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Postby Guest » 20 May 2005, 06:00

I heard that these are GM T-cars as well. Are they called a Camira in Britain?

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Postby Neilyman » 20 May 2005, 09:22

No, it looks like a Vauxhall Cavalier, apart from the front end.
Those wheels were fitted to UK models though.
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Postby Shellysowner » 20 May 2005, 11:24

Nah definitely not a T-car, as Neily says - probably more likely a J car!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 20 May 2005, 18:28

is that the mitsubishi logo on the front?
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Postby Neilyman » 20 May 2005, 18:53

Nah, it`s a Holden badge, & the Camira is defo a `J` bodied car. The holden `T` is the Gemini.

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Postby Shellysowner » 20 May 2005, 18:56

Does this mean a Piazza is a GM 'Y' Car then?
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Postby Doive » 23 May 2005, 02:40

Those wheel trims were fitted to mk2 Astra GL models over here.

Is anyone else seeing a mk2 Cavalier with a sierra sapphire face transplant?
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 May 2005, 03:04

You're right it does look a bit like that. If only it was a MK2 cavalier with a Sierra Saphire running gear transplant. :D
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Postby Doive » 23 May 2005, 03:10

You mean you want it to smoke more?
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 May 2005, 03:11

No, I just want the correct wheels to go round!
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Postby Neilyman » 23 May 2005, 09:43

They all go round Ralph, I assume you mean Correct Wheel Drive! ;)
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Postby Doive » 23 May 2005, 11:39

No, I think he is referring to the very rare and oft forgotten mk2 Cavalier special edition, the Cavalier BTTF (Back To The Future), released as a restyled DeLorean clone. The suspension was made if scaffold poles, so when it hit a bump at anything beyond 10mph the whole car jumped, giving the impression that it was attemting take off. I'm sure I have the brochure somewhere. Sold alongside the Antibes and the Commander.

My neighbour had a green mk2 Cavalier hatchback, the early ribbed light pre-84 version. I remember I was about seven standing admiring the greenness of his 1.6 tarmac burner when he was talking to my friend and I. He then attempted to convince two impressionable young boys that the black rubbing strips on his doors were in fact wing covers, and above 30mph he could extend the wings and fly. My friend swallowed it, but sadly for my neighbour I knew a little more about cars at seven years old than he did.
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 May 2005, 12:03

I saw a mk2 cav CD in blue the other day. It had lots of chrome piping round the doors and stuff and looked in pretty good nick. I found myself thinking - mmm, that looks nice - argh, what is happening to me?!?
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Postby Doive » 23 May 2005, 12:34

There are several mk2 cavs I would love. The SRi 130, obviously, saloon if possible. I'd like an early 1.6 L 2 door saloon in one of the base colours such as pale blue or leaf green. I reckon these have the cleanest styling of all mk2s. Then I would like an 86 or 87 2.0 CDi hatch in metallic gold, with the BBS style cross spoke alloys. I recall a minister back home having one of these and I was impressed when I saw it. Next on my list would be an early model cavalier commander, nice silver saloon special edition. My next door neighbour used to have one of these, and occasionally we would get lifts to school in it when dad's orion had broken down for the third time that week. Finally, just to round off the fleet I would like one of the Calibre special edition cabrios, these come up once in a while on ebay so there must still be a few around.
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Postby mint » 23 May 2005, 13:03

Here's a picture of my ex cavvy.

<a href="http://www.minty.dsl.pipex.com/cav1.jpg"><img src="http://www.minty.dsl.pipex.com/cav1.jpg" width=640 height=480 border=0></a>

Unfortunately things didn't go quite as I planned.

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Postby Doive » 23 May 2005, 13:08

Aw man that's a shame. Have to say I'm not sure about the single wiper. Or the alloys. Or the fact it was beige. Apart from that it looks sweet.
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 May 2005, 13:55

Do you have thing for beige cars mint or is it just an accident (terrible pun not intended!)?
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Postby Neilyman » 23 May 2005, 14:10

Nice wheels! :shock: Soz Doive, I had the same one`s, Team Dynamic Motorsports, on my Shoveit in 7x17", but I had red centres :)

The wifey had an SRi 130 saloon, awesome motor, I de-badged it though, `cos every chav around wanted to `race` her.
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Postby Doive » 23 May 2005, 14:14

I have just the thing for beige cars:

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Postby Shellysowner » 23 May 2005, 14:31

Aww c'mon Doive it's only a bit of paint. Besides, I can just see you driving down the road in a beige Allegro 1300 - I reckon it would suit you :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Doive » 23 May 2005, 14:55

Funny, I had considered a snadglow allegro. In fact, on the BMW forum we have a topic entitled 'Dream Cars'. Everyone else has a list of Italian exotica, while I have a list that reads like a who's who of seventies BL metal. Series 1 SD1 V8-S, Austin Allegro series 1 1500 in sandglow, series 1 Wolseley 2200 etc etc. Plus of course a mint HSR, naturally. Surprisingly enough that list includes a Firenza Thruxton. Oh to have some money.
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 May 2005, 15:17

Yup, mint HSR and mint Firenza Thruxton are definitely my dream cars at the mo... and it makes it ten times worse to come on the forum and type about how I can't have them. So I'm just gonna have to shut up - get a more realistic dream and wait 'till I'm 40!... course they won't be nearly as cheap then. D'oh.
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