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#211 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:52 AM

Quite a variety of stuff there. Corsair is nice, I do like them.There’s a place near here with loads of Cubes for sale, as well as other JDM imports. I quite often see one in a very utilitarian non-metallic grey on the way to work (though admittedly it’s not as interesting as the Mk2 Capri I also see sometimes).Regrettably I’ve missed nearly all of this year’s local R-R ‘meats’ due to it clashing with a course Mrs SL has been doing, now that’s done I should be able to get to those again.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:05 PM

That VW 411 is rather splendid, especially in that colour

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:30 PM

That mini thing is mental, it loks like its got an MGF roof and windscreen! I'd love to have a closer look at that. Looks bloody hideous like but quite inventive! I hope the diesel engine is a 1.6 non-turbo from a D-reg Orion.

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#214 OFFLINE   reallyloud

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:55 PM

I had a look on the DVLA vehicle check site, and it comes out still registered as a 1968 Morris Mini, and further more has a 2500cc engine. It sounded very clackerty and wouldn't surprise me if it was a Toyota or Transit engine. I wished I had a chance to chat to the owner.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:32 PM

I'm on my travels again. This weekend was an epic and picturesque journey across the A66 to Kendal. The actual venue was about 15 miles south down the M6 to a place called Leighton Hall. Basically a National trust house with a huge field full of cow crap. Asides from epic bovine stools, it was a nice day out cementing my experiences that Northerners are actually friendlier than southerners.

The selection of cars were fairly standard - but these stood out for me as interesting.

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This had it all. A 4 speed Biege Diesel estate.

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To my frustration this had its bonnet open all day - not much to see in there neither. I think he drove away with it still open. An ebay win apparently.

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Genuine Lilac Minor - one of the 300/400 (?) or so special edition cars made to celebrate 1,000,000 morris minors off the production line. Squint at the badge and you'll see it badged as a Morris 1000000. Can provide arty close up shots if you really care.

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I think this must be one of the last Scimitar Sabres to have left the production line.

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All that giddy power. Not

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Had a chat with the owner of this car, nice chap + great beard.

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Was about to leave then this honey crept in. I took at least 50 shots of it.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:00 AM

That Granada is Bonkers... this I like:
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:13 AM

Orion and Carlton make a great pair, as do the peculiarly proportioned big Fords. Celica looks fantastic, and that Marina GT with wheels that suit it very nicely.The Cortina Mk1 is so very nearly there – lose a badge or two, give it a polished tube grille and it’d be spot-on.Edit: By Carlton I do of course mean Rekord :oops:

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#218 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 09:59 AM

Why hasnt that granada been nicked and bangered? STANDARDS ARE SLIPPING.Great pics! That opel estate looks like the perfect tool for an early-morning B-road blast, just imagine giving it the beans out through Macclesfield and up into the peaks, dicing with the power rangers crew on their YAMAZUKIHA FAZER CBR R1 900 ZZR BANDITs.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

Would a Rekord of that age have the 2.3 non-turbo diesel? :shock: 65bhp!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:59 AM

Yeah, and the unit is so tall it has the quality "KITT" bonnet bulge - love it!

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 04:55 PM

A great selection. :D

The wheels on this Marina make it four sets that I've seen in that stud pattern including the ones we own...

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That Volvo lowrider-y thing reminds me of an advert that used to appear in Street Machine in the early 90's.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:13 AM

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/morris_...

I heart this very much!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 06:57 PM

A few casual observations from the last few weeks - not really had a chance to seek out much to be honest. Too busy worrying about the kredit krunch, the price of pilchards, siphoning windscreen washing fluid and such like.

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Earliest mk3 Granada I have seen in ages, the dvla says its quite an early one but on a B it follows the Sierra Vs Cortina arguement that there are more late cortinas than there are earlier sierras.

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Surprised this hasn't been traded in for a '54 Astra and taken down the scrappy - got to be some serious weight on this car.

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Quite happy to have seen this. Noticed it driving away in the corner of my eye a few months ago, and assumed I must have imagined it.

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More failed hydraulastic related fun.

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A bit trendy, but beautifully done. I have a set of these wheels for my panda, so I guess I must be trendy too. stat.

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So this guy wants to sell this. There is no metal at all on the bottom 1/3 of the van. It also has some wierd burnt-out raver type owner touches to it. There must be dozens of better examples out there, as quite a fair few survived.

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I also took a day out to the motorshow. All I can say is that I'm glad I didn't pay to get in. Most of the people in there acted like they'd never seen a car before.

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Part of some random display.

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And possibly the last time you'll see an Allegro at a Motorshow for new cars. Again the stand was slightly ambiguous, but it was something to do with the Allegro being voted the worst car ever. It was a twin headlamp version too.

Part of some display promoting some BBC programme.

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After satisifying myself by tutoring the Honda girls that the Honda Jazz wasn't first introduced into the uk 'quite recently' but in 1984 - I went over to annoy the Hyundai birds. Amazingly they designate a girl to each car model and some poor bint had to do her homeowrk on the forthcoming Grandeur V6. Sadly, this means that the Sonata will no longer be imported to the UK, but rest assured they will be clogging up the dealerships for some time yet. To the girls credit, when I asked her who would consider buying a Hyundai Grandeur at 30k, she truthfully said 'mostly South Korean embassy staff, and that odd Northern chap with the beige Colt Galant and Daihatsu Charmant'.

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After satisifying myself by tutoring the Honda girls that the Honda Jazz wasn't first introduced into the uk 'quite recently' but in 1984 - I went over to annoy the Hyundai birds. Amazingly they designate a girl to each car model and some poor bint had to do her homeowrk on the forthcoming Grandeur V6. Sadly, this means that the Sonata will no longer be imported to the UK, but rest assured they will be clogging up the dealerships for some time yet. To the girls credit, when I asked her who would consider buying a Hyundai Grandeur at 30k, she truthfully said 'mostly South Korean embassy staff, and that odd Northern chap with the beige Colt Galant and Daihatsu Charmant'.

Excellent work! I should start going to motorshows and harassing the manufacturer girls, until they offer me branded leisurewear in exchange for my permanent departure. I wouldn't stop until I've got a Hyundai Grandeur bomber jacket, Honda Legend umbrella, a pair of Kia Magentis tennis shoes and some sort of restraining order.Incidentally, did you know you can get the Grandeur in a colour called "Silky beige metallic"? It's as if they designed the car around me. However, I was most disappointed to find you can't replace the standard MP3 CD player thing with an optional tape deck at great expense.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:27 PM

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D ad infinitum.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:46 AM

That Ice Cream van is one of Andy Saunders creations. He was supposed to be doing a custom Hyundai I30 for the motorshow too but I guess that didn't materialize.That Guilietta is lovely. 8)

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:36 PM

Probably a bit late to be commenting on it now, but are you SURE that VW Karman Ghia really is one?!!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:13 PM

Probably a bit late to be commenting on it now, but are you SURE that VW Karman Ghia really is one?!!

I am! VW badged them both or at least confusingly refered to both of them as Karmann Ghias. The one in the picture is a more specifically known as a type 34 or razor edge which was based on the fastback/squareback/notchback series of cars (VW type 3) and the prettier more common version was originally based on the beetle. I almost bought a razor edge some 15 years ago, but it had been standing in a field for years and I wasn't that desperate to part of the scene. Wonder whatever happened to it....

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:51 PM

I believe the Razor Edge Type 34 has the dubious distinction of being the first VW range discontinued from production, if that makes sense - it was outlived by the other Types 1 (Beetle), 2 (Van) and 3!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:00 PM

Ah, right, that's me told then!! :lol: Learn something new every day!

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:31 PM

I recently took a weeks break in Corfu with law, naturally I tested her patience and goodwill with my obsessive need to seek tat.

These are a selection of choice cuts, firstly Pick-ups.

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More to come tomorrow!

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:18 PM

Impressive!

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:35 PM

That surely has to count as the best haul of pick-up spots ever!!!!!My faves are the blue Hilux and Datsun 720 :D

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:04 PM

Yugo and Wartburg are seriously floating my boat!

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:28 PM

Splendid! I'm drawn to the Nissan Junior because it looks like a Pontaic GTO 8)

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:07 AM

Yugo and Wartburg are seriously floating my boat!

Despite my J-tin obsession I have to say the same thing...

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:34 AM

Great spots, looking forward to todays post..

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 11:06 AM

Was there a difference in spec / trim level with the Volvo getting either round head lamps or square head lamps or was it just the lamps that varied?

The ones with the square headlamps are facelift models from late 1980 to late 1982.

I always thought it was the poverty model ones that got the square lights and the proper ones that got the rectangular ones. I remember loads of 244DLs with the square ones, but the GL / GLT / GLE and the 6 potters always seemed to have the rectangular ones.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 02:19 PM

http://www.reallyloud.co.uk/cars/corfu/t...

Red car just visible on the left looks like it might be something early 1980s and interesting, or is it just a Cinquecento?

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:46 PM

Was there a difference in spec / trim level with the Volvo getting either round head lamps or square head lamps or was it just the lamps that varied?

The ones with the square headlamps are facelift models from late 1980 to late 1982.

I always thought it was the poverty model ones that got the square lights and the proper ones that got the rectangular ones. I remember loads of 244DLs with the square ones, but the GL / GLT / GLE and the 6 potters always seemed to have the rectangular ones.

IIRC the early 240-series povo ones got the recessed single round lamps (the best ones - Corgi did a model of it too!). I saw a 260 many years ago with quad round lamps also.Later DL's got square headlamps I think. The higher models (GL and above) got large rectangular headlamps, with the 260's having similar lamps, except positioned more upright to go with the more prominent grille.Volvo stopped all the nonsense in 1981 with the new more aerodynamic front, however there are several versions of that too :roll: Either way its confusing as feck!




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