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That Autobianchi is an inspired spot. Never in a millions years, despite the interesting cars that seem to live in the sussex area, would have I expected such an usual and rare car to be lurking there.

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Once there was an Autobianchi on French eBay that looked like a slightly oversize Fiat 128 4-door saloon with square headlights, never seen one before or since, it was only about 300 euros too. Wish I'd bought it.

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It`s been a while since i`ve posted anything here but that`s not to say i`m never without my camera.Here`s a few more recent spots.

The Fiat 131 and Ritmo/Strada were all at the same address in Lancing,West Sussex, not that far from you Reggie.

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Fiat 500

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VW Passat

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Renault 11

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Skoda caught on the move

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A rather nice Herald 12/50

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Just checking the DVLA site the 131 was last on the road in 2001 and the C reg Strada/Ritmo 1994 would you believe! It`s probably a spares car for the E reg one.

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Not much to report on the spotting front,just these two.

Morris Ital 1.3 in that lovely brown colour.

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Bedford CA It`s a 1969 model despite the N reg

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What about the blue X 1/9?Wow, another rhd Ritmo - I'm not alone! :D

I thought they were called Stradas here, throughout production. :? Is yours and that Abarth an import from a country that drives on the proper side where it was marketed as a Ritmo?

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What about the blue X 1/9?Wow, another rhd Ritmo - I'm not alone! :D

I thought they were called Stradas here, throughout production. :? Is yours and that Abarth an import from a country that drives on the proper side where it was marketed as a Ritmo?
Sold as the Ritmo in Ireland (I think...) which is a RHD market (I know...) :wink:

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The Strada was originally badged Ritmo for the UK market - the launch brochure has Ritmo badged cars, but I guess by the time they imported them in numbers they'd renamed it Strada. I wonder why?

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The urban legend is that 'Ritmo' was the name of a brand of sanitary towel in the UK at the time, hence they used 'Strada'. Not sure how true that was... :lol:

I thought that was in the US, and be it that we always do what the Yanks do, they lumped us in with them? If not then why Strada also in America?

 

Speaking of which this is how to make the 'acquired taste for some people' MkI Strada into an 'acquired taste for everyone'......sell it to the yanks!

 

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Excellent!! can someone please enlighten me as to how and why the term "landcrab" arose? The split-screen Minor amazes me, I wouldn't have believed there were any unrestored oneds left!

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Lovely 1800! Just a smigin too late to qualify for historic road tax though :-(Date of Liability 01 02 2000Vehicle Status Unlicensed

See that's the problem with looking up the regs online, if we hadn't got photographic proof otherwise, you'd fear the worst from reading the above!

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