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Humber Hawk/ Super Snipe/ Imperial circa 1966/67.

My money is on the Super Snipe.

Twin headlamp 3 litre six pot.

I had an Imperial some years ago. Glass partition etc.

Thrupp and Maberley stretch between the doors.

Nice pimpmobile....VERY strong.

Takes time to find the fuel filler on these motors.

Behind the reflector!

The n/s/f door still carries an IMPERIAL badge. It's in such a state that the A-pillars have rusted completely away from the bulkhead... Spare parts only I'm afraid!

 

Glad to see the Japanese stuff was of interest, here's something else that was found on my travels:

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Couldn't say exactly what it is; would the "GT R" badge on the grille be a red herring?

 

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Another Domino - complete with keys in the boot! - aaand a superb Transit mkII lwb (the ropey mkI Tranny on the first page of this thread photographed at Xmas is still there by the way)

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It's a Toyota Soarer, so why it has a Nissan Skyline GT-R badge is beyond me!Should have swiped the Domino keys, they're lovely cars!

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Full marks for imaginative use of a pop-up sunroof on the yellow Tranny!

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I want to go on holiday again! Jersey just soared to number 1 on the "I want to go there on my next holiday"-list, great stuff! That old blue thing's a post-war Hurg innit?

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I'd echo that comment of Michiels, what a great place for shite hunting.For some unfathomable reason I am starting to really like late Austin Metros in those funky primary colours. Good to see some original 80's Minis as well.Why do cars last longer there? - you commented that there's no MOT but most of your spots looked in good condition anyway.Are new cars comparatively expensive? or is there a high proportion of retirees perhaps, happy to trundle around in the bright yellow Metro they bought 20 years ago? I suppose low annual mileages must have something to do with it!P.S big black yank is a circa 1950 Buick.

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The low mileages/high coffin-dodger count theories explanations go some way towards explaining the amount of older tin knocking about. Other factors are the restricted speeds (40mph max) and the lack of salt on roads in winter, though the sea air goes some way towards offsetting that.

 

New stuff's always been a tad less expensive than in the UK mainly due to VAT not being charged, but nowadays there's a one-off "Vehicle Registration Duty" payable on importation and levied according to engine size. I believe there may be an exemption for vehicles over 20 years old though.

 

- there's little in the way of TRUE shite (late 1970s/early 1980s Renners and Jap tat) left but there's plenty more stuff to be bagged the next time I'm over, I only really stuck to the south coast on this visit.

 

My last day allowed for little more than the walk to the airport, but a few more motors of interest follow:

 

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The Daihatsu dealer on Jersey did well. Even managed to flog a few Sportraks in this colour

 

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LOADS of Charades this shape, but then again they must have built them until well into the 1990s so that's hardly surprising. This one a little more unusual however in that it's an unmolested GTti

 

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Tatty but original Sierra. Cars of this size few and far between; plenty of smaller stuff and a fair number of big BMs/Mercs/4x4s etc but traditional repmobiles never popular here.

 

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At last! a mk1 Fiesta, in very nice condition too.

 

EDIT: link to the Charade pic updated, that's what you get for trying to do everything "blind" on dial-up! Thanks Mr RegieRomeo, what on earth were you doing up at that time in the morning???

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The Daihatsu dealer on Jersey did well. Even managed to flog a few Sportraks in this colour

 

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LOADS of Charades this shape, but then again they must have built them until well into the 1990s so that's hardly surprising. This one a little more unusual however in that it's an unmolested GTti

I'll trade you one of the Sportracks for a pic of the Charade! :wink::lol:

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EDIT: link to the Charade pic updated, that's what you get for trying to do everything "blind" on dial-up! Thanks Mr RegieRomeo, what on earth were you doing up at that time in the morning???

No trouble, happy to point out others' mistakes as usual!

Err...well....sleep seems such a waste of time! 2 or 3 nights last week I didn't get to bed till 5am. Won't be long before I can no longer get away with that physically! By then not even Rocket Fuel coffee will rescue me! :shock:

 

I think people didn't pick up on these because you simply hit us with more pictures of shite then we could take in in such a short space of time!

 

I'm about to hit you all with a deluge of pictures taken in Belgium a week or so ago - nothing really spectacular, there didn't seem to be anything older than late 80s in everyday use. Feel free to point out my mistakes, I have to be able to take it if I'm gonna dish it out! :P

 

Any ideas...?!

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Has a front end profile like an old Iveco Daily?

 

Wish I'd photographed this at Christmas - the bumpers were visible back then :D

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R16!

 

Do I win?

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PS:

Thanks Mr RegieRomeo,

Eh-Eh, ya startin? I say, ya startin? Huh, huh? :x:wink:

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More shite sirs? Okaaaaay

 

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Let's get the mk2 Fiesta nonsense out of the way first

 

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Tidy mk3 Escy 3-dr est

 

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Capri looks to have sat for a fair while

 

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We discussed 4WD Sumos earlier - here's one

 

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Another case of number plate worth more (although not necessarily more desirable) than the car; impeccable taste in estates all the same

 

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I made mention of Space Cruiser twins before - someone must like 'em

 

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This tired looking 2 door Cav nevertheless appears to be in daily use

 

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Futureshite Corolla estate?

 

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Super good 'tatsu pick-up

 

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Dusty Harold (or is it a Vitesse?)

 

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Alongside, Polo Koop

 

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BX GiT

 

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Next to this UK-reg Bristol (ROB33L although the car is probably newer?)

 

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There's a good story behind this photo, I'll tell it after I've been down t'pub should anybody be interested enough :lol:

 

Off for drinkies now :)

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That old blue thing's a post-war Hurg innit?

It is a HRG, effectively a rival to the contemporary MG during the 1920s, although this example built I believe in 1950. Had no idea so few were built - probably got the highest survival rate of any 20th century car model (Except for the MGB, natch, of which 500,000 were built and 600,000 survive)

 

The stack of ice cream van bodies? (I've already typed this tale once then lost it after pressing the wrong key) Essentially - sequence of events is:

 

Authorities tipped off that fleet of prehistoric CFs is in cataclysmic condition

Vehicles inspected and condemned amid allegations of VIN fraud

(same number plates spotted on two different vans working simultaneously at opposite ends of island, hehe)

Bedford bits ripped out prior to owner seeking more "modern" chassis to transplant the remainder onto (in this case mk3 Transhits)You can still buy a 99 Flake from an elderly CF though! Just as you can in many parts of Britain I s'pose. I'll aim to obtain photographic evidence this weekend, if the weather holds :)

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The stack of ice cream van bodies? (I've already typed this tale once then lost it after pressing the wrong key) Essentially - sequence of events is:Authorities tipped off that fleet of prehistoric CFs is in cataclysmic conditionVehicles inspected and condemned amid allegations of VIN fraud(same number plates spotted on two different vans working simultaneously at opposite ends of island, hehe)Bedford bits ripped out prior to owner seeking more "modern" chassis to transplant the remainder onto (in this case mk3 Transhits)You can still buy a 99 Flake from an elderly CF though! Just as you can in many parts of Britain I s'pose. I'll aim to obtain photographic evidence this weekend, if the weather holds :)

How did you find that out? Is there a Jersey shite grapevine?

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Okay, so I went out to three parties Saturday night and got HAMMERED. Didn't have much luck with the girl hosting the last one so without a convenient bed to crash into, I decided to stay up and work off the booze by riding around to see what shite was parked up. Starting about 4.40am (!) when it was getting nicely light, nobody around at that time so uninhibitied tat-spotting. Gave up around 9am - saw so much that I'm having to split it into two sections (the next one to come later this week).

 

Going to have to do this in some sort of order, Photobucket's just been hit with 89 files this time round

 

Let's kick off with some pre facelift AXs

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Chicago special ed

 

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Scruffy GT

 

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14TZX, not many of these imported. Belonged to my music teacher 15 years ago and nice to see it still about. This one had the bonnet chevron badges turned upside down from new! :lol:

 

Clean Astra 16v GTE, original spec except for...

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Pov spec indicators! Nice.

 

75 quid 560SEC

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Resting Alto

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Suppose these must be shite nowadays, age indeterminate of course but must be an early one

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Salmon coloured Accent sneaking in for added interest

 

323 wagon. When did they stop doing these?

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3 door example with "Hella" style grille, in common with a surprising number of other Jersey motors

 

The hulk spotted last month turned out to be a...

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CF chassis cab by the looks of it

 

Here's a marginally smarter example

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Smart Cit C25 van

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Snuck into the scrapyard for some cheeky Sunday photos (yard closed but no fence to rear). More to come, for now these two Volvo trucks await their fate

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Yank van

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Yank pickup and 4x4 Tranny

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These maybe of interest to some?

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Loooooads of these Colts around, this faded example in company with a previously spotted Onion and...

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this well kept Bimmer

 

And heres another

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Now-rare Corollas

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Lovely Cortina Ghia auto

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Spot the clear indi lenses :lol:

 

Courier "Chairman" conversion I think its called, although my mate used the word "spaz-chariot" - I don't think you can get away with that sort of talk anymore

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Lots of these around. This shitty one was a great advert for its company owner who use it in the course of fitting blinds :roll:

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Like the Sumos they are tall but narrow therefore ideal for the island's many narrow lanes

 

This probably my spot of the YEAR so far. Big old Dat estate.

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Stickers on side window betray previous use as a taxi. I believe it saw occasional use in public service till very recently :shock: (or I may be confusing it with a white Toyota Crown estate of similar vintage if there were the two of them at one stage) :shock: it appears to be still in use and yes that is red insulation tape over most of the rear clusters :D

 

Another one I was after

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With a bonus spot later on, top top colour

 

Dusty but insured Escort, this is either a genuine RS turbo minus the stripes or a very very good replica.

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The multi-storeys are fertile shite hunting grounds although I couldn't be arsed to do more than two or three floors of each this time round :)

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Not what it seems

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Ford Festiva, does this pre-date the Mazda 121?

 

International tractor, someone here will like

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Jersey absolutely crawling with old tractors, especially for boat-twoing duties in the bays, but I wasn't going after them this time - not my specialist subject

 

Sad looking Justy

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Spoke to the owner, he still uses it and won't sell!

 

Badly tarted up MR2, bears all the hallmarks of modifying by the island's Portuguese community

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How's that for stereotyping :) True though

 

Tarp challenge

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I know not what it is but do have the J-number

 

Just look at the state of this 800 mk1 fastback

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This Honda version lasting better

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Till I found the big Dat wagon, this was top spot

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Y10 Fila special edition

 

The yellow Metro seen in May, still for sale, down from 1250 to 995 of your finest Channel Island pound notes :)

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With stylish but tatty Advantage and later model L version for good measure, as stated before I'm not going after Metros willy-nilly like I am with the mk2 Festers (see later)

 

More standard Minis

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The latter an automatic still bearing the window sticker and number plates of a long, long defunct secondary A-R dealer

 

Mid 1980s Mitsi pick-up truck, now dormant

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Another pic of last month's Sapporo find to show just how horrendously bad it really is

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Pretty ugly Mk3 Grandad

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Early Rangey

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Been off the road so long that it still displays a Jersey TAX DISC, which were phased out at the end of '93

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Very very well cared for, early 2-door Nova

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and later 5-door, like the Metros/Fiestas these were on the 1980s hire fleets so plenty still kicking about

 

Pink Panda

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(another probable former summer hire motor)

 

The only sort of roofrack that's acceptable on a Dub (to my mind)

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Prairie with chair-lift conversion

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Straight Renner 11

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One of two similar R25s I saw

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Beating the Y10 into third place for fave spot, this povo spec mk1 R5, 5-door

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keeping another Sumo company :D

 

How much rot!!!

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Original wheeltrims, though, respect

 

Me likey

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These more common on Jersey than elsewhere

 

Fairly elderly Sherpa

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ShiteAce

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Simmy

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Soobah estate

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XM looks inactive

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A few Twingos have made it across the 20 miles or so of sea from France

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Worryingly expensively-customised Tranner ambylance, the person who imported it from England says it has a 3 litre V6 running on LPG

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I've got luv for yoo [if y'were born in the Eighties, the 80s]

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2nd one down is a dealer edition of which there were millions on the island by 1989. 3rd one sadly a t-bone victim in the breakers yard. 4th from bottom the twin of the one spotted earlier in the week. Grey-blue modified one is apparently a 2 litre Zetec from Mundaneo

 

Tis all for today but there IS more ready to come!!

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Very absorbing stuff. The Festiva thing is a left hooker so god only knows which country that came from, I had always thought they ended up in Europe as Mazdas and nothing else. The Sapparo has an interesting grill too, I cannot recall whether I seen cars in the UK with those.

 

The Datsun 280C Cedric is a find and a half. Odd thing about that is lack of rear wipers. Care to figure this one out Nigel?

 

 

 

I saw that Dodge van at Stoneleigh classic and sports car show a few years ago.....

 

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with this...

 

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Which as sir nick sez, is a Fiat 131.

 

 

Liking that white renner 5 too. Top work!

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Difficult to know where to look!The Cedric estate is a 260C (330), my UK brochure shows they didn't get rear wipers, or any form of adornment on the massive chrome bumpers. Saloons and the later 280C estate (also 330, different grille) variously got overriders and/or bits of rubber on the corners.

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Top detective skills on that fiat rallycar, it was indeed j51131, if you look in the background you will see a silver car that also appears behind the dodge van. :)

 

Jersey used to have some "Anglo American" auctions late 80s-early 90s, which accounts for some of the more bizarre stuff on the roads, used to be a lot of cast-off vehicles used for type approval purposes apparently. Something to do with the Jersey SVA test being easier to pass than the UK equivalent.

 

Don't remember any CF2 ice cream vans on Jersey, they were all very early mark 1 examples far as I can tell!

 

Here's another big batch from last week - less "shite" in many ways but still shitey...

 

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made reference before to the Portuguese community's idea of "styling"... this sad 190D emphasises the point

 

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Nice 924.

 

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Just right near my parents' house - I recognise the 2500S but the other car is a bit old for me - someone enlighten please?

 

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GTA! Smert. Sunny saloon creeping into the picture too

 

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More from the scrapyard

 

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Side view of the same pile, what a waste of reusable parts.

 

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Nissan van surely too new to be "end-of-life" already.

 

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If Jersey people throw stuff like this away it makes you wonder how there's so much older stuff still on the road.

 

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Lots of hours of sunshine over here, which has flattened the paint of this tiddly 'Zuki considerably

 

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and indeed this newish Charade - that's not just sunlight reflecting off the bonnet - it really has become practically white

 

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Borderline classic?

 

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Wonder if this will appear on J plates shortly.

 

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Just what were Skoda thinking when they came up with these

 

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This coach may be nearly new, but trust me they are shite - apparently they are pretty much a clone of the Leyland Swift which itself was heavily based on the mid 1980s Roadrunner truck. Bodywork built in Leicester!!

 

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Mini based tat

 

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Escort mk4 corner - still bloody loads everywhere I look. Pair of Ghias, first one in that colour, second an automatic next to the uniquely Jersey parking sign, then two special edition cabrios which are nice because if they were UK cars they'd no doubt have been modified to pieces by now.

 

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Badges say GT6, can anybody tell me more?

 

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Sporty looking Ibiza; sadly missed a nice mk1 System Porsche example

 

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More tape needed on this dog eared Jug XJ40

 

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Merc Cooooooop (engine size unknown)

 

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Opel version of the Carlton - high J number suggests recently imported

 

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Early, garishly-kitted Aeroback looks to be laid up.

 

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More rallycar nonsense with added fibreglass wings

 

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Institute of Advanced Motorists badge looks odd on French reg R200 - was only later I realised it's actually RHD

 

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Quite possibly the world's shittiest fleet of Hire cars??

 

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Maybe not!!!! Hope this doesn't cost any more than 75p a day to rent

 

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Echoing the matching Space Cruiser collection earlier

 

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Later model Urvan

 

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These starting to get a bit thin on the ground

 

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This won't be here much longer - housing due to be built in this area soon

 

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One of many Dub things on the island - this one with four exhaust pipes suggesting it's no longer fitted with whatever piss poor engine it would have had when new

 

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Finally; If Autoshite made houses. Mad. Definitely inspired me to self-build my own place with an enormous garage on the first level

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