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What other Euro brands do you own?

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What other Euro brand(s) do you own?

Audi
11
10%
BMW
32
29%
Fiat
5
5%
Jaguar
0
No votes
Mercedes
23
21%
Mini
5
5%
Porsche
5
5%
Renault
1
1%
Saab
5
5%
VW
23
21%
 
Total votes: 110

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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by Thunderbox » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:07 pm

Got rid of the A4 Avant so an update of sorts

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A little peak at part of the fleet



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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by gmtgmt » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:37 pm

I own my 2 Volvos a 1990 960 and a 1995 960

I hate almost every other Euro brands and Asian. but VW (VAG) and Toyota are the worst for me

Im a sucker for US made steel
I have the Infamos Chevy Crew Cab Diesel Dually of the 80s this thing is bigger than a H2.
also have 73 K10 stepside



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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by cmblackburn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:07 pm

1974 BMW 2002. Love that little car! :mrgreen: 144k on it, recently did a lot of work to get it back on the road.
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2001 Ford Escape XLT, 198k "The Magic School Bus"

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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by horse » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:16 am

Hey, my other euro brand wasn't in the poll.
So, I'll post it here.
Triumph!
73 Spitfire.
Had this one (one of many) for about 10 years.
She's still my main squeeze.
:)



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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by 850 LPT » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:22 am

You guys own some beautiful cars, I must say.

My "other European" was not in the poll either, but here it is anyway:

It's a German built Ford Capri, modified quite a bit under the hood, but body mostly stock. It has a 2.8 V6 mated to a manual 5-speed. At about 2300lbs it's super quick and fun to drive :D
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96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 111k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 225k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by cmblackburn » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:20 am

I love those Capris, just not the power plants in them- good for you with the update! The 1.8s are dreadful. Any issues with rust?


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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:57 pm

Hi there.

Need to clarify.

What you probably remember are the Mercury Capris from the seventies. By the way, there was never such a thing as a 1.8, they were 2.6 or 2.8 V6. These were all built by Ford in Germany and shipped over to the US and sold via Mercury dealers. Due to at the time already pretty strict emission laws these were choked with emission equipment, compression lowered etc., and the result was a pathetic 109hp.
Not so the cars for the European market, which is what I own. Over there they were labeled as a Ford for starters, but when sales ended here in 1977 with the MKII, a face lift version ( MKIII ) came out over there that carried on until 1985 in Germany, and until 1987 in England. That's the car you are looking at, these were never sold in the US, I brought it over myself.
The engine is totally non stock, but if it was it had 135hp, in it's current form, it has around 145hp. Also non stock is the 5-speed. That, combined with a 2300lbs curb weight equals serious fun. Plus, it's 2" lower, has yellow Koni's, etc. :D

The car only saw 2 or 3 winters before it was only driven in summers. I bought it in 1986 and then started restoring it in the late nineties. I was lucky, the rust issues were minimal.


96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 111k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 225k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by 98T5 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:56 am

Currently just 2 Volvos, but just recently sold a 97' Benz C280 like 3 months ago. so I have a void to fill with another foreign car soon since my lust for cars minimum is 3 in the driveway at all times...lol...

Got my eyes on a Volvo 122s that I saw the other day for sale

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01' S60 T5 Turbo- Brandy
98' V70 T5 Turbo - Swifty
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83' 242 DL - Bluto SOLD
93' 940 Wagon - Django - SOLD
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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by bricklurv » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:02 pm

Where do I start?

I currently own a few Mercedes, Mostly D jet W116 S class but I also have a C107 350SLC and a W124 230TE Wagon so you can see I'm a sucker for punishment.

As England is now also a part of Europe i am happy to add my Range Rover Classics to the fray as well although one is currently under restoration and while im on English cars I have a 1974 LS Mini on the slab waiting for me to fire up the Mig and fix some tinworm.

I'm not mentioning my Aussie Chrysler Valiants as they are not a Euro car by any definition even though there are 3 of them but my TDIC Mondeo was made in Belgium so that obviously counts.

Regards,

Tony


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83 240 Wagon (Crushed)
89 740 Wagon
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99 V40T
09 TDCI Ford Mondeo (SOLD!)
73-77 W116 D and K jet Mercedes
73 C107 D jet 350SLC Mercedes
71 Chrysler Valiants x 2
83/84/86 Range Rovers x 3
And....... A Mini

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Re: What other Euro brands do you own?

Post by volvoqn88 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:37 pm

I have a 2005 Lotus Elise....and I am new here:)



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