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Postby Miss Icey » 25 Nov 2005, 15:20

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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 25 Nov 2005, 17:57

a few dubious ones there but i'm pleased the chevette got a mention albeit in HSR guise.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 25 Nov 2005, 18:57

Definitely a few dubious ones there! :lol:

OK, so what would everyone here's top ten be?

I'll go away & think about mine for a bit........ :?
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Postby Neilyman » 25 Nov 2005, 19:26

In no particular order......

Chevette
Droop Snoot
Viva E
SL 90 Brabham
Calibra Turbo
PA Cresta
Royale
Magnum
Silver Aero
Silver Bullet

If we having Opels...
Manta 400
Kadett GTE
Manta A
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Postby Harry Flatters » 25 Nov 2005, 19:30

To make it interesting, and in deference to European, NZ and American members, how about including concept cars, Opels, Holdens, and different versions of GM 'world cars' like the T car?

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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 25 Nov 2005, 19:44

chevette hatch
viva E coupe
firenza
cavalier sportshatch
carlton
omega
monaro
magnum
kadett coupe
gemini
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Postby shuvit-tim » 25 Nov 2005, 20:10

Nova 1.3 SR
No McDonald’s car park is complete without a pink/orange/lime green Nova SR. and if you miss the violet paint job, 25,000 watts of drum ‘n bass should get your attention. It’s a shame the nation’s youth are being deafened though, because the Nova’s silky-smooth 1.3-litre engine (later 1.4-litre, but not as satisfying) is a free-revving peach. It’s performance without a prohibitive insurance rating too; factor in sporty looks and a six-dial instrument pack, and the Nova’s popularity is assured. It doesn’t really handle and the rear wheelarches willingly rust, but it has bucket seats and costs next to nothing. Leaving even more of the college allowance to spend on subs and speakers.



Doesnt handle? DOESNT HANDLE!? My bottom! :lol:
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Postby Harry Flatters » 25 Nov 2005, 20:30

Tim, you own a Chevette, you know the Nova's rubbish! :lol:

Why the SR, why not the Sport, or at least the GTE?

My list in no particular order:

Viva HBR

Chevette HS / HSR

Kadett C GT/E

VX220

Ascona 400

Manta 400

Opel GT

Manta A 1900 SR - or maybe Manta A Broadspeed Turbo

Astra 4S

and I suppose as reserve, an Old Nail kitted 2300 Firenza, flat front not droop snoot!
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Postby Shellysowner » 26 Nov 2005, 00:29

Hmm... I'll have (no particular order)

CVA 751V ('80 circuit of Ireland winning HSR)
Big Bertha
Baby Bertha
Old Nail
HP Firenza (+ all snoots really)
Brabham Viva
Cavalier Coupe
Chevanne
Kadett Caravan (early - square lights)
Red Victor II

There so many more good one's I've missed out though :P
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Postby jayen4 » 26 Nov 2005, 00:50

Er, Why has no one mentioned the 'Lotus Carlton' ?? Got to be the greatest Vauxhall,EVER !! :)
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Postby Neilyman » 26 Nov 2005, 01:13

jayen4 wrote:Er, Why has no one mentioned the 'Lotus Carlton' ?? Got to be the greatest Vauxhall,EVER !! :)


You`ve just mentioned it! Now mention 9 more if you`re playing. :)

They were a bit of a useless lump though to be honest, they got blown into the weeds by the Sierra 4x4`s, cos they didn`t like corners.

OK for the traffic lights Grand Prix....but a bit too point & squirt :lol:
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Postby Doive » 26 Nov 2005, 01:40

Hmmmm.

1983 Vauxhall Chevette saloon in henna red....

No, start again.

Black Magic Chevette
1989 Senator 3.0 dual ram (in burgundy preferrably)
Cavalier mk1 sports hatch 2000 GLS in bird sh1t green.
Very tidy and original Nova 1.3 SR (red, with grey trim)
1995 Cavalier mk3 1.8i LS in metallic black (don't laugh - my first car!)
1980 Royale saloon (silver with vivid orange crushed velour interior)
Magnum 2300 saloon in vomit yellow with black vinyl roof.
Mk1 Astra GTE with those wonderful four spoke wheels, black.
Mk2 Cavalier SRi 130 in metallic blue.
Firenza coupe 2300 in metallic gold, as used in travis video (except it was a 1256).
A125 EMY - 1983 Chevette L in Mocha Brown

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Postby spyke » 26 Nov 2005, 10:28

chevette (all amodels)
hc viva (estate and 2 dr)
viva sports hatch
firenza
victor fb estate
opel manta
kadett (all models)
lotus carlton
nova (only sometimes if they havn't been stupidly modded)
opel gt
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Postby shuvit-tim » 26 Nov 2005, 10:53

Harry Flatters wrote:
Why the SR, why not the Sport, or at least the GTE?



I guess as it represents a reasonably nippy car thats cheap to attain run and insurem whereas a GTE costs a load for young drivers to insure.

As for the sport - *dribble*

in no particular order:

nova 1400 SR
chevette HS/HSR
flatnosed 2300 vauxhall firenza
manta 400
lotus carlton
VX220
holden monaro
cavalier (bombproof workhorse!)
nova sport (or maybe the spider)
opel kadette GTE coupe
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Postby Harry Flatters » 26 Nov 2005, 12:29

CVA 751V ('80 circuit of Ireland winning HSR)
Big Bertha
Baby Bertha
Old Nail
Red Victor II
1989 Senator 3.0 dual ram (in burgundy preferrably)
Cavalier mk1 sports hatch 2000 GLS in bird sh1t green.
Very tidy and original Nova 1.3 SR (red, with grey trim)
1995 Cavalier mk3 1.8i LS in metallic black (don't laugh - my first car!)
1980 Royale saloon (silver with vivid orange crushed velour interior)
Magnum 2300 saloon in vomit yellow with black vinyl roof.
Mk1 Astra GTE with those wonderful four spoke wheels, black.
Mk2 Cavalier SRi 130 in metallic blue.
Firenza coupe 2300 in metallic gold, as used in travis video (except it was a 1256).


:lol: And I thought I was being over specific with an Old Nail kitted Firenza!

Er, Why has no one mentioned the 'Lotus Carlton' ?? Got to be the greatest Vauxhall,EVER !!


I've never been that drawn by big saloons or coupes, not as a toy I'd aspire to anyway...

.....or I might have had the Monza GS/E, the Lotus Carlton, the V8 Holdens I can't remember the model of that Peter Brock used to race, or the Monaro!
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 29 Jan 2007, 21:13

There is no list......theyre all class, Before 1983-84 till the nova (Hateful) came along...its all went downhill since then....
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Postby UpNorth » 30 Jan 2007, 20:51

I'm with the youngster on this.

Unfortunately picking 10 half-decent Vauxhalls isn't exactly the work of a moment, now is it? Perhaps reduce the number to five & I may manage to fill the spaces :lol:
Anyone have a 6R4 for sale? Unfortunately I've only got £1K spare but I could throw in a few eggs to sweeten the deal!
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Postby ross.cheeks » 31 Jan 2007, 17:05

mine in no order:

chevette hsr
chevette hs
lotus carlton
opel monza
opel manta a
manta 400
kadett c saloon
kadett c gte
mk2 astra gte
senetor 3.0 v6 24v

think thats a decent list of 10 could prob add a few more though.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 19 Feb 2007, 19:22

cant belive i forgot the ascona 400 :o tut tut think ill have to take the kadett gte out and add the ascona.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Feb 2007, 08:11

No, take the Astra out - somebody put the driveshafts at the wrong end.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 20 Feb 2007, 14:42

i know its fwd but theres somethign about it. go to watch alot of road rallys n these things got some pace n usually around the top positions n all.
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Postby UpNorth » 20 Feb 2007, 20:38

When he said take it out - I think he meant like how a marksman would (and Vauxhall should have done). :twisted:
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Postby Harry Flatters » 20 Feb 2007, 23:12

:lol:
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 21 Feb 2007, 13:47

yeah, a marksman with a grenade launcher! :P :D
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Postby Doive » 23 Feb 2007, 20:10

Steady now, nothing wrong with a good old front driven Vauxhall. I'd take an Astra mk1 GTE or Cavalier mk2 SRi any day.
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