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Just though I'd show you my small collection.

This is my 1972 Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto. I have owned this car since July 2008 and it has been on and off the road. Last year it needed some major surgery to one of the front subframe mounts and some previous bodgery was also rectified. It is now in regular use and recently had the steel wheels painted and a stainless exhaust fitted.

 

This is my Vauxhall Astra which is currently my daily driver and I bought it in November 2012. It has been generally quite reliable which is down my regular maintenance and the fact that I promptly deal with the advisories after the MoT. The only changes have been to replace the light bulbs with LED ones where possible and the addition of a tow bar.

 

I bought this at the beginning of this month for only £60 with MoT until October. It needed a new clutch which I've already fitted and I've also fixed a few other minor faults without any other major expenditure. The only work left to do is to patch the sills. The plan was to fix it and sell it on but I'm considering running it alongside my Astra. It is a bit more practical and has better towing capacity despite being virtually the same kerb weight as the Astra.

 

 



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1972 Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto

2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive

2004 VW Polo Twist auto

1995 BMW 318i



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The Astra has since been sold to the previous owner of the Picasso. The Dolomite has been resprayed in white.


Going back to the Picasso, it is now my daily driver and I'm chasing down a fault with the engine management light being constantly illuminated. The car seems to be running fine but whatever the problem is, it isn't going to go away and could get worse.



-- Edited by Toledo Man on Saturday 24th of September 2016 12:54:44 AM

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1972 Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto

2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive

2004 VW Polo Twist auto

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The Picasso was hit by a drunk driver the day after New Tear's Day who didn't even stop (it was somebody I knew!). I'm claiming off his insurance and because of the relatively low market value I've decided to let my insurers take it away and pay me out. I've had to buy a replacement car and bought this.


It came with a full 12 months MoT but there was no service history so I gave it a service and I've been fixing some of the small faults. It is light years ahead of the Xsara Picasso and comes with a towbar fitted and should be more than up to job of towing my caravan. It should be a bit cheaper on the fuel and road tax being a diesel.



-- Edited by Toledo Man on Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:40:27 PM

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1972 Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto

2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive

2004 VW Polo Twist auto

1995 BMW 318i



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Here's a more recent photo of the Citroen

Despite passing the MoT before I picked it up it still needed quite a bit of work. The only job I didn't do myself was to have the front springs and strut top bearings replaced.



-- Edited by Toledo Man on Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:34:54 PM

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2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive

2004 VW Polo Twist auto

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Nice one on writing off the old Picasso and getting a new(er) one in the process. Got to love insurance payouts. smile



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Here's a more recent photo.



-- Edited by Toledo Man on Monday 20th of March 2017 08:02:28 PM

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2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive

2004 VW Polo Twist auto

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I'm now looking for a new project (even though I've got the Dolomite and a Corsa parked outside the house) for my own YouTube channel. I've recently gone past 500 subscribers. I'll consider anything as long as is doesn't need welding.

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1972 Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto

2008 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive

2004 VW Polo Twist auto

1995 BMW 318i



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I bought this VW Polo
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I got it through an MoT and is now for sale. I've just bought an E36 BMW and I'll be picking it up at the weekend.

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This is one of the photos on the eBay listing.



-- Edited by Toledo Man on Wednesday 5th of December 2018 07:00:29 AM

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Every young man should own an E36 at some point in his life.

I had a 1995 325is with a 5 speed manual. What a fun car.

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