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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2007, 08:41:18 PM »
Well here is my toy



I had 2 once - silver one went to Ireland ;)



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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2007, 12:55:25 PM »
My Main Car, recently passed MOT :)

Wife's current main car, was my main car, but she has taken it over for a while, maybe buy her something better in the new year

My Weekend toy.  Been in the garage for 14 months.  Garage f++cked he up, didnt complete the work.  About to get the car removed from rubbish garage that messed it up and taken to another better garage.  Solicitors and Trading standards all involved now. :(  Hopefully back on the road in about March :)

Wife's other car.  No MOT, cant be arsed to sort it at the moment as Carlton was the priority.  Probally going to sell as wife happy to use skoda as this one drinks fuel.
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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2008, 11:26:03 AM »
Here's my toys  ;D Hope ya like







and what I use to do






Alas it is with deep sorrow I announce the Aprillia was laid to rest November 2nd 2006 and with it my rideing days sniff sniff
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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2008, 12:35:35 PM »
Well got back from Aberdeen fine. 32mpg roughly 500miles. Mostly on Motorways though. Eight hours with a few stops never missed a beat and the car didnt either ;D

Pic as at ABS meet yesterday



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« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2008, 12:40:42 PM »
Nice ride and sounds like a reliable old bus.  :D :D
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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2008, 10:12:28 PM »
Heres the Vauxhall Eagle Quest Hearse Auto........or Carlton to you and me  ;D








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« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2009, 04:19:12 PM »
Some people will hopefully recognise my 1992 Carlton GSi 3000 24v as the white-un thats pictured between the two red Carltons pictured at the first ever TC meet at Tamworth which most people see everytime they log onto this forum at the top of the page....



For obvious reasons, my car has been known as Sky for the past eight years that i have owned this vehicle. This GSi is also my everyday transport....



And after being abused, neglected and living outdoors since i've owned her....she was really starting to look her age. So towards the end of 2008, it was time to start a mini restoration on the old girl! ;D ;D ;D



It was during this time that an old idea popped into my head again. If you were going ahead with cutting out all of the rust to make your Carlton good again.....would you keep it 100% standard and original looking afterwards or would you do something different that could possibly make it stand out from the crowd?? Below is a picture of what fired up my imagination....



For those who have never seen this image before....Its a promotional pic of what Opel and Irmscher was going to use in the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft) during the 1990 race season against BMW, Mercedes and Audi. The DTM is basically the German version of the BTCC here in the UK! ;)



During that same year....Opel (Who invented the Ring Taxi in 1986 with an orange wide-arched 3.0i 12v Mattig kitted Opel Manta in a Jägermeister livery)......



replaced this old Manta with a more modern Opel Omega 3000 (pictured above) which sported a similar livery as the Works teams touring cars! 8) 8) 8)



And a cross between these two similar looking road car & race cars is what inspired me to do this....









Now it was too late to go back....This happened next!











But then there was an outcry because the 15inch wheels were too small....So,









The old 17's were returned to my vehicle....



And that is all....for now anyways! ;)

« Last Edit: July 20, 2009, 04:24:34 PM by U.D. - Omega DTM Rep »
Nissan took a 600bhp NISMO Racecar and de-tuned this flagship Coupé for everyday use on public roads. GM took a reliable Carlton GSi 3000 24v and had Lotus convert it into a 377bhp Bahnstorming Lotus Carlton. Both vehicles were on sale from 1989....Which manufacturer would you trust with your cash??

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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2009, 04:38:26 PM »
I must admit i did see this car at billing and she does look good in the flesh.
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« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2009, 06:10:07 PM »
Tis gut, ja!

Sah es bei Billing am Samstag und ja, es zeichnet sich durch. Suchen Sie gut, Herr D!


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Das eigentlich recht gut übersetzt in Englisch!
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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2009, 11:22:11 PM »
WHAT??!!

babelfish couldn't even translate that...... ;D

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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2009, 09:28:00 AM »
Danke Peter! :)

Ich bin Sie mag meine DTM Replik froh. Es ist eine Schande, die wir oben nicht an Billing dieses Jahr trafen, aber ich bin sicher, dass wir uns oben an irgendeinem Autoerscheinen zukünftig treffen.

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WHAT??!!

babelfish couldn't even translate that...... ;D

I think Pete said that he saw it on the Sunday and he thinks it looks good.....then he says sorry for his poor German before he blames Google for the translation!!! ;D ;D ;D

As Pete said....

Das eigentlich recht gut übersetzt in Englisch!

"That actually translates into English quite well!"

My German aint perfect....but i understood, Cheers Pete! ;)
Nissan took a 600bhp NISMO Racecar and de-tuned this flagship Coupé for everyday use on public roads. GM took a reliable Carlton GSi 3000 24v and had Lotus convert it into a 377bhp Bahnstorming Lotus Carlton. Both vehicles were on sale from 1989....Which manufacturer would you trust with your cash??

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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2009, 10:12:14 AM »
My German aint perfect....but i understood, Cheers Pete! ;)

Whoops!!! :-[ :-[ :-[

I best go back to school to learn more German as it seems Pete says he saw my car on the Saturday and in my translation i wrote Sunday instead..... :o :o :o

My Apologies... :'(

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Nissan took a 600bhp NISMO Racecar and de-tuned this flagship Coupé for everyday use on public roads. GM took a reliable Carlton GSi 3000 24v and had Lotus convert it into a 377bhp Bahnstorming Lotus Carlton. Both vehicles were on sale from 1989....Which manufacturer would you trust with your cash??

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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2009, 10:55:02 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2009, 04:03:47 AM »
My Carlton Hearse:

What it used to look like:



The insides:







The Decking removed and starting work cutting out the frame:

















From the outside it looks like Limo tint on the windows but its amazing what you can do with a tin of black emullsion and a brush on the inside of the windows ;)





And just for a laugh I added a "dead mickey mouse skull" to the bonnet:



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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2013, 11:37:02 PM »
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170,000 MILES....   Some issues to be sorted.. Parts here. Just need to fit em  ;D



here it is on the isle of wight...




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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2013, 12:02:03 AM »


My Diamond 24v whilst it was in the I.O.W. up until about 18 months ago owned by 'Alastair'. Now in West Norfolk owned by me. Recognise it? There cannot be many of them on the IOW.
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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2013, 01:03:56 AM »
I dont live on the Iow.  But tim i sold the car to... And then bought it back off of might have seen yours over there..  ;)

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« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2013, 05:02:05 PM »
Here's my 2.0 Gli Saloon



Since been repaired and back running under it's own steam!


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Re: Members Rides - Strictly On-Topic!
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2014, 10:29:11 PM »
Well this thread needs updating. I'll start the ball rolling  :)

The senator, needs anew home reluctantly!





The GSI, needs a new headlining after a couple of years of neglect  >:(





The LC, needing a few jobs to get mot'd



Not sure if non club cars are allowed but what the hell!!



Right come on everyone let's see them!!!
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