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

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The continuing saga:

 

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This did a lap of the ring with the header in full operation!

 

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Lots of tractors there, 150+ I think? The latter was a bit mad, had an ex-MF combine V8 (Perkins?) and various bits of D-series lorry.

 

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Been a while since I'd seen a Midi.

 

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This was a turbodiesel. I do think these Carltons are very nicely-styled.

 

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Looks spot-on.

 

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I can't help thinking this would look absolutely perfect behind my Laurel. Next year, maybe...

 

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Bought at the show, beautiful downtown Swaffham (where Kingdom is filmed). The 120Y was registered PNG818R and died in 1987.

 

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Cracking-looking 800.

 

There was an excellent range of stuff at this show, we really enjoyed it. Might stay over next year, as ScrapMan and family did this year.

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Ace spost SL! Love the V8 tractor, I imagine that would be a Perkins. I wonder what car you could fit one of those in. Maybe a Jag XJ12 or soemthing.that 800 is top notch also, rare to see one with all the bits of trim lining up correctly! It looks GR8.

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On we go. This lot from Norfolk Gala Day, early Spetember.

 

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This looked just right, chrome 8-spokes the period budget choice to a set of slotmags.

 

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I liked this Ventora.

 

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Lovely clean Marina, excellent original plates.

 

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Run by a Norwich scrapyard specialising in older stuff.

 

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Non-Superlite/big spotlight/quarter-bumper equipped sporting Mk1 2dr!

 

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For Dollywobbler. Anyone know what's the name of this?

 

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For Fred #1.

 

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Cracking Viva 2300. Bit of a Q-car in its day?

 

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Bit different from the usual CF ambulance.

 

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This looked great. Don't often see the Cargo as a tractor unit.

 

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This comes from pretty local to me and I sometimes have the pleasure of seeing it hauling grain or sugarbeet.

 

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In more appropriate condition to us.

 

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Don't see these Vanettes so often nowadays. Spanish-built, you know.

 

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Hurrah! My old Starlet.

 

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For Fred #2.

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Non-Superlite/big spotlight/quarter-bumper equipped sporting Mk1 2dr!

 

 

 

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For Fred #2.

Hey that Escort's proper nice, just how I like them.

 

The Transit bus reminds me of the ones we got in Beverley when I was a kid in '85 exactly the same as that for local town service. I remember them vividly lined up in the market place on the first day of service when any trip was 1p!

 

One time me and a mate decided we wouldn't get off at our stop and spend a bit of time going up and down the route - we got a right bollocking from the driver :lol:

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Update with a few more recent finds and sightings:

 

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Yay! I met a Toyota dealer in the week, he said his father regards the Camry as the best car Toyota has ever made. I desperately hope after Christmas I'll have the cash to pick one up.

 

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For sale at £34,500! I wonder how many Morrison's customers were tempted? Owner had probably popped in to make sure he got some of those "Buy 1 Get 2 Free" Pringles.

 

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Living the dream.

 

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OK, so the SL was a cracking-looking car but this Carlton estate is the best thing I think I've seen in ages. DVLA says it's a 1986 2.2, I say it's utterly delightful. Vauxhall did a great job with this facelift.

 

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A fairly typical sight for me, as the farmers are always hauling stuff into the local metal yard. This 205 was a panel van.

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Oops, didn't mean to submit just then. Some more...

 

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This Mk4 was pretty clean, though rot evident on one of the arches. An '89, same as my Bluebird.

 

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I want to live here and/or own this place! Within half a mile of a route I've been driving on for years, in a very desolate area of north Suffolk on the edge of a WWII airfield. Long may it remain like this. I think the garage business has moved to newer/larger buildings behind it, I imagine they get some interesting stuff coming into them. I've been daydreaming about what it was like 30-40 years ago.

 

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This 323F GLX was very clean.

 

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Hirst alert! I think the elderly driver may have clocked that I was taking a picture of his car, and not the buildings behind as I was badly pretending to.

 

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I see so few of the facelift versions around of these that I didn't realise how the rear lights had got bigger. That being the case, I'd rather have an earlier one as the skinny back lights were what I remember about them even when new.

 

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Compare and contrast with the other 1.6GL I saw recently. That was OK, but this one looked super-clean and much nicer in metallic blue.

 

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Another E-reg survivor. This one not so tidy though.

 

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Hang on, have I stepped back in time to 1988? All the above seen within a few minutes of each other. This sharp-looking BX lists as a 16v. I still haven't done anything about that white one...

 

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Got a photo of this from a couple or so years ago with my Accord 3dr. Good to see the Serck plate on the back (sadly had a modern replacement on the front).

 

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I reckon these would still make a good daily. Shame about the rot.

 

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Oddball '95 Charade with unhealthy amount of colour-coding.

 

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My turn to see the 323 which ChinaTom recently posted on here.

 

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Taken a photo here before. Some stuff new, others still not shifted, They seem to be even more into Minors now. Some may find the Probe of more interest...

 

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This is on a C-plate. I think the Citroen van in the background was briefly stuck up on a pole for advertising purposes, but it looks like someone objected.

 

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Rare to see now, and my recollection is that the vans were never quite so common as the pickups.

 

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Having never seen this before, I then saw it twice in the same day.

 

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I think the Mk5/6 Escorts are fairly horrid devices, but must admit that the RS2000 wasn't bad. This one looked to be a belter.

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Taken a photo here before. Some stuff new, others still not shifted, They seem to be even more into Minors now. Some may find the Probe of more interest...

 

Nice little Wolseley 1300 sandwiched in between the Minors etc.

 

Must be this one :-

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... pool-ad016

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That carlton estate is buff! Top spot.There is a RS2000 in Basingstoke which is similar, i might try and grab a picture of it soon. Its the facelifted front end one though.Those two MKIV escorts have identical twins round here, I presume the colours were popular. Along with olympic blue of course.

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VWP, i think the RS2000 you have got a picture of there is an earlier one, MKV prefacelift, which would mean around 1991? I might be wrong but the front end is the same as the XR3i of the same period and i know they changed post facelift.

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From the last couple of months, reasonably productive now I see them all together:

 

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Looked tidy, old-ish couple owners.

 

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Sorry I couldn't get a photo of the front end...

 

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Minus snow, the sight that greets me every day as I step out the front door or glance up from the PC.

 

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Going back in time a bit here, 20+ years ago. Stepdad owned this, and surely a beige 924 has to be on these pages?

 

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And here he is with one of his earlier cars. Back to the present day...

 

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Baleno saloon. Will surely be extinct in a few years' time?

 

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Bluebird on the day I sold it to Pandamonium. Such a clean car, defintely one of my best buys.

 

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Not sure if this is counting as a best buy yet. But I do like it, and as long as the garage don't find anything too awful on it when it goes in for a service then I'll gradually work through the issues as it's a car I want to keep for a while. Wuvvum, might need to talk to you about my old estate soon, it might be useful...

 

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A not-so-common JDM import.

 

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GTII, non-scene roofbars? Horrible day.

 

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Best shot Mrs SL could get as we overtook this. Might not look too exciting from here, so...

 

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Here it is seen at a show. Great to see it still working, it was on the beet run to the factory at Bury St Edmunds.

 

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Probably should have put this on the number plates thread.

 

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Thanks to stepdad for these photos too, he's also useful on the current stuff. If you're keen and look back far enough you should see this on different wheels when it was parked on another local driveway.

 

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Nautoshite seen on a rather bleak day in The Fens.

 

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Mystery car, best photo I could get. Peugeot 204 estate?

 

More to come...

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Low-spec looking BX.

 

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Firebirds. DVLA says the '80s one is a 2.8.

 

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If you're going to visit The Fens, may as well go when it looks like this. Not just odd-cabbed tractors this place, Land Rover LWB visible too...

 

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Hello, what's that in the shed?

 

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Rusty!

 

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This warranted three photos I thought.

 

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Again, the keener of you may recall a shot of the back of this that I took before.

 

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Sinister.

 

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Had I been a minute earlier you'd have seen a shot of this G-reg Thema parked up, but once I'd parked and ran around the corner I saw it drive off and this was the best I could do. Trigger will recognise the location with the rather impressive viaduct in the background.

 

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MoT-patched sill notwithstanding, this early small-light Micra looked tidy.

 

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This place needs buying and for it to sell our sort of rubbish.

 

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More tractor shite. I'm sure these Zetros were imported by the Skoda people. Black and silver plate on a T-reg, must've still been legal for them?

 

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And finally, another one dserving of trois photos. LHD, DVLA says only imported last year. Saw it driving along later, yellow lights glowing. Excellent.

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Three months since an update?! I'll try and stick to pre-85, as I've been lucky in seeing a lot of stuff recently. This update may come in several instalments. Captions might be minimal/non-existent, but as intelligent people you'll suss most of them I hope, and can ask if you want to know more.

 

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2003 Isuzu Jeepney.

 

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Posted before, better shots this time. This guy lives Pog's dream.

 

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4-door!

 

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Shiny.

 

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This appears on ARonline.

 

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Ex-Felixstowe docks.

 

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Note the sign.

 

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Chap offered me this, for £14k. Thanks, but...

 

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Golf cabrio's are haunting me at the moment. This is the oldest of a few I've seen.

 

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Seemed pretty shite to me.

 

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Michiel correctly helped me identify this as a 1960 Dodge Seneca, apparently the entry-level model in the Dart range. Wonderful to see on a high street.

 

This only takes me back to mid-April, a lot more to follow...

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That Econoline on an M plate. Imported then? Surely its older than that? I dunno just looks like an older model. Brilliant van in any case.The Jag 420 (or is it a Daimler?) looks spanking!

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DVLA lists the Econoline as ’73, imported in 2005 I think. 5-litre apparently.

 

I think the 420 you mentioned is a Daimler Sovereign. The green one on wires? It did look very smart, though I noticed some odd paint colours when I looked back at my photos. See below for something even nicer in that vein.

 

Onwards with a few more...

 

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My favourite of the four 1960s Jaguars/Daimlers seen in the space of three days.

 

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Note the completely accidental fluke spot in the background.

 

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Breaking my pre-85 rule, but it’s a Camry and it’s my prerogative. Chap was as keen on it as I am mine.

 

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Later, but worthy of inclusion here.

 

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Have another old Renault while we’re at it.

 

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Rusty Marshall sold for £1650.

 

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Previously used as a gun bus on shoots, it would seem.

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