While at the BP garage in Spain today

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That a pretty little car isn’t it? Early though not a phase 1 as it has a rear spoiler and the trim above the rear lights is colour coded as per ph2 so probably literally a ph 1.5
Ew, look at me, a 5 nerd. Ffs
 
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And yes wheels are wrong but reminiscent of the wheels on the 5 Turbo 1 with the split red and silver.
Yep and there I go again.

Also I guess the Spanish versions would have had different features to the UK.
 
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And yes wheels are wrong but reminiscent of the wheels on the 5 Turbo 1 with the split red and silver.
Yep and there I go again.
I'm trying to recall who did those split rim wheels, they were popular in small sizes on classic mini's in the 90's I think because of their lightness.

I'll hold with my suggestion that that car will be pretty brisk, it's the sort of local machinery which I've chanced across on Euro Tours which with the combination of a hot little car and local knowledge blows much more prestigious machinery hilariously into the weeds! :LOL:
 
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I'm trying to recall who did those split rim wheels, they were popular in small sizes on classic mini's in the 90's I think because of their lightness.

I'll hold with my suggestion that that car will be pretty brisk, it's the sort of local machinery which I've chanced across on Euro Tours which with the combination of a hot little car and local knowledge blows much more prestigious machinery hilariously into the weeds! :LOL:

Surely Minlite for the mini? But I also want to say BBS?

Our little red cars definitely have a big dose of 5GTT dna.
 
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Surely Minlite for the mini? But I also want to say BBS?

Our little red cars definitely have a big dose of 5GTT dna.
Well, Minilites or rather the Cooper 'rose petals' were the go-to wheels on classic Mini's & they also looked fab on Mk2 Escort's back in the day. But those little split rims on that Euro R5 are something different, as you said earlier they were also fitted (aftermarket) to R5 Turbo's ... the manufacturer will come back to me.. I've seen them recently at the hillclimbs..
 
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The name escapes me too. Rota? Some of the Turbo’s have Gotti.
Another fun fact. The ph1 and ph2 5GTT both have Speedlines fitted as standard.
 
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That is a little beauty,obviously very well cared for as well.

I obviously am not as well versed in R5's but I love the Turbo sticker in the back window as well.
How cool it must be looking in the rear view mirror and seeing that.

Quick little thing I'd imagine.

Love to see some more pictures of it Ajracer (if it's still there).
 

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Not there today but will keep an eye out for it before I come back home in a few days.
I had a new red one in 89 and it was a right hoot to drive and back then 6.5 to 60 was bloody quick!
 
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Back over here again and saw these 2 old girls on the way home from a night out! A combination of a warm climate and incredibly high used car prices makes people hang to their cars for decades.
I do like seeing old(ish) standard stuff like that in good condition and still serving a purpose. We do the same with our little workhorse Clio 1.2, it's 17 this year, gets used pretty hard, but we also look after it pretty well mechanically, so bless it, it keeps on going. We might get another van or a pick-up at some stage, but the little Clio will still stay with us.
 
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