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Unexpected discoveries at some 'urban salvage' yard in a Belfast industrial estate over the weekend there.

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Crusty Caprice...

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Stripped and clear-coated Ford Pop shell.

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Mini-based Scamp kit car?

All are for sale, albeit probably at a price equivalent to some nations' GDP.

 

Why is it that hipsters can afford £6,000 bicycles but not afford socks?

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Today's spots from Banbury.

Bit frilly round the edges, but nice to see still in use Rover.

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Then something I'd not realised I haven't seen in forever.

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I remember these little Hyundai vans popping up like dasies in the late 90s, at least around Aberdeen.  Can't for the life of me remember when I last saw one though.

Best bit?  The interior is every bit as green as the outside, even the dash top.

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Went out to the country for work, but the job was cancelled. So took the opportunity to take a few snaps on the way back. 

So many treasures hidden away in the Midwest of the US...

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no idea what this is...^^^

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or that...^^^

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Other than the FJ, I can’t say I know any of the above...

 

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Mystery cars - 1930s one I think is a Plymouth or Dodge, two-tone green and yellow one is a circa 1955 Pontiac, and brown one at bottom is a 1951 or 1952 DeSoto eight passenger model, which probably started life as a taxi or hotel courtesy car - these had a set of jump seats behind the front bench. 

Edit - cheating via Google Images, top one is a 1938 Chevrolet, most likely a Master Deluxe. 

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Kind of cheating, but these were in the ‘world of ferrari’ Garage in my little town. 

Elements of a Ferrari 250 but not sure exactly what it is - other than probably bloody expensive.

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Think that’s an old Jag in the background. Sorry for the through the window shots. I don’t earn enough to step inside...

still have an old Lotus for sale too  with another Jag behind that.

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Saw this beauty rolling in to the petrol station, wandered over for a gander (waiting for the AA to pick up a very unwell Freeloader) and realised it's the same car I went to have a look at up in Doncaster either in 2003 or 2004. Still got the photos I took at the time somewhere. Anyway, what a pleasure to see it not just surviving but evidently cherished. 

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The local transport festival is on this weekend and I'd blagged a couple of free tickets so have some pictures.

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The castle gate isn't huge so this beauty had to wait outside.

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Views from the tower

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Don't remember seeing an SZ before

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Fuck knows what this was

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For your 70s detective dreams

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I've got to try one of these

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Or one of these

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This was at the first Hubnut meet

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I tried to overhear a tale about this 105 year old relic but the small one talked louder.

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This was very special

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Another traction engine spotted on the way home

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French van chod. There was a beer festival at Bursledon Brickworks, where I keep the bus, yesterday. This was outside selling pizzas. 

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I took the picture from this side so it still looked more like a van. It's still on French plates. I started chatting to the owner and he brought it back from France eight weeks ago and it was converted from a mobile deli so it already was a food van so it hasn't been completely bastardised like the legion of Citroen H vans you see trying to sell coffee on the South Bank. 

 

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15 minutes ago, NorfolkNWeigh said:

I'm pretty sure it's compulsory for every French village and small town to have at least one of these Pugs ( or maybe an ancient Renault Master) serving Pizzas and/or Kebabs in the main square from dusk till midnight.

Good lord,  do the French eat Pizzas and Kebabs nowadays? That will never do :)

Recently, whilst in the land of the yellow nylon gilet I did buy baguettes from an ancient H van, still doing its rounds of the villages. 

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