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    Hi All

    Alan S's former CX is on ebay, quick only 7hrs to go ....

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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    and I as I remember it was declared the best in Australia by the man himself.

    bye all,

    Juraj

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    He never claimed that car was the "best" in Australia. Rather listed a whole list of work that needed doing to it. With a fresh paint job and the stuff listed fixed he did think it would be one of the soundest CX's around. I wonder if his "for sale" advert is still here somewhere. It'll be a good overview of what the car needs.

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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


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    I would suggest the ex Roy von Bock CX of the same vintage would be more qualified as the best CX in Australia. Starting with a new hull and all new panels painted in 2 pack and then rebuilt with many new parts to be as close to perfect as possible. Last I heard it was kept in a garage with a carpeted floor.

    John

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    If thats the best CX in Australia now then the marque is in trouble!
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    I always though Andy N's old blue c-matic was the best in Australia
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    well I might beg to differ on that point Kimmo it was a nice ol' girl though, and still is too
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimmo View Post
    I always though Andy N's old blue c-matic was the best in Australia

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    hmmm hmmm ....Now that I've stopped crying from laughter and overuse of emoticons.

    I remember driving up Alan's driveway a while back and the look on his face when he saw my car was mixed. It was virtually the identical car to this one but certainly not in the same condition.

    We tinkered around on it for a day or two and then took it for a drive where he showed me how a C-matic CX is to be driven. I remember thinking that my car doesn't do this! I haven't truly been able to replicate his superb control of the gearbox and car....I think he really understood what this car was all about and probably regretted that he sold it.

    So did anyone buy it? It didn't seem to get to reserve.

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    You didnt know how to back out of a driveway though ANDY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Dammery View Post
    You didnt know how to back out of a driveway though ANDY
    I can drive a CX into a driveway well enough but yes that big nose can catch things on the reverse. Can you believe I did it again to the reflex!? Surely others have done the same when steering out of a tight spot!!??

    Oh and definitely owe you a few beers I think Stu.....are you going to Stanthorpe at easter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy N View Post
    I can drive a CX into a driveway well enough but yes that big nose can catch things on the reverse. Can you believe I did it again to the reflex!? Surely others have done the same when steering out of a tight spot!!??
    Nah, but I have nudged XM's front bumper several times. It must "jutt" out at the edges compared to the CX. In the first month we had it I nudged several gate posts with the very edge of the bumper at least 3times.... It's the cars fault of course, not mine ... I still don't understand how I kept doing it. The CX would have fitted through easily.

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
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    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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