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RAC scrappage article #1642665
16/07/2020 12:45
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I got this link from the RAC to this article in my inbox yesterday

it features a coupe on top of the pile

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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642669
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Sad to see, somebody’s pride and joy once upon a time.

Five other Fiats in the photo I think.

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642670
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Very sad to see,

Hope you have emailed them back Paul demanding details of where that coupe is ...lol

That would rattle them.

I dare say there are a few unloved coupes sitting in gardens about to be washed, rolled out and pushed onto dealers forecourts for the scrappage scheme....r

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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642671
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Looks like a specialist Fiat breakers, we need to know where it is! A few years ago I was at the local breakers and there was a 16v n/a on top of a pile like that one, apparently the wheels had been nicked and the owner decided to scrap it, nothing else wrong with it!

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642675
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Sills and wheels arches look pretty good, that picture may just be "Fiat alley" in a general breakers. I used to spend many a happy hour many years ago rummaging around scrap yards to help keep my Fiat 850s going...


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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642680
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That is from the last scrappage scheme I would imagine. All will be long gone.


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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642754
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It doesn't look a very stable pile - look at the angle! It's probably fallen over by now.

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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642757
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I make it

4 Puntos
1 Brava
1 Marea
1 Seicento
1 Coupe.

Shall we have guesses on what model of Coupe it is?

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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642763
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It's a red one


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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642764
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I think it's the special "black sill" edition. Weren't they the fastest?

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642766
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It appears to have a bullet hole in the front panel or was it the external air conditioning limited edition? The black sill ones were quicker but most had wheels, this model has the vertical take off option.

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: respace] #1642827
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Originally Posted by respace
It appears to have a bullet hole in the front panel


Or someone nicked the indicator for their Ferrari 360....

laugh

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642829
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Ferrari owner going to a breakers? About as rare as the vertical take off model.

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: respace] #1642848
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I know the story behind that red Coop.

Believe it or not, it's actually an LE. What happened was, when the guy bought it, the sideskirts, lips and wing mirrors were badly damaged. Luckily, he had owned a 16V many years before and he had kept hold of the sills, front bumper and wing mirrors off that.

He decided to put the 16V sills, front bumper and wing mirrors on this LE, but only temporarily.

However, tragedy struck one day at the traffic lights. A guy in a Citreon Picasso pulled up besides him and asked him what Coop model it was. He told him that it was an LE. The Citreon driver started scolding him for lying, saying that the LE model had sideskirts, lips and titanium grey wing mirrors. The Coop owner told him to come and look at his engine start button and give it a push. The Citreon driver, who had limited (pardon the pun) knowledge about Coop models, thought this was some sexual reference, got worried and hastily drove off.

After that incident, the Coop owner lost all interest in putting LE bits back onto the Coop.

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: JKD] #1642849
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This is one of those times that I shouldn't believe everything I read on the internet, isn't it?

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642851
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It all makes sense now.

And another thing. VIS stands for Variable Intake System, but I swear my VIS has had the same system since I got it.



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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642853
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I think we need to be told more, this poor chap traumatised at the traffic lights did he get therapy? Taking crap from a Citreon driver is a bit much, I assume it was a Grand Picasso so delusions of grandeur or just plain french arrogance? Where are all the LE bits?
Incidentally my VIS did vary most of it's bits last year and quite a few this!
PLUS stands for Probably Leave Us Standing, would have been especially useful to get away from Citreons at traffic lights.

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: respace] #1642884
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Originally Posted by respace
Taking crap from a Citreon driver is a bit much, I assume it was a Grand Picasso so delusions of grandeur or just plain french arrogance.


I was once at the traffic lights and a Citroën BX pulled up next to me and the driver looked over imperiously. I wound my window down expecting some admiration for the Coupe, but then the BX rose up on its hydraulic suspension just so he could look down his nose at me.

I had the last laugh as I threw in a bunch of onions which kept him distracted long enough for me to chuck a cup of salt water over the BX, which instantly turned to a brown crusty heap before the lights changed to green. How I chuckled.

Unfortunately, my satisfaction didn't last long, as 300m down the road, while I was at 7,000 rpm in 1st, I knocked the cup over and the last drop of salt water soaked into the Coupe's carpet.

Showing French solidarity (though rarely are they solid) with the Citroën the eiffel towers instantly vapourised in a brown haze, causing the bumpers to fall off, closely followed by the radiator mount and slam panel.

The boot floor turned colander, the sills became sieves and the petrol tank straps into cheese graters. Clearly, the Coupe was turning into a French kitchen.

The final straw was when the brake calipers turned into garlic presses just before the BX driver caught up on foot and chucked the bunch of onions and a stripey T shirt through my window, although he could have chosen any rusty orifice rolleyes as the Coupe looked like a target on a tank range.

I'm my opinion, this is exactly the fate that befell that red Coupe in the scrappy.




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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642887
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Curiously there is a red coop that turned into a kitchen, once featured on here.

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: respace] #1642894
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Originally Posted by respace
Curiously there is a red coop that turned into a kitchen, once featured on here.


It's true but the paintwork was chipped and the engine roasted.


Thanks again, Photobucket.
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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642895
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I heard it suffered from fried rings smile

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: Countrycruising] #1642905
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
I heard it suffered from fried rings smile


Should have been done on the grille, not the oil pan ...


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Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: Morrison] #1642907
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Originally Posted by Morrison
This is one of those times that I shouldn't believe everything I read on the internet, isn't it?


Well, as Albert Einstein once said, "58.2% of stories on the Internet are made up."

Re: RAC scrappage article [Re: PeteP] #1642908
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Bloody hell im learning all the time shocked It really is an eye opener of the Coops history and not least the tinternet is far older than I thought. chinny I hope to keep up in the future, please allow for my ignorance, old age and being cooped up for some time has indeed taken its toll.......... yes


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Oddly it's Einstein's famous theory of relativity that sealed the fate of the kitchen coop, it squided off whilst trying to outrun the Calamari. It was battered beyond repair.

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This wasn't the first brush with the law in the coop's history, early on the Cosa Nostra (Italian for big nose) were involved, it is rumoured this is where Bangle got the design ideas for the bonnet.


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