this car was of a mate, few years back. Still have a shed full of this 80s tuning stuff, from louvres to kamei front splitters, taifun square headlight kits for the old bmws and other brands all those kind of things. And they are all brand new, most with a box as wel. If only we had cars to put it on and show it all how it is supposed to be.
So the original Acceptable In The 80's thread is a ghost town of broken internet links and photobucket skullduggery. Seeing as we have a paddock based on the images from that thread in the works for RR Weekender at Goodwood (16th and 17th May ) I figured it needed a bit of a resurrection. Welcome to the Redux.
Let's start with some stuff we can rescue from the original thread
Some suitable adverts from Reiger
Or maybe the bB Polo is more your style
Adverts are always a good source
Is this Tresser Audi still in the UK!?
Just a tiny taste, there is loads more out there to add, Sbarro madness, Koenig, Mattig, loads of 80's Mantas, the B289 VW scene, very 80's rods... what you got?
My doctor had a Group A Commodore back in the early '00s. A matching numbers Walkinshaw special. I once borrowed it for a weekend to tow a big tandem axle salvage trailer. It was a beast of a car but I loved it, heavy clutch, clunky (straight cut?) race box and all. The cam was so wild it wouldn't do 50 km/hr in fourth gear so it was mostly second and occasionally third around town but out on the highway it was all on. I momentarily forgot about the trailer once and nailed the gas to pass slow traffic. It pulled 80 to 130 in fifth gear like it wasn't there.
Surely this needs to be here too! squared wedge styling, outrageous body kit, wings, lots of lights.
And it's compatriots/rivals
Group B is the perfect example of the 80s.yes today's cars are quicker but just look at how far the technology progressed just in the name of racing. 80s motorsports came on in leaps and bounds, pushing the limits until the cars were literally too fast to race
Sticking my neck out, I think it's time for a re-assessment of the early Boyds style hot rods. I mean the really minimalist ones from the early to mid 80s before you cold buy a thousand varieties of billet ally wheels and bolt on parts off the shelf. as long as you had fat bank balance.
I know this style is very divisive among the rod community but I find the simplicity of these cars very appealing. There's not a single wasted line or superfluous shiny gubbins on them.
Not Boyds but similar concept.
And from this side of the pond, Geoff Cousins' car, most definitely not a catalogue car
The Boyd cars have aged well, swap the rims (which have not aged well) for something more contemporary and they would be stunning today. ZZ top car looks a bit dated now, sits too high and wrong wheels but it was awesome in its day. Geoff's car would not look out of place if it debuted tomorrow.
Ain’t been taxed since 2005 & no mot details, so pretty good chance it’s toast
I did the same search - if it survived til 2005,chances are it's still in a garage somewhere, possibly an unfinished restoration. There doesn't seem to be anywhere near the number of Beetles being broken now as pre-2000.
generally01 - I'm pretty sure the Ian Clark who owned that '70 is the same Ian Clark behind Wolfsburg Performance Services. One of Tim Snellers friends was Keith Seume, and the pair of them are encyclopaedic when it comes to old cars. Worth shooting either of the an email?
1968 Cal Look Beetle - 2007cc motor - [email protected] in full street trim 1970-ish Karmann Beetle cabriolet - project soon to be re-started. 1986 Scirocco - big plans, one day!