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#301 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:41 PM

Hello all. Most of these were taken over the holiday period when visiting friends/relatives and of course the most shite route was always taken.

We start with the dream VW garage.
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And I’ve been to this place in Connecticut before but there’s always something to see.
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This had a hand painted rear end and stick on gold trim everywhere. CLASS!
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These were 10 miles from my inlaws house, discovered whilst out ‘shopping’
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and more local treats
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Keep ‘em peeled!

#302 ONLINE   eddyramrod

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:51 PM

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That'll do for me! Mask off the roof and doors, paint the rest black; quick email to Andy to ship me the lightbar he's still holding for me, and we're away, LAPD replica. :D

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#303 OFFLINE   Captain Mainwaring

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:46 PM

Are the rubber bumpers on the seppo-spec Sherpa coupé thicker than they are on the proper ones?

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#304 OFFLINE   vivapower

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:54 PM

BLOODY HELL that blue 70 plymouth sattelite/ roadrunner is my dream car i wish i could bring it over here.
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#305 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:27 PM

Must be time for an update because the camera is full. The first few NYC spots I have to attribute to a friend of mine who works in the city and knows I enjoy the obscure.

First was this beautiful Alfa taken outside Grand Central, I have never seen one in my time here.
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This green monstrosity was on Park Ave
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Next we are back to the burbs, here is some shite in transit:
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This ex Afla dealership in my town should be opening up as a Fiat dealership soon, I think this orig 500 is doing the promo rounds in the US:
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A large branch came off a tree in my in laws yard, affording this delightful view into the neighbors taste in lawn sculpture. Jealous?
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Bo & Luke rollin' into Westchester county, pity but Daisy was nowhere to be seen.
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This Galant was completely stock aside from some minor detailing to the rear.
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#306 OFFLINE   Rusty Pelican

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:52 PM

Big thanks for posting , The Charger and

This for me , one minor thing , what it is please :?: :?:

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Pete-M wrote . My only interest whilst driving it was working out how long before I could get out

#307 OFFLINE   mattblack

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:34 PM

WTF is going on with the headlights on the 500? Were all the the US spec ones like that?
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Posted 27 April 2011 - 12:29 AM

WTF is going on with the headlights on the 500? Were all the the US spec ones like that?



Yes, US spec Fiat 500s required big sealed-beam headlamps.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:13 PM

here's an update for the first half of the summer. I managed to drive by my favorite upstate delership to see what new stock they had in, the 'Maserati' was still lurking, here's what they had on offer:
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up the street was a bike with fur on it
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A few on the move
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and not on the move
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more from taking the backroads
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at a local hospital saw this Buick - these aren't that rare but unusual in nice shape
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and that's it, be good!

#310 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:21 PM

Hello all, I had a temporary change of job assignment which involved driving a van round some of the less wealthy areas of Westchester County for the last three weeks, most of these shots are from that period so here goes.
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I chatted to the owner of this Morris, his dad had imported it years ago when it was nearly new
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This was totally shagged, was not that old either
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well that's all the pics I have folks, be good. Ian

#311 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:51 PM

Just superb.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:57 PM

I'll take the primer 'n rust Firebird, please.

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Everyone?

Oh.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:10 PM

Big thanks for posting , The Charger and

This for me , one minor thing , what it is please :?::?:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x88/p...


Chevy Impala Coupe, about 1970. Impala being Chevrolet's full-size family car, this is very much equivalent to a two-door FD Victor, if Vauxhall had ever made one.


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1951 Mercury with the roof of a 1957 Oldsmobile grafted on, I think. Not to mention the extended rear wings and I'm sure a host of other delicious upgrades. I do hope we get to see it finished! It has potential to be one very stylish hunk.... or a pile of cr4p, but I hope it survives.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:35 PM

Sorry for the pic repeat but this thing is flippin' CLASS and I have no idea what it is. I would love something like this if I was living over there. The wheels are also mega cool.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:03 PM

1972 Pontiac Grand Prix [/showoff mode] :D

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#316 ONLINE   RoadworkUK

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:09 PM

1972 Pontiac Grand Prix [/showoff mode] :D


'73 Trans Am wheels? (corroded?)
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:12 PM

Possibly, or possibly GTO of the same era. I'm with Barrett though, it's still cool, and definitely the kind of thing I'd be calling "my daily" if I lived in a United State.

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:16 PM

Possibly, or possibly GTO of the same era. I'm with Barrett though, it's still cool, and definitely the kind of thing I'd be calling "my daily" if I lived in a United State.


Without any shadow of a doubt. I have a 1/18 Grand Prix CJ 429 in the loft, somewhere. Always liked them.
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 09:16 PM

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Anyone else see Austin Montego estate in that?
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:24 PM

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Anyone else see Austin Montego estate in that?

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 10:46 PM

Awesome. That is all.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:03 PM

Extraordinary stuff! That green 5dr hatchback in your rather overlooked June update is truly awful.

How common is it to see generic 1960s/70s barges in everyday use?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for the comments, you don't see much 60s stuff unless it's clearly cherished but you do see quite a few 70's clunkers still chugging away as daily's, I think if you do basic oil changes every few thousand miles (there are stacks of while you wait places) they'll run for ever until they rust out.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 01:49 PM

Great pics, thanks.

What is this one?

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Cheers.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:19 PM

Class thread! If it wasn't for the utterly silly fuel consumption/size/parts/space/bravery (delete as appropriate) I'd love a 70s American land yacht.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:03 PM

^Not necessarily as daft as you'd think. A mate of mine ran an '86 Chrysler sedan as his only car for a good while. Admittedly, that was about 10 years ago, when petrol was a damn sight cheaper, but even so; it would just about scrape 20mpg on a motorway run, with the cc set to 55-60. 15 was more like average (he's always driven like an old git...), 10 if he fancied hearing the V8 in full flight for a bit, 8 if nailed.
Now think how much American metal you could get for a couple of grand; maybe run it on gas. Up to a point (late 80's?), these things are as tough as a tank - thick metal and unstressed powertrains - and dead simple to work on. My mate's no Mr B or John F, and he tickled his with the spanners without trouble; when a lass in a Clio skipped in front of him, and slammed the brakes on, the resulting collision caused plenty of damage to the Clio. The Chrysler's bumper was dented, and the trim between the bumper and valance was wrinkled. Even the bent angle-iron bracket was easily straightened.
I'd be interested to see how a year's running costs stacked up against a brand new cheap shopping trolley. Given that I'd have the Falcon wagon in a heartbeat (if there was a decimal point in its' 5 grand pricetag...), I'm not even nearly comparing like with like. I reckon it would have anything new that size beaten all ways for a year's motoring!
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 11:31 PM

When I was an innocent 14 year old living in Vancouver, Canada we had a Chrysler Cordoba as an everyday car and to be honest it wasn't too bad, even by the standards of late 1970's USA tin. It even did 23mpg.
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 04:13 PM

Great pics, thanks.

What is this one?

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Cheers.


Ford Thunderbird, about 1972. There's one over here but I haven't seen it for nearly two years.

As for running these things as dailies, I've done it on a fairly regular basis since 1999 (which all came to a grinding halt when I skipped the country in 2009). I always bought cheap, for cash, and tried to keep at least two in circulation at any time. You've seen the pictures... My father-in-law never got over "all these big cars" I kept showing up in, and never believed me when I pointed out I was spending much less than his other son-in-law (brand new Fiesta with built-in depreciation) and that overall, running these was cheaper than drinking and smoking. Which it is, and a WHOLE lot more fun!

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:13 PM

Ford Thunderbird, about 1972. There's one over here but I haven't seen it for nearly two years.


Cheers Eddy.

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:45 PM

Hello all, we have here a bunch of spots from the rest of the summer, as ever perhaps quantity over quality but I hope some will be of interest (especially a couple of Rovers). Most were in Westchester County but I stumbled across a shitefest visiting some friends on the posh end of Long Island - my camera died in the line of duty this trip (dropped in a large puddle) but the memory card survived.

We start with this tiny thing, I know the US had a 5 minute fling with the 'Smart' but I could not identify this.
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This lot was from my first trip to the Hamptons, I hope to be invited back
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A couple from NYC
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And back to the burbs, this Sterling was on shopping duty
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don't think the camera shows how much pudding there was on this thing
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And have a pink tractor
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