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Dicky's Sarfend Shite (update 1/10/16)

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Here's a few of my spots in and around Southend, as usual there's plenty of stuff I've missed (being late, not being able to take pictures as the car surrounded by people, etc)

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FAIL shabby Triumph Vitesse, photograped on a drunken crawl home....
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BMC FG420 recovery truck, been there for years.
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Tidy Favorit estate
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Old Crapi, still on dealer numberplates, I followed this the other day and it is completely clapped, trailing blue smoke.
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These two belong to fellow students at my college.

A few shots from a local scrapyard.

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Check out the numberplates of these Micras!
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Fairly tidy MK2 Cavalier. 92k on the clock. This, the Micras and the MK2 Fiesta in the background were for sale. The Fester was 'Drive away, £325' but it was pretty scruffy.
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This Mini arrived while I was there. Mint condition. 47k miles. I hope it isn't scrappage :cry:
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And THAT Oxford again, parked next to my A35 while I was in the scrapyard. The yard is Kirbys Car Breakers, Rochford, Essex by the way. (01702 544829)

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I noticed the tax disc was missing. What a shame, as it was absolutely mint - no evidence of welding, the front wings and scuttle were perfect, and I am not exaggerating - the interior was like new :( Luckily anything old/interesting/valuable at that yard gets kept until it's stripped down to a shell, so at least other Mini owners will benefit.I did wonder if the Micras were scrappage victims as well as they looked very tidy, although they were in the seperate section of the yard for cars for sale. His and hers maybe?

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Sod the Golf, I want to know what that is next to the esser is it a Volvo Amazon or somesuch?

Also WTF is that next to the Celica in the second piccy?

 

Nice Oxford, nice to see it being used properly, would like one meself like.

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Yes, I can confirm that is a Volvo Amazon, in fact there is another one there next to it as well. Incredibly rusty.

 

Yes that is a Hillman Minx next to the Celica, although it is just a shell, and yes the curved roof is a SAAB 96 :)

 

There is also the remains of a MK1 Consul, a Princess Wedge, Humber Sceptre Estate, another Hillman Minx, Opel Manta, some kind of rotton Lancia, a couple of TR7's, Stag/Beetle/Spitfire/P6, there was a Talbot Horizon there for a long time along with some other stuff I have forgotton. Most of the older stuff has been in the yard for years, as they only crush the shells when they're picked clean.

 

Definately worth a visit for any shiters in the area. It is one of the few scrapyards that actually let you wander around and take bits off the cars.

 

Edit: Here's a link to a thread on the Volvo OC forum about the Amazons.

 

http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=43609

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Lots of choice chod spotted recently:

 

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Often old tat parked here, I've seen a turd-brown Skoda Rapid here before as well, but for now you'll have to do with this very original turd brown non-scene Mini.

 

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Volvoshite.

 

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Mercshite.

 

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LOVE this 8)

 

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Stanza!

 

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What a classy mode of transport :)

 

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Lovely Lada. Check out the gaffer tape repair to the bonnet edge! The wiring was all hanging down behind the ignition as well, looked like someone had tried to steal it :shock:

 

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WTF?

 

but...

 

what's that behind?

 

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Fiat Strada I believe?

 

Edit:

 

The enquiry is complete

 

The vehicle details for B830 XPU are:

 

Date of Liability 01 08 1992

Date of First Registration 29 08 1984

Year of Manufacture 1984

Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1498CC

CO2 Emissions Not Available

Fuel Type Petrol

Export Marker Not Applicable

Vehicle Status Unlicensed

Vehicle Colour RED

Vehicle Type Approval

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ooooh a Stanza and a Prelude! Top spotting.Also, i think that Passats plate is a fake placed on there for a gag, DVLA says its unrecognised, although someone else may be able to verify?

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I couldn't find that Passat plate neither on DVLA or askmid but on ebay selling listing it comes up as:Manufacturer: Hyundai Colour: Black Model: I20 COMFORT CRDI Engine Size (cc): 1396 Type: Standard Car Doors: 5 Model Year (YYYY): 20090000 Date of 1st Registration (DD/MM/YYYY): 20090901 So it's a bit of a strange one.

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That scrapyard has got a Talbot Alpine in, I wouldnt mind going down there and liberating the hatchback off it actually. I can see ity in one of the pics, amazing its stil there!

Under the TR7?

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Yep there is (or was) a Talbot Alpine which has been in that part of the yard for years. They never crush the older cars so the chances are it is still there. I'll have to pop down there and take some more pictures as I haven't been for ages.

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More old tat:

 

This was absolutely immaculate, not a speck of dirt or rust anywhere.

 

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And this (spotted today) was nearly as immaculate as the Saab, 30,000 miles on the clock, was a real OMG moment in the Asda carpark.

 

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This car has been discussed extensively on Pistonheads recently:

 

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It belongs to some old bloke who won't sell despite several Aston Martin enthusiasts and a specialist making him offers for it. Very rusty....

 

Some pictures from the now famous Kirby's car breakers.

 

Bootlid sadly rotton Mr_Bo11ox

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This was mint, 47k and 2 owners. For sale.

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I want the wheels off this! Trying not to think why the front wheel has so much 'camber'...

 

Liability for this on DVLA was 2004 but it looks like it has been there since 1878

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That Solara looks totally saveable, and the beetle shell must be worth something to someone, looks virtually rust free.... that mk1 Ford shell would be a good base for a hotrod too.

I agree. The Solara was definately savable I thought. It was a bit scruffy, but some cock had smashed the windows on the drivers side so it was open to the elements. No doubt it's had its Certificate of Destruction issued though :(J-J - the CX is a fairly recent addition to the yard - I haven't seen it before. Most of the more obscure cars in the yard are very complete.

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That Solara has indeed been deleted from DVLA records....Scrappage possibly? It wasn't the best example, but wasn't totally rotton either.Most of the older stuff in the yard such as the Humber Sceptre and Singer Gazelle have been in the yard for ages - 10 years or more.I think I might go back and rescue the handbook out of that Alpine :)

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