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  1. #41
    Civic... might need a new clutch mind you....

    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sal...-1-4l/23923039
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    Quote Originally Posted by crank_case View Post
    There's a Seat 124 for sale, nicer than a Lada

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-...t-lhd/23462080

    This 89 323 seems decent value, VRT won't be much as it's over 30.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-...a-323/23211331

    Austin A35 would be good craic and easy hop up with MG bits, but perhaps a bit too old for what you had in mind?

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-...-1959/23817917

    As for people worried about safety, it's all relative. People ride motorcycles..
    Great spots, the Mazda would fit the bill the most but it's not grabbing me. Used to have a newer 323 that was very reliable though. I would consider something like a Morris Minor or even an ADO16 cos there's loads of them and big eco systems around them, and therefore many potential bargains and would be happy with a tatty but usable one, but at my budget it would probably need more spannering than I'd like. Don't have a garage either, but while that was never an issue before, my circulation these days is too bad to withstand too many hours grappling with tools in the cold and wind. Because of the way our house is located in our cul de sac, our driveway is a brutal spot for the oul wind and gales.

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    The 80s cars mentioned so far I think would work fine but a Morris or similar would be a step back too far. Lovely on a fine day for a spin out in the countryside but too antiquated for regular use

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsfixed View Post
    Thanks for all the suggestions, keep em coming. A pot of gold is there somewhere, I can feel it. I'm keeping a beady on the dung deal but I guess I was hoping my dream, unicorn car (as a friend of mine terms it) will emerge out of the shadows of the Backroads clan. I emailed your man about that 205, thanks Kaiser, but nothing back yet. I should probably just ring him.
    This looks nice:

    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sal...lt-19/23884562





    I had two, they are amazingly comfortable cars for their class - and look at those seats!
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    Sorry for the thread diversion.

    Quote Originally Posted by squidwardtentacles View Post
    Based in Trim so not too far from you
    Here was me thinking I was the only BR head in Trim on here. PM me if you're ever stuck for a hand with any heavy lifting 10mm spanner etc.
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazg2 View Post
    Civic... might need a new clutch mind you....

    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sal...-1-4l/23923039
    Wow, that’s a gem. Nice spec and all, but pricey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser View Post
    Wow, that’s a gem. Nice spec and all, but pricey!
    Agreed and yes, a bit pricey. I'm missing a trick just looking at the vintage pages on DD: just found this Polo, too, albeit on the rich side, too.

    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sal...948?campaign=8

    Have a soft spot for something like a Renault 19 or a 306, nice spots. The renault's had a huge amount of work done to it, fair play to the lad.

    I've also come across a post on Practical Classics facebook page alerting us to the creation of a new class for overseas classic rallies like the London to Dakar Enduro, for pre-2002 hatchbacks under 1.2?? Why 2002? Would love to do an adventure like that, but surely if you could afford to do it, you'd be using a 'proper' classic?

    An enticing new challenge awaits the owners of pre-2002 hatchbacks, as a class specifically for these popular models has been added to Bespoke Rallies’ London Dakar Enduro, which will be flagged off from Brooklands Museum on Feb 28, 2021. This new three-week event is open to a wide range of vehicles from classics to motorbikes, but uniquely offers a chance of adventure to hatchback owners.
    Other classes cover pre-1950 vehicles; classics from 1950 to 1989; Series Land Rovers; all other 4x4s; and, as per the original event, motorcycles up to and over 600cc.
    This testing 6500-kilometre competition will aim to be on a par with such marathon events as the Peking to Paris and the Grand Prix of South America. On leaving England it passes through France, Spain, Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania before finishing in Dakar, Senegal.
    Bespoke Rallies Director John Brigden said: 'This will be an adventure to remember that, thanks to the extended list of classes, is open to a notably broad range of competitors. It is an exciting opportunity for our regular runners and newcomers alike, and doesn’t demand anything more sophisticated than a suitably-prepared hatchback, the basis of which may already lurk in some enthusiasts’ garages.'
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    Last edited by itsfixed; 13-01-2020 at 07:02 PM.

  8. #48
    Look at this!!

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-...50cc-/23939990



    I just got rid of mine, after having it for a year. I regret it, but I sold it to a fella I know and its in good hands. They're a hoot. A great little car that can be thrown around and take some abuse. Parts are ridiculously cheap too. Four new tyres for mine (Nankang) were like 90 quid. Complete timing belt kit was 50. More basic service items were pennies too.

    They're a bit raw though, absolutely 0 refinement. But isn't that part of the charm!? Or something like that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser View Post
    Look at this!!

    https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-...50cc-/23939990



    I just got rid of mine, after having it for a year. I regret it, but I sold it to a fella I know and its in good hands. They're a hoot. A great little car that can be thrown around and take some abuse. Parts are ridiculously cheap too. Four new tyres for mine (Nankang) were like 90 quid. Complete timing belt kit was 50. More basic service items were pennies too.

    They're a bit raw though, absolutely 0 refinement. But isn't that part of the charm!? Or something like that..
    Thanks again Kaiser! I've noticed you have made a great case for these cars elsewhere and out of total respect for that I'm actually trying to will myself like it because, as you say, it's so great on paper. But I just can't do it. The only Kei cars that really appeal are the cappuccino and the Honda Beat and that mad 4wd turbo Daihatsu yoke, maybe. Soft spot for a Nissan Cube but I don't like autos. But you're absolutely on the right roads, here, cheers.

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