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Travelling with a camera: my photo scans from the early 90's


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#601 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:40 PM

I agree, that Marina (pronounced like vagina) is devine. The Imp reminds me of the basic Lego car kit you could but in the 80's.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 01:40 PM

The Imp on the GT Turbo wheels is cool.They're from of the first RR Gathering pics I've seen, seems like there was quite a lot of decently modified/tasteful stuff rather than half-arsed euro shit.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:30 PM

Nice work as always - this is fab:

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#604 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:35 PM

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Labelling error? Cos dang thats a hawt simca.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 08:38 PM

Allways love to see a Simca 1000

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:27 PM

The simca does indeed have a turbo engine. The owner is typically eccentric, as you might expect for such a unique car.

I've attached a few pre bank holiday spots, most of which were in a few small villages outside of Oxford. Its amazing what is still out there, if you snoop around enough.


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Early 25, I remember seeing one as a kid and thinking how modern it looked.

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Great to see a Maestro with its original style plates. The metal bumpers signify the pov spec models I think.

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Always a few mid eighties japanese stuff lurking around.

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A bit of a shame I couldn't get the front of this, but I'm sure its the double square headlamp version, for those curious about that.

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Yet another 305 estate, this one however looks destined to doom.

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....and this honey in front of a pub. The run out Solaras and Alpines had Minx or Rapier stickers in a shameless last minute Rootes swansong - I think it designated the trim levels. It was all over by the time this Solara left the production line.

These are spots in my local scrappy.

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The yard always has something of interest, and the owner tends to keep the older cars for longer - at the moment 2 Acclaims, a Rover P6, R4 Van, Fiat 1100, TR7 and Fiat X1/9 are currently slowly decaying. Previous stars - like the Renault 30 and mk1 Astra have either been removed or crushed.

I took a day out to visit a resto company in Kent, who also deal with a bit of film work. The cars here might look familiar to some of you....

A lovely brace of Rootes stuff. Owner also owns the Chrysler 180 further back in this thread.

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A rare colour for the Avenger - the interior and headlining also finished in lilac.

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Amazingly solid example

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Series 1 305, I think its a S model.

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TWR had a bit of dabbling with Mazda in the 80's - they mainly dealt with Jaguar but did some work on RX7's and 626 coupes. They also sold bodykits for the 323 - the car is quite well equiped with a 5 speed gear box, rev counter and rear wiper but the engine is standard as far as I could work out.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:29 PM

top class spots again, well done :)
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:41 PM

Great spots!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:41 PM

WOW!Fantastic update! Love the Alpine Minx 8) Haven't seen an Urvan for years!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:42 PM

Great spots!

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Yeah, nd I think it was used in "that" advert we saw about 15 million times!

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:56 PM

Shitting Nora, what a haul!!!!There's any number of cool bits I would welcome into my [ficticious] shite museum, Solara, Alpine, Avenger and Sunbeam all get to go to the VIP room to drink crystal and be sucked off by adoring 19 year old groupies. I's happily roll about in that T-plated E23 beemer too, very sexy. I think that Golf was owned by my mate at one point, but seeing as he goes through about 94 VAG products a year that is unsurprising.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:44 PM

Lilac Avenger for the win!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:49 AM

Wow! Difficult to know what to single out for comment. Obviously the Bluebird and Urvan are both pleasing to me, Prelude looks a cracker, and the first Allegro is of personal interest as that VGV registration suggests it started its life near me in Suffolk. Our village dealer had cars on GV plates, but odds are it's probably from one of the larger dealers in Ipswich or Sudbury.Amazing that the Triumph is also on an 'X', what extraordinary places BL showrooms must've been back then - if someone walked in off the street with a fairly open mind how did the dealer decide what to sell them?! Probably whatever had been lurking around in storage and needing shifting the most?...Edit: About the Haynes museum, I went only last Friday as we were on holiday down that way. I'd been before some 15 or so years ago, and it's expanded since then. However, the cars are rather crammed in and are 'protected' by a rope, so getting decent pic's beyond the odd detail shot is rather difficult (impossible in many cases). The car park attracts a few interesting cars however, so you might find some material there (as I did).

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:11 AM

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That looks like it was a very straight clean car when it went in :shock:

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 10:10 AM

Excellent photos as always! Difficult to know what my favourite is but probably one of the Green Sunbeam, yellow R5 restoration project or Series 1 Pug 305.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:36 PM

Thanks for the compliments, Its a real bonus that the cars I like happen to be appriciated by Autoshite.

I decided to risk the damp weather by checking out a local event a few miles from me. Again the contents of the car park are of more interest than most of the cars in the show, with a few exceptions.

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Looks alright on minilites.

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In tip top condition and only a 900cc model.

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This was a favourite of mine too.

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I think I've seen this at some Datsun show in the past, its hydraulics must be giving the car some real stress. Quite rusty and looks like it needs work asap.

At the show, there were no real surprises but this batch would be my pick of the crop.

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Great colour to have on a car this size. Is this an original Ford hue?

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One of the few British GT's I'd quite willingly own.

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South African Import, with Michelotti style on a Austin ADO16. Quite a convincing job for the BLMC Overseas styling dept.

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These normally have square headlamps.

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A very late 2500 - don't think many were on an S plate.

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There was a good selection of Triumphs, the dolomites and 2000/2500 models in particular. Just as well really as they're the most interesting Triumphs in my eyes.

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:58 PM

Aha, that possibly solves a small mystery - I saw the 300C/Cedric club's red 260C and Cedric 130 being hauled round the M25 yesterday, I presumed they were off to a show somewhere and I imagine this was it?Ventora on Rostyles looks confusing, I initially thought it was a VX4/90 but they didn't get those twin lights that early, did they?

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:39 AM

Lovely stuff, Michelotti did such a good job on the 1300 (and the Contessa, and quite a few others).

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:57 AM

Nice picccies...Monday was absolutely lovely-barely a cloud in the sky.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:08 PM

Did my usual car park search at Beaulieu, and felt a little let down by the lack of anything really interesting. The event itself is always worth attending simply due to the volume of odd, interesting and varied things for sale. The good weather held out so therefore dehydration and aching legs are my only complaints. Didn't spend much neither.

A selection of my faves of the international selection:

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A kid asked me why was I taking a picture of this, which I suppose was a perfectly reasonable question. I had to be polite in my answer as his parents were within earshot.

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I think I'm right in assuming a batch of the last models were bought by the government in 1973.

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TS version

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This is a genuine rarity - it was produced for the Italian government. The normal Volumetrico Abarth were only sold as 2 doors - this one has Lancia spec including a Lancia colour palette and dials.

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Short lived luxury version of the Dauphine.

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Farnham estate

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RHD Dutch registered (presumably Ex-South African)

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Ex British Airways van.

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An very late P6, there can't be many 1979 examples.

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Eventually I wondered inside the event, and came across these:

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Shame the owner thought putting as much crap as he could load on this Escort was a good idea.

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This was quite neat, again illustrating what a pretty car the 405 is.

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Interesting conversion, no idea about its history though.

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This was quite cheap compared to some of the other cars - I think they wanted £1700.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:13 PM

yet again, a brilliant update, when im bored at home, i just look through this thread!That ambassador is brilliant!I wish i had a car, id constantly be going to things like this.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:48 PM

Check out all the Dutchies... even an original Dutch Dauphine, wow.That Super Snipe dhc, Standard Ensign and Herald 'fast'back are fabbest of all in my katyhumble opinion.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:57 PM

I saw this mentioned in a recent CCW I think. Its actually a factory prototype and has just been restored.

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Great photos as ever M'loud. Volvo PV van is super cool.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:59 PM

Wow, Great update!, I really wanted to go to this as i enjoyed the last one eariler in the year.

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Never seen a van version one of these before, Really like that.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:01 PM

I saw this mentioned in a recent CCW I think. Its actually a factory prototype and has just been restored.

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Great photos as ever M'loud. Volvo PV van is super cool.

So many to choose from, brilliant pics. This Herald hatch is fab, they should have made them.
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:17 PM

Nice little Kadett coupe, and the L-reg Avenger appeals to me.Have seen the Volvo 145 at local events up this way.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:13 AM


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I see this Cortina regularly around Southend :)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:39 AM

Some great snaps! Especially like the Ensign. One thing that puzzles me is the photos are on Flickr, but don't appear in your photostream?? Hopefully you'll add the Maxis and Triumphs to :- http://www.flickr.co...dcrab-and-maxi/ http://www.flickr.co...umphsalooncars/ and did you see? :- http://www.flickr.co...oups/autoshite/ :lol:
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 03:27 PM

Few shots I took yesterday at the NEC classic car show - its not cheap, the light is notoriously bad inside the venue (and I rarely use the flash) and the weather was dreadful but these made up for it.

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Pre-production 480, Volvo were worried that their safety image would be tarnished by putting this into production. Shame really - I bought loads of car design magazines off the actual designer about 3 years ago too.

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Love these BMWs. Quite happily drive one around - saloons seem to be reasonable priced too.

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Ideal meals on wheels candidate.

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Not sure what the story is about the front end - whether it was damaged in transit or bought like this.

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Part of the Footman James stand. Looks like this one is finished. The car itself wasn't in great condition.

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Uber rare Birotor. Citroen crushed most of these cars, due to the massive thirst which at the time didn't fit too well with the image Citroen were trying to convey. Odd and wrong decision.

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Displayed on the Citroen stand, as this car was to become the CX. Pininfarina comissioned the design for BLMC as a replacement for the Landcrab series. They were told to hop it and Citroen ended up with one of the worlds most beautiful saloons.

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Another one off. 5 of these were made into RHD.

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I'd love a standard Delta....

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But not as much as a 304. Still used as a daily driver too.

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And a few more I found I had taken over the last month, that I forgot to post up.

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I might have posted this on a bickle hijack thread, but I might as well put it here. I was slightly overwhelmed by this spot. Girlfriend was indifferent and said nothing for the rest of the journey.

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I think these cars may have appeared elsewhere on someones spotted thread - they're all in a fairly well known area of Brighton.

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 03:36 PM

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cab too 8)

great pics as always chap :D

solara's, alpines etc all this way :D




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