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A few more. It's the wrong time of year for this sort of thing really, I've hardly managed to photograph anything of note lately.

 

 

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1985 VW Golf cabriolet by barrogance, on Flickr

 

I found this early Mk2 R5 quite appealing actually, but annoyingly it was an automatic I think so essentially useless as a means of transport. Tidy, though, and only on its second owner

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1985 Renault R5 by barrogance, on Flickr

 

Still earning a living I think, in a shite-rich but slightly sketchy bit of London which probably deserves a return visit

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Ford Transit Mk2 by barrogance, on Flickr

 

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1989 Hyundai Pony 1.3 Sonnet by barrogance, on Flickr

 

This is owned by the owner of the previously spotted diesel Maestro I think

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1989 MG Maestro turbo by barrogance, on Flickr

 

Tidy Volvo seen whilst en route to the pub last night

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1977 Volvo 244DL by barrogance, on Flickr

 

I've known about this for ages but it's in a really awkward place to stop and photograph, so only got round to doing so today

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1982 Ford Fiesta 1.1L by barrogance, on Flickr

 

That's all for now. Very disappointing. I have found a rotting De Tomaso in a front garden near my office which I will snap asap, though, so stay tuned for that one

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I concur with you over the British cars thing.  My dad sold cars from home throughout the 70s and 80s and hated British (he had a particular aversion to Fords), so mainly traded European stuff especially Fiat, Lancia, Citroen and Renaults.  I remember he loved French and Italian cars, my mum had two Fiat 850 Coupes in the seventies.

 

My only memory of driving a Herald is that the thing all felt loose, just a collection of bits.  Something you certainly couldn't say about an Ami.

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Time for another small update. This shabby Granny was the only interesting car I saw in two days in Harrogate
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1991 Ford Granada by barrogance, on Flickr

 

A lesser-spotted three-door Tipo
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1994 Fiat Tip 1.4 ie by barrogance, on Flickr

 

I haven't seen a Bond Bug in the wild for about 18 years. This one is chained to a lamp post to prevent it being lifted. Yours for £4250

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1973 Bond Bug by barrogance, on Flickr

 

A garden of tat. One mega rare car in there, but it's virtually impossible to even see it
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Garden of Tat by barrogance, on Flickr

 

Well-known London duo

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Citroen BX GTi and Citroen SM by barrogance, on Flickr

 

Horrible photo of a horrible car. Can't even remember where this was

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1989 Volvo 340 by barrogance, on Flickr

 

A shabby Herald at Stondon

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1969 Triumph Herald 1200 by barrogance, on Flickr

 

A yellow whale in Brighton

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1962(?) Cadillac by barrogance, on Flickr

 

Very clean, very late small Triumph

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1980 Triumph Toledo by barrogance, on Flickr

 

A mossy Maestro in Horsham

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1991 MG Maestro by barrogance, on Flickr

 

These seem really hard to find. Looks a bit ropey but the owner seemed like a dedicated Griffin-licker judging by the other cars parked up nearby

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1984 Vauxhall Astra 1300S by barrogance, on Flickr

 

Just the one

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1978 Bristol 611 by barrogance, on Flickr

 

Variously decayed Rootes shite. Interesting wheels on the Imp

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Hillman Minx, Sunbeam Rapier and Hillman Hunter by barrogance, on Flickr

 

That's all for now 

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Great stuff Scott...

 

Surprised you had disappointing shite spotting in Harrogate. Although there is a lot of cash about there is usually a lot of shite about. Normally always interesting yank spec LHD stuff driving round too. Cos of Menwith Hill...

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Few more, starting with this mouldy 405 sitting in a friend's garden

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1995 Peugeot 405 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Slightly unloved Alpine just near Brighton station. I like these finny ones but the wheels need sacking off, obvs

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1962 Sunbeam Alpine by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

If you can cast your mind back to the Cavalier convertible in my old thread (the one that got stolen/recovered and ended up on ebay), I think this has replaced it

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1973 Reliant Scimitar GTE by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

In a moment of weakness I decided I was done with old cars, and went to the local Skoda dealer to get the gen on a little grey Fabia. This was in there, owned by the boss and proudly on display. Remember when Skoda weren't so proud of their heritage? It had a backwards gear shift pattern, just like a Pegaso Z102.

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1971 Skoda Octavia Combi by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

A few days in France had disappointing results. Versailles car park is usually good for tat though

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Renault Estafette by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

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Renault 21 Nevada by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

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Citroen CX GTi Turbo by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

At a supermarche with kiddy seats etc. Great stuff

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Mercedes 280SE by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

The owners of this wandered over just after I took this shot, and were completely unimpressed with the double-Citroen parking. Just got in their lovely car and drove off.

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Citroen DS23 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Back in Brighton, slightly crusty one-owner Saab

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1974 Saab 99L by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Grim 309 complete with aviation mascot in Firle

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1987 Peugeot 309 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

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1988 Ford Fiesta by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Nicer than any of the Minis on the London-Brighton run last week

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1975 Austin Mini Clubman by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Next batch are all from today, mostly taken through my filthy windscreen because I couldn't be bothered to get out the car. Sorry, some shocking photos here. 

I liked this mega basic looking Legacy

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1992 Subaru Legacy by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Hi-lux TR7

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1982 Triumph TR7 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

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Daimler Sovereign by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

There was a much more interesting American car nearby, but there were too many men milling about and I bottled taking a photo

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early 1970s Ford Mustang by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

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Ford Transit Mk1 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Incredibly grim means of transportation

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1996 Daewoo Nexia by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Ditto

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1985 Bedford CF2 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

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1991 Ford Sierra 1.8LX by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Brilliantly filthy AX. The owner came out just as I pulled up behind this so had to be a bit sneaky taking a pic

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1994 Citroen AX by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Forrin-registered Pisshat on tasteful* wheels

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VW Passat by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

There's a Metro in there somewhere

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1986 Austin Metro City X by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Shagged Panda in Worthing

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1993 Fiat Panda by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

This was mega. I love the look of these things but I've never seen a Fiat-badged version in the flesh before.

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1974-87 Fiat 242 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

The British variation just doesn't quite have the same effect, does it?

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1967 Commer PB by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

That's all for now

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I really like those Cit C35/Fiat 242s, as you say, it is normally the Citroen version that is prevalent. The Pick-up versions look really ungainly, thus are ace...

 

That Mk1 Transit, having a diesel front end, looks a lot like the one 'that was the only example left...' on that restoration programme the other night....

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sum moar spots. I went looking for a Princess but all I found was this TR7

 

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1980 Triumph TR7 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Is this the least desirable car of all time?
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1959 Vauxhall Victor by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Slightly scruffy late DS seemed to just be somebody's car. Nice that there are still a few of these being used as intended

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1974 Citroen DS by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Meh. Nice condition though. Central Brighton

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1966 Ford Mustang by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

 

Wait. No. THIS is the least desirable car of all time. In St Leonards, which explains it

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1969-based Dutton by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Late Scim

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1982 Reliant Scimitar SE6 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

I know, but birdshit and curly bumpers elevate this to greatness. Just how I remember them when I was a kid

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1967 MGB GT by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

The Panhard we didn't buy. Still not discovered who did, but they have a long road ahead of them, leading to disappointment

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1966 Panhard 24BT by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

I have never seen a BX at a car show before, but there were two of them here. Granted, it was a particularly shit car show, but still an odd sight

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1988 Citroen BX 14 Leader by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Sheffield, Alfa in the car park next to my hotel

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1970 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

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Ford Falcon Futura gasser by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Deeply desirable

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1988 Citroen CX by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

The best thing at the Fesitval of Greed

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Oltcit Axel by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

These look excellent all of a sudden

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1988 Citroen AX GT by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Minty fresh local BX. Great for Dick Shattock or Bernie Ecclestone

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1993 Citroen BX break by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Absolutely mega black bastard in Worthing

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1991 Citroen BX by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

A Fiat Panda in Chicester

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1990 Fiat Panda by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Can't resist a photo like this

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1990 Citroen 2cv Dolly by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Enthusiast-owned, astonishingly

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1993 Ford Sierra P100 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

And another shit Triumph. I wonder if I may have snapped this one before somewhere else? Has an 1850 engine.

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1972 Triumph Toledo by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

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I don't think I've ever seen a Bitter just being used before, but then I saw this one
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1985 Bitter SC by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

My friend was looking for a enw car so I convinced her to get an Allegro. It's got a quartic wheel and purple carpets and it's much nicer than my one

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1975 Austin Allegro 1300 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

This is a good Volvo

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1953 Volvo PV444 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Owned by the same person since 1987!

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1981 Austin Mini City by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Dead Audi is one street away from my tame mechanic, but I've never noticed it until now

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1982 Audi GT by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

Another good Volvo. Amazing this is from '93 innit, I thought it was a properly old one when I saw it

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1993 Volvo 240 Torslanda by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

This thing was absolutely mint, looks like a very expensive restoration to me. Later seen pootling about the locality with a very satisfied looking owner

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1967 Triumph 2000 by Scott Barrett, on Flickr

 

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