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Countrywide 14/11/08. Saabs, Golf, 'Tina, Minor, Rangey, XR2

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Nice to see that some of the Scottish vehicles caught on cam are known to others on here, ta for the feedback, makes it so much more interesting when there's something of a "history" to a spot.

 

Here's wot else I has been doing ai. We went to the half centenary b-day bash of some A35-based BMC roadster thing and Mk2_C ate lots of cake. DC has documented the less dull exhibits inside the museum recently so I thought I'd see if there was anything of note lurking.

 

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Triumfph stufph

 

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A more acceptable form of MG

 

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Perhaps a bit too classic, but what the heck

 

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Nice!

 

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They couldn't get away with B&H livery today

 

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A one-off apparently, is going to stay derelict until they can discover a bit more about it.

 

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An Italian interpretation of the Sprite/Midget?

 

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Dutch-reg CF had a very new looking body, over here it's the other way round, bin your old Bedford chassis and bosh the 1974 body onto some E-reg Freight Rover 400 ex-tipper.

 

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Much more like it!

 

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Frog Moke

 

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BM

 

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Mk3 Escy Ghia, now we're talking

 

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Only vehicle I could be bothered to photograph inside

 

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But outside this was parked up, I'd love to sand off all the paint and expose the various bits of fibreglass invariably holding that roof to the sides and the sides to the floor

 

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Star o' the show for me. Hell Ecktrick CF had only clocked up a few thou miles. GREAT 4 SAVING MUNNY ON FOSSIL FUELZ.

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But outside this was parked up, I'd love to sand off all the paint and expose the various bits of fibreglass invariably holding that roof to the sides and the sides to the floor.

What's the crack with these 'Cooper' vans?

 

Same as the one I spotted last week except for the signwriting font:

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Is this some kind of Mini scene thing?

 

Or is it just like the way Reliant Robin owners have a deep desire to spray their motors yellow and write 'Trotters Independent trading' on the side?

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What's the crack with these 'Cooper' vans?Is this some kind of Mini scene thing?Or is it just like the way Reliant Robin owners have a deep desire to spray their motors yellow and write 'Trotters Independent trading' on the side?

Pretty much so yes, some sort of perverse desire to turn an ordinary functional cramped van with 998cc donkey into a slightly warmed over van with faux 1275 Cooper donkey. Bit like Fords XRV van, only made up by mini owners, who in about 20 years will be returning their vans to stock, as is/ will be the next whim.

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Few more taken on a journey from Warwickshire to Tayside. Couldn't get the cam out in time for, among others: identical mustard Landcrab in Doncaster, ropey red mk2 XR2 replica in Askern, silver Lancia Prisma! D117OUG in Selby, dead-looking B-reg Datsun Laurel on the B6278.

 

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Bonus points for the location of this badge embedded into the footway :shock:

 

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Trabant

 

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Reliant

 

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Morris

 

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Triumph

 

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Humber (plate-raped)

 

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Ford

 

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Another Ford

 

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Austin

 

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Renault

 

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Volvo

 

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Yank 1

 

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Yank 2

 

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Random bits of old RWD vehicle challenge

 

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Excitement all a bit much for this bird

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What it is with some of this era of Renault Trafics having a flush Grille and others having a sticky-out one?

I always thought it was petrol/diesel, like the mk1 transits... Probably wrong though, I usually am...

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More from recent trips to Scotland, the first few pics were all taken in 2007 but never uploaded:

 

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Gotta be a rarity now

 

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Challenging cat piss tarp challenge :lol:

 

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CF2 campa

 

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F-reg Bedford Midi must be pretty uncommon these days

 

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Nice mk3 Escort convertible

 

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Primer grey Niva

 

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LHD, chrome bumpers, flat tyres

 

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Nice line-up of big shite

 

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More big shite

 

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Big Audi estate

 

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Big Audi saloon

 

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Late model Merc

 

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A-reg Beemer

 

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For the amusement of Mr S.L.

 

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Laurel

 

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D-reg Bluebird with period graffix/trimz

 

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Excellent Sunny Coop

 

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Espace Quadra!

 

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Knackered Golf

 

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Lovely Capri

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More from recent trips to Scotland, the first few pics were all taken in 2007 but never uploaded:

 

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Gotta be a rarity now

I do like those old Mercs but gotta say what's behind looks even more interesting! Wish you'd snapped the old C Series ERF & even older style Merc lorry too! They must be in a yard or part of a collection? (either that or Scotland has the oldest working lorries in the country! I miss old lorries on the road....)

 

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Challenging cat piss tarp challenge :lol:

 

Oooo.....err.....hmmm......nope it's no good, I'm gonna have to google it! :roll::wink:

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Star o' the show for me. Hell Ecktrick CF had only clocked up a few thou miles. GREAT 4 SAVING MUNNY ON FOSSIL FUELZ.

Cool! Besides the fact it's a special electric vehicle, it has the look of a pre MkII CF prototype judging by the half MkI half MkII look it has & the V reg would make it right there at the end of the CF MkIs as the MkII came in at W reg I believe. Love the 'styled by Avon' Lotus Sunbeam colour scheme too! 8)

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I think with the CF it's a half-arsed attempt to make it look a bit futuristic because as we all know electric vehicles are the future and we'll all be driving them in around 30 years time in 2008.....It is very cool though 8)

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Ah fond memories of CF's.. here's my old one - Posted Image

 

although mine didnt have the four pot ripped out and batteries installed, it had the four pot ripped out and a Holden straight six wedged in :twisted:

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More from recent trips to Scotland, the first few pics were all taken in 2007 but never uploaded:

 

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Gotta be a rarity now

 

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Nice mk3 Escort convertible

 

 

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A-reg Beemer

 

 

Love the old Merc - the ones with the stepped side windows are pretty uncommon indeed nice local reg too.

 

Escort is unusual in not have been Barried oot its nut by now too eh? Me likes!

 

I've been trying to snap the Beemer for months, it drives along Dalry Road at the same time every day as I'm walking to the train station, driven by a young bloke too not old giffer!

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Here you go Regie

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CPTC (with clue)

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Stereotype!

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The vehicle details for ULS 7T are:

Date of First Registration 10 05 1984

Year of Manufacture 1984

Cylinder Capacity (cc) 2127CC

Fuel Type Petrol

Vehicle Colour BLUE

 

More big old Ford junk

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Accord. Remarkably the owner has had both VSC332V and VSC334V as well for many years, both 4-door saloon examples.

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LWB Mini

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Looks like someone's filled up the SLD on this old Merc van

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One that nearly got away

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The Ailsa I enjoyed last month

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Not many Mk2 Fiestas in Scotland, didn't catch up with an xrtwo.com forum member who has one so here's a March 2004 shot of my "1.6 Ghia"

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which I still own and now looks like

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really oughta pull my finger out and get it built back up sometime soon.

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Here you go Regie

 

CPTC (with clue)

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Mk2 Tranny - I recognise the reg! This used to languish in a housing estate next to the railway line on the way into Edinburgh on the Glasgow Shuttle line. I wondered where it went. Where is it now?

 

Its former stablemate, E944 SOV, a MK2 Transit minibus, still lauguishes under CPTC, along with an old American van (another CPTC) and a modern Merc SPrinter. I am guessing he kept the E-reg one on account of it being an extremely late model Mk2?

 

Love the Ailsa - I remember these in their Edinburgh heyday in the 90's, augmented by some former Clydeside TSJ-S examples. I used to ride on 2 HSF-X examples in Glasgow when they were transferred there in their twillight years :D

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Is the E-reg Transit a darker blue twin-wheel example IainL? Seem to recall seeing one answering to that description knocking about when working in the city.Must photograph the 02-reg, Mk3 Transit minibus that E+M Horsburgh of Livingstonshire own and operate :)

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Is the E-reg Transit a darker blue twin-wheel example IainL? Seem to recall seeing one answering to that description knocking about when working in the city.Must photograph the 02-reg, Mk3 Transit minibus that E+M Horsburgh of Livingstonshire own and operate :)

Yep thats the one - although it has patches of primer in many places lol!I live within Horsburghs operating area - I'll need to look out for that 02-plater! Must have sat in the coachworks for ages before being registered or something

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Ah i know the man that has said brown high-spec cortina... not too far from me actually. He's got it on ebay just now.I'd buy it myself but im feeling the need for a change from mk4 tinas for a bit... Got two of the things already!

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I spent a week in the UK last month, unfortunately I left my camera in friggin Scotland so these are what I uploaded before that happened.

 

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Carlton at Weymouth Terry Ferminal

 

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Pov 505 estate seen from sodding Weymouth traffic jam

 

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B-reg Bedfraud big bastaad

 

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21 Savanna

 

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Hard to believe that early examples of this style Audi 100 are now over 25 years old.

 

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Frog-reg Panda. Any way of finding out the age online?

 

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Plaxton Paramount

 

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Wonder which nationalised industry this started life with?

 

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Starlet. These things are very mk3-Fiesta-ish from this angle, next generation started on G-prefix I think?

 

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Highlight of the trip for me.

 

The vehicle details for PEC 6L are:

Date of Liability 01 10 2008

Date of First Registration 14 05 1982

Year of Manufacture 1982

Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1598CC

 

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Sunny on a generally unsunny day

 

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BL light commercial tat

 

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Not sure what this is, interesting cab arrangement.

 

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Fiesta 1.1

 

Wow at the Accord! Is it in use or just stashed away? Are you saying he still owns the saloons, or have they now gone?

Sparingly used these days; he has a selection of more modern Hondas for daily duties. The saloons are still in the same ownership; one a fairly decent red high-spec Hondamatic job, the other a basket case beige manual example of sparser trim level.

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Christ, that Audi and that Mk2 Cav are early ones. I'm amazed both have survived at all - the Cav as they have a reputation for eventually getting eaten by the tinworm (as everything does); the Audi 'cos it wasn't until '85 that they actually galvanised the bodies. Superb period colours too.

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