the last australian wagon had a sedan look but wings etc dont interchange as it a front grafted on.
the high roof model at the end has lots of differences and is sold as a different car.these are built long after the sedan stops production.
in japan a 1800 comercial wagon was produced until recent times it has a different nose treatment but looks to have the older rear body.i looked at these but import rules here stop the import of these basic cars.
One of the most modded cars i had was a 1971 TA22 Celica, i got it off a guy that done most of the mechanical work and i done the brakes ,wheels and has it resprayed. It started off life as an ST1600 model , then had a 18RG fitted, that was bored and stroked out to 1900cc, the rest of the engine was blueprinted and was pushing out around170 bhp, it also has a single box Janspeed exhaust system, along wityh the 45 DOHC carbs it sounded so sweet at speed or tick over. Shes still around , now belongs to a guy on the TEC,so you may have seen it at shows over the last few years.
My Motor..1984 2.8 Toyota Celica-Supra, Model code MA61.
I thought I'd continue with the OJCs that have passed through my hands.
Got really excited when I received the call from Edinburgh about this car. Turned out to be very rusty but came with some good bits and loads of spare panels. Broke it in the end. Its a 510 Bluebird Wagon. I've got another thats now all welded up and ready for paint prep.
This one looks good and actually wasn't too bad. I pulled it out of a church basement in Devon and sold it on to a 'reformed' banger racer from Norfolk, for quite a lot of money as I recall. He raced it!
This A10 SSS came from a widow near Oxford. I sold it on to Dikidatsun who sold it on to a bloke in Kent who crashed it and gave it to me! I think I've put it's engine and 5-speed in my 510 Wagon. It was deceptively good looking and was mostly filler.
This was another bargain. Cost me £30 when we lived in Laarbruch in Germany. Wifey drove it for a year out there then my parents took it to Spain with them. They used it for several years until the Spanish authorities had a crackdown on foreigners using their foreign registered cars. M and D were forced to scrap the car but they escaped prosecution. Their neighbours were forced to scrap a 4 year old Range Rover and were fined Euro 3000. The Sunny had performed faultlessly for over 200,000 miles but developed a misfire on the way to the breakers yard. Doesn't that touch you right there?
I don't remember the history of this car or where I got it from. 'Twas a shed but I wish I'd kept it complete now instead of breaking it.
This B110 Sedan came from Slough, the same place I collected Iwan's R30 Skyline, the same day I stuffed my 300C wagon into the back of an Ovlov towing said R30. The B110 was a South African import and was rusty in all the favourite places. I've still got some nice bits from it to fit to wifey's example.
This car has featured in 'Your Cars' but it was once mine so here it is again. Don't think I had to do much to it to get it through an MoT, perhaps a pair of tyres??
This E10 was a real find. 9k miles if I recall correctly? No rot, just a few spots of surface corrosion and green chromework. Went to Northern Ireland with an enthusiast.
What can I say? It was as bad as it looked. Rust where I've never seen an E10 go before. Horrible car! Good job it was free as there was nothing useful on it at all. I weighed it in which just covered the cost of the fuel I used to fetch it.
As far as I remember, this E10 coupe was quite solid. It went to Holland as a donor for another rebuild. The B210 next to it went to Scotland.
I cleared a farm in Bristol of loads of Datsun Cherries, both E10 and F10. This was one of them. Some of those cars went on to other workshops but most had been stripped too much or were too rusty to repair.
Another of the Bristol farm cars. This 4-door donated it's roof to a rebuild on a car that had been rolled. Nice colour, don't you think Hirst?
Drove to Dartford to collect this car. It had been hit up the rear a few years previously and had been parked up in a damp garage. A feeble start had been made on reoairs when I got it. the back end had been hacked around with a saw. It gave up loads of spares when I broke it.
Bristol again. This time an F10. I pulled 5 F10s out of there and I think 2 or 3 went back on the road.
This coupe came from Birmingham. Man it was rotten! The engine is still going well in my F10 Wagon. The alloys (removed in the pic) and a few other bits went on Ebay.
Another Bristol car. This time a semi auto. It went back on the road. Wish I could find another semi-auto box now....cash waiting?
This coupe gave a watch of RAF firemen some practice at gaining access into a car. The roof had a Webasto in it and I thought cutting it off would be the best way of keeping it all intact and together. Still got it, waiting to fit it into something.
Done most of the Cherries now I think. Here's a Prairie. Bought it on Ebay where it was described as fully resprayed and undersealed, loads of new bits. It was all true but the work had been carried out 4 years earlier after which it was laid up in a busy builder's yard. I renegotiated and broke it for spares for a left hooker I was rebuilding for my folks.
Last one for this evening is a pair of C230s. Came with piles of spares and an LPG kit on one. The brown car drove many miles back to Ed's but never made it back onto the road full time. It looked great but was 90% filler. The Sierra tilt and slide sunroof was something else!!! Ed had the green car and he put loads of miles on it, usually towing. Never did go round corners like a racing car, despite several attempts at it by Ed. Very scary stuff, sliding sideways on grass verges.
I spy with my little eye......A Mitsubishi Debonair
Is this the one that ended up being painted pink and banger raced?
Yes, thats the one. I drove it to Swindon from somewhere in London. Stored it outside my house for a year or so then Ed collected it and sold it on to an 'enthusiast' who was going to restore it. It needed a head gasket, wheel bearing and some bodywork but was totally do-able. Real shame.