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  • 01-10-2017 8:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    As above. Don't wanna go clogging up the spotted thread.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


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  • Registered Users Posts: 969 Greybottle


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    Haven't seen that for a while. Was a two owner car up until 3 or 4 years ago in North Roscommon, no idea who bought it. Was always looked after and a good purchase for whoever got it.

    1986 reg I think, Roscommon ended out on 300 BDI or thereabouts and registered about 1300-1500 cars a year back then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,104 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    Great pics.
    Love the way the 240z is out back in the car park and the Sunny is in with the classics!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    Greybottle wrote: »
    Haven't seen that for a while. Was a two owner car up until 3 or 4 years ago in North Roscommon, no idea who bought it. Was always looked after and a good purchase for whoever got it.

    1986 reg I think, Roscommon ended out on 300 BDI or thereabouts and registered about 1300-1500 cars a year back then.

    I definitely remember an ad for it on donedeal a while back, couple of years maybe. I've seen it at a few shows around Dublin in the last while
    elperello wrote: »
    Great pics.
    Love the way the 240z is out back in the car park and the Sunny is in with the classics!

    I've often observed strangers getting a bit too personal with cars at shows (on a few occasions trying doors..not sure why exactly, but nevertheless..) so it doesn't surprise me that some owners choose to park and spectate!


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,897 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Any info on the prices any of these cars made, Duke?

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,388 ✭✭✭ VeVeX


    The majority of the above are old cars in good condition rather than classic cars per se.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    No auction today unkel - just a show.

    Although afaik the cars inside are for sale. Didn't really look at many prices, there was a Mk4 (1999) Fiesta going for €5k though!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,763 Tigger


    VeVeX wrote: »
    The majority of the above are old cars in good condition rather than classic cars per se.

    whats a classic car then ? ill give you the civic and maybe the golf butvthe rest seem like classics to me !


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,063 ✭✭✭✭ Duke O Smiley


    VeVeX wrote: »
    The majority of the above are old cars in good condition rather than classic cars per se.

    I would disagree with you there - strongly - certainly on the majority claim. But lets not get into it :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,944 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    No auction today unkel - just a show.

    Although afaik the cars inside are for sale. Didn't really look at many prices, there was a Mk4 (1999) Fiesta going for €5k though!

    Great photos!

    Generally there are lots and lots of dreamers there.
    I didnt make the show this weekend, I was at the show there earlier in the year and the inside was filled with dreamers.

    One of which was a custom wine/maroon/purple automatic Mk4 fiesta going for 5k!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,388 ✭✭✭ VeVeX


    Tigger wrote: »
    whats a classic car then ? ill give you the civic and maybe the golf butvthe rest seem like classics to me !

    Surely a classic should be a car that was desirable at the time of manufacture and not purely based on the car surviving whilst its comrades fell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33 ✭✭✭ GavFitz


    Thanks Duke, nice photos I missed it myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,104 ✭✭✭✭ elperello


    VeVeX wrote: »
    Surely a classic should be a car that was desirable at the time of manufacture and not purely based on the car surviving whilst its comrades fell.

    It's an interesting subject.
    Why not start a new thread and we can "stick it up on the hoist" and see where it goes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    VeVeX wrote: »
    Surely a classic should be a car that was desirable at the time of manufacture and not purely based on the car surviving whilst its comrades fell.

    I tend to agree, just because a car is old doesn't make it a classic.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    All cars were desirable to someone at the time of manufacture. And clearly there are those who find these same cars desirable now. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,690 ✭✭✭ Neilw


    Dades wrote: »
    All cars were desirable to someone at the time of manufacture. And clearly there are those who find these same cars desirable now. :)

    Will a Dacia duster or a Kia ceed be classed as a classic in 20 years, I doubt it.
    Where as a cooper s jcw or golf R probably will.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,944 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Neilw wrote: »
    Will a Dacia duster or a Kia ceed be classed as a classic in 20 years, I doubt it.
    Where as a cooper s jcw or golf R probably will.
    No, they will be scrapped before they reach 10 years in service.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ PauloMN


    The old "what is a classic" debate again. Who cares, if you don't like what you see, just move along to the next car. We all have stuff we do/don't like, I've not much interest in Imprezas or Evos for example but I wouldn't begrudge them being at a show, because they are as much into their cars as I am into mine.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,944 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    PauloMN wrote: »
    The old "what is a classic" debate again. Who cares, if you don't like what you see, just move along to the next car. We all have stuff we do/don't like, I've not much interest in Imprezas or Evos for example but I wouldn't begrudge them being at a show, because they are as much into their cars as I am into mine.
    +1

    Once something is a classic to someone it should be allowed at the shows.
    We see examples of what would be a repmobile 30 years ago now being a classic. Not everything has to be a v8 rolls royce in pristine condition pulled to the show on a trailer!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,305 ✭✭✭✭ alastair


    VeVeX wrote: »
    Surely a classic should be a car that was desirable at the time of manufacture and not purely based on the car surviving whilst its comrades fell.

    They were all desirable as someone chose to buy them. If it's old enough, it's a classic, irregardless of whether it was good, bad, or indifferent. They've all got their fans.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    classic
    ˈklasɪk/
    adjective
    adjective: classic
    1.
    judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind..

    That probably rules out most cars.....:P


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional North East Moderators Posts: 10,828 Mod ✭✭✭✭ PauloMN


    Besides.... anyone who manages to keep a near 40 year old Datsun Cherry on the road at all deserves a medal!! I remember putting my fist through the wheel arch into the engine compartment on ours when it was only about 8 or 9 years old as it crumbled away in a rusty heap - it was taken off the road by Nissan themselves because it was so dangerous!

    The memories.... learned to drive in that car and had some great craic in it. That's why the most seemingly uninspiring cars can sometimes be the most interesting for individuals, due to the memories they bring back.


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