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    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-conte...

    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/130-1766_Datsun-411-Wagon.jpg
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    Do it. That's your answer really, what gets...

    Do it.

    That's your answer really, what gets your mojo working, not what's "good" or whatever. I think those are so rare for something relatively modern than it's not like it's going to depreciate...
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    There are some classics I wouldn't dream...

    There are some classics I wouldn't dream converting, but imagine say a Citroen DS with a Tesla drivetrain instead of its stock weaksauce 1930s traction Avant 1.9 litre.
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    This is genuinely impressive - 2128 miles in 24...

    This is genuinely impressive - 2128 miles in 24 hours with only 15 minute recharges. It's the first EV you might be able to use all day at a track day, well, if there's an 800w charger in the...
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    It's not just figures though, it's mechanical...

    It's not just figures though, it's mechanical layout. It seems to adopt some compromises I'd expect in a regular car to maximize cabin space but not in a flagship sports car.

    Get past the more...
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    That's the thing though, the R8 is mid engined,...

    That's the thing though, the R8 is mid engined, there's even a layout difference. The GTO seems to have a similar engine slung out over the front axle layout as regular commuter saloon based car, not...
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    A VR4 had a 280bhp turbo V6, 4 wheel steering and...

    A VR4 had a 280bhp turbo V6, 4 wheel steering and Active Yaw Control. I think the GTO even had its V6 in similar FWD style transverse layout (both were AWD, but as the base Galant was FWD, the...
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    Welcome to the tiny sports car club. :)

    Welcome to the tiny sports car club. :)
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    I think some people are missing a trick on why...

    I think some people are missing a trick on why the repeatability of launch matters. What that says to me is Porsche is very confident in the batteries heat management, which hopefully bodes well for...
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    I read that too, the Dutch do have a dry yet...

    I read that too, the Dutch do have a dry yet goofy sense of humour. :D
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    https://66.media.tumblr.com/527b0fb8a06bdda94484a6...

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    The GTO always struck me as a Galant VR4 without...

    The GTO always struck me as a Galant VR4 without the usefulness of being a wagon, or am I way off on this?
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    http://speedhunters-wp-production.s3.amazonaws.com...

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    For some hobby based stuff, it simply isn't...

    For some hobby based stuff, it simply isn't available here and you have to import, in the example of those brick cases, you'd now have substantial amount of VAT to pay so just ordered 30 sets of 8,...
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    SJ - have you seen the minty 180SX in the One...

    SJ - have you seen the minty 180SX in the One Careful Owner section? Interesting counterpoint to the Coupe. Sort of direct rivals (but Europe got the less powerful older CA18DET and not the SR20DET...
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    It's kind hard to beat the Coupe really - I'd...

    It's kind hard to beat the Coupe really - I'd keep it unless you're really done with it. If you've room, the way to go now is probably to add something to the fleet. Get some wildly impractical 30 yo...
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    My sum total of Brexit planning has been to stock...

    My sum total of Brexit planning has been to stock up on Hot Wheels "brick cases" (modular display cases that snap together and can be wall mounted, handly for spaces left where another full size...
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    They are lovely things, but the huge variety of...

    They are lovely things, but the huge variety of suggestions here highlights my point about "what will this car be used for?"

    I would love an LS400 if I was driving daily through traffic and...
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    Or a bit more down to earth, Alfa 75 prices have...

    Or a bit more down to earth, Alfa 75 prices have been steadily rising. Far more interesting than the later FWD saloons but not 105 Giulia crazy money
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    23 posts in and no-one has mentioned the spice...

    23 posts in and no-one has mentioned the spice bag yet? :D
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    What do you want from this car SJ? Something to...

    What do you want from this car SJ? Something to be used as actual transport? A b-road blaster/track car just for kicks? A road trip car? Maybe all of the above, but thinking about how you'll actually...
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    Sure there will be loads of surplus scaffolding...

    Sure there will be loads of surplus scaffolding in the next construction industry collapse. :D
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    I thnk a C3 Vette, being a "malaise era" car has...

    I thnk a C3 Vette, being a "malaise era" car has been pretty much consistently relatively cheap, at least if you look at prices globally (i.e. the US really) rather than what some donedeal optimist...
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    exactly, most Japanese cars this age can have a...

    exactly, most Japanese cars this age can have a lot of rot and not just the enthusiast ones, stuff like the Mazda 3 can have serious rot too.

    One of the tradeoffs you get in the sort of light...
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    I think it's not so much that those cars don't...

    I think it's not so much that those cars don't depreciate (MK3 MX5s have actually depreciated a lot since new), but rather what you're looking at is cars at the bottom of their depreciation curve....
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