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Ratdat...

 

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That's a pretty baby, it looks like the result of a Maxi and a Mk1 Golf

getting together. In a good way.

 

 

Big6...

 

Yes, I loved this one too:

 

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I found a tiny thumbnail of a Publica ragtop (not worth posting), and it

seemed to have the same Frenched lights as this, so they may be original.

 

My spots must be UP10s, the pics show UP20s with narrower, full-width

grilles, and the headlights are different again: (google pic)

 

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This one looks well loved, if less than tastefully modified.

I had to lean over both of the drive gates to get the pics.

 

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Well done again Michiel with identifying these babys!

From Wiki:

As Toyota had just started its relationship with Daihatsu, in 1969 the latter

launched the Daihatsu Consorte, which was essentially a mildly restyled

P30 Publica. It was, however, powered initially by Daihatsu's own 1.0 L

engine, which saw service in the previous Daihatsu model, the Compagno.

I was googling for Publica pictures, and it sent me to a page in the middle

of a 136 page long picture-rich thread... it's all in Spanish or Portuguese,

and as far as I can tell it's called "Possibly the rarest cabrios in the world".

Page 1 kicks off with a Mk1 Fiesta Fly and a Fuego conversion and the last

page has pics of 2door CX ragtops. The other 134 pages seem full of

wierd concepts, prototypes, one-offs and conversions. Top-flight shite!

The foreign text doesn't matter, the pics are pure gold:

http://www.bmwfaq.com/f7/posiblemente-cabrio-mas-raros-del-mundo-aun-mas-rarezas-36

:D Enjoy.

(If that link doesn't work, click the link at the bottom of my post.

If that don't work, tell me!)

 

Mr R R...

That "porthole" on the Charade had reminded me of the Mk1 Polo's

feature. Are they air vents on the Polo? I was reading an Audi 50 thread

on RR and I assumed they were filler covers, until I noticed the square

one low down on the driver's side! :oops:

 

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Time for a few spots...

Today, the wife and I were spotted spotting:

 

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^ Ford Festiva badged Kia Pride/Mazda 121. Which came first?

 

505 lights on this? I've also seen one with BM E30 clusters.

 

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And right next to it:

 

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This W123 took quite a smack:

 

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But see how well it crumpled where it should :shock:

I'm surprised to see that on such an old car...

I bet the driver's glad he wasn't in a Publica! :?

 

These two were also surprises:

 

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^ That's the only thing I've seen here with a Colt badge.

But I think for me, this is the "Catch of the Day":

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A resting Austin A?? van. Snapped though holes in a wall. Lovely.

 

 

KJ

 

Hey, don't forget to look at this thread!

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.bmwfaq.com/f7/posiblemente-cabrio-mas-raros-del-mundo-aun-mas-rarezas-36042/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522fiesta%2Bfly%2522%2B%2522Renault%2Bfuego%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

(I just tested the link--broken for me--so this is the same translated by google)

 

Edited again to fix broken links. Avoid Photobox. Like the plague.

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Mr R R...

That "porthole" on the Charade had reminded me of the Mk1 Polo's

feature. Are they air vents on the Polo? I was reading an Audi 50 thread

on RR and I assumed they were filler covers, until I noticed the square

one low down on the driver's side! :oops:

 

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Haven't had personal experience of a MkI Polo / Audi 50. Anybody here owned one?

 

 

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That's a pretty mean looking kid - I take it they couldn't afford a proper guard dog?

 

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A resting Austin A?? van. Snapped through holes in a wall. Lovely.

 

A35 van methinks.

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It's an A30 van. Identifiable by the lack of a chrome surround around the grille and no factory indicators below the headlights. Although it's got side windows, it is a van and not a countryman as it has a roof vent.[/anorak]Are those Alfo wheels on it. 100mm on a 4" hub? :roll:

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Starting today I'm back at work full time, so no new snaps today. But here

are some I prepared earlier...

 

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Three-in-one:

 

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Lastly...

IMHO a droolworthy "Catch of the Day":

 

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:P

 

 

KruJoe

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Poor old Crown! Looks like it’s sat for bit?What’s going on with the 323 hatch? Different rear lights and big plastic bumpers?Crazy swage lines on that 929. They don’t make ‘em like that any more, sadly.Don’t know if Baz noticed, but we saw one of those weirdo Ford Festiva things in Lincolnshire yesterday. It was RHD, I managed to get a shot of it.

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I'm just going to quote this great big image to mention that I absolutely ADORE this.

 

It even has wooden bead seat covers!

 

Everything is just perfect!! Bravo!

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After seeing TiffX19's VAG pics (R8 thread), and then Ratdat's amazing Datsun camper spot, thought I'd

better post this pair:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remember I said I'd not seen any split screens while out spotting?

Well, I got these the very next morning!

 

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They were parked under a small

hotel, along with these two:

 

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In the same hotel were these:

 

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Remember this a couple days ago?

 

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Well that was a good day for Ovlovs...

 

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^ Homemade bodykit? :?

 

 

 

 

...the best is yet to come...

 

 

 

 

Poor old Crown! Looks like it’s sat for bit?

 

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Yes, I think so! Check out the rust on the bottom half of the wheels,

and I could have got my arm in the hoe in the sill :shock:

 

 

What’s going on with the 323 hatch? Different rear lights and big plastic bumpers?

 

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I had this pic but I didn't include it before when I was talking about the

clean lines of the 323 -- this one's spoilt a bit. Homemade rubbing strips,

too. Rear lights are often substituted due to parts-sourcing issues. Are

they Datsun Cherry lights? Sometimes, modern bumpers and light clusters are grafted

in along with parts of the back panels to make a car look more modern

than it is. There's a Mk3? Corolla around with EvoIII Lancer back lights,

and Mk7? Corolla front end! I'm yet to get it for you...

Maybe you can just see the 90s Mitsubishi pick-up clusters stuck on the back

if this creation?

 

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They're on the wrong side, on that Suzuki! Here's where they should be:

 

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Crazy swage lines on that 929. They don’t make ‘em like that any more, sadly.

 

Isn't it a beaut? OH, alright, one more time...

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15 ... 030616.jpg

 

...maybe one day...

 

That 929 is just wonderful. This one has been of French eBay a couple of times lately:

 

http://i2.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/b5/d1/1c4c_1.JPG

^ Very clean, Mr B, but trying too hard for me.

It's just escaped from a manga comic, with it's Belgian plates.

Because of what they are, I suspect they might be a bargain here once

we're ready to buy a car in Thailand. A rare scene-slave's wagon in

Europe, now, I suspect.

 

 

Don’t know if Baz noticed, but we saw one of those weirdo Ford Festiva things in Lincolnshire yesterday. It was RHD, I managed to get a shot of it.

 

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/Spottedlaurel/R9%20Collection%2004-11-07/DSCN7223small.jpg

 

^ From your thread. Called "Aspire" in Thailand. The Festivas sold here look like

your Kia Prides. (I just explained that in your thread - sorry!)

 

Here's another for you.

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030511.jpg

 

 

Ok what's that then KruJoe / Michiel?

 

Yep, Michiel's right... Corona Liftback.

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030666.jpg

 

Not worth 5000 Euros though!

^ Got that in Tesco's car park on the way home today.

I just called in to get my fix. A few more from my 5 mins there:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030677.jpg

 

^ 2 door W123s are rare here.

:?: Help! Whats this Mazda :?: :

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030669.jpg

 

One for Michiel:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030673.jpg

 

One for Hirst:

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030676.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030675.jpg

 

^ Shame 'bout the mirrors.

And this... sorry :oops:What is it? :oops:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030674.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030678.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

As promised, back to Volvo for "Catch of the Day".

I hope it's worth the wait:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030599.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030598.jpg

 

 

 

KJ

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:?: Help! Whats this Mazda :?: :

 

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And this... sorry :oops:What is it? :oops:

 

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The gold Mazda does appear to be a 626 but I thought all of ours over here were coupes, so the ones I've seen look different to that.

 

Other car is a Vauxhall Viva HB :wink:

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Thanks for the little Dat! Mazda's known as a 626 over here, and that P1800's pretty cool, as is the rest...

 

Vauxhall Viva?

 

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Vauxhall Viva HB :wink:

I thought Viva, but it's not the model I remember as a kid - those had horizontal rear light units.

Would it have been sold with an Opel badge and another name here, like other Vauxhalls?

 

 

 

 

 

I noticed another of these today, but my SD card was full.

 

 

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The gold Mazda does appear to be a 626 but I thought all of ours over

here were coupes, so the ones I've seen look different to that.

 

 

Today's was indeed badged “626 SuperCustom†IIRC. They do look rather small

to me for a 626 - not really much bigger than a 323.

 

There are a few of the 90s rounded 626s about – the hatches have the

spoiler moulded in and you can see out the back under it. The Saloons are

non-descript blobs.

The earlier 626 saloons I’m familiar with are these:

 

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But most of the 626s around here are these coupes:

 

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They all look really scuffy and unloved – real budget barges.

As do most of the Corona Fastbacks and these Galants:

 

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Must be something to do with the age and size of them.

Also, hatchbacks still haven’t really caught on here properly. They have

always been looked down on. The first successful seller is the Honda Jazz,

they’ve been very fashionable for the last couple years, perhaps because

they look different from hatchbacks in the past And now Toyota is just

starting to get a slice of the cake with the new Yaris.

Between them, Toyota absolutely dominate the mainstream passenger car

market, and Honda sell most of the rest. (Not counting pick-ups, where

Isuzu are usually the best sellers, followed by Toyota and the rest.

Apparently Thailand is the biggest market for pick-ups outside the States!)

 

Got a Corona saloon today – same generation as the fastbacks?

 

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^ I loved the rims – I bet they flash as they turn! Just seen the Hello Kitty

number plate – not so keen on that!

More Kitty action later…

 

I took this pic this morning in Chiang Mai University showing the

best-sellers. It’s unusual because usually car parks are over-run with 1

ton pick-ups, as they sell better than normal cars (because of tax breaks

etc).

 

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They're nearly all silver or gold Toyotas and Hondas!

On the left is a blue Soluna, and opposite are a matching pair of Solunas

with the other style rear lights. The little silver saloon next to the Jazz is a

Toyota Soluna Vios. The Soluna Vios replaced the Soluna, and they are even more

common. Absolutely everywhere.

 

This is a more typical truck-dominated car park scene:

 

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More from within Chiang Mai University...

 

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The Uni was a good place for spotting, but I must apologise for the picture

quality today. (^ Look at the state ^) The mid-morning sun was

particularly sparkly, and the University being the leafy haven it is, most of

my shots have come out half too bright, half too dark. Next time I’ll go

later in the day, or better still, when it’s a bit cloudy.

 

Some two-tone action:

 

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A couple more Solunas.

 

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^ Two-tone beige barge FTW!

A strange combination of hues:

 

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Otherwise very nice to see.

 

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^ Not sure if it's just dirty :?

Two-tone never really fell out of favour here, especially for pick-ups:

 

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^ But they sold these Stradas like that in GB didn't they?

They're all two tone here.

(Sorry MrRegie, this shape of Mitsu pick-up are called Strada here,

I apologise if I got you momentarily excited! )

 

More campus tat:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030702.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030965.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030704.jpg

 

^ Badged GTR Gemini... is it an Isuzu :?:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Gemini.png

 

 

Micras are rare, and usually have no badges, but I think they're called

"March" as in Japan. I forgot to get the front, because they usually don't

have the sidelights next to the headlights, so they look more like Metros

to me!

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030715.jpg

 

^ Just noticed the seats in that!

When I look back on my days spots, I often see so many more back ends

of cars than the fronts :?

I guess maybe I find the rear more interesting. :shock::oops::lol:

 

http://snap36.photobox.co.uk/25480151dabfcb3f148a0dc72be507747d9149aa3e4fe8d08902ef77.jpg

 

Finally! An Aspire with badges!

 

http://snap36.photobox.co.uk/07524094c205825bc30845a27302ef0da9bdb22ea828056d97927d40.jpg

 

^ See the "YONTRAKIT" badge?

Many cars about this age have them. Yontrakit assemble cars in Thailand

for many manufacturers who send their cars here in kit form. This avoids

some of the huge taxes imposed on CBU (completely built up) imports.

I think BMW and Peugeot, among others, still use Yontrakit.

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010400/P1040052.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010400/P1040237-1.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010400/P1040058.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010400/P1040059.jpg

 

^ A lovely clean one. Love the small lights.

I followed a Peugeot 605 part way home, it reminded me how clean they

are around the back end with their lovely tiny clusters. They've gotta be

knocking on shite territory in the UK now.

Not so beautiful: proper shite:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030710.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030708.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030709.jpg

 

^ I'd like to hope that the subtle modifications to the bonnet hide

something interesting :D

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030701.jpg

 

As promised - Kitty car. Again thinking of Hirsty! Sorry it's pink, mate!

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030721.jpg

 

Not a shape of Mira I know (slanted lights).

Neglected to get the front :oops::roll:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030722.jpg

 

 

I found myself liking this one very much indeed:

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030699.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030698.jpg

 

Sweet.

 

 

But WTF? :shock:

Badged "Fiat", 2 dr rod saloon shape, suicide doors, mascot has a shard of

glass for wings, big cream seats, wierd. Sorry I couldn't get a better

angle, but in the second one shows a Moggie-like back end. Strange.

I hope I can find my way through the CMU warren to find it again to get

a shot in better light. Can I adjust my camera?

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030711.jpg

 

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159/KruJoe/Thai%20Shite%2010300/P1030712.jpg

 

So this had to be "Catch of the Day" today.

What is it?

 

That's all folks.

Hope you liked some of the above...?

 

 

KJ

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Vauxhall Viva?

 

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Vauxhall Viva HB :wink:

I thought Viva, but it's not the model I remember as a kid - those had horizontal rear light units.

Would it have been sold with an Opel badge and another name here, like other Vauxhalls?

You're thinking of it's successor, the Viva HC

 

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I don't think there's an Opel equivalent, I thought Vauxhall had their own designs in those days.

 

I got that picture from this interesting site;

 

http://funnycars.blogspot.com/

 

and here's the encyclopaedia of Vivas!

 

http://www.vauxhallviva.com/thecars/thehaviva.html

 

 

But most of the 626s around here are these coupes:

 

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Think this is the same type as the blue saloon I posted on my "Dick Spotted" thread.

 

 

 

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^ But they sold these Stradas like that in GB didn't they?

They're all two tone here.

(Sorry MrRegie, this shape of Mitsu pick-up are called Strada here,

I apologise if I got you momentarily excited! )

These are L200 Warriors over here. Since Fiat re-issued the Strada name & gave it to an 'other markets only' pickup, I now get this if I google for Strada, so it's nice to make a change & get a different vehicle instead (even if it's still not 'what I call a Strada!'). At least the name is new to them because originally only us & the states were given the original Strada, everywhere else got Ritmo, so it's a new name to them at least.

 

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^ A lovely clean one. Love the small lights.

Early E12 5 Series is my top spot of this update of yours!

 

Not so beautiful: proper shite:

 

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What is that? Looks like a MkII Granny that went a bit wrong! :?

 

 

I found myself liking this one very much indeed:

 

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Sweet.

I can understand that! 8) Prefer the rear numberplate to be inbetween the rear lights though, as on the MkI Mazda RX-7 (although completely unrelated)

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What is that? Looks like a MkII Granny that went a bit wrong! :?

 

 

 

Aye it be a lazer... Oceania/Asia badge engineered Mazda 323,

 

Dont think much to the choice of model in this shot though...

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