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Look at this garage!

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:14 pm

I was driving through deepest darkest Suffolk today and whilst I know country folk are a bit old fashioned, I didn't expect this:

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I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:54 pm

Wow Tom. Great place to stumble across fella. Very cool.!! Looking on their website can't see any of those classics up for sale though ?? Wonder if they are just there to 'dress the window' :lol:
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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:56 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Wow Tom. Great place to stumble across fella. Very cool.!! Looking on their website can't see any of those classics up for sale though ?? Wonder if they are just there to 'dress the window' :lol:
I know! I did a little moan of joy when realised what was around me. And yeah! I had a good search, the only thing that turned up anything was searching 'gammers classic cars' which returns a single sentence on the google page that says "Did you know we also do classic cars?" but that's it. Jolly strange.
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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:03 am

What a great find.
Did you stop and have a look around the showroom?

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by andyd » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:23 am

Nice find :D

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:45 am

Major_Tom wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:56 pm


I know! I did a little moan of joy when realised what was around me. And yeah! I had a good search, the only thing that turned up anything was searching 'gammers classic cars' which returns a single sentence on the google page that says "Did you know we also do classic cars?" but that's it. Jolly strange.
Says here Tom that their 'platform one" website is under construction for there classic car sales

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Bug » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:04 am

Stowmarket, just over the railway crossing.

I assume you had plenty of time to look as those crossing gates seem to be down more than up!

I work about 500yards away at Timberwolf, and walk past there every day (Well i did until Covid, now I mostly work from home).
Had a nice red 2.8i in there with the bonnet up. Weren't impressed when I wandered in and told them the coolant caps were the wrong way round................but the next day they had swapped them. 8-)

I can only imagine the extortionate prices of their 'approved used' Fiestas are financing the collection!

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:05 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:03 am
What a great find.
Did you stop and have a look around the showroom?

Andrew.
No but I am definitely going back for a look, I love Rover P5s but never seen one close up.
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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:09 am

Bug wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:04 am
Stowmarket, just over the railway crossing.

I assume you had plenty of time to look as those crossing gates seem to be down more than up!

I work about 500yards away at Timberwolf, and walk past there every day (Well i did until Covid, now I mostly work from home).
Had a nice red 2.8i in there with the bonnet up. Weren't impressed when I wandered in and told them the coolant caps were the wrong way round................but the next day they had swapped them. 8-)

I can only imagine the extortionate prices of their 'approved used' Fiestas are financing the collection!
Ha ha ha! Nice one with the caps :lol:

Yeah I was gathering cobwebs waiting for the crossing gates 🕸🕸🕸
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Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:16 am

Bug wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:04 am
Had a nice red 2.8i in there with the bonnet up. Weren't impressed when I wandered in and told them the coolant caps were the wrong way round................but the next day they had swapped them. 8-)
This must have been the Red 2. 8i you seen mate ?



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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Bug » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:58 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:16 am
Bug wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:04 am
Had a nice red 2.8i in there with the bonnet up. Weren't impressed when I wandered in and told them the coolant caps were the wrong way round................but the next day they had swapped them. 8-)
This must have been the Red 2. 8i you seen mate ?



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Could have been. I remember it was a D-plate but was the other side of the road back then. I went to home working on 17th March so it was a fair while back.

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by andyd » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:06 pm

That Capri has MOT until 3rd December 2020, and around 54000 miles so quite a low miler. Wonder what the asking price is?

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:16 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:16 am
Bug wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:04 am
Had a nice red 2.8i in there with the bonnet up. Weren't impressed when I wandered in and told them the coolant caps were the wrong way round................but the next day they had swapped them. 8-)
This must have been the Red 2. 8i you seen mate ?



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I must be wrong but in my pictures it looks to have 5.5J wheels on!
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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:17 pm

I must say I am falling more and more in love with Rover P5s.... they look awesome inside and out.
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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Bug » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:23 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:16 am
Bug wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:04 am
Had a nice red 2.8i in there with the bonnet up. Weren't impressed when I wandered in and told them the coolant caps were the wrong way round................but the next day they had swapped them. 8-)
This must have been the Red 2. 8i you seen mate ?



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I must be wrong but in my pictures it looks to have 5.5J wheels on!
Yup, not sure it was the 2.8i I saw, that was some time back.
I'm there next Thursday so I'll take another look. Maybe a Laser?

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Post by Major_Tom » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:28 pm

I might be visiting a mate in Stourbridge thursday, but if not will see what Daisy is doing, maybe come and have a look too!
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Post by Peter-S » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:47 pm

Google street view which says has an image dated September 2018 shows a colour coded Red Capri, a Red Sierra and, in the background a white Sierra with spoiler - XR4? Doesn't seem like they have a fast turnover of classics!
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:28 pm

Peter-S wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:47 pm
Google street view which says has an image dated September 2018 shows a colour coded Red Capri, a Red Sierra and, in the background a white Sierra with spoiler - XR4? Doesn't seem like they have a fast turnover of classics!
You can view the older Streetview captures too. Guess what, the red Capri (I assume it's the same one) has been in the showroom since at least March 2009!

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Paul G » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:25 pm

Looks like the garage was once a Ford dealership.

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Re: Look at this garage!

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:00 am

Major_Tom wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:17 pm
I must say I am falling more and more in love with Rover P5s.... they look awesome inside and out.
Oh yes , there is a well sorted coupe up the road a bit from me ,the old boy has had it from new .....and the que is a mile long. I have done the oil and filter a couple of times for him ....test drive of course :drive:
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