Once common cars that you don't see anymore

BLS

RMS Regular
Drives
bmw
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Couldnt give this away 1995 phase 1 xantia 145,000 miles. Sold the alloys quicker.
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Should have kept this old derv
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Nice wee nova at ford show junction 1.
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Rs1600i always wanted one or an xr3i.
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Bought this for drifting,was on the road 5 years ago on mainland till a young fella got his hands on it lol. 2.0 red block.
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So ended up here.
 

Coog

Admin
Drives
XJ6
See that car parked outside the owners home. Seems to still be a daily driver!
36 years old and still trucking. That's some going. Part of me would love to be dailying something like that but I imagine the reality would mean spending quite a bit of spare time tinkering or being very familiar with the local garage.
 

Arfur

RMS Regular
Location
co,down
Drives
ST170/Passat TDI
36 years old and still trucking. That's some going. Part of me would love to be dailying something like that but I imagine the reality would mean spending quite a bit of spare time tinkering or being very familiar with the local garage.
Or scrolling eBay for that one ‘no longer available’ part which was linked to a common problem only found in those cars8o|
 

Coog

Admin
Drives
XJ6
Or scrolling eBay for that one ‘no longer available’ part which was linked to a common problem only found in those cars8o|
Yes indeed. 9 months to find a radiator for a metro. Was looking for two new doors the whole time I had it!
 

Arfur

RMS Regular
Location
co,down
Drives
ST170/Passat TDI
Yes indeed. 9 months to find a radiator for a metro. Was looking for two new doors the whole time I had it!
That kind of caper is just over the horizon for the st170... lots of parts for the mk1/1.5 focus are rapidly vanishing from existence! Other than the repair and maintenance cost it’s the biggest problem of owning an older car!!
 

stevyg

RMS Regular
Location
South USA
I think a lot ended up written off as a result of that :laughing:

Used to see a steady stream of them visiting me for stuff but that's died off to a trickle now. Still quite a few hidden away as project cars which is encouraging.
Plus the fact that at auction in Japan they are fetching crazy money now 10k for one that 10 years ago you could have got for 600. That's really dampened the importing of them.
 
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