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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Or not as the case may be. Reply with quote

Just come home from holiday where I spent some time in Italy, Spain and Portugal. I was 'expecting' to see a few 33's about as the climate is a tad kinder to them but all I saw was a series 3 sportwagon. I think they're nearly dead on the continent too guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in Malta a while back and there was quite a few knocking about.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian M wrote:
I was in Malta a while back and there was quite a few knocking about.


When in Malta in 1998 (sh*t that was nearly 12 years ago!) there were still quite a few suds and sprints in the city. They looked fine but faded and dusty at the time, but I think Malta started having Mots around 2000 which probably killed 'em off Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend was in Greece last year and said there were loads of 33s around.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all these Euro-scrappage schemes guys... killing the cars off.

Because of EU rules about scrap yards, they don't even end up there.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty around. You have to look in the yards or fields at the back, not on the road Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Or not as the case may be. Reply with quote

lee16v wrote:
Just come home from holiday where I spent some time in Italy, Spain and Portugal. I was 'expecting' to see a few 33's about as the climate is a tad kinder to them but all I saw was a series 3 sportwagon. I think they're nearly dead on the continent too guys.


Hi...

There are still some 33 around. I`m in Portugal, and although they are becoming rare sights, there are still some left on the road.
The loved ones, are used as "weekend toys", and the rest are very tatty ones that will meet a sad destiny
I`ve seen a perfect S16v Q.V., without rust and very clean, beeing dismantled and sold to parts, because the owner took the scrappage scheme, and bought himself a new Golf. Crying or Very sad
Even good cars, are used for parts, because Fiat/Lancia/Alfa, dont sell some parts for them anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Or not as the case may be. Reply with quote

Bellamachinna wrote:


I`ve seen a perfect S16v Q.V., without rust and very clean, beeing dismantled and sold to parts, because the owner took the scrappage scheme, and bought himself a new Golf. Crying or Very sad


I think we should all get together and give that bloke a good kicking Evil or Very Mad
I mean scrapping a perfectly good (and extremely rare) 33 to buy a boring vw its totally inexcusable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a weeks holiday in Greece.
Landed, collected the rental car, drove out of the airport
and coming towards me was a dark red 33 16v, couldn't
believe my eyes.
Saw a further four 1.4ie's on the island of lefkada during the week
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite surprisingly Greek rural areas are full of 33 s as these were mostly used in towns during their hey days. Many of these 33s were sent to villages by their owners who lived in the cities.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No 33s spotted in Switzerland.

Saw a few 146s and an immaculate 164, else just newish stuff.

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