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

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

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Chrishum

1,074 posts

31 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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p4cks said:
W00DY said:
SimonTheSailor said:
W00DY said:
For those who liked the S40 1.6, here's the one I want.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-S40-T4-S-Manual-5...
Good advert and sounds sound.

But in all of that he didn't even say what a T4 S is ? I assume it's a bit of a sportier model ?
He makes S sound like it's something desirable, but I'[m fairly sure it's just the boggo below SE spec. Keeps the weight down for touring car fantasies though and heated cloth seats are a rare treat.
Indeed, that car is not great VFM unless you can get it for a grand. Even then, with the mileage, there are better options (Focus mk2 with the same engine for example)
The 1.9 T4 lump is the same engine as the 2.3 T5 motors minus 1 cylinder and the associated capacity. IIRC it’s a far tougher base than the later 2.5 motors. The S spec is a strange one for a T4 most of the ones I’ve seen have been Sport or CD trim.

s m

20,323 posts

166 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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SimonTheSailor said:
W00DY said:
For those who liked the S40 1.6, here's the one I want.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-S40-T4-S-Manual-5...
Good advert and sounds sound.

But in all of that he didn't even say what a T4 S is ? I assume it's a bit of a sportier model ?
Nice find Woody

I remember them testing that against the E36 328 and equivalent Merc of the time. Roasted them on straight line performance

W00DY

13,151 posts

189 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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s m said:
SimonTheSailor said:
W00DY said:
For those who liked the S40 1.6, here's the one I want.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VOLVO-S40-T4-S-Manual-5...
Good advert and sounds sound.

But in all of that he didn't even say what a T4 S is ? I assume it's a bit of a sportier model ?
Nice find Woody

I remember them testing that against the E36 328 and equivalent Merc of the time. Roasted them on straight line performance
I remember the V40 T4 felt neck snappingly fast to my 8 year old self back in the day.

W00DY

13,151 posts

189 months

Some Gump

11,529 posts

149 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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plasticpig said:
The LWB Land Rover could seat 12.
I got me.a chrysler, it.seats.about twenty..

21st Century Man

34,840 posts

211 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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How are they retro? They're original, not new with nostalgic styling.

Tyre Tread

9,487 posts

179 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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GT6 Jonsey said:
To put it in christian terms genesis smile

Hideous things.

Test drove one in the early 80's because I fancied something a bit different.

I was happy to get back in my 1.3 Marina Coupe!

s m

20,323 posts

166 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Some Gump said:
plasticpig said:
The LWB Land Rover could seat 12.
I got me.a chrysler, it.seats.about twenty..
As big as a whale?

Gruber

6,245 posts

177 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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ferrisbueller said:
I see this has sold. Did you buy it?

Skyedriver

11,241 posts

245 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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bristolracer said:
I think the Volvo was a rear facing folding seat that pulled up from the boot floor. Only really suited for small children.
Yes, available as an extra, mine (all of 5 over the years) never had them.

Skyedriver

11,241 posts

245 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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W00DY said:
always liked the coupe version but is that nor rather pricy for an old 825

wouldn't give the cherry houseroom

21st Century Man

34,840 posts

211 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Skyedriver said:
wouldn't give the cherry houseroom
Could be worse, could be a Cherry Europe.

ferrisbueller

26,017 posts

190 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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21st Century Man said:
Skyedriver said:
wouldn't give the cherry houseroom
Could be worse, could be a Cherry Europe.
Ar-na!

jimmytheone

221 posts

181 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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aaron_2000 said:
0a 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.
More please!
It may not be happening, the car is a non runner so the suspension can't raise so I'm struggling to find a recovery driver willing/able to load it without charging me a laughable price.
Aaron, i know of a firm who moves hibernating Citroens (ask me how i know, etc) - husband and wife team who were recommended by my Citroen specialist - they did a good price to move 2 cars, i think they're Stevenage based, dont know if that works for you?

stickleback123

7,515 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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W00DY said:
I remember the V40 T4 felt neck snappingly fast to my 8 year old self back in the day.
200bhp and 300NM of torque was a lot in anything back in 1998, let alone a small saloon, those things flew.

aaron_2000

4,300 posts

46 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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jimmytheone said:
aaron_2000 said:
0a 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.
More please!
It may not be happening, the car is a non runner so the suspension can't raise so I'm struggling to find a recovery driver willing/able to load it without charging me a laughable price.
Aaron, i know of a firm who moves hibernating Citroens (ask me how i know, etc) - husband and wife team who were recommended by my Citroen specialist - they did a good price to move 2 cars, i think they're Stevenage based, dont know if that works for you?
Luckily found someone local who reckoned it shouldn't be an issue. His exact words "I've moved far harder loads than a low Citroen", it arrives tomorrow which I'm excited and petrified about. I bought it so blind that I haven't even seen any decent pictures of it, but the way I see it is if it arrives and it's too far gone then I should probably be able to get out of it what I paid. As far as I know it needs handbrake sorting, starter motor, a service as any car sat for 7 years would need, a good clean and an MOT. Clutch pedal will want looking at as it's sat very high, research all points to cable adjustment. It's the 8 seater too, I would've regretted turning it down even though I have absolutely no need for it laugh I'll post some pics when it arrives

aaron_2000

4,300 posts

46 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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ZiggyNiva said:
aaron_2000 said:
0a 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.
More please!
It may not be happening, the car is a non runner so the suspension can't raise so I'm struggling to find a recovery driver willing/able to load it without charging me a laughable price.
There is one on Ebay I keep looking at. I feel it is a bit over priced, but do wonder what would buy it...
I know £2k wouldn't as I went barking down that tree before I left a deposit for mine. I haven't decided what I'll do with the one I'm getting yet once I get it running and MOT'd, there's a guy local to me with a Sierra TwinCam swapped Cortina that I've been trying to convince to sell me for the last 2 years, I may try and sway him into a swap.

biggbn

9,109 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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GT6 Jonsey said:
SpeckledJim said:
Sticks. said:
bristolracer said:
Challo said:
There was a girl in our year that got picked up by her mum in one of these, they had a large family and I presume back in the day 'MPV's' didn't really exist.
Yes pre the first MPV ( the Espace) the only other large 7 seater for big families was the 404/405 estate with an extra row of seats.
Im not sure what percentage of the French are Catholics, but they seemed popular over there back in the day
There was a Montego 7 seater, but not until 88 I think.
And Volvos.
To put it in christian terms genesis smile

Saab 95s were seven seater way before most of those

jimmytheone

221 posts

181 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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aaron_2000 said:
Luckily found someone local who reckoned it shouldn't be an issue. His exact words "I've moved far harder loads than a low Citroen", it arrives tomorrow which I'm excited and petrified about. I bought it so blind that I haven't even seen any decent pictures of it, but the way I see it is if it arrives and it's too far gone then I should probably be able to get out of it what I paid. As far as I know it needs handbrake sorting, starter motor, a service as any car sat for 7 years would need, a good clean and an MOT. Clutch pedal will want looking at as it's sat very high, research all points to cable adjustment. It's the 8 seater too, I would've regretted turning it down even though I have absolutely no need for it laugh I'll post some pics when it arrives
Excellent, looking forward to the pics.
I remember travelling in the back of a 7 seater my uncle had, it was vast, the front seats were miles away. Also the longest model badge on the back of any car ever, was a dtr 2 something or other.

And tying the thread together nicely he also had one of those Ranchos above, which he really rated.

aaron_2000

4,300 posts

46 months

Wednesday 24th February
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jimmytheone said:
aaron_2000 said:
Luckily found someone local who reckoned it shouldn't be an issue. His exact words "I've moved far harder loads than a low Citroen", it arrives tomorrow which I'm excited and petrified about. I bought it so blind that I haven't even seen any decent pictures of it, but the way I see it is if it arrives and it's too far gone then I should probably be able to get out of it what I paid. As far as I know it needs handbrake sorting, starter motor, a service as any car sat for 7 years would need, a good clean and an MOT. Clutch pedal will want looking at as it's sat very high, research all points to cable adjustment. It's the 8 seater too, I would've regretted turning it down even though I have absolutely no need for it laugh I'll post some pics when it arrives
Excellent, looking forward to the pics.
I remember travelling in the back of a 7 seater my uncle had, it was vast, the front seats were miles away. Also the longest model badge on the back of any car ever, was a dtr 2 something or other.

And tying the thread together nicely he also had one of those Ranchos above, which he really rated.
I think the early DTR was the quickest diesel on earth when it was launched. I have no idea what this one is, no idea what colour it is either. All I know is it's a diesel, I told the recovery driver to call me 30 mins before he gets to me which should be around 2:30, if I get a call at 9am I'll know there's a problem