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I've been considering taking my QP5 back to UK and laying it up, cos sooner or later I'll get lumbered with 1600 quid insurance and 1800 quid road tax here in Ireland. So I was looking pre-1990 cars which are veteran here, 200 quit VRT, no tax, no test, so I had a think;

  1. any 70's or 60's Caddy
  2. BMW 635
  3. Toyota Celica Supra
  4. Peugeot 605
They are all silly money! It's cheaper to lease a new car even in this country.
 

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There is stuff from the 70s, 80s and early 90s that can be good everyday cars over here, as long as you duck under the 30 year rule. Big Merc, BMW & Jag saloons are still good value, well under £10k, and are more than capable of the daily commute plus they won't depreciate much more so you won't lose when you sell if your lucky they might even appreciate a bit. A good example was that Merc that someone here bought at auction, just over £2k, recently, I think that was a 94 but the same car a few years earlier and you in.

Merc 300 SE 1989

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Try putting Citroen BX or Pug 405GTi in you’ll be astounded
I will, I've got both, both good cars. BX 1.9GT was a decent car back in the day. I had a diesel, and it had non-self cancelling indicators.....
 

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There is stuff from the 70s, 80s and early 90s that can be good everyday cars over here, as long as you duck under the 30 year rule. Big Merc, BMW & Jag saloons are still good value, well under £10k, and are more than capable of the daily commute plus they won't depreciate much more so you won't lose when you sell if your lucky they might even appreciate a bit. A good example was that Merc that someone here bought at auction, just over £2k, recently, I think that was a 94 but the same car a few years earlier and you in.
ISTR tho there's a 3k mileage limit here with vets, haven't bothered to confirm yet though.
 

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The Celica Supra is one that I want (Oo-Oo-Oo), had a Celica 2.0 Liftback same vintage and always aspired the Supra. I mate's mate has one in bits, and interested in getting rid but he never came back to me.

1997 I bought a BiTurbo for £660!
 

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ISTR tho there's a 3k mileage limit here with vets, haven't bothered to confirm yet though.
Not heard about a mileage limit, I will check with the classic clubs I have joined here they all seem to be very knowledgable especially when it comes to avoiding paying the revenue anything more than absolutely necessary.
 

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I've been considering taking my QP5 back to UK and laying it up, cos sooner or later I'll get lumbered with 1600 quid insurance and 1800 quid road tax here in Ireland. So I was looking pre-1990 cars which are veteran here, 200 quit VRT, no tax, no test, so I had a think;

  1. any 70's or 60's Caddy
  2. BMW 635
  3. Toyota Celica Supra
  4. Peugeot 605
They are all silly money! It's cheaper to lease a new car even in this country.
What about this, always fancied a 130
coupe and it’s in the Republic



 

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Good call but running the current QP seems to be the cheapest option despite the motor tax and insurance.
 

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Speaking of QP3s, what do you guys think of re-bodying QP3s into replica 300 or 450s cars? Is it a travesty, or a way to honor past beauties? Back when Ferrari 250 GTEs were dirt cheap, Italian coachbuilders would do a nice GTE/O conversion. Those things are silly expensive now, and a way to almost drive a GTO, without spending $$$$. Does a ratty QP3 get a new life?
 

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I think it’s a bad idea as I like them but I guess people have been chopping up cars since the beginning of the auto industry.
 

Wanderer

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Speaking of QP3s, what do you guys think of re-bodying QP3s into replica 300 or 450s cars? Is it a travesty, or a way to honor past beauties? Back when Ferrari 250 GTEs were dirt cheap, Italian coachbuilders would do a nice GTE/O conversion. Those things are silly expensive now, and a way to almost drive a GTO, without spending $$$$. Does a ratty QP3 get a new life?
QP3 is massive, how is rebodied into a smaller car without totally destroying it?
 

zagatoes30

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Cutting saloons up to make coupes & convertibles has been going on as long as there have been cars often by manufacturers themselves.