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#121 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:12 AM

A few spots of late, not quite sure why but this Pontiac wagon seemed to tick the right boxes.
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at least they'd polished the rust
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previously spotted but i hadn't got it from the front
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about as bad as this style of mustang gets
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an earlier skylark, before they were ugly? nah
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this was very shiny
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#122 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:22 AM

A few spots of late, not quite sure why but this Pontiac wagon seemed to tick the right boxes.
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Excellent stuf as usual! Is this estate a rebadged Cavalier Mk 2 Estate with a new nose or is it me?

#123 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:09 PM

You are right, it was badged as a 'Sunbird' which I think was made out of Cavaliers.

#124 OFFLINE   pompei

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:16 PM

Looks like the front was sawn off and a plastic replacement glued on

#125 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:08 PM

Think its covered in an earlier part of this (or maybe another) thread.

Theres loads of these chavalier clones around the world, all based on the same platform, GM J-car I beleive. There's Holdens in Oz, and numerous different types in the states.. including a preposterous Cadillac version - Behold the Cimarron..

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 01:25 AM

the spring sunshine has brought out the shite for my spotting camera is full after just a few weeks sitting on the passenger seat.

Don't know what this is/was but it was made out of pudding and the Italian Mini Clubman was the other side of it
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Come to bed eyes from a Pontiac
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not quite sure what was going on here
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in the local equivalent of Tescos car park
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somone likes these
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#127 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:06 AM

]Come to bed eyes from a Pontiac
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I would sooo drive round in that!

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 07:39 AM

Think these Tercels need slightly bigger rear lights. :roll:

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This Honda (Accord coupe?) is lovely...

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RIP Julie & Maisie

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:13 PM

Excellent work. RatWD GR8 4 etc.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:18 PM

another update. This was the first of these Alfa's I've ever seen stateside
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ratlook family carrier
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this was a Suzuki, I think its also badged here as a Geo
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nice Brit muscle
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Ford LTD (appeal)
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this had Pininfarina badges but I couldn't get a good look
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pair of dead Fieros
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something wrong here
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oh yes, thats wrong
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shagged Paseo
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Turbo?
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previously under a tarp!
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 07:08 PM

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Superbly grotty, love the state of the front wings! Makes it even funnier that it looks quite clean.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:54 PM

this had Pininfarina badges but I couldn't get a good look
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:45 AM

Fantastic, as always. TWO '65 Mustang convertables in one post!! :shock: Does anyone else think that the wheels- or, more acurately- the tyres, look too big on those Jensen Interceptors?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 01:51 PM

few more pics

Barry has a morgan
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Was this the 'cruising package' that was discussed in the ebay thread a while back?
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:23 PM

The last two are great.From posts a bit further up, I rather like the Stanza too. I am rather partial to those razorback Cadillacs as well.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:53 PM

What's going on with the headlights on the Volvo and the Pug? Is there some reason they've had their original units replaced by totally out of place rectangular ones?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:00 PM

Don't see enough Pugs to be sure but you see plenty of Volvos around with lights like that, suspect it's a 'US Spec' thing.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:25 PM


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What a pair of shitters - rough as a badger's ball bag. :shock:

Extra points to the 'Rolla for the chain link numberplate surround..

They must salt the roads a wee bit over there?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:22 PM

Yow!!!

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I wonder if that was built in Longbridge.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:25 PM

Don't see enough Pugs to be sure but you see plenty of Volvos around with lights like that, suspect it's a 'US Spec' thing.

Yup - divvy Yanks only allowed sealed-beam headlights prior to '87, which is why all Mercs, Saabs, Pugs and Volvos have very obvious square/round lights up to that period. The US government only allowed round headlights until 1975 as well.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:50 PM

The US government only allowed round headlights until 1975 as well.

Really? I'm sure I've seen US spec minis later than that... I'm probably wrong though...Hello everyone by the way! This is my first post!

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:52 AM

Really? I'm sure I've seen US spec minis later than that... I'm probably wrong though...

You're probably right - I think he means that round headlamps were the only ones allowed until 1975 but after that they allowed other shapes too :lol: Anyway, welcome to the forum!

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

:oops: Ah I see, sorry I'm thick sometimes!

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:04 AM

No no - my fault squire (welcome by the way). I meant that only round headlights were allowed up to 1975. D'you mean the original Mini by the way - I didn't think they were ever officially imported to the US? I believe the US DoT have now relaxed importation rules, effectively you can now easily import non-Type Approved stuff over 30 yrs old. I believe there's at least one RHD Dolomite Sprint in the US now.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:37 AM

A May 2008 Update.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:55 AM

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Amazing - I didnt think the Yanks got the Sierra. Let alone a XR4i version.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:19 AM

Think the Ford Sierra was sold there under the brand 'Mercury' that was meant to be exotic.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:43 AM

Think the Ford Sierra was sold there under the brand 'Mercury' that was meant to be exotic.

It's worse than that - it was actually 'Merkur', I kid you not, they actually thought that sounded like a 'premium German marque' :lol: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MerkurOn the subject of proper Mercurys the Cougar (gold colored coupe at the dealers) looks very tempting at $2650.The 50s looking blue sedan in the earlier set of pics is also a Mercury - one of the 1949 to 1951 models. These have a iconic status amongst US customisers - lowered and chopped ones are the orginal 'lead sleds'.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:54 AM

Couple of interesting pages on the European-built cars Ford tried to flog in the US during the late 1980s:Merkur . o O o . XR4TiSurprising that it was built as late as 89, I presume that the mk1 Sierra front end and double side rear window arrangement was kept throughout the run even after the "mk2" Sierra came out over here.EDIT: Beaten to it!

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

Drool at the red Chevelle.Yay at the Camry hatchback! Probably reviled in the USA as I didn't think they 'did' hatches?

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