Why so high?

Why so high?

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newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Sunday 30th August 2020
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Any one got one of these your thinking of maybe parting with?laugh

rat rod

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30 months

Sunday 30th August 2020
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Any one got one of these your thinking of maybe parting with?laugh
Thanks Pal, Was in a good mood when i came in,that was until i put the PC on and saw this photo staring at me.another of life's regrets,
Only thinking now lucky i am to have the perfect pair having a 59 Ei Cameo at the same time as the Trans Am feeling pretty smug with myself.
having a Chrome and Fins 50's pickup and the epitome of a Muscle car.
Knew it wouldn't last,there's always something or somebody waiting round the corner to hit you over the head with a mallet ,you know all about that .
This time it was H.M.R.C requiring payment after long disputed bill. you can guess who won.
One had to go and having someone who had been pestering me to sell the Trans Am thought it would make life easier for me to decide which one of my babies to advertise i let the Trans Am go .
Quick painless sale to be fare and the wright decision at the time as either car would be hard to replace but on reflection i've always regretted selling, mind you i say that a lot but if i could buy any of my old cars back this would be the first on my list.
Now i would get a bank loan with such low rates but apart from a mortgage i've never borrowed before and always gone without if funds were not there, i just wanted them off my back. Wouldn't mind but i didn't even get e thank you note.
Small minded or just old fashion i don't know, what i do know, they are a long time gone so would do it different today for sure.

newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Sunday 30th August 2020
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Apologies laugh



Even though this is probably a 73'
and as much as im a mopar fan, i really dont think there's an a American sports coupe that eclipses 70-73 TA's, just a fabulous looking car,

I'l get me coat..............................



irocfan

26,711 posts

155 months

Sunday 30th August 2020
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TBH you've probably got one of my dream cars here...


rat rod

1,808 posts

30 months

Monday 31st August 2020
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newsatten said:
laugh

Unfortunately ive no money and no room lol.................................
For me its a lottery win dream to have the funds and the time and the space to be able to indulge ones passions for these things !
Your pal is very lucky,

A few years ago i actually viewed and had a run out in the same car that started me on the long American Road, its was a sad looking car compared to when i first went out in it back in the mid 70's ,
A guy in Hertfordshire had it, think it was around 12K, its original 400 motor had been replaced, the M22 had also gone, the body had some horrendous welding repairs done, it was still White with the Metallic Blue trim, it needed a ton of work, but it was on the road and sort of usable
i walked away, regretted that decision ever since !!
and even though ive had 4 TA's over the years and a lovely 72 Esprit, a 73 Formula 455, the pull to actually own a proper 400 Ram air
manual car wont go away ........................................

I'm also very aware of the old saying never meet ones hero's ,
So maybe trying to find a suitable car before selling the Dodge would be a good idea, hedging ones bets so to speak!

I'l keep a look out and see what if any thing comes up, on the flip side i may get made redundant soon so this all may be completely academiclaugh

Would be nice for someone who would fill their dream garage with classic yanks instead of the usual Lottery winners predictable choice of latest and greatest Range Rovers,Bentley's and Ferrari's ect, I've given up on that one ,can't even get 3 numbers.
Did the guy who was selling the £12,500 T/A have a few more as there was someone who had about 4 or 5 of them,he had them for years kept in a barn,some were tidy others were complete restoration jobs .I think he may have owned a Hemi Super Bee and a 69/70 Shelby as well but i think he may have lived in Essex not Hertfordshire.
Sounds like you've had the hole set apart from the bull nose T/A .Don't know what is worse, you desperately wanting one and would probably be a keeper or me having one and loosing it to pay a tax bill,what you never had and all that.Must admit there's something exciting when the ram air opens up and you can see the flap open from inside.
Yes it would be better to hang on to the Challenger just in case the new purchase is a disappointment ,don't think you will have any trouble selling, a orderly queue down the road comes to mind, just don't see them advertised anymore.
The Cuda seems even rarer ,there was one sold by Historics a few months ago and the guys who has the Hertz Mustang and Demon has a yellow one that's been advertised privately on E bay for some time. I had one of the Kinston 7 Cuda's ,had a great revy 340. It became quite well know after being on the cover of "Classic American" after i sold it. .
The thing is that my mate know's he's pretty lucky and appreciates what he's got and uses them regularly going to different shows every week,well he did up to this year. He managed to get 4 cars every year to the Worthing American and Hot Rod show by getting his mates to drive the other 3, One year he won 3 categories and was genuinely embarrassed to go up 3 times for the presentation as his mates had gone off to a cafe.
I use to go to all the show's Billing,Rally of the Giants you name it but since they messed Wheels Day up by first trying to move it then having to book your car by E mails or what have you have to do now, i can't be arsed ,keep to local smaller show's now or driving down to the beach and just cruising around with no particular place to go.

Edited by rat rod on Monday 31st August 00:53

newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Monday 31st August 2020
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Cant help feeling a bit envious of your mate, must be fabulous to have the funds to indulge oneself!
If i had the doe i'd be doing the same lol..........................................
and buying from people like the Barrett Jackson outfit and such like, top money maybe but in return almost certainly top motors too.

But alas its never going to happen now, so just got to do what we can with what we've got laugh
I know that the TA thing is a pipe dream, but hey ho................

The TA i was talking about may well have come from the guy you mentioned ? when i viewed it , it was in Hertfordshire, a guy named Kent had it, he also had a E' or two and the last time i saw him he had a Black Hertz Shelby..........
But like your Tax Man Cometh thing, id had relationship issues so money was tight , plus it was a absolute dog lol. i decided to pass,
Ces't la vie.

Like you said guys like us are always on the lookout, its part of the fun, ideally and hopefully another car will come up, which i can improve on, now im out of the resto trade and work (at the minute) in the buse/coach business, which with Covid is a dodgy trade to be in!!
However i still have access to a sort of paint shop, sand blasting bay, and some other gear for fabrication etc,its a bit thick ear when compered to a full resto shop but its better that nothing!
As the wages are painfully low i try and get a bit more back by using the facilities such as they are? if that make any sense??
That said the wages weren't great even when working in the Jaguar place, 100K plus restorations and when i left in April 18, we all got paid around 15 quid and hour self employed FFS.......................................No holiday or sick pay, thats the side you dont see on the poncy TV shows , piles of rust dust, gob/poly dust, paint fumes containing cyanide etc, marvelous environment rolleyes

So my cunning plan is do a second car, like a Dodge Dart, or a Demon/Duster, or a Falcon maybe?
One that can live outside, so no fancy body/paintwork, straight , useable, strong, jump in and go motor, use it for work going to Tesco's etc Simple.....................laugh

As i stated above the TA thing almost certainly never gunna happern angel


croyde

17,916 posts

195 months

Monday 31st August 2020
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Air Grabber Hood,
Oh my cloud9

I'd love to own a 60s Yank but the prices are beyond me.

I had a '99 Grand Marquis which I sold on for 50% more than I paid for it. Wish I hadn't, it was in lovely condition and similar now are usually dog tired high mileage ex police Crown Vic's at daft money (for my budget).

My Mustang GT bought new, barely lost anything when sold two years later but I think that was due to Ford pricing it low to start off.

To think when I drove for a living in London back in the 80s it was quite common to see unloved US muscle sitting parked up with a badly scrawled For Sale sign in the window.

I remember seeing a Barracuda sat in a side road for only a few hundred.

rat rod

1,808 posts

30 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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croyde said:
newsatten said:


Air Grabber Hood,
Oh my cloud9

I'd love to own a 60s Yank but the prices are beyond me.

I had a '99 Grand Marquis which I sold on for 50% more than I paid for it. Wish I hadn't, it was in lovely condition and similar now are usually dog tired high mileage ex police Crown Vic's at daft money (for my budget).

My Mustang GT bought new, barely lost anything when sold two years later but I think that was due to Ford pricing it low to start off.

To think when I drove for a living in London back in the 80s it was quite common to see unloved US muscle sitting parked up with a badly scrawled For Sale sign in the window.

I remember seeing a Barracuda sat in a side road for only a few hundred.
The public were little educated with yanks back in the 70s/80's and thought it was naff to drive one but with the internet, tv hot rod programs,pop video's all using classic yanks it's now cool to own one .
Every year there are more and more yanks parked in the classic car park at the Rivival with the Goodwood crowd now buying them and taking them out of reach from the people who should buying them.
People love to see these cars,big smiles ,thumps up and tel camera's out ,photo's and lots of questions while filling up.I think it's nice that there is so much interest as long as you are not in a hurry
I was only 8 when my parents took me on holiday to Jersey where my dad bought a 1955 Ford Fairlane 2 door pillarless coupe for £295 from the main Vauxhall dealers ,i think they were called Barns,don't ask how i can remember that after all those years because i don't know but can't remember what i did yesterday .
The manager couldn't believe his luck that my dad wanted to buy ,It was covered in dust and had been stuck in the corner of the workshop for months just like the yanks you saw in the London streets in the 80's. Literally no one wanted them back then unlike today.



Edited by rat rod on Tuesday 1st September 01:43

rat rod

1,808 posts

30 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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newsatten said:
Cant help feeling a bit envious of your mate, must be fabulous to have the funds to indulge oneself!
If i had the doe i'd be doing the same lol..........................................
and buying from people like the Barrett Jackson outfit and such like, top money maybe but in return almost certainly top motors too.

But alas its never going to happen now, so just got to do what we can with what we've got laugh
I know that the TA thing is a pipe dream, but hey ho................

The TA i was talking about may well have come from the guy you mentioned ? when i viewed it , it was in Hertfordshire, a guy named Kent had it, he also had a E' or two and the last time i saw him he had a Black Hertz Shelby..........
But like your Tax Man Cometh thing, id had relationship issues so money was tight , plus it was a absolute dog lol. i decided to pass,
Ces't la vie.

Like you said guys like us are always on the lookout, its part of the fun, ideally and hopefully another car will come up, which i can improve on, now im out of the resto trade and work (at the minute) in the buse/coach business, which with Covid is a dodgy trade to be in!!
However i still have access to a sort of paint shop, sand blasting bay, and some other gear for fabrication etc,its a bit thick ear when compered to a full resto shop but its better that nothing!
As the wages are painfully low i try and get a bit more back by using the facilities such as they are? if that make any sense??
That said the wages weren't great even when working in the Jaguar place, 100K plus restorations and when i left in April 18, we all got paid around 15 quid and hour self employed FFS.......................................No holiday or sick pay, thats the side you dont see on the poncy TV shows , piles of rust dust, gob/poly dust, paint fumes containing cyanide etc, marvelous environment rolleyes

So my cunning plan is do a second car, like a Dodge Dart, or a Demon/Duster, or a Falcon maybe?
One that can live outside, so no fancy body/paintwork, straight , useable, strong, jump in and go motor, use it for work going to Tesco's etc Simple.....................laugh

As i stated above the TA thing almost certainly never gunna happern angel
Can't sell the Challenger ,sounds like if things go pair shape you will need that car ,it's your pension .sorry a bit forward of me but you really can't sell it well not unless it will cover the cost of a bull nose T/A
My couple of mates that have these collection's are the exception rather than the rule and you are a very lucky to own a Challenger ,I certainly wish i had at least one of mine back and as you would kill for a bull nose T/A most people can only dream of a Challenger.
Nice to have some facilities at your disposal must make life a little easier you can only do so much at home.
Wouldn't wont to do your job ,you are wright people do not see behind the scenes and what you have to live with repairing and painting cars.
I've been connected with the motor trade all my life so know what that side is like,You need danger money what you get subjected too.
Interesting to hear you worked on Jag's ,They where my main interest before getting involved with the yanks,I learnt to drive in a MK1 3.4 when i was about 13 with my brave dad in the passenger seat ,taking it on the disused airfields that was scattered around the New Forest at that time.
Driving worthless MK 9 and 10's at the age of 18. Bought my first E Type when 19 for the princely sum of £480 a 64 f.h.c 3.8,was a bit of a war horse that didn't like stopping and the passenger door was reluctant to close which is why i almost lost my best mate out of the it as i took a roundabout a bit to quick ,had to pull him back in while not going though Debenhams window.
I think the guy who had the cheap TA's has a son who always has sensible priced Muscle cars for sale,he was well pissed when his dad sold his Hemi Super Bee and Shelby to a dealer in Grey's Essex without telling him,I get the impression they didn't get on ,
Only know this as i sold a Chevelle to the guys who bought the Super Bee and Shelby.
Probably to young for you and a bit Marmite but i've had a few Fox body Mustangs,They make a great daily and nobody knows what it is
Had a highly manual modified coupe ,total monster ,use to go out hunting for Skylines ,M3's ,Monroe's to play with.

Edited by rat rod on Tuesday 1st September 03:16

croyde

17,916 posts

195 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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Fox bodies are a bargain still, I always keep my eye out for them.

Shame I much prefer the Notch over the Coupe. They seem as rare as Rocking Horse doo doo.

newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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No it wasn't the old boy from Feering on the A12, did go there once, back in 08 ish, looked at a 71 HO in Lucerne Blue, complete sack of S----
All the car's were up to the Wheel arches in wet Grass ,

Think he's related to to the Paul guy who specialises in 69/70 mustangs,
The TA may well have been his at some point, as he did have a lot!

And the Challenger will be staying put! laugh and im looking forward to doing a few shows when things hopefully get back to some kind of normal,
we were out for a blast yesterday, sunny day , down the front at Herne Bay, and Ramsgate , a beer and some chips, epic, parked up with a load of bikers, known locally as the Rejects , dodgy looking bunch laugh
they love the car!
These things really can cross over to all types of petrol heads,

A relative just came round with his RS 2000 powered 56' 100e , great looking little car, nicely built, crap paint, no carpet etc, too rough and ready for me, but sort of what i hope to do with my next project, all be it with carpet, sound deadening, Naturally a V8 sound track,


Got My managers motor to do next, coming in tomorrow, its a 71 Ford Taunus , its a Cortina 2 door with a Fastback ,
Got sills, wheel arches, rear drop off's, front and rear valances' , few roof dents, then smash some Mid Metalic Green base and clear over the old girl,


newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Tuesday 1st September 2020
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Great story about ya Dad,
mine was a car nut too, he's been gone now 11 years, miss him every day!
I remember the Red and white Plymouth he had when we lived in Perry Vale as a kid, loads of Mk1 and 2's , his favourite being a old english white car with a ANN plate,

Almost 60 years ago now, where did that time go!

Off shore C and D class power boats was another of his passions, we built, fitted out and sold loads in the 70's, i had a great time as a teenager, most of our customers were well off, so along with the boats most had very nice cars, E's and Aston's , Lotus Europa's were popular especially the JPS twin Cam's....................Mick came to work for my Dad, he had a 70 Trans Am shoot
Some very cool people, some Scallywags to, great times , i loved every minute ,

rat rod

1,808 posts

30 months

Thursday 3rd September 2020
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croyde said:
Fox bodies are a bargain still, I always keep my eye out for them.

Shame I much prefer the Notch over the Coupe. They seem as rare as Rocking Horse doo doo.
Had 9 Fox's in all, 8 convertibles and only 1 highly modified coupe, all GT's mostly manuals.
Wanted a daily but something different from normal BMW and Saab convertible. Was watching a film called "Hard to Kill" with Steven Seagal and he was driving this white convertible,didn't even know it was a Mustang ,looked more like a larger Escort .
The first one i bought was only a year old and nobody had seen one over here unless they had been to the States.
With only one Ford badge on the front and the Mustang lettering discreetly recessed into the side skirts and rear panel in body colour so the wording couldn't be seen unless close to the car , people would walk quite a distance just to see what car it was.
My first three were white with white leather and hood, not out of choice just the way they came , very Florida. Thank God the fourth one was black as i was fed up with ,"I thought you sold that car "and don't think they believed me when i said it was yet another one ln the same colour .
The car got recognised when Vanilla Ice had the big hit and got greeted with Ice Ice Baby instead of the usual what car is that mate.





Edited by rat rod on Thursday 3rd September 00:27

rat rod

1,808 posts

30 months

Thursday 3rd September 2020
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No it wasn't the old boy from Feering on the A12, did go there once, back in 08 ish, looked at a 71 HO in Lucerne Blue, complete sack of S----
All the car's were up to the Wheel arches in wet Grass ,

Think he's related to to the Paul guy who specialises in 69/70 mustangs,
The TA may well have been his at some point, as he did have a lot!

And the Challenger will be staying put! laugh and im looking forward to doing a few shows when things hopefully get back to some kind of normal,
we were out for a blast yesterday, sunny day , down the front at Herne Bay, and Ramsgate , a beer and some chips, epic, parked up with a load of bikers, known locally as the Rejects , dodgy looking bunch laugh
they love the car!
These things really can cross over to all types of petrol heads,

A relative just came round with his RS 2000 powered 56' 100e , great looking little car, nicely built, crap paint, no carpet etc, too rough and ready for me, but sort of what i hope to do with my next project, all be it with carpet, sound deadening, Naturally a V8 sound track,


Got My managers motor to do next, coming in tomorrow, its a 71 Ford Taunus , its a Cortina 2 door with a Fastback ,
Got sills, wheel arches, rear drop off's, front and rear valances' , few roof dents, then smash some Mid Metalic Green base and clear over the old girl,

Sorry to hear about your dad , although 11 years ago it's still hard even at our age. I lost mine about 4 years ago then my mum 2 months later . When your dad has the same interest it gives you a even closer bond ,my dad didn't seem that interested in cars and had other interests but still bought some interesting stuff,half the time i think he bought them just to keep me quiet and that was well before i was 17 and couldn't even drive .He had to hide the keys once i passed my test 4 days after my 17th birthday .
I nagged him into buying a 67 Mustang in 1967 ,only 6 months old ,it was only the 2nd Mustang in our town and it was like being celebrities riding round in it .We had to fight our way into the car as there was always a crowd around it. .
Never really got into boats which is strange living by the water,I took a lovely bright red American boat with white interior and a V6 inboard engine in p/ex against a red Mustang fastback, , Quite a boat looked like something out of a James Bond movie but never used it as the guy had advertised it before he p/exchanged it and i said to leave it in the ad and i will give you £500 if i sell it , Sold it the first day of the ad coming out .Was disappointed that i never got to take it out but my mates said just as well as i might get hooked and never get round to doing any work in the summer, Did buy a little 14ft speed boat but never got round to using that either as the guy i bought it from said i could leave it in his garage for a couple of months and then needed the pace a few weeks later and i had no car with a tow bar or space to keep it so sold it to a mate as it was the easier option at the time.
I bet nothing like your power boats that must be exciting doing those sort of speeds on the water,my mate got the bug for boats and ended up winning the group 2 (not sure if that's the wright terminology) championship in his 2nd year of racing,Went over to the I.O.W and Brixham to watch him race ,they were a good bunch of characters mostly driving American trucks funny enough,Funny your dad and you getting into power boats as you don't think of Perry Vale being associated with boats somehow.
Thought you would know that guy with the T/A's he advertised them for quite a while,they looked like basket cases only value would be the V5's and parts if anything else they would be scraped.
I've seen his son advertising yanks,as you say seems to get a lot of Mustang's ,must have some good contacts,he does post on the Mustang forum from time to time.
When i went to the Guildford cruise there was always bikers there,they looked a bit scary but if ever the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" applied . They would be there with "children in need " charity buckets at the entrance with a no pressure approach, rain or shine,
Whether bikers.yanks, or rods they all seem to be on the same wavelength including a lot of VW owners,collected a 55 Chevy stepside from Cornwall and most of the VW campers and bugs gave a wave on the way back.
That Taunus must be a rare car not sure if i've ever seen a fastback one.there was a saloon advertised locally ,looked really nice in the photo's ,wasn't a lot of money for something a little different from the norm ,around £4k from memory.
Was talking today with a mate about what you could buy today that might be worth more in a few years without breaking the bank, that Taunus could fit that bill looking at the price of Cortina's and doubt if you will see another even at a show.



Edited by rat rod on Thursday 3rd September 01:24

newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Thursday 3rd September 2020
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Next job!

newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Thursday 3rd September 2020
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Not a bad looking car really, and not to rusty, its nice in the trunk area, all the top is good, as are B and C posts, rear quarters are good but need drop offs and arches ,

Steering's is heavy! seats are a bit crap, dash is really plain lol, but strangely we all quite like it laughlaugh

Just been told its appearing at the NEC this winter FFS............................................................................ biglaugh

newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Thursday 3rd September 2020
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[quote= rat rod]
Sorry to hear about your dad , although 11 years ago it's still hard even at our age. I lost mine about 4 years ago then my mum 2 months later . When your dad has the same interest it gives you a even closer bond ,my dad didn't seem that interested in cars and had other interests but still bought some interesting stuff,half the time i think he bought them just to keep me quiet and that was well before i was 17 and couldn't even drive .He had to hide the keys once i passed my test 4 days after my 17th birthday .
I nagged him into buying a 67 Mustang in 1967 ,only 6 months old ,it was only the 2nd Mustang in our town and it was like being celebrities riding round in it .We had to fight our way into the car as there was always a crowd around it. .
Never really got into boats which is strange living by the water,I took a lovely bright red American boat with white interior and a V6 inboard engine in p/ex against a red Mustang fastback, , Quite a boat looked like something out of a James Bond movie but never used it as the guy had advertised it before he p/exchanged it and i said to leave it in the ad and i will give you £500 if i sell it , Sold it the first day of the ad coming out .Was disappointed that i never got to take it out but my mates said just as well as i might get hooked and never get round to doing any work in the summer, Did buy a little 14ft speed boat but never got round to using that either as the guy i bought it from said i could leave it in his garage for a couple of months and then needed the pace a few weeks later and i had no car with a tow bar or space to keep it so sold it to a mate as it was the easier option at the time.
I bet nothing like your power boats that must be exciting doing those sort of speeds on the water,my mate got the bug for boats and ended up winning the group 2 (not sure if that's the wright terminology) championship in his 2nd year of racing,Went over to the I.O.W and Brixham to watch him race ,they were a good bunch of characters mostly driving American trucks funny enough,Funny your dad and you getting into power boats as you don't think of Perry Vale being associated with boats somehow.
Thought you would know that guy with the T/A's he advertised them for quite a while,they looked like basket cases only value would be the V5's and parts if anything else they would be scraped.
I've seen his son advertising yanks,as you say seems to get a lot of Mustang's ,must have some good contacts,he does post on the Mustang forum from time to time.
When i went to the Guildford cruise there was always bikers there,they looked a bit scary but if ever the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" applied . They would be there with "children in need " charity buckets at the entrance with a no pressure approach, rain or shine,
Whether bikers.yanks, or rods they all seem to be on the same wavelength including a lot of VW owners,collected a 55 Chevy stepside from Cornwall and most of the VW campers and bugs gave a wave on the way back.
That Taunus must be a rare car not sure if i've ever seen a fastback one.there was a saloon advertised locally ,looked really nice in the photo's ,wasn't a lot of money for something a little different from the norm ,around £4k from memory.
Was talking today with a mate about what you could buy today that might be worth more in a few years without breaking the bank, that Taunus could fit that bill looking at the price of Cortina's and doubt if you will see another even at a show.

Yeah had a fab time back in the day!
and yeah we lived a Perry Vale, but where a early DFL's !
So every Friday Afternoon we would be in the motor and heading down the A2!!!
we had a large Caravan on the site at Recluver, thats when my dad got into boats, started with a small Yearcraft, then Fletchers etc,
Ended up doing a deal and we moved to Whitstable and we were in the boat trade! lol............
Done another deal and we moved to Folkestone, and had a proper boat shop right smack bang in the fish market,
One of our most popular sports/race boat was a Marshan 18,
We put together loads of these, great boat with a single 6 banger Mercury Outboard,
Always being abit outlandish , my dad named a row of them, 1 st up was the Eliminator , then the Terminator, followed by the Liquidator,and lastly the Assassinator !

The very last one was a special build that Marshan boats owner didnt want to make , but my old man kept on at Terry till he gave in and built it! All Jet Gloss Black, Terry Sleep was a Potato Farmer from the Romney Mash, who also made Race Power boats! laugh

He didnt was to lay it up as he said he just could not get it flat/straight enough in the Gloss Black, absolute Evil looking thing when it turned up! My dad just looked at it and said Satan!
And so it was named, block red/orange and yellow font, just the nuts looking thing..............................

We also messed about with bigger off shore stuff like Avenger Two, and Miss Enfield ,
But alas the boat vibe faded around the late 70's,
Great times , something i'l never forget and it never cease's to to make me smile..................................................

One of our customers had a lovely Bullit Mustang, 390GT, it made a fabulous sound from its copper Exhaust!
MIck had his Ram Air TA, My dads partner had a 440 GTX, i remember them all being parked in a line, with a mint Austin Gypsy at the end!

newsatten

815 posts

79 months

Thursday 3rd September 2020
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Apologises, couldn't resits putting this up!
Back to American's after the reminiscing laugh

Sideways on like this , the TA could pass for Italian exotica , Stunning looking car,

rat rod

1,808 posts

30 months

Thursday 3rd September 2020
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Apologises, couldn't resits putting this up!
Back to American's after the reminiscing laugh

Sideways on like this , the TA could pass for Italian exotica , Stunning looking car,
Don't know whether to thank you or not for putting it up.
Rare side on view , looks so perfect ,like it was born like it rather than designed.
perfect stance on those Daisy mags.
The way prices are rising you probably have to pay more for one than some Italian super cars.
Definitely the equal if not better than some european designed cars.

newsatten

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Thursday 3rd September 2020
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Though id done a deal on this must be 5 years ago ! think it was 22K ish, but the seller pulled out eek

Not seen it since, it was another relationship breakup i believe, i was kept dangerling for awhile, think the guy was hedging his bets!
Its a auto, but could have lived with that lol
Ces't la vie..............................