Could this ever look good ?!

Could this ever look good ?!

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Xcore

203 posts

28 months

Monday 11th February
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It’s been for sale ages for like 20k

oobster

6,149 posts

149 months

Monday 11th February
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Ilovejapcrap said:
Loose bonnet scoop paint Perl black and alloys gold and I’d rock it TBH
The bonnet scoop doesn't look like it's loose?

tongue out

AC43

6,580 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February
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0ddball said:
With a 500bhp engine and a single colour like this, I could live with it.

Yeah but it still looks like its eyelids have been pulled back.

warch

1,106 posts

92 months

Monday 11th February
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Just noticed the V8. I love it, it's way cooler than an original one, these cars were barried to death back in the day and it's vanishingly rare to see one looking like this.

dazwalsh

4,140 posts

79 months

Monday 11th February
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Remove the bonnet scoop and red wheels and that thing looks quite cool!
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Jasandjules

61,954 posts

167 months

Monday 11th February
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Takes me back to when I was a kid... But then again I still think a Ford Orion with full bodykit is quite nice.....

B17NNS

17,824 posts

185 months

Monday 11th February
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Red one has a certain 80’s charm.

OP’s car has gone full Zender. Never go full Zender.

Down and out

40 posts

2 months

Monday 11th February
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Jasandjules said:
Takes me back to when I was a kid... But then again I still think a Ford Orion with full bodykit is quite nice.....
Same
Haven't seen an Onion for years though.

soad

29,444 posts

114 months

Monday 11th February
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Xcore said:
It’s been for sale ages for like 20k
Reduced now. Which is no surprise.

SimonTheSailor

Original Poster:

9,375 posts

166 months

Monday 11th February
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0ddball said:
With a 500bhp engine and a single colour like this, I could live with it.

Hey, that's cool !! Really like that 😎

SimonTheSailor

Original Poster:

9,375 posts

166 months

Monday 11th February
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Just checked - looks like it's never had an MOT ? (Or never had one since MOTs were online) .........

Monkeylegend

14,762 posts

169 months

Monday 11th February
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Insurance must be a nightmare.

Question 1. Has the car been modified?

Equus

5,160 posts

39 months

Monday 11th February
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SimonTheSailor said:
Just checked - looks like it's never had an MOT ? (Or never had one since MOTs were online) .........
The clue is in the advert: "been dry stored since 2006"

jeff666

1,658 posts

129 months

Monday 11th February
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Monkeylegend said:
That Punto passed it's mot in August 2015 with only 2 advisories. Had done 117k miles.
Might need a bit of work to pass again.

Turn7

15,157 posts

159 months

Monday 11th February
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Ilovejapcrap said:
Loose bonnet scoop paint Perl black and alloys gold and I’d rock it TBH
I was thinking similar, its really only the bonnet scoop thats out of synch....I quite like it overall.

Better than anything Barried.

gazza285

4,727 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February
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Compomotive CX split rims, proper wheels...

s m

17,139 posts

141 months

Monday 11th February
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Mmm, love a Mantzel kit - not sure I’d want a V8 with a slusher attached but I guess you could change that
Very 80s indeed cool


TallPaul

1,440 posts

196 months

Monday 11th February
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Equus said:
yes The teenage me from 30-odd years ago would have loved that!

I had a Vauxhall Chevette with a 2 litre Fiat Twicam on Webers that was basically a junior version of it.
I had a Chevette with an RS2000 Pinto in it back in the day and I also think that Manta isnt too bad! Sort the interior and a more subtle (!) coat of paint and I’d have it.

SimonTheSailor

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9,375 posts

166 months

Monday 11th February
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Purchased a lottery ticket or two......,.!!

s m

17,139 posts

141 months

Tuesday 12th February
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TallPaul said:
I had a Chevette with an RS2000 Pinto in it back in the day and I also think that Manta isnt too bad! Sort the interior and a more subtle (!) coat of paint and I’d have it.
Yes, that one would need a bit of work ....but I'd love to end up with a MantzelM4000 Sport cool





Just need to persuade my friend to donate his Monza GSE .... :