Astra appreciation thread


#1

http://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-features-sheds/shed-of-the-week-vauxhall-astra-coupe/36007


#2

:heart:


#3

This was my fave in its day!

http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/vauxhall_astra_gte_2.jpg


#4

Oh yeah, remember looking at pictures of those and Opel Mantas…


#5

Rocket ship. Nothing faster on the road.


#6

Is it still possible to get insured for one of those? I remember when they were in group 50. Heady days!


#7

More of a Berlinettta man myself, bit of Stella on the stereo, happy days:)


#8

I had a fire engine red Manta GT/E, fully Irmscher kitted out. Nice thing back in the day.


#9

Mid eighties, I bought a new Manta GTE Exclusive like this

Enjoyed it for a while


#10

When I was posted in germany I bought a tax free Opel Kadett Gsi and then had a Janspeed exhaust fitted and retuned.

Got knicked when I came back to the UK doing an average of 134 mph over 3.7 miles.

Nearly the same colour as this one but mine was pearlescent.

Great car.


#11

I always fancied getting an A series Manta to mess about with:

I’d Barry it up good and proper.


#12


When I were a lad I was incredibly lucky to be given one of these as a company car.
A wonderful machine worthy of Senna himself.
Unfortunately my driving skills were more Sinitta and a mere two days later whilst hooning around country lanes it had to lay down its life in a poetic ballet of automotive gymnastics to save my worthless ass.
Luckily I had a good boss so didn’t get the sack.
He did replace it with an Escort though… :unamused:


#13

I had a metallic ice green 16v Calibra for eight days in 1996, before being awoken by police at 2am to say it was no longer on fire in Westerhope.

Bastard thieves.


#14

Not in the same league as the legendary Astra, I realise, but I owned a Viva HC SL-90 no less and also a Magnum 1800, the Magnum 2300 always remaining just out of reach, a source of sadness to this day :unamused:


#15

Any car which can be broken into and started with it’s own tool kits screwdriver is magnificent.


#16

A school friends mum had an Opel Monza, made a really nice noise and she was a bit of a milf


#17

My dad was a Vauxhall man. We had a Victor FB, a 101Deluxe, Viva mk1 and 2 and then three Magnums: A bronze 1800 saloon, a white 2300 estate and an apple green :joy: 2300 saloon auto. The white Magnum estate became mine and was great until it fell apart. I also had an HA van which was excellent fun.


#18

My 1800 Magnum was Apple Green. Rot boxes but they couldn’t half go


#19

Factoid:

While the Vauxhall Astra is another car that’s not particularly sexy, this hasn’t stopped 1 in 20 British adults having sex in one.


#20

My first company car, thought it was the danglies!