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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:31 pm 
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Greenbrier a lovely vehicle. Is it the van or the pick-up version? Would love a good day van, would happily get rid of the Silver Streak Clipper trailer to fund one.
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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Hi

My cars are below, I use my Triumph to commute two days a week when the wife works late...

1975 Triumph 1500 TC - Classic / Commuter
2001 BMW E46 330CI - Track / Nürburgring road trip car
2003 Aprilia RSV - Track bike / Summer commuter
2013 Vauxhall Adam 1.4 100ps Jam - Only car bought new - Keeping it to see how far I can push Vauxhall short lived life time / 100,000 mile warranty!
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse cross 4 First edition - Wife's / Snow car!

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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:45 pm 
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Greenbrier a lovely vehicle. Is it the van or the pick-up version? Would love a good day van, would happily get rid of the Silver Streak Clipper trailer to fund one.
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Richard
My greenbrier is the passenger van version with 3 bench seats/ There was also a cargo van version and as you say a pickup with either a loadside door or a rampside door.

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1961 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier Sportswagon
1980 Dolomite Sprint project using brand new shell
2009 Mazda MX5 2.0 Sport
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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:08 pm 
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Carledo, I agree the cavalier mk111 is a brilliant car, far better than the one it replaced, I would get rid of the Xsara Picasso & keep a cavalier better made.

My Fleet is -
1973 Triumph Toledo (every day use)
2007 Isuzu rodeo (every day use & towing trailers)
1974 Triumph Stag (been sleeping 32yrs soon to be woken up)
1986 Toyota hilux (just to drive round the land car"nt kill it)
2014 Range rover evoque (Wifes not allowed nr this one)
2006 Vauxhall tigra (just when the sun shines)

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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:12 pm 
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My daily is an 03 Mondeo ghia x duratec petrol. Had it seven years, 120,000 with it. Everything still works.. incredibly reliable..if it died tomorrow, I could not complain.

Back up is a 1996 BMW 2.0 se. E34.. Solid as a rock, superb build quality, handsome car..lovely thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Reg, I didn't know you had an E34. I'm hankering after an E39 myself as the other half doesn't get on with the E36.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Old Brickworks, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1EA
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the workhorse)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
1991 Toyota Celica GT (J481 ONB - the new project car)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:57 pm 
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Hi Dave. Yep, had it around 4 years..it's docile and dependable..like an old Labrador dog! I"ve wanted an e34 since they arrived in '88. The last of the handbuilt, quad - lamp beemers.

Don't know much about e39's..I do know that they are another quality German motor though!


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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:36 pm 
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The moderns consist of

2018 Volvo XC60 - Just does everything well if a bit boring
2017 BMW 218d Active Tourer - Because cheaper on lease than a Fiat 500X
2018 VW Transporter Kombi - Work van / family bus

The Sprint and 1850 are also joined by

1977 Triumph TR7
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1987 Ford Escort XR3i
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1988 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI

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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:06 pm 
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Carledo, I agree the cavalier mk111 is a brilliant car, far better than the one it replaced, I would get rid of the Xsara Picasso & keep a cavalier better made.

Also far better than the Vectra that replaced it!

If it was my choice alone, the Picasso would have no place in my stable. Unfortunately my wife has 3 prolapsed discs, a torn rotatotor cuff in her left shoulder and only an auto licence. She needs a soft riding car that is neither too low (like the Cav) or too high (like the Shogun that preceded it) and must (obviously) have an automatic transmission. She absolutely LOVES the Picasso and it suits her needs admirably, so it will be staying for the forseeable future.

There is only one complaint I can make about the MkIII Cav, it's the same one I make about the Dolomite! They never made an estate version! Apart from that, they are both just about perfect!

And therein lies my dilemma! I already have the Carledo, for hooning around in and it's tax free, the Dolomega is in sight of completion and will also be tax free. And this car will do everything that I previously used the Cavs for, but be cheaper to run. With retirement on the near horizon and the imminent loss of my storage facility even closer, something has to give and it looks like being the Cavs, which are the least "necessary" cars. I'd rather pass them onto someone who will treat them kindly than leave them to rot on the drive!

Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
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My toolbox currently comprises:

2007 Alfa 159 Sportwagon 3.2 Q4 Auto; daily driver, but a lot of fun
2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3; for fun
1998 Lotus Elise S1; for fun, recently MOTD and recommissioned following lay up
1974 Dolomite Sprint; for fun
1999 Alfa 166 2.5 v6; for towing, and fun
1974 Stag Auto; in process of recommission

Then there are the ‘other’ Dolomites...


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 Post subject: Re: Non-Dolomites
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:44 am 
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My toolbox currently comprises:

2007 Alfa 159 Sportwagon 3.2 Q4 Auto; daily driver, but a lot of fun
2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.3; for fun
1998 Lotus Elise S1; for fun, recently MOTD and recommissioned following lay up
1974 Dolomite Sprint; for fun
1999 Alfa 166 2.5 v6; for towing, and fun
1974 Stag Auto; in process of recommission

Then there are the ‘other’ Dolomites...
And the star prize in the 'how to be a bachelor' category goes to...

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Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTD 150 Ti Lusso , no longer smoking.
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