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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:03 pm

Just came across a couple of snaps of the cars I had when I lived on the Losely Estate near Guildford. (Stu- do you know Littleton, betwixt Compton and Guildford?)...
Thought I had lost them...

The Yaris I bought new for £11,445 and sold it 16 months later for £8,275.

And that's why I don't think I'll ever buy another 'new' car...

Nice enough car, but really under-powered and the interior was a bit basic.

The Mercedes 300SE was a beaut. (Wife's car, hence her no. plate!) and the 190E 2.0 was good too - not a bad drive. I thrashed it to death going to a fro in France...

Anyway, not sure why I've posted them here, but I like to share. :roll: :D

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Post by Aerodynamica » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:22 pm

The Mercedes 300SE was a beaut.
is this one of the ones with Hydro suspension?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:27 pm

AFAIK no....
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:38 pm

GTi exhibiting the need for some work: the struts are creaking alot now and the ride's not tops. Not a big issue I have all the parts I need here, (BNIB C struts included!)... but as I discovered today the ravages of rust are never too far away: the rearmost exhaust hanger has nearly come away. It's all crunchy around there: although the boot floor's intact. So, a repair next week hopefully!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:11 pm

Well, once the welding is completed (I'm hoping next week) it's time to do the rear arm bearings, spheres, front struts, some pipes, overhaul the height correctors, replace the accumulator sphere... and the front brake pads and discs need doing too.

So by the time the National comes this GTi will be heavily renewed! Roll on the good weather!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:05 am

There's some peeling lacquer and crappy paint on on part of my Fiat Ulysse's bonnet. I looked into getting the paitwork refurbished, but frankly it isn't worth it. My eldest daughter thinks the car look boring - although we all like it as a 'family car'/bus... so we have a plan to have some fun with it.

We like the way it drives (for a bus). 125 bhp, Pirelli P6000 rubber, 0-100kph in 13 secs, with a top speed an eye-watering 110 mph :lol: :D

I have a roll of 'white stripe vinyl, some FIAT stickers, a couple of Giannini di Roma logo stickers (look nice), some dark graphite trims and FIAT seat belt pads even! So, at the risk of inviting scorn and ridicule (it's just a bit of fun!):

This is a visual... haven't done it yet... At least the damaged paintwork is covered by the stripes!

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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:39 am

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Pimp my taxi! :oops: NO PHIL NO!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:42 am

C'mon, I'm trying to stop Liz and Amy plastering flowers all over it! :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:52 pm

In rummaging through some photos last night, I came across these pics.

Cars I have owned...

My first BX, a 1987 GTi...

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The car that replaced it: (if you don't count the indulgence of my 1982 BMW 323i) :)
An 11,000 mile 200 TE. Which I wrote off in 2000. oooops.

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My Uno Turbo i.e.

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I got married in this 1987 MR2, which a year later traded in for the Corolla GTi-16. Ah, those days of 80's yuppiedom.

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In 1985 I was bombing (if that's the word!) around in this Consul:

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Liz thought she'd join in with this Anglia: It turned out to be a complete nail. Sold it to an up-and-coming pop singer...

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Oh, and another Merc, a 190E 2.0 auto we had briefly in 2001:

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:08 pm

That red P1 GTi looks stunning Phil, do love the old consul too!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:16 pm

That GTi cost £2,450 back in 1993!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:19 pm

And as for the Consul....
...how do I explain this???

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Post by jonathan_dyane » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I think you're best off not even trying!

Fab pic, and fair play for posting it...
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:54 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:And as for the Consul....
...how do I explain this???

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Thats Julian Clary in the drivers seat isnt it?

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:05 am

It was all part of something we did for the Spitting Image Book, circa 1985.

I went shopping in Harrods looking like that.
Tonto and I got thrown out in the end.
We then went on to Stringfellows. Less said about that the better. :shock:
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