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Old Jun 25th 2013, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles
Citation needed for TR7 in "the best shape".
The best shape my TR7 was in was a small cube after they got done with crushing the horrid POS.

I've done Midgets and a Spitfire, and currently have an MX-5 but what I would LOVE one day is a TR6.

I would also like a Frog Eyed Sprite, but I'm not sure how that would cope with the highways (it's basically a Midget).
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Originally Posted by Michael
I purchased a used green TR4-A when I lived in Switzerland in the late 1960s. Then I bought a new yellow VW Porsche 914. The TR4-A was actually more reliable than the 914.
The TR4 is beautiful.
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Old Jun 25th 2013, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma
I know that this is probably a complete different class of car but what do you guys think of MazdaMX5?

The Harley may be going at the end of the year and I want a little fairly inexpencive convertible. Well if I can convince the man..
I love my MX-5 Probably the most fun you can have in a modern sports car without taking out a mortgage.
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We had to sell hubbys MBG GT project car when we left Alaska, since arriving here he is once again on the hunt for a project car, so far we've looked at an Alfa Romeo Spider which is a possibility, also my son owns a 1973 mini which he left in storage when he ran off to Ireland, we are working on liberating it and giving it a new life.

Myself ... I still have my 1984 Mercedes 380SL, shes an absolute dream to drive for a 29 year old car the paintwork and the engine are both in great condition, the seats have faded a bit but she can still lay down the vaavoooom when you press that pedal.
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Old Jun 25th 2013, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Jan Alaska
We had to sell hubbys MBG GT project car when we left Alaska, since arriving here he is once again on the hunt for a project car, so far we've looked at an Alfa Romeo Spider which is a possibility, also my son owns a 1973 mini which he left in storage when he ran off to Ireland, we are working on liberating it and giving it a new life.

Myself ... I still have my 1984 Mercedes 380SL, shes an absolute dream to drive for a 29 year old car the paintwork and the engine are both in great condition, the seats have faded a bit but she can still lay down the vaavoooom when you press that pedal.
The MGB GT was a great car! Not so sure I would want to spend time (on the side of the road) with a Spider though.

That '73 Mini sounds promising.. You can do a LOT with that.

[Edit] Just looked at the pic. That is a pretty car.
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Saw a Ford Anglia coming over the Altamont a few years back looked so funny.
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This thing resides at an Auto Museum, in Woodstock, New Hampshire, at the Intersection of Hwy 3 and 112.

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Originally Posted by Nutek
I love my MX-5 Probably the most fun you can have in a modern sports car without taking out a mortgage.
They are cracking.

My mate had a Eunos and it was so much fun.

Till a bus ran over the thing and crushed it
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This thing resides at an Auto Museum, in Woodstock, New Hampshire, at the Intersection of Hwy 3 and 112.

Neighbour at uni wrote a book about those things....he had a very quiet social life
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MX5s are great. The one I had in the UK had over 100,000 miles on it and just kept going and going. Would love to pick up another one here but the equivalent age/spec/mileage to my old one (750 quid in the UK) seem to go for 5k here. I loved that car
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MX5s are great. The one I had in the UK had over 100,000 miles on it and just kept going and going. Would love to pick up another one here but the equivalent age/spec/mileage to my old one (750 quid in the UK) seem to go for 5k here. I loved that car
I'm sure it's state specific, but certainly here in CA, used cars are astronomical in price. I've just bought a 2005 Mazda 3 with 80k on the clock for 10 grand (including the taxes)
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Didnt Triumph suffer due to poor build and quality issues ?
The Mazda MX-5 is a hairdressers card.
My ideal 80's sports car would be one of these. This one is a 1985 in excellent condition for $42k, it has 35k miles on it. I was very tempted
I've seen some around for as low as $35k.




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Originally Posted by Uncle_Bob
Didnt Triumph suffer due to poor build and quality issues ?
The Mazda MX-5 is a hairdressers card.
My ideal 80's sports car would be one of these. This one is a 1985 in excellent condition for $42k, it has 35k miles on it. I was very tempted
I've seen some around for as low as $35k.

http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...ferrari308.jpg

http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/a...errari308b.jpg
I wonder where this car lived given that it has brand new plates. [Or perhaps it had personalized plates previously].
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