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Re: Clonks and rattles

Going off topic I know, but since it was raised I began to think about BLMC cars and those that came before the merger.

I can probably think of at least one car from every company, built or designed before merger in 1968 that I would actually love to own.

Jaguar XJ Series 1
Daimler Dart
Land Rover 2A
Alvis 3 litre Coupe
Rover P5B Coupe and P6 3500S
Austin Healey 3 litre
Austin Champ
Mini Cooper Mk2 (an original Moke too)
Wolseley 6/110 (in Police spec)
Triumph GT6
Morris 1300 GT
MGA

After the merger, er, hmm, er,
Hang on.........
Maybe........
Wait a minute........
Surely a........
No, I give up!

Ok, perhaps an early Range Rover and possibly a XJC.
Then again I think both designs date back before the merger.
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You don't want a series 2a.. you don't!
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Quote Originally Posted by Fillipe View Post
I too had a 1300 Allegro, in yellow. It actually was a quite reliable car - apart from trying to kill me once*, I had no issues with it.


Quote Originally Posted by petercresswell View Post
I had an Allegro 1300, one of the last ever built and it was not as bad as made out. It did drink rather a lot of oil though. In fact every 3000 miles i would drain a gallon from my Citroen and keep it for use in 'Grot' who would willingly use all of this and more in the few weeks till the next change came round. Oddly it neither smoked much, nor leaked on the garage floor. I got 10 for mine as scrap after carefully dismantling it after rust finally ate the axle mounting points. Next day I git 20 for an old fire grate...... Just about says it all.


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remember a Birmingham-based parts manufacturer moaning very publicly about how the increasing number of Japanese components on British roads was threatening their business.

Someone quickly came back with a comment about the number of UK components on British roads, pointing out that he'd swerved around two on the M6 getting there. It brought the house down.


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You don't want a series 2a.. you don't!


As we are on the subject of British cars and their *ahem* reliability......check the beauty out! See how many celebs of the time you can spot in this. FYI if your using a Apple device to view, make sure it's off silent....or it won't play any sound

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"Don't blame us if your brakes fail, it's harder than it looks making a car!"
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Re: Clonks and rattles

1. I couldn't manage the full 24 minutes but my pick was the Renault 6 at the beginning.


2. Nice to see the interior shots of him in the back of the Princess without the usual gormless GoPro distortion and terrible CMOS rolling-shutter, making everything slant.


3.They looked older in them days.
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"Don't blame us if your brakes fail, it's harder than it looks making a car!"


Spoken like a true cynic *doffs my cap*
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