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    Default Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    Or a Morris 1100
    Even a Rover 3500
    Perhaps a Fiat 124

    Or any car from the 70ís?

    I ask because various members of the Parish are waxing lyrical about old "classic" yachts from that time. Would anyone really go back to the unreliability and rust of the 70ís for their motoring? Why then do people hark back to the olden days of sailing as a golden era of design?





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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    The only link that comes to mind with young or old yachts is the engine.

    Humans seem to have stayed the same. Correction, we weigh more now.
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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    We drive a Series Landy .... or will be again, shortly. It's basically a car from the 1950's as not a lot changed in 30 years.

    Richard

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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Or a Morris 1100
    Even a Rover 3500
    Perhaps a Fiat 124

    Or any car from the 70’s?

    I ask because various members of the Parish are waxing lyrical about old "classic" yachts from that time. Would anyone really go back to the unreliability and rust of the 70’s for their motoring? Why then do people hark back to the olden days of sailing as a golden era of design?





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    Yes, this one. But only in good weather!


    Not sure yachts are comparable with cars in this respect. There is no doubt that modern yachts are thoroughly thought out for comfort and easy sailing, but is that what we want? Similar to my car really, not very practical or well thought out, but loads more fun than my tin-top.
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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    Quote Originally Posted by vyv_cox View Post
    Yes, this one. But only in good weather!


    Not sure yachts are comparable with cars in this respect. There is no doubt that modern yachts are thoroughly thought out for comfort and easy sailing, but is that what we want? Similar to my car really, not very practical or well thought out, but loads more fun than my tin-top.
    That car seems to be missing a few bits.

    Notably, RAF uniform, full handlebar tash, Brylcreem etc
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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    I have a 1972 Landy, not a daily driver though.

    I still have fond memories of my first car, a MK1 Ford Escort. It went damned well for it's little 1300cc engine and only let me down once (A wire fell off the back of the ignition switch and everything just stopped)

    I later had a 1970's original Range Rover. That would be my dream restored classic car now, lovely to drive, but oh the fuel consumption with that V8.

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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    Not 70's, but I have a late 80s Saab 900 Turbo which is my daily driver during the summer.

    Perfectly reliable and pretty economical too (except when you boot it, and then it can give quite few modern cars a run for their money).

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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post

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    A very cruel post for a Sunday morning (nice one). Sunday is usually the day for cleaning rose coloured glasses so you may have caught a few off guard.

    In 1971, my first car was a 1963 Mk1 Cortina, rescued from the scrap yard. Great fun, fond memories but, in the cold light of day, a piece of junk.

    An 8 year old car today is barely run in and will certainly not have any signs of corrosion. It will be 100% reliable. It will be comfortable. It will have ride, handling and performance, especially in braking, far better than the cars of my youth.

    The only thing about motoring not to have changed is journey times. In the 1970s the car would guarantee to break down needing roadside repairs. Today, the car is reliable but congestion will ensure that snails pace motoring prevails.

    In boating, I bought a new AWB but started with a few MABs. No going back here, either. I donít wear rose coloured glasses.

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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    Yachts are more comparable to Houses rather than Cars. Uplift and maintenance are more important than age......thinking about it , thats excactly what I need for myself!!!

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    Default Re: Anyone drive a MK2 Cortina?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Or any car from the 70’s?


    Not mine. Mine's even nicer. Dark blue with a cream roof.
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