ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

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ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby clemo » Thu 17.11.2016, 18:39

Thought i might start a thread just for s/crap that really needs its own section .

Ladies and gentlemen i give you :-

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C513131

Why why why .....
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby dapinky » Thu 17.11.2016, 18:44

.... and how the hell do you settle on an asking price of £2910 :bonk:
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Steve A » Thu 17.11.2016, 19:31

clemo wrote:Thought i might start a thread just for s/crap that really needs its own section .

Ladies and gentlemen i give you :-

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C513131

Why why why .....

It's a slight improvement on the doner car :-D
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Jeemy » Thu 17.11.2016, 20:59

It looks like they spent the first 9 hours making it carefully out of plasticene and then when they realized they'd got the measurements wrong, just squished it with the palm of their hand until it looked as good as it was going to get - then varnished it!
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby clemo » Thu 17.11.2016, 22:15

Steve A wrote:
clemo wrote:Thought i might start a thread just for s/crap that really needs its own section .

Ladies and gentlemen i give you :-

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C513131

Why why why .....

It's a slight improvement on the doner car :-D



the devil is in the detail alright ..
who though ... i know .. yes .. a metro

And the seller with his idea FUN second car ...

lets just take a moment to think about them both .

Hummm.
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Saltire » Fri 18.11.2016, 00:07

And what's with the Scimitar GTE in the final picture (although I'd much rather have that, given the choice)?
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby dapinky » Fri 18.11.2016, 10:53

Soooo.... all we have managed to do so far is to establish that someone, somewhere actually purchased a Metro (I had one once, so I know it can happen to anyone!!), then decided to turn it into an ugly copy of an Audi.....

..... which they are now trying to sell for twice the price of a real one.

So my only conclusion is that he is hoping that somewhere out there is an even bigger muppet than he is - that could take a while to find....

I wonder if I could put an MX5 bodyshell on a Maxi, hit it with a hammer, cover in a layer of P38 and a couple of rattle cans of 'Ford Red' paint and sell it for twice the price of an Elan????
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby clemo » Sat 21.01.2017, 22:10

Jim Clark S2 - 1/13. The one with the Yellow spoke wheels . No 613 on dash (pushed in to factory in wrong order 615 on tub)
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Artaban » Sat 21.01.2017, 22:46

That has to truly be the ugliest car I've seen in years. Love the last part of the ad "viewing highly welcome but no idiots...." Well that rules out anyone who would buy it.
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Steve A » Sun 22.01.2017, 00:26

clemo wrote:Oh the rare high wing version ..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/classic-52k-f ... Swo4pYfouE


A real money pit, what a waste :roll:
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Rambo » Sun 22.01.2017, 11:07

Artaban wrote:That has to truly be the ugliest car I've seen in years. Love the last part of the ad "viewing highly welcome but no idiots...." Well that rules out anyone who would buy it.


"GO ON TREAT THE MRS TODAY"

I don't know about your Mrs, but I guarantee this car would start instant divorce proceedings with my Mrs if I "treated" her to this :shock: :shock:

Apart from the awful grammar and punctuation I think the guy has "proberly" even spelt his name wrong... Neb-star :lol: :lol: Shouldn't it be Knob-star ?? :twisted:
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Artaban » Sun 22.01.2017, 11:40

"Knob -star" :-D Excellent.
Showed the car to my Mrs and she quite liked it :shock: :? And just when you think you know someone after 25 years. Anyone know a good divorce lawyer?
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Rambo » Sun 22.01.2017, 12:28

Just showed it to my Mrs and she said "Oh my God" very slowly. Quickly followed by "reminds me of a pink blancmange"

Sorry Knob-star, no sale from this "idiot" :wink:
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Bern » Sun 22.01.2017, 18:14

I've had this mis-fortune to actually see this one:

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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Saltire » Sun 22.01.2017, 18:46

Bern wrote:I've had this mis-fortune to actually see this one:

MGB


Where, oh where to start:
    "Engine has powerful acceleration": not if it's a BMC B series it doesn't (and from the description, it sounds like it is)
    "timing chain kit": hmmm, wonder what they did with this given that it's a pushrod engine?
    "Turbo" (badge on rear hatch: I doubt it, but I wonder where they've put the chargecooler if so?

One to steer well clear of, I think.
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Simon_P » Sun 22.01.2017, 20:04

Bern wrote:"timing chain kit": hmmm, wonder what they did with this given that it's a pushrod engine?

The timing chain turns the cam, which pushes the rods, which rock the rockers, which tap the tappets, that open the valves.
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Saltire » Mon 23.01.2017, 20:31

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you this stealth Alfa Romeo:
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ ... 1211519955
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby Rambo » Wed 25.01.2017, 21:59

I know its Burns Night (Rabbie Burns) but even he would be incensed at this Scottish kitsch :shock:
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Re: ALTERNATIVE RUBBISH / why bother .

Postby John_W » Wed 25.01.2017, 22:31

Bumbee tartan! :lol:
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