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Cars you've had that are classics now

  • 26-03-2020 12:02am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,831 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    as it says on the tin.
    I am sure this goes round every once in a while but we're all stuck indoors bored...


    Can you list the cars you owned in their day that are considered classics now.

    I'll start

    Mk2 XR2, 127 Sport , Nova Sri, 5GT turbo, Phase 1 19 16v, 106 XSI, 106 Gti, Puma, MX5 * 2, Scooby WRX, S Class Merc ( probably )

    there are a couple of actual classics (30yo or more) in there too, but I wont list them

    so, go for it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13 irishevo8


    205 gti x 3 , 2x fiesta xr2 , Volvo t5, sierra Cosworth 2wd, evo 2, 5 and 8 , impreza sti , pulsar GTIR, clio 1 8 16v, Rover coupe turbo x 2 ( tomcat ) 89 celica , integra + civic Type R , 2x merc cl500 that's all I can remember at the moment, I drive a proxy ford transit now ,😷


  • Registered Users Posts: 13 irishevo8


    205 gti x 3 , 2x fiesta xr2 , Volvo t5, sierra Cosworth 2wd, evo 2, 5 and 8 , impreza sti , pulsar GTIR, clio 1 8 16v, Rover coupe turbo x 2 ( tomcat ) 89 celica , integra + civic Type R , 2x merc cl500 that's all I can remember at the moment, I drive a proxy ford transit now ,😷


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ SmartinMartin


    Had plenty of yokes that I thought were special, but really the only 2 that would now be rare were a Talbot Sunbeam Ti and an Opel GT. Didn't do either of them justice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,179 ✭✭✭ darragh o meara


    Subaru Legacy RS Series 1 ( Was a classic back when I had it but needed more work than I could afford to give it due to the recession starting )
    Ford Focus RS Mk1
    Opel Kadette GTE ( Fairly wrecked by the time I got it but saveable )
    Opel Vectra GSI2000 4x4 ( Never seen another one and sold it to hotrod lads looking for a redtop engine )


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Saab 96 would be the rarest, the rest would just be rather old with Merc 190e the most classic-ical


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,630 ✭✭✭ secman


    Not classics but can remember reg plates
    Ford Escort 1041 ZC 1971
    Mini 852 ZO 1974
    Escort 614 TIK 1976
    CELICA 495 HZE 1979 ?

    Cant really remember latter life car regs and often have to check the current car reg plate :)


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    63,64,66,67,72,74,76 VW Beetles, 72 T2, 87T25. 67, 69,72,73 ,Fastbacks. 76 Skoda1100MB, 110 r Rapide, Estelle, Lada 1600 cc embassy car.

    72 Beetle, and Fastback still here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,533 ✭✭✭✭ galwaytt


    73 Audi 100
    Saab 99EMS
    84 Alfa Romeo Giuiletta 1.8
    86 Coupe Quattro. ...I know, I know....
    87 Porsche 911 G50 model
    94 Porsche 968 Manual
    93 Porsche 968 Tiptronic

    I think that's quite enough to lament tbh....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,031 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    Jaysus lads...lots of fancy ones there.

    Bog standard 1980 Fiesta for me, Beige 29 EIM
    Bog standard 1991 Fiesta, Blue 91 G 2134:o:o


  • Registered Users Posts: 109 ✭✭ Daidy2011


    Fiat X/19 - still miss it and would LOVE to have another :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    lots of cars listed that I think of as modern! Must be getting old.

    Hillman Imp(1970)
    Hillman and Talbot Avenger
    Talbot Horizon
    Ford Escort Mk3
    OPel Kadett LX 4 door saloon
    Fiat Tipo
    Rover 213 (1996)
    and after that they start getting modern in my head 99 Focus etc ....


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    Another Talbot Horizon here 1981
    Beetle 1974
    Kadett SR
    Golf 1986
    Civic EF twin carb
    XR2i (and have one again now)
    Sierra Cosworth 4wd
    Scooby.

    As time went on, the insurance became more reasonable, and affordable. My eyes are watering at the thoughts of insuring some of the cars you lads had. That Horizon cost me about £750 in 1990, 3 times the value of the car :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Hillman Imp California and VW Jetta Mk1. The only two cars I wish I had never sold. All the other ones I still have!


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    Isambard wrote: »
    lots of cars listed that I think of as modern! Must be getting old.

    Hillman Imp(1970)
    Hillman and Talbot Avenger
    Talbot Horizon
    Ford Escort Mk3
    OPel Kadett LX 4 door saloon
    Fiat Tipo
    Rover 213 (1996)
    and after that they start getting modern in my head 99 Focus etc ....

    Just remembered, I got married and went for the honeymoon with a Hillman Imp.
    Herself had to push the Imp to start it , the next morning.

    How could i forget:P:P


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard


    kadman wrote: »
    Just remembered, I got married and went for the honeymoon with a Hillman Imp.
    Herself had to push the Imp to start it , the next morning.

    How could i forget:P:P

    yeah, had to do that a lot


  • Registered Users Posts: 549 ✭✭✭ chillyspoon


    kaizersoze wrote: »
    Jaysus lads...lots of fancy ones there.
    Bog standard 1980 Fiesta for me, Beige 29 EIM

    Similar for me - a 1980 Fiesta, bright red - great little cars!
    Able to fit in two guitars, two guitar amps, a bass, a bass amp and three smelly musicians - great times :D


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


    1989, Audi 80.

    They used to be everywhere. Then just all disappeared.
    Loved that car.

    Had a Nissan Primera after that. Not gonna be classic any time soon in my book despite being bulletproof.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,904 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    How's life without classic cars, Dades? I might end up that way soon too :(

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



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


    unkel wrote: »
    How's life without classic cars, Dades? I might end up that way soon too :(
    Hasn't been a tough transition, tbh, given the really sh*tty winter we had and the mileage I was doing (up until recently).

    It helps that I love the Alfa. It makes me happy. I still have a list of jobs to do (e.g. finish repainting the callipers) that makes owning a car a hobby.
    unkel wrote: »
    I might end up that way soon too :(
    Well, nothing is forever. You can still aspire to future plans if the love is still there. I still scroll through old Lancias and Alfas, though am more likely to be getting a dog than a classic in the short term!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭ MrCostington


    Dades wrote: »
    1989, Audi 80.


    Ah I had one too, a '90


    '88 2WD Sierra Cosworth - that's it for me, and yes some lovely motors listed here!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 353 ✭✭ DaveCol


    I learned to drive in my Dad's 1972 Rover 2000 TC
    During the 90's I had a 1980 Mini 1275GT and a 1986 Mk2 Golf GTI


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    It wont be long before classic car values will be taking a severe nosedive,

    and you will pick up the car of your choice for very small money.

    Nothing like a major health scare to put things into perspective.

    Thats not to say I would not be tempted if the right bargain came along.

    Like a type 2 van full of sanitiser for a bargain price:D

    Sanitiser would be far more valuable than any classic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,525 ✭✭✭✭ carchaeologist


    kadman wrote: »
    63,64,66,67,72,74,76 VW Beetles, 72 T2, 87T25. 67, 69,72,73 ,Fastbacks. 76 Skoda1100MB, 110 r Rapide, Estelle, Lada 1600 cc embassy car.

    72 Beetle, and Fastback still here.

    Gonna need more info on the Lada?!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,256 ✭✭✭ TheW1zard


    83 ford fiesta popular plus - 83D2393!
    Sky Blue


  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators Posts: 4,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭ kadman


    Gonna need more info on the Lada?!

    Beautiful car. Vinyl roof, leather upholstery, orange /brown paintwork, very low mileage.

    I cannot remember how it came to me at the moment ( racking brains)

    But I do remember my sons refused to be dropped to school in it. And would
    rather walk, than be collected.Despite the fact they both were inconsolable when I sold the Skoda 1100 mb shortly after.

    The boot also swallowed my youngest, who thought it was a massive hiding place, despite 30 minutes frantic searching at the time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,940 ✭✭✭ KevRossi


    1972? Leyland Mini - purchased in Limerick for £150, sold it 3 weeks later minus the rear bumper and one rear light for £250
    1979 - Merc 300TD W123 - one of the first 100 to be sold to the public, still on the road in France with the family I sold it to in 1993
    1991 Merc W124 300TE - written off in Hamburg by a stoned Manta driver in 1995
    1967 Porsche 912 - still on the road - what this is worth now? :o
    1977? Porsche 911 Carrera
    1981 Porsche 911 SC - was being raced until around 2012 when I think it was written off.
    1989 Peugeot 505 - sold to people in Paris, ended out in the Ivory Coast. A car I should have kept
    Several E28's, diesel and petrol
    1986 W123 - 230E - one of the last 10 W123's ever sold in Germany - still on the road, owned in Frankfurt by a collector
    1990? - Opel Senator B - sold it in Burkina Faso around 2002 - probably dead by now.
    1984? Merc G240D convertible, sold in Mali in 2001 - worth a few bob today, but as slow as Christmas

    A fair few E32's, W126's, that I purchased for export.
    `1963 - Extra LWB Land Rover, built for airport fire fighting crews, sold in Cameroon in 1999


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭ davidglanza


    Ford capri 2.8i
    Sierra cosworth. 2wd
    2x ford mustangs.
    3 x chevy camaros.
    Mazda rx7
    Mercury capri foxbody
    Toyota starlet rwd
    Mitsubishi evo 3
    A couple of fiestas
    Chevy silverado
    Ford f150
    Couple of glanza turbos


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,904 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    KevRossi wrote: »
    1972? Leyland Mini - purchased in Limerick for £150, sold it 3 weeks later minus the rear bumper and one rear light for £250

    :D

    I like your style. Buy so cheap that worst case scenario, you still make money on them. I've had a fair few cars like that myself.
    KevRossi wrote: »
    1967 Porsche 912 - still on the road - what this is worth now? :o

    At least twice what it was worth 10 years ago. And in both cases, far more than it cost when it was brand new. Even when corrected for inflation.

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



  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭ Pythagorean


    First car was a 1964 Hillman Imp, it had a pneumatic throttle, bought for £25 in 1972. This was followed by a 1960 Fiat 1100 estate, fairly rare, even then, was a bit rusty, but drove perfectly. It had a column gearchange, which I liked, and a transmission handbrake. Next was a Fiat 125 Special, twin cam 5 speed, wooden dash, cloth seats, disc brakes, really super. Rust got it in the end. I moved to America for a while in the 80s, where I bought a 1975 Chevrolet Nova coupe, 350 cu in or 5.7 litre V8 3 speed GM 400 series autobox, same as used in Rolls Royce ! Got a few years out of it, but transmission eventually expired. You couldn't kill that V8, though.:)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 623 ✭✭✭ galvo_clare


    Opel Vectra GSI2000 4x4 ( Never seen another one and sold it to hotrod lads looking for a redtop engine )

    I had the 2wd. Great engine and a quick car. Epic torque steer.


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