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Soarer that's gone a bit Sauron or summat. Not my cup of tea but someone's enjoying it.

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Again, make your vehicle whatever you want it to be.

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MOT history recommends a weldathon; if it hasn't been done, I hope it will be.

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Sacre vert!

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Ooooh those rims.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: September 2020 Pts.1 & 2
  • 3 weeks later...

A couple of spots that started life in Swedenshire; this XC70 Cross Country looks a bit bASe in white, apart from the decadent alloys of course.

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That's more like it.

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On the hoof grabshot of an A70 Supra.

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W202s are starting to thin out nowadays; this one is 2.4L

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Still a fair few of these around my way.

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Fairly early MGF

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Two 205s in one day? I was fairly* pleased.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: September 2020

In this interminably awful year, October seems like a good place to be 'cos we are that much nearer to 2021. A brand new calendar won't change the shit state of everything of course but I take my smol comforts wherever I can.

Big comforts can be found in this Alphard.

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Big* powers in this V5 Golf.

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Always a pleasure to see an old Volvo estate.

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A well ventilated container full of crap.

And a portaloo.

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Does anyone pay much attention to vans? I try to. These are quite hard to spot nowadays.

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It's very green and has a good old fashioned diesel smear.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: October 2020 Pt.1

It's all about the details. I spotted this and thought "interesting modern" and lo, it's a wheelchair access conversion.

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Not a delivery vehicle.

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Still fairly common but they'll likely disappear one day along with their late owners.

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A re-spot from 2017, still hanging in there with the help of wob.

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A re-spot from 2018. Oooh.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: October 2020 Pts.1 & 2

Never did like the styling of these but in this 2020, my opinion is changed to a positive.

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Nice to see a 200SX that isn't all DRIFTMONGYO. Also, purple.

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Still not sure about the rimz. Nice plate tho.

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Oooh, a scene. One owner and 27,000 miles. I could SWAN about in this, no bother.

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Some bASe Malaysian joy. Want level is sepuluh.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: October 2020 Pts.1 - 3
  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: October 2020 Pt.4
  • 1 month later...

It's now December so it must be time to review November's spots. Hashtag lazy spotter slash uploader.

I'm getting a bit of a thing on about later Saabs. Just look at that rear end; ATTRACTIVE

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Nice wheel covers.

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Toyota Vitz. I don't understand why someone would go to the trouble of importing a JDM Yaris and then bolt multifits to it.

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PURPLE

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Tail lights and ^ head lights similarities.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: November 2020 Pt.1
  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: November 2020 Pts.1 & 2

Not a common sight parked streetside.

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Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as PLANTLIFE

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Previously spotted in 2018, now with the grille re-fitted.

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Previously spotted in 2017, it's now had it's doors kicked in (matching driver's side not pictured but I WAS THERE, MAN)

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Another example of the average* Londoner's favourite old Merc.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: November 2020 Pts.1 - 3
  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: November 2020
  • 2 months later...

A long overdue update to wrap up the glorious* year that was 2020.

This sat for a while with For Sale signs asking for a frankly mental six bags. Reduced to four bags, car and signs disappeared soon after.

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Apart from the Transformers bollocks on the bonnet, nice.

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This was also nice. CD spec. Posh.

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V6. Nice.

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Oooh, very bASe-ish. Driver's side door was stoved in so I didn't think this would last very long; saw it again a couple of days ago and the door has been repaired. Owned by a winnah obvs. Those wheelcovers tho.

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  • davocano changed the title to Year Four in the Life of a Car Spotter: December 2020

Parked outside sheltered housing, I'm guessing the elderly owner mistook the go pedal for the stop pedal. Busted fence and tyre track visible.

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Stumbled across a yard with some abandoneds in it. Probably the least interesting car in it but Vectra Bs are quite the rarity 'round my way.

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Starlet with a cherished* plate and a Cuore under the cover there.

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Spareship for the undercover Cuore? Nah. Did lulz at the "BOTTOM" sticker and "A. HARRIS" plate tho

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Brake and suspension issues meant MOT fail in 2019. Standing under trees for nearly two years won't make the repair bill any less.

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Blimey.

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Thread epitaph deleted to spare everyone the TL:DR

Been a shit 12 months ain't it. I caught the Covids just before Christmas and still haven't properly gotten over it.

I think I'll just lob the odd spot into Lazy Spotter's thread from now on.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: 2017 to 2020
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What's the point in having a mind if you never change it?

I'm gonna re-rail this thread. Two early-ish examples of their kind, both in eye-catching retail silver.

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<<<<<<<THIS IS NOT AN ABANDONED VEHICLE<<<<<<< the windowscreen sticker sez. OK M8

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Type 2 that appears to be working for a living; light duties only tho. Not a pineapple in sight. REFRESHING but that plate font.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: January 2021

^ Lean month that. February has blessed me with full Covid recoveries and increasing levels of mobility.

Mk1 Clios are getting quite rare 'round my way; this is 1.2 RN Grande.

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Unusual choice for the "been through a hedge" makeover

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If this showed up in a roffle, I'd probably fall asleep TEMPTED

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Modern vans eh? MAN eh? Caught my eyes. Probably 'cos it's not white.

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HWM Aston Martin currently have TWO Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brakes in their showroom; my Lotto dream garage would have one of them and I would use it for nothing but carting crap to the tip. This is not one of the Shooting Brakes but it IS a Zagato. Not 'shite but my inner child loves this kind of ludicrous exotica.

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They also have this immaculate Caddy. I miss gingercators 'cos they are ACTUALLY FUCKING VISIBLE on the road.

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Ahem. In the same town but not HWM related.

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The car that inspired me to update this thread; filthy bASe misery

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: Jan-Feb 2021
  • 4 weeks later...

Three unspectacular spots to conclude the month of February; these Volvos fascinate me for some reason, in much the way that later Saab 9-3s do. Maybe I should emigrate to Sweden.

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Still loads of these around but nice to see nonetheless.

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The future, today. I'd like to think a Luddite was trying to syphon petrol out of it.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: Feb 2021
  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: March 2021

Starting to notice these now that they are disappearing.

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I'll always notice these even though they'll never disappear.

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LWB Transit camper that retains it's "van" profile; unusual, that.

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100% certain the same guy owns these artifacts.

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Check out that mid-90s signwriting. Mobile phone numbers didn't always start with 07

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99.9% certain the same guy owns the A35 and Bentley up there aways ^^^^^^^^

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March kind of ended with a sporty* Corsa

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316i (I've heard this running, might need a new camshaft)

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Some say that the future is electric...

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... while others say the future is hydrogen.

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Some BL types might have said "let's park this somewhere and someone might want it in the future". February 1973 to be precise; late registration madness.

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I've got a passing interest in construction vehicles, so I spent a few minutes watching the boom being retracted on this Liebherr. I was stood across the road with camera in hand, waiting for the photo op I craved and eventually got what I was after. The chap pictured here came over and enquired as to my reason for taking photos; I told him "I HEART CRANES LOL" or summat and he invited me over for a guided tour. Result. Got to play with the Bluetooth control handset and everything. All very interesting stuff.

These guys do telecom masts and sometimes they get hassle from "5G CAUSES COVID!!!!!11!" fuckwits, hence the interest in me and my Canon.

Yes, it was a tight fit getting through those posts. Six-wheel steering FTW

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No April showers yet so had a wander for a couple of hours. Found a (Westernised) kei car.

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One of them 'tings that@dollywobblerhad to move on. This one is off-roaderised TO THE MAX*

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Oooh, 'Blade. 16" front wheels are nothing to be scared of.

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Speaking of inches, here's 88 more.

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P38 looking very nice.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: March/April 2021

C124 looking very nice.

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Integra looking a bit Type R

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Concerto looking a bit poggy, peely and scrapey.

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Looks very good from the O/S; not so much on the N/S (not pictured but trust me)

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Oh, there was an ST220 estate. Never knew that.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: August 2021

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