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I sadly had to scrap my smaller engined Signum the other week. After 2 yrs on SORN because I couldn't find any proper headlamps to get it past the MoT, I fitted it with some lesser lamp versions. But the 2 yrs standing still did it no good at all, and the repair costs would have been twice as much as it cost me. :(

As having only two cars made me feel decidedly vulnerable I got another one (as you do....) and this one's NOTHING like my usual car, as it has no tailgate, only two doors and it's a convertible for crying out loud!

This thing's a Vauxhall Astra Twin Top 2 litre Turbo, '.....a decidedly strange car for you Dad....' as described by my daughter, but it's quite fun machine. :)

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Watching it do its party piece when the roof goes up and down is a total hoot!
 

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Watching it do its party piece when the roof goes up and down is a total hoot!
I recently changed the Fiat 124 Spider into something a little more... Growly!

A Jaguar XK-R Convertible, 4.2 Litre Supercharged V8, 416 BHP and a noise at full chat that would wake the dead.
And when you put the roof up and down it is a performance piece and yes Kit, a total hoot....
When you are just pottering around it sounds like Steve McQueen's Mustang

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Thank you Trisha.
I am enjoying every minute, just need the sun to come out so I can pop the hood, with heated seats it does not have to be a warm day but sunny is nice.
 

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Advise you do so asap. A great ol' chum of mine set his heart on owning one of these cars, but regrettably left us before he had a chance to do so.

To reiterate, a great car! Jus' get in and put yer foot down. Wonderful. Thanks again.
 

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It came from a place in the uk called car hood warehouse, it’s there standard mohair with plastic screen roof. I’m on my phone at the moment so can’t link you, but if you google carhood warehouse Sevenoaks they should appear!
 

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I sadly had to scrap my smaller engined Signum the other week. After 2 yrs on SORN because I couldn't find any proper headlamps to get it past the MoT, I fitted it with some lesser lamp versions. But the 2 yrs standing still did it no good at all, and the repair costs would have been twice as much as it cost me. :(

As having only two cars made me feel decidedly vulnerable I got another one (as you do....) and this one's NOTHING like my usual car, as it has no tailgate, only two doors and it's a convertible for crying out loud!

This thing's a Vauxhall Astra Twin Top 2 litre Turbo, '.....a decidedly strange car for you Dad....' as described by my daughter, but it's quite fun machine. :)







I had a Twin Top and loved it but that only lasted for 8 months, as our only car it was difficult to live with day to day. Huge boot with no
actual space in it as it was full of roof mechanism, seals squeaked all the time no matter how much silicone spray I applied.
Wife is still upset I sold it 10 years down the line.

Would have another tomorrow as a second car but being as I am the only driver in the house it's shame to have a car just sat around not being used.
 

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I found, to my cost, that the Twin Top is NOT a car to drive open if the temp is below maybe 10C!

Today it was 7.5 C and I tried it with the roof down on the way home from Glos. I may have frostbite on the back of my neck now as the airflow swirls around the windscreen and windows and comes back FORWARDS, right into my neck!

But it sure goes well, specially with the 'Sport' button pressed. :)
 

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I found, to my cost, that the Twin Top is NOT a car to drive open if the temp is below maybe 10C!

Today it was 7.5 C and I tried it with the roof down on the way home from Glos. I may have frostbite on the back of my neck now as the airflow swirls around the windscreen and windows and comes back FORWARDS, right into my neck!

But it sure goes well, specially with the 'Sport' button pressed. :)
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Mine came with one of these tucked under the floor in the boot if I remember right, makes a surprising difference in the front when the roof is down.
 
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