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A few from the weekend - a few more odds n sods, part 2


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#1 OFFLINE   55bloke

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:24 AM

The 1st fine and dry day for what feels like months tepmted me out with the camera on Sunday. Found a few interesting spots, but nothing to compare with the threads some others have posted of late. Sheffield seems depressingly shite free compared to some places!
This was outside our local church.
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Whilst this one lives not far away.
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These two I suspect are owned by the same Pug enthusiast, as they're always parked within yards of each other.
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This Corsair V4 has been parked here for a long time with no apparent work going on. (There was a white Mk 2 Cortina there prior to this, and it vanished having made no evident progress) Number plate has a very odd looking font. I know of another example on a drive only about a mile from this one, but in a less photographable environment.
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:04 PM

Wouldn't normally bother with an update for just ONE car, but this is a corker!! Er............ sorry, but for some reason, my comp is refusing to copy and paste from my photobucket account! :oops: Will have another go later. How bloody frustrating!

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:14 PM

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Ah- worked this time! Very odd! Anyway, spotted this spendid Mitsubishi Colt Galant as we came out of Sainsbury's. Almost missed it, as it was backing out just as I was taking the pics. Looks superficially scruffy, but solid.
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:41 PM

It's the one Torsten saw isn't it?! That person must be told about OJC, and their car needs to have its future safeguarded somehow.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 07:58 PM

It has a very Datsun-esque rear end!

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:50 PM

It's the one Torsten saw isn't it?! That person must be told about OJC, and their car needs to have its future safeguarded somehow.

Where did he see it? These pics were taken in Dronfield, near Sheffield.

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:54 PM

Found this gorgepot last Sunday, nice eh? It's a pre Mitsubishi Colt Galant, rare when new over here!
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Same beast indeed!

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 11:13 PM

Amazing!

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:11 PM

Wow! Try and grab him next time, that one can't slip through the net.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:06 PM

I really need to get some Old Japanese Car business cards made up to drop under the wipers of cars like this.Unfortunately I only have one fully roadworthy car and I can't get it to motorway speeds due to turbo issues, so I can't get it to the service station and print some out, Ken Worthington style.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 03:10 PM

Apparently, Torsten saw it in London, so I womder where it actually lives? Any clue from the number plate?

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:22 PM

[quote name="Hirst"]I really need to get some Old Japanese Car business cards made up to drop under the wipers of cars like this.
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:23 PM

Nice one! Think I'll take them up on this offer.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:25 PM

Out and about yesterday, and spotted a few items of interest:-
I think this will have at least one fan on here!!
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Looked freshly restored.
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Nice old Jag- wonder if it came with that plate?
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Spotted this through the trees, and couldn't quite make out what it was- now I can see the pic, it looks like some sort of stretched Range Rover. Anyone know any more?
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Finally, just couldn't resist this!! How cool is it to have visitirs that arrive by helicopter?
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:37 PM

Nice old Jag- wonder if it came with that plate?
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g29/55...

Doubt it - that shape Jag first appeared on a D-plate I think?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:03 PM

I knew there'd be someone on here who would know! I suspected the plate was older than the car, but couldn't have been sure.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:26 PM

Seconded, never seen one of those older than a D

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:02 PM

looks like some sort of stretched Range Rover. Anyone know any more?

Looks to be a Longranger. You see the occasional one around the shows, but I don't think they've built many at all.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:54 AM

That Jag must be post 93 as the headlamp surrounds are clour coded, not chrome finished. The grey growler badge means it is a 3.2 or a 4.0, and the twin lights exclude it as a sovereign spec. 4.0 Executive with option sport wheels is my guess given the chrome window surrounds - later Sport models were dechromed. Lovely and obviously loved.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:39 AM

Details for VRM : JAG897YMake JAGUARModel XJ6 3.2 AUTOEngine Size 3239Colour REDFuel PETROLBodyStyle 4 DOOR SALOONTransmission NOT AVAILABLEGears NOT AVAILABLE Previous Keepers 6Date of registration 29.09.1993Last keeper change 13.04.2004Doesn't look very red to me.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:35 PM

can you run L629WDU for me? Or tell me how you get that info?CheersCT
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:16 PM

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Bonus points for getting what looks like a "mk2" ShittyRover in the background. I don't think these cars were ever officially launched?

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:27 PM

can you run L629WDU for me? Or tell me how you get that info?CheersCT

Click on 'Vehicle Enquiry'http://www.vehicleli...k/EvlPortalApp/

Bonus points for getting what looks like a "mk2" ShittyRover in the background. I don't think these cars were ever officially launched?

They weren't, but a batch got shipped over and sold by car supermarkets for a more realistic price than MG-Rover ever had in mind, something like £4k...

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:10 PM

I hadn't even noticed the Shity Rover, much less realised it was a Mk 2!! To be honest, I hate most modern cars so much that they don't even register on my radar!! They're just a not very interesting part of the "background noise"

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:28 PM

can you run L629WDU for me? Or tell me how you get that info?CheersCT

Your free vehicle summaryAuto Trader strongly recommend conducting afull check before you purchase a vehicle.Details for VRM : L629WDUMake JAGUARModel XJ12 AUTOEngine Size 5993Colour BLUEFuel PETROLBodyStyle 4 DOOR SALOONTransmission NOT AVAILABLEGears NOT AVAILABLE Previous Keepers 5Date of registration 29.03.1994Last keeper change 19.05.2004http://www.autotrader.co.uk/ gives you a bit more information than the DVLA one but I think it only works on vehicles that are on the road.

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Bonus points for getting what looks like a "mk2" ShittyRover in the background. I don't think these cars were ever officially launched?

They weren't, but a batch got shipped over and sold by car supermarkets for a more realistic price than MG-Rover ever had in mind, something like £4k...

Imagine if they did have their own launch! Room hired out at a local pub, 2 Unlimited blasting out of a crackly loudspeaker, an old man in a scruffy British Leyland overall emptying Asda Smart Price crisps into a plastic bowl. Meanwhile an apathetic junior executive shows half a dozen unconvinced journalists a Powerpoint presentation he knocked up at three in the morning, devoting two entire slides to the fact it has a glovebox and reserving a third of the screen for Office '97 standard clipart (stickman standing next to bomb, man with lots of hats on, grinning man holding a bundle of money).On a more serious note, I'm amazed that most of them I see are in decent condition! I'd wager it is due to them being favoured by the biddy brigade.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:11 AM

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/ gives you a bit more information than the DVLA one but I think it only works on vehicles that are on the road.

No; http://vpc.autotrade... ... orm.action seems to cover all my fleet; some on, some off the road. Even has the motorbike.Useful link; thanks.
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:36 PM

Ok, so here are a few more pics from the past few weeks. As usual for this area, there's nothing earth-shattering, but still worth putting up, I think.
1st couple spotted in the yard of a small garage in Lincs:
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This lives close to us- can't recall seeing any others for years:
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Snapped this in haste from a moving car, hence crap quality!
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Not sure of shite credentials, but these are getting scarce, and I think have some fans on here?
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This probably a bit "new" to be true shite, but the overal image, I think, is pure shite!!
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On much firmer ground, shite-wise, with this earlier Ford estate. And as I pressed the shutter, the C reg Volvo which I hadn't noticed entered shot to make a nice double!
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tried for a better shot of the pair, but wasn't quick enough!
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Finally, this was the scene which greeted me as I opened the curtains this morning!
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Making an interesting comparison to my 25, this lives a couple of doors down from us:
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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

Just 1 more pic- which I can't claim credit for taking, spotted it on another site. But, love the car, and am amazed at what's been done to it! I feel I shouldn't approve, but non-the-less, I LOVE it!!
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:24 PM

Ok, had a couple of trips out recently, and have snapped some more old motors- hopefully SLIGHTLY more interesting that the last crop!! :lol:
This beaut passed us just outside Rotherham. I do like them! Styling way ahead of it's time.
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And, from the same sort of time and place:
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This was lurking round the back of a country house we called in at.
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These are such handsome cars, vastly better than anything Merc currently sell, IMHO.
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This was a surprise find up on the North East coast- could practically see the sea air corroding it!
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Couldn't resist the chance to photograph 2 French beauties together!!
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A couple more French- - er- - beauties? :lol:
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Not sure it's right for this site, but it surely is shite!
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The purpose of this trip was to see this, which is in no way shite, but think there's some on here will appreciate it!
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Of course, to see it, we were in Heartbeat country, so had to shoot these! C.P.T.C. anyone?
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Wonder when these last moved, and if they ever will again?
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Beyond help?
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On our way home, we passed this- forgive 53 Babe's poor photographic skills!!
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