Rare editions of normal hatchbacks

Rare editions of normal hatchbacks

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The spinner of plates

16,456 posts

180 months

Mk1 Renault Clio Baccara.
It was a luxury edition with auto, leather and walnut capping interior no less!

It cost more than the 16v and almost as much as the iconic Williams with gold wheels and lusty engine.

My mum bought one brand new back in the 90s…
Madness, but I’m sure the sales guy in the dealership chuckled when processing the order hehe

Edited by The spinner of plates on Friday 5th August 10:49

Om

1,088 posts

58 months

I know I am shaking my fist at the clouds, it is all my problem and its too late now, but can I say:


Silvanus

650 posts

3 months

matrignano said:
Silvanus said:
My neighbour had a brand new one of these imported in yellow, Lancia Delta 2 HPE HF 16v turbo (to replace a very eary Delta intergrale). Was a very interesting car. He also had an Alfa 33 16v 4x4 and a Tipo turbo. Very much an Italian hatch fan.

Wasn't it FWD though?
I think they were

pocketspring

Original Poster:

87 posts

1 month

Silvanus said:
I think they were
Were they as fragile as the Intergrale?

Om

1,088 posts

58 months

Silvanus said:
matrignano said:
Silvanus said:
My neighbour had a brand new one of these imported in yellow, Lancia Delta 2 HPE HF 16v turbo (to replace a very eary Delta intergrale). Was a very interesting car. He also had an Alfa 33 16v 4x4 and a Tipo turbo. Very much an Italian hatch fan.

Wasn't it FWD though?
I think they were
The Dedra did come with 4wd - the 8v integrale engine/drivetrain - in early versions. It was however only available as a saloon so not valid in this thread!

Silvanus

650 posts

3 months

Om said:
Silvanus said:
matrignano said:
Silvanus said:
My neighbour had a brand new one of these imported in yellow, Lancia Delta 2 HPE HF 16v turbo (to replace a very eary Delta intergrale). Was a very interesting car. He also had an Alfa 33 16v 4x4 and a Tipo turbo. Very much an Italian hatch fan.

Wasn't it FWD though?
I think they were
The Dedra did come with 4wd - the 8v integrale engine/drivetrain - in early versions. It was however only available as a saloon so not valid in this thread!
I always fancied a Dedra, used to love Lancia. Ended up with an Mi16 instead. Maybe we need a rare saloons thread

MDMA .

7,277 posts

81 months

Silvanus said:
I'd love one of these, compact body, looks cool and a T5, lovely inside too

I’m not big into Volvo, but wasn’t this just a concept? Didn’t we get the watered down T5 version instead? I remember the Car Cleaning Guru having one on YouTube.


Silvanus

650 posts

3 months

MDMA . said:
Silvanus said:
I'd love one of these, compact body, looks cool and a T5, lovely inside too

I’m not big into Volvo, but wasn’t this just a concept? Didn’t we get the watered down T5 version instead? I remember the Car Cleaning Guru having one on YouTube.
My mistake with the photo, the production version didn't have the arch extensions. I wouldn't have called it watered down as such though, as a 217bhp T5 engine in a fairly small light car should be plenty

Silvanus

650 posts

3 months

Another rare Volvo hatch is the V40 T5 cross country. An unusual if not appealing performance hatch with a 254bhp 2.5 5 cylinder and 4wd. Don't think very many were sold.


robemcdonald

7,052 posts

176 months

Alfa Romeo sprint 6C : mid mounted Busso V6, rear drive Alfa Sprint..

Silvanus

650 posts

3 months

robemcdonald said:
Alfa Romeo sprint 6C : mid mounted Busso V6, rear drive Alfa Sprint..
now that I like

nismo48

1,114 posts

187 months

Silvanus said:
robemcdonald said:
Alfa Romeo sprint 6C : mid mounted Busso V6, rear drive Alfa Sprint..
now that I like
Now that is the Dogs Dangliescloud9
On topic, would my old Fiat Strada Abarth 130TC count wink

Jakg

3,007 posts

148 months

Matt_N said:
CA5A Mitsubishi Colt GTi, 1.8 16v twin cam 140bhp, shared front the suspension from the Evo 1/2/3, only 2 on the road and 12 sorn apparently



Me and a mate ran one as a track car with a Cyborg gear box (LSD) and Gaz coil overs, was a great little car


By the same token, Proton Satria GTI.



Headlamps look familiar...

HealeyV8

384 posts

58 months

I'm lazy so wasn't going to go through every page. Has the Nissan Cherry Europe with the Alfa Romeo been mentioned yet?

MDMA .

7,277 posts

81 months

Silvanus said:
MDMA . said:
Silvanus said:
I'd love one of these, compact body, looks cool and a T5, lovely inside too

I’m not big into Volvo, but wasn’t this just a concept? Didn’t we get the watered down T5 version instead? I remember the Car Cleaning Guru having one on YouTube.
My mistake with the photo, the production version didn't have the arch extensions. I wouldn't have called it watered down as such though, as a 217bhp T5 engine in a fairly small light car should be plenty
I think the concept might have been 400bhp and 4wd smile
Why they didn’t release that, I’m not sure. Maybe didn’t want to step on the Focus RS toes?

Edit. Found it here. https://www.evo.co.uk/volvo/c30/6846/volvo-c30-pol...


Edited by MDMA . on Friday 5th August 13:08

KarlMac

3,456 posts

121 months

PADW said:

Panda 100HP
Had one of these-great fun-not too many about
If they’d followed the pre-pandemic trajectory and entered shed territory I’d have got one. Waiting to see if the second hand price bubble pops before having a go.

Silvanus

650 posts

3 months

nismo48 said:
Silvanus said:
robemcdonald said:
Alfa Romeo sprint 6C : mid mounted Busso V6, rear drive Alfa Sprint..
now that I like
Now that is the Dogs Dangliescloud9
On topic, would my old Fiat Strada Abarth 130TC count wink
No its an awful car and a crime to own one, you should give it to me and I will dispose of it for you wink

Neil1323bolts

933 posts

86 months


Golf Gti Christmas cabriolet, now I’ve never heard of these before but my knowledge of Vw is a tad limited, but this is on eBay right now and looks very tidy , not cheap mind , one of 42 left on the road apparently, so it’s rare !

TO73074E

159 posts

7 months

Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. £37,500 when new and only 152 made it to the UK.


robemcdonald

7,052 posts

176 months

HealeyV8 said:
I'm lazy so wasn't going to go through every page. Has the Nissan Cherry Europe with the Alfa Romeo been mentioned yet?

The Alfa Arna is extremely rare now, but not at the time. Much maligned, but competitive in the AROC championship against suds, 33s, 75s etc