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    MiniMort reacted to Richard_FM in Autoshite lexicon   
    A few other small ad terms that should set alarm bells off:
    Unfinished Project:  A money pit on wheels full of bodges that will need sorting out even before you start a restoration.
    Aftermarket Alloys: A car of the same make locally is propped up on bricks.
    Aftermarket Radio: A car in the area has a hole in the dashboard, and the wiring has been fudged by twisting the wires together and wrapping them in sellotape.
    Aftermarket bodykit: A badly installed kit from Demon Tweaks fitted with pop rivets and bodyfill, then sprayed over from a badly matched rattle can.
    Low Mileage for Year:  a 15 year old car that's done 120000 miles.
    New Tyres: Badly fitted no brand ditch finder remoulds for £20 each.
    No mention of sunroof in ad:  It's an power one that doesn't work or blows the fuse when tested.  Or else it simply leaks like Niagara Falls in spite of the yards of duct tape around it.
    Good Runner: It moves under it's own power but don't risk thrashing it.
    Smooth Runner: Thanks to some gearbox oil, sawdust or ground cork added to the sump to quieten things down.
    No MOT: The last time it was tested the reject slip was like the Gettysburg Address.
    One Careful Owner: Along with the second hand dealer who used it as a runaround for months, the next customer who never bothered to send the V5 off, and his mate who borrowed it for an extended time.
    Classic: A base model 1970s car that has been sitting in a garden up to it's axles in mud for over 30 years under a leaky tarp.
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    MiniMort got a reaction from Marina door handles in Lazy spotters thread   
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    MiniMort got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Lazy spotters thread   
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    MiniMort got a reaction from andrew e in Family snaps with your old cars in the background.   
    Don’t know if these count but my grandad used to teach motor vehicle and the best part of the course for him was vehicle recovery. Warning: shite approaches:






    Bonus round! Also in this lot of photos were just some regular car pics. Enjoy:






     
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    MiniMort got a reaction from CreepingJesus in Lazy spotters thread   
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    MiniMort reacted to spartacus in Lazy spotters thread   
    A few from this weekends trip...

    I'm sure I'm not the first to have said this, but where did it all go wrong Honda?



    Three door escort!

    Beetle was on a '53' plate, so presumably an import from Brazil or somewhere.
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    MiniMort got a reaction from spartacus in Lazy spotters thread   
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    MiniMort got a reaction from spartacus in Lazy spotters thread   
    Here's my spot of the day. Not a classic but it's automotive and very shite:
    Someone did that, took a step back, looked at it and thought to themself 'Yeah... that looks good'.
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    MiniMort got a reaction from Shite Ron in Lazy spotters thread   
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    MiniMort got a reaction from Austat in Lazy spotters thread   
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    MiniMort reacted to The Vicar in Lazy spotters thread   
    This passed me on the motorway today, just outside Dublin

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    MiniMort reacted to Datsuncog in Shite in Miniature II   
    I also bagged this for myself from the tat stall:

    I think I might have had one just like this when I was very small - I definitely had the Datapost racing Metro - but it may have met its end in the jaws of Cog Sr's big bench vice during my short-lived but endlessly regretted 'toy scrapyard' phase, c.1986.
    I wasn't actively looking for a Metro for my Corgi 1/36 collection - I'd sold a nicely beige MG Turbo version on here a while back, and also a playworn plain blue example - but this is in as nice a condition as I could hope to find, so for a fiver, I went for it.

    Interior's a bit shockingly white, but the opening doors and boot give it a nice bit of added interest.
    The shape of Corgi's Metro never looked quite right, since the design team were left to make their model from whatever limited info BL would give them on their hush-hush 'New Mini' project.

    Really though, it's just a little bit deep in the sill, probably to give the shell casting more rigidity (though as I recall, my Datapost version cracked at the A-posts so it probably could have done with more strengthening).
    My grandfather - always an Austin man, apart from a solitary foray into a Marina coupe - owned one just like this in the early 90s, so it's going to be staying put.
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    MiniMort got a reaction from HillmanImp in Lazy spotters thread   
    Here's my spot of the day. Not a classic but it's automotive and very shite:
    Someone did that, took a step back, looked at it and thought to themself 'Yeah... that looks good'.
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    MiniMort got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Lazy spotters thread   
    Here's a few photos I took from my visit to Bicester Heritage yesterday:


    Sadly I took a lot more video than film so there was a lot more I can't show you. But still, really nice to see
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    MiniMort got a reaction from LightBulbFun in No photo spotted thread   
    Didn't realise this thread existed but on Sunday I only went and saw a Yugo 45! It was that dark red colour and on a H reg - can't be too many like it now.
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    MiniMort got a reaction from Austat in Lazy spotters thread   
    Here's my spot of the day. Not a classic but it's automotive and very shite:
    Someone did that, took a step back, looked at it and thought to themself 'Yeah... that looks good'.
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    MiniMort reacted to stuboy in Collection today...   
    Loading up and and ready to go


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    MiniMort got a reaction from fairkens in Collection today...   
    Chocolate digestives at 8am. How decadent
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    MiniMort got a reaction from SiC in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Yeah sadly its a fake. Me being Poirot I noticed that the dog food ad from beforehand had a date of 1977 on the end, so unless there was a company airing the same ad for 8 years straight and were too cheap to change it in any way, it's a fake. 
    What isn't a fake is this gem we all know and love from Swithland Motors:
     
    If you're wondering the first line is just 'Another new car, Jane?', the audio error doesn't deny us of clarification of the afterlife or conformation of the way the world was created sadly. But I mean, it is a local ad for a Yugo...
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    MiniMort reacted to Tadhg Tiogar in Lazy spotters thread   
    Calling @stuboy
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    MiniMort reacted to B4lljoints in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Morning all!
    Long term lurked breaking cover for the first time. I'm a serial Merc licker although I'm pretty partial to Italian stuff too.
    I bought this thing as a short-termer... erm 4 years ago after selling my W124 and W123 coupe.

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    MiniMort got a reaction from Shite Ron in Lazy spotters thread   
    Here's a few photos I took from my visit to Bicester Heritage yesterday:


    Sadly I took a lot more video than film so there was a lot more I can't show you. But still, really nice to see
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    MiniMort reacted to dollywobbler in Dollywobbler's Consolidated Tat Thread   
    Drove both these today. I'm back in love with the GSA again. Didn't drive far enough to aggravate my knee. It's such a lovely car to drive. Yes, it needs revs occasionally, and the steering is hellishly heavy at parking speeds, but it floats so majestically, in a way small cars just don't, and swallows an impressive amount of shopping.
    2CV is fun, but I need to get rear seatbelts sorted so it can be used more.
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