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Spotted's Spottings (France 2019 #5 12/10/19 inc R14, oily rag Vauxhall, Panhard)

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the vitesse, the County, the FG, my pants! I bet the 240 could be on the road in a deft weekend, not a GLT though, wheels and mirrors wrong, poss GLE, is it up for grabs?

Well, the grille said GLT and (not visible in pic) the front wheel is that multi-spoke type. I'll make an inquiry when I'm next up that way.

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Best I stick to the stuff in the sticks eh?

Quality Shite is so scarce 'round these parts, we should both snap it when we see it....Better that it appears twice, than not at all IMO! :wink:

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First I saw this moudering Cavalier estate. Same driveway also housed MkII Astra estate, Omega and something hidden behind the Cavalier.

 

Funny, I was just thinking the other day that it's been years since I last saw a Mk2 Cavalier estate. I know, it's a bit of an odd thought to have, but whaddyagonnado. I could never work out why they didn't put the reversing lights in with the main rear clusters on those - the Chevette estates had integral reversing lights, and they were a much older design.

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Wasn't the Cavalier estate created from a load of Holden panels? Maybe the additional light thing is because of the need to get fogs in there too, which Chevette estate wouldn't have had. There is a tider one around Norwich which Jack on Retro-Rides posted up there.

 

As well my update here I'll be adding a load to my scrapyard thread following a successful visit to one in Suffolk today. Here's the roadworthy (sort of) selection:

 

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My daughter admiring a clean Sunny N13 saloon, often seen when its elderly owners go for a walk around the common at the end of our road.

 

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Minors not usually the done thing here, but good to see one is use on a very wet Tuesday lunchtime.

 

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Seen this 305 van around regularly over the last couple of years, seems to have been parked up for the last few days so thought I should get it before it disappears.

 

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I think it's a Herald of some sort. What isn't shown here is the natty set of what look like Dunlop alloys that it wears.

 

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Discovered a hidden world when I followed this Mk1 up a driveway in town.

 

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Lidl disabled bays provide more pickings.

 

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Surely this 600 achieves shite-ness by virtue of its plate alluding to the Hairy Cornflake?

 

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G-spot!

 

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Nice pair of ERF fairground lorries (can't bring myself to call them trucks!) and a Fordson at the scrapyard I visited today.

 

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Sneaky spy shot of a couple of tidy beauties that will appeal to one or two here, behind a suitably old-fashioned garage which always has the odd classic lurking around.

 

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Headlight mechanisms obviously dead on this seafront-spot 480.

 

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More F-plate goodness.

 

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This is Mrs SL's Carina E after I took it up the muddy lane to the scrapyard! We intend keeping it for an awful long time, it's only done 44k from new and does an excellent job as family car, dull as it may be.

 

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Boatyard at Southwold where we visited today has a few odd old tractors, as these places usually do. Cab-less County possibly ex-forestry judging by the crane? These odd conversions interest me, also like Doe Triple-D....

 

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Last one for today, though saw a few more which warrant further investigation. Wore a Toledo Register sticker and looked to be in excellent condition, very cute. BJ plate local to North Suffolk where we saw it.

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Just a few from the last week, nothing astounding.

 

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'77 Celica Liftback with GT engine and Supra wheels at the R-R meet-up.

 

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Something for Mk2_Craig! Tidy 1.4S, probably won't stay that way for long as it's got a young lad owner, and if he drives this the same way as he does his scooter thing...... :roll:

 

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900 wheels on this aren't they?

 

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Not just an Integra, but the sporty one too! Already regretting not leaving a note :oops:

 

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Check my skillz at getting the similar vintage Trooper in the background too! Should anyone be interested it's a diesel, done 135k, needs welding for MoT and is £500 or offers. May just be an old XJ or something way in the distance, I suspect that the yard holds a few things to interest us.

 

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Tidy, not quite ultimate pov-spec?

 

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Posted before, now sporting new (later SL-type?) wheels and plates. It runs a non-standard air suspension set-up, so my original assertion this was the original M-B set-up giving it the low stance was wrong!

 

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Finally, something that's been at a cottage very near me for a few weeks now (bringing me back to the very first model in this thread). Not seen it mobile yet.

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Think the lump in that Nissan Patrol's the same as in my Rangey......and those 1400S Fezza's are very rare now...is it just me or did the lae Mk2's rot even more readily than the ealy ones??? Bless his bright red brake drums though!! :D

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those 1400S Fezza's are very rare now...is it just me or did the lae Mk2's rot even more readily than the ealy ones??? Bless his bright red brake drums though!! :D

If I didn't know better I'd say the S was made of thinner steel than other Fiestas! I don't find them hugely appealing for some strange reason but if I could find an early C-plater in Paris Blue I'd have it like a shot

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Things mostly from last Sunday's ECA auction (which hopefully Baz hasn't posted before!), plus a few......

 

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OK, I've posted this myself, not long ago either. Cleaned up well, don't know what it reached.

 

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The 14k one-owner Golf I saw tucked away in the garage on a survey, and posted very recently. Chap said it was going for auction, it was here with no reserve and in the end went for £1225 to a local Golf enthusiast (as pictured!). Baz, he also has the green one you posted, so chances are it'll be seen around Norwich. My boss was very interested, but it had received a bit more paintwork than was initially obvious and went hihger than he was prepared to pay.

 

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Something for Baz. Love the wheels - Pentas aren't they? There was a blue one there too.

 

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I thought this was the E2? I saw recently, but no. it was first one or two to be sold and I didn't catch what it went for. I like them.

 

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This limo went for £270 or so, sounded nice when it got driven away by its new owner. It's going to be raced.

 

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Yeah, those trims suit it a treat.

 

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Nice 240Z owned by one of the autojumblers. He has a liking for Japanese stuff and I often have a bit of a chat with him. This one's a US import.

 

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Good weather bought lots of oldies out in the car park.

 

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Interesting Ford trio. Wheels on the Prefect a bit too modern for my tastes.

 

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Thought Seth might like this?

 

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My daughter liked this one......

 

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I know squit about bikes, is this any good?

 

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Hmmm, this was on a T-plate, so is it genuine or a reshelled/home brewed Range Rover by Carmichael?

 

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My daughter was a bit confused by the lack of wheel :D

 

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Nicely tatty.

 

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Moving back inside, rear lights on this were an item of discussion between Wuvvum and me - Lancia Beta Spyder the consensus reached.

 

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This P6 had quite a low guide price and decent MoT, don't know what it reached.

 

A few normal spots to follow.......

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My job is good sometimes, for the last two days I've been surveying a big complex of barns tucked away in Norfolk, in fantastic weather. Apart from the fact I love old farm buildings there's always the chance of finding something.....

 

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Must've been sitting a while, though plastic sheet underneath suggests someone once had good intentions.

 

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A Legacy being used for what it's good at. They must have washed it last night, as today it was much cleaner.

 

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This is the sort of thing I remember vividly from my youth, as my dad worked on a farm and I remember them getting a Leyland similar to this.

 

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Landini sounds like top grade tractor shite! They had another which was bigger.

 

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This little cutey was probably on muck clearing duties until recently. Still taxed!

 

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These were hiding in a wonderful smelling workshop. Crawler is a D2.

 

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Early D-Series seen on the way back to the office.

 

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This yard previously housed the pair of Leyland tippers, now it;s got these two. Good buying policy! Don't know if he breaks, exports or restores them.

 

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Just a random Sainsbury's spot, had a nice used-but-solid look to it.

 

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Something for MrBo11ox! Spoke to the driver, he's borrowing it from a local Alfa guru while his 156 gearbox gets sorted - I'll PM details as he may be a handy contact?

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I know squit about bikes, is this any good?

 

'Twas a bit of a beast in its day. 1000cc transverse straight-6, 100-plus bee aitch pee, about 250kg, and skinny '70s tyres - it was a proper man's bike. Second only to the Kawasaki Z1300, which had an even bigger straight-6 with even more power and weight. Both will keep up with modern sportsbikes in a straight line, but neither likes corners too much...

 

Notice you didn't take a pic of my neighbour's Cooper S - presumably because Baz posted it a couple of months ago? He let me have a go in it on the way home - best fun I've had with my clothes on in years. Made me want another Mini. :D

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This P6 had quite a low guide price and decent MoT, don't know what it reached.

I didn't see what it made either, but there were a couple of things that put me off it - firstly it was a single carb auto and they are dreadfully sluggish; secondly it wasn't tax exempt and being a 2-litre it'd be full-rate tax; and thirdly it had perhaps the worst paintjob I've ever seen on a car in my life - ants could go mountaineering on the orange peel on the roof, and the rest of the body wasn't much better.

 

I'm still cheesed off about that Granada limo - I really wanted that. And the E23. Why couldn't bloody John Sutton announce that he was about to start selling the cars instead of just wading in straight from the automobilia? :evil:

 

I agree those Bristol taillights do look a bit like Mk2 Escort from that angle, but from straight on they look quite different - almost definitely Beta Spyder. Still don't know what the front lights are off though...

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Wow....Some great pics there....Makes me even more sorry I missed it....Particularly as Frances is on phone duty, so I was doing bugger-all on Sunday anyway! :roll:

 

That Mk1 Golf is lovely isn't it? From the pictures You can see that it's had some paintwork (slight colour mis-match between front wing/door in the second photo), but overall it looks very effective, and worth the money I reckon....Look forward to seeing it about - I know where he works, so I'll keep an eye out! 8)

 

The AMG-shod W107 looks a beauty (is it me/the photo, or do things go slightly wonky at the tail-end of the passenger door/front of the rear wheelarch?)....Much nicer than the blue one anyway (next to the doomed Granada Limo) which has those hideous chrome wheelaches....No doubt covering rust....And pretty drab alloys :(

 

E23 7-series looks remarkably like the one that was parked outside last time S.L (next to the cheap Merc S-class, Jag XJ40, and tatty Mini)....Maybe that's why it seems familiar to You....I thought I posted a pic of it, but I'm buggered if I can find it! :evil:

 

The "Carmichael" Discovery is very intriguing....But definately home made....The use of Disco 1 front wings, mated to Disco 2 bonnet/grille/headlamps certainly makes for some interesting panel gaps doesn't it? :shock: I'm sure it'll look great when it's finished though!

 

'Twas a bit of a beast in its day. 1000cc transverse straight-6, 100-plus bee aitch pee, about 250kg, and skinny '70s tyres - it was a proper man's bike. Second only to the Kawasaki Z1300, which had an even bigger straight-6 with even more power and weight. Both will keep up with modern sportsbikes in a straight line, but neither likes corners too much...

Love the '70s jap superbikes like the CBX, Z1300, and Big GS's with their big power and "hinged in the middle" handling....As You say, PROPER bikes, for REAL men!!!! :lol: Heard a story 'bout the Z1300 once....Apparently, if they were left running whilst on the sidestand for any length of time, the engine would seize due to oil starvation! :shock: Dunno if this is true, or merely myth!

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Moving back inside, rear lights on this were an item of discussion between Wuvvum and me - Lancia Beta Spyder the consensus reached

Could be. Zagato did both the Bristol 412 and the Beta Spider (spyder? never sure which is right) so perhaps they had a job lot of rear lights to get rid of :wink:

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