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  1. Looks like I will be coming to this now, rather excited for it!
  2. 1980 Austin miniMetro L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr
  3. No idea yet, may not even be on it at that time, thanks to some staff fucking around at my mums work again. And I need to check if I can even get the time off of work first, which I probably cannot...
  4. I really want to go to this, it may fall on a day I am on holiday, so, with some persuasion, I could ask my mum to take me there, footing the fuel bill or something.
  5. You could of course mention the fact that the mobile operator, by contract, has to provide you with a phone capable of making calls and texting, and has lost the function to allow you to end a call yourself. Worth a try.
  6. You sent it off today and they are saying that?! Thats a bit quick, I presume they have a seperate repair workshop right, which they dispatch phones to?! We generally don't even quotes through on our system for 2-3 days after the phone is sent off, so they have done that really quick, and that quote is nigh on a tenner more than the ones we provide for liquid damaged phones, it's usually a phone that resembles something someone has played 10 games of tennis with that commands a hugely inflated price like the one they have quoted you for the credit card payment. I am actually flabbergasted at their customer services there, that is ridiculous! I advise you complain, they clearly haven't explained anything at all there. I myself have an iPhone, with insurance*, which is costing me a shedload each month, but the fact is, Apple are tightwads with this sort of thing. I should have got a HTC or Samsung Galaxy SII, so much better! *Even the insurance has catches, due to the one year warranty, cheers Apple, it will never cover mechanical faults when the warranty has expired, so if you experience software faults after the one year, you are stuck.
  7. Seeing a car I had spotted 30 odd miles away pass me on the bus was a bit of a shock, second time this has happened now!
  8. Cavette- Did you send it in for repair? Generally, I think they can't really fob it off as water damage unless it is opened up. because the markers inside show up as orange/red when liquid damaged. £140 is the generic iPhone quote, as they won't repair your handset, just give you a refurb unit (as new however). It is a real pain, you will probably have more luck with Orange than Apple, they are notoriously difficult to push when it comes to warranty issues, and are the only company to give a one year warranty, rather than a two year. I have seen iPhones doing this before, I will have an ask around at work to see if anyone knows what the repair came back as in the past.
  9. More spots a-coming, here we go: 1994 Fiat Tempra 2.0 SLX i.e Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr First Tempra saloon I have seen in absolute ages, but it was parked where the grotty Allegro used to be. 1987 Rover 213 S Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Someone bought a low spec model and put high end alloys on it, thats the way to go. 1979 Volvo 244 DL 2.1 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr And someone bought this and went straight to Aldi for the cheep wheeltrims. 1986 Mercedes Benz 430 2.3 Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Austin Metro 1.3 City Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Surprisingly unrotten for a Metro, although it seems to be an incredibly late cheapo headlight model. 1986 Renault Espace 2.0 TSE MPV. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Volkswagen Golf 1.3 CL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Bet the owner thought he would be will in with the kids when he bought that windscreen cover. 1971 Austin Maxi 1500. by bramm77, on Flickr This car park was recently demolished, the car however lives on. 1990 Rover 820Se 16v Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr This was on the road for a decade, its almost as if they moved into this house and never drove it again. 1980 Volvo 244 DL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Now on SORN. 1976 Humber Sceptre 1.7 Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Renault 5 1.7 GTX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr I wonder who the hell approved the use of the 1.7 engine in the 5?! Some nutter. 1986 Toyota Corolla 1.3 GL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Ford Escort 1.6 Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr I swear to god 99% of the MK3 Scrotes I have been seeing recently have been abandoned. 1979 Jeep Cherokee SJ 4.2 QuadraTrac 4WD. by bramm77, on Flickr UK sold SJ, must be pretty rare now. 1989 Freight Rover Sherpa 230 Van. by bramm77, on Flickr I honestly think someone bought this new just to look at it, it was ridiculously clean. 1980 Austin Maxi 2 1750 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Local Maxi still soldering on, just. 1990 Vauxhall Senator 3.0 CD 24v Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Really hard to see these now. Always screamed retired Policemen to me. 1988 Renault 9 1.4 GTL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Parked behind the flats where my parents first lived when they were married, I'd love to think it's been there since. 1989 Peugeot 504 2.3 GL Diesel Pickup. by bramm77, on Flickr Was one of the ones for sale for around a million pounds lately? 1990 Fiat Panda 4x4. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Renault 11 1.4 GTL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Spotted on the same day as the 9, cool. 1986 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 SRi Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Omnom. E9. by bramm77, on Flickr Omnom #2 1991 Rover 827Si Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Quite a late one. 1982 Volkswagen Golf 1.1 Formel E Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr OAP owned MKI, good. 1994 Lada Samara 1.3 L. by bramm77, on Flickr Good to see this Samara has retained its HUGE mudflaps. 1989 Renault Espace 2.0 TXE MPV. by bramm77, on Flickr Ragged. 1968 Vauxhall Ventora 3.3 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Awesome. 1980s Polski Fiat 126p. by bramm77, on Flickr Nice camber. 1970 BMC J4 1.6 Van. by bramm77, on Flickr Best spot I have ever had in my village. 1962 Buick Electra 6.6 V8 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr BASE spec Tipo, what a stunner. 1989 Austin Metro 1.0 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Renault 25 2.0 Monaco. by bramm77, on Flickr The local Waitrose is actually a hotbed of shite activity. 1984 Volkswagen Passat C B2 Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1992 Toyota Corolla GTi 16v Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Vauxhall Nova 2.0 GTE Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Double hot hatch action. 1964 Austin Mini. by bramm77, on Flickr So, this Mini has been off the road since 1987...... 1990 Leyland Daf 400 Series 2.5 Diesel. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Ford Sierra XR4x4. by bramm77, on Flickr 2000 Rover Maestro Apple 2000 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr THEY ARE FOLLOWING ME. 1987 Toyota Corolla 1.6 GT Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr When did you last see one this original?! 1980 Ford Escort 1600 Sport 'Harrier'. by bramm77, on Flickr Worth the same as the house, I bet. 1990 Lancia Y10 1.3 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr One of 30 Y10s left. 1982 Citroen GSA XI 1.3 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Ford Orion 1.6 GL Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Perfect. THERE WE GO.
  10. The enquiry is complete The vehicle details for XON 249T are: Date of Liability 01 10 2011 Date of First Registration 01 03 1979 Year of Manufacture 1979 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1748CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Vehicle Colour BLUE Registered as a Leyland Cars Maxi, weird.
  11. Trapsed around a small local area today, briefly, and stumbled upon a laid up Chevette, and unbelievably, an X reg Simca 1100. Both impossible to photo, but I may investigate futher....
  12. 1979 Leyland Sherpa 1.8 Diesel 'Scrap Wagon'. by bramm77, on Flickr My favourite find of ever, ever.
  13. How do you see so much BMC and BL stuff?! Great spots as per Dan, keep it up. Really got a strong liking for the Allegro at the moment.
  14. That Calibra 'utility' was for sale on the side of the road in Winnersh for a few days, good to see it didn't end up selling.
  15. Recently appeared on my spotted thread, however, a relative of the owner commented on the photo today and said this: Car was taken from the Surbiton area, so could be anywhere in London presumably, or elsewhere. Not entirely sure what the name is of the person who contacted me, but I will enquire further. Here is a photo of said car. 1985 Toyota Space Cruiser 2.0 Automatic MPV. by bramm77, on Flickr
  16. I had forgotten all about the Quintet, looks like a fastback version of MKII Accord. Clearly it sold nowhere near as many units as the Maestro, which actually did pretty well considering how 'dated' it was on launch. Honestly though, I think the Quintet looks a lot older, design wise anyway, a lot of chrome detailing which was seemingly a lot more 70s looking than the Maestro as a whole, ARG may not have even supplied the Maestro with a diesel lump of equal worth if they had gone down the joint development route, and that would have deleted a whole load of sales anyway. Considering the Maestro outnumbers a fair amount of its counterparts now, it did fairly well. Probably not enough to compete with the big guns, but I think by that point, they were desperate for a new model in that sector, a decade of the Allegro and 14 years of the Maxi! Surprising they never got rid of it when the R8 was released though.
  17. I actually got a Canon Ixus 117 HS because they didnt seem to have any of those Fujifilms in store! Could have done with the larger zoom, but I am happy with this one.
  18. Tried out my new camera today, I am very impressed with it! Cost quite a bit more than I was hoping, but otherwise, it is perfect. Has a really handy mode for 'arty' shots too, so I made full use of that: E9. by bramm77, on Flickr Didn't go back to Putney today, that can wait. It is far too hot.
  19. Some more recent spots from my (stolen) camera: 2001 Rover/Ledbury Maestro 1.3 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr At one point earlier this year, I was seeing Maestros three to four times a week. 1980/81 Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Now departed early MKIII Escort. 1994 Subaru Justy 1.2 ECVT Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Quite easy to come by in London still. 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 4 Litre Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr GR8 4 PRE68 1990s Vauxhall Calibra 'Pickup' by bramm77, on Flickr UGH. 1969 Bristol 410 5.2 Sports Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr This Bristol was nice and manky. 1987 Vauxhall Carlton 1.8 GL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr As was this Carlton. 1992 Rover Metro 1.1 'Advantage' Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Ultimate base spec Metro, what luxury. 1989 Austin Metro City X Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr A Rolls Royce in comparison. 1991 Citroen BX19 GTi Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Morris Ital 2.0 SL Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr An obvious weapon, had a Marina front end too. 1982 Ford Escort 1.1 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Another early Scrote 3. 1987 Nissan Bluebird 1.8 SLX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Never ceases to amaze me how many of these are still around. 1989 Peugeot 505 2.5 GRD Diesel Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr And these, they seem to appear all over the place. Kudos if you spot a saloon though.. 1985 Ford Granada 2.8i Ghia X Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Dodge Power Ram 5.9 V8 Pickup. by bramm77, on Flickr Sounded utterly ridiculous, but fantastic at the same time. A farmers hack, presumably. 1977 Volvo 244 DL 2.1 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr DIY Repairs... by bramm77, on Flickr We should all take our cars to be repaired by the owner of this Vectra. 1971 Peugeot 504 1.8 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Freight Rover Sherpa 1.7 Minibus. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Rover Maestro 1.3 LX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr I'll finish the way I started.
  20. I'll echo the words of others here, superb work and I bet you are glad you decided to get it restored as well. I haven't seen one of these for absolute years now. EL, where did you find this wonderous batch of shite?!
  21. I remember seeing that 323 when I was on a driving lesson, and I was a bit taken aback at how cheap it was considering the good shape it was in. A shame it sold to someone looking for a quick (lol) buck.
  22. I foolishly left it on the bench and they took it when they sat down next to me, because I got up and realised I no longer had it, and it was nowhere to be seen. Jokes on them though, the battery cover had broken off, so it's worth nothing. Thanks for the offer RG, but I think I am buying a new one on Saturday and testing it out the day after. I have seen a Fujifilm JZ510 on Jessops reduced by £150 down to £99.95, and it doesn't appear to be on flickrs camera finder. Customer reviews look good, what does everyone else think? Sorry about the off topic nature of this post... Oh and just to depress everyone further, this car has been scrapped, probably around two weeks after I spotted it. And I was so glad to see it as well: 1983 Austin miniMetro Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr
  23. Some dirty crackhead stole my camera at Putney station today, just after I had taken a few photos too. A bit gutted, considering I had hoped to keep it for a long time, and it was working again. To be fair, I had the chance to ask them if they had taken it, but I just thought the risk wasn't worth it, dunno if they had a knife or what not, but they did look the type. So, now I need genuine camera suggestions again, I have a few days to decide as well. The most gutting part is the fact I had spotted both a Renault 12 and a B11 Coupe. I'll go back on Sunday however...
  24. brammy777

    How many left?

    However, I know there is more than one 1982 Volvo 760 GLE still around, as I see it when I go to Camberley most of the time! Unless of course it's been put on SORN. The enquiry is complete The vehicle details for XPD 571Y are: Date of Liability 01 11 2011 Date of First Registration 01 11 1982 Year of Manufacture 1982 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2846CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Vehicle Colour GREEN Vehicle Type Approval Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle 6 Months Rate £118.25 12 Months Rate £215.00 Oh wait, it's an Automatic! So there is apparently six launch model 760s still around....
  25. brammy777

    How many left?

    This website may be the single greatest thing for the shitest, of particular interest is the special edition models of certain cars. For example, there is only FOUR Metro 'Red Hot' models left, and only 6 of the 'Jet Black' ones, but the lowest is the Gala, with two left. Also, there appears to be only one HL left... Around 100 miniMetros still around, that is pleasing! RE the Mk3 Cortina bit, I think the way this website works is off of the DVLA system, and I think few are registered with their generation number too.
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