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#241 OFFLINE   renault25

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:20 PM

That cherry coup is just class.Nuff said!More excellent spotting SL - Crapi and Prelude floatin' my boat :roll: :lol:
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:25 PM

Aye - that Prelude is top, a late 2.0i-16 with the 150bhp motor too, should shift a bit, especially if it has the usual wheelarch and sunroof rot that will lose a few more kgs!

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:22 PM


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Baz knew what the reg'n on the XM would be, apparently FOO 5 has graced several CX's in the past, he wondered if it would be on a C6 in years to come?

FOO & GOO together!! :lol: coincidence? :?:

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 12:30 PM


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As this was parked next to me it would have been rude not take a quick snap.

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 01:49 PM

SL may not. But I'm lucky (?) enough to own one (or two :wink: ) of themYou can get more than 9mpg out of them, really you can. Just not MUCH more :lol:

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 04:56 PM

What about the R 30 Mr30TX was going to rescue from the garage forecourt near me? Believe it's still there.

Unfortunately Mr30TX had to change his 20/30 hoarding plans (though this also means Baz is soon to be in shite heaven!).Mr30 described that black 30TX as 'rotten as a pear' - but I do know of someone keen to get one as a project - if you could PM me any more details 55bloke, then I'll pass them on.Similarly - any contact info for the R20 in a bush from you Nor-folk could be passed to the same madman :D

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 10:27 AM

Splendid Sudbury pics....Since the '70s (when we was lads in Sudbury) "FOO 5" has graced a DS, at least 3 CXs (I can remember a red one, a metallic blue one [a la j-j :wink: ] and a lovely white Pallas) and I think this is the second XM....Only natural that he gets a C6 next innit? :D He lives in Friars Street ('bout 2 mins walk from where that pic was taken!)....I'm gonna make a point of going that way through the town when I'm down there in future (camera poised of course) as I've still yet to see one in the metal!
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for the nod there Baz! The guy appears to be in his XM while you were snapping the pic - should just have cruised up and asked when he's getting one.C6: there were TWO here in Glasgow Citroen deeler! (wonder how many they've sold :lol:) I think C6s look good in light colours but the pair here were/are dark.Not seen any 'on the road' though

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:04 AM

Been a quiet week, though inevitably there are the 'ones that got away' like a Kitten, Allegro, early Escort MkIII with mod's and various Merc's.

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Wanted one of these a while back for family duties, but they seem to rot a bit too well. This one looks clean though, and an ace colour scheme (factory) which suited the behatted owner well.

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Possibly a bit too new, but I do like these. Why couldn't they make the X-Type look like this?

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Escort Popemobile, grandly badged as Chairman. Just noticed it's on a J, surely they were well into the Escort MkV vans by then? Must have taken a long time to do the conversion......

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See this around quite often. Sadly I missed the doggy XR4x4 that was a couple of cars behind, quite like them.

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SL family admire this old garage, looks like it was once a school? Doubtless going to be redeveloped for some sort of luxury housing as it's in North Norfolk and the London pound is strong there.

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Hella auxiliary light grille makes this 318 look like a 6-pot to the unitiated - I remember having to put my stepdad right on this on one he'd seen many years ago.

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Slightly tatty workhorse Volvo estate in dark blue - hmmm, seems a familiar concept :wink:

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One for Marty! What better way to advertise your business in a posh market town than a board on a dog-eared old BX? Despite the tell-tale tidemark telling us it hasn't moved for a long time, it had a 2007 tax disc so must have a recent MoT.

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Nice end to the week's findings. Pretty much the most undesirable Midget you could imagine, and a Wartburg, outside a nicely period bungalow - wonderful! This was very much on Baz's patch on the NW side of Norwich.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:32 AM

Top spots indeed! That Wartburg has to be the best, is i still in use? My mother used to have an identical Midget to that one (perhaps not quite so much rust though!) But I do remember it being a fairly dreadful device.
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:17 AM

Possibly a bit too new, but I do like these. Why couldn't they make the X-Type look like this?

Please tell me you're joking! :shock: :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 10:53 AM

Nice cars but THAT school/garage! Our dream place to live! Plenty of space for car stuff and a workshop for my work and living space too! (Mrs Seth agrees by the way! :wink: ) I hate it when super properties like this get bought by developers who flatten them and turn them into several modern annonymous and tiny houses :( Out of interest have you any idea roughly how much that would be worth?

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:43 PM


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Possibly a bit too new, but I do like these. Why couldn't they make the X-Type look like this?

Thoroughly agree about the Xedos - very good looking cars for their time & extremely Jaguar-esque styling 8) Is this one the 6? Both versions are rarely seen now :(

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Slightly tatty workhorse Volvo estate in dark blue - hmmm, seems a familiar concept :wink:

:lol::lol::lol::lol: It's even F reg too - but I can't see any duck tape ;) Perfect timing, as mine has been working hard this weekend lugging about 25 heavy sacks of horse shit for my aunt's garden (her 965 also had a similar load in it but was actually more tail down :lol: ) & then taking a very large sofa to the dump this morning.

Nice cars but THAT school/garage! Our dream place to live! Plenty of space for car stuff and a workshop for my work and living space too! (Mrs Seth agrees by the way! :wink: ) I hate it when super properties like this get bought by developers who flatten them and turn them into several modern annonymous and tiny houses :( Out of interest have you any idea roughly how much that would be worth?

What a great place! Very characterful as well as being extremely practical :D
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:21 PM

Nice M11 Prairie there....I've seen one like that over the past week or two (whilst not carrying camera :( ) but can't remember where....Where was Yours S.L? I'm thinking Cromer or Hunstanton?I've seen the midget too (although again, I can't think where exactly :roll: ) but to my shame, I never noticed the Wartburg :oops: That's why You're a top Shite-snapper and I'm not I guess! :(
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 07:54 PM

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One for Marty! What better way to advertise your business in a posh market town than a board on a dog-eared old BX? Despite the tell-tale tidemark telling us it hasn't moved for a long time, it had a 2007 tax disc so must have a recent MoT.

OMFG - Its a TZD with BLACK CHEVRONS - they are soooooo rare, (the chevrons, not the TZD) Its got its original wheel trims too - yum yum.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:00 PM

I had a 16RS with black chevrons....Coz I painted 'em! :D
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:35 PM

BS6, DVLA said this about the Wartburg....Date of Liability 30 09 1997Date of First Registration 15 08 1975Year of Manufacture 1975Cylinder Capacity (cc) 991CCCO2 Emissions Not AvailableFuel Type PetrolExport Marker Not ApplicableVehicle Status UnlicensedVehicle Colour BLUESo, not taxed since '97! I like the fact it's on a local 'AH' registration so has probably spent all its life in/around Norwich. Baz, I'll PM you its location, don't really like to give out roads and exact locations in public - a marauding band of Wartburg thieves might be looking!The M11 Prairie was seen in Attleborough on a stroll around town at lunchtime, with diversions to popular tat-attracting spots.Seth, the garage/school place is in Cley Road, Holt - wouldn't have a clue about value. Lots I'd say, this area of North Norfolk attracts London weekenders and some barmy prices are being paid. Try calling a few of the independent agents in town and see if they know much about it? Unless you desperately want to be in that area for your work I'd recommend other areas of Norfolk/Suffolk where your money would go further but they're still nice towns - Bungay, Harleston, Beccles for example. I'm sure a Client of ours is developing some sort of live/work mixed use thing, can't recall where. Sorry everyone, bit OT.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:59 PM

'Tis OK, Spotted. We're not really thinking about moving up there just would be interesting to know what kind of money would be asked. I think Katie would find the commute ot Milton Keynes a bit far and I've got ties in London too....

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:36 PM

You wanna be up near us then Seth. 40 mins to london, 30 to MK, and all the cuntreeside you can eat. Cheap too ;)

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:15 PM

40 mins to london, 30 to MK, and all the cuntreeside you can eat. Cheap too ;)

Relatively speaking :wink:
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:37 AM

I had a 16RS with black chevrons....Coz I painted 'em! :D

I have a TXD with an overload of chromium trim - its gradually getting dechromed and the chevrons is getting stove baked enammeled soon - in Black! Interestingly Citroen deny the existance of the Black Chevrons - they say they never made them, but clearly they did as proper black ones are not just chrome ones painted up, they is black all the way through!
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:12 AM

whats the fascination with black chevrons then! Quite interesting. Do they mean something special?

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:34 AM

Citroen fitted Black Chevrons only to the "sportier" BX models in 1991/2, so some TZD Turbo and GTi cars got them, but Citroen never listed them as a part (PR-Net) and deny their very existance. No one seems able to find out why they produced them, why they only fitted them to a few BX's and how many were made, or indded why some 91/92 cars came with silver chevrons and some with black.Its one of those weird things that no one seems to explain - one for Mulder & Sculley perhaps?

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 12:42 PM

whats the fascination with black chevrons then! Quite interesting. Do they mean something special?

I reckon it's some sort of goth phase the Citroen exec's were going through back then.Or maybe there was a death they wanted to commemmorate - one of the designer's hamsters, something like that?Purchasing officer with a sense of humour? Did it just to see if a small band of people would be discussing it 15 years down the road?

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:49 PM

Purchasing officer with a sense of humour? Did it just to see if a small band of people would be discussing it 15 years down the road?

Definitely - PSA and Renault/Nissan corporate spies probably monitor this site!

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:54 PM

Not much last week, but a few more trips to different places helped perk things up a bit......

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Comedy combination #1. Both ultimately do the same job......

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Wheel shite. Errghhh.

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Comedy combination #2, breeding Pandas.

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What this picture doesn't show is how foul the weather was at the time - I got very wet and cold for the sake of this, but worth it I think. Another Lidl spot.

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Future shite?

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Posh shite! Back looks a right old mish-mash, Camargue more elegant IMO.

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Late-80's Volvo graveyard.

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I spotted a Laurel :roll: Actually, I have known of this car for some time and have spoken to the owner before, his son is a stock car racer of some repute hence the stuff in the background and following shots. This Laurel is still on the road and he loves it, likely he's going to have my dead one once I've stripped off a few bits.

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This Magnette going to be built as a historic saloon stock car (not banger), one day. They were very popular for that back in the day.

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SWB CF with twin rear wheels! Vaguely recall this being on the road, suffered a bit since.

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Rusty MGB, maybe a donor for engine to the Magnette? Grey car behind is a MkI Cortina done out as an old style saloon stock car.

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Nice old P6, V8 too.

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In what way could this ever have been popular?

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Bit of multi-tasking going on here - simultaneously filling up with petrol and taking a snap of this.

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Parking sensors add a touch of Halfords chic to this. Mrs SL amused by its owner, didn't somehow fit your typical XJ-S profile. Odd plate.

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Interesting place, lots of dead 80's> BMWs and other stuff, mostly German. Far more than you can see here.

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Seen this a few times, just an opportune snap while I was held up.

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Mmmm. Make a good Giant Test with that Escort Popular?

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Nice.

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Looks clean. Haven't posted it before have I?

That's it.

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
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And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:57 AM


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Future shite?

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Posh shite! Back looks a right old mish-mash, Camargue more elegant IMO.

IMHO those Hyundais are extremely fugly - what were the designers thinking? :roll: Especially since the pre-facelift version is such a good looking car - had great reviews when new too :D The current one is nice, but like its predecessor, unfortunately suffers from badge snobbery despite being a good car, so definate future shite status!

I've always liked the simple elegance of these Bentleys but glad to hear that I'm not the only fan of the Carmargue - they look great in early form (esp with gold or dark blue paint) 8) but the later ones with body colour bits look shocking :?
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:39 PM

Love the R9....Quite often an R11 pops up, but I can't remember the last time I saw a 9! 8) Late XJS is nice to see aswell....Wouldn't touch one with a bargepole, but nice to see! :)
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:57 PM

That Bentley is fugly....the rear lights look like they were robbed from a 70's Datsun estate, swapped left to right and right to left and then grafted on.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:02 PM

That Bentley is fugly....the rear lights look like they were robbed from a 70's Datsun estate, swapped left to right and right to left and then grafted on.

Not just me then! Not keen on the front either, twin round lights look a bit gormless IMO, though roof and waistline in the middle are quite neat and surely that's the tricky bit?

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas





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