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47p2 7th August 2017 06:49 AM

Vauxhall Senator
 
27 years since I bought my Senator and it cost around this price back then. The only car I wish I had never sold...


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Audidothat 7th August 2017 07:01 AM

Senator - Will forever remind me of getting stopped for speeding on the M4!
Did you get the full 7k? That is a strong price, well done!!

47p2 7th August 2017 07:39 AM

This isn't my car, I owned mine back in 1980 and wish i had kept it.

1781cc 7th August 2017 07:44 AM

Room for another? I wish I hadn't rolled my MK1 Astra SRI, loved that car.

Funny how some stick in your mind, you have a chance to buy another, I wont get a chance to find a MK1 ever again

Johnmed 7th August 2017 11:35 AM

That does look nice, but at 7k, I'm not so sure.

tintin 7th August 2017 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnmed (Post 131279)
That does look nice, but at 7k, I'm not so sure.

Agreed - almost 10 years older than a FE D2 S8, and asking for a premium over one of those. I don't think so.

Dezzy 7th August 2017 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1781cc (Post 131275)
Room for another? I wish I hadn't rolled my MK1 Astra SRI, loved that car.

Funny how some stick in your mind, you have a chance to buy another, I wont get a chance to find a MK1 ever again

Were the Mk1's not SR's as they were on carb's? had a twin choke Webber on mine. GTE's were injected 1800 units. Great fun cars. Only recently got shot of a piar of front recaro's front one.

1781cc 7th August 2017 04:12 PM

Yup, you are right, it was a carb car, don't know why I put the i

It's was a great in all but engine, all black, loved it

Dezzy 7th August 2017 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1781cc (Post 131288)
Yup, you are right, it was a carb car, don't know why I put the i

It's was a great in all but engine, all black, loved it

The MK2 was an SRI and the Cavilier. MK1 Astra should go to the cool wall +++

tonupkid 7th August 2017 06:15 PM

That Senator, same colour as the one I had (1988). I agree, one of the best car's I've had. It's worth repeating how similar they are to the D3's. Just look at it against your signature picture :love:
I bought a Mk 1 Astra GTE for one of our salesmen (don't ask). Strewth it flew, but you had to keep it screaming. Massive fun for sprinting about but I think not the best for distances.
Both the Senator and GTE had digital dash boards which were panned in every review I saw. I liked them, they were clear and delivered what you needed to know. You could switch between MPH & KPH by holding down, I think it was, the trip reset button. Discreetly putting it into KPH was a great way of winding up unsuspecting passengers.
SWMBO had a Cavalier 2.0i CD 1990. Another good car. Very comfy, cruised effortlessly @ 90 all day. And, despite what all the reviews said, It could take being chucked round the corners. A bit of a Jekyll & Hyde :D


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