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Spottings from the rootes_arrow1725 18.09.2011


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#151 OFFLINE   AXrescuer

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:48 PM

Looks like one of these, a Renault Clio Sportique. Not a name I would have chosen to be honest!

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:20 PM

That Clio thing is ace! I wonder if you can drive away from the tent bit.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:59 PM

Fitted with a 1500 bmc ju deisel engine :shock:
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I'm in love 8)

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 06:58 AM

Clio / tent combination makes it even more ridiculous. Why not simply purchase a slightly larger a tent and a much less stupid looking vehicle?Or just wang a tilt on that Marina Pick up and kip in there. Luxury!

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 01:25 PM

2.3 v6 cortina :cry:
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I recognise this! Here's the view from the path on the opposite bank of the river, taken last year... SD1 gone I presume?
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:24 PM

Heres a fleet for the autoshite wedding/funeral service :lol:
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Photo's flatter-there was a crazy paving style paint job and plenty of ripples in those :shock:

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:38 PM

look at the rust next to the fog lights, musta missed abit :D

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 07:49 PM

If you were an employee at David's Fastglas head office you would be glad to see these wedding-hire beauties too - knowing they would be keeping you in a job :lol:

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 09:07 PM

That capri next to the cortina estate looks like its mooning with its arse end stuck out :shock: :shock: Apologies fellas I ve had a long day!!!
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:26 PM

Great to see the old Paramount getting some love on here - this one like many survivours has lost its enormous original rear light clusters.

Yeah the originals were as high / long as the bootlid! (yes I have a rear light fetish for all moving objects! :lol: ) I wonder why they changed them? :?
Two reasons I'm guessing:

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1. They have a habit of going black really quickly, and

2. A single lens probably costs as much new, if you can find a supplier, as one of those entire replacement BMAC clusters. (But they do pop up on Ebay from time to time)
Going black?? Isn't that what people do to rear lenses deliberately to make them appear sporty? :lol: Unless you mean black as in dirty from all the fumes etc?
Are they separate segments of lense? The eBay picture makes it look like 4 big segments as opposed to one hulking great long light lense like a traffic light lolly!

Either way they suit the vehciles much better & that's what they're meant to have & what we're used to seeing & expecting to see on the arse of a Plaxton Paramount! Substitute lenses just aren't cricket! :P

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 09:47 PM

First group buses round my way seem to acquire random replacement lights both front and rear from time to time, even some buses receiving round headlights when they were originally rectangular! Someone tell them to STOP IT!!!! Paramount is def my favourite Coach of all time, after travelling on Mibland Bluebird examples on Tiger chassis with the wonderful growl of a Gardner engine! Needless to say, I have several models..........

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:37 PM

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Used car rental-I wonder how much for a weeks hire :lol:
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Never knew they did a Kia van :?
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323 Bought by a customer to use as a van :(
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:49 PM

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Zephyr 4 8) For the man who couldnt run a 6 :lol:
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Whats with the wing :?
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Diesel 2.3 power 8)
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Was in the ebay thread a while ago.
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 11:07 PM

As I don't have a 'shite spotted' thread, I figured I may as well post this here.

Spotted at a friends MOT station the other day, 60k miles from new. Mint.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 09:44 PM

That Sierra is deeply, deeply lovely. 8)

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:06 PM

All a matter of taste, obviously, but "lovely" is not a word I'd ever use concerning early Sierras. :lol:

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 06:32 PM

"Lovely" is not a word I'd ever use concerning early Sierras. :lol:

Oh I dont know :D However I do think that about the Avenger on the previous page 8)

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:04 AM

Err...it's time to put my anorak on again, but as that Sierra lacks the dangly mirrors, and appears to be missing the "G" in "GL" on the back, I'd wager that's actually a 2.3V6 rather than the diesel donk :wink:Lush spot nonetheless - and it still has it's original wheeltrims...Seeing another late XM in white reminds me this was a popular colour for some reason - the XM must have been the fastest-depreciating car ever, so why not order it in an unsaleable colour to increase the speed of value shedding!

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 05:09 PM

Could it be missing a 'D' rather than a 'G'?

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 07:19 PM

I'd wager that's actually a 2.3V6 rather than the diesel donk :wink:

Vehicle Registration Mark ODO622YMake FORDModel SIERRA LFuel type DIESELBody Type 5 DOOR HATCHBACKColour WHITEDate of Liability 01 12 2008 Date of First Registration 24 06 1983 Year of Manufacture 1983 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2304CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Heavy Oil Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Wager eh! I bet Ladbrokes has a lot of your shirts :lol:

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:05 AM

Doh! I stand corrected. I was obv. fooled by the non-dangly mirrors and plastichrome round the window rubbers, which have evidently been a retrofit!Of course, the 55bhp Indenor donk makes this the Holy Grail of Mk1 Sierras (non-Cosworth) :wink:

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 07:34 PM

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:01 PM

Isn't that an old spot? I've seen it before from someone!

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:20 PM

Isn't that an old spot? I've seen it before from someone!

Yes I put it on feb last year. Now the hedge has been cut down I could get a couple of better pics :D

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:52 PM

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I'm with Mr Mk2 on this one, it ticks 8 out of my ten Sierra shaped boxes. Those unchecked are labeled 'Grey Grille' and 'Dangly Mirrors'.

It looks remarkably clean and those wheel trims are doing well to have survived 26 years in that nick.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 07:17 AM

Whats going on with the front wheel :?:
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The last roadworthy mk3 Fiesta I owned did that to me, at just under 40k miles the lower arm balljoint let go at 2mph in Edinburgh city centre late one Friday nite and I had to get the bastaaaad thing recovered the 3 miles back to my place.

Removing and replacing the lower arm is a biyatch of a job when you're doing it at the side of the road on the car's standard jack, took ages to get it lined up and bolted in. However, it did cure the knocking sound that had pervaded throughout the twelve thousand miles and four years that I had been driving it...

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 08:17 AM

I guess the moral of that little tale is, do NOT ignore knocking noises from the suspension! I had the same thing happen to me in a Mk 3 Cortina, less than a month after it had passed it's MoT. Mercifully, I was reversing out of the garage at the time- the blood runs cold at the thought that it could easily have happened the previous day, when I'd been flying along the A170 at 80mph!

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 10:36 PM

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1968 Commer van-last used 1994 :cry:
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8 Track spotted in a Hunter :lol:
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 11:39 PM

looks like he's smacked it on a kerb, ditch or summit, real shame that proberly bent all the turret too, i just sold my 76 1.1 TS last month :cry:

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 02:05 AM

Eh? a 1.1 Scirocco?! :shock:

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