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Postby spyke » 22 Oct 2005, 20:33

just trial fitted my airdam. it liiks sweet, luckily i may just have enough paint.
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Postby Doive » 23 Oct 2005, 00:44

Oooh, see the chrome strip along the front of the car just above the airdam - does this get covered by the HS spoiler? If so, would you consider removing it and selling it to me? My poor little car must have lost hers some years ago.

The HS spoiler is going to set her off nicely, I've always liked Neily's car with it fitted.
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Postby Neilyman » 23 Oct 2005, 00:49

Yes it will be covered up...............thanks for the praise Doive! ;)
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Postby Doive » 23 Oct 2005, 00:55

Seriously, your's looks so spot on I'm not sure why Vauxhall didn't release a kitted 1256 that had been lightly breathed on to take advantage of the publicity created by the HS - after all not everyone could afford an HS, and lots of companies do it today with race/rally replicas that sell like hot cakes.
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 Oct 2005, 14:06

It does seem a bit like the marketing department at Vauxhall in the 80s were all face down on their desks snoring into a 1/2 empty mug of Horlicks doesn't it? I mean, DTV with a very limited budget made them a rally icon and they never took advantage. I'm sure there are people out there who know a lot more about the ins and outs of it than I do as I've only done a limited amount of reading around the subject but I reckon they missed a trick there.. or was it just that marketing departments in all car companies at the time were just as bad?
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Postby Doive » 23 Oct 2005, 14:47

Well not really, on the back of the TR7's rallying forays the BL marketing department released such beauties as the Allegro Equipe, with go faster stripes, foglights and porous alloy wheels. Renault were punting out R5 Turbo2s, while Ford had a whole range of go faster cars like the mk2 RS2000 and Mexico, and then the mk3 XR3. Even the Fiesta grew into the XR2, with a bit of a pokier engine and some stick on bits. What were Vauxhall up to? Ok, they eventually wakened up and released the Nova SR but this wasn't until around 1984 - a bit like closing the door after the horse has bolted, gone on a world cruise, met a lovely lady horse, settled down and had baby horses before retiring to a horsey retirement home. Or something like that. Basically I think they missed a trick.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 16 Nov 2005, 12:17

i think the clue is in the name DTV - Dealer Team Vauxhall, it wasn't a factory team as such it was the dealers who payed for it.

i suspect they were putting their marketing pounds in a differant direction, competing with the cortina (cavalier) for fleet sales perhaps. the range of cars was pretty poor - especially when compared to Opel. kadette GT/e, there was a well kitted ascona with slipper and quick rack, the manta.
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Postby Shellysowner » 16 Nov 2005, 12:30

shoveitpusher wrote:i think the clue is in the name DTV - Dealer Team Vauxhall, it wasn't a factory team as such it was the dealers who payed for it.


Did they really? C'uh well now we're learning aren't we! Every day's a schoolday on Chevettes.com :P
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 16 Nov 2005, 14:46

Shellysowner wrote:Every day's a schoolday on Chevettes.com :P

unfortunately there aren't enough mistresses on here though :(
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Postby Doive » 16 Nov 2005, 17:45

So spyke, did you remove the little chrome strip to fit the airdam? Would you like to sell it?
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