All posts by Eileen Smith

Nissan 100 n x mp

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Nissan  100nx 1992

 Less than 80 cars on the register with very few like mine being an automatic.

Apart from the new wheels the car is as it came off the production line. I always regretted selling my last one, l like the T-bar roof so when I saw this for sake I couldn’t resist.

One previous lady owner from new + was only selling it as she was 82 years old + couldn’t get in + out of it after breaking her hip! Only 35000 on the clock when I bought it  in 2017 + still under 40000 now.

Just about fits one large German Shepard in the back!

Many thanks to Alan for the upkeep on our cars, he’s a gem,  xxx

 

Eileen Smith

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Nissan

LMO

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 Marlin Roadster Mk1.

Built in 1980 using engine, gearbox, brakes, suspension etc from a 1967 Triumph Vitesse M1 convertible.

Possible the 4th off the production line but can’t be confirmed as the makers didn’t record the event.

LMO was gifted to us sept 2000 in a sorry state.It was stored under a plastic sheet for a few years. (Took 6 months for the seats to drip dry!) We trailered it home + Alan has spent many many hours in it over the years. Body + chassis repainted, a full re-wire, new brakes lines, new dash board- which now looks jaded so a new one is being fitted soon.

Eileen smith

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Marlin

Chevy Corvair

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  • Chevy designed the Corvair during the 1950’s and released the early models November 1959. 5 years later they released the late model in November 1964. These were known as 65/69 models.
    This car was registered 1st January 1965, making it a very early 1965 model. The Danube blue was a carry over from the 60/64 models and was only a one year colour on 65/69 models. The Corsa was only a two year model, making this car a rare one. Built at the Oshawa plant in Ontario, Canada, it was one of only 360 made that year as a convertible.
    Undergoing a full restoration 15 years ago in Canada, it was sold and imported to Glendale, California, where the present owner bought and imported it into United Kingdom in 2020.
    Corvair was, and still is, the only mass produced air cooled, rear mounted, aluminium, flat 6, horizontally opposed engine ever made in America.
Philip Stott

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : CHEVY

Matilda

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My 1926 Morris Cowley “Flatfront” 5 seat colonial tourer.One of the first flatfronts off the production line after the re-design from the Bullnose.Exported to NSW Australia as a chassis and drive train where a bespoke body was built by Holdens of NSW later to become part of the General Motors group.

Kenny

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Morris

A modern classic

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When i saw the 30th anniversary model I knew ghen I had to have one. They made 3000 world wide and mine is 678. They are all orange with lots of nice bits on, recaro seats in leather and alcantara with orange piping. Forged custom alloys with brembo orange callipers. All in all lots of nice detailing bits to make it rather special and a keeper

Keith Fox

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Mazda MX5 30th anniversary

Daily Driver

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This is my everyday car (which I also attend some shows with), though since retiring I’m not out in it very often.

In 2015 I was looking for a 240 estate to replace the one I had a few years previously. Another Volvo was decided on because it could be run as a daily driver and also shown at classic car shows. I had actually seen another one on a classic car sales web site but, after numerous attempts to contact the seller, I eventually gave up and looked elsewhere.

This car was on Ebay and the seller had put on lots of photos and a long description. He lived in Retford and, after arranging an appointment to view, I took the train there. The seller met me at the station and took me to his house where the car was and, after a good look round, I agreed to the sale.

While going through the sale process, the seller told me the history of the car. It is originally from the Bournemouth area and was owned by one family from 1991 until 2014 when it was purchased by a collector. He kept it for one year but had to sell it when he lost his garage/storage. The next owner, in Retford, bought it on a whim in July 2015 but unfortunately his wife didn’t approve and she gave him an ultimatum. As he really didn’t want to move out of the family home, he put it up for sale in September 2015, when I purchased it.

 

Steve Tanser

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Volvo 240 GL Estate

Jan’s FIAT

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This is my wife’s FIAT Spider I bought it for her birthday. She doesn’t drive so I told her it came with a chauffeur (me).

The Spider was only sold in the UK for a couple of years and is based on the MAZDA MX5 but clothed in FIAT styled bodywork and fitted with a FIAT 1.4 turbo petrol engine. The steering and suspension settings are also unique to the Spider.

Again we have taken it to shows and on runs as well as acting as Course Car on several events.

Chris Lee

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : FIAT 124 Spider

Alfa Romeo GT

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This is my Alfa Romeo GT Coupe Cloverleaf Q2 which has a 170bhp diesel engine. I have had this car from new and it has covered over 85,000 miles. As such it is my daily driver but I also take it to shows and other events.

Chris Lee

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Alfa Romeo

1990 RSP

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Bought new in 1990 this is a Rover Special Products (RSP) Mini Cooper one of a ‘thousand’ to reintroduce the Cooper to the official Rover range. The car has covered over 130.000 miles and is used for shows, runs and as Course Car on Classic events such as the Coast to Coast.

Chris Lee

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Rover Mini Cooper

1995 Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3 Concept 1.6

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Limited Edition and 1 of 15 cars left on the road and 40 altogether in the uk. The concept was a budget friendly option but was still a nice looking example even though it was value for money. This car has been meticulously maintained and has every document from new including original dealer brochure and only has 89k miles. This car was also previously owned by a fellow NWCC member Dave Squires

Clark Bridge

Vehicle Make, Model and year : usp_custom_field : Vauxhall

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