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Opel Ascona for sale - spares or repairs!

Postby Doive » 09 Dec 2006, 21:28

Little test for the eagle eyed amongst you. I first saw this a few months back lying at the bottom of a gorge beside a stream, but today finally managed to get down to see it up close and personal. I had an inkling of what it was, but after crawling over the carcass I found a few clues to it's identity. The back door gave it away really. Anyone have any ideas, just for fun?

<img src="http://doive.chevettes.com/cars/chevette/pics/DSCF3915.JPG">

<img src="http://doive.chevettes.com/cars/chevette/pics/DSCF3920.JPG">

Also spotted these two further up the stream, bit of a joyriders favourite this little lane.

<img src="http://doive.chevettes.com/cars/chevette/pics/DSCF3923.JPG">

<img src="http://doive.chevettes.com/cars/chevette/pics/DSCF3909.JPG">
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Postby Shellysowner » 09 Dec 2006, 21:57

I'm going to stick my neck out here and say it's a MK1 Cav, except since you're in Ireland that must make it an Opel Ascona.
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Postby Doive » 09 Dec 2006, 22:06

Shellysowner wrote:except since you're in Ireland that must make it an Opel Ascona

That's not strictly the case, I drive past a nice mk1 Cav every morning.
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Postby Shellysowner » 09 Dec 2006, 22:10

Doive wrote:That's not strictly the case, I drive past a nice mk1 Cav every morning.


...but I was right? :D
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Postby CancerWagon » 10 Dec 2006, 01:01

*sheds a single tear for the saloon* poor thing... Manta A? It's got the chevette type front suspension anyway.

Wonder if the lower arms are any good :lol:

I gotta go get some pictures monday of a simmilar wreck... but in 3 pieces spread over 150 meters apart.
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Re: Can anyone identify this?

Postby Tortron » 10 Dec 2006, 10:18

that door has less rust than yours doive :)
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Postby UpNorth » 10 Dec 2006, 10:22

The first one's either a Mk1 Cav or an old BMW 5 series (looking at the crank in the rear door).

I reckon the second one's a Mk3 Escort (?)

And as for the Uncle Fester - personally I can't think of a better use for it!
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Re: Can anyone identify this?

Postby Herbie_Flowers » 10 Dec 2006, 14:21

Tortron wrote:that door has less rust than yours doive :)

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Re: Can anyone identify this?

Postby Doive » 10 Dec 2006, 19:30

Tortron wrote:that door has less rust than yours doive :)

Just cos you live in a nicer climate, don't be getting all smug. Besides, in my back room I have four excellent doors, courtesy of Mr UpNorth. All I need now is a decent shell to attach them to!

Thanks to those who guessed, Ralph was of course correct straight away (spoiled my game!) with the Opel Ascona guess. The second car is an upside down mk2 Fiesta, and I agree on the use of the mk3 Fiesta. Frankly they should have burned it first.
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Postby UpNorth » 12 Dec 2006, 11:35

I see you managed to find space for them :D
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Postby Doive » 12 Dec 2006, 21:11

Oh yes, my housemate/landlord is very pleased about having his back room taken over as a sort of old car part storage facility. Especially seeing as how he has had a nice new beige carpet fitted recently. My current stock levels are relatively low, but only becuase previous the contents of the wardrobe are still in a shed in Dundee.
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Postby chevette adam » 13 Dec 2006, 01:23

There is something quite surreal about those pictures. Some could say random.
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 13 Dec 2006, 20:02

OK, I think I have it, the pics look odd because the cars in an awkward place that wet,cold and difficult to work in.

So why do all of them either no tyres or wheels. I mean who is going to take the tyres / wheels off where they are or even transport a wheelless / tyrless car to these locations and dump them!!!
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Postby Doive » 13 Dec 2006, 21:07

As I say, the haunt of local joyriders - way up on the Tyrone peat bogs. Not many police cars up there.

The mk2 Fiesta has no tyres as they have been burnt.

I reckon, from the damage sustained, that the Ascona was pushed from the top of the (very steep) bank behind many years ago, and years of winter floodwaters have destroyed the shell, all other damage seems to be corrosion. The wheels were likely pinched by local pikeys.

The mk3 Fiesta has again had the wheels likely pinched by the gypos. Amazing what they can't leave alone. I guarantee there is no petrol in the tank either.
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