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The Transplanter

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  1. Im advertising this for a friend (Same person Colin bought his MK1 Cortina GT from). The car has just arrived from California, so is rust free an LHD. Its been sitting for a number of years, so will be recommissioning/restoring. I have had a quite look around it and it look totally rust free apart from small bit on one rear wheel arch You can see his ad on car and classic https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1423335
  2. I would imagine it would be the same as importing a car from anywhere now. I have imported a few from the US. You will pay 5% duty on anything over 40 years old, then your normal, import/shipping/clearance fees/VAT etc. If you know the person selling, just get them to reduce the value on the invoice to you so you don't pay as much duty.
  3. Iron Bridge Garages, Southall (and then Neil Smith when it changed hands in 1984). How did you know I was from the racecourse???
  4. Yes! Are you Deon? who had the lockup in South Harrow behind the shops, who was building a 3.0 MK1 back then?
  5. A lot of shaggin' must go on in Feb. I have two mates with birthdays today as well πŸ˜…
  6. I had been meaning to do this on my return, so thanks for the reminder. I know what it takes and costs to run a large forum, but the main thing as well as money is the commitment needed by the admin to keep on doing it over and over whilst others come and go at their leisure, it can be a thankless task much of the time.
  7. Sorry, should have read; "descendant of the Twincam which "also" had the exhaust manifold on that side". I guess it was initially mounted that way to get as far away from the manifold heat as possible to stop the heat from destroying the rubber diaphragm.
  8. I buy a few classics from the States on just a handful of pics and a brief description, but I have been lucky so far as I only deal with one guy that I have built up a rapport with. But if I were buying anything in the UK new or old I would 100% want to inspect it first. The only people that buy blind is what I call "Retail People", they are my favourite customer when I sell something πŸ˜‚
  9. Probably because it was direct descendant of the Twincam which had the exhaust manifold on that side. The first batch of RS1600's were in fact Twincam shells that had the engines swapped out for BDA's. Also early Mexicos were the same, so I guess it was the easiest and less costly route.
  10. Not much to see here, please move along............. 1975 1300 XL Auto 2dr. Has a bit of rot in the footwells but apart from that its a decent shell Im not sure on the new regno lol. Les, Gay or Trans πŸ€ͺ But it is inclusive πŸ˜‚
  11. Who does that old shed belong to πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  12. Just to say thanks for the dating letter for my Ozzy MK1 Escort. Just got the V5 through πŸ‘
  13. Is a 1600GT a SA or Oz import model? I thought the only 1600GT estates built for the UK, were Mexicos for the Police?? Nice looking car BTW πŸ‘
  14. When the cars are cheaper than the food πŸ˜‚
  15. Nice Fulvia 😎 Im guessing its not a real High Fidelity
  16. The sealed beams were even worse, if thats possible πŸ˜‚
  17. Only if you believe Boris Thunberg! Or those bellends gluing themselves to the roads πŸ™„
  18. Use to go their with my parents in the 70s to a place called Puckpool. Exiting time lol
  19. I took my old 64 Galaxie to an evening meet a couple of years ago and forgot to check if the lights actually workedπŸ˜„ Luckily they did, but much like an Escort they are no better than bloody candles! Driving it home on the country lanes was very interesting to say the least, especially with my middle aged eyes and a car that takes up half an acre πŸ˜…
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