Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

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CU51DYL
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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by CU51DYL » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:31 pm

As the title suggests, I am in Cornwall and have two Red Puma 1.7. One is T reg 1999 which I am modding to rally, it's quite a romantic story... i owned a T reg 1.7 back in 2016 but it died, whilst owning it I noticed another red in the village, we then started flashing our lights and waving when we passed. I was then in in latest 2001 with a client, working and this lady on a horse ushers me to stop, "I've got a red one!" She says smiling, we chat a bit and we went about our business. Then a little later, whilst picking up a client I noticed the red on a driveway so in proper stalker style left a note in poking out of the mirror glass, "if you ever want to sell, please call..." 9 months later I get a call, its failed MOT, she's loved it for 11 years but can no longer keep it so literally gave it to me! And made a good friend.
The other is not so much of a love story, I missed my last Puma so much I stupidly bought an old zetec s with a Puma engine, dsys later the missus says, "you should have bought a Puma!" Do a little Ebay search and a 600 mile round trip and I have a one owner with 68k and full service history, a 2001 which I am keeping as clean and standard as possible and only using on sunny Sundays or the odd sunny evening.
Cheers n gone - Dylan
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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by mad4jags » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:16 pm

Hi and welcome.
A radiant red Puma always looks the part,and worthy of a second look....especially if wearing original propeller alloys :thumbs: .
Now that you've started collecting I must warn you that it'll become terminal....you'll want a black one,perhaps a blue one....what about Moondust silver...Hmmmmm...the millennium looks great.
Enjoy them :grin: :grin:
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2000 1.7 Ford Puma Panther Black..answers to the name of "Bramble"
1998 1.7 Ford Puma Radiant Red..."Scarlett"
2002 1.7 Ford Puma Moondust Silver..."Bullet"
1999 1.7 Ford Puma Melina Blue...."Gizmo"

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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by CU51DYL » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 pm

Funny you should say, I'm swapping the alloys around, and... if I had the space and a missus who liked animals I would have a Puma in every colour, or just start collecting them, there is a silver one I have my eye on.. :-P
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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by Orphan » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:47 pm

Welcome to the forum.
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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by mad4jags » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:18 pm

You'll just have to convince her that now is the time to acquire them,before they increase in value :-) .
A sliver one looks brilliant when shod with propeller's....they really suit the car and hark back to the "Bullitt" ad that Ford made to promote the Puma.
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2000 1.7 Ford Puma Panther Black..answers to the name of "Bramble"
1998 1.7 Ford Puma Radiant Red..."Scarlett"
2002 1.7 Ford Puma Moondust Silver..."Bullet"
1999 1.7 Ford Puma Melina Blue...."Gizmo"

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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by niro » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:55 pm

hello!! silver cars are addictive.. I only wanted a red one to go with my blue one... now we have a silver one each lol :roll:
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current Pumas : W-reg 1.4
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CU51DYL
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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by CU51DYL » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:44 pm

Cheers guys, as much as I'd love more, I'm finding it a bit expensive and addictive to bling up my 51 red, added some yellow Samco coolant hoses at the weekend, got some springs and standard shocks to replace the coilovers and have some gold braided brake hoses which still haven't turned up after two months from Goodrich.. and have also shelled out a few hundred on a Sparco seat which is also taking it's time to arrive... :roll: and my point is, I'm only a delivery driver so cant afford more, oh and its MOT time in couple of weeks..
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Hi from Cornwall with 2 reds

Post by Orphan » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:14 pm

You should take it easy.

Projects are supposed to be marathons, and not sprints.
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