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Yet Another Year In The Life of a Car Spotter: October 2019 + November Pt.1

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Always a pleasure to see a 4

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Attention to detail is important. This is an early "new" Beetle which came with the LHD fitted as standard.

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344cc of Italian joy

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Beige

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Hey, it's another Toyota xAce of some sort. This time it's a MasterAce Surf Super Touring.

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Another contender for Spot of the Year. A family trip was momentarily interrupted because how could I simply drive on by a Vauxhall Viscount? Funnily enough, from this point onward my missus has started calling out old cars she sees when we are out and about. Coincidence?

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OMG it's only a blummen' DACIA 1310! "How is this even possible?" was my second thought.

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Yeah, that's a Rickman Ranger there I somehow forgot to photograph. I got a bit distracted by what was parked adjacent to this Dacia...

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... why yes, it's another 1310. Officially now my joint winners of Spot Of The Year... FACT (or possibly, FACT*).

I managed to regain some composure in order to record a couple of Allegros. Completely ignored the several Spartan kit cars tho.

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Rounding up the final spots of August; an unmolested Beetle

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An early E38, imported in 2016

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My God but aren't these truly gorgeous.

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Haven't seen an XG30 since..... well, a long time. This one has about 20k on the clock. WANTS

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A local car that I finally had the chance to point and shoot at. Elderly owner not pictured.

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September 1st: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club. Oooh, it's like the one that @PhilA is currently restoring, only with less doors.

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Haven't seen a 100 saloon in a very long while.

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Acclaim..

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Premium Plus was a dealer special from what I can gather.

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Waftability.

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Crusader...

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A bit handbag but 2.8 pre-facelift desirability.

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What an unassuming beauty this is, what with it's 200ci motor and everything else about it.

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Brooklands American Day: I saw this, thought of @Junkman and then felt a bit wistful.

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Brooklands Capri Day: When your Rover V8 isn't enough, simply* pile a couple of superchargers on top of it.

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I did wonder WTF was going on here; turns out it's a sub-5000 miler. That's some evangelical stonechip protection going on tho.

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1.6 L...

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Meanwhile, outside in the visitor parking areas... the rear ends of two FWD hot Escorts.

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Another arse end. Very clean it was.

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Justy....

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A major highlight of the year for me; Taunus 20M RS.

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Historics auction: Previously seen in the Lazy Spotter's thread but needs to be seen again, such is it's goriousness.

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I believe a load of pissed-up Hooray Henries decided to recreate The Italian Job. Fair play to 'em.

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Lovely XJ with less than 12k on the clock.

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Corona coupe imported from SA.

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As a child in the early '70s, I was the proud owner of a Triang Gadabout pedal car which looked a bit like a mid-60s Ford Falcon IIRC. Had I been blessed with one of these, I may have grown up to become a pissed-up Hooray Henry.

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A bunch of in-the-wild spots to conclude the month of September.

Bertone X1/9

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Sub-30,000 miler Alto

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Move. Great name for a car 'cos that's what they are designed to do.

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Ooof.

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Another local car that has been very evasive for some years.

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Lomax 223 with Guzzi power.

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Getting very thin on the ground nowadays.

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Well this is just lovely.

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On 10/11/2019 at 7:13 PM, davocano said:

 

Acclaim..

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That car's reg looks vaguely familiar, I wonder if I have seen it in the past? :?  I had to check my flickr photos but haven't snapped any Acclaims in this colour. DPW is a Norfolk reg.

A former neighbour once had one in the late 80s or early 90s like this but that reg started 'A999...'

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Time to update for the fairly lean month that was October, will only get leaner with the shortening daylights.

This lovely '59 Parisienne with RHD and inline-six has been in the UK from new.

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Another lifelong UK-based six.

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Looks alright, dunnit.

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Getting very rare nowadays. Were they ever that common?

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Twenty valves motor.

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A few weeks ago, I saw a patina'd and pineappled Beetle with a "GL" plate and was most concerned that it might be this (re-spotted) very original looking one. Well, here's the proof that it thankfully wasn't.

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Not the sort of thing that's often parked on the streets.

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Polo with a big boot.

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All your Ka vans are were belong to BT

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Oooh, a 3-door ZX. This one is Furio spec

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Another re-spot but this time with proper in-the-wild circs. Possibly unique in that it's brown, manual boxed and 2.8 litred.

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Very rare in the UK wearing plates of any nationality; Chrysler 200 Lancia Flavia Cabriolet

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There's still loads of these around, yeah? Not in my areas they aren't.

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It's got a petrol engine. RARES

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Making the most of the AS roll I'm currently enjoying, here's the first installment for November.

Not just any Mk3 Cortina 2-door; a (period) Super Speed conversion in the same vein as the Savage. This one has 3100cc. Also, a Spot of the Year contender as I think this is one of only two survivors.

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It has some decaying Land Rovers for company. Cool.

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