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

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Just been out for a nice long spotting trip, as I've been neglecting my thread and there's so much GR8 stuff around that needs photographing!

 

Lets start in Shoebury, with this rare Mitsubishi Lancer. This is driven by a young (and fit) girl, surprisingly.

 

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Been after this one for ages, daily transport for some heroic old giffer I imagine.

 

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Shitey split-screen Moggy for Scooters - come back old chap. This is another daily.

 

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Old Vespa for Cavette

 

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Is it D701SWL?

 

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Then onto Southend

 

My dad nearly bought this Triumph 2000 a few years ago, since then it's been through two owners and has been mildly customised. Still very tidy though.

 

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MG Montego is a complete waste :(

 

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Already been spotted by Shep Shepherd, but I thought it was worth getting a couple more pics before it disappears forever.

 

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Sadly this bloke was out in his daily-driver Wolseley 18/85 (pre-war) and the Jag Sovereign down the side of the house wasn't really visible.

 

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Then to Westcliff, and another one I've been after for ages! 8)

 

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This is owned by a young lad who always seems to be outside tinkering with it. A bit 'scene' maybe, but it is super hot and immaculate, kudos to him as it lives outside all year round.

 

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Leigh now

 

This never seems to move.

 

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Chrysler PT Cruiser w/hubcaps....just...because.

 

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I rang the doorbell of the house this was outside and some old dear answered it. She told me the cars all belonged to her son, who used her house as a dumping ground. Most were given to him apparently.

 

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Heading into Rochford now

 

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Here's another shite house I've been after for ages, sadly there were lots of neighbours around so I had to be very quick with my shots, there's another Whizzkid in there, a MK2 Jag behind the Sherpa and several more Minis and Midgets. The Sherpa looked really smart when it first appeared there, about 2002ish.

 

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Into Hockley now, and yet another shite house.

 

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But hang on, what's that?

 

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Is that a WARTBURG? :shock:

 

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This Mini has been here since the dawn of time. He has a couple of other examples of chod under mildew-coated covers on the driveway.

 

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FD VX 4/90?

 

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Pao daily driver.

 

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And back to Rochford....

 

Tax exempt? OH RLY?

 

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GR8 4 COUNCIL ESTATE ELVIS, this belongs to the chap I bought my Cambridge from. It's full of wob.

 

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These two both belong to the same bloke, the estate is HUGE! The vinyl roof on it is very lumpy all over, like there's rust bubbling up all over the place underneath.

 

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That's all folks!

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All in one morning?! Your area is clearly absolutely amazing for shite, I could only dream of stuff like that all in the space of a few hours. Impossible to pick a favourite, but the abandoned MKIV Cortina and Montego are great finds, I bet the latter was a real weapon. Once.

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Excellent spotting there AD! Some quality shite you've got there around Essex, I kinda wished I spent a bit more time there when I picked up the 820e. I did spot a few things going through North East London but I just didnt have the time to stop and snap.

 

I recognise the old Mercedes in Southend, was having a look through that road on Google Earth and spotted it, there used a be some old caravan where the Merc is now sitting.

 

The MG Montego, have got the full reg? Wouldnt mind finding out when it was last in use or on SORN, a real shame seeing that, its also got the 'Austin-Rover exclusive bodystyling kit'. Needs to be saved, but if its been there for a particularly long time, I doubt the underside will look too pretty, though parts can be had I guess.

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Thanks guys! Brammy, I work as a delivery driver, so am always spotting cars which I think "must go back with the camera". This was what I was doing this morning. Unfortunately I couldn't remember the location of some shite and didn't make it to some locations, also a couple of cars I really wanted to get (Allegro estate and Saab 96) weren't at home. Still plenty around for the next update though!

 

The MG Montego, have got the full reg? Wouldnt mind finding out when it was last in use or on SORN, a real shame seeing that, its also got the 'Austin-Rover exclusive bodystyling kit'. Needs to be saved, but if its been there for a particularly long time, I doubt the underside will look too pretty, though parts can be had I guess.

 

Here you go Lordship!

 

The enquiry is complete

 

The vehicle details for G596 WMK are:

 

Date of Liability 01 05 2012

Date of First Registration 17 01 1990

Year of Manufacture 1990

Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1994CC

CO2 Emissions Not Available

Fuel Type Petrol

Export Marker Not Applicable

Vehicle Status SORN Not Due

Vehicle Colour RED

 

Unfortunately it's difficult to say which house it belongs to. It actually looked amazingly solid from what I could see of it, but the way the paint had worn off suggested it had been sitting there for a long, long time. Here it is on Google Earth, which was taken in summer 2009:

 

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Update!

 

This morning I took my Austin Cambridge up to Walton-on-the-Naze for the Cambridge/Oxford club 'Drive it Day' rally. While I was there I met up with BMC Dan, and did a bit of shite spotting around the local area! Here's the Cambridges, Oxfords and Westminsters to start with.

 

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Westminster from Holland.

 

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Then onto the shite spotting! Apologies if you've seen some of these before.

 

These were in a scrapyard at Walton-on-the-Naze.

 

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Early Nova 'Swing' in delightfully well used condition.

 

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Architectural shite:

 

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This A35, in slightly better condition, was for sale in Clacton (Jaywick)

 

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The respray was so fresh you could smell the cellulose standing next to the car!

 

These were also in Jaywick

 

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This A40 Cambridge was on a driveway in Holland-on-Sea:

 

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Dan got caught snapping this Volvo with a 'Pollendines of Frinton' numberplate by a curtain-twitching old biddy in the bungalow. We made a hasty retreat! Bonus Sunny content.

 

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Monza

 

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No comment.

 

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This A40 Farina was in the carport of a really shitty looking, possibly empty flat, in Holland.

 

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And we spotted this collection of Sierras and shitey DS on a main road near Clacton. I did wonder if the blue Sierra at the back was a 'grey grille' version, alas not.

 

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Long overdue update!

 

Remember the Renault 10 from about 18 months ago?

 

Well it looks like it's been sold as it's appeared on a driveway much closer to me. It's been T-cut and polished and actually looks quite nice. The new owner has what appears to be a mid-1930's Standard 10 to keep it company.

 

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Renault 10 and Standard 10 by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Now to todays spots.

 

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1987 Ford Orion GL - E913GGX by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1989 Rover Metro Clubman by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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Rover Metro Clubman by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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Runwell Garages dealer plates by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

This thing was lovely, tatty but solid.

 

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1969 Triumph 2000 by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1969 Triumph 2000 by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1969 Triumph 2000 by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

I got caught by the owner of this as I went to take a picture, he says he wants to sell it as he needs the space. If anyone fancies it as a project PM me and I'll pass on his details.

 

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1974 Saab 99 - RJN 620M by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1986 Citroen 2CV Dolly - D672 WOO by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Shit picture, but there's actually five Minis here!

 

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Minis by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

This was absolutely fucked. The rear numberplate was missing (I checked) so I had to type 23 different letter combinations into Cartell before I found the correct one (YLD 378S). Last on the road 2000, according to the tax disc in the windscreen.

 

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1978 Ford Cortina MK4 - YLD 378S by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

I was surprised to find this BX had a valid tax disc as it's filthy dirty and I've never seen it move. Love the wheeltrims.

 

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1989 Citroen BX by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1989 Citroen BX by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

The first MG6 I've seen on the road! I found this completely by accident while looking for something else. Seems strange to see a factory demonstrator so far from Longbridge.

 

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2011 MG6 by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

I wouldn't normally take a picture of a VW, but this one was seriously rotten.

 

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1973 VW by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Tidy looking A30 hiding behind two Jags.

 

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1955 Austin A30 - HTK 412 by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Gaffer tape (Check), Dents (Check), Rust (Check) Cuddly toys (Check) knackered springs (Check), council number plates (Check) Cheap bootrack (Check)

 

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1983 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1983 Ford Granada 2.8 Ghia by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Westcliff is always prime shite hunting territory.

 

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1981 Bedford CF by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1991 Peugeot 305 by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

I've been after this 'shed-on-wheels' Maestro for yonks, it's proved seriously elusive. I eventually tracked it down this morning!

 

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Rover Maestro Clubman D - L189HVP by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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Rover Maestro Clubman D - L189HVP by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

CPTC!

 

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Mystery car! by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

This old campervan has been parked in the driveway of an overgrown bungalow in Southend for 25+ years, becoming visible in the winter and disappearing in the summer. The numberplate was hidden behind the wooden slats of the gate and I was ever worried about getting collared by neighbours. The plate appeared to by BUH 436M, but DVLA have no trace, so either it's been off the road 30 years plus (likely) or I got it wrong (even more likely).

 

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Unidentified campervan by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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Unidentified campervan by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

I reckon these two both belong to the same person. The red one occasionally moves, but I have NEVER seen the other move...

 

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1970 Ford Transit beavertail by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1970 Ford Transit beavertail by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1970 Ford Transit dashboard by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Rust, moss, flat tyre, broken window boarded up years ago with a piece of old plywood...

 

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1970 Ford Transit recovery truck by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1970 Ford Transit recovery truck by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1970 Ford Transit recovery truck by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Obviously I've left the best until last... :D

 

About six months ago I spotted this without my camera. I decided to go back today and try and track it down.

 

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1983 Talbot Horizon LE by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1983 Talbot Horizon by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

This thing is absolutely spotless, it's mintier than a mint thing. I'd love to know if it's still on its original owner.

 

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Hey Bob, I keep meaning to take my camera with me whenever I visit the shite-haven that is Canvey but keep forgetting! Must try harder :oops:

 

Edit - blimey, is that a Polski-Fiat 125p? :shock: I'll try and get up there tomorrow!

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Quality spottage, very enjoyable. Theres some excellent old tat around there, I could spend the next year wandering around here and not see half of that.

 

Re the abandoned Transit - how do they get away with it being left on the road yet clearly dead / abandoned? Surely some council official / thieving pikey must have clocked it and wanted it moved off the road?

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Yep, theres a 125P, and a Lada, and summat else I can't remember...all there last time I was on t'island....about 6 months ago. Go past swimming pool on your right, keep going, it's on Centreal wall rd, past the school on your left, keep going straight, it's on the right. If you get to the one-way system, you've gone too far!!

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Thanks guys :D

 

Lord Sterling, one of the cars on my 'list' was a derelict MK1 800 saloon in Benfleet, unfortunately it looks like it's been scrapped in the last few months as it's no longer there. The MG Montego from a few months ago has gone as well, looks like it's also been scrapped as it's no longer showing up on the DVLA computer :(

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Thanks guys :D

 

Lord Sterling, one of the cars on my 'list' was a derelict MK1 800 saloon in Benfleet, unfortunately it looks like it's been scrapped in the last few months as it's no longer there. The MG Montego from a few months ago has gone as well, looks like it's also been scrapped as it's no longer showing up on the DVLA computer :(

 

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Did you get the reg of the mk1 800? Also, would it show up on Goole maps? At least then I can see what it looked like.

 

Thanks for the thought anyway :)

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Afraid not. I'm trying to find it on Google, although it's not where I thought it was. When I last saw it (about six months ago) it was covered in algae and I'd say it had been there at least five years, so I'd have expected it to show up on Google maps. There may still be hope!

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Amazing spots Dicky, I've just gone back thro' the last couple of pages, and a winch may be needed to get my jaw back up off the floor.

Give us a clue on the CPTC? I'm stumped!

 

Cheers CJ! Well it's not a very easy one I have to admit. The only reason I know what it is now is because in the last year the cover has become loose at the back, revealing the numberplate and badges when the wind catches it. I'll just say it's a big, German automatic barge, first registered on a 1971/72 K reg with a 2500cc engine. I've probably given it away now :lol:

 

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Mystery car! by angrydicky, on Flickr

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Well today I decided to try and find the notorious 'Canvey Shite House' that Outlaw118 tipped me off about!

 

This was my first view of the cars. The 'Polski-Fiat' I'd seen on Google turned out to be a very late FSO 125P, a car I have never seen in the wild before. This one has been sitting here since 1995.

 

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1987 FSO 125P - E919 CHJ by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1987 FSO 125P - E919 CHJ by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

These two were lurking in front. I had to walk right up to the FSO to get a shot of the numberplates, so I was quick in case the owner saw me. Having said that, all the curtains were drawn and the house looked empty to me. The Datsun was last taxed in 1987, the Lada last saw the road in 1990.

 

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1978 Datsun 120Y estate and 1982 Lada 1500 estate by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

Walking around to the side of the house now, here's some more shots of the FSO.

 

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1987 FSO 125P - E919 CHJ by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1987 FSO 125P - E919 CHJ by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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1987 FSO 125P - E919 CHJ by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

The front of the Datsun. I wonder what's in the garage?

 

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1978 Datsun 120Y estate - BTW 183T by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

And the fourth car turned out to be the hardest to snap, it was pretty overgrown. I stuck the camera over the fence and this is what was revealed.

 

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Skoda 1000 MB? by angrydicky, on Flickr

 

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Skoda 1000 MB? by angrydicky, on Flickr

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Good work Sir - not sure the house is empty - may be now, but wasn't when I was workin' in that 'hood.....

Get any more, or was that a special trip?! You nutter :lol:

 

Cheers Outlaw! :lol: I went to the Vange show, which was a bit naff, then went straight over to Canvey afterwards. I really do need to spend a day there spotting, as Canvey does seem to have one of the most impressive concentrations of crud in the area :)

 

Did you see the owner then? What was he/she like?

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Wow, this has got to be one of the GR10est spotted threads! Can't believe I've missed it before! Loving the shite house. It might just be some old giffer on his last legs living in there. Once the wife dies and teh oldness craziness sets in, old men have a habit of pulling the curtains, not washing and generally living in their detritus.

 

Now I've got to sit here and wait until lunchtime to see if your older pics are still up or if it's the work firewall blocking them.

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