The Sunroof game

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The Sunroof game

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OK, I know all estates only had sunroofs as an accessorie/option. I know some 14's and a smattering of Mk 1s didn't have them. But did the 16v always have one - is this pic, attached, get 'airbrushed' for the cover of the brochure?

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Post by Tim Leech »

ALL uk spec valvers has them as did GTis. No 14's had eleccy sunroofs as standard nor did 17n/a diesels or of course estate cars.

I imagine that pic is from a european spec car as theres no side repeaters either and the wiper parks on the wrong side.
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Philip Chidlow wrote:OK, I know all estates only had sunroofs as an accessorie/option.
No estates had sunroofs from factory. The roof line doesn't allow it. The only sunroof you can fit in an estate is one of those hateful glass pop-out things.
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I think the 16 valve sunroof question was raised about 50 years ago - may even have been the 'Andyspares' forum - and the conclusion was that not all 16 valves did have sunroofs.

What was probably happening here was that the importer chose the specs which he thought he could sell - and the Brits love sunroofs - so UK ones had them - and many French didn't.

The options game is played in may ways as they're good for profits. If demand is good and you've got to wait some time for the car you want to be produced you may well buy a grands worth of stuff you don't really want so that you get your new car today and can pacify the wife or impress the neighbours or whatever it is that motivates people to pay for new cars.

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The Kiwi 16 Valve on another thread doesn't appear to have a sunroof fitted...
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Post by Tim Leech »

Mark Dunmore wrote:The Kiwi 16 Valve on another thread doesn't appear to have a sunroof fitted...
True but they had a/c instead as they did in oz aswel lmy mate from over there tells me.
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