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

16,662 posts

136 months

Thursday 25th February
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aaron, sorry to read about your problems with this CX purchase.

aaron_2000

4,462 posts

47 months

Thursday 25th February
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carinaman said:
aaron, sorry to read about your problems with this CX purchase.
I was too hasty buying it, I should've been more objective despite wanting one. I should see more clearly tomorrow and hopefully I might find it's not so bad after all

shouldbworking

4,535 posts

176 months

Thursday 25th February
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What's wrong with it that wasn't in the ad? To me that looks like a reasonably straight car, paint is shot but that was evident in the advert

W00DY

13,371 posts

190 months

Thursday 25th February
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Shane it's so rough,but I did think it looked like it needed a lot from the advert. I'd get shot as making one of these halfway usable is an expensive and/or time consuming exercise.

Fast Bug

9,276 posts

125 months

Thursday 25th February
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Don't you need the engine running to operate the power steering, brakes and suspension on the Citroen's? Dad had a couple of BX estates, and one had a leak on the fluid that ran it all and it emptied itself pretty quickly. The recovery guy really struggled to get it on his truck to take it back to the dealership

cptsideways

13,220 posts

216 months

Thursday 25th February
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Tyre Tread said:
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!
EVERY modern day SUV has at least one styling cue from a Rancho 👍😮

aaron_2000

4,462 posts

47 months

Thursday 25th February
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Decided I might as well aim to get it running and go from there. Cranking it for around 5 seconds lead to the starter overheating and continued to crank after removing the key. Underneath doesn’t look too horrible so if I can get it running I can see how the brakes are then get it into the garage for a pre MOT inspection to see what needs doing. I’ll get a thread started tonight.



W00DY

13,371 posts

190 months

Thursday 25th February
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aaron_2000 said:
Decided I might as well aim to get it running and go from there. Cranking it for around 5 seconds lead to the starter overheating and continued to crank after removing the key. Underneath doesn’t look too horrible so if I can get it running I can see how the brakes are then get it into the garage for a pre MOT inspection to see what needs doing. I’ll get a thread started tonight.


Best of luck! Looking forward to the thread.

It will be a wonderful thing once up and running.

p4cks

5,366 posts

163 months

Thursday 25th February
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aaron_2000 said:
Decided I might as well aim to get it running and go from there. Cranking it for around 5 seconds lead to the starter overheating and continued to crank after removing the key. Underneath doesn’t look too horrible so if I can get it running I can see how the brakes are then get it into the garage for a pre MOT inspection to see what needs doing. I’ll get a thread started tonight.
Did the seller give you any money back that you'd asked him for?

21st Century Man

35,327 posts

212 months

Thursday 25th February
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If you could get on top of the mechanicals, you could turn the state of the rest of it to your advantage if you go down the rat look route, might be a way out of it to get your money back?

21st Century Man

35,327 posts

212 months

Thursday 25th February
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rofl at the disc lock.

braddo

7,512 posts

152 months

Thursday 25th February
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21st Century Man said:
rofl at the disc lock.
hehe

FA57REN

561 posts

19 months

Thursday 25th February
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SpeckledJim said:
The Dodge Caravan also turned up at the same time as the Espace. Whether each was aware of the other during development, I don't know?
The Caravan project was much older, started in 1974/75 but was shelved because Chrysler management couldn't understand that it would create a new market instead of competing against something from Ford.

It was kicked around until the early 80s until some bosses with more foresight got behind it.

aaron_2000

4,462 posts

47 months

Thursday 25th February
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21st Century Man said:
rofl at the disc lock.
It's not to stop anyone nicking it, it's to stop people thinking it's an abandoned car laugh

p4cks said:
Did the seller give you any money back that you'd asked him for?
I didn't chase it after I calmed down and realised I sent him a £300 deposit via PayPal G&S yes

FA57REN

561 posts

19 months

Thursday 25th February
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Just found this when digging a bit more into Caravan history:

thewebz said:
Ironically, Chrysler was also involved in a minivan project in Europe, with supplier/specialty automaker Matra; but Chrysler sold its European holdings to Renault, which released the final product as the highly successful Renault Espace.
Renault plopped the design onto an R21 chassis and got it into production a year ahead of the Caravan!

Edited by FA57REN on Thursday 25th February 19:35

p4cks

5,366 posts

163 months

Friday 26th February
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Cockroaches

Derventio

462 posts

62 months

Friday 26th February
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You know what? I can't quite put my finger on why, but I really like this.

In fact, My old mum is talking about replacing her old 2000 Demio with her third K11 Micra. I might show her this and see if she fancies something with the same sort of ethos but a bit more room.

And I can "borrow" it occasionally. Her last K11 was an absolute gem to drive smile

biggbn

9,645 posts

184 months

Friday 26th February
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21st Century Man said:
If you could get on top of the mechanicals, you could turn the state of the rest of it to your advantage if you go down the rat look route, might be a way out of it to get your money back?
I wouks get it solid underneath and driving and stopping straight and run it like it is. Guarantee there are still a fee running around France as mobile barns, and that's exactly how I would use it. Let us know how you get on, I'm actually very jealous.

ferrisbueller

26,348 posts

191 months

Friday 26th February
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Derventio said:
You know what? I can't quite put my finger on why, but I really like this.

In fact, My old mum is talking about replacing her old 2000 Demio with her third K11 Micra. I might show her this and see if she fancies something with the same sort of ethos but a bit more room.

And I can "borrow" it occasionally. Her last K11 was an absolute gem to drive smile
Behave.