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Another Year In The Life of a Car Spotter: GBNF + January 2018 Pt.XI


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#1 OFFLINE   davocano

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:17 PM

My name is Dave and I'm a car spotter. Here is the first of twelve* installments of my spottings so far this year.

 

January: Mostly miserable and damp; who woulda thunk it.

 

Wonky plate Spitfire

 

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What a Doll

 

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Not scene VW Scirocco

 

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A builder's Astravan

 

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Enormous Jaguar

 

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Mostly Ford yet not Ford Sierra

 

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Ford Sierra

 

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#2 OFFLINE   bezzabsa

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

where you based as I'm sure I've seeen that sierra estate round my way (Dudley , west midlands)


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

Mk1 Sierra estate with THOSE wheel trims and in brown!  Astra van on GTE (I think) alloys a nice spot too.  High quality content here.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 11:31 PM

Registering my interest in future developments

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 11:45 PM

Superb!
I love the big blue Jaaaaaag, and the Sierra in particular.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:08 AM

Top quality spots, especially that Sierra estate. Looking forward to seeing more
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:23 AM

Likewise! Love the Sierra, I think that may have been spotted before by spottedlaurel? Anyway, carry on please but do note that spotted threads aren't the most popular thing on here but don't let that put you off!



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:10 PM

Thanks guys, I know the spotting threads are a sideshow to the main attraction but they have a following... and what with me being 'shiteless, it's one of the few contributions that I can make to this great web community.

 

Like me, the Sierra is in SW London area; I've seen the photos that spottedlaurel took and I think he said that particular car is now gorn, dead :(


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:21 PM

Thanks guys, I know the spotting threads are a sideshow to the main attraction but they have a following... and what with me being 'shiteless, it's one of the few contributions that I can make to this great web community.
 
Like me, the Sierra is in SW London area; I've seen the photos that spottedlaurel took and I think he said that particular car is now gorn, dead :(


I actually really like the spotted threads. It's good to see what's out there in other areas. I wouldn't mind doing my own thread but I'm terrible remembering to take my camera and actually using it!
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

Excellent quality spots! South west London is prime tat territory too so I’m looking forward to more instalments...,
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

Excellent quality spots! South west London is prime tat territory too so I’m looking forward to more instalments...,


I always find it very odd that London is like that for chod spotting. Being the place it is you'd think it'd be the very last place you'd see old stuff, but in reality it's actually probably one of the best places to find it. Weird!
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:31 PM

February: Still miserable but less damp.

 

Volkswagen Sharan SEAT Alhambra, possibly engine-less or filled with concrete. Other theft deterrents have been fitted around the wheels.

 

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W210 wagon; hard to tell if this is being restored, stripped or if it's just been plain old dumped.

 

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Mouldy 924 hiding in the corner of a truck sales yard.

 

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The sun came out for Korean 'shite.

 

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Daily driver Corolla saloon from the early '90s.

 

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An unrestored 2CV; no rear quarterlights for extra 'shite points.

 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:34 PM

Great to see you posting your Flickr spots to here, at last. 

 

I really need to go spotting in London soon. Maybe. 


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:00 PM

Superchod - keep em coming mate :)


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:37 PM

Great to see you posting your Flickr spots to here, at last. 

 

I really need to go spotting in London soon. Maybe. 

When you come to get the Tipo bits we`ll go for a spin  :-D


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

Great to see you posting your Flickr spots to here, at last.

I wanted to get a handle on the vibe of AS before sharing... ;)



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

I always find it very odd that London is like that for chod spotting. Being the place it is you'd think it'd be the very last place you'd see old stuff, but in reality it's actually probably one of the best places to find it. Weird!


I think it's due to the fact that so many people must be stretched to their limits to live there that another £200/300 a month on PCP makes them think sod it I'll keep my old car going instead.

Interestingly I was wondering what the chod demographic is these days? I think pre motability it was the reserve of the poorer parts of town endlessly going through £2/300 xr3's (hindsight yes hindsight) but with the advent of motability and PCP offering a better* car for just £25 a week I feel chod has now moved out towards the suburbs where wise richer folk bought something in the 90's for big bucks and thought "well, it still does everything I asked of it, never costs me to much money and I'm not prepared to invest £50k in a new one".

Your thoughts?

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:17 PM

AS-appropriate material from shows & meets will be kept to an absolute minimum in this thread; 'shooting fish in a barrel' is the most appropriate synonym but these did appeal to my inner Ford fanboi;

 

An early and original looking 'tina which, for better or worse, has been OSF'd since I took this pic.

 

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Mk2 Fiesta like they was in the mid-'90s.

 

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Mk1 Granada like they was in the mid-'80s.

 

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Lo-spec 6-cyl Granny (2.3 L)

 

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Mk4 Zodiac Executive like they was in... ooh, about 1980?

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

Your thoughts?

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:32 PM

I love those old Fords especially that Mk 1 Granada. I think that Zephyr is a Zodiac from about 1970 judging by its original number plate.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:54 PM

Final shot from the Walton Bridge Breakfast Club meet; a Farina like they was in the mid-'70s.

 

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I spend a fair amount of time at Brooklands Museum; again, the 'fish in a barrel' rule will apply.

 

A looong Opel Vauxhall Omega.

 

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A Great, Unwashed

 

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Another Great, Clean

 

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Alongside the 'traditional' 'classic cars, auction house 'Historics at Brooklands' sell the odd bit of 'shite.

 

Banham XJ-S with front & rear lamps of humble origin.

 

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And finally for February, an £1120 Robin.

 

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

Like, a lot. Shame the Consul Cortina got ‘improved’, it looks a honey.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:02 PM

My eyes, that XJ-S thing. I just want to slap that stupid grin off its gormless face.
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:15 AM

My eyes, that XJ-S thing. I just want to slap that stupid grin off its gormless face.

 

 

They're properly rare, unsurprisingly. It's a very good spot. This whole thread has got off to a great start! :D

Love the MKX and the Granadas. The XJ40 Sovereign is a lovely looking thing as well - and an exceedingly late one too.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:36 AM

The XJS looks like a shit version of that massive red MG convertible in the Heritage Motor Centre.

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:00 AM

The Banham is probably older than that though, so maybe it is the other way around?


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 05:57 AM

The Banham is probably older than that though, so maybe it is the other way around?


Internet says the MG is from 1990, and the rear lights on the Banham are mk1 Mondeo pieces (1993?) so I don’t think so. The front ones look to be Corsa B units so again post-1990, at a guess 93-94.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:39 PM

March: Enough with the weather reports, it's Springtime!

 

A wet and miserable Austin/Morris Day at Brooklands. I consider this car to be ''Shite of the Day'.

 

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'90s parking; rarity points awarded to the Mondeo 2.0i Ghia X 4x4

 

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If I ever find myself in a position where I can own a 'shite car, any '90s Japanese saloon will be near the top of my shopping list.

 

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Cinquecento Sporting

 

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SRAD 750 (GSX-R750W to be precise in this case): a brilliant late '90s nutter bike and this one has survived in almost original condition. Must surely have been through a hedge at some point in it's life... or maybe a rare one that didn't.

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:46 PM

Internet says the MG is from 1990, and the rear lights on the Banham are mk1 Mondeo pieces (1993?) so I don’t think so. The front ones look to be Corsa B units so again post-1990, at a guess 93-94.

 

 

The MG is a lot older than I realised. The Banham was from the mid 1990s, IIRC.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 06:56 PM

Love that GSX-R and this whole thread to be honest.Nice to see the MK2 Festa with underseal on the front.I remember taking an F reg for an Mot back in the day and it passed!That is until the tester prodded the inner wings!Massive fail and lots of welding by my tame mechanic


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