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Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: June 2021


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Unlicensed since January 2002, I wonder what caused it's early retirement and subsequent not taken away by scrapman. I sense human tragedy.

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Anonymous Korean appliance. WANT

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A very welcome change from the ubiquitous Citroën H.

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'64 'bird wearing an Arizona Historic Vehicle plate. Apparently, these plates are made from Arizonian copper. Genuinely fascinating. To me, anyways.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: April 2021
On 4/3/2021 at 7:51 PM, davocano said:

Unlicensed since January 2002, I wonder what caused it's early retirement and subsequent not taken away by scrapman. I sense human tragedy.

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Or possibly it's owned by a 'shiter who just has loads of other cars dumped  stored in several other places?

At the end of the day, no matter how much shite you collect, you can only physically drive one at a time....

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A couple of futureshite Cygnets in my local AM dealership: one with Go-Faster stripes...

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... and one with No-Faster rimz

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Is that a Suzuki? Oh, it's not.

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Cube with Rider by Autech customisations.

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REGEL BRITANNIEN

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4 hours ago, davocano said:

An early T4, camperated

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An early X300, platerated

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Previously seen in the Great Plates thread.

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Booted Astra

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Floppy Moggy

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Oooh, very nice E39

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Beamed in from the 'noughties

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Tata Rover

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Love the plate on that W140, need one now

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Covid restrictions are  g r a d u a l l y  lifting and the car boot sales are open again. Let's see what the fields of May have to offer.

HML suggests there's a couple of thousand Terracans on the road; this is the first one I've ever seen. Presumably the rest are doing rural duties.

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If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team. Mind not to catch your fingers in that door grill tho.

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I place my finger over that panoramic rear window and imagine the BMW X6 if it had been designed by a tripping apprentice.

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Quite late for a Frontera and again, not that common within the M25 perimeter.

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Ooh, these still appear in public occasionally.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: May 2021 Pts.1 & 2

Quite fancy a big old Swedish barge. I'd go as far to say these things look fabulous to my eye.

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Still got a thing going on for any Saab to be honest.

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V6 Ghia X (a Mondeo spec that I have heard of)

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Yet another JDM that's new to me: Honda Elysion

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Very orange.

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Would like to have a go in a hydropneu.

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Yet another ubiquitous one.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: May 2021 Pts.1 - 3

"Iron Man Edition". I'm old therefore I don't like it 'cos I don't understand it (oh, Marvel Comics yeah? I remember them. Carry on then)

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600s are getting a bit thin on the ground these days.

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Who says that size isn't important? Who cares, they're probably size-ist or summat. Very disappointed to discover this didn't have a little seat, little pedals and little handlebars.

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Little Daihatsu, a little battered

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Little 'leccy

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Previously seen in the "Cat" thread. Cat had wandered off to do cat stuff at this point in time.

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Another one that's thinning out, must be loved judging from the plate.

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I imagine the inside of this thing reeks of booze, vomit, spunk and BV

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(That was a bit graphic wasn't it, soz. I do pity the fool who has to hose it out on a Sunday morning tho)

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: May 2021 Pts.1 - 4

Sometimes the snow comes down in May June
Sometimes the sun goes 'round the moon
Just when I thought our chance had passed
You go and save the best for last

Previously spotted in Brooklands car park; much more satisfying to find in the wild

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Oh yeah. 635 CSI

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Ever so slightly modded but I can forgive

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Proper front indicators that are ACTUALLY FUCKING VISIBLE on the road. '60s electrics notwithstanding.

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I was taking photos of modern mundanity when a Metro enthusiast drove past. Thankfully, he reversed down the road and parallel parked adjacently.

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Better make a start on the June spots 'cos there's a lot of them.

A trio of early examples from that there Japan. Except for the one that was built in the Czech Republic.

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A trio of examples from that there Europe.

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1.6D with less than 50k on the clock.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: June 2021 Pt.1

Not that many Clubvans around really.

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I'm old enough to remember the JPS Capri but the JPS Mini passed me by if it ever existed. I almost want to take up smoking again.

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Large 4WD

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Smol 4WD (another new JDM to me; Pajero Junior Lynx Limited Edition)

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RV from that there USA: it's a "National Sea Breeze 31 Limited"

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Definitely not MOD-approved barracks

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If I ever need a large estate, one of these will fit my bill.

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Oh, it's that ZX again.

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No spec on the databases, just "Diesel".

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It's an Astra. It's nearly no longer an everyday sight. Yes, that is a Mk2 Consul in't background. It appears on earlier pages of this thread.

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190Es are still around, not necessarily everyday

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This is a Phaeton. Are they speshul?

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I rarely see a Vectra B nowadays.

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Czech plates, RHD and a startling interior.

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Camaro F-1 is a hot thing. I think.

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I think this is hot.

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Yet more JDM-ness; Toyota Noah Hybrid

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Never seen nine HiLux Surfs in one viewfinder 'til now.

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That's about it from the car boot car parks, apart from a couple of speshul spots. Meanwhile; street machine, out on the streets.

It's just car enthusiasts, modifying their cars and enjoying themselves. Fair play to all of them I say.

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Back in my day, it was like this. I owned a V6 Mk1 Cortina in the mid-'80s and I am empathising with Ver Kids of Now

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: June 2021 Pts. 1 - 6
  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: June 2021 Pt. 7

Thirty years old now and just parked up on the street.

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Not an everyday spot in a Tesco car park.

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A couple of Rovers would be more expectable.

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Another Carina II in the same Tesco car park as PAM4H back up thereaways ^

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A nice bronze colour.

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Priceyplate on an Arctic II

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Been watching some Korean films and dramas on Netflix recently; the accents don't upset me because subtitles but the deference does.

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Pillarless aren't they.

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Always lovely to spot a saloon.

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Looks so much better without the faux animal deflector up front.

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