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 Post subject: Historic parts costs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:48 pm 
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I thought that some would find this interesting.
Looking through my car's history, the PO spent a fortune in 1993 on a full rebuild. Included in
The invoices was the one below which shows the purchase from an OPC for a rear spoiler
and a dashboard. Total cost of these including the VAT was £424.58 for the spoiler and
£254.41for the dash.
I believe that my car originally had a spoilerless hatch. The current trend seems to be to go spoilerless.
When I bought the car in 2010, the dash was heavily cracked and had a very badly fitted vinyl cover.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:07 pm 
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I think there would be quite a queue forming to by new OEM dashes for £254 if they went back into stock..........

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:19 pm 
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fullchat wrote:
I believe that my car originally had a spoilerless hatch. The current trend seems to be to go spoilerless.


It's not that the trend is to go spoilerless on every car, it's just that all cars are worth more in original condition. I agree that there were trends in the 80's to forward date older cars, but retro is cool again now.

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althejazzman wrote:
it's just that all cars are worth more in original condition. I agree that there were trends in the 80's to forward date older cars, but retro is cool again now.


Should not be 'retro' it should be originality...... :whistle:

A BMW Mini trying to look like an old Mini is 'retro' or retrospective in its design
An original British Leyland Mini is just original or classic, it is not retro.

Sorry a pet hate of the use 'Retro' to describe originally old stuff :*

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Omega forged pistons, lightened and balanced bottom end, ARP studs + Cometic MLS HG, Piper fast road cam, K27/26 3257 hybrid turbo, 951 ducted FMIC, Custom intake manifold, Mittelmotor dizzy & cam pulley, Adj boost - dyno’d at 225bhp @ 1.0bar on previous CGT turbo, Engine datalogged and on boost fuel enrichment managed with Zeitronix ZT2 & Phormula KS4 knock sensor, 944 turbo all alloy radiator, Hayward & Scott custom tapered race exhaust, GAZ Gold coilovers, Fuch'ed up, Quaife LSD
2017 VW Passat Variant GTE Advance - the daily load lugger and mile muncher
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Carrera RSR wrote:
althejazzman wrote:
it's just that all cars are worth more in original condition. I agree that there were trends in the 80's to forward date older cars, but retro is cool again now.


Should not be 'retro' it should be originality...... :whistle:

A BMW Mini trying to look like an old Mini is 'retro' or retrospective in its design
An original British Leyland Mini is just original or classic, it is not retro.

Sorry a pet hate of the use 'Retro' to describe originally old stuff :*


Haha, whatever, but another way to say it is: clean lines and 70's looks are cool again. I did use the word original too.

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Horrible word "retro", refers to modern things looking old, shouldn't be applied to old things maintained as original :smile:

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i am definitely retro then

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Retro Cars Magazine by definition of the title should be full of post 2000 modern BMW Mini's, VW Beetles + Sciroccos, Fiat 500 etc. cars trying to look old and not the true 1960's to 90's cars with 'Restomod' updates. It really should be called Restomod Cars Magazine in my view :grin: :sweat:

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Omega forged pistons, lightened and balanced bottom end, ARP studs + Cometic MLS HG, Piper fast road cam, K27/26 3257 hybrid turbo, 951 ducted FMIC, Custom intake manifold, Mittelmotor dizzy & cam pulley, Adj boost - dyno’d at 225bhp @ 1.0bar on previous CGT turbo, Engine datalogged and on boost fuel enrichment managed with Zeitronix ZT2 & Phormula KS4 knock sensor, 944 turbo all alloy radiator, Hayward & Scott custom tapered race exhaust, GAZ Gold coilovers, Fuch'ed up, Quaife LSD
2017 VW Passat Variant GTE Advance - the daily load lugger and mile muncher
2015 Nissan Leaf Tekna - it builds trees when we drive it


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Ozzie wrote:
i am definitely retro then


:lol: :beer:


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Webster's definition of retro:
relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned

Make what you want of it.

My 2011 Bonneville is definitely retro, but the '68 Land Rover is just a heap of rubbish.

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