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To be updated hourly as I stumble across Londons tat

not shite at all but at one time it was of course!

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I spot loads of minors, do you want to see them? Love 'em myself but even today I didn't bother photographing about 5, here's todays anyway!

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My spot of the day, nicely original down to the LW/MW radio

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Runner up for novelty value of course, a Hindustan Ambassador

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A soon to be extinct Rover

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W123

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Really not shite at all, utter sex!

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I love these Acclaims, they are such honest cars

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A sad yellow Honda

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A lonely, sorrowfull little Austin, untaxed and unloved, I want it!

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Original RHD Karmann with original 3 letter, 3 number reg

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Odd spit

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Untaxed bug in nice order despite shite chrome

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faded 4

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faded 9

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A really nice Freight Rover, I hadn't seen one in a while, certainly not this good, then within 5 minutes I saw another two, not as good of course...sods law

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Cute Citroen

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Rare 3 l VDP

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Happy Hyundai cheating death!

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Alpine

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And finally Grandad...

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G'night

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I really couldn't be arsed to take any photos today so passed loads of shite all noted for later snaps but I could not resist these two, I've NEVER seen a Panther other than a Kallister or Lima on the road, I do remember these at the 1974 Motor Show with my Dad when I was 9, can't remember the model but I was stunned! Sat in a rat run in SW London, untaxed, a little tatty but solid

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And then just around the corner Winnebago over egged the Renault Master Custard somewhat! It is taxed as a Winnebago but is a converted Renault

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My spot of the day, nicely original down to the LW/MW radio

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A sad yellow Honda

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Love that original Audi 80, can't believe I haven't seen one in the flesh, just pictures of them on here & a model of one I bought recently. I see the original 100's crop up more often for some reason.

 

That sad yellow Honda NSX..... is actually a very cool exclusive sports car, top of their range by some mile. They're around £65,000 to buy new I believe setting it in a price league much higher than other Japanese rivals! :shock: It's Jaguar XK / BMW 6 / Merc SL / Audi RS6 money! I'm sure it's worth it :?

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I've had the chance to drive those Hondas on a few occaisions, can't stand them but they are rare, all mouth and no trousers, give me a Jag anytime!The Audi is a cracker, two of my mates had them in the early 80's, both cars engines blew prematurely, strangely enough both on the M6, I'm guessing but maybe they had crap motors?

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Have to admit, I'd never really noticed how truly dreadful the front bumper on those X 19s is!! Makes the one on the MGB look quite elegant!! Those impact regulations must have made the stylists weep. I've not really been paying attention to such matters, but what happened to the laws that resulted in those black plastic horrors? Did they change, or have the manufacturors come up with more elegant methods of complying?

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I reckon they cunningly came up with a way of making the bumpers utterly disintegrate on the merest touch necessitating several hundred pounds in materials and labour every time you pop to Tescos, just a guess!

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I reckon they cunningly came up with a way of making the bumpers utterly disintegrate on the merest touch necessitating several hundred pounds in materials and labour every time you pop to Tescos, just a guess!

You don't drive a Ford Scorpio, by any chance? I don't think I've ever owned or even seen one of those without at least one bit of gaffer tape on a bumper.

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Noooooo! Everyone I know who's had 'em has had disasters with the cooling system! Look at any Mondeo and the chances are it'll need a bumper though, a write off in most cases! Old Maestros/Montegos/Rovers are the same, newer VW's/BMW's etc, stick t'shite!

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That Range Rover is STUNNING....The original, and best by miles....That one even has the silver bumpers & body coloured C-pillars....Beautiful! :shock:

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Look at any Mondeo and the chances are it'll need a bumper though, a write off in most cases! Old Maestros/Montegos/Rovers are the same, newer VW's/BMW's etc, stick t'shite!

Damn right, Ford has turned struggling aftermarket body parts suppliers into multi-millionaires with their decision to equip Mundaneos with egg-shell-thin bumpers. The spray-painting industry hasn't done quite as well though, judging by the number of people tooling around with primer-grey bumpers affixed to their mid-range Fords (me personally I'd rather have a red front and green rear bumper on my blue car for added shiteness)

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You sure know where to come across some stunning stuff out and about! Farina heaven! Goes to show Im not the only one running the risk of the odd dodgy banger racer.I really fancy a sunbeam like that alpine you've found - some mild custom work would make a super car. Any chance of getting a closer shot of that A55 van?

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I get very excited about old brit tin, I'll try and get a better shot of the A55 but I reckon it's proper proper f*cked! It was taken over a garden fence whilst two obviously young men were staring at me from an obviously nicked astra and smoking an obviously non legal fag, I didn't hang around. The Alpine would come up nice I reckon, only serious rust in the roof really, it'd be nice just cleaned up!

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Today I did find...

A tatty gold Merc!

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Surely that Merc can't really be from 1981 X reg? We were well into the 123 series by then!

 

Oh so it's not just round here then that every single car with a cracked, broken (with fibre glass or foam poking through the holes) or missing bumper happens to be a Mondeo! The regularity of seeing them is a daily occurrence!

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Here's a few days worth of London tat starting with...

My new ride!

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Languishing in a supermarket car park devoid of tax and surprisingly sound

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A hugely rare Ford Taunus in RHD

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Seen a few of these but no idea what it is

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Called for me din dins, more in a bit!

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False alarm...

abandoned 2002

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French R4 Clan

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Stag at bay

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looks dumped, roof pushed in but taxed to July!

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Again, looks dumped!

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Stately sharknose

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R5

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pair-o-whizzkids

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DS

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A rare Toyota Venture, big in South Africa!

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Lovely old BMC/Austin/Morris

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Espace

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323

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244DL

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Garden of shite, 323 Baur, Midget and a Diahatsu 55 trying to get out I think!

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Tercel!

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Cortina, once loved, still salvagable

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Early Metro, lovely colour!

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Cortinas and a Vitesse

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Visa

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a big red garden ornament

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Somerset

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My absolute pick of the week!

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Nice Volvo, that will outlive humanity. I am watching the local Volvo 340 estates and Mercedes Benz 180 estate Diesels of which there seem to be the greatest surviving number of,-out of any shite- I'm trying to work out which is the most 'die hard'Volvo is winning so far

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I bought my first 240 in November and now 6 down I consider myself a bit of an expert, total respect for them and simple, strong, uncomplicated cars, totally unglamourous but a good laugh. Mercs are fine cars but frail in comparison

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