RE: Shed Of The Week

RE: Shed Of The Week

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chunkymonkey71

12,995 posts

170 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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Road_Terrorist said:
See now this is the car they should have had in Ashes to Ashes, it's a Vauxhall (come on what British cop would have a Quattro in 1981? In fact what cop would even know what a Quattro is in 1981), it's RWD, it's a coupé, it's white. Capris have been done to death, but this is the thinking mans alternative hehe.
and "Fire up the Monza" doesnt sound too bad either...!

cool

sniff petrol

13,065 posts

184 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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Would make a cool Le Mans chariot for someone.

dom101

5 posts

164 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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Oh yeah, sorry guys 'shed o the week' opal monza...

B'stard Child

23,599 posts

218 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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sniff petrol said:
Would make a cool Le Mans chariot for someone.
I'll be there at the shhhhhh "classic" again this year - excellent way to travel

SS HSV

9,230 posts

230 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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Me actually, I just bought it! cool


Westyman

92 posts

215 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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AHHHH memories, a mate of mine actually had two of these, a red 1979 on a"V" with a lousy red velour interior and an 1985 on a "C" in white exactly like this one. Not a great sporty ride but a fab cruiser, remember a trip to Silverstone in it once to watch the BTCC, held 120 on the motorway with no fuss or drama. Massively undertuned, I'm sure you could ring serious power out of that big straight 6

Frimley111R

12,114 posts

206 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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Excellent SOTW. Would have loved my Dad to have had one of these. Seriously cool then and now.

sniff petrol

13,065 posts

184 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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SS HSV said:
Me actually, I just bought it! cool
Needs stickers - stickers are goooood.....

chris_w666

22,655 posts

171 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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About a year ago my mate bought one of these on ebay then realised he couldnt pick it up as he was off to spain. I had so much fun running it for a week while he was gone, I feel briefly in love with RWD and soggy dampers.

B'stard Child

23,599 posts

218 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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johnniek said:
God another faux-hall... Bring back the S-Class.... Or a tank to run this fridge of 80's shame over...
It's not a Vauxhall - it's an Opel (not Opal either) and as a result was German built like Merc's, Porkers and BMUU's

It does however rust like a vauxhall but hell most are 22 plus years old now

Has a strong following in the "autobahnstormers" it's a club worth joining

I'm obviously biased cos I own three of them!!!

chevy-stu

5,392 posts

200 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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My Dad had a B reg one, back in about 1987 looked gorgeous in dark grey metallic. Borrowed it for a trip once, brilliant capable cruiser ..... Ah.. those were the days..

killingjoker

950 posts

165 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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I like it but just cant help thinking that its a shame they just didnt produce the better looking Manta GTE with the 3.0 lump in it instead.

Big Rod

5,924 posts

188 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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B'stard Child said:
Mine on a sprint at Mallory Park last year

24V lump and 240 bhp
1400 kgs
Poly bushed everywhere
Manual 5 speed
lightweigh flywheel
M535 Clutch
Plus a whole heap of other stuff

Mine biglaugh
Aye-oop chap!! Didn't think it's take you long!!!wink

Strawman

6,463 posts

179 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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SS HSV said:
Me actually, I just bought it! cool
That must be the fastest bought for a S-O-T-W ever eek

Essex Exile

390 posts

165 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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Lovely old bus. I must be showing my age.
What you need to find now is a rotten as a pear Lancia Beta HPE

HeavyRightFoot

239 posts

169 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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They were just one of the best budget Grand Tourers of their time (and some would say they still are!).

If you can find a decent one they are well worth a look.

Made in a time when Opel actually produced interesting cars... ahhh those were the days!!!!!!

driving

308mate

13,726 posts

194 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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teacher
Back when the late, great Peter Brock had his Holden Dealer Team and he was dabbling with the Commodore in the Spa 24hr etc, he spotted these Monzas, just like the shed pictured. He dropped a 5litre Holden V8 into one and wanted to sell them in Oz with the blessing of Holden, potentially it was rumoured, as a reincarnated Torana/A9X.

For some reason it never took off but I believe there are one or two HDT badged Monzas sneaking around in Victoria with 5litre V8s in them.

I reckon it would have been a dead-set winner to be honest. Shame.

Fastra

4,223 posts

181 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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SS HSV said:
Me actually, I just bought it! cool
Good for you!
Always loved these, you'll have to keep us informed of what it goes and looks like.

smile

Magners P.H

6,612 posts

186 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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I quite like that actually. Could certainly make an interesting project car.

Much better than that crappy Vauxhall you had as SOTW a few weeks ago.

Edited by Magners P.H on Friday 9th May 14:00

NiallOswald

326 posts

178 months

Friday 9th May 2008
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Another good choice. Anything RWD with a straight 6 in the front is worth a punt IMO. Shame about the slushbox...