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On 7/29/2020 at 1:45 PM, Tadhg Tiogar said:

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You can see where CHYRSLER got their styling for the 180.....they robbed it off the English

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On 7/29/2020 at 10:17 PM, eddyramrod said:

I have to take issue with you there Dan, and say: PA Cresta!  P5B is a good second choice thought, roughly equal with a Stag or TR6.

 

Meanwhile, spotted in Barrow...

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Gorgeous.  I do hope it has something up front to back up those drainpipes!

Looks like the owner had the car painted WITH the dint in the top front N/S wing?  paint overit looks perfect tho.  Nice Capri, anyone know Rover or Ford V8 shoehorned in or maybe Chevy 350 ??  (too much bling tho imop)

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I did think that myself, I must admit. But there was evidence of recentish work around the back axle area, so I assume it's taking its' sweet time to settle down. Either that or the keel fin on the surfboard is made of pure dark matter...

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5 hours ago, noseypoke said:

Looks like the owner had the car painted WITH the dint in the top front N/S wing?  paint overit looks perfect tho.  Nice Capri, anyone know Rover or Ford V8 shoehorned in or maybe Chevy 350 ??  (too much bling tho imop)

If it was a Capri I would agree with you!  It's not though, it's a Classic.  (/Anorak)

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I first saw this cutting through Dorking high street a few years back and never forgot it.

The artwork  (can't call it graphics) is most impressive,faded Martini Racing stripes with added scuffs and dirt really sets it apart from just another ''belly button" Porsche.

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On 7/22/2020 at 3:08 PM, jonny69 said:

Halfords car park. Purple bug behind it belongs to a guy that works there. Not the original builder, but a long-term owner. 

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Pretty sure I saw this yesterday pulling a trailer full of shite. Old electric cooker in the back and other rammel :D

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duns kelso area today mk1 tina with greenflash down the the side

seen twice - once on the move and i was moving so no pic

then heading back here and saw it again parked outside a pub in a village

didnt clock the reg so no idea if it was real or not

also going to eyemouth earlier missed the turn into the place - did a u at a junction at the next village and a us spec (separate square headllights) W126 passed me

 

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A few recent spots:

Merc W116:

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BMW E30:

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Holden HZ Ute:

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Abandoned XE Falcon with period bodykit:

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Merc W123:

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1971 Alfa Romeo GT Junior 1750, I was talking to the owner, nice bloke. We chatted about the vintage Alfas we've spotted around our local area:

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A Dyane I stumbled upon on a dog walk, made my day seeing this:

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As well as a nice Corolla E70 not far from it:

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Volvo 240 next to a very rare Opel Astra from the short period when we had Opels sold in Australia:

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Valiant AP6 with some nice mag wheels:

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Volvo 244 GL:

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Along with another AP6:

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I wouldn’t normally take a photo of an Astra G, but two more or less identical 18 year old cars parked next to each other seemed too good to miss. 

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Both 02 plates, both LS spec, even the same alloys! 

This is the sort of thing you see in Herefordshire. This era of car isn’t even considered particularly old round there.

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On 7/31/2020 at 3:26 PM, CreepingJesus said:

Not really shite, but...hnnnnnghhh so much wantage. So much.

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The first vehicle I ever drove was one of these in white.  A few years later I got alarmingly large amounts of air when I bit a hump back bridge at a significant speed... something that heavy should not be able to spend that much time in the air.

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First four by that I drove on the road was a white LWB Frontera, which had just been fitted with proper mud pluggers, so it looked the part in the showroom. Coming back, I had a moment when some tosser stopped without indicating, to turn across traffic: it was hit them or the parked cars on my left, I didn't think the Frontera had the brakes or handling for the 40mph swerve. It proved me wrong and crawled through the gap with aplomb! 

Come to think of it, I haven't seen a Frontera in a while. 

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13 minutes ago, The Vicar said:

This passed me on the motorway today, just outside Dublin

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Is that a ship's mast? LOL

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Some absolute crackers turning up lately! They make what I've seen look a bit disappointing but nonetheless here's a few interesting things that were out and about at the weekend. Particularly pleased to snap the Granada as I've seen it around a few times and it looks mint.

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F525 SFE - 1988 Ford Granada 2.9i Scorpio by Adam Floyd, on Flickr 

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F525 SFE - 1988 Ford Granada 2.9i Scorpio by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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F267 OUD - 1989 GMC Jimmy T-15 by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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KYN 36 - 1949 Riley RMB 2.5-litre by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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N484 JMB - 1996 Chevrolet Astro Royal Star by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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R705 BNG - 1997 Volvo 940 Torslanda LPT by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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D407 LUB - 1987 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 CL estate by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

And this has turned up opposite my sister's house. Still plenty about but this is the oldest I've seen lately.

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B727 JRM - 1985 Fiat Ducato Merlin by Adam Floyd, on Flickr

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