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Spotted's Spottings (French holiday update #1 17/09/17)


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#511 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:49 PM

That must be a really early Primera, it's so clean too. Lovely!An EZX saloon must be as rare as a 1.6L saloon on 13" steelies.The 604 is 8) 8) 8)

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:01 PM

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Nice little village scene in North Suffolk. Garage looks like it was once the blacksmiths and is still working. Recently saw an SEC just like this, maybe even this one, driven by the most spectacularly upper-crust looking couple who must have been nearing their 90's if not older. Perfect.

and as it is a J reg, it'll probably be worth a pretty penny too! £10K maybe? Must be one of the last.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:08 PM

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Super clean! Quite late for a Bedford one?

Now that is one smart lorry! And the Bedford TL front looks so much classier than the AWD thing, don't know what model name it was given as an AWD but they came in about F reg, so this should definitely be one!

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:15 PM


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The Holt Flyer! We got a ride on this, runs between the steam railway station and town. My daughter bawled all the way there as she didn't get the front seat on the upper deck :oops: so we were hugely early for it on the way back :lol: Not good on the faster open road journey back...

Kids eh? They get so het up over the smallest things! We stayed in a friend's house, (or rather house-sat) in Baconsthorpe a couple of years ago with Holt just down the road. We saw the Routemaster but didn't ride on it. We did take the train to somewhere, I can't remember where though! :oops: Does it have much of a route? I have a feeling we took it to Sheringham which is as far as it goes!

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 06:49 AM

(Blows large cloud of dust and cobwebs off this thread)

Sorry it's been a while on this one, lack of my own camera plus general busy-ness plus sorter days have all conspired against me. So, what have I seen since August?...

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Mrs SL got these trucks for me in Norwich. Think there was another Rod of some description with them.

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Nice P6 (with child seat) seen when on the C32 collection mission.

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Justy at NT property.

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Just for Pog. A terribly familiar registration on this, would have been loads of DX stuff seen by my impressionable eyes back in the day.

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Both these tucked away on a walk around the NT place. Haven't seen one of those L300 vans for a very long time, haven't checked DVLA but it's been while since this has been on the road I imagine.

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Accidental spot seen while turning round to take a picture of....

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Nice patina.

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My old 323F GT, as posted here before. Was up for £100, had gone when we went past yesterday.

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He also had this for sale.

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Proper Ameri-shite.

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Have I included this before? Regularly seen as it lives just up the road from the SL in-laws, comedy matching house colours for the full effect.

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Difficult to know which to go for here.

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I plumped for this, as it was in perfect condition for us. A Yarmouth seafront spot.

More to come, including my SPOT OF THE YEAR.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:04 AM

SPOT OF THE YEAR

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How much more wonderful could this be? Useless car, shabby condition, down-at-heel location near the scrapyards and old docks in Yarmouth. I recall them like this 20-25 years ago.

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This was in a nearby yard, to be raced I imagine judging by everything else around it.

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This was in the same area. Mrs SL loves it when I stop for stuff like this, she immediately locks the doors in case of mad people trying to get in the car.

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Rather nice. Must take a piccy of the old Jag that's on a friend's driveway, stripped for racing.

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I've done drawings for four of these Toyota "Retail Concept" things now, one new-build and three refits like this. Worth visiting because...

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This Wuvvum-mobile was parked round the back of the adjacent Ford dealers. Regrettably I don't think it was one of the Used Cars they had for sale.

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While not such an interesting subject, this also goes in the same category as the aircraft carrier spot. I want this belong to some gnarly old country boy of about 93.

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Thrilling action sequence here to rival Michiel's 'old man putting a Civic into a garage' photos. I love these Galants. This one was chock-full of crap, up to the waistline everywhere except the driver's seat. Didn't sound in great condition.

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Scene alert. Continually amazed by how many modified VW's (water and air) I see around.

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Case in point. May have included this before? I don't know, they all look the same to me...

Have got one or two lurking on the work PC, try and get them up this week but that's it for now.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:00 AM

Excellent stuff! You just made me realize I posted the Civic pics in the wrong order, he was actually taking it out of the garage... that neighbourhood is full of old people ánd garages, I always wonder how many great old cars are kept in them. Maybe I'll have to print a couple of hundred posters and stick them on all the doors - 'if you have a cool car and want to get rid of it call me!'

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 10:34 AM

SPOT OF THE YEAR

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How much more wonderful could this be? Useless car, shabby condition, down-at-heel location near the scrapyards and old docks in Yarmouth. I recall them like this 20-25 years ago.

z0MG!!!!1!

Truly devine. [/b]

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 10:37 AM

So much excellent stuff there! Shouldn't surprise many here when I say my fave's the model A pick up. What a beauty!! But, has the law regarding fenders (or mud-guards as we quaintly call them) changed? I remember from my Custom Car reading days, that it was impossible to run an authentic style American Hot Rod because it was illegal to have naked wheels. Is that no longer the case, or do people just ignore it?

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:52 AM

SPOT OF THE YEAR

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Fantastic pic SL that certainly has a timewarp flavour, indeed if there were no sat dishes or wheelie bins in the pic it could be 1979 :D as you say, at around that time such delightful sights were quite common....
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 02:54 PM

Arggh, its the black 2 door baby Austin temptation again! That ones a deluxe as well with opening rear side windows. Aircraft carrier is an impressive shed!I laughed at your "all look the same" VW comment :D

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 03:18 PM

SPOT OF THE YEAR

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I'm pretty sure this was the one Barrett's of Aldeby had for sale about five years ago. There can't be that many Norfolk-plate Silver Fox Mk4 Executives around... I had one of those in metallic bronze - hilarious to drive, wheelspin everywhere and corners like an elephant on a skateboard.

Like that little 121 - I've only ever seen one other 121 in the Norwich area and that's a little turquoise 1100. Saw a burgundy Suntop in Leicester the other day though.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 01:40 PM

Silly me, forgot to post this one:

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Had a chat, seemed like a 2CV fan as I think he said he had another one which was going to be used on Trans-Africa rally? Good to see this one in use though, nicely tatty condition.

Edit: Saw the Astra van again yesterday, it’s been cleaned!

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:01 PM

SL, you truly are the Spotting King! Superb photos sir, and well worth the wait.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:59 PM

As a new user it's taken me days to go through all 35 pages but well worth it.Carry on the good work SL :D

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:05 PM

Silly me, forgot to post this one:

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Had a chat, seemed like a 2CV fan as I think he said he had another one which was going to be used on Trans-Africa rally? Good to see this one in use though, nicely tatty condition.

Edit: Saw the Astra van again yesterday, it’s been cleaned!

HAHA!! I A- framed that Acadiane back from near Northallerton, North Yorks, to my now ex.girlfriends place, near bracon ash, Norfolk. It was framed using a 652cc Dyane based jeep - that was Fu3king hardcore, i can tell ya! :lol:

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:20 AM

Gentle bump in preparation for a forthcoming small update, and just in case it falls off the bottom of the dreaded page 9…

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 15 January 2008 - 08:24 AM

Ah, found a couple of pic’s and there may be more lurking on the work PC.

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Seen this again since, nice.

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Grey import curio, it’s a Nissan Cima and has a 4.1 V8. Spoke to its owner, an American serviceman, and have subsequently had a call saying it’s for sale. Got his number…

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 15 January 2008 - 09:21 AM

A few taken on the work camera last year…

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Lowly-spec early Primera. Near neighbours have had an M-reg saloon with black bumpers ever since we’ve lived in our house, 10 years now, which has become increasingly shite-worthy over time.

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Rather purposeful and unusual Steyr, would have been a big tractor back in its day.

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While never being a Ford person, I’ve always rather admired the 2.8i Capris. Nextdoor-but-one still has his D-plate example which is sitting unused under a tree, very sad.

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Scene #1. Rake!

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Scene #2, nothing to do with the one above. Amazing how many modded VW’s are about, water-cooled stuff too like very low Polos and Golfs.

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Rather different scene here.

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Any guesses? Could be agricultural, there was a tractor under a tarp nearby.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 15 January 2008 - 07:28 PM

Love the Vee dub bus (Despite the VERY silly exhaust) and the Ford Model Y! 8)

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:37 AM

Rather chunky update today, with pic's from last week's ECA auction and autojumble plus a few other oddities seen out and about. Househunting has been giving a good excuse for exploring quiet bits of countryside.

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Suspect Capri will probably end up being raced. Marea an example of the fleet of these things the local company runs.

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Rickman I think? Odd 10-spoke wheels. Near neighbours to my hopeful new place have a 1980's Ginetta abandoned on their driveway, which bodes well.

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In-car spy shot.

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Not really shite, but seemed rather incongruous in my in-laws' street.

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Mrs SL didn't fancy regularly passing this and a load of scrap appliances on a private lane accessing one house we viewed, so that one got ditched.

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Rubbish shot, but it was raining fairly unpleasantly at the time.

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Mid 80's-tastic! This has just appeared round the corner from work. ECA stuff to come, breakfast awaits...

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:58 AM

MOAR! MOAR!!That Fourtrack (well what's left of it) actually looks quite un-rusty for one of those. I'll have the Sherpa pls.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 10:45 AM

Hi im new here, niel up top showed me the link yesterday, that shed of a yellow van is mine, its a beast. gonna have to watch her if people are taking sneaky snaps while im at work. :D

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 12:43 PM

Hi im new here, niel up top showed me the link yesterday, that shed of a yellow van is mine, its a beast. gonna have to watch her if people are taking sneaky snaps while im at work. :D

Welcome! Hope you don't mind about the van being posted, can take it off if you like. I do try to be careful about not saying where things are too precisely - all I will say is that wasn't the sort of thing I'd expect to see parked up at that establishment :wink:

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:02 PM

Sorry, that was a rather long breakfast wasn’t it? First up are the things of note to us that were inside the ECA auction hall:

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This looked very tidy, made somewhere around a grand?

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Not sure if the owners are deliberately putting stuff like this into the auction, or whether the auctioneers are diverting cars that would go into their normal p/ex-type sales. £300-400 on this?

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This was listed as an import, I imagine it was one of those UK-built CKD things? Went for £100 or so, bit unclear whether it had an MoT.

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This was an auto.

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This looked very clean. Went for just under £1500 IIRC, was up at £3000 BIN on eBay within a few days (local dealer).

You can see the other sort of stuff they had in the background, all fairly predictable. Car park spots to come.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:22 PM

OK, let’s take around the car park now shall we?

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Couple of angular sporting saloon jobs.

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Daft wheels.

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Followed this on the way up, looked tidy.

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Different examples of 1985 luxury. And some abandoned children…

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Seth will like.

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Doubtless one of the 2CV mafi will recognise this, rare I put up something they don’t!

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On a related note, this was rather special.

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Not seen this one around before.

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R-Rer Marinanut’s recently refurbed Ital.

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Representing Marina saloons was this one neatly hiding behind its uncle.

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And for coupes, this nice one. Didn’t see any vans or pickups though.

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Very nice.

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This 99GL was for sale at £750, got the number.

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Amazing how rare these have become so quickly.

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Great colour.

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I’ll leave you with this one for now, sorry. Lots more to come.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:07 PM

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Nice look about this, not too shiny.

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Ditto this. The kind of car some old country boy would have tootled around in circa 1980 (I do remember one just like that).

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Patina, as real as above though?

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Pandamonium?!

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I love this HB. Sometimes see it at our monthly R-R meet as it’s his local.

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Think this was a previous ECA sale. The blue one next to it is a 1600LS which is way back on this thread somewhere.

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Gave the owner a card. This is his only car, been using it for about five years now he said and gets something like 50mpg!

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Wouldn’t be my choice of colour for one of these.

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Wuv-mobile! And a sister car too.

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Raked Chuvit. IMO needs trim rings on the wheels if they’re going to be black on a dark car.

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SD1 had an unmolested look. A DDX…T number was on a neighbour’s Marina back in the day.

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Lovely pair of ‘60s cars, don’t know which one I prefer most.

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Transit #1.

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Transit #2. What a great Autoshite team bus this would make.

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More patina.

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I liked this.

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Chrome CD back bumper added to the effect. X-reg quite early?

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Nice styling on these.

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Sporty, but a bit fragile for a Nissan.

Think that’s it. Good spread of stuff for January, there was lots more but couldn’t get round everything with the children in tow.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

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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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:03 PM

Excellent pics!

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:31 PM

Sooooperb stuff!! Hard to pick a fave....... Love the Renner 18 estate, can't remember the last time I saw one, and the U.S. pick-up (48 Ford?) but I think the prize goes to the HB Viva GT- were the quad lights standard?

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:57 PM

but I think the prize goes to the HB Viva GT- were the quad lights standard?

I've never seen a HB with qaud lights, could be a homemade mod maybe? great pics by the way SL :D
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