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On 5/8/2019 at 11:57 AM, Datsuncog said:

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

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Crusty Caprice...

 

 

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?

 

A Lendrum and Hartman right hand drive Caprice - a rare car. Sad to see it in this state. 

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Some spots from a Dutchland tractor show. The Dat was in front me going in 

to the car park so I had a quick chat. One owner, 70k but not as good as the photos

suggest. Still, good to see. The yank tank was shonky with dents, dings and rust.

The 205 was nearly mint but a daily none the less.

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And then there were these. A Simca ice cream pickup. Had a chat with the lady

that was doing the selling and her father bought it new and made it as it is now.

All original except for the ice cream bit, obvs. Lovely, eh?

And an Wartburg. Didn't realise there was

a Wartburg scene. I think the owner might be trying to start one.

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Felicia Pacific with Fun alloys. Very colourful. IMG_20190514_134337.thumb.jpg.7b450603e1ad16dd30979ca520c154fe.jpgWell, three alloys anyway. IMG_20190514_134350.thumb.jpg.debfd15c3e77faa01b40b6d07b5e8f22.jpg

The Pacific was a special edition with bright blue seats and door trims but they've taken it one stage further here and painted the dashboard blue to match. IMG_20190514_134425.thumb.jpg.75fadb9a35e37d517290a9edea0dfe01.jpg

 

Rather more tasteful (though I'd rather have the Felicia). IMG_20190514_135759.thumb.jpg.3ac059982f5276e23214127f70c9b5f2.jpg

 

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Pretty sure the 3-litre was safe after a chat with the owner. I might go back and knock on the door regarding the Oxford, quite apart from it being a reasonable looking and locally registered example I've never seen one registered as late as that before. Less than half a mile from where I took that picture there's a one-family from new 16/60 that's been sitting in the open for at least fifteen years. They've no interest in it or in selling it. What can you do? 

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Parked up in the campsite next to a bit of a rolling stereotype.

Lowered suspension: Check.

Banded wheels: Check.

Rattle can paint: Check.

Bonnet muff: Check.

"Sports" steering wheel: Check.

Sure the owners are lovely people, but the degree to which modifications on VW vans can be predicted still makes me roll my eyes a little.

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These were in the corner of a local lock-up I just visited. 

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I was chasing a 1971 Karmann Ghia Coupe (that was actually a 1969) with just under 30k on the clock, two owner, no rust car. 

Obviously, it was gone by the time I got there. 😩

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On 5/17/2019 at 10:34 PM, Amishtat said:

Don't often see a four door or a pre-facelift, and this is the oldest I've seen in ages bar none. Doubt it's got much of a future though 

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MoT is up soon, but no mention of rust in the last couple.

Where did you see it?  Note under the wiper (with my number on!)  if you think its future is uncertain.

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2 hours ago, RobT said:

MoT is up soon, but no mention of rust in the last couple.

Where did you see it?  Note under the wiper (with my number on!)  if you think its future is uncertain.

Don't fancy rescuing a certain 1.4 that's been sleeping in Swadlincote eh? ;)

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Interesting to see that Cavalier up in Norfolk, it lives (or perhaps used to live) not far away from me. The guy paid £650 for it in 2014 and was his third Cavalier in a row so obvs a fan of 'em.

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EDIT: Just had a quick look at the auctioneers website, they don't appear to sell motors. Maybe it's up there on holiday.

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1 hour ago, davocano said:

Interesting to see that Cavalier up in Norfolk, it lives (or perhaps used to live) not far away from me. The guy paid £650 for it in 2014 and was his third Cavalier in a row so obvs a fan of 'em.

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EDIT: Just had a quick look at the auctioneers website, they don't appear to sell motors. Maybe it's up there on holiday.

That's good news, it  looked a bit sad and neglected when I saw it the other day so I assumed it was just being run into the ground. Nice to be wrong! Literally can't remember the last time I saw one on an F. 

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