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    Opel Ascona 400R

    Opel Ascona 400R
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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Hello, just out of curiosity, why does the sunstrip read "ROTHAMS"?

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    Opel Ascona 400R

    Well spotted!!!🙈
    Sweet motor tho tbf👌

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    lovley car

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Manta 400 had a different length wheelbase to the ordinary Cavalier.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Hello, just out of curiosity, why does the sunstrip read "ROTHAMS"?
    I have never noticed that ��. I will have to get a new one made now lol.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Sweet car

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Is the car still available?

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Hello, just out of curiosity, why does the sunstrip read "ROTHAMS"?
    Eyes like a shit house rat Leon

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Is was so because sponsoring from sigaret was no longer allowed. It still so here in Historic or any normall competition. We have Bostas instead of Bastos, same for this Rothmans .

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Rest of the car has Rothmans on it though.
    Instead of Rothmans they usually put Rothwans on it.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Rest of the car has Rothmans on it though.
    Instead of Rothmans they usually put Rothwans on it.
    Does it really matter?

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
    Does it really matter?
    I only post things that matter.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Clearly not as I don’t think anyone cares how Rothmans is spelled on a car for sale. Are you interested in buying it if it’s spelled correctly ? If so it’s quite an easy fix.
    Last edited by Erikmex; 17-02-2019 at 20:47.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Why did you ask if you know the answer?

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Rest of the car has Rothmans on it though.
    Instead of Rothmans they usually put Rothwans on it.
    That's probably because the car was never in real competition but he did bought a sunstrip that did had the right name on for competition (as they are all right now). This is the only one allowed for competition. Possible no one is still making one with the illegal Rothmans name on.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Miniliteman View Post
    Why did you ask if you know the answer?
    To get an insight into the minds of pests.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    I've not seen Rothwans yet but should be legal to.

    Must say, day's of sigaret sponsoring, a LOT of money was available. Here we had a competition between Belga and Bastos. Of course also other makes but these where the big players.

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
    To get an insight into the minds of pests.
    Now Now play nicely Children

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    Re: Opel Ascona 400R

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikmex View Post
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    You know what they say: it takes one to know one.

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