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Questions About Owning A C3 In The UK?

Chuffer

CCCUK Member
Perhaps the answer is to invest in one of those roof hoists you can get for some of those cars like Merc's with really heavy removable hard tops - fix it to the garage roof and using some form of strapping to sit in - simply lift and lower yourself through the convertible or T roof aperture a bit like one of those air/sea helicopter rescue operations.
You could always get your squire to hoist you in and out like a medeival knight onto his charger in his suite of armour :ROFLMAO:
 

Mr. Cricket

CCCUK regional rep
We just completed a one day round trip of 374 miles. The car used 18.5 gallons, and the MPG came out at 20.2 mpg. I re-fuelled close to our destination (including a pot pf Millers EPS) and again on our return home at our local station. It was down to about half a tank on the gauge on both occasions. It's worth noting that the second half of the tank seems to go a lot quicker than the first!

On long trips I reckon to plan on a re-fuel at around the 250 mile mark, which gives me a nice amount of leeway. In reality, I try not to do more than 300 miles in a day, as more gets a tad tiring.
That's a lot in a C3 but eased no doubt by the beautiful French scenery Stephen. 2018 I did the Nationals there and back on a blisteringly hot day in a C3 which from here is 320 round trip. Slept like the dead that night.

Glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks the second half of the tank seems to fall away quicker :unsure:
 

Roscobbc

CCCUK Member
It surprises many to learn that my modded '68 BB powered car will just about squeeze 16 mpg at a 60/70 mph cruise. However get fed up with that speed and advance to 85/90 mph where the secondaries are tipping in and that reduces significantly. So much so that you really can see the fuel needle move over a five minute period....
 

GCorvette

CCCUK Member
Ironically I have a shipping container, but as you say, I don't think I could get a car in & get out.
So an update:

I've decided I cannot live without my C6 Z51, it ticks so many boxes for me, so that is staying.

That said, after an insane amount of research that almost fried my brain, I am also going to go ahead and get a C3. 😁

It might happen shortly or perhaps next year, just depends on the right car I guess, but I do have some options to think about.

The question over fitting a shipping container I've answered.

My C6 fits snugly, BUT the only way in and out will be to add a Window Valet and even then it is quite a limbo manoeuvre.

I've yet to check the width on a C3, but length would be fine & naturally depending on age, it might have manual operation on the windows.

Not ideal, but doable.

I'm keeping my eye out for a suitable new property at the same time, so anything could happen on that front as well.

Thanks for all the advice & suggestions.
Very much appreciated. 👍😎
 

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CaptainK

CCCUK Member
The question over fitting a shipping container I've answered.
My C6 fits snugly, BUT the only way in and out will be to add a Window Valet and even then it is quite a limbo manoeuvre.
Its like looking at my C3 in the council garage I have. Oh fun days.... and how I wish the silly-icitors would hurry up with my house purchase so I can be rid of the council garage and into a lovely huge double garage. :)
 

Gus

CCCUK Member
Aaaah.... the joys of a big garage....
Never very bothered about the house [to my wife's irritation] ;) .......as long as I have a nice big garage to play with!
 
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