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  1. Thank you. Finally someone agrees with me about ITV. I hate it, and the huge amount of unecessary emphasism they put on everything negative, it's like the autocue has all the bad words underlined so they can make it seem a whole lot worse. And they make a dogs dinner out of most Drama series' they do too, the BBC cannot be beaten on that front.
  2. Spent the day in London today, somehow walked all the way from Wandsworth Town station to Raynes Park station, which was a long one. Never go to Raynes park if you plan to go home via Woking by the way. Anyway, I spotted a HUGE amount of shite, including, what could be regarded, as my dream car. Those of you familiar with my flickr will know what I am on about. Also, anyone after a 1994 Rover 800 Saloon with tax and test? There is one for sale in London for £375, I have the numbers to call if you are interested.
  3. Got caught taking photos of a car today, for the first time, whoops. But he was a friendly chap, and only 27 years old, which probably helped. Seems he is really into MKII Fiestas, the car I got caught snapping being one (modified, although all reversable), and we got into a lengthy chat about them, and even about old cars in the area. Weirdly, as we were talking, an old woman came over and mentioned that she had two laid up in her front garden. What on earth are the chances of that?!
  4. Here is some more for you. 1983 BMW 316 E30 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr Unloved early E30 has sat for nearly a decade. 1982 Ford Escort XR3 1.6 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Someone hasn't been made aware of scene tax, I bet this is still worth a million odd quid though. 1990 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr In contrast, this painfully mint Escort is still doing a good job for someone. 1979 Ford Escort 1.3 Ghia Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Ford Cortina Crusader Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr What are the odds of finding two old Fords from the same area (which isn't local) on the same day? Probably quite high actually.. Strange goings on. by bramm77, on Flickr Both of these XJ40s spent 6 years on the road. 1986 Nissan Sunny B11 1.3 Spirit GS Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1980 Austin Maxi 1750 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr New arrival in Basingstoke, amazing. 1986 JBA Javelin 2.1 Convertible Kit Car. by bramm77, on Flickr Its like a Vanden Plas Capri. Except nothing like it. 1984 Bedford CF2 2.3 SWB Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1958 Borgward Isabella Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1963 Alvis TD21 3.0 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Amazing duo found within a few streets of each other, Aldershot has so much stuff floating around. 1977 SAAB 96 1.5 LV4. by bramm77, on Flickr 1979 Morris Marina 1.3 HL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983/84 Scamp (Mini Based) Kit Car. by bramm77, on Flickr Parked next to each other, arguably the highlight of shite. 1979 Citroen GS Special Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1963 Aston Martin DB4 3.7 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Leyland Atlantean/Northern Counties 'Playbus'. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Dodge 50 Series Diesel LWB Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1972 Daimler Sovereign 2.8 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Taxed too, god knows who is rolling about in this. 1986 Renault Trafic 2.0 Box Van. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985/86 Toyota Corolla GL 'Twenty' Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr For a while, I thought this could be the same one put on sale here a while back, alas not. 1987 Toyota Tercel 1.5 4WD Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Citroen Visa 10E Leader Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Turns out there is another local Visa, a bit WTF but okay. 1988 Honda Legend 2.7i V6 Automatic Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr OAPs round here, ridin in style. 1992 Rover Montego 2.0 Clubman Diesel Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Nissan Cherry 1.3 SGL Spirit Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Utterly thrashed Cherry owned by some pretty wild old folks, it seems. And finally, get a whole load of this magnifecent slice of OMG, still working for a living as a scrap wagon. Fitting. 1979 Leyland Sherpa 1.8 Diesel 'Scrap Wagon'. by bramm77, on Flickr
  5. I always choose the right cigarettes for customers! And funnily enough, they normally choose the 'premium brands'. I wonder how many other people who work in front of a fag gantry know where the Senior Service are. And Angry Dicky, here is another photo of your excellent looking Maestro. 1985 Austin Maestro 1.3 Base Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr
  6. Petrol prices are actually starting to put me off driving now. I am ready for my test, but bear in mind thats a good £100 plus another £1800 (at least) for car and insurance, it certainly builds up. Oh well, better get it done before it gets any higher. I remember when that fuel crisis happened a few years back, and petrol was running out at the forecourts, it was madness outside my flat in Slough as there was a Texaco opposite. My buses are fine, £2.80 to do 11 or so miles, or if you're feeling bold, £18 for an all week gold rider ticket, the bonus being you can use it for unlimited travel (on stagecoach) in Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. Although why anyone would travel that far on a bus is beyond me.
  7. Nice to meet you too Dan. That Ital Suntor was something else, and there was a good turnout of Maestros and Princesses this year as well. I saw Torsten in his 1100 briefly but he had to get moving. Look forward to the pics, wish I hadn't forgotten my camera I was there too, think I might have seen at least one of you but at the risk of looking a fool approaching the wrong people, I decided not to say anything! Anyway, good show, I was actually really surprised at how many 70s/80s cars were there. Wedges. by bramm77, on Flickr
  8. brammy777

    Granada ID Help

    Sunspray. Also has anyone seen that base model Sierra Sapphire sold under the name Sapphire Classic recently? Another special edition Sierra was called the Solitare, but I have only ever seen one of those. Whoops, meant Seaspray. Considering I just looked at a photo I had taken of one with the wording visible, I should probably get an early night.
  9. Neo always seem to choose some weird/great stuff, apparently the owner of the company is some massive car lover. Shame they cost so much though, may have to buy the MKI Sierra when I actually have money. Also, I was passing the second hand store opposite me the other day and they had this in the window: Cheap too, and these things can go for a good price on ebay, as they rarely appear over here these days. Hmmm.
  10. Excellent save there, I am more than surprised that the bodywork was not shot to pieces underneath! Looks like that place had quite a few gems about too, although I doubt they will be as lucky as the Avenger.
  11. brammy777

    Granada ID Help

    I am pretty sure that the prefacelift Granada I saw on the back of a Transit last year was a Sapphire sadly, it was two tone and all. But like I said before, it looked rotten as hell. On a slightly different note regarding 'dealer specials' I found an early Proton MPI today covered in stickers saying 'Surrey' and sporting a light blue on the lower half of the doors. Although that could be an OAP owner special.
  12. I'm excited because show season is about to start, only 2 weeks until the Austin Morris show at Brooklands now.
  13. @155V6, is that Rushmoor Arena, and more specifically, a Wheels Day from a few years back? Probably one of the best events for Custom cars now, although the level of wankness is minimal these days it seems. But has anyone got a photo of the Yellow 'Submarine' Transit from last year? That was pretty unique....
  14. Obviously the person who wandered into an Austin dealership back in 1980 to purchase this one felt that £4295.63 was a little rich, instead settling for an L. In a lovely colour. 1980 Austin miniMetro L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr But then blew all the money saved, in Halfords. I know that BL had an issue with MCW regarding the name 'Metro', but I suppose adding 'mini' onto it just fuelled the cynics fire.
  15. I think this thread was for cars people don't get, if someone doesn't get the Prius, then fair enough. Whilst I have no issue with them, they admittedly do give some people who own them (NOT ALL, BEFORE YOU CRITICIZZE) some miscalculated sense of saving the world. But they also have many advantages, I'm sure. You know what cars I don't get? Anything that has made an unnecessary niche market. Stop complicating things.
  16. Okay, so turns out this is actually a 1979 Leyland Sherpa, and it isn't a homemade wrecker, but a still working scrap wagon. I saw it up close and personal today. It is, without a doubt, perfect. And yes, I think the amount of hooky MOTs it has had are most likely in double figures.
  17. Here is a small update of pictures I have taken recently, just to catch up with my flickr uploads. Some of you have seen them before but here goes anyway: Answers on a postcard please. by bramm77, on Flickr I don't think this has much chance of returning to the road. 1979 Austin Morris Mini Clubman. by bramm77, on Flickr Not a GT, and not originally red. Not like you can tell or anything. 1981 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Incredibly crunchy every day Dolomite, had a fist sized hole in front of that rear arch, and check out the bubbling above... 1991 Skoda 136 Rapid Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr First one I have seen for absolutely ages, not exactly well kept but it's still on the road, which is more than can be said for 99.9999999% of the ones sold here. 1987 Jaguar XJS HE V12 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr Weirdly, E577LYH appears earlier in this thread, sold from the same dealership perhaps? 2000 Honda Logo 1.3 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr The lesser spotted Logo. 1987 Toyota Carina II 1.6 GL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Outside an OAPs home. 1971 Vauxhall Viva HC 1.3 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1979 Bedford CF 2.3 Box Van. by bramm77, on Flickr These two were opposite each other, staring angrily at one another. 1970s Ford Cortina GT Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr There was a custom P100 next to this in the front garden, sadly both seem pretty unloved right now. 1985 Citroen Visa 17RD Diesel Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Little old lady in Hook owns this beast. 1986 Nissan Silvia S12 1.8 Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Looks like a Japanese Knight Rider. 1984 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8 GL Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr That's it for now, I have over 100 photos waiting to go on Flickr though....
  18. k499gto 3 by BlackbirdZXOC, on Flickr
  19. Probably a bad thing that I look forward to Holidays to new places just for the shite content now, Bishop Stortford is also pretty good, but not abandoned C5 good.... If anyone is in this area and fancies seeing a shedload of stuff, head over to Aldershot. For the tons of shite. And little else...
  20. Oh, that is terrible. I hope everything turns out okay, my thoughts are with you both.
  21. I thought the 200 style grilles were added onto Metros by owners who had got busy with glue? I always thought the Proton MPIs looked a lot better prefacelift, the refresh made them look a bit plain. 1992 Proton 1.5 SE Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1995 Proton 1.5 SL Automatic Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Probably just me, note the ironic use of Mitsubishi trims on the later one. Also, just noticed the incredibly identical numberplates!
  22. Best part of today so far was seeing an immaculate A reg Datsun Sunny go past me on my driving lesson.
  23. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Anyone remember these? You would put a cap (like the ones in those toy guns) into the bonnet and crash it into a skirting board, and it would go band and smoke. Realistic as anything. I don't think it lasted long sadly.
  24. I had a couple of those multistory car parks as well, I remember a BP one, which would collapse if overburdened. And the ramps would always fall off. I remember when I got my first Scalextric, back in 1998, and the same car broke 3 times in a row. This was quietly replaced with a cheaper slot car system, which lasted a hell of a lot longer, probably still have it somewhere. When I was a kid, Hot wheels playsets were the way to go, but I never had one, I would have to visit friends house to experience that. Bit of a rip you couldnt use any old car on them though.
  25. Cripes, 10 pages worth of flickr uploads to go through. I'll keep it to the interesting stuff only, with captions where I can be bothered. 1973 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Not seen at a classic car show, rather the opposite. An Andover car park. Looks like the future could be expensive for this one. 1985 Austin Mini 25th Anniversary. by bramm77, on Flickr 1991 Vauxhall Astra MKII 1.4 L Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr I think there should be an Autoshite prize going for the first person who finds a MKII with unfaded bumpers. 1990 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 GTi Syncro Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Someone has brought over a four wheel drive GTi. Probably worth millions. 1987 Nissan Bluebird T12 1.8 ZX Turbo Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 Topic Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1997 Quantum 2.0 Cabriolet Kit Car. by bramm77, on Flickr Just like a Mini Viper! With Fiesta underpinnings. 1992 Acura Legend 3.2 V6 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Appears on my street roughly once a year. 1989 Nissan Bluebird 1.8 Premium Plus Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Owner clearly uses bollards as a means of parking guides. 1988 Ford Sierra 2.0 Ghia Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1984 Austin Ambassador 2.0 HL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Lopsided Ambassador seems doomed to be a shed. 1982 BMW 316 1.8 E21 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1985 Opel Manta B2 2.0 GT/E Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Subtle use of England flag stickers to cover up the rot. 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 V8 W108 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Not so subtle use of black tape to stop the sunroof leak. 1990 Renault 5 1.7 Monaco Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0 GLSi Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Nissan Cherry N12 1.3 GS Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr Clearly the scrappage scheme had a minimal effect in some areas. 1964 Mercedes Benz 220 W111 Coupe. by bramm77, on Flickr 1958 Austin A35. by bramm77, on Flickr 1978 Chrysler Avenger 1.6 GL Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Complete shock to stumble upon. Looked in fine shape too, makes you wonder what's in the garage. Probably nothing. 1984 Volkswagen Golf 1.3 CL Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Mazda 626 2.0 GLX Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1972 Citroen SM. by bramm77, on Flickr 1978 Citroen Ami 8 Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1988 Freight Rover Sherpa 255 Diesel Flatbed Van. by bramm77, on Flickr Seems fitting with the Sherpa thread. 1980 Vauxhall Chevette 1.3 L Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1995 Honda Horizon 3.0 Diesel 4x4. by bramm77, on Flickr 1983 Triumph Acclaim 1.3 HLS Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1964 Bedford Plaxton Embassy Coach. by bramm77, on Flickr No prizes for guessing what this now is. 1990 Peugeot 505 2.0 GR Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Vauxhall Nova 1.0 Merit Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1987 Mercedes Benz 100D Van. by bramm77, on Flickr For people who want something which isn't a 208D. 1981 Triumph Dolomite 1500 Automatic Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr 1989 Renault 21 2.0 Savanna GTX Estate. by bramm77, on Flickr 1986 Mitsubishi Colt 1.5 GLX Hatchback. by bramm77, on Flickr 1970 Daimler Sovereign 4.2 Saloon. by bramm77, on Flickr Off the road for 22 years. Bit more than expected really. That's it for now!
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