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Nissan Sunny


No thread can be complete without this bad boy. Wurst, I'm disappointed I didn't see this earlier or the Supra
 

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EDIT: im a moron and cant tell an Aston from a jaguar. you have free will to humiliate my stupidity.

 

 

Too bad thats a Jaguar :D

 

 

I know! I feel like a complete moron D: I was on mobile at the time and it looked like an Aston :(

 

I will not shame you for liking Astons. Plus, just a tidbit, the guy that designed the Jag F-Type (Ian Callum) came from Aston

 

Had someone not already corrected you I might have humilated you... a little.... :verysmug:

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When I can actually drive I would love to own some sort of old Mustang, or a '69 Dodge Challenger would make me faint....

Unfortunately, here in lil' England there are about 5 of each, and 4 of them are probably just for show as they don't work/never going to be sold. And they'd sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds, a lot like the old Jag E-Types.

Woody

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When I can actually drive I would love to own some sort of old Mustang, or a '69 Dodge Challenger would make me faint....

Unfortunately, here in lil' England there are about 5 of each, and 4 of them are probably just for show as they don't work/never going to be sold. And they'd sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds, a lot like the old Jag E-Types.

Woody

 

I remember when used, those were not valuable cars (means I've driven/owned a bunch of them).

 

Anyone used to more modern cars will (usually) grow tired of their quirks pretty quickly.

 

Challengers for example have pretty awful rear and rear quarter visibility. 

A lot of Mustangs were sold with inline sixes, making them about as sporty as a Dodge Valiant.

 

Neither will have especially positive steering, nor great handling. In fact you'll likely have the feeling that you're in a form of motorboat after a few minutes. "safety" was a distant afterthought.

 

Cars that get shown off a lot and driven very little, often have reasons why they exist in that limbo, and it's not just because of insane value.

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I will not shame you for liking Astons. Plus, just a tidbit, the guy that designed the Jag F-Type (Ian Callum) came from Aston

Had someone not already corrected you I might have humilated you... a little.... :verysmug:

ahh yes. I Remember the final top gear episode of last series, where Jeremy tested the F-type. Ian Callum is such an artist at designing cars :) (i think he also designed the Fiskar Carma i think its called? The hybrid supercar)
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This one left my life two years ago to pay for a funeral. Miss it nearly as much as the relative.

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Best bike I have ever owned, kept it for eight years. R1. Fireblade, gsxr100 all owned and discarded in months.

Yoshi Pipe, K&N, PC3 usb and dyno time, short action throttle, Forks re-sprung and shim stacks done to taste for my weight. I am 70 kilos wet and 6ft. Brakes stock barring steel hoses, ebc fast road pads and a more aggressive master cylinder from a later gsxr.

 

For the sake of the wife's sanity I'm stuck in boxes. Discovered Audi A and S8s.Proper V8s for the win.

 

This one died driving through a Renault Clio. I drove it home but the twist on the front end was just enough to write it off :(.

 

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This one blew a head gasket on the left bank when the water pump quietly ate itself. Plastic vanes, WTF. The parts alone were more than the car was worth.

 

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Current is a very low mileage D2 S8. Fuel bill is about £90 a week for 210 miles or so on 97 octane fuel. Much fun and knowing how strong it is and how cheap to replace means it can be driven with enthusiasm without care. £1k a year on tyres is a bit funny though. That's the price of 1800kg of deep pile carpets, heated and electric everything and Audi's insistence that the engine should bestride the front axle. Camber and castor adjustments do make a difference but that rips through tyres.

 

 

 

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aaaaah...German steel, I should dig out pics on my '81 733 sharknose and my '85 745 Euro (turbo)

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Cars that get shown off a lot and driven very little, often have reasons why they exist in that limbo, and it's not just because of insane value.

 

 

Yeah its not like keeping a 440 six pack or Dual Qaud 426 hemi is easy. It's probably pretty hard to find mechanics who actualy know how to deal with Carbs. 

 

 

The last GTO I owned I drove to work two or three times a week.  Until gas hit almost 5 bucks a gallon for 92 octane. 22 miles each way in trafic was hard on the gas bill. 

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Why bother with Mechanics? Hell a carbed engine is easy enough to work on yourself, and cheaper to boot than paying a mech

 

A carb on a 6 banger Valiant is easy to deal with. 

 

Tri-Power on a Pontiac or BBC was notoriously hard to keep in tune and working right. As were the Six pack cars. Dual Quads are just as bad.

 

Just the linkage alone can be a pain. 

 

You also clearly have no idea the type of people who are buying these cars. They are well off and mostly ignorant of what makes their shiny muscle car work or any real details about it, and even if they do know something about the car, they don't like to get dirty. The guy with a 70 426 Hemi Cuda who works on it himself is a mythical creature. 

 

There are guys out there who really know what they are doing and their car is almost an extension of them, and yeah those guys do the carbs themselves. Or install fuel injection. They are pretty rare though.  The guy who had the GNX is one, it runs in his family. 

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I guess your probably right, I mostly stick to the vintage/classic/Antique Truck scene and I can't think of anyone who doesn't do their own mechanic work, barring emergency things

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I guess your probably right, I mostly stick to the vintage/classic/Antique Truck scene and I can't think of anyone who doesn't do their own mechanic work, barring emergency things

 

Sounds like it's still a true enthusiast crowd right now.  If the value of the vehicles skyrockets to the point, that very few of the current crowd could afford buying another one, then you'll see what I mean.  

 

You get people with money who have far more enthusiasm than knowledge, and far more money than time.  The worst are the ones who get into it for the investment and don't even really like cars.  

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yeah the trucks are still pretty cheap right now, 1k-1.5k for a 78/79 is about the going rate for a decent condition one, a garage find in brilliant condition may fetch 2.5k or it might fetch 500 depending on how much the widow knows about what she has...

 

Going older, if your willing to restore the truck 500-2000 will buy you just about anything back into the '40s, but it would need a lot of work...

 

And thinking about it, I saw a 65 mustang body, no paint on wheels no trim, nothing go for 5k round here, and I can't think we are the high end of the market

 

If you are interested check out Ford Truck Enthusiasts, a forum dedicated to all makes and models of Ford Trucks. Lots of beauties and a lot of good information if you need it

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yeah the trucks are still pretty cheap right now, 1k-1.5k for a 78/79 is about the going rate for a decent condition one, a garage find in brilliant condition may fetch 2.5k or it might fetch 500 depending on how much the widow knows about what she has...

 

Going older, if your willing to restore the truck 500-2000 will buy you just about anything back into the '40s, but it would need a lot of work...

 

And thinking about it, I saw a65 mustang body, no paint on wheels no trim, nothing go for 5k round here, and I can't think we are the high end of the market

 

 

I sold my non matching numbers, 400 cube,  turbo400 transmision, 3.55 Safe-T-track GTO with a big rust bubble on the hood and a minor over heating/ oil pressure problem for 11 grand about 8 years ago. 

 

If I wanted to get back into the GTO scene, I'd be looking at 8 to 10 k for a non running wreck. 10k and up for a nice runner with nothing special about it that could use some work. 20k and up for something already restored or with rare/good options. That's all for 68 and 69s, older Goats are even more. 

 

There are some oddball cars that are still cheap, but there getting rare. 70s firebirds in General are still pretty cheap. There are a few others, Darts, stuff like that.  

 

I've been toying with buying an early 70s blazer, (73-75) but they are starting to get pricey too. You can pick up the newer ones pretty cheap though. I may cave for a newer model if I can get a real nice one for under 3 grand. 

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