaded sunroof...and central locking ....front driving lamps and headlight pressure washers....tinted glass ......silver XR3 decals bit like the stripe down the side of the Starsky and Hutch Ford Torino but far slimmer ....my dads car looked similar to this
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£36k and it's yours
1983 Black Ford Escort 1.6 RS 3dr for sale for £36000 in Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh (autotrader.co.uk)
 
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