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#121 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:38 PM

Is the Suzuki "Swift" definately a Swift? Looks like an earlier SA310 to me.... :)

Yup, one of your old brochures confirms that. Looks it didn't become Swift until it got the sloped headlamps. AJ, don't think ones like you've posted lasted that long so good spot there!I think that HA picture is great, it could be 20-30 years ago with the original garage doors, no plastic windows or satellite dishes.

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
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And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:48 PM

Yes you`re both right it`s a SA310.This shape launched in the UK Feb 84 until 1986-92 Swift became available so a fairly short-lived model.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:46 PM

Viva HA
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That ha is a corker-I had the van version once 8)

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:11 PM

Viva HA
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h28/aj...

That is absolutely gorgeous. Makes me want to paint mine that colour... Haven't seen another one on a D plate for a long time. As SL said, the setting is perfect too - pure mid-'60s suburbia. :D

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 06:38 PM

A few more local spots.This transit pickup still works for a living at a small garden centre

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Lancia Dedra. With a name like that it was never destined to be popular.
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Ford Escort mk1 van still a working van.
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MG Magnette 4/72
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:22 PM

WOW, Those two classic Ford light commercials look in great shape for working vehicles :shock:
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:35 PM

That Magnette looks very clean! :D I like the look of the Transit too!

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 08:40 PM

Have to agree, that MG is a stunner! And there surely can't be many Mk 1 Transits still working for a living.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 10:37 PM

there surely can't be many Mk 1 Transits still working for a living.

But probably ten times as many compared to the number of mk1 Escort vans! That one has surely been restored once already (cue disparaging remarks about how it'll now be worth more than the Pope's Golf even in its current condition :lol: )

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:33 PM

Lovin the OLD GIT sticker in the back window!! :lol:

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 06:22 PM

Here are this weeks spottings.Firstly an Allegro 1.3HLS with twin headlamps,a Cortina mk3 at the bootsale, an N12 Cherry 1.5GL Auto at church and a Mitsibushi Colt and Renault 9 in the Tesco carpark.In my enthusiasm i managed to cut the roof off of the Colt. Never normally see anything interesting at the Tesco carpark.I suspose shite owners still have to eat! :)
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My ten year son is keeping a discreet distance in the rear picture of the Colt.I think he might have been mildly embarassed by me taking pictures in the Tesco carpark. :)
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 08:01 PM

Didn't those Mitsubishi Colt's have a curious dual range gearbox with a second Hi-low gearlever :?:
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 09:05 PM

Ahhh, the Cherry has a 'fish' and a National Trust sticker.So that's hesistant, slow and erratic, then.It's always good that really shite drivers put warning stickers on their cars :D
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 09:17 PM

Ahhh, the Cherry has a 'fish' and a National Trust sticker.

So that's hesistant, slow and erratic, then.

It's always good that really shite drivers put warning stickers on their cars :D

No 'Fish FM' but I have National Trust, RSPB and a preserved railway's stickers on my Skoda Felicia. Imagine what sort of picture that little package paints :)

PS I love that Transit!

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 09:20 PM

Didn't those Mitsubishi Colt's have a curious dual range gearbox with a second Hi-low gearlever :?:

Certainly did BS6 - Mine did, it had two sticks - one for 4 fwd & 1 reverse gears & t'other marked 'Power' & 'Economy'! 8)

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:09 PM

Ratdat (who I haven't see here for a bit) has a bright green Colt 3dr like that. The dual range gearbox lived on into the Tredia and Cordia, making them even more desirable.The Cherry is great, nice early one too. 1.5GL must mean it's an auto.The R9 is good too.

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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 03 May 2007 - 07:03 PM

I think polling day must have brought some more shite out.
Nova 1.3 SR This unmolested example is driven by an elderly lady.
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A rather nice Cortina MK3 2000E
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:21 PM

Lovely 'Tina, a shame about the 'new' numberplate though...

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:23 PM

That 'tina is GORGUS!!!

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:40 PM

It`s been a while since i`ve posted on here.Firstly to wet your appetite check this little Daihatsu van out,still in use.
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Escort mk4 3dr minus its number plates.
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Carlton estate becoming increasingly rarer.
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Mainly Citroen XM`s
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Finally a CX
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:08 PM

:shock: Somebody likes their big Citroens!!

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:22 PM

Hmmm... Thought that CX was a Turbo 2 for a minute, but it looks like it's had a bonnet replacement at some point so it's probably just a boggo 22TRS or summat. Still cool though, like any CX. 8)

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:06 PM

That Daihatsu 850 is a gem, amazing to see that there is still one on the roads. Looks like the road tax is nearly up too.....I was thinking exactly the same about Carltons, as Omegas seem to be the council house car of choice these days.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:25 PM

Omegas seem to be the council house car of choice these days.

OI! :lol: Round here, it's E36 318i's, with bad alloys and 'England' stickers on the front and rear bumpers.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 10:15 PM

WOW! A Diahatsu 55 Wide! I remember Diahatsu having a display in our local precinct with a 55 Wide, it's 55 inches wide you see! I often and to this day wondered why they called it a 55 Wide as they don't use inches in Japan, they couldn't import them into the US because of crash regs so they must've been targeting the Brits. Of course I never saw one again, until now! I'd like it please, if you see it again pop a note on it would you?

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:09 PM

CRIKEY at the Daihatsu van. Remember when I said the S65 generation of Hijet was incredibly rare now? Well, that generation shown above is probably ten times rarer.I would not be at all surprised if it is the last registered one in the UK, to be honest I'm more surprised at least one remains!TOP WORK.

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:42 AM

A few more recent spots found on my travels.
Alfasud
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Becoming rare now Astra mk1 1300s
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Posted 13 June 2007 - 02:31 PM

I do like those Hi-aces, possibly a Westfalia. Quite a reasonable proportion seemed to have survived, no doubt due to hoards of silvertops clinging on to them.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:35 PM

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From a distance i thought this was a Fiat 500 estate but on closer inspection i realised it was an Auto Biancha, not sure what model.I bet the handling is interesting judging by the angle of those rear wheels.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:30 PM

I absolutely love that Autobianchi, it's a Bianchina Panoramica afaik, I don't know exactly... I think the rear wheels adjust once there's some weight in the car, though the driving experience is probably still interesting (I guess quick cornering is a no no).




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