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  1. You are probably all sick of seeing this thread at the top of the forum, but anyway, here is some more: 1988 Fiat Uno 45 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr These cars have got really uncommon rather quickly, although this one was seemingly holding up well. I think the clear front indicators suit them more however. 1990s Chrysler Vision 3.5 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Interesting car parked right outside where I live, wearing export plates. 1975 BMW 2002 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Unusual mods, they look pretty good bar that front air dam. 1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 Base Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Base model Cortina with Ghia bits and pieces. 1987 Ford Granada 2.9i Scorpio. by bramm77, on Flickr Shagged looking Granada, this thing is clearly living on borrowed time. 1993-97 Chrysler LHS 3.5 V6 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Another foreign plated Yank, this must have quite a pleasant ride from Poland. 1983 Saab 900 2.0 GLS Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Another Y reg 900, this being a late prefacelift one. Those earlier grilles look great IMO. 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr Yum. 1989 Austin Maestro 1.6 Automatic. by bramm77, on Flickr THEY ARE FOLLOWING ME EVERYWHERE. But anyway, a fine looking example, and the wraparound bumpers look SO much better. 1986 Nissan Sunny 1.3 Spirit Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Another Sunny, typical runout edition. 1988 Toyota Camry 2.0 GLi Executive. by bramm77, on Flickr 1990 Fiat Panda Italia 90. by bramm77, on Flickr Italia '90. by bramm77, on Flickr FINALLY. I have been waiting for ages to see one of these, and it had all four wheeltrims, good. 1979 Honda Accord 1.6 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Amazingly rough, how on earth this has lasted so long is beyond me. BUT WAIT. Shite attracts. by bramm77, on Flick 1991 Rover Montego 2.0 SLX Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr OMG. Seriously though, I honestly think older cars are always found near one another, no one keeping up with the Jones'. 1982 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 L Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr So shite it hurts. 1991 Subaru 284 'Brat' 4WD Pickup. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Opel Manta 1.8 Berlinetta. by bramm77, on Flick 1987 Nissan Laurel 2.4 SGL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Ford Fiesta 950 Popular. by bramm77, on Flickr Absolute base model, excellent. 1992 Vauxhall Astra SRi Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr Super rare SRi Estate, looked pretty good too. 1971 Ford Transit 2.5 LWB Van. by bramm77, on Flickr Recently imported Tranny, looked very solid. 1986 Honda TN Acty 550 Pickup. by bramm77, on Flickr Off the road since 1999, apparently. 1978 Toyota Hiace Campervan. by bramm77, on Flickr I even got to shite spot at Thorpe Park, great. And finally, check this out for a great bit of everyday BL action. 1978 Austin Princess 2.0 HL. by bramm77, on Flickr Sometimes I even think I am a bit too lucky when it comes to this.
  2. More spots from my travels. 1986 Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Suits the house just fine, I'd love to think this is owned by a Sid and Doris type couple who look at it every morning. 1984 Ford Orion 1.6 GL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Who needs proper spares, when you have imagination? 1987 Toyota Carina 1.6 GL Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1984 Nissan Sunny B11 1.3 Jubilee. by bramm77, on Flickr Makes a change to see a prefacelift B11. 1976 Vanden Plas 1500 Automatic. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Opel Manta GTE Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Ford Transit 190 Minibus. by bramm77, on Flickr 1990 Rover Montego 2.0 GSi Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr OMG A NON CUNTRYMAN MONTY. Apparently these are pretty rapid cars? 1990s Fiat Tempra 1.8 i.e. Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Rover SD1 3.5 Vanden Plas EFi Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1992 Alfa Romeo SZ 3.0 V6 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr A bit of an acquired taste, but incredible to look at. 1971 Bedford CF Deluxe 2.0 Campervan. by bramm77, on Flickr 1981 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Volvo 245 GL Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr Someone on here once mentioned the rear doors on these 240 Estates were the same as the saloon, hence the kink at the top. It really annoys me now. 1991 Alfa Romeo 75 2.0 TS Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1996 Buick Roadmaster 5.7 V8 Station Wagon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1972 Jensen Interceptor MKIII 7.2 V8 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr Slightly rough looking Interceptor, I hope this is owned by some Tim Wonnacott lookalike. 1990 Peugeot 505 2.2 GTi Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Fiat Tipo 1.7 Diesel Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Oldest Tipo I have seen forever, must be a bit rough sounding now. 1986 Rover 213 SE Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr The old man in this gave me a proper cold stare as I dared to cross the zebra crossing in front of him. 1985 Freight Rover Sherpa 1.8 Diesel Van. by bramm77, on Flickr OMG SHERPA. I'll leave it there for now...
  3. All in one morning?! Your area is clearly absolutely amazing for shite, I could only dream of stuff like that all in the space of a few hours. Impossible to pick a favourite, but the abandoned MKIV Cortina and Montego are great finds, I bet the latter was a real weapon. Once.
  4. Trigger, you need to let us know what you have bought! I am really quite excited to find out, and you should update your spotted thread today Dicky. I am grinning because I have been informed of two old Rover 800s location in Basingstoke, and there is apparently a MKII Astra style Pontiac LeMans going around now too.
  5. Jacksons was the name of the Basingstoke Ford dealer, and there is a few of their old stuff still floating around, the only MKI Sierra I know of was sold from there, for example. They went out of business around 2003ish, I think they had to relocate following the Festival Place redevelopment as their showroom was where they wanted to build. Anyway, here is some more: 1990 Rover Metro 1.0 Clubman L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 BMW M3 E30 2.3 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr First proper M3 I have seen in aggggggggggggggges, love the exhaust. 1985 Toyota Starlet 1.0 GL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1984 Audi 80 1.8 SC Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Suzuki Swift 1.6 GLX 4WD Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Austin Maestro 1.3 City X Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr It's now getting to the stage that I will see a Maestro everytime I go spotting. Not complaining or anything. 1988 Nissan Prairie 1.8 SGL MPV. by bramm77, on Flickr Surprisingly unrusty, even around the tailgate, which seem to be as bad as Metro rear arches. 1965 Hillman Minx 1.6 Deluxe Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1997 Lada Niva 1.7 Hussar. by bramm77, on Flickr Owned by what appears to be a fairly well off woman. These cars actually have quite a unique sound, like a military vehicle. 1972 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1.6 Super Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Zastava Yugo 45 Tempo by bramm77, on Flickr This one has been off the road since 2000, probably because no one within the entire UK wanted it. 1970s Bedford CF SWB Campervan. by bramm77, on Flickr 1972 Vauxhall Victor FD. by bramm77, on Flickr Nomnom. Looks nice and beefy, wonder if it has the original engine as well. 1983 Saab 900 2.0 GLE Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr It is getting a lot harder to spot these older Saab 900s, this was nice. Woman in the corner thought I was taking a photo of her, hence the distressed look. 1985/86 Nissan 300C Automatic V6. by bramm77, on Flickr Overload of chrome, but it works well. Still massive cars. 1990/91 Ford Fiesta XRV. by bramm77, on Flickr OMG XRV. If only they had actually made the Escort XRV, which was an early 80s proposal. 1984 Vauxhall Chevette 1.3 'Sunstripe' Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Mega late Chevette hatchback, they stopped making these before B plates even begun, so I wonder what is up here. Special edition, but possibly made by a dealer wanting to shift the remaining stock? More later.
  6. Here is my way of trying to restore the shite balance in this place, you may have seen some before, but here you go, here is a selection of my recent spots: 1985 Toyota Space Cruiser 2.0 Automatic MPV. by bramm77, on Flickr The more two tone and gold a Japanese car gets, the better, in my opinion. 1988 Mazda 121 1.3 LX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Rarely seen 121, although since taking a photo of this one, I have seen three others. 1985 Ford Escort XR3i 1.6 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Remember that rotten Maxi? Yeh, this is the owners everyday car, excellent. 1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1600 GT. by bramm77, on Flickr OMG RATLOOK 4 REEL. 1979 Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr There is an awful lot of these XJ6s abandoned on peoples driveways it seems, a real shame because they are gorgeous cars, this one is very dead. 1993 Subaru Impreza 1.8 GL AWD Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr This sort of thing really appeals to me, low spec Impreza with OAP hallmarks everywhere, excellent. 1974 Mercedes Benz T2 3.0 Campervan. by bramm77, on Flickr Fantastic. 1987 Mazda 323 1.3 LX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr I know there is a lot of love on here for these, this one had a tastefuly matching blue interior as well. 1963 Mercedes Benz W112 300SE Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Another abandoned Merc, I wonder what it smells like inside? 2002 Honda Mobilio 1.5 MPV. by bramm77, on Flickr WHADDDA F***. But seriously, extremely odd import, like a mobile underwheeled greenhouse. 1997 LDV Convoy 3.5 V8 ex-Ambulance. by bramm77, on Flickr I bet people still move out of the way for this, who wouldn't? 1988 Bedford Astramax 1.3 Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Renault 25 2.0 GTS Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Another MKI 25, and probably about half a mile from the other one I saw. 1983 Volvo 240 DL 2.1 Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr GR100 1973 Morris Marina 1.3 Suntor Campervan. by bramm77, on Flickr This was located on a collection of about 5 roads which had a superb amount of shite on them, along with the volvo above and two MKI Sciroccos. 1979 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.6 GLS Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr This one was a lot nicer than the one in front. 1979 Volkswagen Polo 895cc N Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Ford Sierra Sapphire 1.6 Classic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Proper base spec Sierra, which Ford cleverly sold under the 'classic' nameplate, what a ploy. First one I have seen for yonks. 1974 Austin Allegro 1300 DL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Quartic Allegro owned by a serial shiter, who owns more than one. 1990 SEAT Ibiza 903cc Special Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Rare as anything these days, I do vaguely recall seeing a few of them back in the day, this day being many years ago. 1963 Ford Cortina 1.5 Super Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Personally wouldn't park this on the road myself, but each to their own and all that. I shall post some more here later!
  7. I'm grinning because in the past two days, I have spotted two bits of early 80s BL shite on local numberplates, and one was even wearing a Leycare sticker in the window.
  8. Today I got warned by a security guard at the Meadows in Sandhurst/Camberley to stop taking photos in the car park as the buildings are private property. When I was stopped (and searched) by the Police a few months back (in Oxford) as to why I was doing that, they were fine with it and only checked because they had seen a lot of trouble in said area in the past, but clearly I wasn't doing anything wrong. I got the impression that going to the Meadows again with a camera may result in me getting banned.... I have never been caught by anyone owning a car taking photos, just the Police and Security services, what great luck. And two more things, my new camera does fine, apart from its MASSIVE tendency to blur only the left handside of photos. Why does it do this?! The detail is crisp all over and then, more often than not, it just goes all blurred about a fifth of the way from the end of the photo, on the left. Oh and for the record, I agree with what B0L said, hence why I rarely post, and generally keep my posts to my spotted thread.
  9. To anyone with a 3G phone suffering from web issues and call dropping, it may be worth checking to see if you SIM card is a 3G one, because if not, they can really struggle. Free to get a replacement, with the same number too.
  10. Something weird has happened in Basingstoke recently, I barely see anything at all now, up until early this year I could go in any day of the week and spot at least one interesting car in the car parks, but now I see one a week, if I am lucky. As far as I know, they haven't all been scrapped, but it's just unusual. Still see plenty around the Aldershot way, but thats due to the sheer amount of towns and villages crammed within such a small area. Anyway, the R8 shape Rover is still common, but only the 200, the 400 is getting a bit uncommon now. Rover 100s, the earlier ones seem to have more luck with surviving now. 800s are doing poorly, but the 600 is hanging on incredibly well, I can't go a day without seeing at least 5 or 6. Escorts are still easy to come across, but the MKIV appears to be slipping in numbers now, depends where you go though. Its not all doom and gloom though, I appear to have two Visas local, which must be a record surely?! And finally, because I literally cba to think of anything else, has anyone else noticed how uncommon the Xsara is?
  11. Well I work at O2, and the amount of awkward customers who own the iPhone is around 75%, they always seem to have an issue with the warranty if they get a replacement handset. And they seem to think it's waterproof, trust me, any amount of water that turns the indicator paper a different colour on the inside will render the warranty void and you will get hit with a £139 repair quote (optional). Whilst they are good phones (I have one), they aren't the cream of a bad crop anymore, the Samsung ones, and HTC ones are good. Put it this way, HTC phones are so reliable we have to book them in as manufacturer 'other' when they come in for repair, it's that rare.
  12. Sorry to drag up this thread, but I finally figured out where this lives the other day, and decided to take a visit to the near Brixton road it lived on, only to find it not there. So I did a DVLA check, and sadly, it has been scrapped! The blue Talbot Avenger is thankfully on SORN however.
  13. A Nikon compact, and it is awful. The detail washout is a bit too iffy for my liking, you attempt to zoom in and the detail decreases rapidly. Okay, so I am not the most camera smart person around, but even my older Samsung was way better. Speaking of which, it has decided to now work, with some pretty intense focus issues however.
  14. Bought a camera yesterday, and it is is awful. Whether I haven't toyed around with it enough or not, it is seriously below expectations and I am returning it today! Got my eye on a better spec camera with MUCH better reviews for the same price however, lets hope Argos don't mess me around, I have everything needed for a return....
  15. My camera broke today, took one photo and then just started making grinding noises from behind the lense, and then sounded the obstruction to lense tone, and won't stop doing it. Good....
  16. brammy777


    I live just up this road: It has barely changed in 25 years, most of the buildings are the same colour too. And my Mum is from Aberfeldy, I go there most years, the Square has barely changed too, the parking has probably got a tad more accessable. And I lived near here, 5 years later: Bexleyheath Broadway, such a misnomer. I remember those Leyland Titans very well, the 401 went down my narrow road all the time, they probably hit so many car mirrors.
  17. Found some more shite rally cars, obligatory Yugo addition to this: Concerningly, it appears to have been competing in the Yugo Cup, I imagine the viewing figures for this were the biggest rival on TV to the 911 Challenge/Cup series. Oh and there is this: These were officially entered into the 1993 Safari rally, which I would imagine was a slight baptism of fire for these cars, the Mcrae car retiring with suspension damage, as you can no doubt tell from the picture above, with that leaky hydrogas rivalling droop on the front corner.
  18. More Lada action, this time with the Paris Dakar. Further to my earlier post, the Samara did compete, but not in Group B guise, another desert effort: I suppose that when Group B was cancelled, quite a few of the remenants went on to compete in the Paris Dakar, or even Pikes Peak, which has had some truly insane looking cars over the years, although that is more of a hillclimb than rally, if there is even a difference... And in another off tangent, the RS200 even competed in IMSA, and looked ridiculous.
  19. ^Those BX rally cars are rare, even for homologation models, Citroen destroying quite a few of them because they were 'ashamed' of it. Here is a Group B Lada, sadly never went beyond the prototype stage, due to the series being cancelled:
  20. As far as I know, Ashok Leyland did have BL involvement at the time they started up, although they would have been known as Leyland at the time. Weirdly, they also made Ford Cargos under licence at one point, imagine the flying plughole being planted on that. Also, weirdly, for a company with that logo stuck on their products, they have done pretty damn well.
  21. Really busy day at work, mostly friendly and easy to get on with customers. Bar one person. And of course, as usual, it was an iPhone owner. I myself own one, but this guy was ridiculous, first of all he was miffed he had got back a refurb phone as a replacement, which is standard practice for handsets replaced through warranty issues. They are pristine ones though, you don't get sent one someone has played table tennis with down the stairs with. Then he got (seriously) annoyed that it didn't mean his warranty was re-extended to 12 months. The standard procedure with the iPhone (and most other products) is that the phone is covered by a manufacturers warranty of 12 months from the time of purchase, and that if he had six months left on from the time of the replacement, that is how much remained. But no, apparently it is our fault Apple do this. It basically ended up with him refusing to take his phone back and keeping a hold of the crap loan phone. Admittedly though, they will void the warranty for the smallest bit of handset damage, which is really annoying, but we can't do anything about that, due to Apple not letting anyone else repair their phones. Oh and the other new guy is useless, he took a phone call from someone earlier, and wrote down the persons name. Great, did he get the number too? Nope.
  22. Some epic spotting there, you have certainly seen a lot of shite. Same area or all over? The MKI Sierras appeal greatly, good to see one is still in use though, I know of one laid up near me but it is impossible to get a photo of, it's a good few metres up an awkward driveway. That G reg Ballade is really weird, second time I have seen photos of one which has a plate on it newer than the date they were apparently replaced, confusing...
  23. Excellent photos Seth, it was such a good show, I swear I don't even remember seeing half of those... the 130 for example. Did you see this bizzare Capri? 1976 Ford Capri II 3.0 GL Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr I saw your Hillman but my camera decided to die after I took a good 80 shots, I think the battery is on the way out now.
  24. No, it was a Silver E plate Saloon, nearish the entrace, on the bank.
  25. It took us an hour and 10 minutes to get into the arena from Farnborough Main station, which is around 4 miles away. Anyway, things like this made up for it: 1973 Morris Marina 3.0 V6 Custom Van. by bramm77, on Flickr
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