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#931 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:46 PM

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Renault 21 saloon by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr


Glorious.
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Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:51 PM

Glad you liked that 21. Pretty sure it was still there when we visited again in 2014 (on my backwards journey I'll probably stumble across another photo of it).

 



Cheers for these, SL!   Always a pleasure to see....

No worries. You won't get dramatic collection or repair/restoration threads from me, but I can pick up a camera and point it at something appropriate.

 



Wow, a 3dr Mk3 Ghia! Double points for spotting one working for a living, too.

It really was quite a surprise.

 

Onwards, going back:

 

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1992 Ford Granada Scorpio 2.9 24v by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Not always a fan of white cars, but this looked great. Neatly matched the house behind it too.

 

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1992 Vauxhall Astra GSi 16v by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Vauxhall frenzy.

 

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1972 Range Rover 2.5 diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Quite a lot going on here.

 

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Lancia Thema 2.5 diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Surely a known car?

 

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Upload No. 10,000: 1993 Daihatsu Applause 1.6 GLXi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Saw this again back in the summer. Pleased to see that it's fairly recently had another year's T&T put on it. Perhaps worth a polite note being left on it one day?

 

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1968 Riley Kestrel 1300 Mk1 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Have previously photographed this at a show, but it seemed more exciting to get a shot of it on a driveway.

 

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1998 Citroen XM VSX TD Auto Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

My former neighbour was a bit of a Citroen fancier. I suspect he had a long history of owning them, and when they were filling a skip prior to moving out there was a set of BX clocks chucked in there with well over 200k showing. I think this one was pretty high mileage too.

 

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1981/82 Triumph Acclam CD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I think this one is enthusiast-owned.

 

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1954/55 Austin A40/A50 Cambridge RVF642 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Mystery Van - Austin/Morris J2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Mystery Van - Austin/Morris J2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This pair were in the grounds of a house I went to survey.

 

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1982 Mercedes Tabbert 560 Motorhome by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Boxy. Both times I've seen this it was being worked-on, might even have been re-registered now.

 

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Audi 80 and Volvo 850 SE by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Ah, those days of high scrap prices. I'd seen the Audi earlier in the year when it was still on the road, LHD and on Lithuanian plates.

 

OK, now it's my 2014 French hol's. As I'm going backwards you'll get the best ones first.....

 

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Renault 14 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Didn't actually realise I'd caught a 14 until I looked closely at my photos of this extraordinary place.

 

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French Assortment 2014 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Yeah, an SM. Whatever.

 

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French Assortment 2014 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I had been here in 2010 (so photos will probably be on a previous page). It was marked on my atlas, so when I found a cross-country trip took us past the end of the road I had to make a detour.

 

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Toyota Cressida by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Toyota Land Cruiser 40 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Lada 1500 Combi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

These round the back of a former Toyota garage who seemed to specialise in 4x4s.

 

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Nothing special on the outside... by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This was an interesting one. We stayed in this village back in 2011 and I didn't notice anything here back then. But this time I saw the van and something made me wonder about what was inside.....

 

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Tantalising Glimpse No. 1 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Tantalising Glimpse No. 2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Tantalising Glimpse No. 3 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I didn't actually have a clue what I was taking photos of at the time, it was just a case of stretching up and holding the camera against the glass. Worth the effort I reckon, although I'm still mystified by the third vehicle back in the first photo.

 

And finally, a bit of a compare and contrast:

 

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Renault 12 TL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault 12 TL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault 12 TL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault 12 TL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Every year I think I won't see as much there as the previous time, but so far it's still proving to be very fruitful.


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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 17 November 2015 - 12:07 AM

Hi , top spotting , if only I could remember to take pictures when im out and about . I must try harder .
Can you tell me if you have ever spotted a Mitsubishi Sigma estate , made between 92 and 97 , apparently only 136 sold ( or registered according to howmanyleft.com ) , my one being a 96 but the only one on the road , if you ever happen to see one could you leave a note asking them to contact me via you please please please . I will try and get some pics of mine upon the site ,
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Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:49 PM

Hi , top spotting , if only I could remember to take pictures when im out and about . I must try harder .
Can you tell me if you have ever spotted a Mitsubishi Sigma estate , made between 92 and 97 , apparently only 136 sold ( or registered according to howmanyleft.com ) , my one being a 96 but the only one on the road , if you ever happen to see one could you leave a note asking them to contact me via you please please please . I will try and get some pics of mine upon the site ,
Cheers

Ta. I haven't seen one of those Sigma estates for some time. Before my Camry days I did consider buying one, but it didn't work out. R.Welfare of this parish ran one for a while and I had a drive of that.

 

Here's a couple I saw back in 2006/07, both seem to have disappeared (well, the red one may still be about but its registration is now on something else).

 

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Early-90s Mitsubishi Sigma Estate (2007) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1993 Mitsubishi Sigma Estate (2006) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

While I'm here I may as well drop a few more in:

 

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Toyota Camry GL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Wowzers! Been a long time since I've seen one in the UK, and I didn't really think they'd be popular in France.

 

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Renault 17 TS by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Delightful. Saw it on the move later in the week.

 

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Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia automatic by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This looked great parked up in the grounds of a chateau.

 

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Audi 100 CS by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

And this made for a good period comparison with the Granada.

 

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Renault 25 Turbo DX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I like these wheels on a 25.

 

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BMW 3-Series (E21) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Tidy.

 

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Lada 112 1.5Li by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Not sure these are much better-looking than the saloon version.

 

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ACL Renault Rodeo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This looked perfectly at home on the seafront, later seen taking people home after a day messing about with boats.

 

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Renault Juvaquatre Van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Promo Juvaquatre #1.

 

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Hyundai Sonata 2.0i (Y3) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1972 Volvo 142 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Honfleur quite touristy, but loitering around saw me catch a few good things.

 

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Lada 110 1.5Li by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Another one!

 

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Saviem SG2 Truck by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Pleasing.

 

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Citroen GSA by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Thanks to my son for noticing these as we sat at a junction. Sometimes my family only have themselves to blame....

 

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Ligier 162GL Microcar by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

if you ever wondered what a K-Series Metro/100 with a swollen cranium would look like, here is the answer.

 

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Renault Fuego Turbo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Turbo! This was near another brocante/boot sale thing.

 

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Peugeot 204 Cabriolet by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Poor old thing. Seems to have sat here for some time.

 

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MG Metro Turbo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Rough.

 

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Citroen Mehari by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

These at the same garage as the Metro.

 

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Simca Vedette Beaulieu by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Simca Vedette Beaulieu by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Worthy of two shots.

 

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Renault 6 x2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Another Renault conclusion.


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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 2015 - 01:44 PM

Continuing this rewind through my spots, still in France 2014:

 

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Ford Escort 1.6 Mk4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Epic rain. Manged to get a photo without leaving the car, but just opening the window was bad enough. Worth it for the RS bits though?

 

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Peugeot 104 GLS by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Cute.

 

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Renault Juvaquatre Dauphinoise by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Juvaquatre promo vehicle #2.

 

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Renault Alpine A310 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Poor effort but the best I could do through the showroom window.

 

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Citroens old and new(ish) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Compare and contrast Citroen commercials.

 

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Citroen U23 Lorry by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Sadly I didn't have the opportunity to visit the Festival Retro. Clearly important that it has a rotisserie (which the French do seem to have at any market or event).

 

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Peugeot J9 Frites Van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Chips will do if a rotisserie not available.

 

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Alfa Romeo 75 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Odd combo. I hope he didn't have to brake quickly.

 

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Toyota Camry 2.2 GL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Clearly owned by people of discerning taste.

 

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Renault 18 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault 18 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

So basic it doesn't even own up to what trim level it might be.

 

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Saviem Panel Van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Travellers' transport?

 

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Ford Sierra 1.6L by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Shame it wasn't a dangly mirror one, but early enough not to get the little aero mouldings behind the rear windows.

 

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Renault Rodeo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault Rodeo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Never seen this style of Rodeo before (with bonus R14 content).

 

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Renault 4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Pleasingly battered-but-solid.

 

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Bedford CF230 Aristocrat Motorhome by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Always seems odd to see a CF abroad.

 

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Mercedes MB100D Camper by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Difficult to know what to say.

 

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Citroen Visa 17 RD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Another shot where there are are actually several older things.

 

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Lancia Delta LX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Honda Prelude EX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I'm always happy to visit a French town on market day as it brings out stuff like these two.

 

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Citroen Visa 17 RD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

It's beige and parked in a tree-lined square - perfect.

 

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1992 Toyota Previa GL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

One of the cleanest and earliest I've seen. How can this design be getting on for 25 years old?

 

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Citroen Xantia 2.0 HDi Ex-Ambulance by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Ideal for when a normal estate just isn't big enough.

 

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Peugeot 205, Porsche 924 and Renault 5 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I'll leave it for now with this pleasing little timewarp scene.


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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 2015 - 02:07 PM

Great spots SpottedL!

CF campers seem to be soldiering on very well. I've seen 3 or 4 around the West Mids still plus others elsewhere, even CF vans are seemingly rarer than CF campers.
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 03:37 PM

Just wanted to say a quick thankyou for this thread - some wonderful pics of some real rarities.  I will soon be starting a spotted thread of my own, albeit with dreadful pics taken on a Nokia C101 phone.



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 04:06 PM

These are top updates.  I have some special content you may appreciate in my own thread when I get around to it, here's a clue you can probably identify it from.

 

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 12:50 AM

This Visa looks interesting:

 

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Appears to be on Visa GTi alloys (repainted) and the driver's headlight cluster is a GTi one but the passenger side is different - perhaps Moretti? It means there could be a chance to bag a pair if I ever break mine, as the original clusters are very scarce. Or maybe 3D printing will help me out if/when it becomes more accessible or affordable for larger bits.



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 01:50 AM

Those SG2 Saviems are a great old bus.  Very heavy steering, but otherwise surprisingly civilised to drive for a large '60s commercial, although the ridiculously low rev limiter does limit top speed somewhat.

 

Is it just me, or did the later Rodeos look even shonkier than the early ones?


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 09:12 AM

Thanks for the comments.

 



Is it just me, or did the later Rodeos look even shonkier than the early ones?

I can't disagree with you there. I didn't know about the later model until I saw that one.

 

 



These are top updates.  I have some special content you may appreciate in my own thread when I get around to it, here's a clue you can probably identify it from.

Yay, a C32 Laurel. Probably a C- or D-reg, looks to be exactly the same spec as my old one other than 'yours' being manual.

 

More:

 

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Renault 5 TL Laureate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Original 5s now sufficiently rare that I will get a shot of any that I see (unlike 4s).

 

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Aixam Mega Diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Aixam Mega Diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Another buggy-type device, this one seemingly AX-based. I believe other bodywork options were available, were they some sort of modular concept?

 

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Back in the '80s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Aha, the 21 again.

 

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Renault 16 TX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Lovely.

 

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Peugeot 204 Saloon by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I saw another one of these out and about on a horribly wet day.

 

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Back in the '90s by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I think every time we drove along that street to the right there would be something worth getting a photo of.

 

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Honda Prelude by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Preludes must have sold fairly well back in the day.

 

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Just another garage forecourt by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

All garages get a look, because of stuff like this.

 

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Opel Kadett GTE by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Bonus content just visible behind the Kadett.

 

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Peugeot J9 Recovery Truck by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Odd, but certainly more interesting than a beavertail Transit.

 

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Renault Vel Satis/5/11 collection by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Someone was living the dream here, with this little collection in an attractive village.

 

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Peugeot 405 GL and Renault 5 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

And these were just across the road. Neither especially rare, but they looked great parked-up together with their black plates.

 

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Leyland Roadrunner by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Great that they went to the trouble of handing the glass below the windscreen.

 

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Bedford CF2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

More CF content. I imagine this one is in use as some kind of grim camper.

 

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1990 Opel Corsa Steffi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1990 Opel Corsa Steffi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Not an edition I was aware of, but I doubt there was a Nova Steffi.

 

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Renault 9 GTL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault 9 TSE by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Different-spec 9s, both looking well-used.

 

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Talbot Samba by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Only Samba I can recall seeing in France.

 

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Peugeot 504 Cabriolet by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Classy.

 

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Renault 5 Cabriolet by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Initially I thought this was just another 5. Possibly converted by EBS of Belgium.

 

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Renault 4 Car Systeme JP4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Yet another buggy thing.

 

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Mercedes 280SE (W116) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

As was noted on Flickr, this one has no reverse lights - why?

 

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Ford Fiesta Mk1 and Transit Mk1 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Who needs a Hiab when you've got this?

 

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Alfa Romeo Guilietta 1.8 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Peugeot 304 Coupe by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Peugeot 505 GTD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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MG BGT V8 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Triumph Spitfire 1500 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

All of the above at a garage I got a glimpse of the previous year then found from Streetview looked to be well worth stopping at, so I made sure we went that way again. My dad ran Guiliettas as company cars from 1980-86 so it was particularly pleasing to see one of them.

 

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1997 Ford Escort 1.8 Ghia P445OOA by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A story to be told here? I saw it in 2014 but DVLA says no tax or MoT since 2013 so it may have been abandoned at this spot for at least a year?

 

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Holiday Spot No. 1 - 1996 Vauxhall Calibra V6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

First spot of that year's holiday.

 

I'll pause there and then it's back to the domestic stuff.


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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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Continuing backwards through time:

 

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1974 Ford Escort 1300E by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I regularly saw this for a few months, brightened up my journey to work.

 

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1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Lidl spots have been a feature of this thread from the very start, here's another one.

 

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1994 Rover 418 SLD Tourer by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I think one of these would still be a good daily.

 

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1991 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0 Convertible by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Languishing on a council estate. I took this shot in July 2014 and apparently its last MoT expired just one month earlier - I'd have imagined it to have festered for longer.

 

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1970 Austin 1300 2dr by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This was just around the corner from the Camaro.

 

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1975 Triumph Toledo 1300 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This one driven by a youngster.

 

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1990 Rover 414 GSi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Odd-spec 400. I'm not sure the rear spoiler is entirely necessary on a 1.4, nippy things as they may be.

 

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1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT (C10) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1956 Renault 750 4CV by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1979 Renault 5 Gordini by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

The above all at a Nissan/Renault 'brand day' thing we were invited to. It was some sort of event for company people, held on the Heritage Loop at Donington (i.e. the old bit of circuit now cut off from the rest of the track).

 

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1983 Toyota Land Cruiser by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This was seen trundling around the perimeter of the circuit proper.

 

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Sunny on the M1 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

On the way there my son and I had breakfast at the services which span the M1. I still find that sort of thing impossibly glamorous, especially when I just look up from my meal (which was rubbish, as to be expected) and see things like this.

 

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1988 Nissan Bluebird 1.8GS (T72) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

One of a couple of local-to-work Bluebirds.

 

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1971 Reliant Scimitar GTE (+ Sprite) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1959 Rover 90 P4 & 1969 Triumph Herald 1200 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1963 Land Rover 88" diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1993 Vauxhall Cavalier Turbo 4x4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Our little village had some sort of old car event. I think there are one or two other things tucked away, my neighbour has a G-reg Audi Coupe.

 

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The MGV Collection #2 2003 RM 848 Trike by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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The MGV Collection #2 2003 RM 848 Trike by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I imagine Mr_Bo11ox would describe this far more eloquently than I could hope to.

 

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1976 Sunbeam Rapier by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

If it wasn't for those wheels....

 

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Black and Gold #3 1979 Lotus Esprit 'JPS' World Champion by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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The MGV Collection #3 1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1985 Rover 2600 Vanden Plas auto SD1 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Another local event. I could have taken my car along but I don't think I'm anywhere near wealthy enough to join the club hosting it.

 

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1991 Ford Escort 1.4L Wagon by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Down at Foxhall Stadium later the same day I felt much more at home.

 

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1987 Honda Accord Aerodeck EX-2.0i by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1993 Mercedes SL320 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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2014 Scrapyard Miscellany by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1991 VW Polo CL 1.3 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Things in and around a local scrapyard. I've found excuses to buy a few bits and bobs from them and visit whenever I can.

 

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1986 Bedford Midi 1.8 petrol by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

One of the earliest remaining?

 

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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Wafty luxury.

 

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1990 Austin Metro GT-A by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I think this belongs to someone in a local Motor Club (this was seen when they were organising an event).

 

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1983 Ford Fiesta 1.1L Economy + 1990 Sierra Sapphire 1.8LX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I have no recollection of taking this photo.


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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 13 December 2015 - 10:39 AM

Fantastic spots!!!! I love the filler neck on that Trike, held in place by a bit of wire hung off the chassis


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Hi , can you remember where the 5.0 Z28 Camaro was parked up , my friend has a little camaro and fancies an older model ,

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Fantastic spots!!!! I love the filler neck on that Trike, held in place by a bit of wire hung off the chassis

 

Cheers! I'm afraid to say that you do come to mind whenever I see anything particularly awful, or a certain type of person at a show.

 

 



Hi , can you remember where the 5.0 Z28 Camaro was parked up , my friend has a little camaro and fancies an older model ,

 

In Norfolk. The chances of me finding any contact details for it are pretty slim, I'm sure your mate would be able to find something through eBay, Car & Classic or the like.

 

 



Sadly lacking in Simca content. Otherwise ace :)

 

Might be able to rectify things as I keep trawling my Flickr archive, keep your eyes peeled.

 

Some recent ones before I go backwards again:

 

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1994 Rover Montego 2.0D LX Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

M is for Montego. Don't know where this was unearthed from but hasn't been on the road for a couple of years.

 

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1994 Mazda 323F 1.6 GLXi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

M is for Mazda. Do like these, even if they're not spacious or particularly practical (hence why we ditched our whizzy GT version when children came along).

 

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1994 Skoda Favorit LXie Flairline by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

M is for, errr, misted-up rear window?

 

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1971 Volvo 144S by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Don't know what the score is with this, seems a shame for it just to be sitting there though.

 

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1991 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Fondly remember the odd trundle around the block in my mum and stepdad's 2.8 version.

 

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1995 Rover 214i 8v & 1999 Ford Fiesta 35 1.7D by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

'90s timewarp.

 

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Nissan Serena Banger #380 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Vauxhall Astra Mk5 Banger #97 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A couple of oddities at the banger racing.

 

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1973 Datsun 1200 2dr (B110) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1973 Datsun 1200 2dr (B110) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Couldn't resist taking a look when this came up for sale locally. It's an identical model to the one I picked up earlier this year, been stashed away for 25 years and has increased the number of known examples by 20%. It quickly got sold to someone through the Datsun forum.

 

OK, back to the older shots again.........

 

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1993 Volvo 740 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

What's going on here with the curtains?

 

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1987 Bedford CF2 Ice Cream Van + Talbot Express Motorhome by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Keeping up with the Joneses.

 

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1975 Rover 3500 P6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Ideal plate for a Midlands-based ex-fireman.

 

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1978 Cadillac by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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2004 Buick Century 3.1 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

American stuff out and about.

 

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1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Clean.

 

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1987 Ford Escort 1.6GL Estate auto by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Small hearse.

 

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1999 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4i Cabriolet by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Saw this out and about a few times before I finally managed to get a shot.

 

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1968 Austin FG 3.0 petrol by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Looks to have the obligatory wood-stove fitted.

 

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1986 Fiat X1/9 VS by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I assume the passenger was still alive.

 

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Granada and Volvo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1982 Colt Starion Turbo by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Personal highlights from the 2014 Ipswich-Felixstowe Run.

 

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1988 VW Polo Van (1050cc) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Can't recall seeing many of these.

 

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1982 Suzuki SC100 GX Whizzkid by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Apparently a regular local sighting.

 

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1984 Opel Ascona 1.8E by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This was at the same garage where I saw an Audi 200 a few years ago (which someone here ended up buying and getting restored).

 

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1989 FSO Polonez Prima by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1980 Toyota Carina 1600 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A trip to Bath gave me the chance for a visit to the Atwell-Wilson museum, excellent stuff.

 

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1993 Mahindra 'Jeep' 2.1 diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1979 Vauxhall Viva 1300L by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1985 Citroen CX 25 GTi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1991 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 LX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1993 Nissan Prairie 2.0 SLX (M11) Brotherwood Conversion by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1987 Volvo 760 GLE auto by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1990 Honda Concerto 1.6 EX auto by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1973 Vauxhall Viva 1256 HC by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Upload 9000: Austin Metro 310 City Van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

And finally, a selection of things seen in and on the way to/from Bath. Appropriate trailer for the Metro van. The Concerto and 760 were photographed as I was sat on the back of a trike touring the city.....


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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 19 December 2015 - 09:57 PM

Great spots


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 12:05 AM

Great Spottage SL....

 

Pleased that I'm not the only one glad they handed the glass on the LHD Leyland Roadrunner cab...

 

A company I worked for once had one as a street sweeper. Obviously it had the LHD cab and I remember mentioning someone in the office, that the kerbside view window had been handed for LHD which was quite neat. I think his reply was some thing along the lines of a bemused 'whatever'....


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 03:07 AM

Hi , dave with the mitsi sigma again , I've yet to of even taken any pictures of my car yet alone any of the ones I've spotted when I've been out and about .
Having never posted on here should I start my own or post them onto yours ,
Cheers ,
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Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:17 AM

Hi , dave with the mitsi sigma again , I've yet to of even taken any pictures of my car yet alone any of the ones I've spotted when I've been out and about .
Having never posted on here should I start my own or post them onto yours ,
Cheers ,
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Dave, probably best to start your own once you feel you have sufficient quantity/quality.


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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 20 December 2015 - 08:27 AM

I don't think I could choose I favourite of your latest update but the Serena banger on Granada Ghia wheels, Mk2 Cavalier and Austin crusty house are up there. Also, I don't think I've seen such an early Starion - that's got to be one of the very first imported? Lovely old font plate, too.

 

I bet you were quite excited to find out about that other Datsun 1200! I know I would've been; Datsun stuff is not so easy to find here funnily enough, if you don't count the light commercials up to the late 80's.



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I don't think I could choose I favourite of your latest update but the Serena banger on Granada Ghia wheels, Mk2 Cavalier and Austin crusty house are up there. Also, I don't think I've seen such an early Starion - that's got to be one of the very first imported? Lovely old font plate, too.

 

I bet you were quite excited to find out about that other Datsun 1200! I know I would've been; Datsun stuff is not so easy to find here funnily enough, if you don't count the light commercials up to the late 80's.

 

Wheels on the Serena are actually off an early '80s Datsun 280C, for added obscurity. I'm guessing that was something that previously got raced.

 

Yes, very pleased to see that other 1200. Amazing to think what might still be out there! There is another one locally, a LHD Portugese import that's been in the country for some years.

 

Have a few more:

 

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1989 Austin Metro 1.3 City X by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Non-collection thread filling station shot.

 

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1989 Peugeot 309 Look 1.3 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

If I had a list of top 10 wheeltrims I think these would be in there.

 

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1989 Panther Kallista 2.8 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Not a kit car.

 

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1992 Lexus LS400 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I'm very happy with my Mk3 LS400 but I do prefer the leaner look of the Mk1-2 models. One day, one day......

 

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1984 Mitsubishi L300 Colt Bravo camper by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Whoa!

 

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1988 Suzuki SJ413 VJX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Never seen this before, but I must have very regularly driven past wherever it was stored for the last seven years. I'm making the assumption that it was being taken away, but of course it's possible it was being delivered?

 

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1970 Morris Mini 1000 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1970 Triumph Herald 13/60 Convertible by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Both the same age as me and with plenty of patina.

 

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1987 Ford Mustang Convertible by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

These are RWD, so why did they give the nose FWD levels of overhang?

 

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1984 Ford Escort 1.3L by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1984 Ford Escort 1.3L by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A definite two-shotter here. Had seen it once or twice around the town where it was sold new, a quick chat with the driver revealed he'd owned it all of its life.

 

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1991 Fiat Panda Dance by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This was a regular sight for some years. Apparently now on SORN after coming off the road in 2014.

 

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1982 Reliant Rialto Van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Who needs a handbrake when you have a convenient bit of branch?

 

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1990 Lexus LS400 (2011) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

What, a G-reg?!?!

 

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1986 Subaru 700 Highroof 4wd by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1986 Subaru 700 Highroof 4wd by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Crikey. I was just leaving work when I saw this parked-up, definitely worth stopping and being a bit late home for.


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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 22 December 2015 - 10:20 PM

Top notch spots! Thanks for posting them.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:52 PM

^^^Seconded!

Lots of things to like there but its especially nice to see an unmolested 10 inch wheeled Mini

1963 Morry Thou

1955 Cowley

1987 VW T25 Holdsworth

1990 190E

197? Portafold Caravan

 


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:21 PM

 

 

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Mercedes 280SE (W116) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

As was noted on Flickr, this one has no reverse lights - why?

 

 

 

I have seen  a W116 with orange reversing lights a couple of times before, but not for a LONG time. I'm not sure why they were done like this, but this site selling a 1973 car http://www.ruylclass...seoranje_de.htm  states that cars with orange reversing lights are  'rare pre-series cars'.


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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:26 PM

Loving the 700 van. Must be the 'other' one that's on the road, besides the formerly-mine-now-jollyfckr's one. Shudder to think how slow one of those must be with 4wd.
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Posted 23 December 2015 - 02:47 AM

This thread continues to deliver excellence.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 03:02 PM

Cheers all! It should be noted that what you're seeing here is a heavily edited selection of what I have on Flickr, I'm cutting out a lot of the '90s bilge, show/event photos etc.

 



I have seen  a W116 with orange reversing lights a couple of times before, but not for a LONG time. I'm not sure why they were done like this, but this site selling a 1973 car http://www.ruylclass...seoranje_de.htm  states that cars with orange reversing lights are  'rare pre-series cars'.

 

Interesting info, thank you. Useless to me of course, but still just the sort of thing it's good to learn.

 

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1988 Austin Metro Studio 2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Shame to see with mild biffage. A few years back it was in the car park at a local show and it looked fine then.

 

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1971 Volvo 144 DL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Sorry, another 144.

 

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1981 Mercedes 280SL by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Odd colour and wheel choice on this one.

 

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1987 Mercedes 508D SWB by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Stumpy. Apparently a former ambulance.

 

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1984 Audi 80 Sport by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Often interesting things on this forecourt, aside from the TVRs which must keep them pretty busy.

 

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Imp selection by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I believe this place is operated by an Imp specialist, probably known to some on here.

 

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1999 Fiat Brava 1.3 SX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

OK, this is undoubtedly ‘90s bilge but still worthwhile. Little surprise to find it’s no longer on DVLA.

 

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1995 Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 GLXi auto 'Mirage' by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Obscure. Sales must have been very limited by this time in its life.

 

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1994 Volvo 960 3.0 24v Auto Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Spyshot through the foliage #1.

 

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1984 Lotus Eclat Excel 1.8 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A bit odd – DVLA gave the engine size as 1800cc so presumably it’s been re-enginised at some point. But with what? Suitably miserable suggestions gratefully received,

BMC B-series perhaps?

 

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3.4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Hmmmmm…..

 

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Comparison #1: Citroen BX vs Vauxhall Cavalier LS 1.7TD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Comparison #2: Peugeot 405 GRD vs Ford Mondeo GLX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Live out your early 1990s sales rep fantasies here. I was never a rep proper but did a fair few miles in examples of all but the BX borrowed from my sales colleagues back in the mid-late ‘90s.

 

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1992 Renault 25 2.0 TXE Executive auto by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I wouldn’t get too excited about one of these Phase 2 models in France, but quite something here.

 

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1978 Ford Cortina 2.0 Ghia Mk4 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Kind of a shame that the Cortina wasn’t also a Mk5 Crusader so it matched the caravan, but then again it’s even better to see a Mk4. I believe there is a PC Cresta behind the caravan – some years ago this was a very tidy car formerly owned by a chap who’d passed away (he also had a Laurel that I ended up buying through his son who I knew). I wish now that I’d made an offer myself for the Vauxhall, as it got taken to bits for some reason and has sat there ever since.

 

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1972 Citroen DS by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This poor thing was just up the road from the Cortina. I think it has gone now.

 

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1993 Nissan 200SX (S13) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1994 Nissan 100NX (B13) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1996 Vauxhall Calibra SE6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I’ll conclude things for now with this compare and contrast ‘90s coupe selection. The 200SX is still there and is sat on the same road as the DS and Cortina.


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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 23 December 2015 - 03:08 PM

That Monte Carlo is the worst thing I've seen all week.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 03:29 PM

That Monte Carlo is the worst thing I've seen all week.

Yes, sorry about that one. I should have put a warning in the thread before letting people just scroll down onto it.


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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