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classic car

Post by gameman141 » 14/06/18 20:35

do you refer to your mr2 as a classic car as they dont seem to get the recognition they deserve .ive owned my mr2 for roughly 9 years and to me as its now 25 years old ... its a classic car .whats your opinion ?




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Re: classic car

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 14/06/18 20:58

Mine is 27 and is allowed at most classic car events :D

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Re: classic car

Post by angpozzuto » 14/06/18 21:26

I've got a mk1 but I don't really think of it as a classic car, mine regularly gets driven how it was meant to and I try not to pamper it too much.
Come to think about it there's not a lot original mk1 left :laughing


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Re: classic car

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 14/06/18 21:48

angpozzuto wrote:
14/06/18 21:26
I've got a mk1 but I don't really think of it as a classic car, mine regularly gets driven how it was meant to and I try not to pamper it too much.
Come to think about it there's not a lot original mk1 left :laughing

So true but looks the Dogs now :D


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Re: classic car

Post by notroubleclubber » 14/06/18 21:58

I dont think they look like a classic car which is why a lot of people dont class them as one.

I think of classic cars as austin healeys, mgbs, minis, triumph spitfires etc as they were classic cars when i was growing up.

However due to their age and the fact you can insure them as a classic car then i can see why they are called classic cars.


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Re: classic car

Post by S81933 » 15/06/18 9:06

My objection to the current designations of "classics" is Heritage keeping listing MX5s, but never even mentioning MR2s. OK, early MX5s were classic looking two seater soft tops, but look at them now. Over inflated imitation muscle cars, made even worse by Fiat "reintroducing the famous 124 coupe", which is actually an MX5. Check out Youtube for real 124 Abarth coupes doing what they were good at!


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Re: classic car

Post by DJCarlos » 15/06/18 9:13

Mine doesn't look very classic at the moment - had to park it under a tree last night :crybaby:


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Re: classic car

Post by gameman141 » 15/06/18 21:37

i have a classic mini, beetle and vw bus which most people have a look round but my mr2 very rarely gets noticed which is a shame because they a brilliant car


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Re: classic car

Post by DJCarlos » 16/06/18 11:37

Yeah - the wife's Scirocco gets far more attention than my Mk 2.


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Re: classic car

Post by novinno » 16/06/18 12:54

The Mk1 gets some attention because it has looks that are in keeping with the early 80's. Similar to the Fiat X-19 it was straight cut and boxy.

The Mk2, introduced in 1989, was way ahead of its' time in the styling stakes, with several Ferrari cues, so although now almost 30 years old, it still looks relatively modern apart from the pop up headlights. It gets glances from those that know but from the general public ? No.


The Mk3 ? Sorry owners. Toyotas attempt to give it a Porsche look failed miserably to my eyes. I'm sure it is every bit as good a drivers car as owners say it is and probably better than a Mk2 but I doubt it will ever become a Classic in the appearance department.


So which will become a Classic ? Probably just the Mk1.

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Re: classic car

Post by jimi » 16/06/18 13:30

it all depends on your definition of a "Classic" there's as many definitions as there are opinions and none are "official" ;)
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