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Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: Jan-Feb 2021


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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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