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EDIT: Early posts in this thread show the pictures as thumbnails (due to forum software update) but can be seen full size by clicking on them.

Partly to entertain you all, but mainly so I have a backup in case Flickr decides to do a Photobucket, I've decided to start a thread with my photos of cars out in the wild.

Anybody who follows me on Flickr will find this very boring, because everything here will also go on Flickr.

 

Anyway, let's start with this rather packed suburban driveway in North London:

 

1. 1961 Jensen 541S and 1956 Rover 90

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/41134439085/in/dateposted-public/

 

2. 1961 Jensen 541S and 1959 Commer Superpoise

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/42055807601/in/dateposted-public/

 

Humber Hawk and unknown black car also lurking at the back.

 

4777 PT

✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 July 2018

✓ MOT Expires: 17 July 2018

Vehicle make: JENSEN

Date of first registration: 17 April 1961

Year of manufacture: 1961

Cylinder capacity (cc): 3993 cc

Fuel type: PETROL

Vehicle status: Tax not due

Vehicle colour: BLUE

Number of owners: 3

Current owner since Sep 2015

Mileage at last MOT: 13,213

No MOT history prior to 2013.

 

AJN 340A

✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 October 1993

MOT Exempt

Vehicle make: ROVER

Date of first registration: June 1979

Year of manufacture: 1956

Cylinder capacity (cc): 2638 cc

Fuel type: PETROL

Vehicle status: Not taxed

Vehicle colour: BLACK

Number of owners unknown

 

504 UMH

✗ Untaxed - Tax due: 1 January 2017

MOT Exempt

Vehicle make: COMMER

Date of first registration: 4 March 1959

Year of manufacture: 1959

Cylinder capacity (cc): 2000 cc

Fuel type: PETROL

Vehicle status: Not taxed

Vehicle colour: MAROON

Number of owners: 4

Mileage at last MOT (2012): 38,065

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3. One owner 1988 Nissan Bluebird GS saloon

 

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Seen in Finchley, North London.  30 years and 178,000 miles with one owner.

 

E662 EWC
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 22 August 2018

Vehicle make: NISSAN
Date of first registration: 25 February 1988
Year of manufacture: 1988
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1796 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

 

Number of owners: 1
Mileage at last MOT: 178,023
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,854

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4. 1991 Honda Civic Shuttle GL auto

 

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Seen in Barnet, North London.

 

J29 MLA
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2018
✓ MOT Expires: 20 March 2019

Vehicle make: HONDA
Date of first registration: 28 November 1991
Year of manufacture: 1991
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1396 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: RED

 

Number of owners: 3
Current owner since Sep 2006
Mileage at last MOT: 119,393
Mileage since previous MOT: 2,957

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5. 1992 Honda Civic LSi saloon

 

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

K831 JGX
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 4 October 2018

Vehicle make: HONDA
Date of first registration: 28 August 1992
Year of manufacture: 1992
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1493 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: GREY

 

Number of owners: 4
Current owner since Feb 2016
Mileage at last MOT: 68,877
Mileage since previous MOT: 942

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6. 1977 Jaguar XJ 4.2 C auto

 

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Seen in South London.

RWO 407R
✓ Taxed- Tax due: 1 May 2019
✓ MOT Expires: 25 May 2018

Vehicle make: JAGUAR
Date of first registration: 1 February 1977
Year of manufacture: 1977
Cylinder capacity (cc): 4235 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: WHITE

 

Number of owners: 5+
Current owner since Mar 2011
Mileage at last MOT: 65,541
Mileage since previous MOT: 577

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7. 1967 Ford Country Sedan

 

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

HSA 231E

✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2018

✗ No MOT - Expired: 15 November 2017

Vehicle make: FORD

Date of first UK registration: December 2015

Year of manufacture: 1967

Cylinder capacity (cc): 6000 cc

Fuel type: PETROL

Export marker: No

Vehicle status: Tax not due

Vehicle colour: SILVER

Number of UK owners: 2

Mileage at last MOT: 19,912

 

(Edited to correct model name)

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8. 1955 Morris Oxford Series II saloon

 

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

Was listed for sale at £2,495 in April 2016.

 

LCO 879
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 April 2019
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make: MORRIS
Date of first registration: 1 October 1955
Year of manufacture: 1955
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1489 cc
CO₂Emissions: Not available
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: GREY

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since May 2016

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9. 1970 Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato

 

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Seen in Finchley, North London.

 

XCV 282J
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 June 2018

Vehicle make: LANCIA
Date of first registration: December 1970
Year of manufacture: 1970
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1298 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Taxed and due
Vehicle colour: RED

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since June 2014
Mileage at last MOT: 72,516
Mileage since previous MOT: 3,805

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I am quite concerned about the whole Flickr SmugMug thing. I keep getting trite emails about how gr8 things will be so in my mind it is plain to see that it's all going to go down the swanny at some point in the near future. I have the app and because it is set to Auto Uploadr, my whole life is on there (set to private obvs) so if some capitalist moron decided that he or she wanted to hold my photos to ransom, there is little I could do.

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I am quite concerned about the whole Flickr SmugMug thing. I keep getting trite emails about how gr8 things will be so in my mind it is plain to see that it's all going to go down the swanny at some point in the near future. I have the app and because it is set to Auto Uploadr, my whole life is on there (set to private obvs) so if some capitalist moron decided that he or she wanted to hold my photos to ransom, there is little I could do.

Yeah, I wonder where Flickr is heading, which is one reason that I started this thread. Whenever I put photos on autoshite I always upload them to the forum rather than just linking to my Flickr stream.

 

I have scans of hundreds of brochures on Flickr and it would be a right pain if I lost that facility. Although I do have the scans on my hard drive, the whole point is to make them available to others and it would take ages to upload them all somewhere else.

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10. 1982 Hyundai Pony GLS 4 door

 

When I first caught a glimpse of this down a side road, I thought it was a Marina Coupe, worth making a small detour for.  It was better than that!

 

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Seen in New Malden, South London.

 

WEW 334X
✓ SORN

✗ No MOT - Expired: 6 December 2014

Vehicle make: HYUNDAI
Date of first registration: 7 July 1982
Year of manufacture: 1982
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1439 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: RED
 

Number of owners unknown

Current owner since Jan 2011

Mileage at last MOT: 13,830

Mileage since previous MOT: 3

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amazing some of the stuff you see festering in London...

 

used to deliver there a lot, and got used to seeing old Jags, jensens, Porshes etc on a drive covered in a moth eaten tarp!!

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11. 1955 Austin A30 pickup

 

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Seen in North London.

FFB 618
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 February 2019
MOT Exempt

Vehicle make: AUSTIN
Date of first registration: 25 June 1955
Year of manufacture: 1955
Cylinder capacity (cc): 800 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: BLUE

 

Number of owners: 4
Mileage at last MOT (2012): 38,497
Mileage since previous MOT: 1,157

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Won't the Mayor of London insist on commandeering all this stuff to crush to tow the line with this ULEZ thing? Once he has done this though it will solve all pollution in London.

 

£12.50 a day if you want to drive it in the congestion charge zone.  This was way out in the suburbs, though.

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12. 1991 Jaguar XJ-S auto

 

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Seen in Horley, Surrey.

H131 LJA
✓ SORN
✓ MOT Expires: 22 April 2019

Vehicle make: JAGUAR
Date of first registration: 1 May 1991
Year of manufacture: 1991
Cylinder capacity (cc): 3590 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: BEIGE

 

Number of owners unknown
Current owner since May 2015
Mileage at last MOT: 69,511
Mileage since previous MOT: 977

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13. 1979 Volvo 244 DL auto saloon

 

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Seen in North London.

JOO 999V
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 October 2018
✓ MOT Expires: 15 August 2018

Vehicle make: VOLVO
Date of first registration: 4 August 1979
Year of manufacture: 1979
Cylinder capacity (cc): 2127 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: YELLOW

 

Number of owners: 3
Current owner since Sep 1997
Mileage at last MOT: 164,177
Mileage since previous MOT: 3,894

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That's a rich seam of chod right there. Remarkable that this forum isn't more Greater London-centric in terms of where the regular posters actually live.

 

Appreciate the spots, would be a disaster if Flickr went tits but isn't it owned by one of the larger companies (Yahoo ?)

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That's a rich seam of chod right there. Remarkable that this forum isn't more Greater London-centric in terms of where the regular posters actually live.

 

Appreciate the spots, would be a disaster if Flickr went tits but isn't it owned by one of the larger companies (Yahoo ?)

 

Thanks.  Flickr has recently been sold to Smug Mug, whoever they are!

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14. One owner 1985 Nissan Silvia ZX Turbo

See also number 170

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Seen in Golders Green, North London.

C25 TLK
✓ Taxed - Tax due: 1 September 2018
✓ MOT Expires: 9 April 2019

Vehicle make: NISSAN
Date of first registration: 9 September 1985
Year of manufacture: 1985
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1809 cc
Fuel type: PETROL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: Tax not due
Vehicle colour: RED

 

Number of owners: 1
Mileage at last MOT: 154,238
Mileage since previous MOT: 4,709

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15. 1996 Ford Mondeo LX TD

 

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Seen in Mitcham, South London.

N525 CBD
✓ SORN
✗ No MOT - Expired: 23 August 2008

Vehicle make: FORD
Date of first registration: 7 June 1996
Year of manufacture: 1996
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1753 cc
Fuel type: DIESEL
Export marker: No
Vehicle status: SORN in place
Vehicle colour: BLUE

 

Number of owners: 2
Current owner since June 2000
Mileage at last MOT: 95,048
Mileage since previous MOT: 4,271

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