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Doc HM
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Jun 21, 2019, 04:44 AM
 
So, I had this old blue car that I sold many yers ago and then re found in a barn in Ireland so I bought it back.

It wasn't the happiest thing in the world:

IMG_1534 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_1544 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr



So I started taking it apart.
IMG_2686 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

Which became scary
IMG_3249 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

But I kept going
IMG_1316 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

until this
IMG_2742 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

Then it all went in a van
IMG_3498 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

And it's just come back like this
IMG_3887 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_3886 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

Which is exciting. Now I just have to remember where all the bits went.
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Jun 21, 2019, 07:00 AM
 
Did you modify it for racing originally, or did whomever bought it from you do all the racy bits?

Sweet Lotus, btw. Looks clean.
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Jun 21, 2019, 10:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Did you modify it for racing originally, or did whomever bought it from you do all the racy bits?

Sweet Lotus, btw. Looks clean.
I've quite extensively modified it. The engine, suspension brakes and interior. The suspension, brakes exhaust and carbs etc are all ex Group B rally parts form Peugeot Talbot Sport as fitted to their GrB Samba Rally cars in the mid 1980s. It was fun but falling apart. It's going to be reborn as a full on rally replica of a late 70s Peugeot works car.
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Jun 21, 2019, 11:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
And it's just come back like this
IMG_3887 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr
Umm... your tyre has fallen off.
     
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Jun 21, 2019, 11:18 AM
 
What kind of car is the formerly blue car?
     
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Jun 21, 2019, 11:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Umm... your tyre has fallen off.
Also a few more bits as well.
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Jun 21, 2019, 01:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
What kind of car is the formerly blue car?
It’s a 1980 Peugeot 104 ZS coupe. One of about 4 in the UK
More common (ish) in France.
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Jun 21, 2019, 01:49 PM
 
That's super cool!
     
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Jun 21, 2019, 03:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
One of about 4 in the UK. More common (ish) in France.
Those in France would be driver-on-left.

Projecting from the UK numbers, it's possible your version is getting rare worldwide.
     
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Jun 21, 2019, 04:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
It's going to be reborn as a full on rally replica of a late 70s Peugeot works car.
Dibs on first ride-along! Just to forewarn you, though, I’m rubbish at pacenotes.
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Jun 22, 2019, 04:41 AM
 
This is the intended end point:

IMG_2873 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr

IMG_3310 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr
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Jun 23, 2019, 07:19 AM
 
That just looks like a whole lot of fun. I have a real soft spot for hot hatchbacks.
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Jun 23, 2019, 10:06 PM
 
I was pining for my old mk1 Astra GTE the other day. I read somewhere there are only 12 of them still on the road in the UK. They did rust like champions though.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...f=23&t=1778761
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Jun 24, 2019, 08:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I was pining for my old mk1 Astra GTE the other day. I read somewhere there are only 12 of them still on the road in the UK. They did rust like champions though.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...f=23&t=1778761
I would take most how many figures fairly broadly but yes there can't be many mk1's left. Quite a nice sharp shape. Black suited it better than the more common white IMO.
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Jun 26, 2019, 11:06 AM
 
They don't look bad in red either. Silver is the most prized as the metallic paint helped protect the bodywork slightly. Supposedly.
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