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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:50 pm 
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Citroen SM Maserati, cruising down the A10 in Hackney. Looked stunning in a proper 70's beigey/browney sort of colour.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 pm 
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beinghuman wrote:
Citroen SM Maserati, cruising down the A10 in Hackney. Looked stunning in a proper 70's beigey/browney sort of colour.

Only ever seem one of those as well, but it was in Paris


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:15 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:16 am 
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The Big Yin wrote:
Not sure what this one is.

Triumph Acclaim (also known as Honda Accord).

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:19 am 
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Triumph Acclaim. First product of the Honda/BL tie up, it replaced the Dolomite range. Effectively a rebadged Honda Ballade, it did reasonably well and was replaced by the Rover 213/216 range. That was a less chintzy version of the Acclaim and was eventually replaced by the R8 200 and 400 range.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:25 am 
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Eternal optimist wrote:
Effectively a rebadged Honda Ballade

Seems it was indeed. I should have read Wikipedia before posting...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:27 am 
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CitTone wrote:
scanditurbo wrote:
who cares the right colours
if F was at the front eg 1989 1990 then probably a replica

Nope. F at the end.
If it wasn't the real thing (and it's hard to imagine why anybody would want to drive a real one on public roads these days), I'm puzzled as to what it could have been based upon to get that reg.


It’s not difficult - build kit car to a standard good enough to qualify for a current reg plate rather than a Q plate, or buy one that’s already registered. Then buy a re plate with the appropriate suffix and swap it onto the car. Unless your car carries a Q prexix, you can transfer any registration plate on to it providing it doesn’t make the car appear to be younger than it’s date of first registration/manufacture.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:37 am 
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Eternal optimist wrote:
CitTone wrote:
scanditurbo wrote:
who cares the right colours
if F was at the front eg 1989 1990 then probably a replica

Nope. F at the end.
If it wasn't the real thing (and it's hard to imagine why anybody would want to drive a real one on public roads these days), I'm puzzled as to what it could have been based upon to get that reg.


It’s not difficult - build kit car to a standard good enough to qualify for a current reg plate rather than a Q plate, or buy one that’s already registered. Then buy a re plate with the appropriate suffix and swap it onto the car. Unless your car carries a Q prexix, you can transfer any registration plate on to it providing it doesn’t make the car appear to be younger than it’s date of first registration/manufacture.


The plate age you get is nothing to do with quality of build. If you can prove that a substantial number of parts were new, ie engine, drivetrain, chassis and bodywork then you can apply for a new plate. You must also meet all current build standards for emmissions.

If you can prove you've used a substantial number of parts from the same vehicle you can apply to use that vehicle's plate. Only really applicable if you've reused the chassis for a new body. Or if the engine and power train are from the same vehicle you can apply for a plate of the same age as that vehicle. In either of the above cases you only need to comply with emissions standards of the period.

Other than that it's a q-plate which has it's own emmissions regulations based around the type of fuel system you have.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:42 am 
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dont see many triumph acclaims nowadays

2nd cars was one of these bad boys https://hiveminer.com/Tags/16%2Cprelude/Recent
ran like a sewing machine compared to the viva e coupe i had before

bought off an old pensioner couple
its the car that made me realise old folk take care of stuff and sell things unbroken and clean and tidy

just seen a italian plated fiat barcetta with a couple of pretty ladies wafting along

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:06 pm 
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Car Model: 9³ Aero 250bhp Maptun, Eibach
Seen this little Daihatsu, it was rusty, both arches, both wings and sills.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:12 pm 
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This had some really nice chrome trim :)

Cat came back to the car and saw me taking pics, not sure if he thought,

"he's taking pics of my car because it's cool"

Sorry for the total crap quality pic.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:21 pm 
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beardydave wrote:
The plate age you get is nothing to do with quality of build. If you can prove that a substantial number of parts were new, ie engine, drivetrain, chassis and bodywork then you can apply for a new plate. You must also meet all current build standards for emmissions.

If you can prove you've used a substantial number of parts from the same vehicle you can apply to use that vehicle's plate. Only really applicable if you've reused the chassis for a new body. Or if the engine and power train are from the same vehicle you can apply for a plate of the same age as that vehicle. In either of the above cases you only need to comply with emissions standards of the period.

Other than that it's a q-plate which has it's own emmissions regulations based around the type of fuel system you have.


You’ve assumed when I used the word ‘standard’ I was talking about the quality of the build. I didn’t say that at all.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:57 am 
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i got a lift back from sheffield in a copen ian and im 6ft3
no wonder i have a bad back
great little car if your not too tall and a lady :D

our local barmaid had a honda beat on my recomendation as she was short
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1992-honda-beat-2/
she lived 4 doors from me so often gave me a lift home at midnight oclock
we had to have the roof up with me head catching flies

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:01 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:27 pm 
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sweet nice looking these and in orange ish :D
but ive seen the fifth gear thing where they tipped one over and im 6ft plus so :shock:
i saw a ribena purple one on ebay ive never seen one
i like the dark green ones

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:41 pm 
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My parents had a Triumph Acclaim when I was 17.
They went on holiday and let me use it as my Astra was out of action.
They said to only use it locally and don't go too fast...I went to Southend in it with my mates and there was a lad that knew one of my Dad's mates from work in another car.
The word got back to my Dad that I had done that :lol:
Was getting a few beeps in it even back then, people taking the pee because of the car.
I thought it drove really well, 4 speed box I think.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:30 pm 
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A Renault safrane. Don't think I ever saw one not even at the height of their lack of success


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:03 pm 
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A Renault safrane. Don't think I ever saw one not even at the height of their lack of success


I test drove one in 1995 before deciding on a 9000 CSE.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:43 am 
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one of the few renaults ive not had now why didnt they do an estate version i wonder
https://fastestlaps.com/models/renault-safrane-biturbo

only one ive seen lived in me nans road and they had a 605 also both in ruby red colours
bit of a squeeze getting 2 big cars on there driveway
i lost count how many times i offered to buy them both

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:46 am 
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Just seen a white 2 door Sierra Cosworth.
With gold Compomotives.

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