Harry’s Garage

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by McSwede » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:47 am

mik wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:41 am
JLv3.0 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:39 am
Oh - and who saw the numberplate on the 90s Elan in that vid? :lol: - very good.
Yes very good :) Although the M100 really was a WWD lowpoint. :(
Like the horrid Alfa 4c it's too wide for its length and looks oddly proportioned. And WWD too as you mention

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:48 am

It got really good reviews at the time though, didn't it? Someone activate The Ibbs.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by mik » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:57 am

Yes, my recollection is of broadly +ve reviews too. But i still never wanted one. :?

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:07 am

Isuzu doesn't scream glamour, does it.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by integrale_evo » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:30 am

And Rover k-series does?

Lotus have always been more about the drive and handling than the power plant.

Fwd elan was always highly praised in the press and i think they look great.

I'd just never have one because fwd should be left in hatchbacks, but the power plant wouldn't put me off.
Cheers, Harry

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Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:01 am

Nor me, but I was more talking about the greater market for the car. I'd imagine the K-series is thought of more fondly as it's homegrown.
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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Nathan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:43 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:48 am
It got really good reviews at the time though, didn't it? Someone activate The Ibbs.
At the time : 'Finest handling FWD evah'

Now : hahaha

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by NotoriousREV » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:44 pm

McSwede wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:47 am
Like the horrid Alfa 4c
So much incorrectness.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by speedingfine » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:57 pm

Nathan wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:43 pm
JLv3.0 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:48 am
It got really good reviews at the time though, didn't it? Someone activate The Ibbs.
At the time : 'Finest handling FWD evah'

Now : hahaha

Any articles that say that? (The latter)
Ta.

It is a shame they're fwd, but I do think they're good looking :oops:

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Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:14 pm

I actually think articles did say that at the time.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by McSwede » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:15 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:44 pm
McSwede wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:47 am
Like the horrid Alfa 4c
So much incorrectness.
Ha. I thought that might provoke a response from someone. I really don't like it.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Rich B » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:17 pm

Looks aren’t the 4Cs problem.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Nathan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:17 pm

speedingfine wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Nathan wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:43 pm
JLv3.0 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:48 am
It got really good reviews at the time though, didn't it? Someone activate The Ibbs.
At the time : 'Finest handling FWD evah'

Now : hahaha

Any articles that say that? (The latter)
Ta.

It is a shame they're fwd, but I do think they're good looking :oops:
Just the general sentiment.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Coaster1 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:28 am

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/eve ... ition-cars

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/eve ... ition-cars

Love the Mercedes SLS and 928 GT. Didn’t know about the passenger sun visors 8-)

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by mikeyb » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:54 am

Coaster1 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:28 am
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/eve ... ition-cars

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/eve ... ition-cars

Love the Mercedes SLS and 928 GT. Didn’t know about the passenger sun visors 8-)
The SLR seems good value based on the estimate. Weren’t they £300k+ new?

ETA- particularly compared to the SLS.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by mik » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:03 am

Harry mentions the SLS has only 600miles on it. So its already a collectors piece. :evil:

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by ZedLeg » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:25 pm

Enjoyed that, always liked the V6 Clio.

Did Matty have one for a while or am I making that up?
An absolute unit

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by speedingfine » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 pm

ZedLeg wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:25 pm
Enjoyed that, always liked the V6 Clio.

Did Matty have one for a while or am I making that up?
John from here had a ph2 in that colour I think, I'm sure he'll chime in at some point. Would like to hear how fondly remembered it is... Or isn't 😄

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