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    What club reg fun car v.lots and lots

    Given that we basically live inner city these days, and either walk, ride or PT to work and for most things, we are considering dropping down to one car.

    Part of this deal would be shifting to a 7 seater (Prado/Kluger/Paj Sport) for the lone car, as it can do most things that we want. However, about 10 times a year we need a second car, and with a bit of convincing I think i have it set to be a bit more of a fun car that can go on club rego here in Vic.

    Now, i know the usual rules for club reg, and top of the list currently is a hairdresser mobile. But it has me thinking, what else is there out in club reg land that would make a comfortable drive in city traffic for occasional days, but still fun on the track or at sprints?
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    AE86 should be perfect.

    Sorry.

    The Victorian Club Permit scheme looks awesome, so much better than ours. So you'd be looking at something 1993 or earlier as per the 25 year rule I imagine? Would rule out essentially every WRX.

    The obvious option is the hairdresser one, if you wanted to be brave an SW20 could be a shot as I'd imagine an AW11 would be too 4AGE given the one you already have in the garage.

    Part of me wants to say Starlet GT, though that's just the sickness speaking.

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    Morris Mini? I think there is one floating around already with Vic club rego.
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    Pros - parts availability, good on juice, saves garage space, reliable
    Cons - Not mega fast in straight line and only 2 seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karl_2ltGC View Post
    Pros - parts availability, good on juice, saves garage space, reliable
    Cons - Not mega fast in straight line and only 2 seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tardinator View Post
    Morris Mini? I think there is one floating around already with Vic club rego.
    Do tell me more... always wanted another 1275 with SC12...
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    He's talking about LoveBs one. Given the standard of the drilling for the spotlights you don't want it.

    Minis are crazy prices now, it's probably not worth it! Decent SC12 1275 with a body that isn't a pile of rust will end up costing $30k+ at the end of the day even if you do your own work. And it'll have about 120hp if you're lucky.

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    1jz soarer? get one with working air con, sunroof etc. would easily find a 91-92 car or a 93 car shortly would be eligible shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karl_2ltGC View Post
    Pros - parts availability, good on juice, saves garage space, reliable
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    Always liked these, would I assume be hard to find an unmolested one now?

    Hairdresser car is the obvious choice. 1993 would start to get you into 1.8 territory... (+ more power, more torque, bigger brakes, stronger diff, lectric mirrors, more chassis bracing...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by karl_2ltGC View Post
    Pros - parts availability, good on juice, saves garage space, reliable
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    Sadly they seem to be in the same league as Suzuki GTi's, Silvias and twin cam Corollas, so many are trashed, it's hard to find a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    He's talking about LoveBs one. Given the standard of the drilling for the spotlights you don't want it.

    Minis are crazy prices now, it's probably not worth it! Decent SC12 1275 with a body that isn't a pile of rust will end up costing $30k+ at the end of the day even if you do your own work. And it'll have about 120hp if you're lucky.

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    $30-50k depending on condition.

    Decent rust free 1275 Clubman $10-15k, decent 1275 Round Nose $15-20k. There's no value in that market any more.

    Even a running 1275 and box is $3-5k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    He's talking about LoveBs one. Given the standard of the drilling for the spotlights you don't want it.

    Minis are crazy prices now, it's probably not worth it! Decent SC12 1275 with a body that isn't a pile of rust will end up costing $30k+ at the end of the day even if you do your own work. And it'll have about 120hp if you're lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    Hairdresser car is the obvious choice. 1993 would start to get you into 1.8 territory... (+ more power, more torque, bigger brakes, stronger diff, lectric mirrors, more chassis bracing...)
    Yeah, 1993 is when the 1.8s started wasnt it? Gotta be pretty rare though i reckon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Yeah, 1993 is when the 1.8s started wasnt it? Gotta be pretty rare though i reckon.
    Correct; IIRC it was later in the year though. (Mericans called it a 1994 model...)
    Don't know sales figures but yes there would be fewer 1.8s than 1.6s, but I think there was a small spike in sales when the upgrade was released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karl_2ltGC View Post
    Pros - parts availability, good on juice, saves garage space, reliable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    Always liked these, would I assume be hard to find an unmolested one now?

    Hairdresser car is the obvious choice. 1993 would start to get you into 1.8 territory... (+ more power, more torque, bigger brakes, stronger diff, lectric mirrors, more chassis bracing...)
    Funnily enough someone posted about these before Christmas and since then have seen at least two of these with zero evidence of autosalon aids, one looked showroom driven by an older looking bloke on citylink.

    Keep your eyes peeled and they appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman Don View Post
    Funnily enough someone posted about these before Christmas and since then have seen at least two of these with zero evidence of autosalon aids, one looked showroom driven by an older looking bloke on citylink.

    Keep your eyes peeled and they appear.
    I assume the answer is "no" because old, but given these are before 1990 and I think (maybe?) therefore easier to import, I don't suppose the Si-R version which someone mentioned a few pages back wouldn't be importable from Japan? Not being the first model CRX might make them less desirable in Japan than they otherwise might be?

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    Im also looking at this but must be 5 seater. I'm considering soarer, aristo, jag xj and a million other things.

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