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A few finds from the other day:

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We'll start with a very tasty Metro 1.1L. Pretty early one this, rolling out the dealership around 3 or 4 months after they launched.

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Next up is this not so nice Citroen AX Elation. It's been off the road since 2012 and is most likely incredibly rusty on the inside. Nevertheless it was a cool spot.

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Next up a first generation Discovery with the wrong grille... But wait! It's a moderately rare 3 door variant. Don't know how many of these were made actually...

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Now time for a very shite scene - a Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback (or was it a Kamback) with square lights and a rather late Citroen ZX - the Xsara launched under a month after it was first taxed.

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And finally, the true meaning of Autoshite: a grim camping holiday.

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5 hours ago, MiniMort said:

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Now time for a very shite scene - a Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback (or was it a Kamback) with square lights and a rather late Citroen ZX - the Xsara launched under a month after it was first taxed.

Wow, that's a Brazilian 1600 Variant! Quite a different beast from the European Type 3 - apart from the unique styling, the underpinnings were a sort of mishmash of Type 1 and Type 3 - they built them into the 1980s (in slightly restyled form). It would take a serious VW-licker to import on from South America - but I doubt you'll ever see another. Great spot!

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1 hour ago, bigstraight6 said:

I’m on holiday in sunny Cyprus at the moment, I’ve only the one spot so far near to where we are staying but it’s quite notable in the shape of a couple of seemingly abandoned motors, the Merc is immaculate under the dust......

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Cyprus seems to have loads of cars brought over from Britain to do nothing other than deteriorate in the sun.

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43 minutes ago, Dirk Diggler said:

I actually haven't seen an original Irish one of these since the mid 90's; really thought they were extinct here; this was immaculate and a really lovely nostalgic sight ?

 

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Decades since I've seen red plates. Hopefully that's not off to the scrappers.

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1 hour ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Decades since I've seen red plates. Hopefully that's not off to the scrappers.

Didn't look as such; Datsun was really very clean and the SEC on the back of the truck looked mid restoration and not rotten. Actually would love to know that Cherry's tale; they were really a common thing here that had disappeared by the mid 90's; the wheel arches and inner arches on this were absolutely mint and somehow original looking.

 

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Not at all shite but an unexpected thing to see being used as an car on a wet morning. 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith by James Young, originally owned by George Formby. Kudos to the owner for actually driving it.

339 LNX - 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

 

And a Bentley a few days later. They really are classy old things aren't they?

NFO 946 - 1954 Bentley R-type

 

Saw this Saab a few years ago, good to know it's still around

A91 NUD - 1984 Saab 900 Turbo

 

Hot rod sounded lovely

Ford hot rod

 

Jag with an unusual reg

OO 643 - 1968 Jaguar Mark II 3.4

 

Imperial wedding taxi thing, see 'Cars you didn't know existed'

LIG 4631 - 1997 Imperial Landaulette

 

The second Pontiac Trans Sport I've seen, both UK registered from new

J797 LDL - 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3100 SE

 

 

 

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Anyone spotting in Lancs?

And know any more about this one? :- 
HUM 154
✗ Untaxed
Tax due: 
1 May 2009
Incorrect tax status?
MOT
No results returned
Incorrect MOT status?
Interesting that it shows Date of first registrationMarch 1994
& Date of last V5C (logbook) issued10 April 2008
Last seen in Colne, Lancashire

Apparently HUM***G is an age related issue That would explain the late date of first registration.

It's an EU import in cumulus grey. Possibly from Portugal.

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More spotting! Hoorah!!!

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We start with an MG ZT-T Monogram which looked very nice if a little... loud.

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Next up, a Lotus Excel. Some classy shite, I'm sure you'll agree

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Not so classy but still very cool is this 1986 2CV in this 'custom' paint style. 

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Then we have two Volvo 700 series estates, both of which have the early 90s facelift.

 

 

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On 9/3/2020 at 7:48 AM, MiniMort said:

 

 

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Next up a first generation Discovery with the wrong grille... But wait! It's a moderately rare 3 door variant. Don't know how many of these were made actually...

300 series discoverys came out on the L reg. I owned one around 2007/8 ish in 3 door form. Now own an N reg 3 door.... still a rusty pile of crap. 

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Today's stuff what I spotted:

Lamborghini Urraco is unexpected

VGN 6M - 1974 Lamborghini Urraco P250

A different white Saab from the same year, what are the chances?

B841 EJH - 1984 Saab 900i

Low-mileage giffer Metro in Nightfire Red

R763 AKX - 1997 Rover 111 Ascot SE

This beige Golf is delightful and not remotely scened - it was going to the tip with a load of sacks on the back seat.

SNO 265W - 1980 Volkswagen Golf 1.1 L

 

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