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#151 ONLINE   mk2_craig

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 11:34 PM

That Mk2 Cavalier looks lovely, not seen such a nice one in ages.

Old boy-driven, unsurprisingly. Would be rude of me not to show you what (featured earlier in this thread) was parked next to it...
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Early enough to have the old style lights, late enough to be badged Freight Rover
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Merc build quality making that Sherpa look pristine by comparison
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Carina estate with its fair share of rot.
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These getting rare now, this an SXi model.
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Occupying the spot where that sadly-departed big Datsun estate was seen last summer, this nearly-matching pair (another, maroon one is behind the car on the left)
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Audi rallyshite, love the bark these things make at full tilt.
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Dusty Roller
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Clubman estate
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Guess the tractor contest
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Derelict Leyland box van thing
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OLD ENGLISH SHITE
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Still earning its keep
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Very tidy 200-series
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American muscle nonsense
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Panther Kallista, ooh now that is shite.
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Capri looks like it's been drifted into a wall
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Been slacking of late when it comes to hunting down mk2 Fiestas. This should make up for it, despite the dreadful alloys
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Spot of the week should have been this...
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But this wins!
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 08:14 AM

This is actually a proper Abarth Uno Turbo, pretty sure they were a limited factory production run. I'm not sure that the kit was sold separately as I never saw many of them.


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Posted 18 February 2008 - 08:54 AM

Sorry retro, i dont agree. I cant see Fiat approving a tacky bodykit like that complete with fake testarossa style side strakes. You could buy Abarth tuning gear for your Turbo i.e. That Uno's on Punto Sporting wheels, and i'm sure if the front bumper was fitted it would look even worse!edit:- A bit of research shows the kit to be a HORMANN, more info here..http://www.tracksonl... ... s/body.htm

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:06 AM

Is they leylandii van an EA?Used to be used by the post office - now fairly extinct, not seen one in decades. In other news: TSW Venomz!!!!

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:15 AM

yep - my memory is going, Hormann is the name! (but maybe some of those were factory built? - as a marketing tool for the Turbo?)Apologies for my failing braincells!!I just remember seeing a pearlescent white one when the Uno Turbo was new and it was such a nicely done job that it looked factory.On a side note, it's ages since I have seen a Dimma kitted 205 or 306 - but thats probably a good thing!
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:45 AM

Renner 4 van is ace! Back door and rear bumper looks loads better than on mine :roll:

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:13 PM

Think the tractor is a 74-series International Harvester, judging by its sloping grill (sorry, doubt anyone really cares but my dad used to sell them and I still have brochures on them).About the Uno, did a company called Mike Spence Motorsport sell them? Sure I have a brochure on something like that.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:24 PM

The Uno is definitely a Max Power type project, would've started out stock standard. I had a little traffic-light grand prix against this car some years back in dad's 850 AWD (which knocks out 193bhp) and the little Fiat widdled all over the big Volvo estate. They're only about 1300cc as well I think??

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:34 PM

About the Uno, did a company called Mike Spence Motorsport sell them

Yes, I think they did - it's all coming back to me now!!I think they had a garage on the way to Reading on the A327......also did Lancias (of course)All I am saying is they always looked like a very professional job, not your usual filler & fibreglass bodge job (like that Corsa I snapped after a fire a few weeks ago)
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 01:44 PM

Renner 4 van is ace! Back door and rear bumper looks loads better than on mine :roll:

The back door on my old one rotted away, I'd have stuck another on if I could have found one. Those rear bumpers were a problem too - mine didn't have one & the few I found in scrappers were hopeless. I ended up buying two rotten ones and welding them together to make one less crappy one. Even then one of the ends was holed, I solved this by taping over the hole and pouring fibreglass resin in. Peel the tape off, bit of sanding & grey primer and you've got a shite bumper that looks marginally better than no bumper at all :)

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:00 PM

Time for an update to Jersey Junk and boy do I have some junk for you. I've split the recent sightings into several batches, oldest kit first.

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Triumph Herald, not the worst one I've ever seen.

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Saw this Vanden Plas a couple of times in the same week, modern style UK numberplate font is creeping into Jersey much to my dismay.

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Went to the sprints a coupla weekends back, not a lot of interest but this made my fugging day. Badging proudly stated "HEMI", I'd blackmail Max Mosley to get one of these then probably get drunk + do the US equivalent of a Trotter van and Dukes it up.

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Pleasingly this box has never been removed from where it's sited, I wonder if my AA key still fits this and what I'll find inside.

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Karmann Ghia, always wondered if that was an unofficial name like Beetle was.

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Singer-badged Imp, quite pleased to see this, I thought that Minis had driven these to extinction in the Channel Islands.

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Lovely LHD 504, looked well tidy.

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This Chevette must have been resprayed, black plates ok for pre-76 cars however this one is later and only the original dealer sticker (or remains of) in the back window redeems it in my eyes.

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And just for good measure a later two-tone saloon, lush.

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I'm told this Minor van has had one owner from new who still uses it as a workhorse. Good for him.

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Westminster says the badge, that's all I know about this one but watch out for it at a CLASSIC CAR show near you (me) soon.

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Today's tractor tat, a welcome change from the M-F stuff that seems to clog up 90% of overgrown hedgerows over here.

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CAT PISS TARP CHALLENGE

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Don't think I'd seen one of these Opel coops before, no doubt in line for a resto but some mook's tanned the window.

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Rear-engined Renner is my spot of the year so far and the reason why it pays to check out the most obscure corners of housing estates.

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Bit of drive-by Sunburst Red mk2 Fiesta action to finish. :)

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:27 PM

Splendid spots! Dodge charger and A50 Westminster are fantastic 8) the cat piss tarp challenge is a Daimler Dart :wink:
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:35 PM

CAT PISS TARP CHALLENGE

That'll be a Daimler SP250. All of a sudden these things are worth a fortune.(ETA: Bum! Beaten to it because I was watching Heather Mills on the telly)

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:39 PM

Nice Deutz and Opel GT.Shame they never made the GT in RHD. I'd have one.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:47 PM

Well done lads, yes it is indeed a Daimler (I think Quentin Willson was a fan of these, the b*ld tw*tting c*nt).
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:04 PM

Here's one in pretty much the same condition that usually turns up to the Croxley Green show!

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:54 AM

Excellent spots, the R10, the A50... gorgeous. There was a time in my life when I wanted just two cars, a V8 Daimler 250 and an SP250. In fact I would still like them both, especially when they look like that.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:19 PM

craig; check outside 9 miladi farm, st saviour, and Enigma automotive, St Johns!
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:12 PM

might even find a nice Rover SD1 2600* up there eh Colin? *note that there are NO nice Rover SD1 2600 ever, they are just wrong and clearly a couple of cylinders short of rightness, don't do it kids.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 11:26 PM

I'd have a 4- or 6-cylinder SD1, just to annoy the "OMG IT HAZ 2 HAV A VEE 8" crew.An SD Turbo would rile them up really good.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:19 PM

*pedant alert*A50 is the short boot Cambridge (A55 with long boot).Westminster with short boot is A90 or A105 (A95/A105 with long boot).

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:52 PM

Some less venerable vehicles this time round, I've taken to photographing a lot more "borderline" shite on the basis that one day it's in daily use then the next it's KRUSHED, I wonder what percentage of 1999 Perodua Nippas are still on the road for example, though lots here cos I think they were used as bargain basement hire cars for a while - therefore haven't taken to pointing my camera at these just yet.

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Nexia, unremarkable except for there's only two on the island (population 90,000 ish) - Daewoos not sold here until some years after the UK launch

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Compare-and-contrast Sunny selection

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The subject of garishly painted cars and their longevity came up recently, accordingly I don't expect this Lantra to see out the summer

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I think there's a couple of these in use as taxis, beware they will die like Tagoras in two years or so

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The "TURBO 130" graphics surely not a YRV factory feature?

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1990s Metros don't really interest me, but there was something hilarious about the boarded up house. "Don't break into my gaff, but take my car if you must"

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Transit mk3 hardly in danger of extinction, though that might change if they all rust like this high-cube example

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Would you just look at the state of this LDV Convoy, looks like it was consigned to use as an immobile advert hoarding some time ago now.

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Skoda Felicia FUN, settling down to its natural life as a workey's wagon. Wonder if it's still got the comedy sliding rear seat

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Honda Passport :shock: For sale, but I think it has since been entered into the local auctions

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Brand new amphibian thing, looks like it was designed by a 6 year-old

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Two of these Renault coaches on the island, apparently the bodywork was built straight onto standard truck chassis then they immediately had major surgery involving moving the front axle back, fitting automatic transmission and relocating the engine before entering service. Blimey

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Lard-arse Kangoo

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Mitsubishi looks somewhat home-brewed, hopefully this was originally a pick-up and not cut down from a panel van :roll:

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The Fiesta on page 1 of this thread has now gone from where I found it, so here's a similar one (but without a stack of stuff in the back)

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 06:59 PM

Blimey, a Honda Passport - I'd heard of it but never saw one. Ace pics Craig!

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:21 PM

I wonder what percentage of 1999 Perodua Nippas

I think there is one in my spots from Friday.. :D
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Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:26 PM

We have a couple of Y-reg LDV Convoy minibuses at work and they're already getting that way, they haven't had a hard life, they only do 20-30 miles a day. Pretty woeful things... I enjoy spotting the Austin Rover parts bin bits though, like the Rover 800 column stalks and Maestro instrument panel.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 08:55 PM

Those N14 Sunny vans are pretty rare; don't think they sold well when new. The place I worked in 1993 had a brand new one and it was a fairly unusual thing to see even then.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:28 PM



http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r254/...
I think there's a couple of these in use as taxis, beware they will die like Tagoras in two years or so

These seem pretty rare to me. One has popped up in my local town identical to this and it took quite a bit of Googling to find out what it was.

Shame its for sale now though and it might disappear from my area. I keep thinking that parts for this thing will be a right ballache to acquire like aforemetioned Tagora, in 20 years time. Uber-future shite imo!

I really like these machines, with their pillarless doors and luxurious interiors, so much, in fact that I bought a Korean Scale model of one about a week ago, with its box printed entirely in said language :D

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 01:30 PM

Skoda Felicia Funs fetch BIG money............£2500 for a half decent one.....
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:11 PM

Those N14 Sunny vans are pretty rare; don't think they sold well when new. The place I worked in 1993 had a brand new one and it was a fairly unusual thing to see even then.

I seem to recall a big fuss in the press because Nissan weren't offering petrol engines in them. Perhaps that's why you still see a lot of the older, round-headlight 1.3 vans? Incidentally, my mate's mum had the estate version of the older van - we called it the White Hearse, and it was a real dog.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:09 PM

Those N14 Sunny vans are pretty rare; don't think they sold well when new. The place I worked in 1993 had a brand new one and it was a fairly unusual thing to see even then.

I seem to recall a big fuss in the press because Nissan weren't offering petrol engines in them. Perhaps that's why you still see a lot of the older, round-headlight 1.3 vans? Incidentally, my mate's mum had the estate version of the older van - we called it the White Hearse, and it was a real dog.

I think the pre-1991 Sunny van has just about died out in Jersey, certainly never seen one though there's a couple of the 5-door wagon on this thread. There are a reasonable amount of the later ones though, Jersey Post had several and DHL still have at least one in use, painted in their latest livery! Must be a fair age now; when did they cease production?

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