Pair of Vanden Plas Allegros - Garden ornaments?

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    Do i spot a Trabant in the background??
     
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    Could be right there racall!
     
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    More garden than ornaments.

    yes to the trabant...
     
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    Don't tell Tiff. About the Trabbie he has 1 already.
     
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    are you allowed to use colourful language on eBay?
     
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    I had one of these, I used to call it the 'swamp master' more leaks than MI5.The interior was mouldy and it had a large family of midges living in it, I used to leave the keys in it in a vain hope some sad sack would nick it. I advertised it in the local rag. Free to anyone that wanted it, I managed to get rid of it just before the health and safety noticed my add.:D
     
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    +£200 to get them out of there!!
     
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    I,m led to belive the last of the trabbies had VW Polo running gear.
     
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    The value in that isn't the car it's the v5, a very cunning way to sell the documents of a car for ringing, noway was that a daytona yellow motor.
     
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    The V5 says colour: White.....:eek:
     
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    How can you tell?
     
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    A yellow Mexico in good condition would make strong money so the logbook has value. The Allegros on the other hand...
     
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    I have to confess to owning three allegro's in my deep and distant past,the last one was a VDP auto,there,I've confessed my sins !!.
     
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    I heard someone say that Allegros came in two varieties:

    - The sort that fell to pieces rapidly
    - The sort that went on forever with a constant succession of niggling but usually minor problems.

    If you had one of the latter you could have done a lot worse. And let's face it, 1970's Vivas, Escorts, Fiats, Japcrap etc. were prone to either rubbish reliability, rubbish build quality or both.

    The Allegro is an under-rated car and in many ways more advanced and innovative than the competition.
     
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    I didn't have any issues with any of them other than routine maintenance,they were certainly better than the Marina that I had before them.
     
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    You are clearly a glutton for punishment !
     
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    on Escorts, here's the other side of the coin!!

    Lawton Brook Ltd.

    Possibly a tad optimistic, but it doesn't usually stop them
     
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    At £49K it will definitely be a "once in a lifetime" purchase but certainly won't "continue to appreciate in value" if someone was daft enough to spend that sort of money on it !
     

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