would set you back just over PS900.
And it's a humble Austin Allegro
, the 1970s vehicle derided as illustrating, in metal, colourful plastic and vinyl roof, everything that was wrong with Birmingham-based British Leyland.
The stats revealed less than 0.5 per cent of the 643,340 Allegros
built between 1973 and 1983 were still on the road.
From the plug-ugly Austin Allegro
to the popular Vauxhall Viva, you couldn't drive for more than a few miles without crossing their paths.
THE other day I bought an Austin Allegro
...and you're the first people I've told.
Colin, who has owned 40 Allegros
since purchasing his first in 1981, won't be on the pilgrimage.
Fifty owners proudly showed off their Longbridge-built vehicles - from Austin Allegros
to classic Minis - at the plant's Q Gate.
Around 60 of the Birmingham-produced Austin Allegros
had their place in the sun on the marque's 35th anniversary homecoming rally at Patrick Motor Museum, Kings Norton.
IT WAS the nightmare vision of 1970s AA repair men - scores of Austin Allegros
lined up with their bonnets lifted.
Eastborne resident Mr Cripps, 39, who owns three Allegros
, said: "We have a national meeting every year, but the 35th anniversary is a special one so we wanted to bring the cars home.
He is recreating one of the most familiar sounds from Britain's highways in the era when Allegros
were shuddering along them in their thousands.
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