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#4651 ONLINE   jumpingjehovahs

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:36 PM

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You’ll be as pleased as I am to know it passed!


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#4652 OFFLINE   NigeT

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:14 PM

A Tofas Dogan, spotted a couple of weeks ago in Turkey, they're everywhere there. Believe they're a local rip-off of the Fiat 131. Apologies for sideways picture, just refuses to upload the right way. 

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#4653 OFFLINE   MorrisItalSLX

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:23 AM

100% Giffer Honda Civic

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:26 AM

A Tofas Dogan, spotted a couple of weeks ago in Turkey, they're everywhere there. Believe they're a local rip-off of the Fiat 131. Apologies for sideways picture, just refuses to upload the right way.


Not quite rip off, more development as Fiat were directly involved. In fact, these replaced rebadged 131s.
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#4655 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:40 AM

Not quite rip off, more development as Fiat were directly involved. In fact, these replaced rebadged 131s.


More of a Regata.

I think the Tofas production line may have featured in the Michael Keaton film "Gung Ho".... It certainly had a factory full of what looked like Fiat Regatas.

 

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EFA: apparently the production line was in Argentina, not Turkey. I was way off.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:56 AM

They look similar to Regatas but they are 131s underneath.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 02:08 PM

Presumably bound for the NEC IMG_20181108_123409.jpg
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:48 PM

Mitsubishi Colt in the car park of the finest eating establishment...d648d538ec2047e8d5e61fe2cfcf5338.jpg9ff6fe5b140aa4f34b8e1372d139d04e.jpg

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#4659 OFFLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:50 PM

Mitsubishi Colt in the car park of the finest eating establishment...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018110...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018110...

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One of my Uncles in Singapore ran one of these - albeit badged as a Mitsubishi Galant Sigma. Nice enough - very effective air-conditioning.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:54 PM

One of my Uncles in Singapore ran one of these - albeit badged as a Mitsubishi Galant Sigma. Nice enough - very effective air-conditioning.

 

Sort of wrong, It is a Mitsubishi Sigma, badged with Galant Sigma for some markets and Colt for some others. There are probably other variations too !


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 01:19 AM

Sort of wrong, It is a Mitsubishi Sigma, badged with Galant Sigma for some markets and Colt for some others. There are probably other variations too !


Badged as the Chrysler Sigma in Australia as Mitsubishi had just bought the Chrysler Australia factory and started production of Sigmas and Galants.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:58 AM

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:50 PM

At the local recycling centre,

 

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:52 PM

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Wish I’d bought one of these when they weren’t daft money


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:18 PM

Mitsubishi Colt in the car park of the finest eating establishment...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018110...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018110...
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About as rare as my Sigma,Magna,Diamante or whatever else they call it all over the world
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:40 PM

Some more sideways photos of stuff presumably heading for the NEC, all spotted northbound on the M40 around Oxford. Highlight was the first spotted, a glorious 2200 HLS. All got a beep and thumbs up from me as I passed in the L200 and trailer, and all responded. Brightened up a dull trip of 939 miles in one go!

 

Apologies for the shite quality of the pictures. They would have been better if my passenger* had concentrated on taking the photos, rather than leaning over to my side* of the cab to make it look* like I had taken the photos whilst driving.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:46 PM

French heritage Citroen BX spotted at UPullit York complete with the AS equivalent of a blue plaque. Marvelous.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 02:23 PM

Two VWs from the last 24 hours.

Immaculate Polo GL Saloon spotted last night...

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Then a Corrado spotted just now while walking the dog.

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Probably rarer in 16V form nowadays than VR6 I imagine. Always thought these were nice looking motors, shame the interior was so deathly boring.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 05:28 PM

Ipswich. It’s been there a while ;-)

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:20 PM

Is this some sort of grey import Ssangyong?

EDIT: No, it's an 85-88 Dong-A Korando. Quite proud of that as spots go.

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I like this, purely because my old music teacher Mr Costello (Datsuncog probably knows him) used to have one exactly like this and do handbrake turns on the basketball court after school.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:22 PM

I haven't seen a Metro loaded up with old biddies for what feels like years. 


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:06 AM

Quite an early Mk II on a B plate isn't it?

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:41 AM

Quite an early Mk II on a B plate isn't it?


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:27 AM

Spotted this beautiful beige 1980-vintage Violet a while ago in Epsom. Given its general (very rusty) state I'm amazed it passed the MOT. 

 

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  • Nearside Rear Nail in tyre ()
  • Offside Front Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 ©)
  • Nearside Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer sills (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Offside Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer sills (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer wheel arches (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer wheel arches (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Front Vehicle structure is corroded but structural rigidity is not significantly reduced (6.1.1 © (i))
  • Rear Vehicle structure is corroded but structural rigidity is not significantly reduced (6.1.1 © (i))
  • Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner wing (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner wing (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • general corrosion to floor pans

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:17 AM

^^ Wow!! Great spot



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 02:40 PM

 

Spotted this beautiful beige 1980-vintage Violet a while ago in Epsom. Given its general (very rusty) state I'm amazed it passed the MOT. 

 

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):
  • Nearside Rear Nail in tyre ()
  • Offside Front Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 ©)
  • Nearside Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer sills (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Offside Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer sills (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer wheel arches (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner and outer wheel arches (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Front Vehicle structure is corroded but structural rigidity is not significantly reduced (6.1.1 © (i))
  • Rear Vehicle structure is corroded but structural rigidity is not significantly reduced (6.1.1 © (i))
  • Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner wing (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive inner wing (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • general corrosion to floor pans

 

 

That is quite a bit of corrosion, evenly spread....


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:20 PM

Just made a pilgrimage to a local farm specializing in producing pork, including the tastiest chipolatas, however this sight of two P5's plus an A30/35 always makes me a little sad.

 

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 04:08 PM

Did you ask about a couple of extra bangers?


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:14 PM

Stainsbury's Stroud Glos today, dumb and dumber.
VIB is a Norn Iron plate innit?

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:11 PM

This Landie lives round the corner. Doesn't look quite right does it?

 

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1994 Land Rover Discovery TDI by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

 

I remember when it was a standard Discovery, then it got rolled over so the chap chopped off the original body and grafted this on. Fair play to him, putting a Series body on a Disco chassis isn't easy so it took a couple of years of graft that he did entirely on his driveway..


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