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#331 OFFLINE   xr1984

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:57 PM

Okay so here goes

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Tatty Colt

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FC Landy

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Sprite, one of those "48000 built, 58000 surviving" cars

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Ageing Volvo trucks still in use (probably)

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WOW

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Mini pickup on Guernsey plates, haven't seen it since.

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Hot 323, occupying the same spot as the red one further back in this thread.

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944 missing a few bits

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Autoshite favourite (seen 4 sale last summer)

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Renner Masta scran van

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Wanna-bang-oh

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Top pic - last Aug - bottom pic - last week! :)

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Don't think this will be as lucky as the Panda. :lol:

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Well, the alloys are mint under that spraypaint

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My old shite, sold and driven away last month but probably going to get CHOPD 4 PARTZ so as other ones may live. Posted Image

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:30 PM

DAVID BELLAMY I-SPY MEDAL OF HONOUR RECIPANT!

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:50 PM

Excuse my ignorance,but what exactly is the silver 'Autoshite Favourite'?.It's just that another forum has a Guess the car post,& it's my turn to put one up :)

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:51 PM

Hyundai XG30.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:58 PM

Thanks :wink:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:11 PM

I could feel Hirst shaking his head in despair from here :lol:

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:52 PM

Heep I hope you didn't take a whole day unless it was at work,

Absolutely I was at work, don't have time for this kind of nonsense in my free time! :D

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:04 PM

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Thats a strange J4-any other pics?
Love the before and after panda pic's too-well spotted.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

I could feel Hirst shaking his head in despair from here :lol:

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:59 PM

Nice to see the XG30 still getting some love on here. The one in local to me disappeared for a bit but its back being driven by an elderly owner - hopefully increasing its chances of preservation!Love the old F6's, reminds me of when i was a teenager messing around on the shunters ad my friends dads haulage yard!

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:58 PM

I spent the weekend in Alderney, I had hoped that there would be some right old chod still kicking about over there and I wasn't disappointed. The place seems to be a haven for trade-ins that are hard to shift in the UK and the other islands and with no car showrooms over there the population rarely buys new. Here's some of the more notable sights still on/adjacent to the third largest Channel Island's small number of roads, I'll post up some more later in the week.

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Rumour has it that 1950s shortages of red pigment caused the authorities to use some leftover stocks of blue paint to smarten up their phone and pillar boxes. Actually, I just made that up, I have no idea why they're different here and in Guernsey :)

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Practically the first car I saw after landing at the airport was this shoddy old mk1 Astra 3-door estate, excellent. Didn't see it again unfortunately so this is the best pic I managed to get.

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OK so I think this Volvo defines the state of a lot of older motors on the island, battered with smashed lights and cracked windscreen. I guess the towboard was a semi-permanent feature intended to compensate for the total lack of o/s/r lens.

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This incredibly rough looking Civic was such a pleasing sight, I got photos of both sides. :)

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Given the recent talk about C3 Charlestons, this 2CV was a topical spot

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Apart from this blue Aeroback, I also saw a couple of Proton saloons of similar age, so a good strike rate considering that the population is only two thousand or so (although perhaps unsurprising given the average resident's age).

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Aside from a couple of late mk6 (i.e. not the current one) Fiestas, this was about the newest thing I saw, probably built bespoke to take account of the generally narrow roads. Having said that I understand that there are actually no restrictions on vehicle size, unlike the larger islands, this is probably because there's barely any level of traffic in a place one mile wide and three long.

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This Escort had matching gaffa tape on the driver's side.

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Plenty of white Japanese tat :)

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The poor light in this evening shot masks the appearance of this less than showroom condition Reliant, I did see it parked up elsewhere but flat camera batteries means no better picture available.

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I was impressed to see this survivor, given that the salty sea air should by rights have caused it to rust right into the ground years ago :lol:

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And of course, some creamy Mk2 Fiesta goodness for dessert.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:20 PM

Amazing! I didn't know Alderney had cars....So 'AY' is an Alderney prefix? 'J' for Jersey and the silver on black numbers for Guernsey. Do they have no MOT in Alderney then?

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:33 PM

Nice pics.There is an extremely good chance I prepped that Aeroback.... :shock:

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 05:57 AM

Amazing! I didn't know Alderney had cars.... So 'AY' is an Alderney prefix? 'J' for Jersey and the silver on black numbers for Guernsey. Do they have no MOT in Alderney then?

No MOT's anywhere on the Channel Islands, but far more stringent road checks on Jersey/Guernsey. Alderney is a weird place, with a strange atmosphere, when the sun is out it's lovely, when the weather is cack, it's a bit like being on the set of "The Whicker Man", very creepy.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:09 PM

Not many trees on Alderney 'cos the Germans chopped them down in WW2 during the occupation, I believe?I didn't get to go to Alderney while I was working in Guernsey, thankfully - we had a client there and the team who drew the short straw to go there (in November!) usually got stuck due to the weather being too inclement for flying...I had a roadside check once in my Mk2 Jetta. The rozzers checked the tax, lights and tyres. It was a night close to Christmas though when I believe they ramp 'em up in frequency.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:39 PM

The place is largely tree-less mainly because they were used for firewood during the days lighthouses were fuelled by the stuff. :) The occupying Nazis did eat the Alderney cow breed to extinction though :lol:

We were mainly lucky with the weather, which gave me a good chance to seek out any abandoned or laid-up old tat, though it didn't take long to cover most of the place on bikes. I was led to believe there was no scrapyard on the island, and that old vehicles had to be shipped over to Guernsey for breaking, so I hoped that there would be loads of rusting hulks - which wasn't really the case. As we flew out of the island, over a bit that I didn't find time to explore, I saw what appeared to be an old quarry filled with piles of dead cars... :roll:

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This 2CV wasn't much worse than some of the crocks in daily use. Tail lights look like they've been pinched from a towing board.

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Quite a lot of old Minis on the island, I tended to see them in pairs, though this was the only estate I saw.

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Leyland fuel tanker had some impressive cab rot :shock:

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Next to it was this elderly bus, probably a Bedford chassis, not sure who built the bodywork but those front and rear windscreens look the same which was a stunt that Marshalls of Cambridge used to pull.

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In Alderney terms this seemed a bit new to be laid up, within the (unfenced) airport boundary for some reason. The overturned remains of what looked like a Duple coach behind it.

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A retired Britten-Norman (Tr)Islander, the Perodua Nippa of passenger aircraft, examples of these are still bouncing between Guernsey and Alderney each day.

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More planeshite, but haven't a clue what it is

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A former Jersey mobile library that looked like it had been taken straight to Alderney and parked up after loaning its last book. Chassis unknown, maybe a late model Bedford, or a Leyland of some sort.

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Don't see these derelict very often, even crap examples seem to sell for a fortune. Probably couldn't find anybody willing to service/repair it :lol:

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This beat the previous day's mk1 Astra as spot of the weekend, not much else of the era was seen.

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Smallest Ford dealer in the world? Maybe. I would love to own this garage...

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...and park this in it

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:20 PM

Did you take pics of every car on the island? :shock: 1 mile by 3 is very small. Reckon I've surveyed fields bigger than that. :lol:

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:37 PM

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:40 PM

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:32 AM

Did you take pics of every car on the island? :shock:

Haha, well if you take the number plates at face value theyre up to at least AY2900, but theres rather fewer people than that living there so... Evidently the lower numbers are prized, as in the larger islands, but it seems that there isnt the same urge to recycle cancelled marks, makes the place look like less of a backwater perhaps.

Here's a final selection taken during our three-day stint

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How about some ex London Underground carriages that get hauled along a simple little railway by a loco in summer? According to the publicity they date from 1959.

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Old Toyota looked tired but in daily use. Think the VW alongside was the only one seen

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Didn't get the cam on this quick enough - a couple of mins earlier there had been another (turquoise) 'breadvan' Polo alongside

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The Morris and strangely tidy looking Clubman were usually accompanied by a crunchy burgundy Mini 30 but on this occasion it was away.

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Another pair of Minis, weird that they havent rotted away even quicker than usual in the salty sea air.

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Still on the Mini theme, at least one more Moke on site here, ready to rent to summer tourists

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I find these Cavalier SRis inexplicably attractive

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Straight Ibiza nevertheless starting to look a bit past it

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More rusting Seat shite

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The length of this Leyland and lowloader combo must seriously restrict where the driver can go on the island

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Cars the size of this Volvo were a rare sight, I also saw an estate with most panels well stoved in.

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Another Swedish saloon, its badged as a 90 which is quite rare now I think?

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Cant be many of these left working anywhere

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Chances of finding a replacement tailgate for this? NIL

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Number plate probably matches the age. Nice touch :)

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You'd probably get a replacement tailgate for that Today on Yahoo Auctions \ Rinkya.

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:58 PM

I'm guessing at Beechcraft Baron for the plane. http://en.wikipedia....eechcraft_Baron Some more top chod there :)
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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:37 AM

It's Festival of Motoring weekend, which mainly consists of a bunch of historic motorsport events and a classic car show in a park that the dealers have hijacked in an effort to shift some metal. I got down there early doors to see if there was anything less dull, and I wasn't totally disappointed:

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OMG 15k CRESSIDA 4 SALE

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Nice old Hawk

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Something old with wire wheels and what looked like a fair bit of wag in the sills, I make no apologies for taking little interest in this sort of stuff which is why I've still got dozens of photos from last years classic car shows on the hard drive that I havent bothered posting here.

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This is more like it, tidy Anglia with its present-day equivalent in a rather 1960s colour next to it.

I'll go back later when its a bit busier. Other recent sightings:

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323 saloon, photographed mainly for the roofrack. :)

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Sad looking Tipo down at the high-rises.

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Clean Escort makes an interesting comparison with the one seen in Alderney.

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Incredibly shoddy looking Capri just asking for PC Plod's attention. Next to a now-rare Micra.

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Couple of dead-looking VW vans

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Not a lot of these Audi Coupes left

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Not normally interested in Beetles but how lovely and original is this convertible. Plastic digits on steel plate too for all you numberplate pervs.

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Slightly dusty Acclaim, don't think it's been sitting long, great period stickers :lol:

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Stretching the zoom capabilities of my ailing digicam with this XR2

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:25 AM

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww196...
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Think thats a German Steyr Puch Halflinger.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:33 AM

http://i719.photobucket.com/albums/ww196...
No idea!

Think thats a German Steyr Puch Halflinger.
Nearly,I think you'll find it's a Pinzgauer.Can't see from the picture,but they came as 4 & 6 wheelers.The Haflinger is much smaller,with a 2 cylinder engine & much less bodywork.

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 03:48 PM

That white Cressida is Hirst-tastic!How much was it??
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:24 PM

That white Cressida is Hirst-tastic! How much was it??

I have no idea - ended up helping a friend with some DIY and didnt get back to the show, though it started raining late afternoon. Should still be there tomorrow, hopefully a wider selection on display, wont be adding to it myself as the XR2 is still up off the ground with a cooked wheel bearing. Thanks for the replies on the unknown stuff - cant believe I never even bothered to look at the front end of the Aston! Incidentally my sisters ex who worked for the dealer reckons modern Aston Martins are horrible jerrybuilt sheds with woodscrew and sealant bodges holding the sides to the floor, still thats all part of the 'handbuilt appeal' innit.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 12:20 AM

The white Aston belongs to Le Riche Automobiles where I've just been made redundant from, the boss owns it and is planning to tow an old 1970s Carlight caravan with it to UK shows, I refused to drive it in and out of the workshop because the boss was very anal with it to the point of gluing a tiny bit of paint that was chipped off despite the whole car being generally 'full of wag' and also it was a tempermental crock of shit, none of that stuff holds any interest with me, its the same old shit owned by stuck-up twats i.e Astons, E-Types and Healeys all owned by dullards in their 60s who are big nobs in Finance.I reckon that was the Toyota I was offered on the phone one day, not my cup of tea but unusual and to my mind far more interesting than an Aston/E-Type/Austin-Healey.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:24 AM

Black XR2 looks very tidy....
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:37 AM

Cressida looks like a stunner! Always thought they were a very attractive car.

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