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OK, some more spots.. bit of a rubbish collection this time, but thought I'd stick em up anyway...

 

Went on a road trip last weekend to the Cortina Day show at Symonds Yat.. 1200 miles in one weekend in my mk4 'tina, and she performed faultlessly.

 

Didnt see nearly as much shite as I was hoping...

 

In Taunton, ASDA car park...

 

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Scabby posh - spec metro in same car park...

 

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Lovely condition travelling queer LXi.. these are pretty much extinct in Scotland now, but there seemed to still be a fair few around the Bristol/Somerset area.. I spotted no less than four in one day

 

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Old boy driving this special edition Cavalier Commander towards Bristol...

 

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Took pictures of lots of cars at the COrtina Day show, but this was the Shiteiest.. needless to say I loved it.

 

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Back in Scotland... Barried-up Capri in Dundee...

 

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Polish Saab in Perth...

 

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This little Anglia lives in a village called Scotlandwell in Fife.. It looks unused, but had a current tax disc

 

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Just as I turned round having taken the Anglia pic.. this beauty rolled by...

 

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Shite condition mk2 escort in Glenrothes...

 

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another mk2 Cavalier.. bonus points for the white wheeltrims

 

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Apologies for the poor quality of this pic.. it was taken on my phone camera at maximum zoom... these two have been perched up atop MacDonald Metals in Glenrothes for a good few years now.. there used to be a black moggy as well that I remember my primary five teacher driving when i was at school.. but it must have disintegrated.

 

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Finally, this is a bit of a shite goldmine.. a garage that the owners closed down ten or so years ago which has a minefield of rotting shite around the back.. sadly these were the only pics I got as the landowner came out and chased me!

There are a couple of moggy travellers, and HB viva, a hillman hunter and a mk1 transit also taking root there

 

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I really must pay more attention to the Classic Car press!! I'd have loved to have gone to the Cortina day, if I'd been aware such an event even existed!! Some nice looking other Fords in the background too, looks like a nice Consul Classic amongst them. I know they aren't in any way shite, but I for one would be interested in the rest of your pics, particularly if there's any particularly nice Mk 1s. :wink:

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Anti static strips! my dads mk3 'scrote had one of these and the plastic hands on the boot, very classy :lol:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Anti-Static-Strip ... 0116831681

Glad to see you followed my advice! I didn't realise I had so much influence! (I saw you were the winner of that auction for the plastic strips I muttered about!)

All it needs now are a couple of those strips of plastic that hang from the back of the car down to the ground like long thin mud flaps....think they were something to do with aiding travel sickness someone told me. Can't work out how but never mind!

If I told you I thought the car would look better painted bright pink, I hope you wouldn't oblige! :shock:

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Ask and ye shall recieve.. I have them all on my photobucket account already, as I'd stuck them up on one of the cortina forums.. I'd just give you the link but you'd need to register to view..

 

Rare J reg GXL

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LPG converted MK4

 

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This guy is a mk4/5 cortina fanatic.. this is his latest find, unusual on an A reg...

 

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Ha this been for sale, my wallet would have been out :lol:

 

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This belongs to cortina guru Steve Taylor.. he has a 2.9 with a turbo in it.

 

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This is for sale for 2 grand.. worth every penny, the thing is beyond mint.

 

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This one's done only 6k miles from new apparently...

 

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Sorry for the mk 3,4,5 bias! There were so many cars there I couldnt have got them all, and the later ones are my faves :)

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The ones with the silver trim round them are Mk4 grilles, although some people do stick them on mk5's. Doesn't signify anything really, all mk4's had them except the S which just has a black grille

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i had a white 1.6 mk5 lovely car to drive but a bloke up the road had one identicalto mine only 1 digit out on the number plate looked good when they where parked up together lol

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O M G!!! I'd have been in heaven!! Somehow never realised what good looking cars these were at the time!! I had an Autumn Gold 2000E Mk 3 estate for a couple of years, which I absolutely loved, but it was killed off by terminal inner-sill rot, and holes around the chassis mountings for the rear suspension trailing arms. All repairable, but cost several times what the car was worth at the time. Shame. Repalced it with an Oyster Gold Mk 4 2000E saloon, which somehow didn't have quite the same charisma. That was replaced by my 1st R 25, and never looked back since!! Scrolling down through those pics, I almost had a little accident when the Consul Capri appeared. What stunning cars they are!!

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Glad to see you followed my advice! I didn't realise I had so much influence! (I saw you were the winner of that auction for the plastic strips I muttered about!)

Ah well it was only a quid so why not! I had completely forgotten they existed till you mentioned them so I thought why not?Not fitted it to the car yet, but will do :lol:

O M G!!! I'd have been in heaven!! Somehow never realised what good looking cars these were at the time!! I had an Autumn Gold 2000E Mk 3 estate for a couple of years, which I absolutely loved, but it was killed off by terminal inner-sill rot, and holes around the chassis mountings for the rear suspension trailing arms. All repairable, but cost several times what the car was worth at the time. Shame. Repalced it with an Oyster Gold Mk 4 2000E saloon, which somehow didn't have quite the same charisma. That was replaced by my 1st R 25, and never looked back since!! Scrolling down through those pics, I almost had a little accident when the Consul Capri appeared. What stunning cars they are

The show was superb, happens every year, hopefully you can make the next one :D I had a consul capri for a while, albiet a fairly ropey one that had had its roof chopped off.. theres some pics of it on this thread:http://autoshite.commlm/forum/viewtopic.ph ... ght=#10255

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This little Anglia lives in a village called Scotlandwell in Fife.. It looks unused, but had a current tax disc

 

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That looks to be one of the last special edition Anglis's, they were based on the 123E 1200 super model and were offered in a choice of metallic gold or blue and were an 'end of line' special made on the run up to MK1 Escort launch, quite a rarity that :D

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Always thought the Consul Capri would look good as a convertable, and only ever seen 1 done properly. Had a friend in the mid seventies who got as far as cutting the roof off one, but never got any further. My brother has a very sound one (not a convertable!!), been dry-stored for over 20 years as a future project when the kids are grown up.

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Well here's my latest crop of shite. Was at knockhill today for the classic speedfest, and the car park was alive with shite, so most of the pics are from there, with a few others taken mainly in Edinburgh

 

Marina... two pics taken in entirely different places, some weeks apart!

 

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What the hell is this? it was VERY shite!

 

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ancient volvo in nice nick.. I know nothing else about what it is. 50s/60s?

 

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Nice daily used dolomite:

 

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THE worst paint job in the world. Sadly i dont think my camera phone has conveyed its full awfulness, but look closely and you'll get an idea. Looked like it had been brush painted with underseal

 

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nice mk2 granny

 

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My Kingdom for some T-Cut..

 

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Scirocco. Not often you see one as old as this

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TR7 in a fetching shade of hearing aid beige

 

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Again, no idea what this is

 

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MK1 cavalier... i liked this, im sure it was on ebay recently too, but the owner wanted strong money for it

 

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Rialto next to the cavalier. You have to love the household heating vents used on the bonnet

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This was only an M reg.. look at the state of it

 

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nice mk5 cortina GLS

 

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Chrysler Valiant. were these sold here or is this an import? never seen one before

 

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Two piles of shite in one pic :lol:

 

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Last one... mk1 transit motorhome

 

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What the hell is this? it was VERY shite!

 

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ancient volvo in nice nick.. I know nothing else about what it is. 50s/60s?

 

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First is a Wartburg I believe.

Second is a Volvo PV544. Deeply cool!

 

 

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Fiat 124 Spider.

Quite literally gets it's big italian wang and urinates all over the face of an MGB.

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Wartburg it is. We had them here in the late 70's, and called it a Wartburg Knight. They were pretty special as they were one of only two 3-cylinder cars available to us (Daihatsu Charade being the first). Almost always in bright orange, they smoked around for a few years until they all fell apart. Sounded like a clockwork toy.Until recently, they would be considered mainstream as a Mondeo in Hungary (if I have identified the reg properly)

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ancient volvo in nice nick.. I know nothing else about what it is. 50s/60s?

 

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Those PV544's are as far removed from every other Volvo as the 4CV is from every other Renault! :shock:

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A quick check of the DVLA site dates it as a 1960 build... strangely first registered in 2002The enquiry is complete The vehicle details for SSL 315 are: Date of Liability 01 02 2008 Date of First Registration 01 03 2002 Year of Manufacture 1960 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1600CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Vehicle Colour BLACK Vehicle Type Approval null Does that mean its an import?

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Having the "high" numberplate was quite common on Cav's & Chevette's bac in the day, usually teamed with a tow-bar. Ritmo, being indiginous to my part of the world do you not recall this? Or are you as I suspect too young?

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Of course! it should have the V A U X H A L L badge along the back. Didnt actually notice until you pointed it out though. When it was up on ebay last month i think he wanted about £1200 for it, which seemed a lot to me, but it is nice.

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Having the "high" numberplate was quite common on Cav's & Chevette's bac in the day, usually teamed with a tow-bar. Ritmo, being indiginous to my part of the world do you not recall this? Or are you as I suspect too young?

Why would it have to happen in Herts / Beds? Or is it more likely cos they would have rolled off the line at Luton? I'm 24 and I've seen my fair share of GM 1970s bread & butter cars! I don't recall seeing Cavs etc having the number plate raised....however I can recall seeing the odd one with the numberplate still underneath the bumper but shufted to the side a lá Alfa 156/147 but obviously at the rear! I can picture Avenger's with the number plate placed higher.....err what else?......I suppose anything where the numberplate usually sat beneath the bumper was susceptible! MkIII Cortina, Austin Allegro, MkI Carlton, Chevette, Viva HC, Austin Princess, Morris Marina (1st style), all the Pugs....205, 309 ,405......

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A quick check of the DVLA site dates it as a 1960 build... strangely first registered in 2002The enquiry is complete The vehicle details for SSL 315 are: Date of Liability 01 02 2008 Date of First Registration 01 03 2002 Year of Manufacture 1960 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1600CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Licence Not Due Vehicle Colour BLACK Vehicle Type Approval null Does that mean its an import?

It will be an import as far as I know PVs weren't ever sold here in RHD form.It also has one of the standard issue plates for pre 63 imports and cars that are plate raped (they are issued with plates from remote areas were there would have been little uptake of new cars at the time, so there are still a massive number of reg sequences to make use of) So they use numbers such as 'SL' 'SY' and 'FF' which at the time represented Clackmannanshire :? & Midlothian in Scotland and Merionethshire in Wales. So you'll get one of these Scottish or Welsh plates wherever you live between Lands End and John O'Groats.....**And talking of John O'Groats, 3 or 4 years ago my parents went on a driving holiday right round the coast of Scotland - East to West. They stopped at Dunnet Head which unlike John O'Groats is the most Northern Mainland point. All that is there is a Lighthouse and a public car park. It was about 9AM and the only other car in the car park apart from my Dad's Saab was an abandoned Volvo PV544. It was a left hooker and rotten as a pear, full of holes and stuffed full of junk. My Dad took a piccie of it for me (which I will try and find) as he knew it would interest me :lol: They came back about an hour later, after going for a walk, and my Dad's Saab was the only car there :!: The Volvo had gone :shock::D:shock::D** Ooops. Just realised Albert Pogweasel has mentioned this in another thread.

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