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  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭quattro777


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭w124man


    Lovely cars!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭jca


    quattro777 wrote: »
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    Ro80, one word....cool. Please tell me it's still using its rotary. I know of one that was re-engined with the dreaded 1.7 ford V4 that was used briefly in the Corsair and various Vans, possibly one of Henry's worst engines( after the oversquare 1340cc disaster that was in the Capri).


  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭quattro777


    It has the rotary :)

    I have another which was fitted with the V4, what a dog of an engine... It will be going into the skip as I have an original engine for it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,585 ✭✭✭jca


    quattro777 wrote: »
    It has the rotary :)

    I have another which was fitted with the V4, what a dog of an engine... It will be going into the skip as I have an original engine for it.

    Shocking treatment of an innocent skip...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,019 ✭✭✭davycc


    GavFitz wrote: »
    Its amazing what sits in peoples sheds! I have two Mi16 engines sitting there years too gathering dust!

    I really only want the engine for the standard bits and pieces, mine has fancy K-Tec stuff, which Im sure is fine, just not my thing!

    I sold my old r5.turbo to a guy called Emmett in ardee a few years ago,sold him a spare shell and engine box s,interiors to make 3 cars.
    I don't have his surname or numbers but its a small county esp when it comes to cool old cars so someone should know him, he was working in a Citroen,Mitsubishi main dealer in ardee


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 rocoma


    This is mine, 01 CLK Convertible, just turned 70,000 miles today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33 GavFitz


    davycc wrote: »
    I sold my old r5.turbo to a guy called Emmett in ardee a few years ago,sold him a spare shell and engine box s,interiors to make 3 cars.
    I don't have his surname or numbers but its a small county esp when it comes to cool old cars so someone should know him, he was working in a Citroen,Mitsubishi main dealer in ardee

    Thanks for the info, I'll try find out some details from that. You never know what might turn up.

    Anyone got any leads on an AX GT for sale? I know I know, but I'm on the hunt for one of them too!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,030 ✭✭✭Silvera


    GavFitz wrote: »
    Thanks for the info, I'll try find out some details from that. You never know what might turn up.

    Anyone got any leads on an AX GT for sale? I know I know, but I'm on the hunt for one of them too!

    Keep an eye on carandclassic.co.uk, all sorts of unusual cars regularly appear on that site. Perhaps a performance car or citroen forum would also be worth checking out too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,019 ✭✭✭davycc


    GavFitz wrote: »
    Thanks for the info, I'll try find out some details from that. You never know what might turn up.

    Anyone got any leads on an AX GT for sale? I know I know, but I'm on the hunt for one of them too!
    There was a 5dr ax gt in a garden beside the Artane roundabout for years I'll double check next time I pass it on the malahide rd heading into Dublin city,


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33 GavFitz


    davycc wrote: »
    There was a 5dr ax gt in a garden beside the Artane roundabout for years I'll double check next time I pass it on the malahide rd heading into Dublin city,


    I know the one, chap who owned it was a mechanic from the area, haven't seen it in a long time!

    Thanks for the heads up though!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,019 ✭✭✭davycc


    There is gorgeous red 11 turbo on donedeal for 2k if you interested in a similar theme
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/renault-11-turbo/15952687


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 60,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭Wibbs


    Man I remember the sound of that engine. When it was working. :D That would be a very nice classic for someone and at little enough money too.

    Rejoice in the awareness of feeling stupid, for that’s how you end up learning new things. If you’re not aware you’re stupid, you probably are.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33 GavFitz


    davycc wrote: »
    There is gorgeous red 11 turbo on donedeal for 2k if you interested in a similar theme
    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/renault-11-turbo/15952687


    That's owned by a chap called Turbo Ted, well known for Renaults, nice fella and I'd say if he owns it its got to be fairly good!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,019 ✭✭✭davycc


    LIGHTNING wrote: »
    Always wanted a R5 Turbo but I couldn't find one in Ireland and most of the UK ones were destroyed by Chavs :(

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/renault-11-turbo/15952687. Indulge yourself its as cheap as they will ever be! Reputable seller too .


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,857 Mod ✭✭✭✭PauloMN


    A few of my new steed after a wash and polish:
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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,817 ✭✭✭liam7831


    Carlos Sainz #2579


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,555 ✭✭✭✭Marlow


    PauloMN wrote: »
    A few of my new steed after a wash and polish:

    Those 2.7l low-rpm engines were so underrated. Amazing torque. Nice bus.

    /M


  • Registered Users Posts: 521 ✭✭✭conor2469


    My current daily, Peugeot 205 XS:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭Neilw


    rocoma wrote: »
    This is mine, 01 CLK Convertible, just turned 70,000 miles today.

    Nice car, not really a classic is it though?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,487 ✭✭✭Seweryn


    Neilw wrote: »
    Nice car, not really a classic is it though?
    No, it is an Elegance model or at least that's what is on the badges ;).


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,777 ✭✭✭Neilw


    Seweryn wrote: »
    No, it is an Elegance model or at least that's what is on the badges ;).

    We will have to change the title of the thread so, "post a pic of your elegant car" ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭w124man


    Its a long way before its a classic !!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 rocoma


    w124man wrote: »
    Its a long way before its a classic !!!

    Everyone entitled to their opinion!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,486 ✭✭✭Titzon Toast


    w124man wrote: »
    Its a long way before its a classic !!!

    3 years. Not that long, in all fairness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,202 ✭✭✭✭elperello


    3 years. Not that long, in all fairness.

    In three years it will be a Youngtimer!

    (lovely car all the same)


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭Dades


    If it continues to be that well cared for it will be a classic someday. :)

    Only thing I dislike is Merc interiors of this era. I particularly hate colour-coded steering wheels. Steering wheels should be black, or - if the car is old enough - wood.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭w124man


    rocoma wrote: »
    Everyone entitled to their opinion!


    Indeed, and as others have said, its got a few years to go before it qualifies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,303 ✭✭✭w124man


    rocoma wrote: »
    This is mine, 01 CLK Convertible, just turned 70,000 miles today.


    Up on Done Deal I see!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,486 ✭✭✭Titzon Toast


    elperello wrote: »
    In three years it will be a Youngtimer!

    (lovely car all the same)

    No, it'll be a classic alright.


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