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Brammys new spotting thread, a trip down memory lane.


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#61 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:27 PM

Incredible, you are showing the way for shite spotterz across the globe


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:10 PM

Oof, thema wagon please.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:10 AM

Words really do fail. It's great to see the variety of chod on the continent - I love how differently cars weather over there, it's hard to describe, I know it's mostly down to climate though. 

 

Didn't BorniteIdentity own that green Sierra at the bottom of p1 for a while?


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:34 PM

New year blues? I'll try and help with a roundup of my UK spots of 2017. I don't actually recall the last time I posted any, so here you go:

 

31785453023_52d524657a_k.jpg1987 Citroen BX19 DTR. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I left a note on this one a few months and heard diddily squat back. It did rain just after though, so my note probably turned into mush.

 

32485402870_1df690434c_k.jpg1994 Rover 820i Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This 800 has been getting progressively rougher over the years. Still about though.

 

31792603764_f5fcb03ba6_k.jpg1994 Vauxhall Corsa Van 1.7D. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Some legend uses this for handywork locally, good on them.

 

31782719183_c0b5e81fac_k.jpg1994 Peugeot 306 XS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Seen in a rich bit of Hampstead (which is probably all of it), how fit do the early 306s now look? In fact I am down that way again next week, might leave my details on it.

 

31811575944_a84ef3cf15_k.jpg1994 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.7 TD. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Round the corner from the 306. Sheddy Cavaliers still easily found in London.

 

32587924872_e264f306c5_k.jpg1977 Saab 96. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

ONE OWNER?11/

 

32418170410_890df5114f_k.jpg1986 Nissan Sunny Spirit SGL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Another Hampstead landmark.

 

32381209420_f754a79af1_k.jpg1989 Ford Escort Ghia. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

32526973192_569d617ad8_k.jpg1986 Fiat Uno 45 S. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

32507761996_e923d3d381_k.jpg1980 Vauxhall Carlton 2000. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

The Uno and Carlton live right next to one another on a reasonably iffy feeling (but in reality fine) estate.

 

32299383234_b0bc0a9bdc_k.jpg1987 Ford Transit 80 Popular. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

LEZ beater.

 

34510500335_d531c9e5c2_k.jpg1991 Peugeot 405 GTX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Not many early 405s still about.

 

32759348022_0e4a7a102b_k.jpg1990 Rover Maestro Special. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

33015583876_8021485737_k.jpg1970 Volvo 131. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I though deliberate rat look, but I think the owner just likes primer.

 

33282165875_89c06d150b_k.jpg1992 Citroen ZX Aura. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Nice early ZXs are stupidly scarce now.

 

35078763042_1356b91df9_k.jpg1993 Citroen ZX Aura 1.9D Auto. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Oh there's another one...

 

33161907446_3d8ef7834b_k.jpg1987 Toyota Celica GT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Nothing says winner like a two tone mid 80s Jap.

 

33912663840_4dd2f18ed8_k.jpg1991 Vauxhall Astra Belmont L. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Mega late Belmont here. God knows how cheap this was.

 

34278912645_e77d0f1d7f_k.jpg1993 Vauxhall Cavalier GLS & 1988 Freight Rover Sherpa City. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Winner.

 

32801634350_eb62e9ce8e_k.jpg1990 Vauxhall Cavalier. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

The elderly owner of this has a driveway stuffed with old cars, including a Talbot Alpine.

 

33886002550_44c6e870af_k.jpg1988 Fiat Uno 45 S. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

34269740955_14692fa406_k.jpg1996 Daewoo Nexia GLXi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

33491615404_ea1ca1f9c4_k.jpg1993 Peugeot 306 XT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Exhibit B in the 'How fit are early 306s now' case study

 

36155571003_ba41526a17_k.jpg1997 Nissan Primera Equation. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Check this dismal thing out. All I can figure is that it's some sort of ultra base spec Primera.

 

33522768113_95bdf0f1cd_k.jpg1984 Vauxhall Cavalier L. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Ugh.

 

32943474310_d4f3a654fd_k.jpg1977 Morris Marina Super. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

33325956635_a0f0798f32_k.jpg1977 Morris Marina Super. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was amazing! BL stuff in daily use is odd in London now.

 

34158017301_e4f23ad41f_k.jpg1996 Citroen Xantia Activa Turbo & 1993 Mitsubishi Galant V6 24v. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

33591949613_e8d6c70e2d_k.jpg1992 Renault Clio RT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

34017202610_457e6d10e7_k.jpg1995 Vauxhall Cavalier LS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was outside a hotel. I don't know about you, but what great advertising!

 

I will add more later.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:11 PM

I would defo stay in that hotel.

The white Primera is something else, did they ever sell a mingebag version with unpainted bumpers?

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:23 PM

Lovin the shit caravan behind the ZX, too.


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1955 Cowley

1987 VW T25 Holdsworth

1990 190E

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:05 PM

I would defo stay in that hotel.

The white Primera is something else, did they ever sell a mingebag version with unpainted bumpers?

 

It even had all round manual windows. How depressing. 

 

 

Anyway, have some more.

 

34293020642_bf8a5439cd_k.jpg1992 Nissan Primera GSX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was a nice sight down in my old 'ends'. Never saw it when I actually lived there mind.

 

34461526416_f9ba3fbbb4_k.jpg1991 Citroen BX19 TGD. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I parked my old blue BX behind this one and the owner didn't give one shit.

 

34322675462_9820cac7c9_k.jpg1989 Toyota Camry 2.0 GLi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This local legend has been hanging on for dear life for years now. Still running though.

 

37610564032_673e2eaa2a_k.jpg1994 Ford Mondeo LX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35245923622_9f0f605b52_k.jpg1996 Citroen Synergie Wheelhome Camper. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I know it's modern dross but its a damn camper Synergie. 

 

24833305358_d500783f66_k.jpg1991 Saab 9000 Turbo Carlsson. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35432418965_120d5fe33a_k.jpg1983 BMW 323i. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Early E30s are my fave BMWs. The detailing is just right.

 

34922475760_3f9b394ecb_k.jpg1989 BMW 730i Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

..followed closely by these 7 series. Utterly lovely.

 

34622548413_b7e5994b4c_k.jpg1992 Rover 820 SLi Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This has had a wall built around it, nice garden feature though.

 

34622542243_ac1d4189f8_k.jpg1967 Ford Cortina Super. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35471595685_c7a34e9645_k.jpg1993 Proton 1.5 GLS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Some hero in Maidenhead parks various 90s dross down this road, this is a recent addition I believe.

 

35471594155_c2ec3fad17_k.jpg1992 Renault 19 RT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35471592645_fff02d0c8c_k.jpg1996 Alfa Romeo RZ. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Seen outside Alfa Aid. Good place to see Alfas, funnily enough.

 

35490691435_9c6e941367_k.jpg1999 Alfa Romeo 166. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35360134551_ccb1cdb142_k.jpg1994 Vauxhall Cavalier LS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Filthy.

 

34962093010_e2a2eae751_k.jpg1982 Datsun Laurel. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35025299520_a58459593b_k.jpg1994 Rover 216i Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Slough summed up in one photo.

 

35025297820_7cab328f8d_k.jpg1985 Toyota Camry GLi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35185301620_d0e83af513_k.jpg1992 Vauxhall Carlton Diamond. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35499574575_ea46d216c5_k.jpg1987 Toyota Carina GL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was scrapped since. 

 

35499573645_fae1913978_k.jpg1991 Ford Escort Ghia. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35123109284_9818808563_k.jpg1988 Toyota Space Cruiser. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35123107254_89f0dc9aaa_k.jpg1987 Austin Montego L. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I think this failed an MOT reasonably severely:

 

Reason(s) for failure
  • Nearside Rear Body has a sharp edge caused by corrosion outer arch (6.1.C.1)
  • Emissions not tested excessive black smoke (7.3.A.1)
  • Exhaust emits visible black smoke at idle (7.3.A.2b)
  • Offside Rear Outer Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded sill (2.4.A.3)
  • Offside Rear Inner Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded sill (2.4.A.3)
  • Offside Rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded inner and outer sill (5.2.6)
  • Offside Front Inner Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded sill to floorpan (2.4.A.3)
  • Nearside Front Inner Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded sill to floor pan (2.4.A.3)
  • Nearside Rear Front wheel bearing has excessive play (2.5.A.3c)
  • Offside Rear Front wheel bearing has excessive play (2.5.A.3c)
  • Nearside Rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is excessively corroded in door sill (5.2.6)
  • Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded shock absorber mounting area in fuel cap (2.4.A.3)

35199180240_836fb8c7cd_k.jpg1994 Rover Montego Countryman. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Another one, not connected. 

 

34795893053_49efad731a_k.jpg1986 Ford Sierra Ghia Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Shame to see this looking so dead.

 

Lastly for now:

 

35479118312_abbda41c27_k.jpg1991 Nissan Maxima V6 SEL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35517249941_6cf5c2081b_k.jpg1991 Nissan Maxima V6 SEL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Almost had a heart attack when this came trundling towards me. God bless the OAPs of Reading for driving such wonderful stuff. 

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

Some more:

 

35517248041_08faa80fbd_k.jpg1994 Citroen ZX Avantage. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

ZXs seem rare now. I appreciate they can rot, but it's still a shame.

 

35613611441_ca7a447e9a_k.jpg1990 Nissan Micra SGX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This Micra has lived in Windsor for years.

 

34903338294_454f825dc8_k.jpg1990 Volkswagen Corrado 16v. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Early Corrado!

 

34883271040_5e8912389d_k.jpg1982 Fiat 131 Supermirafiori. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This actually lives down my road. It was presented for an MOT not too long ago, but for some reason the not too severe fail seems to have put the owner right off. I would enquire but strongly suspect I would be told to stick it.

 

36760958995_8b00f4ad8a_k.jpg1997 Rover 820. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Nice. Another 90s car that has just outright vanished, although there is always a very steady stream of them for sale.

 

36621790771_90da288207_k.jpg1994 Renault Clio RT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

OAP owned slushbox Clio.

 

35171081322_52bd5c1211_k.jpg1994 Citroen Xantia TD VSX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Early Xantia in top trim. I wonder if has that interior...

 

35171079772_ed77131539_k.jpg1991 Volvo 440 GLT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Still a fair few long term owner Volvos in London.

 

35722134186_e4554e38a4_k.jpg1995 Peugeot 306 SLDT Sedan. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I had a mega horn for this, yet left no note. 

 

35822315880_e8337cc98b_k.jpg1985 Nissan Micra GL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

The owner of this also has a Chrysler Avenger.

 

34941219304_86812f3b4c_k.jpgfullsizeoutput_a7e by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Saw this right after a nice 505 raced past, bah!

 

35649826161_c4bc3ca471_k.jpgfullsizeoutput_a7f by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

How nice is this? 

 

35203814746_dcba464127_k.jpg1989 Fiat Tipo. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Base Tipo which is now a garden feature.

 

36090803853_1b63392f24_k.jpg1996 Peugeot 405 GLX DT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Now dead.

 

38673722562_911fcff92a_k.jpg1992 Hyundai Pony X2 Sonnet. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

36391328834_e9bfd3790f_k.jpg1995 Renault Laguna RT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

The nicest Laguna I have ever seen.

 

36391335184_1a8679c4aa_k.jpg1991 Honda Civic GL Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

36391337594_23f139faef_k.jpg1998 Citroen XM SX Turbo. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

35822328200_4cf42f9eea_k.jpg1990 Citroen BX TZI Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I made a friend in the owner of this BX, and spoke down the phone a few times after leaving a note. He won't be selling anytime soon, but nice to chat.

 

37415443832_af9f2d5903_k.jpg1993 Peugeot 405 GL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

33063412914_4bea9ba762_k.jpg1978 Renault 7 GTL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Perhaps one of the weirdest/best imports. 

 

37263123612_a06890af6a_k.jpg1988 Ford Escort Popular. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Look at that mega tidemark!

 

37292534411_46f684739b_k.jpg1982 Vauxhall Cavalier GLS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

37189062670_beb6509757_k.jpg1986 Nissan Cherry Spirit GS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

24522773327_33582be0ed_k.jpg1988 Toyota Hi-Ace. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Old Japanese stuff still reasonably common in certain parts of West London, but it's got a lot rarer now.  

 

More another day.


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That little B reg Micra has got to be one of the earliest ones out there!



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Has the owner chained that Tipo to the floor!?
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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:31 PM

Just a catch up for those not on Flickr. 

 

27699523069_1d7885c07d_b.jpg1988 Renault 5 Monaco. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This seems to seldom, if ever, move. Sad. 

 

38768180934_2229efbd86_b.jpg1993 Honda CRX ESi Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

27699519479_b3e354c205_b.jpg1994 Fiat Tempra SX TD. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

OAP owned Tempra, should really enquire about it but too busy to even attempt it right now. 

 

24675828287_ebe94bd78d_b.jpg1994 Mazda 626 LX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

These have gotten rare all of a sudden.

 

24675826887_2ef316cbc3_b.jpg1987 Mitsubishi Shogun TD. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

25709479878_d12f78c9e7_b.jpg1998 Renault Safrane 16v Executive. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39579416041_862d1064b4_b.jpg1981 Mazda 626 DX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Can't even believe this driveway hasn't been cleared yet.

 

39712411341_ee9c897c5d_b.jpg1989 Chrysler Voyager SE. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39712408211_c4072ea10e_b.jpg1992 Ford Courier. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Not sure when I last saw one of these. Apart from this one of course.

 

38849693435_fe5e0463b6_b.jpg1995 Fiat Punto GT Turbo. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

38849713035_0b1f1d11d0_b.jpg1987 BMW 318i. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Still a few rough BMWs in West London, but not the same levels as a few years back sadly. 

 

39055291394_a03d974c24_b.jpg1996 Honda NSX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

38866000595_887de44b5d_b.jpg1989 Zastava Yugo 45. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Yep, I take photos of Yugos and NSXs.

 

28064676429_9ba8e521c6_b.jpg1989 Vauxhall Midi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39076054055_a307b98d1b_b.jpg1991 Rover 214 GSI. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

26101379958_24384a7cb5_b.jpg1995 Fiat Cinquecento. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39994134602_b91c8f24d3_b.jpg1980s Citroen BX14 RE. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39127843825_d2c8209e2a_b.jpg1993/94 Citroen Xantia 1.6i. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Pair of ropey LHM laden Cits in Greece. I suspect there is about the same amount of both (proportionately) in Greece and France now, they are obsessed. 

 

25155045757_a0564c8ca3_b.jpg1970s Simca 1100 GLS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

28286197169_55caab1018_b.jpg1974 Fiat 128 1100 Sport. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40138856022_1e5abe3b89_b.jpg1988 Fiat Tipo. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39273252035_23dd9de868_b.jpg1986 Lancia Thema 2.5 Turbo DS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Thema 2.5 VM DIESEL PHWOAR

 

40175462662_86f9105187_b.jpg1991 Rover Metro 1.1 L. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

28428468249_9d88e59715_b.jpg1980 Talbot Sunbeam. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was a surprising spot!

 

25434086497_a560a32aeb_b.jpg1984-86 Opel Ascona. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

25434084977_707df38267_b.jpg1979-81 Opel Ascona. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Plenty of old Opels in Greece too.

 

39654074984_0d0748ea5c_b.jpg1997 Rover 100 Knightsbridge Diesel. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40364857481_d4d5c85c80_b.jpg1992 Citroen AX Echo Diesel. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

25653198637_e36dfdbcb5_b.jpg1991 Nissan Bluebird LX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

38713414610_febd78f35d_b.jpg1965 Volvo 121 'Amazon'. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40577430462_cb3d1c2b21_b.jpg1990 Peugeot 505 GTi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

26747982828_6bb8957380_b.jpg1985 Renault 25 TS. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

25806867537_2d6bbc717c_b.jpg2001 Daewoo Nubira. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

These have vanished haven't they?

 

39782890015_9b7f498677_b.jpg1988 Peugeot 205 GL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39967929754_c13fd35e67_b.jpg1994 Renault Laguna RT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Yum.

 

26942181378_33f340fffb_b.jpg1988 Renault Extra. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Been trying to get a photo of this for years. Yes it is that clean.

 

40215366664_3ec469ff3b_b.jpgCitroen Xantia 1.9D SX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

How good does this look?

 

40215365484_0af54db81f_b.jpgRenault Clio RL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Billions of early Clios in Lille. 

 

40215363874_327845b2f2_b.jpgPeugeot 405 GL. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Easily worth €4000.11

 

40215360114_3d4df91f49_b.jpgNissan Bluebird Diesel. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

26073125617_9fc822aa3b_b.jpg1997 Renault Laguna RNE 2.2D. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

RN spec with the lazy 2.2NA Diesel. Lovely.

 

40945562581_4966eaf347_b.jpg1987/88 Peugeot 104 Style Z. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

26088670357_f5e7115067_b.jpg1991 Citroen AX K-Way. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40933617982_acc2e361f2_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_12fe by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Still have 100s of spots from Italy.

 

And finally, hot off the camera from Saturday:

 

40305458964_7d5ce0aca8_b.jpg1985 FSO 125P. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40121403265_ee40c47d81_b.jpg1985 FSO 125P. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

 

I don't think I'll see anything else in the UK this year that will top this. 


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

Wow!  Agree, that FSO is going to take some beating.  Can't remember the last time I saw a C-plater - probably in about 1988...

 

I actually test drove a 125P years ago and was surprisingly impressed with how it felt to drive - it wasn't nearly as bad as all the road tests I'd read had led me to believe.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:00 PM

Is that 626 on Brondesbury Road in Kilburn? If it is, it looks identical to when I lived round the corner in 2006...

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:10 PM

Is that 626 on Brondesbury Road in Kilburn? If it is, it looks identical to when I lived round the corner in 2006...

 

Yes it is. Apparently the Marina next to it has been there since 1988.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:15 PM

Bramz for all your quality spotting needs!  It's impossible to pick a favourite.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 05:05 PM

Is that 626 on Brondesbury Road in Kilburn? If it is, it looks identical to when I lived round the corner in 2006...

  

Yes it is. Apparently the Marina next to it has been there since 1988.

And when I lived round the corner in 1996, too :-)

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:14 PM

I am new here and this thread alone made it worth registering....ok there are plenty of other good threads and posts on autoshite but you get what i mean...

Top spotting...

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 12:36 PM

Update time:

 

26205873847_727f6d208b_b.jpg1995 Peugeot 106 Ski. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Probably not named after the yoghurt.

 

41034335432_4b43361823_b.jpg1990 Citroen XM Si. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

41143947911_2302ec6840_b.jpg1996 Renault Espace Executive TD. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Bournemouth is still pretty good for old car spotting. 

 

40432286324_2db4d71201_b.jpg1989 Citroen BX16 RS Pilot. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

41178877031_cab1fb9acc_b.jpg1996 Citroen Saxo SX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Dealer demo cars had SAX plates. 

 

39368176470_65c47e5a10_b.jpg1990 Lexus LS400 Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

27363526258_08ce89286e_b.jpg1994 Rover 216SLi Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Now scrapped.

 

40341081675_4699f591eb_b.jpg1995 Skoda Felicia 136 LXi Plus. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

In contrast now back on the road.

 

41237758961_302850e5cd_b.jpg1995 Citroen AX Debut Diesel. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

41259695071_59a2a6e05a_b.jpg1991 Citroen BX19 GTi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

27386378928_563db9b679_b.jpg1991 Ford Granada Scorpio. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

39472936420_f58ab0746f_b.jpg1992 Alfa Romeo 33 1.3 i.e. L. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Milan is pretty gross in parts.

 

27410223428_f1e6da8397_b.jpg1984 Lancia Gamma 2500 Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40878635695_f931f3a7b1_b.jpg1991 Ford Escort Ghia. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

41060354954_bc15c231d2_b.jpg1991 Rover 216SLi Automatic. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

26929048037_6ca8c85134_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_fcb by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This caused me to do a OMG U turn and pull over.

 

26929045567_3b2d8cf5ff_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_fce by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Wobtastic

 

26929041527_9eba67e189_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_fd4 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

26929038347_f6495a3df7_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_fd5 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40063323490_5a9abbcce2_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_d88 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

41870701501_207fe65f6d_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_d89 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Genuinely there is tons about in Greece, don't worry.

 

28001752398_1f1f3fa475_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_ef9 by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

27122915907_179cf24dc6_b.jpg1992 Renault 5 Campus. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40185446660_14f9216725_b.jpg1995 Renault Laguna RT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

27122912197_0c0099767c_b.jpg2001 Fiat Marea Weekend 150 ELX 20v. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Some cretin scrapped this

 

27262517607_54f343395c_b.jpg1999 Lancia Kappa 2000 Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

42132859921_2f8ceae1d5_b.jpg1999 Lancia Kappa 2000 Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I love these.

 

27262540307_7797a184fd_b.jpg1984 Alfa Romeo Giuliette 1800. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

42132886471_c69099d52c_b.jpg1994 Fiat Tipo 1.6S. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

41428966215_96a71378fc_b.jpg1985 Volkswagen LT. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

42283118912_d1418ee5ac_b.jpg2002 Peugeot 406 LX HDi 90. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Hero. I also saw a ropey 406 doing the rounds as a taxi in Salisbury a few weeks back.

 

42283116122_ba572766c7_b.jpg1994 Ford Mondeo GLX. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

27536364487_eaec25dc2c_b.jpg2003 LDV Pilot. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

40598702830_73335f94f3_b.jpg1999 Citroen Xantia SX HDi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This has done 271k. 

 

40598700840_d502db3e04_b.jpg1993 Mercedes Benz 308D. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

 

 

I recently went to London and was pleased with what was still about. Not the same as it was in 2012 but is anywhere?

 

42251172091_c574d0f3b4_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_166c by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

42251168531_172a6d6928_b.jpgfullsizeoutput_167b by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

More some day soon. 


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 06:24 PM

I have just been browsing some of my older shots on Flickr, and came across some no doubt worth sharing. Or not...

 

5039460424_76c0c1c19f_b.jpgSiblings. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was 2010, neither were rare then. However both are now scrapped.

 

5047686335_78b657eec1_b.jpg1989 Peugeot 505 2.0 GR Estate. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Also 2010, I remember seeing a fair few 505s around this time. Impressively it's still on the go.

 

5055399726_dcf2397790_b.jpg1982 Volvo 760 GLE 2.3 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Used to see this beast every week on a Thursday, or something like that. Happily it and it's lush green velour interior are on SORN.

 

5063055392_287482fcdc_b.jpg1984 Toyota Space Cruiser 1.8 Automatic MPV. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I recall this being visible just past Clapham Junction, as it was always parked on a hill. I know it was sold a few years later, but amazingly still taxed.

 

5068162276_d7e11271e4_b.jpg1988 Ford Transit 100 2.0 LWB Van. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Interesting story behind this photo. Anyone remember that utterly trash clothing brand called Oldguysrule? They copied this pretty much like for like and stuck it on a T shirt, but I never did enquire. Oh well.

 

5071290358_69ba42d482_b.jpg1987 Renault 9 1.4 GTL Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was one of those great juxtapositions London is known for. Sadly the car seems to have gone.

 

5081574475_8a180f14ed_b.jpg1991 Peugeot 405 1.9 SRi Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Back in 2010 this was pretty unremarkable. However now it's pretty neat. Now dead.

 

5118772240_9b5244a69f_b.jpg1990 Volkswagen Taro 1.8 Pickup. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Amazingly, after three days of living in Basingstoke, I came across this again very recently. It looks exactly the same as it did in 2010.

 

5121029822_942335d505_b.jpg1991 Vauxhall Astra 1.8i CD Automatic Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Still was a lot of these around back then. This posh one looked the bees knees, somehow this one has evaded the ravages of time and joy riders and is SORN, with valid MOT.

 

5133574262_af94233e6f_b.jpg1977 Austin Allegro 1100 Deluxe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was a proper London car, and disappeared a little while after. It was more or less sunken to the ground.

 

5146438245_c36943da58_b.jpg1989 Vauxhall Carlton 1.8i L Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Early Carltons were actually odd to see even then. This very smooth looking one only lasted a little while longer.

 

5151217184_0e72835fd0_b.jpgA bit of luck... by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I don't recall thinking either car particularly great even then, but took a photo because i had time to kill. What an idiot.

 

Both well out of MOT now.

 

5161793904_0606d670a7_b.jpg1980 Ford Escort MKII 1.3 L Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I was well happy to see this, in the local hospital car park. The things I got up to.

 

It was sold on and later properly monged and wrecked. Meh.

 

 

5164681956_4c53877a89_b.jpg1985 Nissan Cherry N12 Maxima Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Another local relic that is somehow even now still alive.

 

5165580578_91a41df0e1_b.jpg1989 Austin Maestro 1.3 L Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

There was a lot of minging Maestros still trundling about. This one was utterly gross and I remember a woman launching herself out of a front door after taking this photo.  Unsurprisingly dead.

 

5180967009_a49e99a9eb_b.jpg1991 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Ghia Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

MK3 Fiestas were like automotive cockroaches then, there was tons still about and even the scrappage scheme hadn't killed that many. This rotten one lasted a mere 8 months more.

 

5181623496_cb0d93a3fe_b.jpg1989 Ford Escort 1.3 Popular Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Stuff like this was still ten a penny. Before scene tax kicked in, the MK4 Escort was still the banger/OAP chariot in many, many a town. This one had a rust related MOT fail months later.

 

5184339373_caa97dc399_b.jpg1993 Renault 19 Chamade 16V Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I have no idea what this was for sale for, but given how even the top 19s are still worth £0 it cannot have been much. A war and peace MOT shortly beforehand no doubt explaining it's demise.

 

5188487308_8044947721_b.jpg1986 Freight Rover Sherpa Ex-British Telecom Box Van. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I have no idea if this is still there. It's probably a few miles from my house but cba to look.

 

5192823592_aa0f8e16b4_b.jpg1986 Ford Sierra 1.8 LX Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I remember being utterly ecstatic about seeing this. It was piloted by a bloke who looked about 100. 

I recall an ebay trader getting it and then it being for sale for years. Still never got taxed post 2012.

 

5199511976_3da6d46c26_b.jpg1988 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was bloody lovely. Not even shocked to see it is still very much taxed and MOT'd.

 

5202067672_84a7344d24_b.jpg1993 Proton 1.3 GL Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Ugh, there was so many of these around back then! 

 

5210840729_b2c69f7a41_b.jpg1980 Ford Fiesta 1.1 L Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was another OAP jobbie. Given how it has jumped some 20k in mileage in the short while since the photo I will assume it was sold. 

 

5211621404_395bcb7c60_b.jpg1993 Proton SE 1.5 Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This one was in the same car park as the one before!!

 

5211178797_01f2cbf368_b.jpg1989 Hyundai Pony 1.3 GL Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Sadly looks like this one conked it in 2017, what a shame.

 

5216177730_7b8f0077c5_b.jpg1980 Austin miniMetro L Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

One of my many scatty ex girlfriends lived near this and told me what we all know, this was owned by a hermit.

 

5220486297_4288835cd9_b.jpg1986 Honda Civic Shuttle MPV. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I remember this little housing estate being a damn goldmine for old cars. However this one is dead.

 

5227110390_d0f59a687d_b.jpg1986 Honda Integra 1.5 LX Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Proper OAP special. Now dead.

 

5228794464_3f7121bd27_b.jpg1986/87 Nissan Bluebird T12 1.8 LX Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Still the best T12 I have ever seen. Still only on 19k in 2018!

 

5239979542_95f2e52d1a_b.jpg1987 Ford Escort 1.3 L Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Yawn

 

5241752893_7e4a89797f_b.jpg1990 Opel Kadett 1.6 Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was seen near the former MoD housing in Tadley, probably connected. SORN.

 

5248760644_0e9bec05bc_b.jpg1984 Ford Escort 1.6 Cabriolet. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Proper miser spec. I think this was sold not too long ago.

 

5250620635_e07dfb0737_b.jpg1993 Vauxhall Senator 3.0 CD 24V Saloon. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Presumed to be ex Police. Dead.

 

5254021814_dfc4964774_b.jpg1983 Austin Mini 'Kat' Cabriolet. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

The mega snow seemed to drag out some weird stuff, this being no exception.

 

5257889867_27a798f46e_b.jpg1985 Honda CRX 1.5 Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was ropey. 

 

5260566076_7198a8fbee_b.jpg1988 Austin Maestro 1.3 City X Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Amazingly this is still alive.

 

5261769248_854fe2b3a4_b.jpg1983 MG Metro 1.3 Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was on ebay a short time later. SORN.

 

5264006323_13fbcce1ee_b.jpg1981 Ford Cortina MKV 2.0 GL Estate. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

This was forever parked here. Not now though, was listed as salvage a while back.

 

5265954975_d2f64832a6_b.jpg1980 Opel Manta B 2.0 SRB SH Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Nice. SORN.

 

5273899526_27d9f560ab_b.jpg1989 Renault 19 1.4 GTS Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

It was quite tough taking photos of these in 2010 as they were still pretty common. Oh how times change.

 

5285387118_7f03cbd81b_b.jpg1994 SEAT Marbella Fun. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Remember the days people actually drove these as normal transport? Yeah even then this was pretty weird. dead.

 

5285425669_6b0fee5b89_b.jpg1981 Austin Maxi 2 1750 L Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I never did find out if this was someone doing some winter classic motoring or just a cheap Maxi someone was using.

 

5288499584_e6487d2c9f_b.jpg1990 Citroen AX 11TGE 'Chicago' Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

5287974555_91ae4f526a_b.jpgRed and Blue. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

At the time this wasn't a big deal but I guess it is now.

 

5293048130_c8ba366cca_b.jpg1989 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus Hatchback. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I suppose this isn't that mega now either. It never did get another MOT though.

 

5295799887_7337be3b26_b.jpg1992 Ford Transit 120D 2.5 Diesel SWB Van. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Dunno about you but I miss seeing this hanging Transits about. Plenty now but without that noise, y'know.

 

5301356906_dbe207ee9d_b.jpg1982 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8 GL Coupe. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

Don't know what happened to this. Still SORN.

 

5320150554_99f0b86aa9_b.jpg1988 Austin Maestro 500 City Van. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

I am amazed this is now on SORN, it simply kept going, last MOT says 219k.

 

Maybe more memories another day.... 


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 07:52 PM

Loving the double-R8 shot at the start.






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