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  1. PJW

    PJW New Member Charter Member

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    Hi there, new member so thought I'd do the introduction thing. I live in Edinburgh in Scotland and although I grew up around a lot of European wagons I always coveted a full sized US Station Wagon. American cars have never sold well in the UK and so they are rare and finding them is the problem.

    Despite having owned dozens of cars over the years I've only had three wagons, an 85 Plymouth Reliant Wagon (was a bit of a dog and eventually died on me) and then replaced that with an 87 Mercedes Benz 230TE.

    Eventually managed to find a good full sized and currently have an 86 Caprice. It's great but still longing for 73/74 Country Squire but finding one is gonna be the hard bit. That and making it fit in my drive!
     

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    :Welcome: to the stationwagon forums!

    Was your wagon built for overseas export or was it imported by someone personally? Is it LHD or RHD?.
     
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    LOL! I saw a better picture of your car in the gallery and its LHD.
     
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    PJW New Member Charter Member

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    lol - yeah it is LHD, original owner bought it new from a Florida Dealer and then had it immediately shipped to the UK. He also did a bit of work to the lights, indicators etc to make it compliant but other than that it is stock.
     
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    Did he add the lights below the rear bumper? Are they rear fog lights?
     
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    Yes they were added - one is a reversing lamp and the other a fog lamp. The original reversing lamps have had to be altered to work as turn indicators - separately from brake lights - to comply with UK legislation. Quite a lot of changes have to be made to lighting to make it road legal.
     
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    PJ, Saw your car over weekend, but no sign of you. Some good cars there as usual.
    Did you see that old Hudson Estate parked up the back of the field? Amazing car.
     
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    Sorry that I didnt get a chance to catch up. There were some great cars - did you see that Chrysler Newport that was for sale? I spent most of the weekend drooling over that and trying to figure out if I could sell my house! lol
     

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