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#31 ONLINE   CreepingJesus

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:17 PM

Some random nonsense...

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Old Saab for sale at £2650, if anyone's interested.

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Not sure if it started out Pogweasel Pink, and somebody threw rust and silicon/blood/jizz at it; or it started out red, turned to Pogweasel Pink, and some gonk misinterpreted the expression 'stickerbomb'. You decide.

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MG Monty Go. Except it didn't really. Of all the things to find slowing you up, when you're in a hurry, this wouldn't be an obvious one.
But there we are,
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:34 AM

Apparently its a Daihatsu M20 with a fibreglass body made in Preston.
Its certainly shite been off the road since 04


Interesting, any more gen on that? I've certainly never heard of that contraption. Would be interesting to think it was lashed together by some out-of-work ex-Bond employees with GRP skillz. There must have been a huge amount of unemployed fibreglass wizards floating about Preston in the 1970s.


Sorry, no more information I'm afraid, although the bloke thinks its time he got rid of it...

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

Quality thread, don't know how I missed it before.

This would have been a Sunday morning 'walk off the ale' job. So half pissed, half arsed with half focused camera phone.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:26 PM

LOL - saw this abortion in Kirkcaldy today.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

Continuing my theme of decaying shit.

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Can anybody identify it?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

It's a late model Ford Orion.

I imagine there's a shit load of BMW's like that in Fife because of all the OMGDRIFT Jumanji nights stuff that goes on in Crail.
I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:04 AM

I think having the badge in the middle of the bootlid actually makes it an Escort, I could be wrong though.

Here's a couple of subterranean shitters.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

Gr57 thread, I too have bee trying to accumulate enough photos for a thread but never really got enough to make it worthwhile.
Here's my favourite:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5167/53296...

This is the driveway of a suitably abandoned looking house in an upmarket street near where I work, I often walk past when out for a lunchtime wander and muse over what the story with it is.
The Marina Coop is on a dateless plate which the DVLA are showing as still assigned to the car and last taxed in 1987. The Metro looks to be a VDP model with lovely brown leather and original dealer stickers in the windows. There's also what looks to be an A-series lump sitting in the drive half under a tarp behind the metro. Would love to know what's in the garage!

To add to the mystery I've on 2 or 3 occasions seen another early Metro (also gold) parked on the street outside but no signs of life in the house, and the boundary hedge is always immaculately trimmed while the rest of the garden is extremely over grown. Perhaps it's just a neighbour who doesn't want the place to look too scruffy but I'd love to think that there is actually some hermit living there, or perhaps a ghost!

[edit] that photo was taken last winter, I took a wander past again today and there would appear to be what looks like another metro behind that one under a green tarp which I don't recall being there before - the plot thickens...


This is interesting, the Marina looks very clean seeing as it was last on the road in 1987. Are you tempted to sneak a peak in the garage, a good chance there's an interesting old motor in there. Next to the green door (sings oh the green door) is that another garage with no door (or half a red one)? if not what is it? Keep us informed on this story, I love things like this.

Would love to know where in the country this is? Have seen some pics on FlickR of the Marina and its wearing some rather interesting non standard wheels..

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:05 AM

A Mini spotted at a garage gown tha road from mah house. Not shizzle what tha fuck happened wit tha photo though, it looks a lil squashed.
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Another mini. Whats wit tha black n' white plates, biatch? I know I aint one ta rap as our crazy asses have black n' white ones on tha 76 Fulvia (which was on it when we gots it) but I be thinkin these would look mo' betta wit tha proper plates on.
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Not a mini yo yo, but it do have mini doors fo' sho
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These is showin up on mah oldschool hoopty radar now, nahmeean?
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Sporty shite up in mah rear view mirror whilst mah playa dave looted a sandwich on Kirkstall Road
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Fast hoopty n' slow hoopty on tha streetz of Edinburgh.
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I have no clue what tha fuck dis is but it had a soddin ghettofab rear end yo, but it ain't no stoppin cause I be still poppin'.
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

A jolly down to London at the company's expense over the weekend gave me the chance to snap these beauties around Waterloo/the south bank area. The DS was very unloved looking - the roof was slowly turning from white to green.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:25 PM

A late BX in front of the DS?
Also, have you any other angles on that Polo? I spotted one with a similarly panned door, in Skipton last month.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:37 PM

This was in the Morrisons car park in Johnstone near my work. I spotted it a couple of days later being piloted by an old boy in a woolly hat.

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:47 PM

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/cor...


My one:

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Close, but no cigar.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:55 PM

Saw this tidy looking scirocco in port sunlight this morning

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Then later on parked up next to this saab 900 in church minshall aqueduct

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Finally saw this little polish fiat near northwich so took an omg bonus windscreen glare pic. He was indicating using hand signals - in 15 years of driving Ive never seen that before!

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I saw some other stuff aswell but couldnt be arsed to get my phone out :D

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Marina & Metro from a few pages back...


This is interesting, the Marina looks very clean seeing as it was last on the road in 1987. Are you tempted to sneak a peak in the garage, a good chance there's an interesting old motor in there. Next to the green door (sings oh the green door) is that another garage with no door (or half a red one)? if not what is it? Keep us informed on this story, I love things like this.


Would love to know where in the country this is? Have seen some pics on FlickR of the Marina and its wearing some rather interesting non standard wheels..


Very tempting to have a peak inside the garage, I doubt it would be hard to do but it is in quite an upmarket area and I'm a scardy cat!
Next to the green door is a wall with a window in it, blacked out though so can't see through, looks like it's a double width garage but with a single door.

Yes the wheels on the Marina do seem non-standard, they're steel but appear to be wider than normal, like Mk1 Cooper S reverse rims but bigger.
Would be interested to see these other photos on FlickR if you have links - location is Edinburgh btw.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:45 PM

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:56 PM

Popped out to get the mrs some chocolate (cos I'm nice like that) and walked into this!

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Vehicle enquiry
The enquiry is complete.
The vehicle details for J139 JGU are:
Date of Liability 01 06 2013
Date of First Registration 01 09 2007
Year of Manufacture 1992
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12 Months Rate £225.00

Most brilliant thing I've seen for a while, apart from what I thought was Breadvan's rangie parked over a footpath earlier outside the pharmacy!

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 10:51 PM

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5252/54899...
1973 Morris Marina 1.3 Coupe by GoldScotland71, on Flickr

Marina is interesting in other ways. I womder if the car is not to a uk car or at least not new to the uk. Tis a mk3 id imagine but doesnt have the driving lamps in the front grill. Coluld it be an import from Malta perhaps?? I am assuming it is right hand drive. If said car isnt a uk car then perhaps its wheels are standard from where were ever said car was new too. Mk3 coupes aint that common. Grill looks like it is from a mk2 but bumper is definately mk3 so how come, has some one removed the front driving lamps and if so why? Could be interesting finding oot the story behind the cars if it is possiable that is.
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:13 PM

Some local spots from around Newport, south wales

 

late model robin, in excellent nick

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Early Marina lives close to me and is in amazingly good condition

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well used Nissan in Merthyr

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wIMG-20130512-00119_zps7906dc11.jpgell loved Mk4 cortina pulled up next to my  truck on the Bristol ringroad

 

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OAP  owner clearly cares for his 1989 Nissan

 

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and a scimitar awaiting attention in a back street

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someone in work owns this Dyane. its really quite rusty, so kudos to them for using it and not being afraid to park it amongst the late model financed to the hilt porridge everyone else seems to have

 

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:08 PM

Earlier on this came across the roundabout i was approaching so i utilised the vac secondary afterburner and redlined the 3 bearing cement mixer to get within picture distance of this rather distinctive piece of exotica

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:14 AM

Some shite to share...

 

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...as the actress said to the bishop.

 

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Some short stories of mine...


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:43 PM

Nice Rover Sterling Coupe, shame about the alloys.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

 WTF?!

 

 

I have absolutely no idea. Do I spy Mini screen and door handles?

 

 

This week I saw a new Skoda Rapid when I was driving. Didn't know such a thing existed. It looked like a tiny Octavia. Can't see them selling many unless they're VERY cheap.

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It's probably a Fabia + boot.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:21 PM

Sorry for the post-resurrection, but I reckon I've been here:

...old abandoned house near the sea... a couple of decaying Scimitars... Allegro estate... dissolving...

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:15 PM

It's a Jiffy, Joe. Made by Mechanical Services of Bolton, aka Indespension, so I'm reliably informed. Made from a scrap Mini, on a chassis with GRP cab. This one's got a Romahome body and a 1380 A+ turbo...
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

The aggro in the above pic disappeared a couple of years ago i'm told


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:19 AM

Hooray!

I finally did a spottage.

 

Those two beauties are hiding in an industrial estate in Hyde.

 

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

The aggro in the above pic disappeared a couple of years ago i'm told

 

 

It did, I have a photo of it from about 2007 somewhere with numberplate still attached, it'd been there since 1996.  Wish I'd seen it being moved, can't imagine it all went in one piece!  

 

Sorry for the post-resurrection, but I reckon I've been here:

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The slightly rusty Anglia's in the shed to the right of this photo, everything's been there a long, long time and is inches from the sea so not much metal will have survived!  The house is amazing and the subject of generations of often rather daft speculation, it's in a very prominent spot and perilously close to the cliff edge - the garden wall's already fallen in, the house will probably follow in a few decades.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:15 PM

Thread necromancy.  Just got back my old laptop from being out on loan with all my photos on it, found the old Allegro as of 2004, even then, 8 years sat by the sea had not been kind:

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 07:19 PM

A few recent spots starting off at the castle hill car festival

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Just had this in for an engine replacement after the AA managed to over rev it and stick a rod through the block

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Spotted this astra returning to nature near Lyme Regis

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Towing my spares Hotchkiss ready to strip the body off

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