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#391 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:16 PM

do people still indulge in rubber swapping?

No - thankfully the 'safe-sex' campaign has put an end to that kind penny-pinching in primary prophylaxis. Top spottage - thanks for all the tat!

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:18 PM

Fantastic! :D

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:37 PM

Thanks guys! For some reason the Dorset-Hampshire border areas has plenty to offer in terms of shite - I suspect it has more to do with the senisible elderly population not swayed by a new car.

When I was a kid I used to be amazed at seeing an original A-plate car, such was their rarity in the late 70s/early 80s, but I seem to see more now than I did back then?

I'm not sure why but Suffix A reg cars have always looked odd to me - almost like they're misplaced on the car. I know many pre 1963 cars would have had their original plates sold on later in life and replaced with A reg ones.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:41 PM

Not every area took on the suffix plates right away. Our first car, RYJ992, should have been a B plater and some authorities didn't even issue C plates.

#395 OFFLINE   seth

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:44 PM

As said, an excellent haul indeed! A30 is actually an A35 - bigger back window, no trafficators :wink: I'm not totally surprised to see winter tyre swappage on those Triumphs. Looks rather like they use them all year round and as I've just discovered on our Herald, changing rubber can be a good thing.Herald coupe is indeed pretty rare. They were available right from the start but that will be a later 1200. I think'63 was the last year they offered them?

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 07:20 PM

There is a 1993 L plated CF Camper Van rolling around with a 3.3 Holden and a 4 speed autobox in it...............I know this as I have done a little bit of work on it in around 1997/98 ish in Nottingham. It was a cancelled ambulance chassis cab, which stood around a bit. It was supplied to a fireplace firm as a demonstrator, then became a camper in about 1996.
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 07:33 PM

When I was a kid I used to be amazed at seeing an original A-plate car, such was their rarity in the late 70s/early 80s, but I seem to see more now than I did back then?

I'm not sure why but Suffix A reg cars have always looked odd to me - almost like they're misplaced on the car. I know many pre 1963 cars would have had their original plates sold on later in life and replaced with A reg ones.
Perhaps it doesn't look "right" because on re-registrations the first letter on the plate is often high up the alphabet, as on this London bus
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But in contrast this coach has its original 1963 reg and must have been one of the very first A-suffix vehicles on the road, nice single-digit combination too.
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A-suffix should cover the period 1/1/63 - 31/12/63 but for a time it seems that vehicles older than that were given A-suffices when their original marks were transferred off, quick google search reveals the double decker was new 1961 but the coach is bona fide 63 vintage according to DVLA.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:18 PM

Ah well...just to pee on that bonfire a little :P My FB Victor was 63 originally YDB 122 which was plate raped before I got it. The relplacement was AFA 884A.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:31 AM

Another bumper crop of images - first lot is at the Newark Autojumble - an excellent turn out considering how bloody cold it was. The British shite out numbered everything.

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Fair play to the owner for keeping the plate on the car.

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£195 buys you this fine specimen. There were actually quite a few bargains, but this horror was not one of them.

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We agreed that this was close to the perfect mini, the detailing and resto was spot on.

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Quality panel gaps.

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A really early one - 1948 was chalked on the back which might be a clue.

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currently on ebay for a very reasonable £500 BIN.

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Not a RS1600. Just a 5 door diesel with two noisy alsatians inside.

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This ticks all the right boxes for this forum.

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Line dancing.

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Rebodied Daihatsu.

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Loved this Celica.

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Cavalcade of shite

We travelled around in Ratdats magnificent Renner 16. The car is 40 years old, but the refinement of the engine, excellent heaters and ability to keep up with the best of the lincs traffic really betrays its age. I'm hooked.

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Later Ratdat mentioned a place full of decaying Citroens. We investigated and asked permission to snoop around. This was at a Citroen repair and service garage. There were at least 10 BX's, none of which were the early small indicator versions, but these 3 made up for it.

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This one was owned from new by the owner of the garage.

Other random spots in his neck of the woods -

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Looks like this one has acquired a recent kicking. Shame.

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Paris registered and appears to have had some resto work started - bit beyond it now though.

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Love to know the reason why this is here. Both of the above vehicles lived at a petrol garage. Also included several Maestros and Micras.

I forgot about these ones - they're from a while back taken in a scrapyard in Hampshire.

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Not seen a normal Tercel for ages - looks ok too.

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This was neat.

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Jag MK10 I think.

The place used to be a Jag specialist, hence the high number of them. Those mk2's however are utterly perished.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:46 AM

Fair play to the owner for keeping the plate on the car.

Odd one that. DVLA says :- Date of First Registration 09 11 1999 Do you have a Flickr account? If so could you place the above over on :- http://www.flickr.co...oups/a40farina/ please? Failing that would it be OK for me to post them to :- http://www.flickr.co...umphsalooncars/ http://www.flickr.com/groups/ad016/ http://www.flickr.co...dcrab-and-maxi/ & http://www.flickr.com/groups/vdp/ please?
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:44 AM

I don't know where to start so I'll just go 8) at all of the above!

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:04 AM

Bloody Hell, a Tercel?! I'd completely forgotten about those, haven't seen one in years...And £195 for anything vaguely Mini-shaped doesn't seem too bad these days...

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:41 AM

The last Jag on wires andthe Rally Sud please!

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:05 PM

And £195 for anything vaguely Mini-shaped doesn't seem to bad these days...

True enough, but I guess the true extent of the rot can't be seen in the picture. It looked like it had been dragged out of the thames, and had tyres off the barge that dragged it out. I reckon a decent late clubman estate would be available for not a great deal more.

Do you have a Flickr account?

I do, but I don't usually post too many cars on there. Scares the girls off you see (!) But feel free to wack them on those groups. Here's my photostream, which does have some old tat: http://www.flickr.co...otos/reallyloud

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:23 PM

fantasic spottage as usual :D
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:39 PM

Hey DC, epic spots as per usual.

Those Amazons are a bit weird.

The red one, whilst being a pre 63, has the correct grilles but the wrong indicators and later wheels, same as mine. Wonder if it had a B18 as opposed to the the original B16 it would have had?

The other with the half arsed rally motif has a Aug '66 - on grille front on it. It's not just a straight over swap - the grille shells and pressings are a different shape. It also has the wrong indicators but the right wheels for the period. Other things - like bonnets, doors and boots - swap over, but getting the trim details are difficult because the earlier garnishes aren't made any more.

I reckon someone converted it from a stuffed 121 because the earlier cars are very difficult to get body panels and engine bits for.

DC, any chance of some hi res snaps of those two folorn GSs?

Probably my favourite FWD car of the 70's.

Ideal would be an early GS Club 1015 in orange, like this one spotted at the NEC Classic:

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

Outstanding! :D

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 01:10 PM

Excellent selection of stuff there DC! Cruising about in the 16 must've been fun too.

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:52 PM

First Class D.C. made me feel quite homesick with all those Bournemouth regd oldies ( JT. FX, LJ, RU etc) parked in obcure areas of Boscombe and suchlike !!My 900e hopefully is surviving all the snowy grot, but look out for it when the sun is above the horizon for what is known as "summer" over there.It's posts like yours that make A/sh such a superb site. MOST enjoyable.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:08 PM

feel free to wack them on those groups.

Thanks. http://www.flickr.co... ... -a40farina http://www.flickr.co... ... salooncars http://www.flickr.co... ... pool-ad016 http://www.flickr.co... ... n/pool-vdp
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:55 AM

Odd one that. DVLA says :- Date of First Registration 09 11 1999

Interesting comments following on from this :- http://www.flickr.co...N00/3253989472/
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 10:59 AM

i know of one of them outside a garage... :shock:

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and this ones near my work..

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lots of GS's and GSA's here though :P :P

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:24 PM

GS's have such a wonderful shape. I've seen that orange Break on the road somewhere - it was a Costco carpark but I can't remember if it was Bristol or Leeds. Bristol I think. It looked as fantastic as it does on the NEC stand.Quality spots once again DC.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:41 PM

Fabulous photos - love the orange GS..
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Posted 08 February 2009 - 01:18 PM

The GS is certainly one of those cars that makes most of our top 10 lists, strangely the GSA despite its similarity has almost no effect on me - like the original Fiat 127 compared to the later versions.

Yesterday I braved the cold for several hours at Goodwood but was rewarded with some reasonable shots. Not quite shite, but I'd like to share them with you - apologies for those who have seen them already on Retro rides.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:46 PM

yay riley elf :lol:

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:38 AM

Ooh, more! What's that sticking out of this TRs boot?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:19 AM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3423/3261...

What happened next? I see a bit of out of control here :):)

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:44 PM

Great pic’s DC! The 3-wheeling Escort (RTA...) is wonderful, makes an interesting comparison with the Class C Mk1 a bit further down.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:45 AM

Humble thanks for the complements guys. Stuno not much other than a few displaced tyres happened seconds after that shot....

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He managed to brake quick enough not to cause damage on his car. Still, it gave the marshalls a bit of excitement.

Michiel, no idea what that scaffolding thing is, I thought initially that it might be something to do with a camera mount, but I'm sure it has a purpose.

These are spots seen over the last few weeks.

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In daily use and parked up on a driveway. In the winter - Proper hero.

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There were 3 E-types, one mk2 jag and a Austin Healey 3000 loaded up on this German registered transporter. The guy was securing the cars properly for their epic journey back to Germany. Odd that he chose RHD cars, especially as the E-types on the transporter had worryingly high amounts of filler. This Coventry registered E-type was by far the best conditioned example he had. He managed to flood the engine, and yours truly managed to get that lush engine started. I have to say I can fully understand the appeal of these cars, but I'm not sure if I can live with that constant tuning and fettling.

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I saw this a couple of weeks after this shot, involved in a minor car accident. Nothing other than a slight ding and little broken glass. The elderly owners seem ok but I wonder what the insurance company will do?

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I'm going to try and get a better shot of this one - it had just the single round headlamps - and I might be wrong in assuming these are Zephyrs.

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No black grill sadly.

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Pleased to have seen this.

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I think this is a Canadian model, making it considerably rarer. According to the owner anyway.

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I have a soft spot for 2CV's, I owned one for a few months and was impressed with its off road abilities. This was bought via ebay by the current owner - he's a car buff. His previous ride was a Citroen SM.

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And this has to be the choice pick. Very much in use and most appropriate for this forum. Not a looker especially compared to the first generation of 128 models but has to be a genuine rarity.




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