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#151 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:29 AM

Spotted in Ealing today
Verrrry early Golf
http://img2083.photobox.co.uk/5149763862...

Never seen one with the early non reverse light cluster combined with the later cluster that had a reversing light. Normally both or neither!

#152 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:31 AM

Pontiac Trans-shite
http://img2033.photobox.co.uk/2662898631...

The front of these always remind me of the front of the original E1 Vauxhall Carlton.

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:36 AM

Swallowtail = dip below the rear number plate and small rear lights, think it was only done on the first year or two, and they command a premium. I guess it makes them go faster or something due to some subtle aerodynamic improvement?......

I think someone would have to park a swallow tail & a non swallow tail side by side for me to notice any difference. Is it obvious?

If they were more advanced why did they stop them very soon afterwards? How can it be an improvement when it's the earlier ones that have it & the later ones don't? They decided to un-improve it! :roll:

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:39 AM

prolapsed spit
http://img2101.photobox.co.uk/59179831d2...

Looks like it's 'Spitting' it's guts out! :?

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:45 AM

and I have my eye on this, a Nissan Sunny 1.5SGL Maxima, any thoughts?
http://img2093.photobox.co.uk/10329564a7...

Yes, my favourite old Nissan. Note Nissan, NOT Datsun - I have plenty of favourite old Datsuns. This sort seems to have become alot rarer than equivalent saloons. Get it - plus interesting reg no.
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We need some daytime shots though!

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:49 AM

a honda acty
http://img3011.photobox.co.uk/043470117b...

My favourite eastern 'mini' van! I'm guessing now the rarest too!

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:51 AM

a laurel spotted
http://img3011.photobox.co.uk/6976356212...

This is what I saw on the bypass the other day, a mint metallic green V reg 240L. Nice 8)

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 09:02 AM

Perodua Nippa
http://snap35.photobox.co.uk/095622626e3...

Domino 1
http://snap26.photobox.co.uk/05220333fb6...

Hard to believe there's around 15 yrs between these two!

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:48 PM

Hard to believe they're different generations too! The Nippa is a MK3 Mira and the Domino is a MK2. The MK3 is essentially just a slightly stretched out MK2, Japan got new Kei-car regulations so they were allowed to make it a tiny bit bigger.Despite the initial cheap cost, that generation of Nippa has incredible depreciation. Year 2000ish ex-pensioner cars with tiny mileages (sub 30, or even 20K) can regularly go for under £500 privately!

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:24 PM

If they were more advanced why did they stop them very soon afterwards? How can it be an improvement when it's the earlier ones that have it & the later ones don't? They decided to un-improve it! :roll:

Sorry, dry humour :wink:

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 28 April 2007 - 05:17 PM

On the way to seeing my Civic temptation (see seperate thread) I spotted these loverlies starting with a gorgeous Volga on Latvian plates that is for sale, obviously I called!
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Then this brush painted Ital van
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A mildly customised All Agro with a strikingly appropriate reg number!
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Scrote van
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early Hi Ace camper with unwieldy bodywork
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in the same garden a Cadillac?
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A really nice Colt Mirage
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nice grandad
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smart Austin
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and finally, a million pound Escort
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 07:36 PM

TOP SPOTS! Colt Mirage pick of the bunch for me 8)

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#163 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 10:41 PM

I was taken with that but the Volga gets it for me!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 12:58 PM

The Volga also recently appeared in a Retro-Rides 'spotting' thread. I scribbled down the phone number on the 'for sale' notice furiously.However, when I broached the subject of it's aquisition, I was fimly told 'don't you bloody dare'. Ho-hum.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:06 PM

Then this brush painted Ital van
http://snap35.photobox.co.uk/875152563b4...

Scrote van
http://snap35.photobox.co.uk/33354001e43...

Interesting to see a MkIII Escort van the same vintage as the Ital van! The Ital a final incarnation of the Marina meaning that that one particular van type has stood toe to toe with the MkI, MkII and MkIII Escort vans! :shock: .....and I wouldn't describe any of the Escort vans (even MkIII) as exactly plentiful compared to the BL vans either!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:14 PM

.... although the Mk1 & Mk2 vans (and estates) are essentially the same thing. Mk2 Vans & Wagons are just MK1's with a facelift and are different to all the 'normal' Mk2's. Even the front wings are different to the saloons. Have a close look next time you are lucky enough to spot one!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:21 PM

.... although the Mk1 & Mk2 vans (and estates) are essentially the same thing. Mk2 Vans & Wagons are just MK1's with a facelift and are different to all the 'normal' Mk2's. Even the front wings are different to the saloons. Have a close look next time you are lucky enough to spot one!

In fairness it was a pretty convincing effort they did – maybe it’s familiarity with having seen so many in years gone by, but neither MkII estate nor van look wrong despite being a hybrid of curvier MkI and its more angular replacement.I’m not sure it would have worked quite so well if they’d tried to graft a Sierra nose onto a Cortina estate…

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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 30 April 2007 - 01:37 PM

right Mr pogweasel, can you send me a link to the Volga on retro rides? I passed there this morning and it ws gone, the phone number since Saturday went to Orange voicemail but the line now goes dead, I'm devastated, I really want that car or alternatively know it's gone to a good home, bit of a worry!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:44 PM

Here's the thread:http://retrorides.pr... ... 948&page=1Don't know if it will help or hinder.

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:13 PM

Cheers, bit of a hinder as the phone number is a nice girl from Redhill thinking of selling her Renault 19, obviously I'll have a look!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:35 PM

Cheers, bit of a hinder as the phone number is a nice girl from Redhill thinking of selling her Renault 19, obviously I'll have a look!

Speed dating/shite acquisition interface? :shock:

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:16 PM

well you can imagine my thoughts when she told me she had an N reg Renno 14!

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 09:34 PM

well you can imagine my thoughts when she told me she had an N reg Renno 14!

You'd of said "Nah, surely you're mistaken, I haven't seen one older than 1977 P reg, and that was on the front of a period preview magazine!" :wink:

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:17 AM

spot on! almost!

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 10:42 PM

From the last two days:
nice Mini thou
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early Hiace camper which was free on Retro Rides and now in the scrappy, £200, I saw the post too late, gutted
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nice LHD FSO
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old Pug
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Mk 1 Supra, not moved in ages
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smart Viva
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B9 Alpina
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unused W115
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Carlton workhorse
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Festa
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nice Alfaspud
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stunning VDP
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blmc mud flaps and a Capital Radio 194 sticker, class!
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no tarp!
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I was thinking how you don't see these any more...
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when 2 minutes later...
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mystery van, black pug ( I think) and GTV
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Triumph TR7
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and 2500 estate
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Mk 1 XR2 (NOT i)
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1 owner deceased estate 300d
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Renault 25 turbo! How many now?
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and my Italian temptation and a Viva E!
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#176 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:06 PM

now here's the LHD FSO!
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Posted 01 May 2007 - 11:09 PM

^^^^^ AWESOME :D:D

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 06:46 AM

Nice find the 25 TURBO,this car is on my suvivors list that i have,its a VERY nice car and is owned by paul sage who runs a GTA tuning/restoration company,good spot....

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:37 AM

early Hiace camper which was free on Retro Rides and now in the scrappy, £200, I saw the post too late, gutted
http://snap35.photobox.co.uk/0393073948a...

Will this soon be crushed? :cry:


1 owner deceased estate 300d
http://snap35.photobox.co.uk/61449642cdb...

Living on an estate or has the estate bit of the car fallen off?

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:18 AM

I reckon there's a few weeks before the camper is crushed, they do keep things for a while. the Merc's being sold by the first owners son




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