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I like amazing cars but not so much into mod'd sh1t wagons. Generally, if the stereo is worth more than the car, it's gonna be a fail.

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Astons, top model 911s, Defender Station Wagons, Bentleys, unmolested R-5 turbos, Escort RS turbos, Lancia Delta Integrales, Audi Quattros, BMW m5s, Sierra rs Cosworths etc are all worth a second look.

 

I don't actually mind modded cars as long as it's done tastefully. A massive exhaust, roof mounted spoiler and driving a 1.1 Nova like a bell don't fool anyone ;-)

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Astons, top model 911s, Defender Station Wagons, Bentleys, unmolested R-5 turbos, Escort RS turbos, Lancia Delta Integrales, Audi Quattros, BMW m5s, Sierra rs Cosworths etc are all worth a second look.

 

I don't actually mind modded cars as long as it's done tastefully. A massive exhaust, roof mounted spoiler and driving a 1.1 Nova like a bell don't fool anyone ;-)

 

Like the kid that was making all the noise a few weeks ago on the queens promenade in Ramsey, with his popping and banging .front wheels smoking in front of his friends, very funny when he took out one of the steel framed seats and left half his car on the road !

 

But their are some very nice golfs driving about these days Mk 1 & 2 and some wery well prepared caterhams, I havn't seen the RS 200 or metro 6r4 from sulby for a while, or the F40 , Now that gets my bloody flowing !

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I always wondered if there was an RS200 over here, given the rally heritage. I also wondered if there was an F40. I believe there is a Jaguar XJ220 somewhere in the north - I wonder if there's a Porsche 959 too?

 

I would love to see both cars in the flesh - I saw a 6R4 at Gaydon when I was there.

 

Late 80's / early 90's cars are great.

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When I was a kid, I used to have a Matchbox Iso Grifo (in blue with cream seats and a tow hook!) and a ... dunno what, Alpha maybe - with a black metal srtip with holes in just behind the B pillar. Think an Audi R8 B pillar but with bigger holes - 4 or 5 - but the main car shaped like a wedge of cheese (I ended up with 2 at one point - one in Germoline colour, the other red) saw one of them here, once, in the Peel road petrol station but did not get to see if it was local.

 

Now - if any of those two are here on the island .......

 

Love them or loathe them - Rover SD1s (the poor mans Daytona) have always caught my eye - Mk2 ford escort Mexicos are always a nice spot. Takes me right back to rotton floors and Beano comics covering up holes in floors.

 

But if I had the time and the money to have another sunny day toy .. It would have to be rs500 cosworth. That is, of course, if I could find one that was still in the same shape it came out of the factory in.

 

 

Failing that - I have a strong clutch leg - so a nice black Countach would look great in the garage (but reversing it in or out would be an issue!)

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Is it the RS200 that was sat on display in Raymotors years back? I managed to park my bum in the drivers seat when they had it, such an epic car. Gutted I never got to hear it running though.

 

Yes thats the one , i have not seen the man about for a while.t

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I'm ashamed to say but I had a couple of SD1's that I put around Onchan Raceway quite a while back, maybe 10 years ago. They did go well though, if it wasn't for the amount of rust around the front legs it'd have lasted too.

 

I've got my dream car, just need a few thousand and a workshop to put her right.... rolleyes.gif

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Yeah, I remember the SD1's back in the day and thinking they were a really cool car. I always wanted a series 1 RS Turbo but could never find one that hadn't been messed around with. They pop up on the likes of pistonheads from time to time but the last time I checked they wanted silly money for them and I just haven't got the cash.

 

I'd quite like to have some sort of practical older car to have some weekend fun with but I'm definitely a hands off kinda guy aside from the cleaning / polishing side of things so I doubt it would ever happen tbh. Maybe in retirement.

 

Go on then OD, what's your dream car?

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Ah, I'm the opposite, quite hands on when it comes to the mechanicals. My welding's still something to be desired but I'm going to have plenty of practice in the not too distant future....

 

Here's what I have tucked away, very rough around the edges and like I said, it needs a few grand throwing at it:

 

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(Not a genuine Mexico btw)

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