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Spotted's Spottings (French holiday update #5 17/11/17)


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#1081 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:45 PM

oh my

 

all the simcas the panhard and anything peugeot 2 3 4 please

 

roll on easter :D



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:15 PM

Is this one I also saw essentially the same thing?

 

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Renault/Berliet Bus by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Should be possible to update this thread more often from now on, thanks to a fibre broadband upgrade. Making the most of it......

 

Dordogne/Lot Valley > Charentes Maritime

 

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Honda Prelude 4ws 2.0i-16 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This was round the back of a Renault garage.

 

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1994 Fiat Panda 900ie by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A fair few Pandas still in use. The petit prix in this instance was 1400 euros. It had only done 46,000 kms. This was the garage where I saw a Beta last year - it was still there.

 

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Mercury Meteor by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Mercury Meteor by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A relatively obscure model I believe.

 

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Mazda 626 GLX by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Like Rob, but more dented.

 

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Mercedes 508D by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Similar to the Majorette model I've had since I was 10 (i.e. a long time ago).

 

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Renault 9 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

In the same town as the Mercedes, Mazda and Mercury - the sort of random place somewhat off the tourist trail which I reckon would have been worth a thorough investigation.

 

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Citroen Dyane by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I can't show the photo of the green/black one, the wheeltrim and painted wheel combo is just too unpleasant.

 

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Ford Capri Mk1 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Iveco 35-8 Motorhome by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I took a carefully planned detour to find what looked like a very good scrapyard. Unfortunately since the Streetview car drove past it'd been turned into a high turnover metal yard, but at least these two were the reward for my efforts.

 

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Peugeot 305 SRD by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Peugeot 305 GR Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Saw these two within a few minutes of each other. The estate overtook us at a fair old lick.

 

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Nissan 200SX (S13) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Nissan 200SX (S13) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Immaculate!

 

More to follow, at some point.


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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 16 November 2017 - 10:08 PM

Onwards, with stuff from in and around a week in Charante-Maritime (a bit south of La Rochelle on the west coast).

 

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Toyota Land Cruiser by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Some years I've seen a few of these, but 2017 wasn't so good in that regard.

 

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Peugeot 205 Cabriolet by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Good shot taken by son SL of this 205 driving along a service road next to us on the main drag.

 

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1988 Volvo 780 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I didn't realise 780s were sold in France. Possibly another one behind it?

 

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Triumph TR6 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Usually see an old Triumph or two each year.

 

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1977 Peugeot 104 GL6 (1124cc) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Best shot I could get of this bright little thing.

 

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Citroen Mehari by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Loads of these around, and they're not cheap either.One or two more interesting things of this type to come.

 

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1987 Peugeot 305 (1290 euros) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Decent value in France at that price?

 

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Fordson Tractor (and horn player) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

On the way home I treated the family to a stop-off at a tractor show. Earlier in the day we'd seen this dapper chap standing in the middle of a roundabout, which was mildly surreal.

 

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Kubota B7000 4wd Tractor by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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IH 956 XL 4wd Tractor by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Mystery Agricultural Device: Enjambeur by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

The last one looked distinctly dangerous but it is apparently a real thing.

 

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Renault 10 Major by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1990 Peugeot 505 Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Citroen DS DSuper by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Nissan Patrol SWB (260) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Fiat Fiorino by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Ford Escort Ghia by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault 19 Phase 2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

As to be hoped at this sort of event, there was some decent stuff that local visitors had turned-up in. Super-shiny 19!


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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


#1084 OFFLINE   Jon

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:19 AM

Always good to see Euro stuff on this thread, as I rarely/never see such stuff nowadays. I've said it before but seriously, how have silver, grey, black and white become the default shades of car paint? Surely, the owners of the charcoal coloured cars surrounding that fantastically orange 104 stop and have a little think....

 

That 205 is a great shot, though I suppose I am biased (ours is being lent out to family at the moment and I think I miss it more than I thought). I Like how you've overcome the unusual/dull connotations that is car spotting and have got the whole family involved. I'm guessing it's a gradual erosion of their disapproving tendencies over the years, rather than out and out enthusiasm but it's commendable, nonetheless!



#1085 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:31 AM

The first photo in Tuesday's post is also a Berliet design I think, but it's the "coach" version rather than the "bus" version, so not quite the same.  There were still a few of them in use on shorter-distance National Express-type routes when we moved to France in the mid '90s.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:07 PM



I Like how you've overcome the unusual/dull connotations that is car spotting and have got the whole family involved. I'm guessing it's a gradual erosion of their disapproving tendencies over the years, rather than out and out enthusiasm but it's commendable, nonetheless!

 

They do put up with a lot, including obscure detours and cross-country routes that take us far longer to get from A-B, me wandering off in supermarket car parks, stopping at slightly unsavoury places etc. That being said, I do have a self-imposed limit and sometimes I'll sacrifice a stop in the hope that there might be something better a bit later on.

 

That may be why I got let out on a few solo missions this year, which turned out to be suitably productive....

 

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Peugeot 205 Rallye by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Peugeot 305 Van by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Peugeot 204 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

All Peugeots, all white. But different. I got a photo of the 204 last year, pleasing to see it still sat there festering away. Saw another 205 Rallye a day or two later.

 

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Opel Corsa LS by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

I saw a rather funky modified RWD Kadett in this car park last year. This year it provided me with more Opel content.

 

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Bellier VX 550 L Diesel by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Last year this thing was sat by the road with rather substantial front end damage. I was very surprised to see they'd actually repaired it.

 

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Fiat Tipo DGT by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Very tidy.

 

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Autobianchi Primula Coupe S x2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Autobianchi 111 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1974-77 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Fiat 127 Moretti Midimaxi by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

More Italian stuff at a classic car garage where they let me nose around. At some point I'll some of the other things I saw there, definitely worth a visit.

 

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Assortment by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault 17 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

These were at a different garage which was another repeat visit. They'd moved stuff around, but it was good to see the Rancho was still there. The 17 seems to be an addition (they had several others on the premises).

 

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Toyota Corolla 5dr by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

No 5-door version of this model Corolla for us in the UK.

 

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BMW 2000 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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SAAB Sonett III by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A couple of non-French obscurities to round-off this selection.


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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


#1087 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 11:37 PM

i hate you :D

 

primula lmao

 

love the 127 mehari rip off

 

505 and merc truck want *scans leboncoin

 

'chriiiiiiiiiss............'


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Posted Yesterday, 10:58 PM

/\ Thanks. Never knowingly seen a Primula before.

 

Onwards.....

 

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Peugeot J7 Camper by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Curiously-topped J7.

 

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Peugeot J9 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

And its successor. Which was nextdoor to this place....

 

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Peugeot 505 GRD Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Peugeot 505 GRD Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A somewhat grim scene.

 

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Citroen CX Estates x2 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Citroen CX 25 RD Estate by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

One CX was seen, necessitating a drive around the block when I then stumbled on the other pair.

 

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Citroen Ami 8 Break by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Makes a change to see one that isn't white or blue (not that any of them are that common).

 

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Peugeot 104 Z 'A Vendre' by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Would've been interesting to see how much they wanted for this one.

 

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Fiat Ducato 14 Hobby 600 Motorhome by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Ford Transit Motorhome by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Both in the same car park - difficult to know if people were living in them or they belonged to holidaymakers. I think there's a topless man in the Transit.

 

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Ligier Optima II Microcar by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Ligier Optima Microcar by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

More spot the headlight donor fun to be had here. Rancho-esque styling on the second one?

 

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Opel Corsa Tropica Beach Car by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Opel Corsa Tropica Beach Car by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault Car Systeme JP5 Baja by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Renault Car Systeme JP5 Baja by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Citroen 2CV6 Roadster by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

A quick bit of seafront spotting netted this lot, making a change from the Meharis. The Corsa was a new one to me, and the JP5 is apparently a particularly rare version (I've seen an earlier one on a previous holiday).

 

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Rover Montego by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

This seems like a good way to conclude tonight's uploads. It's only a Montego! Mrs SL quickly grabbed a shot as I held up traffic on a roundabout - couldn't miss out on getting a 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 Yesterday, 11:32 PM

They're all good, but that Montego spot is ace, well done Mrs SL!
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