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#151 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:33 PM

hmmm.....

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"Texane" in France?


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:33 PM

That is, perhaps, the best spot ever on this site, though it's probably not really shite!

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:46 PM

Hear, hear!

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:53 PM

That Autobianchi is an inspired spot. Never in a millions years, despite the interesting cars that seem to live in the sussex area, would have I expected such an usual and rare car to be lurking there.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 08:48 PM

Top work indeed! There was an Autobianchi panel van version of that (like the one Michiel posted) in the next village a couple of years back, pre-Spotted's Spottings days sadly so unphotographed.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:48 PM

I only just noticed the bigger vans in the back in the top picture, must find out more 'bout those...

#157 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:51 AM

http://www.bianchinaclub.com/immagini/lo...

Who'd of thought that their warehouse would be based in Paris! Mind you they could have sited that logo on the side a bit better, it's not even square on the door! :wink:

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:14 AM

Once there was an Autobianchi on French eBay that looked like a slightly oversize Fiat 128 4-door saloon with square headlights, never seen one before or since, it was only about 300 euros too. Wish I'd bought it.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:37 AM

It`s been a while since i`ve posted anything here but that`s not to say i`m never without my camera.Here`s a few more recent spots.
The Fiat 131 and Ritmo/Strada were all at the same address in Lancing,West Sussex, not that far from you Reggie.
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#160 OFFLINE   ajcherry

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 08:43 AM

Just checking the DVLA site the 131 was last on the road in 2001 and the C reg Strada/Ritmo 1994 would you believe! It`s probably a spares car for the E reg one.
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#161 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 09:41 AM

What about the blue X 1/9?Wow, another rhd Ritmo - I'm not alone! :D Wonder what happened to it's rear spoiler?

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 11:20 AM

Hmm, crumbly Italishite! Nice Skoda too.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 11:35 AM

The Skoda is the hands down winner there, nice one! 8)

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#164 OFFLINE   ajcherry

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:22 AM

Not much to report on the spotting front,just these two.
Morris Ital 1.3 in that lovely brown colour.
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Bedford CA It`s a 1969 model despite the N reg
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#165 OFFLINE   reallyloud

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:53 AM

I wonder whats the story behind that CA? Maybe an Aussie import?

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:42 PM

What about the blue X 1/9?Wow, another rhd Ritmo - I'm not alone! :D

I thought they were called Stradas here, throughout production. :? Is yours and that Abarth an import from a country that drives on the proper side where it was marketed as a Ritmo?

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 11:35 PM

What about the blue X 1/9?Wow, another rhd Ritmo - I'm not alone! :D

I thought they were called Stradas here, throughout production. :? Is yours and that Abarth an import from a country that drives on the proper side where it was marketed as a Ritmo?

Sold as the Ritmo in Ireland (I think...) which is a RHD market (I know...) :wink:

#168 OFFLINE   reallyloud

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 12:25 AM

The Strada was originally badged Ritmo for the UK market - the launch brochure has Ritmo badged cars, but I guess by the time they imported them in numbers they'd renamed it Strada. I wonder why?

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 08:05 AM

The urban legend is that 'Ritmo' was the name of a brand of sanitary towel in the UK at the time, hence they used 'Strada'. Not sure how true that was... :lol:

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 04:08 PM

The urban legend is that 'Ritmo' was the name of a brand of sanitary towel in the UK at the time, hence they used 'Strada'. Not sure how true that was... :lol:

I thought that was in the US, and be it that we always do what the Yanks do, they lumped us in with them? If not then why Strada also in America?

Speaking of which this is how to make the 'acquired taste for some people' MkI Strada into an 'acquired taste for everyone'......sell it to the yanks!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:06 PM

A few more recent spots.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:11 PM

Like the matching cat under the A60. I'm sure Pog will be along soon with some suitable caption for it...910 good, obviously, but I'm rather drawn to the Landcrab in need of a good pump-up.

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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 10 October 2007 - 01:10 PM

Good spots, does the Minor have indicator-thingies (semaphores?) in the b-post?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:08 PM

but I'm rather drawn to the Landcrab in need of a good pump-up.

and a patch up!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:18 PM

Excellent!! can someone please enlighten me as to how and why the term "landcrab" arose? The split-screen Minor amazes me, I wouldn't have believed there were any unrestored oneds left!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:26 PM

Lovely 1800! Just a smigin too late to qualify for historic road tax though :-(Date of Liability 01 02 2000Vehicle Status Unlicensed
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#177 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:05 AM

Excellent!! can someone please enlighten me as to how and why the term "landcrab" arose?

Maybe because they're all low & wide? I don't think it has any scientific basis.....

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:10 AM

Lovely 1800! Just a smigin too late to qualify for historic road tax though :-(Date of Liability 01 02 2000Vehicle Status Unlicensed

See that's the problem with looking up the regs online, if we hadn't got photographic proof otherwise, you'd fear the worst from reading the above!

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:23 AM

That Blandcrab is in a perfect shite state with its perferated bodywork and sagging suspension, and there appears to be stereotype old giffer head attire on the dashtop of the A60 :lol:
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:36 AM

their like twins !! :D

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