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


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#31 ONLINE   davocano

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

My photos of Not my photos: I tip my hat to whoever it was at Spelthorne Council that came up with the idea of putting them on their recycling bins adjacent to Shepperton's High Street.

 

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Ich bin ein ausländer

 

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Toyota AE86

 

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VW Santana; the original wheels have been removed but hopefully this won't be pineappled.

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:18 PM

Prelude 4WS; the past future today 9 months ago  :?

 

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X2 Pony

 

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R25 that was sitting here for years (now moved, hopefully to somewhere nice)

 

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 06:41 PM

Gone But Not Forgotten #1

 

The first installment of an occasional series dedicated to notable spots from the past that are now gorn, dead

 

Talbot Horizon 1.5 GL with Junkman approved gearbox; it sat in this position for years...

 

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In 2013, the tree stump got dug out and the car was dragged a little bit.

 

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Mere days later, it disappeared from site and the DVLA database. Presumed bridged.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

April: the spotting season begins in earnest.

 

I've enjoyed reading the "Bus Shite" thread this afternoon; by timely coincidence, here's a shot taken at the Brooklands Spring Gathering.

 

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I wonder if the same stall owner owns this one, seen in 2014; Rostyles!

 

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Outside in the visitor's car parks..

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

If anyone fancies an easy introduction to the world of car spotting, I can totally recommend a visit to your nearest Car Boot Sale; there's ALWAYS a few items of AS interest to be found. Save yourself a quid on entrance fees and simply lurk around the visitor's car park while your other half spends a few quid on a load of old tut. Works for me and mine.

 

The Corsa van was in a bit of a state, I shoulda woulda coulda taken a pic.

 

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Well-used W124

 

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W124 late plate madness imported from that there India.

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:03 PM

Gold badges Lexus barge.

 

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This old fella wanted an ice cream and a quiet sit by the river but he was descended upon by hordes of curious passers-by. An immaculate 100E is bound to attract attention.

 

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Ford Focus SEAT Terra Chairman. I never knew there was such a thing.

 

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Fiat Panda owned by a local window cleaner. He had this for a couple of years, now it's sadly gorn. dead. The window cleaner is still doing his rounds but I don't know what he's driving now. I'm hoping it's 'shite.

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:11 PM

PANDA DREAMS.
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75N Vauxhall 2300S | 76P Lotus Elite | 76P Renault 16TL | 79T Rover 3500 | 82X Lancia Gamma Coupe | 82Y Jaguar XJ-S HE | 83A Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 | 84B Talbot-Matra Rancho | 85C Ford Granada 2.8 estate | 91H Audi 80 2.0E | 91J VW Golf Rivage cabrio | 99T Land Rover Discovery V8 | 06 Alfa Brera 2.2JTS | 14 BMW 428i

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

Finally for April, a pair of CX 25 Citroëns out to pasture.

 

TGI Familiale

 

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DTR Turbo 2

 

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:15 PM

PANDA DREAMS.

YOU SAW WHAT I DID THERE  :-)


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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:19 PM

I’d love a CX, but that’s my big fear right there - that something would go wrong with the engine or suspension and it would just end up sunk to the floor like a 2-ton deflated limpet that can only be shifted with a HIAB, or maybe dynamite.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:21 PM

YOU SAW WHAT I DID THERE :-)


I did, and I love it. Shame it’s not yours or it would be a shoo-in for the calendar. Great photo anyway.
75N Vauxhall 2300S | 76P Lotus Elite | 76P Renault 16TL | 79T Rover 3500 | 82X Lancia Gamma Coupe | 82Y Jaguar XJ-S HE | 83A Jaguar Sovereign 4.2 | 84B Talbot-Matra Rancho | 85C Ford Granada 2.8 estate | 91H Audi 80 2.0E | 91J VW Golf Rivage cabrio | 99T Land Rover Discovery V8 | 06 Alfa Brera 2.2JTS | 14 BMW 428i

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:27 PM

Pics of Shepperton high street take me back. That Mobil filling station had one of the first Proton Dealers next to it
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:40 AM

A SEAT Terra is a rare enough thing in it's own right, that there's a chairman version is incredible.  Simply excellent content in here, a rival/supplement to many other excellent spot threads on here that are a joy to read through.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments, I'm glad it's not just me in here :)

 

So, I'm into May already. Leaving politics aside (and I'm not anticipating a thread lock here), here's a selection of May's spots.

 

Industrial VW camper; makes a change from the usual T25 etc.

 

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DO NOT PAINT but please feel free to apply a giant blue felt tip pen to the rest of it.

 

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A minty ZX Aura

 

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Anyone else remember this dreadful zero-budget TV station? "Topless Darts" is the first thing that pops into many minds but I have a particular fondness for "Tiffany's Big City Tips". Oh, and "Britain's Bounciest Weather". And, that poor sap dressed up in a Bunny costume (head pictured here) that ponced about in the background during the "serious" news bulletins. Sticker seen in't back of a Volvo V70. IIRC.

 

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Modern cars are rubbish.

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:17 PM

Bangers & Smash (banger racing) used to be on LiveTV. I used to love watching it!
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Posted 05 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

Bangers & Smash (banger racing) used to be on LiveTV. I used to love watching it!

 

Well remembered! I'm sure I saw a bit of that once. I'm definitely* the only person who watched "Ten Pin Bowling"; three people bowling 10 frames with three commentators taking the piss out out of them. Nick Abbot was one of the piss-takers.

 

Back to the May spotting; BX

 

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Ginetta G26

 

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Lonely Super Minx

 

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The End of May; ex-AA Maestro van.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:00 PM

June: the sun is high and the light is copious.

 

A weirdo when it was launched but nowadays? Still looks better from the rear IMO; I see hints of Mk4 Zody.

 

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A scene'd Bluebird.

 

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A weather'd SRi.

 

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A Mk1 Capri brought to you direct from 1985.

 

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A P100 with cosy bed cover.

 

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An affordable home in London.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:31 PM

Cor! Love the mk1 Capri! Looks really nice, though I'm not sure about the black plates on a very late one like that.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:21 PM

Modern cars are rubbish.

 

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you skillfully managed to pap a zafira chairman!


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:22 AM

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 see lots of old rammel kicking around the streets of SE London. It’s nearly all out of the passenger seat of a van so I never get a chance to grab any pictures.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:29 AM

I like that brown bluey. U11s must be super rare nowadays, too.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 05:43 PM

you skillfully managed to pap a zafira chairman!

 

*squints*

 

Oh yeah, nice third party spotting there.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

Car Boot Sales yeah? I reap them with my photographical secateurs.

 

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A: PATROTISM (sic)

B: the Union Jack (sic) is a bit complicated, sorry

C: balance and pretty colours

D: I am not UK citizen but I love this country

 

German canvas suggests 'D' to me (I fear that it's actually 'A')

 

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Too tall, too narrow, yet works (?)

 

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Mainstream classics turn up occasionally

 

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Nissan Vanette in VGC

 

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Oh, what's that over there?

 

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It is indeed a Hillman Husky

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:59 PM

Excellent thread.

That Senator at Brooklands has got me drooling.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:45 AM

That's a Commer Imp.  The Hillman Husky was earlier than that and, if it had panels instead of windows it was a Commer Cob, which were both in turn based on the Hillman Minx.

 

That CF further up is amazing.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

That's a Commer Imp.  The Hillman Husky was earlier than that and, if it had panels instead of windows it was a Commer Cob, which were both in turn based on the Hillman Minx.

 

Are you sure? You still have two Lifelines ("ask the audience" and "'phone a friend")... :)



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:04 PM

Now you've said that of course I'm not sure.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

Suzuki Swift? Whatevs... oh wait, badge and AWD engineering.

 

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While I'm on the subject of badge engineering...

 

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An unusual combo.

 

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Dad, I'm in jail.

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:42 PM

Now you've said that of course I'm not sure.

 

You were definitely right about the CF.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

Three bigguns to conclude the chapter of June.

 

CX GTi

 

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Scorpio 2.0

 

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Oh baby.

 

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