Classic (old, retro) cars for sale ยฃ0-5k vol 2

Classic (old, retro) cars for sale ยฃ0-5k vol 2

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carinaman

16,442 posts

135 months

Sunday 21st February
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Congratulations on the CX Safari

Chrishum said:
biggbn said:
Derventio said:
Pothole said:
Derventio said:
For some reason, I have a massive urge to buy this, leave it looking exactly as it is but fit some modern tyres, upgrade the brakes and fit a Clio 172 engine. It that is at all even possible.
It's RWD with a longitudinal front engine...You got skillz?
Hmm. Some lateral thinking needed. I can't think of another rear wheel drive Renault that would have a suitable amount of performance. The engine bay looks too narrow for a Nissault 3.5 V6.

Can someone with suitable Renault beardage confirm or deny that the 1400 cc lump that Volvo borrowed for the rear wheel drive 340 is the same basic engine as the one used in the Renault 5 Turbo? Would that engine somehow work?

Or would you just shove a Zetec or Vauxhall lump in there?
5 turbo into volvo 340 goes so, sounds like a sound idea...personally I'd cruise it sloooow, no engine swap required
1.7 Turbo from the 400 series Volvos would probably go too. They were less laggy than the 1.4 so would suit the character but still give it sleeper qualities.
An image of a Fregate. It's a monocoque or separate chassis?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/65/45/f9/6545f95584...



aaron_2000

4,300 posts

46 months

Sunday 21st February
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biggbn said:
W00DY said:
aaron_2000 said:
I managed to bag myself a 1982 Citroen CX Safari, been off the road for 7 years but the MOT history tells a story of a well looked after car. I'll be sure to post some pics when it arrives on Tuesday. I have no idea what I'll do with it, I pretty much only bought it because I knew I wouldn't find another any time soon.
Amazing.

Looking forward to the photos.
Is it the white one that's been for sale for a bit? I do love these cars
It's the blue/green one that's on carandclassic. I know I can get it running and make it presentable again but the only thing that will kill the deal for me is if the clutch pedal looking like this means it needs a clutch as it's apparently an engine out job

EyeHeartSpellin

428 posts

46 months

Sunday 21st February
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reapercushions said:
FNG said:
ferrisbueller said:
Touring car replica candidate right there. I've wanted to get one and build a semi mad trackday car on an Accord / S40 / Pug 406 base for years now.

YES!!

Finally someone else with my weird obsession with this idea.

I always fancied doing a green Laguna with gold wheels.
Me to! The stance of the Laguna with the Gold multispokes, amazing.

ferrisbueller

26,017 posts

190 months

Sunday 21st February
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alpha channel

1,222 posts

125 months

Sunday 21st February
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Cocknose said:
reapercushions said:
FNG said:
ferrisbueller said:
Touring car replica candidate right there. I've wanted to get one and build a semi mad trackday car on an Accord / S40 / Pug 406 base for years now.

YES!!

Finally someone else with my weird obsession with this idea.

I always fancied doing a green Laguna with gold wheels.
I'm doing it with a Cav GSI. That Volvo is a great candidate for it, come join in the fun!
Someone did do it with a Volvo when I was going to Sunderland Uni back in '97-ish, only saw it once though. Pulled up at the roundabout/interchange for the A19 heading when one pulled up to the right of me. Sadly didn't go in for the full effect just the sticker job so no lowered suspension/bodywork but the wrap was on par. I remember it because of the lack of lowering/bodywork... I suspect the missus wouldn't have been too happy had he gone in for the full works on the family car biggrin .

Derventio

340 posts

61 months

Sunday 21st February
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reapercushions said:
FNG said:
ferrisbueller said:
Touring car replica candidate right there. I've wanted to get one and build a semi mad trackday car on an Accord / S40 / Pug 406 base for years now.

YES!!

Finally someone else with my weird obsession with this idea.

I always fancied doing a green Laguna with gold wheels.
If you're going to do this, at least use a T4 as a base. But I also like the idea if a Supertouring replica

W00DY

13,151 posts

189 months

Sunday 21st February
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Agreed on needing the T4 (yes I know). If I was to buy a £1500 touring car base it would be this. Not fast, but at least it'd sound nice.


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202101067...


biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Sunday 21st February
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Derventio said:
If you're going to do this, at least use a T4 as a base. But I also like the idea if a Supertouring replica
For me it would have to be a t5 850 estate...

aaron_2000

4,300 posts

46 months

Sunday 21st February
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ferrisbueller said:
Seems very expensive for a high mile non turbo

ferrisbueller

26,017 posts

190 months

Sunday 21st February
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aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
Seems very expensive for a high mile non turbo
How much do you think it should be?

aaron_2000

4,300 posts

46 months

Sunday 21st February
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ferrisbueller said:
aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
Seems very expensive for a high mile non turbo
How much do you think it should be?
I got mine just over a year ago for £400 with 130k on it and it was a much higher spec. When I sold it a few months later I priced it at £595 and struggled to sell it eventually taking £440. Unless they're appreciating in value it still seems like a £600-£700 car to me especially when you can get a T for less

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102169...

Skyedriver

11,241 posts

245 months

Sunday 21st February
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Chrishum said:
biggbn said:
Derventio said:
Pothole said:
Derventio said:
For some reason, I have a massive urge to buy this, leave it looking exactly as it is but fit some modern tyres, upgrade the brakes and fit a Clio 172 engine. It that is at all even possible.
It's RWD with a longitudinal front engine...You got skillz?
Hmm. Some lateral thinking needed. I can't think of another rear wheel drive Renault that would have a suitable amount of performance. The engine bay looks too narrow for a Nissault 3.5 V6.

Can someone with suitable Renault beardage confirm or deny that the 1400 cc lump that Volvo borrowed for the rear wheel drive 340 is the same basic engine as the one used in the Renault 5 Turbo? Would that engine somehow work?

Or would you just shove a Zetec or Vauxhall lump in there?
5 turbo into volvo 340 goes so, sounds like a sound idea...personally I'd cruise it sloooow, no engine swap required
1.7 Turbo from the 400 series Volvos would probably go too. They were less laggy than the 1.4 so would suit the character but still give it sleeper qualities.
I think (happy to be corrected) that the 2.3 LPT/HPT Volvo 4 cylinder fits...... easy tuneable to 300bhp......just add a £35 MBC.....

ferrisbueller

26,017 posts

190 months

Sunday 21st February
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aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
Seems very expensive for a high mile non turbo
How much do you think it should be?
I got mine just over a year ago for £400 with 130k on it and it was a much higher spec. When I sold it a few months later I priced it at £595 and struggled to sell it eventually taking £440. Unless they're appreciating in value it still seems like a £600-£700 car to me especially when you can get a T for less

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102169...
I wouldn't want a T, or an auto. Could do with something with that workhorse capability and capacity for mileage. That red one is with a dealer so there's obviously a chunk of margin in there but looking at sold prices on ebay it didn't seem outrageously expensive.

Chrishum

1,074 posts

31 months

Sunday 21st February
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ferrisbueller said:
aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
Seems very expensive for a high mile non turbo
How much do you think it should be?
I got mine just over a year ago for £400 with 130k on it and it was a much higher spec. When I sold it a few months later I priced it at £595 and struggled to sell it eventually taking £440. Unless they're appreciating in value it still seems like a £600-£700 car to me especially when you can get a T for less

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102169...
I wouldn't want a T, or an auto. Could do with something with that workhorse capability and capacity for mileage. That red one is with a dealer so there's obviously a chunk of margin in there but looking at sold prices on ebay it didn't seem outrageously expensive.
It doesn’t look overpriced for me for one that should be ready to go and should be able to withstand many more miles of use.

I’d rather pay the dealer his profit for preparing the car than buy the one that means I save £500 but have to start cleaning and fixing things when I get it home.

ferrisbueller

26,017 posts

190 months

Sunday 21st February
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Chrishum said:
ferrisbueller said:
aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
Seems very expensive for a high mile non turbo
How much do you think it should be?
I got mine just over a year ago for £400 with 130k on it and it was a much higher spec. When I sold it a few months later I priced it at £595 and struggled to sell it eventually taking £440. Unless they're appreciating in value it still seems like a £600-£700 car to me especially when you can get a T for less

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202102169...
I wouldn't want a T, or an auto. Could do with something with that workhorse capability and capacity for mileage. That red one is with a dealer so there's obviously a chunk of margin in there but looking at sold prices on ebay it didn't seem outrageously expensive.
It doesn’t look overpriced for me for one that should be ready to go and should be able to withstand many more miles of use.

I’d rather pay the dealer his profit for preparing the car than buy the one that means I save £500 but have to start cleaning and fixing things when I get it home.
Looking around, these 2.4 petrols seem to be good for 300k. Never been a fan of autos but those seem to take the miles, too.

supacool1

166 posts

142 months

Monday 22nd February
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Tyre Smoke

16,846 posts

224 months

Monday 22nd February
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ferrisbueller said:
Looking around, these 2.4 petrols seem to be good for 300k. Never been a fan of autos but those seem to take the miles, too.
I have a 2.4 auto on 275k. It's an absolute honey. Always reliable, still taut. Sunroof has stopped opening except for the tilt, but apart from that it all works and can carry huge amounts of stuff.

plasticpig

12,164 posts

188 months

Monday 22nd February
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supacool1 said:
Always had a sneaky admiration for the LS400. There looks are a bit meh but the seem pretty much un-killable.




BorniteIdentity

1,012 posts

93 months

Monday 22nd February
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supacool1 said:
They were a total bargain barge 7 years ago when absolutely nobody wanted one and you could purchase £800-£1000k. For me, at £2k, they're a bit more of a considered purchase. Still great value, but the ship is definitely sailing.

It also has two previous owners, not the one he says.

ferrisbueller

26,017 posts

190 months

Monday 22nd February
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Tyre Smoke said:
ferrisbueller said:
Looking around, these 2.4 petrols seem to be good for 300k. Never been a fan of autos but those seem to take the miles, too.
I have a 2.4 auto on 275k. It's an absolute honey. Always reliable, still taut. Sunroof has stopped opening except for the tilt, but apart from that it all works and can carry huge amounts of stuff.
Mega. Looking at options for a practical workhorse type mileage sponge they seem to be right up there.