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Went to Louth in deepest Linconshire,  against all advice form some parties in this parish.... Saw plenty of tat and 2 bucket specials going to shows only managed to pap a couple though.

Spot of the day was a matt black 55 or 56 Chevy in pro street format just outside Lincoln

We waved at this bloke. a couple of times. Must have thought we had an allegro licking problem.

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Swear I have seen this or its ilk on the Blue forum...

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Unexpected sight the other morning.

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Not really optimal pics - but I had a coffee in one hand and half a croissant in the other when this giffer-piloted lump of GDR beigeness hove into view along the Shore Rd, so I reckon I did alright to crack off a few snaps under the circumstances...

 

Have a bonus Saab 900S and all.

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Oof, dem wheels...

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6 minutes ago, Datsuncog said:

Unexpected sight the other morning.

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Not really optimal pics - but I had a coffee in one hand and half a croissant in the other when this giffer-piloted lump of GDR beigeness hove into view....

Common Stasi fleet car, I understand.....

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1 hour ago, Floatylight said:

Spotted in Bury St Edmund's, had a quick chat with the owner who is a mobile storyteller, just clocked over 500k miles!c1d69ed1cbcbef634604aee96fd98675.jpgba15e1ef22222d5d3731193048c79d71.jpg

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Quite a few CXs, mine included, have this weird problem with the offside lip of the bonnet lid. At about 50mph, air rushes under the lip, causing that side of the lid to lift. I see this Safari may have the same problem.

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I honestly can't remember seeing one of these since whenever it was between 2001-5 that we sold one at the garage I used to work at.

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Always confused me that they were torn apart so much by the motoring press for being hideously ugly, far beyond any technical shortcomings - the glacially slow acceleration being a major one.

I always felt that contrary to popular opinion that the Musso was a really handsome looking thing.  Far more so than most of the big off roaders of the time.  Still stand by that opinion too.  Even though the Musso is the exception...I agree with the masses that a large portion of their portfolio is downright  nightmare fuel from a stylistic standpoint.

Only real gripe I can remember from the driver's seat was that the diesel engine was about a litre too small.  It felt painfully sluggish even compared to the clapped out Metro I had at the time that ran on about 3.5 cylinders.

The petrol version now...that on the other hand was bonkers.  Especially with how softly sprung they are, the thing would virtually stand on the rear bumper if you went near the throttle.

Other than that I really can't remember seeing anything which would have caused me concern...it was comfy, well equipped and while not exactly been from granite like an 80s Volvo nothing felt like it was overly fragile.  Recall we had a Disco in at the same time which had less kit on, far higher mileage and in worse condition...yet it sold for more than double what the Musso did.

Guy who bought it loved it too. Used to see it every year for a service until I left the garage.

Being honest, it's a vehicle I had totally forgotten about until this afternoon.  Have added it to the potential future dog-friendly daily runabouts for if I ever decide to move on the Xantia.  Cherokee is probably still at the top of that list, with some variant of an ocean liner sized tank station wagon at number two...but the list of other options is growing now!

Never knew these got smoked tail lights at some point.  Suits that colour I think.

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Just now, lanciamatt said:

That thema is a rarity these days. Quick cars them turbos. 

The Thema's wheels look slightly too small for it. Probably Delta wheels. Another inch on the diameter would make it more in proportion.

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I see this Uno around quite often, it was a rainy day and the single wiper was having to work hard, I think the design has held up well.

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Fiesta, where have all these gone? Serck plates ftw.

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Aronde was mint, brush painted 305 less so, it looked like it was still working hard though.

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Fire appliance and Vauxhalls above are at a place in Suffolk, there's a bird of prey center there, worth a visit to see the flying displays, if that's your thing.

The cab framework on the Bedford is made of timber, I like to think it's Ash, in an ironic way.

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I couldn't tell if the lady in the sidecar was trying to protect herself from the breeze or just covering her face from embarrassment. The rider had a fair lick on, I struggled to catch up in my van.

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I've seen this a couple of times locally now, my grandad had a 1.8 years ago, it made an odd whining noise that I know now to be a worn diff!

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Above five taken at a local show, it started small but has grown in size and quality over the years. The Ginneta is a favourite of mine. The AX was mint, mega low mileage, unmodified and showroom fresh.

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