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


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#841 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:38 PM

BX doorhandles too!

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:50 PM

Tailgate.... Mk1 Espace? Lancia Y10?
Stormy Petrel on a stick!!

#843 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:05 PM

Citroen AX dashboard.

#844 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:12 AM

I'd thought R9 facelift rear lights on that microcar thing.

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Talbot Horizon 1.9EXD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Got to be worthy of two shots?

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Peugeot 405 Mi16 + others by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Another yard full of interesting cars which were presumably linked with the Renault garage in the background.

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Citroen C32/C35 van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

This was lurking in the same area too.

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Peugeot 404 saloon by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Another 404. Becoming fond of these now. Just noticed this one appears to be suffering 'David Bowie' syndrome.

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Citroen & Peugeot line-up by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Citroen 2CV6 (Lichen edition) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Real patina.

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Citroen Visa (early) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Don't remember seeing any early Visas on the road.

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More dead cars - BX, Visa, Renault 5 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Peugeot 205F van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

This was the only van I saw, but I recall them being a more common on previous trips.

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Peugeot 505GR saloon by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Tidy 505, OAP owners.

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Audi 90 Quattro by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Opel Omega and Corsa 1.5TD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Ford Transit Mk2 dropside by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Odd grille on this. This photo's been posted by someone on Fredtransit's forum too, seems to be a new one to them.

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Someca 4wd tractor, Gouville-sur-Mer by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

These Someca tractors seem to be litte more than rebadged Fiats. Big ones sounded nice.

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Renault 25 TXE(?) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

TXE, or someone has suggested TXI?

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Opel Kadett B 4dr & Citroen BX (GTi?) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Another Kadett B. Little did I know that I'd come home and soon see a rather smart range 2dr one.

A few more to come.

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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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Posted 23 October 2010 - 08:53 AM

dude you so should have got that horizon 8)

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:25 AM

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Blimey :shock:

So that's what mine's supposed to look like...

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:54 AM

The tailgate on that Bellier will be a home-grown job - panels on those things are all moulded GRP so not hugely expensive to produce. I'm trying to work out what the rear screen is from though - from the height of it I would say that it was originally designed to be quite steeply raked, which rules out the R5.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:02 PM

Brilliant photos yet again SL!, It's good to see all those Kadetts over there, I'm still yet to see any over here, I've not even seen one on any 70's tv programs.

What does Mrs SL think of you stopping every 5 minutes to take photos of shite cars whilst on hoilday?!.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:50 PM

What does Mrs SL think of you stopping every 5 minutes to take photos of shite cars whilst on hoilday?!.


I'd imagine she must be used to it by now! Besides, she's probabily much happier that Nigel is photographing expired cars, rather than the expired women out there.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

What does Mrs SL think of you stopping every 5 minutes to take photos of shite cars whilst on hoilday?!.


I'd imagine she must be used to it by now! Besides, she's probabily much happier that Nigel is photographing expired cars, rather than the expired women out there.


Yes, and yes!The family are used to it by now, not just randomly stopping whenever I see something of interest but wandering off whenever we park up somewhere. Doing this sort of thing is as much of a holiday for me as sitting on a beach for other people.

That being said, there are times when I do have to sacrifice a photo opportunity for the sake of peace and harmony :wink:

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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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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:19 PM

Fantastic work SL, great to see you're still out there snapping this stuff. Not entirely surprised we dont see so much of you nowadays.

That Horizon is qualz, I reckon that would be a winning vehicle if ever there was a competition where entrants had to drive as many miles as possible in the most shite vehicle possible. You could easily do 40k in a year in one of those things with the diesel enigne I reckon and the pure shiteness would be difficult to touch.

Imagine if you had one with an intercooled TD from a 405 or even a 2.1 from a 605, freakin hell i'm going to have to go and lie down.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:29 PM

I saw that Blue C reg Horzion again today on my road, It one sexy mamma!, Is the 1.9 Diesel lump the same one XUD lump that's found in the 405 range?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 07:34 PM

Brilliant spottings. That green R12 is a lovely thing. I forgot how oddly-proportioned they were, with their small wheels. Bronze Simca 1308 is quality as well. I have a similar Majorette model of one somewhere in that colour.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:16 AM

I saw that Blue C reg Horzion again today on my road, It one sexy mamma!, Is the 1.9 Diesel lump the same one XUD lump that's found in the 405 range?


Yes it is, the first car to have the XUD engine I believe.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:25 AM

Great update SL.. Perhaps predictably that 404 is my favourite. :D

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:17 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Great update SL.. Perhaps predictably that 404 is my favourite. :D


It's interesting how they differ to the British Farinas though, somehow the detailing and the overall feel of them is a just a little more modern and they seem slightly less 'heavy'. Like I say, there's another nice one still to come.

At last, I'm on the way home but as we ended up avoiding the busy autoroutes still get a few more snaps:

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Talbot Matra Murena by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Good to see this after I'd already spotted a Bagheera.

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Garage B-Marie (Citroen/Renault/Peugeot) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Garage B-Marie by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Only French cars here, merci. White BX was a pre-facelift 19TRD.

Already posted one teaser photo of this place, surely my find of the holiday?

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Fiat Ritmo/Strada II + Mercedes Benz 308D by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Citroen/P

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Peugeot 504 saloon & coupe + Citroens etc by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Citroen CX, XM, BX, 2CV and others by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Older Citroen 2CV's + BMW '02 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Citroens, Peugeots etc by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Panhard 24BT/CT + Citroen CX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Peugeot 504 Coupe and TI saloon by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Citroen 2CV van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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Porsche 911, Renault Master & MGB (+ dogs) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

What a place, I was really quite chuffed to find it after a lucky glimpse through a former window opening in the boundary wall. I think it's a stash that's been accumulated relatively recently, as looking at Google shows less cars there. Maybe a restorer's? The dogs put me off investigating further... I can give the exact location if anyone is seriously interested in finding out more.

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ARO Trapeurs 4x4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Didn't twig at the time that this ARO is really a Dacia Duster.

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Renault 21 Turbo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Very clean.

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Renault 4TL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Sporty.

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Fiat Palio Weekend by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Were these sold new in France?

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Range Rover 2dr diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

It seems they got 2dr RR's for longer in France.

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Mitsubishi Valley (L300) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

AKA Delica.

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Toyota Carina II 2.0D XL 5dr by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Wedding decorations? Like a similar vintage 626 I saw, this was a diesel.

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Unusual church, Northern France by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Odd.

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Audi 80GL Diesel by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/]Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Final spot on French soil, this 80 was a diesel.

And that's it. Still got the museum photos from Dusseldorf to come, but I haven't even started editing them yet and there's probably only a limited amount of them will be of interest here.

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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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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:51 AM

Thanks for sharing them, really appreciated. I could look at stuff like this all day long 8)

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:55 AM

That Renno 4 GTi is the tits.
I want it.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:29 AM

That dilapidated Panhard would be so much better off in my back garden, where I could stare at it longingly while doing the washing up. :D Whats the car behind it that I think is wearing a DS roof hat? That's a pretty amazing stash of cars there.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:35 PM

Great spot of the stash, I'm becoming more affectionate of the Citroen XM all the time :)

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 12:57 PM

Whats the car behind it that I think is wearing a DS roof hat?



Looks like a CX I think.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:06 PM

So, looks like I have 7-8 months of spots to update, with a not-terribly-reliable internet connection this might take a while...

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1962 Austin A35 Van/Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Probably a converted van?

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1984 VW Transporter Devon camper (+ Volvo) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Shite-spec Devon.

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1973 VW Beetle 1300 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1973 Ford Escort Mk1 1300 4dr by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Lovely! I see this fairly regularly.

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1978 Toyota Hiace Rio camper by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

I like this one, suitably period stickers in the rear window like Townsend Thoresen.

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1989 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Smart-looking Ghia.

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1992 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0TS (Turbo) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1992 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0TS (Turbo) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Interesting 75 at my local garage, electric turbo conversion!

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1996 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0GLSi Automatic by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

This would make an interesting comparo with the Camry.

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1978 Leyland Cars Mini 1000 (Automatic) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Been off the road since '91, had a few stickers in the window from Mini club events in the late '80s.

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Mini remnants (1970s model) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Somewhere, there is a Mini in here.

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I've got a bike... by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Push bike shite.

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Delapidated BMC FG van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Way back on here there might be a photo of this in a more overgrown state, back then I don't think I knew what it was.

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1981 Citroen Dyane 6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1988 Nissan Sunny 1.6LX 5dr (N13) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Stuff on the move.

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1988 Mercedes Benz 230GE by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Well-spoken farmer type owned this, had an interesting chat with him.

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1984 VW Scirocco GT by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

One of the many local modified VW's.

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1965 Citroen Ami 6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

This seems a suitably interesting point to conclude for the evening.

More to come tomorrow, until someone rings and knocks out the connection (which will probably be restored when the next person calls, a slightly odd fault).

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 30 May 2011 - 12:09 AM

Ace spots, I can't think the last time that I saw a Dyane
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:16 AM

Splendid work Laurelz!!! I like that big pile of knackered old bicycles, if I was 11 still i'd be trying to build a few 'runners' out of that lot

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

Great selection again Spotted!

until someone rings and knocks out the connection (which will probably be restored when the next person calls, a slightly odd fault).


This is down to your filter(s) or lack of them. Make sure you have a filter between every phone and socket in your house. If you have; try swapping them around or replacing them with new/better ones.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:58 AM

Thanks for the comments.

The internet problems are the source of protracted investigation by BT, we've gone well beyond the filter stage. Engineer #4 is coming tomorrow, I think other people in the village are also suffering. It is a little rural where I live, line length is probably the issue.

I like that big pile of knackered old bicycles, if I was 11 still i'd be trying to build a few 'runners' out of that lot


Don't know why all the bikes are there, they're in a rusty shed on a farm behind my mum's which is likely to be redeveloped soon. Way back when I was a kid, it was one of the hang-out places in the village - the girls would pay the old guy (a rather odd, reclusive character) a few pounds a week to look after and ride his knackered old ponies, and sometimes we'd go there too. Used to be some old vans and tractors, but sadly they've long since gone. I wonder if the bikes were the result of a local ne'er-do-well who I remember pinching lots.

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1993 Ford Sierra Sapphire Azura 1.6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1987 Ford Orion 1.4L + Sierra Azura by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1959 Ford Prefect (1172cc) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Selection of Ford saloons at the same place, the Orion came from the same garage as Trig's Mk4 Escort.

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1970 Rover 2000 P6 Automatic by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1969 Rover 3.5 Coupe (P5B) + 75 + P6! by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Getting three Rovers into shot was entirely accidental. Gotta love those coupes.

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1983/84 Ford Sierra (GL?) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1988 Ford Escort 1.3 3dr by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Spots from the No. 14 bus in old London town.

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1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud + Cabman's Shelter by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

While a bit too posh for these pages, can't deny this really looked at home here - surely one of their most attractive models? Getting the shelter in shot was an accident, it's one of 13 and there's more about them here: http://www.urban75.o...s-shelters.html

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1988 Volvo 340GL 1.7 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Top parking.

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1981 Winnebago Motorhome (4.2 diesel) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1981 Winnebago Motorhome (4.2 diesel) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

What a beast!

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1970s(?) BL Mini by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Shame it's a bit fuzzy this shot.

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1992 Jaguar 3.2 Sovereign by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

'eep indeed. The world will be a slightly sadder place when there aren't knackered Jaguars and Daimlers to be discovered, I can't see the more recent models taking on the shabby look in quite the same way.

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1991 Toyota Carina II 2.0 Executive Saloon by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

I bet this would be an utterly wonderful drive.

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Bedford QL(?) timber crane by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

There was also an AEC Matador at this site, which through my Flickr pages I seemed to help get moved on to a new owner for preservation/restoration.

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1989 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Festival by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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1989 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Festival by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Worthy of a couple of shots, I think Trigger has seen this gem at a show but I saw it at the even more appropriate setting of a garden centre.

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1991 Ford Sierra 1.6 Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Another one at the auctions, I think it has been cleaned since I took this.

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1959 Rover 60 P4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Suspect this belongs to the same chap who owns the red P6 above, in this same spot I've also photographed a P6 estate.

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1987 Toyota MR2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Someone obviously likes the Impreza colour scheme.

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1988 Nissan Prairie 1.8SGL (M10) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Second appearance for the WWF sticker.

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1981 Austin Morris Sherpa 1.8 diesel + dog by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

This is a regular sight at the local auction house, Trigger says he's seen at the one down in Colchester too. I suspect he's one of the old boys who stands by the rusty garden machinery in the deadstock meadow discussing chainsaws etc they've known in the past (I'm not making this up). Does life get any better?

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1987/88 Ford Cargo "RMC Readymix" cement mixer by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

Think you'd have to wait a long time for a load to be delivered by this one.

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1982 Rover 213 + A14 traffic by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

This was buzzing along in the busy morning traffic quite well.

More later.

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 30 May 2011 - 08:15 AM

Once again SL, a big THANK YOU for bringing this back, I'm a big fan of your style, and of course your choice of subject. How do you manage such effortless and natural shots, but at the same time perfectly composed and dare I say... arty?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5021/5584...

That's just glorious, though probably just a quick snap through a bus window?
The sleepy dog in the Sherpa is a triumph, also.

The DAF bumper on the Winnebago made me smile!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:24 AM

+1 on what Joe said.

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#869 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:47 AM

Those chainsaw-discussing old boy types do exist, you tend to see them a lot at autojumbles (only decent ones mind, not the half-arsed car boot sale type) and very often at steam fairs as well. I marvel at them and wonder what they do during the week? I reckon they're in grubby workshops up and down the land, reading 'exchange & mart' (if it still exists) and auction programmes while drinking cups of tea, surrounded by endless piles of busted agricultural equipment and a couple of sidevalve fords or Austin A35's.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:50 AM

That WINnebago is bigger than our apartment... I've seen most of your spots on flickr but don't mind seeing them again!




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