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  1. Moskvich may be making a comeback, using the factory that Renault have decided to abandon. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-europe-61461805?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=628283bb9f4dc855020394ac%26Russia revives classic Soviet car as Renault pulls out%262022-05-16T19%3A55%3A33.814Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:c1a64625-82fb-4058-8cea-e246431fa14d&pinned_post_asset_id=628283bb9f4dc855020394ac&pinned_post_type=share One of the Soviet Union's best known car brands could be about to make a comeback, after car company Renault announced plans to transfer 100% of Renault Russia to the city of Moscow. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said Renault's car factory in the city would be nationalised and repurposed to produce Moskvich cars, which were last produced over 20 years ago. The Moskvich, which means Muscovite, was the first Soviet-produced car made for individual use, rolling off the production line in 1946. Sobyanin said the move would "open a new page in the history of the Moskvich", adding that the plant would produce conventional cars to begin with, but could make electric cars in the future."
  2. The broken down Marina on the M50 got fixed and lived on for another 7 years, although I suppose no crime was committed in the car. 15 years seems like a good innings for a Marina.
  3. What's going on with the car on the right? It seems to have only one headlight, really low down.
  4. Minimum international postage from the UK is now £1.85, about $2.30.
  5. Next to a footpath in Mickleham Downs near Box Hill, Surrey. I have no idea how they got up there but the older one is quite a well known local landmark and has apparently been there for many years.
  6. @Six-cylinder in his Motoring Notes thread:
  7. 479. 1964 Austin Mini Cooper Seen in Morden, south London on 6th April. RCN 471 ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2022 MOT Exempt Vehicle make AUSTIN MINI COOPER Date of first registration 14 August 2014 Year of manufacture 1964 Cylinder capacity 998 cc Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour WHITE Number of previous owners (Since 2014): 2 Current owner since Sep 2021 Mileage at last MOT (2017): 66,660
  8. 478. 1955ish Mercedes Ponton Seen in Morden, south London on 29th March. Apparently registered in Victoria, Australia with number GBO157.
  9. To celebrate the news that huggy is staying in the fold, I'll start this month's calendar thread with this photo by @HMC
  10. 477. 1964 Jaguar E Type roadster Seen in Lewes, East Sussex on 26th March. RCA 382B ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 May 2022 MOT Exempt Vehicle make JAGUAR Date of first registration January 1964 Date of first registration with DVLA 1 December 2017 Year of manufacture 1964 Cylinder capacity 3800 cc Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed and due Vehicle colour BLUE Number of previous UK owners: 1 Current owner since Dec 2020 Mileage at last MOT (2017): 36,826
  11. Some useful info written on that rear window, thanks for posting. The 2012 rescue from a scrapyard followed by over two years fixing the rot certainly fits with the 2016 date for the first recorded MOT.
  12. captain70s in his Rusty Triumphs in Scotland thread:
  13. 476. 1982 Ford Cortina 2.0 GLS estate Seen in Lewes, East Sussex on 26th March. BHK 531X ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2023 ✓ MOT Expires: 2 November 2022 Vehicle make FORD Date of first registration 8 March 1982 Year of manufacture 1982 Cylinder capacity 1993 cc Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour GOLD Number of previous owners: 4+ Current owner since April 2017 Mileage at last MOT: 121,204* Mileage since previous MOT: 2,133 *Or 221,204 etc. (5 digit odometer)
  14. 475. 1993 Ford Granada Scorpio 24v Seen in Redhill, Surrey on 28th February. L313 FJX ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 January 2023 ✓ MOT Expires: 27 August 2022 Vehicle make FORD Date of first registration 6 October 1993 Year of manufacture 1993 Cylinder capacity 2935 cc Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour BLUE Number of previous owners: 2 Current owner since Nov 2009 Mileage at last MOT: 137,854 Mileage since previous MOT: 793 Corrosion issues had to be fixed for the last two MOTs.
  15. Base spec wheels and grey grille, but L badge, side rubbing strips, proper head restraints and non-dangly mirrors. Maybe the trim levels were different in Germany.
  16. Another shot of trigger's buttery base Astra.
  17. 474. 1993 Fiat Panda Parade Seen in Redhill, Surrey on 16th February. K331 OGH ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2022 ✓ MOT Expires: 26 October 2022 Vehicle make FIAT Date of first registration 14 June 1993 Year of manufacture 1993 Cylinder capacity 999 cc Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour GREEN Number of owners unknown Current owner since July 2020 Mileage at last MOT: 42,721 Mileage since previous MOT: 2,502
  18. Is 50hp actually that bad in a car this size? It's more power than a 1.3 Sierra offered in the 80s and I can't imagine an Oxford being heavier than a Sierra.
  19. @trigger with the buttery base Astra showing off its boot hinges.
  20. 473. One owner 1984 Opel Monza GSE Seen in Islington, north London on 22nd February. A686 GMV ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 November 2022 ✗ MOT Expired: 8 April 2022 Vehicle make OPEL Date of first registration 12 April 1984 Year of manufacture 1984 Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour WHITE Number of previous owners: 0 Mileage at last MOT: 120,755 but odometer seems to be stuck.
  21. 472. 1994 Ford Mustang 3.8 The base model of the range, seen in Seaford, East Sussex on 1st February. L153 XLO ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 August 2022 ✓ MOT Expires: 24 February 2023 Vehicle make FORD Date of first registration 20 January 2000 Year of manufacture 1994 Cylinder capacity 3797 cc Fuel typePETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour BLUE Number of owners unknown Mileage at last MOT: 124,215 Mileage since previous MOT: 3,408 Needed four attempts to pass the last MOT.
  22. 471. 1955 Morris Oxford Series II Seen in Horley, Surrey on 11th January. Apparently registered as a Cowley. UAS 541 ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2022 MOT Exempt Vehicle make MORRIS Date of first registration 25 November 1955 Year of manufacture 1955 Cylinder capacity 1500 cc Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour BLUE Number of previous owners 12 Current owner since Apr 2008 Mileage at last MOT (2014): 78,959
  23. 470. Morris Oxford Series IV Traveller Seen in Horley, Surrey on 25th January. GIL 4618 ✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 December 2022 MOT Exempt Vehicle make MORRIS Date of first registration 20 January 1958 Year of manufacture 1958 Cylinder capacity 1489 cc Fuel type PETROL Export marker No Vehicle status Taxed Vehicle colour GREY Number of previous owners: 3 Current owner since Dec 2021 Mileage at last MOT (2017): 66,181
  24. Hopefully something similar, they think it is repairable. UPDATE: 20 quid. Surrey prices!
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