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


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Metro ARX!! Not a common sight even when new. 
 

Also, liking that low spec Volvo 340 and the blue Beetle that looks like it had been plucked out of 1986. 

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August 1st and it's a Walton Bridge Breakfast Club. Six randomish picks from a surprisingly not oversubscribed event.

Si with that fishmouth that works surprisingly well.

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Everyone* loves a white Chaser.

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A cafe racer Goldwing requiring clip-ons for the look if not the rideability.

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I wonder why this wasn't a common paintjob back in the day; the Capri scalloping and fins are so similar to the Mk1 'tina.

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GT Turbo that escaped the grubby fingers of Barry.

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Blimey. I've seen a few Coupes but wasn't even aware of the Kombi.

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

A couple of weeks later, it's a Camberley Car Show.

Ireland plated P5B

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GT Turbo that got Barried (I still quite liek it tho; it's a bit of motoring history, yeah?)

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Edd China's orange.

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This '82 Buick Riviera was getting no attention as I walked past it. A show highlight for me.

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I saw this on the road in a Hampshire village about 15 years ago; very pleased to point a camera at it after so long. The only Friary Anglia in the UK I'm told.

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It's a car boot sale on all weekends.

I dunno what Charles Darwin would make of this, seeing as he croaked it shortly after the Land Rover internal combustion engine was invented

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Bet he'd rock this tho.

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I'm rocking these Freelanders with the uncluttered front end.

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Koreans have their thing going on too.

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Meanwhile, at the other end of the thing.

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Shame the sun went in. GOLDEN Focus.

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The sun came out to emphasise the ageing.

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Previously seen in the Mismatched Panel thread.

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I rarely spot one of these oddities. sad face.

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Volvo estates. Like cockroaches and the goodness in all human hearts, they will survive the impending apocalypse.

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Covid has fucked up my relationship with Brooklands Museum but while I was passing one day

Daimler Double Six

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Plate suggests JDM import. Blue rope is not factory fitted for Japan nor anywhere else.

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Peak Japanese 'shite? Probably not but they are quite common around my areas.

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Early Mk2.

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Ghia employed as a garage hack. Life expectancy? Hmm.

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Quite interested in seeing these "YANK TANKS".

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Increasingly regular fantasies are occurring about owning one.

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Ooh, an Espace.

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Continuing with the Française-ness; a re-spot from an alternative viewpoint and location.

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Youngsters will always make their cars look silly. Fair play to them. In my day, we did this sort of thing to Cortinas and Escorts.

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Happy Scrap is Happy

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Looking a bit unhappy scrap

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Looking quite happy and definitely not scrap.

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Oooh, nice.

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  • davocano changed the title to Four* Years in the Life of a Car Spotter: August 2021 Pts. 6 & 7

All those TV channels that hardly anyone watches, the ones with frequent ads promoting donkey rescue? They ought to start broadcasting a van equivalent.

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Always a pleasure to spot an old Landie outside of its natural environ.

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Mitsubishi Challenger which I believe was an Australian market model (minus the jack-up kit obvs).

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Now, I've spotted TWO Land Cruiser Prados.

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Predictably, going the same way as the Mk3 Cavalier; not as common as they used to be. I hardly ever see them TBQH

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ONE CAREFUL VICAR OWNER (I'd like to imagine)

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Looks a bit bASe.

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Looks a bit fade

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Primera with a boot.

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Three prime cuts from the August spotting loaf: the 205 hiding behind that Primera up there ^

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Got a bit lost in a town, caught a glimpse of an old flank up a side road that I didn't turn in to. Glad I doubled back to confirm my observation.

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Ooof. SOTY material.

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The seppo who designed this lump of fiberglass must be in love with England: he named it the Tiffin Allegro

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Talbot Express camper designed by a Corrie fan (it's a Holdsworth Topic)

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Don't see many G-Wagens of 1986 vintage nowadays.

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Oooh, a poggy 1.0 Fox

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Deutsche-plated Jetta

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Still not often I see a saloon from this era. Thinking about it, mid-80s estates are also scarce now.

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Finally, a handful of spots from the proper wild.

Looong LDV

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Those windows. A specific requirement for Monarch Airlines perhaps.

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Immaculate and early E46.

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Jubilee Edition.

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Cadillac not living the American Dream. Possibly the American Reality should you choose to go down a youtube rabbit hole.

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Never seen one outside of a show environ.

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HML suggests there's loads of 807s over here; this is the first one I've noticed and it's not even British (I could get a spot on GB News with this scoop)

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We all anthropomorphisise (sp?) vehicles whether we like it or not; monobrow Transit with a stupid hat and bus wheeltrims.

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This sort of rural-looking machinery is an unusual sight within the M25 perimeter.

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More of this sort of rural machinery; a Great Wall Steed that totally took a wrong turn off the M42 or some other Godforsaken backroad.

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Ooh, a Dodge Durango. That name sounds a bit Tarantino-esque to me.

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