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4 hours ago, Schaefft said:

At the garden center today.

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That's a very late registered 2000. I know a lot of people here frown on minilites but they look good on there. Probably 15". What with that and the Witor exhaust I very much would. There is no car in the world that sounds better than a big Triumph with a Witor exhaust. I'll admit I've never heard a BRM H16 but certainly no road car. 

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On 08/03/2024 at 16:49, Zelandeth said:
On 06/03/2024 at 18:22, Aston Martin said:

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Well I guess that's one way to dodge speeding fines and ULEZ charges...

would be easy pickings for any properly clued up police officer or member of public to report

it really should have a temporary import Q plate 

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You must get temporary Q number plates from DVLA if you visit the UK for up to 6 months and either:

your number plates display numbers or letters that are not identifiable in the UK, for example Arabic script
your vehicle is not registered in its home country

 

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4 hours ago, NorthernMonkey said:

Currently on the upstairs of a bus (for the first time in 40 years) up in @Saabnut’s neck of the woods and spotted this glorious dealership!

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That lot were (at least when I used to be in the area ~10 years ago) an absolute bunch of crooks.  Avoid at all costs.

Admittedly, they didn't tend to have anything half as interesting looking in the yard back then, so maybe things have changed.

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3 hours ago, Saabnut said:

North of me in an area I rarely venture to (due to a fear of dragons) but will have to take a run up when the better weather arrives.

Kettle is on if you want a brew on the way back!

I thought about giving you a shout but it was a bit of a flying visit on public transport as I couldn’t be bothered with a 17hr drive! Train to Aberdeen via Glasgow, bus to Turriff, ten minute job then reverse. Currently speeding through the countryside towards Glasgow again on Scotrails finest!

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I thought there was a thread for 'historic spottings' but I can't find it so I'll put these here

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My local area in the late 80s, before they put a roundabout in to replace the staggered junction pictured. Some pretty hot chode in those pics! Is the pale green car in pic #2 an Alfa Arna, or a Nissan Cherry?

Interestingly* the roundabout has been remodelled again recently.

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I went to Rome on a press trip earlier in the week, and had enough time to go car spotting in the city!

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No first generation Pandas with the off-set grille, I'm afraid - though this late 80s 1000 Super was incredibly stuff-free by Roman standards.

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Good to know there are still plenty of Fiat 500s around the city. Is that an early Panda door mirror?

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The modern day version of the 500 is undoubtedly the Ami. They are literally everywhere over the city with all manner of orange or green stickers on them, but I do like the boggo trim-less version.

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Not so many French cars in Rome, but this early Twingo certainly caught my eye.

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As did this Lancia Kappa, a car I don't think I've ever actually seen in the flesh before. 

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But my favourite find of the day was probably this Alfa Romeo 75, a posh family saloon that still didn't come with a passenger door mirror!

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On 17/03/2024 at 10:55, Stanky said:

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My local area in the late 80s, before they put a roundabout in to replace the staggered junction pictured. Some pretty hot chode in those pics! Is the pale green car in pic #2 an Alfa Arna, or a Nissan Cherry?

 

Nissan Sunny 1.5GL (or SGL) Coupe

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