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#61 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 07:45 AM

i like that corvette stingray and as for that chevy blazer id cut the back of turn it into a pick up with harvey frost on the back nice towing tool
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#62 OFFLINE   KruJoe

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:21 PM

small update

Hardly!
Looks like you found some daylight for snaps after all.


We never got an original M6 in Britain, did we?

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Quite a spot if it's a real one!

It's good to see what's across the pond.
Well done, keep it up. :D

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:48 PM

small update

Quite a spot if it's a real one!

Did not look like it was fake but was starting to get dark, if a copy was very convincing and in quite nice shape. Was on a residential street not far from my house, I'll try to saunter down that way during daylights hours

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 06:09 PM

The M6 was badged M635 CSi in the UK (and I think rest of Europe)...

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#65 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 03:14 AM

Here's a few more recent spots, yes it's snowing in some, winter starting early. Was most pleased with this Volvo, not a common model wherever you are.
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this was last night, an omni
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and these at a vette specialist
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 02:48 PM

Nice Subaru wagon, and the 544 is gorgeous.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 03:02 PM

Love that woody wagon ... looks like someone has stuck fablon down the sides. Is it just the camera angle, or are its proportions all wrong? Look at that rear overhang! :lol: And has someone shortened the rear axle?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:52 PM

I think the somewhat concave rear side panel (perhaps caused by a collision with something smaller such as a bus) has conspired to make the rear arch look wider but the stick on trim was incredible in that it was all there yet absolutely 100% of it was knackered in some way:)

#69 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 12:50 AM

Me like the E12 5 Series, rare over here - is it more common over there?

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:44 AM

Theres a Cadillac Cimarron in that lot, I so want one of those, Top Spotting!!That Monte-Carlo is cool too.. :D

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:16 AM

I missed the Cimarron - mega OOF! So shite it's cool. Can't believe that people actually parted with twice the price of any other J-car (Chevrolet Cavalier etc) for something virtually identical, except some leather in it. Respect.E12 is a good spot. I remember reading that BMW buyers were up in arms when the 530i became the 528i - even though the engine was more powerful, the Yanks do love their 'cubes' and didn't like the fact the new engine was smaller and advertised via the badging as such :roll:

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:30 PM

Very cool - surely the American equivalent of the Vanden Plas Maestro? (Possibly even more so - more like a Daimler Astra?)My £20 MkII Cavalier was very comfy but absolutely povvo spec - just imagine one with a posh interior and a V6! Sounds great!

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:46 PM

I was looking at Wikipedia and was surprised to see the E12 was built from '74 to '81, you're right Reg, they are not that common over here either despite the time on sale. It also confirmed the change from the 530 to the 528 ('79), I just don't know how you guys know all this:) Smaller Cadillac's such as the Seville seem to shite up pretty quickly, I'm not sure the Cimarron ever stood a chance from day 1.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 02:12 AM

Wishing a Happy New Year to all! Here's a few bits and bobs of late, caught up with that M6 again.

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and shiney as you like!
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Be good!

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:28 AM

Another great selection there. This was my favourite:

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But then I saw this, which is fantastic:

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What is it? Looks like the US equivalent of a Viva. Bigger I know, but compact by the standards of the time.

I was more interested in the buildings in the background here, looks like some kind of Tudor meets German schloss theme hotel.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:33 AM

Lovely!Especially liking the Mondeo / whatever its called with the paint drips onto the lights!Looking through this really makes me fancy some sort of American roadtrip. These pics sell me a USA holiday far more than any brochure ever could!

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 09:35 AM

Are you sure it's paint? Great shots!

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:09 PM

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Grim! But still more saleable than the brand new one they entered in a demolition derby during the Jackass movie :lol:

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:24 PM

Another great selection there. This was my favourite:

But then I saw this, which is fantastic:

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What is it? Looks like the US equivalent of a Viva. Bigger I know, but compact by the standards of the time.

It's a circa 1973 Plymouth Valiant - a later 2 dr version of the red saloon in Duel.

Also offered as the Dodge Dart, because of their simplicity, these were regarded well by buyers who wanted a simple RWD car that got good petrol consumption, compared to maker's smaller attempts at economy cars such as the Chevy Vega and Ford Pinto.

Plus Darts/Valiants were liked because their reliability and quality , the cars that replaced it - the Pymouth Volare and Dodge Aspen, were significantly worse in both regards. Hence many Darts/Valiants are still around, whereas the later cars just rusted away and disappeared.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:47 PM

SL, I had the 'green car on a snowy day', down as a 70s Dodge but I was being honked from behind and the weather was pretty shite too so I think AnthonyG is correct. The building behind the XJS is an apartment building close to a train station about 40 mins ride North of the city. It has a somewhat cheesy name like 'The Stonecrest Tudor' or something and even the locals think it looks a bit theme park.The Mondeo thing was called a Contour here and I don't think the yanks really ever took to them - I believe size wise they are viewed in some sort of no mans land.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 04:29 PM

Great pics, loving all the 'compacts' along with the seemingly immortal barges.

Is this a Mustang? (Mk3?)
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I used to think they looked rubbish and had lost their appeal by this age, but this one looks quite sleek and, well, nice..

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:04 AM

Yes it's a '3rd generation' mustang but sometimes called the petrol/gas crisis model. Was sold for many years and generally unpopular even today with mustang purists. Some of this model do look pretty scrawney and pathetic (there's a few in this thread fitting the bill). This one didn't look totally stock.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:22 AM

No, that hood scoop doesn't look quite factory spec does it? I always thought the hatchback version of the Fox-body Mustang looks a lot better than the coupe version (the one with a separate boot), which I think looks wrong and out of proportion. It's true that the base spec models all look rather lame, even the hatchbacks (and drive it too, with that feeble 2.3 Pinto under the bonnet) but I think they can be made to look quite stunning, especially in black. They need lowering springs and larger rims to look their best though. Or else they need to be in a Mad Max grey-primer-dents-and-cherry-bomb style like mine was. 8)

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:34 AM

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I like this Monte a lot. Didn't these have an insanely powerful turbocharged V6? I remember reading an article about them in a late '80s Autocar & Motor which reckoned they were quicker to 60 than a Testarossa...

[Edit] Thinking about it I seem to recall the mad turbo version had a hood scoop that could swallow a chicken whole, so this is probably the "normal" version.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 01:02 PM

Yes it's a '3rd generation' mustang but sometimes called the petrol/gas crisis model. Was sold for many years and generally unpopular even today with mustang purists.

How on earth could have been unpopular?This generation of Mustang was the ride of choice of the coolest man to walk the planet:WITNESS HERE!

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:30 PM

ha ha, 'the coolest raper ever' according to the comments on there.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:57 PM

He has it again in the video for Ice Ice Baby:

He does a pretty good demonstration of the sort of driving pose I do when I'm driving the Charmant to Aldi:
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(obviously less the 5.0, ragtop down so my hair can blow, girlies on standby waving just to say hi, etc.)

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:07 PM

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

I like this Monte a lot. Didn't these have an insanely powerful turbocharged V6? I remember reading an article about them in a late '80s Autocar & Motor which reckoned they were quicker to 60 than a Testarossa...

[Edit] Thinking about it I seem to recall the mad turbo version had a hood scoop that could swallow a chicken whole, so this is probably the "normal" version.

You're thinking of the Buick GNX old chap, similar thing but more 'square'. I believe they used the same blown 3.8V6 in the GMC Typhoon and Syclone small 4x4 and pickup. Pretty sure this 'Carlo would have the ubiquitous 5.0 V8, but it's still very nice.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:29 PM

Yes it's a '3rd generation' mustang but sometimes called the petrol/gas crisis model. Was sold for many years and generally unpopular even today with mustang purists.

How on earth could have been unpopular?This generation of Mustang was the ride of choice of the coolest man to walk the planet:WITNESS HERE!

at the time that came out I had an A reg Austin Metro City 1.0, all I had to do was change the lyrics by one digit and I was the coolest twat in South London!

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:55 AM

some more odds and sods, firstly for those with the horn over the monte carlo (I love em), a modern one to remove the led from your pencil:
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and up a long driveway next to the bin bags, does XGF 341M look on empire plates?
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