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Postby Doive » 10 Jan 2006, 21:44

Shellysowner wrote:I would mind Doive and quite frankly I'm surprised at you - is there not room in your affections for both hatchbacks and saloons? An HS is a pretty rare thing y'know!

What I said was menat to be served with a large side helping of sarcasm and several pinches of salt. Of course I'd loooove an HS, I'd give various slightly less essential pieces of my anatomy for a decent one. Just highlighting the plight of the dear old saloons vs the hallowed HS.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 10 Jan 2006, 21:56

yes or no doive - would you crush your saloon and another good runner if it meant you got a free HS?
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Jan 2006, 22:18

shuvit-tim wrote:yes or no doive - would you crush your saloon and another good runner if it meant you got a free HS?


I don't think I could bring myself to crush my car - even for a free HS :?
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 10 Jan 2006, 22:39

I agree entirely. Jealous non-turreted slightly worse handling slimy half-siblings of the excellent saloon.


Urm....... OK.......... But was it not the Hatchback that rolled off the production line in 1976 and spawned all the other slightly diluted versions thereafter??? :lol:
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Postby Harry Flatters » 10 Jan 2006, 23:10

Of course I'd loooove an HS, I'd give various slightly less essential pieces of my anatomy for a decent one


Just not the Edinburgh one! :lol:

Well... an HS is rarer than a Saloon


And sadly getting rarer, since they increasingly seem to be getting broken up for the value of the spares or to build historic rally cars and the like.
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Postby Doive » 11 Jan 2006, 15:34

shuvit-tim wrote:yes or no doive - would you crush your saloon and another good runner if it meant you got a free HS?

No, no, and thrice I say nay. I love my little saloon, and I dare say I'd rather have it than an HS (believe it or not).

The Edinburgh HS was a bit knackered, essentially needing a good rebuild. Put it this way, when I last saw it three years ago it was a bit rusty - I've since learned how Chevettes like to rust, so i can only imagine it being worse now. I have no space for yet another project car!
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Postby Cooltony » 12 Jan 2006, 23:52

hatchback is the most familiar out of the chevette series..

a silver HS is rarer however it's still a hatchback.

A 4 door saloon in henna red, only ones i know of is doive's me.. and im sure one came up on ebay not so long ago..

so thats 3.

so according to the DSG.. theres 34 reg'ed HS's in various colours.

according to me theres three saloons in henna red.

so that makes my car and doive's arguably the rarest type of chevette.

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Postby Shellysowner » 13 Jan 2006, 01:29

Cooltony wrote:ps. im drunk.


Lol - drunk forum posting is never a good idea :P Well how many orange tan Chevette hatches do we know about? I've got one and Steve's got several large pieces that used to be one... so that's 2 :D I'm sure there are several colour/variant combinations that I can think of, of which I've only ever heard about one so they must be the rarest cars of all! In fact can anyone on this forum claim that they definitely know where there is a 'sun hatch' still in existence? A 1980 special edition (gold one, side repeaters)? I doubt it.
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Postby Doive » 13 Jan 2006, 03:03

There was one on fleabay a couple of months back was there not? I agree, very rare variants indeed. I suppose there are the uber-rare one offs like the turbo chevette and the black magic, but for the purposes of this conversation they are excluded. I'd say the most plentiful chevette left must be flush light chevette L hatches in that sort of metallic kermit the frog colour, like Tim's only with an engine and not knackered. I've seen loads of them about, and is in fact the only other chevette I've driven.

I think Tony that four door saloons are rare enough whatever the colour. We have the two henna red ones, penski has the silver one - was that a factory colour for a saloon? I've seen the odd four door on the bay, but in total over the last four years I can't have seen more than five in total, and that includes mine and yours! The other henna red saloon on ebay was a two door. So from a production run of probably hundreds of thousands, I've seen five remaining. By contrast, DeLorean made about 9,000 cars, of which I have seen about ten in the last four years - so technically our cars are now rarer than a DeLorean!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 13 Jan 2006, 10:18

hey! mine has an engine in it now thankyou very much! haent tried to fire it yet... but here's hoping!
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Postby grim_b » 13 Jan 2006, 14:45

I can safely say that mine is the ONLY Ford Petrol Blue Chevette Hatch on this planet :roll: :twisted:
I loved my car, but she has to go.... :(
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Postby Doive » 13 Jan 2006, 19:17

*Buys hatch and three tins of Ford petrol blue emulsion*
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Postby grim_b » 16 Jan 2006, 09:56

Doive wrote:*Buys hatch and three tins of Ford petrol blue emulsion*


I didn't say I liked the colour :roll: :wink:
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Postby Harry Flatters » 16 Jan 2006, 17:53

so according to the DSG.. theres 34 reg'ed HS's in various colours.


34 HSRs. 270-ish HSs IIRC
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